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Table 2 Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory

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Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
  April 2009 April 2010p April 2009 to April 2010 April 2009 to April 2010
  Unadjusted for seasonality
  number change in number % change
Canada        
Both sexes 827,250 759,040 -68,210 -8.2
Under 25 years 97,130 80,520 -16,610 -17.1
25 to 54 years 586,220 528,440 -57,780 -9.9
55 years and over 143,900 150,080 6,180 4.3
Men 570,760 498,710 -72,050 -12.6
Under 25 years 75,900 59,990 -15,910 -21.0
25 to 54 years 395,350 340,030 -55,320 -14.0
55 years and over 99,510 98,690 -820 -0.8
Women 256,500 260,330 3,830 1.5
Under 25 years 21,230 20,520 -710 -3.3
25 to 54 years 190,870 188,420 -2,450 -1.3
55 years and over 44,390 51,390 7,000 15.8
Newfoundland and Labrador        
Both sexes 48,940 45,990 -2,950 -6.0
Under 25 years 4,880 4,410 -470 -9.6
25 to 54 years 33,400 30,680 -2,720 -8.1
55 years and over 10,660 10,890 230 2.2
Men 30,710 28,270 -2,440 -7.9
Women 18,220 17,720 -500 -2.7
Prince Edward Island        
Both sexes 11,190 11,110 -80 -0.7
Under 25 years 1,220 1,160 -60 -4.9
25 to 54 years 7,350 7,130 -220 -3.0
55 years and over 2,620 2,810 190 7.3
Men 7,270 6,920 -350 -4.8
Women 3,910 4,180 270 6.9
Nova Scotia        
Both sexes 38,430 36,110 -2,320 -6.0
Under 25 years 4,470 4,080 -390 -8.7
25 to 54 years 26,610 24,400 -2,210 -8.3
55 years and over 7,350 7,630 280 3.8
Men 25,840 22,900 -2,940 -11.4
Women 12,590 13,210 620 4.9
New Brunswick        
Both sexes 44,280 41,610 -2,670 -6.0
Under 25 years 4,370 3,840 -530 -12.1
25 to 54 years 30,470 28,200 -2,270 -7.4
55 years and over 9,430 9,570 140 1.5
Men 31,000 28,200 -2,800 -9.0
Women 13,280 13,410 130 1.0
Quebec        
Both sexes 234,260 213,620 -20,640 -8.8
Under 25 years 28,320 23,640 -4,680 -16.5
25 to 54 years 162,410 145,920 -16,490 -10.2
55 years and over 43,530 44,070 540 1.2
Men 163,840 145,760 -18,080 -11.0
Women 70,420 67,860 -2,560 -3.6
Ontario        
Both sexes 264,180 231,230 -32,950 -12.5
Under 25 years 28,720 22,550 -6,170 -21.5
25 to 54 years 194,650 167,200 -27,450 -14.1
55 years and over 40,810 41,480 670 1.6
Men 180,280 148,350 -31,930 -17.7
Women 83,910 82,880 -1,030 -1.2
preliminary
Note(s):
The number of beneficiaries receiving regular benefits excludes claimants receiving training, job creation and self-employment benefits as well as other employment and support measures benefits.