# Map 2

Children under 15 outnumber people aged 65 and older in the Prairies

## Map description

The title of the map is "Children under 15 outnumber people aged 65 and older in the Prairies"

This is a map of Canada by province and territory showing the proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in 2021 and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021.

In Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut the proportion of the population aged less than 15 years was higher than Canada overall. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia the proportion of the population aged less than 15 years was lower than Canada overall.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Canada was 16.3% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.3.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Newfoundland and Labrador was 13.4% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.9.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Prince Edward Island was 15.3% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.6.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Nova Scotia was 14.1% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.4.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in New Brunswick was 14.3% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.5.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Quebec was 16.4% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +0.1.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Ontario was 15.8% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.6.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Manitoba was 18.8% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.3.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Saskatchewan was 19.7% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +0.1.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Alberta was 19.0% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.2.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in British Columbia was 14.3% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.6.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Yukon was 17.0% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.5.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in the Northwest Territories was 20.6% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was -0.6.

The proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in Nunavut was 32.8% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +0.3.

**Source(s):** Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).

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