Topics, 2021 Census
Age, sex at birth and gender

Release date: April 27, 2022 Updated on: October 26, 2022

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Age, sex at birth and gender

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2022-04-27

Title:Census Profile, 2021: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Data tables: Age, sex at birth and gender

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. It ranges in complexity and is available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2022-04-27

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Age, sex at birth and gender

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product
2022-04-27

Title:Age Pyramids

Interactive chart: 98-504-X2021001

Description: Age pyramids are dynamic applications that allow users to see the evolution of the age structure of the Canadian population over a given time period and for selected geographies.

Data product
2022-04-27

Title:Census Program Data Viewer: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX) or, the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population

Table

Description: These tables present data quality indicators for the Census of Population. Data quality indicators are available for various levels of geography, most questions on the Census of Population questionnaires and other key variables of the Census of Population.

Data product
2022-04-27

Title:Thematic maps: Age

Thematic map: 92-173-X2021001

Description: A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of one or more specific census data themes for standard geographic areas. The map may be qualitative in nature (e.g., predominant mother tongue) or quantitative (e.g., percentage population change).

Data product
2022-04-27

Title:2021 Census key indicators: Age

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Data product
2022-04-27

Title:A generational portrait of Canada's aging population from the 2021 Census

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021003

Description: This Census in Brief article examines recent trends in the age structure of the Canadian population in 2021 from the angle of generations. It provides some insights on the size and growth of the different generations. This article also provides information on the distribution of generations by provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, and downtown areas.

Analytical product
2022-05-11

Title:Canada's shifting demographic profile, American Sign Language

The Daily

Description: The 2021 Census of Population included for the first time a question on gender and the precision of "at birth" on the sex question, allowing all cisgender, transgender and non-binary individuals to report their gender. This American Sign Language video includes highlights from the second release of data from the 2021 Census of Population included in The Daily.

Analytical product
2022-04-27

Title:A portrait of Canada's growing population aged 85 and older from the 2021 Census

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021004

Description: This Census in Brief article examines recent trends for the population aged 85 and over in 2021. It provides some insights on the size and growth of this group, as well as on those of centenarians. This article also provides information on the population aged 85 and over living in collective dwellings geared towards seniors.

Analytical product
2022-04-27

Title:In the midst of high job vacancies and historically low unemployment, Canada faces record retirements from an aging labour force: number of seniors aged 65 and older grows six times faster than children 0-14

The Daily

Description: The working age population (15 to 64 years) has never been older. More than one in five individuals in this population is close to retirement (55 to 64 years), an all-time high in the history of Canadian censuses. From 2016 to 2021, the number of persons aged 65 or older rose 18% to 7.0 million. Today, they represent nearly one in five Canadians (19.0%), up from 16.9% in 2016.

Analytical product
2022-04-27

Title:Canada is the first country to provide census data on transgender and non-binary people

The Daily

Description: The 2021 Census includes for the first time a question on gender and the addition of the “at birth” precision to the sex question, making Canada the first country to collect and disseminate data on gender diversity from a national census. Approximately 1 out of every 300 people in Canada aged 15 and older in May 2021 were either transgender or non-binary.

Analytical product
2022-04-27

Title:Age, Sex at Birth and Gender Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021014

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret age, sex at birth and gender data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
2022-04-06

Title:Filling the gaps: Information on gender in the 2021 Census

Supporting documentation: 98-20-0001-2021001

Description: This fact sheet provides the context for the addition of the gender question on the 2021 Census, as well as the definitions related to gender and sex at birth. It also explains what gender-related information will be available in the April 27th, 2022 Census release.

Reference material
2022-04-27

Title:2021 Census gender note

Supporting documentation

Description: An explanation of gender concepts used in 2021 Census of Population data products.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material
2022-02-09

Title:GeoSearch

Map: 92-142-X2021001

Description: This interactive mapping application makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and demographic data for those places.

Geography product

Age, sex at birth and gender information from previous censuses

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