# Map 4

The populations of the Atlantic provinces are aging quickly

## Map description

The title of the map is "The populations of the Atlantic provinces are aging quickly"

This is a map of Canada by province and territory showing the proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia the proportion of the population aged 65 years and older was higher than Canada overall. In Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut the proportion of the population aged 65 years and older was lower than Canada overall.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Canada was 19.0% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.1.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Newfoundland and Labrador was 23.6% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +4.2.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Prince Edward Island was 21.2% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +1.8.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Nova Scotia was 22.2% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.3.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in New Brunswick was 22.8% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.9.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Quebec was 20.6% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.3.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Ontario was 18.5% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +1.8.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Manitoba was 17.1% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +1.5.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Saskatchewan was 17.5% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.0.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Alberta was 14.8% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.5.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in British Columbia was 20.3% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.0.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Yukon was 15.0% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +3.1.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in the Northwest Territories was 10.0% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +2.3.

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and older in Nunavut was 4.4% in 2021, and the percentage point change from 2016 to 2021 was +0.6.

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

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