Focus on Geography Series, 2021 Census of Population

Canada

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Canada – Age distribution, 2001 to 2021

Canada – Age distribution by broad age groups and gender, 2021 Census

Age groups Total - GenderFootnote 1 Men+Footnote 2 Women+Footnote 3
0 to 14 16.3% 16.9% 15.6%
15 to 64 64.8% 65.4% 64.2%
65 and over 19.0% 17.7% 20.2%

16.3%

In 2021, 6,012,795 children aged 0 to 14 were enumerated in Canada, representing respectively 16.3% of the total population.

64.8%

The working age population (15 to 64) represented 64.8% of the total population.

19.0%

In 2021, 7,021,430 persons aged 65 and over were enumerated in Canada, representing respectively 19.0% of the total population.

Population change by broad age groups, Canada, 2001 to 2021

Percentage of population by broad age groups, Canada, 2001 to 2021

Number of children aged 14 and under and of persons aged 65 and over, Canada, 1921 to 2021

Population by five-year age groups and gender, Canada, 2021

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