Age and Sex Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Population by broad age groups and sex, counts, for both sexes, with average age and ratios of broad age groups, Canada, 1851 to 2016 – 100% Data

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This table shows the population by broad age groups and sex. The column headings are: Census year, total, broad age groups 0 to 14 years, 15 to 64 years, 65 years and over, average age, and ratio. The rows are: Canada, provinces and territories along with their corresponding values. Data are available for both sexes, males and females, along with percent distributions for 1851 to 2016.

Census years Total Age groups Average age Ratio
0 to 14 years 15 to 64 years 65 years and over 15 to 64 vs 65 years and over 15 to 64 vs 0 to 14 and 65 years and over
2001 26,745 9,925 16,225 600 25.1 27.2 1.5
2006 29,470 10,005 18,660 810 26.3 23.0 1.7
2011 31,905 10,425 20,420 1,060 27.2 19.3 1.8
2016 35,945 11,685 22,895 1,360 27.7 16.8 1.8
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