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Topic-based tabulation: Age Groups (13) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1921 to 2006 Censuses - 100% Data
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|Catalogue number :||97-551-XCB2006005|
|Release date :||July 17, 2007|
|Topic :||Age and sex|
|Data dimensions :||
Data from the 2006 and 2001 censuses are available for Nunavut, the new territory that came into effect on April 1, 1999.
Standard data products released only at the Canada/province/territory geographic levels will not contain data for Nunavut for the census years prior to 2001. Standard data products released at the census metropolitan area (CMA) and census agglomeration (CA) geographic levels may contain data for Nunavut for the 2006 and/or previous censuses.
For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XIE or 92-566-XPE.
Note: Population universe
The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.
For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XIE or 92-566-XPE.
|Age groups (13)||Sex (3)|
|Total - Sex||Male||Female|
|Total - Age groupsFootnote 2||12,160,285||5,930,705||6,229,580|
|Under 5 years||670,770||343,475||327,290|
|5 to 9 years||721,590||369,675||351,920|
|10 to 14 years||818,440||420,705||397,740|
|15 to 24 years||1,630,370||827,630||802,740|
|25 to 34 years||1,535,645||742,550||793,100|
|35 to 44 years||1,916,400||937,345||979,055|
|45 to 54 years||1,861,370||909,730||951,640|
|55 to 64 years||1,356,510||662,070||694,440|
|65 to 74 years||868,190||410,145||458,045|
|75 to 84 years||589,180||246,820||342,355|
|85 years and over||191,810||60,555||131,260|
|Median ageFootnote 3||39.0||38.1||39.9|
- Footnote 1
Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
Data quality index showing, for the long census questionnaire (20% sample data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.
- Footnote 2
Includes institutional residents.
- Footnote 3
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'.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-551-XCB2006005.
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