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Historical age pyramids - Description

This product uses a dynamic age pyramid to show the evolution of the age structure of the Canadian population over the period from 1921 to 2011. It uses total population counts from the census for census years. Between census years, total population counts were extrapolated using the annual rates of population growth from the Population Estimates Program. For all years included between 1921 and 2011, the age structures are those of the Population Estimates Program.

The following table presents the totals from 1921 to 2011 for Canada, provinces and territories.

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Geography Year Male Female Total
Canada 1921 4,529,640 4,258,305 8,787,945
Canada 1922 4,586,215 4,333,300 8,919,515
Canada 1923 4,622,300 4,388,195 9,010,495
Canada 1924 4,678,970 4,464,490 9,143,460
Canada 1925 4,744,840 4,549,580 9,294,420
Canada 1926 4,814,505 4,636,875 9,451,380
Canada 1927 4,926,755 4,710,570 9,637,325
Canada 1928 5,045,500 4,789,765 9,835,265
Canada 1929 5,162,745 4,866,455 10,029,200
Canada 1930 5,271,790 4,936,350 10,208,140
Canada 1931 5,374,540 5,002,245 10,376,785
Canada 1932 5,440,125 5,069,940 10,510,065
Canada 1933 5,499,515 5,133,635 10,633,150
Canada 1934 5,550,105 5,190,940 10,741,045
Canada 1935 5,596,795 5,248,235 10,845,030
Canada 1936 5,644,885 5,305,135 10,950,020
Canada 1937 5,688,180 5,356,830 11,045,010
Canada 1938 5,737,770 5,414,225 11,151,995
Canada 1939 5,791,660 5,475,325 11,266,985
Canada 1940 5,843,545 5,537,425 11,380,970
Canada 1941 5,900,535 5,606,115 11,506,650
Canada 1942 5,971,940 5,682,015 11,653,955
Canada 1943 6,039,850 5,755,110 11,794,960
Canada 1944 6,112,360 5,833,610 11,945,970
Canada 1945 6,154,465 5,917,500 12,071,965
Canada 1946 6,260,780 6,031,195 12,291,975
Canada 1947 6,388,595 6,162,390 12,550,985
Canada 1948 6,526,705 6,296,290 12,822,995
Canada 1949 6,833,540 6,613,470 13,447,010
Canada 1950 6,956,160 6,755,865 13,712,025
Canada 1951 7,088,875 6,920,555 14,009,430
Canada 1952 7,325,350 7,133,665 14,459,015
Canada 1953 7,524,635 7,320,375 14,845,010
Canada 1954 7,752,115 7,534,890 15,287,005
Canada 1955 7,958,595 7,739,400 15,697,995
Canada 1956 8,151,880 7,928,915 16,080,795
Canada 1957 8,419,685 8,190,305 16,609,990
Canada 1958 8,651,985 8,428,005 17,079,990
Canada 1959 8,854,890 8,628,105 17,482,995
Canada 1960 9,042,595 8,827,405 17,870,000
Canada 1961 9,218,895 9,019,355 18,238,250
Canada 1962 9,379,125 9,203,930 18,583,055
Canada 1963 9,542,270 9,388,155 18,930,425
Canada 1964 9,711,090 9,579,375 19,290,465
Canada 1965 9,879,415 9,765,045 19,644,460
Canada 1966 10,054,345 9,960,535 20,014,880
Canada 1967 10,189,955 10,114,885 20,304,840
Canada 1968 10,308,560 10,254,435 20,562,995
Canada 1969 10,417,470 10,385,275 20,802,745
Canada 1970 10,522,955 10,516,675 21,039,630
Canada 1971 10,795,365 10,772,940 21,568,305
Canada 1972 10,905,635 10,908,255 21,813,890
Canada 1973 11,025,750 11,049,795 22,075,545
Canada 1974 11,167,910 11,210,215 22,378,125
Canada 1975 11,317,145 11,381,915 22,699,060
Canada 1976 11,449,525 11,543,080 22,992,605
Canada 1977 11,572,135 11,692,575 23,264,710
Canada 1978 11,674,820 11,823,865 23,498,685
Canada 1979 11,780,390 11,953,235 23,733,625
Canada 1980 11,926,970 12,116,300 24,043,270
Canada 1981 12,068,290 12,274,890 24,343,180
Canada 1982 12,165,280 12,402,005 24,567,285
Canada 1983 12,245,995 12,509,665 24,755,660
Canada 1984 12,323,230 12,614,185 24,937,415
Canada 1985 12,399,925 12,714,855 25,114,780
Canada 1986 12,485,650 12,823,675 25,309,325
Canada 1987 12,662,300 13,002,295 25,664,595
Canada 1988 12,828,955 13,189,875 26,018,830
Canada 1989 13,068,350 13,448,190 26,516,540
Canada 1990 13,268,875 13,672,925 26,941,800
Canada 1991 13,454,580 13,842,280 27,296,860
Canada 1992 13,599,160 14,027,060 27,626,220
Canada 1993 13,743,185 14,191,895 27,935,080
Canada 1994 13,888,865 14,357,420 28,246,285
Canada 1995 14,028,225 14,515,200 28,543,425
Canada 1996 14,170,025 14,676,735 28,846,760
Canada 1997 14,287,225 14,802,210 29,089,435
Canada 1998 14,376,320 14,919,550 29,295,870
Canada 1999 14,469,055 15,029,735 29,498,790
Canada 2000 14,578,025 15,154,920 29,732,945
Canada 2001 14,706,850 15,300,245 30,007,095
Canada 2002 14,871,585 15,480,680 30,352,265
Canada 2003 15,011,495 15,635,875 30,647,370
Canada 2004 15,159,265 15,798,625 30,957,890
Canada 2005 15,310,725 15,961,130 31,271,855
Canada 2006 15,475,970 16,136,930 31,612,900
Canada 2007 15,649,505 16,309,085 31,958,590
Canada 2008 15,841,540 16,497,660 32,339,200
Canada 2009 16,044,450 16,696,105 32,740,555
Canada 2010 16,238,505 16,889,615 33,128,120
Canada 2011 16,414,230 17,062,460 33,476,690
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