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Canada Census-Aging Population

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               The second batch of numbers from the 2016 census is giving us a look at the age and sex of Canada’s population. The census shows the ranks of seniors grew by 20 per cent between 2011 and 2016, the fastest rate the census has recorded in 70 years. There were 5.9-million seniors and 5.8-million youth in the country, marking the first time there were more Canadians over 65 than there were people 14 and under. Statistics Canada found that 82-hundred and 30 people had reached the age of 100 last year, making centenarians the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population at 41.3 per cent.

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