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2006 Census: Portrait of the Canadian Population in 2006, by Age and Sex: National portrait

The median age is up as well and now stands at 39.5 years

The median age, which divides the population into two groups of equal size, has been rising steadily since 1966, reaching 39.5 years in 2006. That is an increase of 1.9 from 2001, the third largest intercensal increase in the last 50 years, after the ones observed between 1996 and 2001 and between 1981 and 1986. The median age is expected to keep rising in the future and could exceed 44 years by 2031.

Figure 3 Median age in Canada, 1956 to 2006

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