Age and Sex Highlight Tables, 2011 Census

Population by broad age groups and sex, counts, including median age, 1921 to 2011 for both sexes - Canada

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Table Summary

This table shows the population by broad age groups and sex, from the 1921 Census to 2011 Census. The column headings are: census years, age groups: 0 to 14 years, 15 to 64 years, 65 years and over, total and median age. The rows are: census years. Data are available for both sexes, males, females and for percent distribution of 2011.

Census years Age groups Total Median ageFootnote 6
0 to 14 years 15 to 64 years 65 years and over

Notes:

Footnote 1

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 2

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories. The figures for this census year have not been subjected to random rounding.

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Footnote 3

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories. The figures for this census year have not been subjected to random rounding. Median age is calculated from population estimates for this census year.

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Footnote 4

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories. The figures for this census year have not been subjected to random rounding. Median age is calculated from population estimates for this census year. Newfoundland and Labrador became a province of Canada in 1949.

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Footnote 5

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories. The figures for this census year have not been subjected to random rounding. Median age is calculated from population estimates for this census year. Newfoundland and Labrador became a province of Canada in 1949.
The figure for 1921, Canada, includes 485 members of the Royal Canadian Navy whose province of residence is not known.

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Footnote 6

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'.

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Data quality note(s)

  • Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
Census years: Sort highest to lowest (not selected) Census years: Sort lowest to highest (not selected) Age groups, 0 to 14 years: Sort highest to lowest (not selected) Age groups, 0 to 14 years: Sort lowest to highest (not selected) Age groups, 15 to 64 years: Sort highest to lowest (not selected) Age groups, 15 to 64 years: Sort lowest to highest (not selected) Age groups, 65 years and over: Sort highest to lowest (not selected) Age groups, 65 years and over: Sort lowest to highest (not selected) Total: Sort highest to lowest (not selected) Total: Sort lowest to highest (not selected) Median age: Sort highest to lowest (not selected) Median age: Sort lowest to highest (not selected)
2011 5,607,345 22,924,290 4,945,060 33,476,690 40.6
2001 5,725,535 20,393,005 3,888,550 30,007,090 37.6
1991 Footnote 1 5,692,555 18,434,335 3,169,970 27,296,855 33.5
1981 Footnote 1 5,481,100 16,501,100 2,360,975 24,343,180 29.6
1971 Footnote 1 6,380,900 13,443,005 1,744,405 21,568,310 26.2
1961 Footnote 2 6,191,922 10,655,171 1,391,154 18,238,247 26.3
1951 Footnote 3 4,250,717 8,672,439 1,086,273 14,009,429 27.7
1941 Footnote 4 3,198,551 7,540,289 767,815 11,506,655 27.0
1931 Footnote 4 3,281,776 6,518,934 576,076 10,376,786 24.7
1921 Footnote 5 3,023,351 5,344,354 420,244 8,787,949 23.9
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