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Number of children aged 14 and under and of people aged 65 and over, Canada, 1921 to 2011

Description

This figure shows the steady increase in the number of people aged 65 and over in Canada from 1921 to 2011, along with variations in the number of children aged 14 and under. It shows that the number of seniors is catching up with the number of children. In 1921, Canada enumerated 3,023,350 children aged 14 and under, in 1931, 3,281,775, in 1941, 3,198,550, in 1951, 4,250,715, in 1961, 6,191,920, in 1971, 6,380,900, in 1981, 5,481,105, in 1991, 5,692,555, in 2001, 5,725,540, and in 2011, 5,607,345. In 1921, Canada enumerated 420,245 people aged 65 and over, in 1931, 576,075, in 1941, 767,815, in 1951, 1,086,275, in 1961, 1,391,155, in 1971, 1,744,400, in 1981, 2,360,985, in 1991, 3,169,975, in 2001, 3,888,550, and in 2011, 4,945,060.

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

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