Visual Census – Age and sex, Canada

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Figure 2.1 Percentage of population by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2011

Figure

This vertical bar graph shows percentage of the population by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2011.

The Y axis shows percentage population.

The X axis shows, from left to right, the following age groups: 0 to 14 years, 15 to 64 years and 65 years and over.

Table 2.1 Percentage of population by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2011
Table Summary

This table shows the percentage of the population by three broad age groups. The column headings are: age groups, years and population (percentage). The rows are: 0 to 14 years, 15 to 64 years and 65 years and over, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 along with their corresponding values.

Age groups Years Population (percentage)
0 to 14 years 1996 20.5
2001 19.1
2006 17.7
2011 16.8
15 to 64 years 1996 67.3
2001 68.0
2006 68.6
2011 68.5
65 years and over 1996 12.2
2001 13.0
2006 13.7
2011 14.8

Figure 2.2 Population change by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2001, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011

Figure

This vertical bar graph shows population change by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2001, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011.

The Y axis shows percentage change.

The X axis shows, from left to right, the following age groups: 0 to 14 years, 15 to 64 years and 65 years and over.

Table 2.2 Population change by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2001, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011
Table Summary

This table shows the population change (in percentage) by three broad age groups. The column headings are: age groups, years and population change (percentage). The rows are: 0 to 14 years, 15 to 64 years and 65 years and over by the intercensal periods of 1996 to 2001, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011 along with their corresponding values.

Age groups Years Population change (percentage)
0 to 14 years 1996 to 2001 -3.0
2001 to 2006 -2.5
2006 to 2011 0.5
15 to 64 years 1996 to 2001 5.0
2001 to 2006 6.4
2006 to 2011 5.7
65 years and over 1996 to 2001 10.2
2001 to 2006 11.5
2006 to 2011 14.1

Figure 2.3 Population by single year of age and sex, Canada, 2011

Figure

This horizontal bar graph (age pyramid) shows population by age groups and sex, Canada, 2011.

The Y axis shows age from 0 to 100 years and over.

The X axis shows population count for males (bars left) and females (bars right).

Table 2.3 Population by single year of age and sex, Canada, 2011
Table Summary

This table shows the population by single years of age by both males and females. The column headings are: age (years), population count males, population count females. The rows are: single years of age along with their corresponding values.

Age (years) Population (counts)
Males Females
0 188,215 179,715
1 192,240 183,365
2 194,765 184,880
3 194,705 186,330
4 191,225 181,660
5 186,655 178,090
6 184,550 175,685
7 186,600 177,810
8 183,030 175,450
9 185,120 176,900
10 188,065 178,550
11 193,890 184,825
12 194,185 185,495
13 199,990 191,445
14 207,860 196,045
15 216,765 206,990
16 222,445 210,045
17 223,015 211,045
18 225,055 214,650
19 228,565 219,565
20 231,895 222,075
21 230,155 223,145
22 220,455 213,540
23 212,790 208,915
24 213,485 211,000
25 217,400 215,615
26 217,105 217,525
27 214,815 218,350
28 214,685 219,990
29 213,270 220,835
30 217,790 224,585
31 214,170 222,175
32 209,350 219,555
33 207,925 217,620
34 209,575 220,165
35 211,680 221,590
36 213,485 222,830
37 208,650 218,990
38 212,685 220,700
39 217,700 225,630
40 230,545 238,105
41 227,775 235,615
42 227,130 235,690
43 225,905 234,910
44 230,365 238,830
45 246,430 252,535
46 263,020 271,780
47 270,415 277,910
48 272,555 279,685
49 266,295 274,505
50 271,900 280,220
51 265,755 274,330
52 260,440 269,175
53 259,050 265,925
54 251,880 260,290
55 244,740 252,490
56 241,480 250,955
57 230,125 240,365
58 219,330 229,270
59 211,620 220,255
60 208,070 216,585
61 202,650 211,655
62 197,825 207,905
63 198,145 207,435
64 195,995 206,400
65 163,595 172,180
66 154,045 162,465
67 149,215 158,010
68 141,760 150,900
69 129,395 140,150
70 122,800 135,300
71 113,465 126,200
72 108,745 121,745
73 102,565 116,000
74 95,860 110,380
75 93,250 108,345
76 87,175 103,660
77 82,095 98,815
78 79,770 98,440
79 75,650 95,495
80 71,025 93,190
81 64,675 87,680
82 57,290 81,180
83 52,370 77,495
84 45,725 71,440
85 40,135 67,395
86 34,530 61,675
87 29,510 55,505
88 24,435 49,330
89 20,800 43,700
90 16,695 37,070
91 12,525 30,430
92 8,280 22,300
93 6,300 17,755
94 4,670 14,255
95 3,410 11,165
96 2,525 8,555
97 1,690 6,015
98 1,160 4,215
99 670 2,980
100 955 4,865

Figure 2.4 Number of children aged 14 and under and of persons aged 65 and over, Canada, 1921 to 2011

Figure

This line graph shows number of children aged 14 years and under and persons age 65 years and over, Canada, 1921 to 2011.

The Y axis shows population counts.

The X axis shows, from left to right, the years 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011.

Table 2.4 Number of children aged 14 and under and of persons aged 65 and over, Canada, 1921 to 2011
Table Summary

This table shows the number of children aged 14 years and under and the number of persons aged 65 years and over. The column headings are: census years, age groups 14 years and under and age groups 65 years and over. The rows are: census years from 1921 to 2011 along with their corresponding values.

Census years Age groups
14 years and under 65 years and over
1921 3,023,351 420,244
1931 3,281,776 576,076
1941 3,198,551 767,815
1951 4,250,717 1,086,273
1961 6,191,922 1,391,154
1971 6,380,900 1,744,405
1981 5,481,100 2,360,975
1991 5,692,555 3,169,970
2001 5,725,535 3,888,550
2011 5,607,345 4,945,060

Sources

Figure 2.1, Figure 2.2

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1996 to 2011.

Figure 2.3

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of population.

Figure 2.4

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1921 to 2011.

How to cite

Statistics Canada. 2012. Visual Census. 2011 Census. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/vc-rv/index.cfm?Lang=ENG&TOPIC_ID=2&GEOCODE=01 (accessed September 30, 2016).

Additional information

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