Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Canada

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Canada – Age distributions 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Canada – Age distributions, 1996 to 2016

Canada – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2016 Census

Canada – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2016 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.6% 17.3% 15.9%
15 to 64 66.5% 67.1% 66.0%
65 and over 16.9% 15.6% 18.1%
  • In 2016, 5,839,570 children aged 0 to 14 and 5,935,635 persons aged 65 and over were enumerated in Canada, representing respectively 16.6% and 16.9% of the total population.
  • The working age population (15 to 64) represented 66.5% of the total population.

Figure 1.2 Percentage of population by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Percentage of population by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.3 Population change by broad age groups, Canada, 1996 to 2016

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Figure 1.4 Number of children aged 14 and under and of persons aged 65 and over, Canada, 1921 to 2016

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Figure 1.5 Population by five-year age groups and sex, Canada, 2016

Figure 1.5 description Long description for Figure 1.5 Population by five-year age groups and sex, Canada, 2016

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
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use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2016 Census.

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