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Letting the numbers tell the story behind Canada's 2011 census
OTTAWA - A by-the-numbers look at some of the latest information from the 2011 census, released Tuesday by Statistics Canada:
3,795: The number of people in Canada aged 100 and older in 2001.
Explore the numbers and see how different regions of Canada compare and have changed since the last census in 2006.
5,825: The number of people in Canada aged 100 and older in 2011.
78,300: The number of people in Canada aged 100 and older in the year 2061, according to Statistics Canada projections.
4,945,060: The number of people in Canada aged 65 or older, 14.1 per cent more than in 2006.
5,607,345: The number of children in Canada aged 14 and under, 0.5 per cent more than in 2006.
2016: The year Statistics Canada projects children under 14 will, for the first time, be outnumbered by seniors.
4,393,305: The number of people in Canada aged 55 to 64 in 2011.
4,365,585: The number of people in Canada aged 15 to 24 in 2011.
0.99: Ratio of people aged 15-24 to people aged 55-64 in 2011.
2.95: Ratio of people aged 15-24 to people aged 55-64 in 1931.
29.1 per cent: The rate at which the number of people aged 60-64 grew between 2006 and 2011.
3: Fertility rate in Nunavut.
0.5: Decline, in percentage points, in the proportion of seniors in Saskatchewan between 2006 and 2011, the result of an increase in the number of people under the age of 65.
20.9: Percentage increase in the number of children aged four and under in Alberta between 2006 and 2011.
1.9: Percentage increase in the number of children aged four and under in the Northwest Territories between 2006 and 2011.
40.6: In years, Canada's median age in 2011 — the age at which one half the population is older and the other half is younger. In 2006, it was 39.5.
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