2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Age Groups (13) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1921 to 2011 Censuses

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Catalogue number:98-311-XCB2011017
Release date:May 29, 2012
Topic:Age and sex
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Note: Population universe

The population universe (target population) of the 2011 Census includes the following groups: Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) who: 1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; 2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or 3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, plus family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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This table details age groups and sex for the population in CanadaFootnote 1
Age groups (13) Sex (3)
Total - Sex Male Female
Total - Age groups 33,476,690 16,414,225 17,062,460
0 to 4 years 1,877,095 961,150 915,945
5 to 9 years 1,809,895 925,965 883,935
10 to 14 years 1,920,355 983,990 936,360
15 to 24 years 4,365,585 2,224,625 2,140,965
25 to 34 years 4,332,490 2,136,090 2,196,400
35 to 44 years 4,498,805 2,205,915 2,292,890
45 to 54 years 5,334,100 2,627,740 2,706,355
55 to 64 years 4,393,300 2,149,990 2,243,315
65 to 74 years 2,674,775 1,281,445 1,393,330
75 to 84 years 1,624,770 709,025 915,740
85 years and over 645,510 208,300 437,210
Median ageFootnote 2 40.6 39.6 41.5


Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-311-XCB2011017.

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Map : Canada
Source: Statistics Canada, Geography Division, 2011 Census of Population.


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