Infographic 5
Age structure of Métis population more closely resembles non-Indigenous population than other Indigenous groups

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Age structure of Métis population more closely resembles non-Indigenous population than other Indigenous groups"

This infographic comprises two overlapping pyramids that represent the age and gender structure of the Métis population (indicated by solid horizontal bars) and the non-Indigenous population (indicated by an outline) in 2021.

The line and horizontal bars on the y-axis are located in the middle of the chart and divide the pyramids in two. They indicate the five-year age groups starting from 0 to 4 years, up to 100 years and older. People in the "Men+" category are represented on the left side of the axis and people in the "Women+" category on the right side.

The horizontal bars on the x-axis represent the percent distribution of the Métis and non-Indigenous population for each age group, from 0.0 to 10.0 in intervals of 2.0. They are identical on both the right and left sides of the y-axis.

For the Métis population in the "Men+" category, those aged 0 to 4 years made up 6.7% of the population; 5 to 9 years, 7.6%; 10 to 14 years, 8.3%; 15 to 19 years, 8.2%; 20 to 24 years, 7.4%; 25 to 29 years, 7.1%; 30 to 34 years, 6.9%; 35 to 39 years, 6.3%; 40 to 44 years, 5.9%; 45 to 49 years, 6.0%; 50 to 54 years, 6.1%; 55 to 59 years, 6.7%; 60 to 64 years, 5.9%; 65 to 69 years, 4.7%; 70 to 74 years, 3.1%; 75 to 79 years, 1.9%; 80 to 84 years, 0.9%; 85 to 89 years, 0.3%; 90 to 94 years, 0.1%; 95 to 99 years, 0.0%; and 100 years and older 0.0%.

For the Métis population in the "Women+" category, those 0 to 4 years made up 6.1% of the population; 5 to 9 years, 7.4%; 10 to 14 years, 7.9%; 15 to 19 years, 7.2%; 20 to 24 years, 6.9%; 25 to 29 years, 7.4%; 30 to 34 years, 7.2%; 35 to 39 years, 6.9%; 40 to 44 years, 6.4%; 45 to 49 years, 6.2%; 50 to 54 years, 6.2%; 55 to 59 years, 7.0%; 60 to 64 years, 6.1%; 65 to 69 years, 4.5%; 70 to 74 years, 3.2%; 75 to 79 years, 1.8%; 80 to 84 years, 1.0%; 85 to 89 years, 0.5%; 90 to 94 years, 0.2%; 95 to 99 years, 0.0%; and 100 years and older 0.0%.

For the non-Indigenous population in the "Men+" category, those 0 to 4 years made up 5.1% of the population; 5 to 9 years, 5.7%; 10 to 14 years, 5.9%; 15 to 19 years, 5.6%; 20 to 24 years, 6.2%; 25 to 29 years, 6.7%; 30 to 34 years, 6.9%; 35 to 39 years, 6.9%; 40 to 44 years, 6.5%; 45 to 49 years, 6.3%; 50 to 54 years, 6.4%; 55 to 59 years, 7.2%; 60 to 64 years, 7.0%; 65 to 69 years, 5.9%; 70 to 74 years, 4.9%; 75 to 79 years, 3.3%; 80 to 84 years, 2.0%; 85 to 89 years, 1.0%; 90 to 94 years, 0.4%; 95 to 99 years, 0.1%; and 100 years and older 0.0%.

For the non-Indigenous population in the "Women+" category, those 0 to 4 years made up 4.7% of the population; 5 to 9 years, 5.3%; 10 to 14 years, 5.4%; 15 to 19 years, 5.1%; 20 to 24 years, 5.6%; 25 to 29 years, 6.4%; 30 to 34 years, 6.8%; 35 to 39 years, 6.9%; 40 to 44 years, 6.7%; 45 to 49 years, 6.4%; 50 to 54 years, 6.6%; 55 to 59 years, 7.3%; 60 to 64 years, 7.2%; 65 to 69 years, 6.3%; 70 to 74 years, 5.3%; 75 to 79 years, 3.6%; 80 to 84 years, 2.3%; 85 to 89 years, 1.3%; 90 to 94 years, 0.6%; 95 to 99 years, 0.1%; and 100 years and older 0.0%.

The shape of the age pyramid for the non-Indigenous population is less like a pyramid and more like a mushroom, with a narrower base, a wider area from ages 55 to 64 years and a pointed apex. The shape of the age pyramid for the Métis population closely resembles the non-Indigenous population, which has a wider area from ages 55 to 64 years. However, the age pyramid for the Métis population has a wider area for the child and youth cohorts ranging from 0 to 24 years. For the Métis population, the widest area of the age pyramid is for those aged 10 to 14 years.

Note(s): Given that the non-binary population is small, data aggregation to a two-category gender variable is sometimes necessary to protect the confidentiality of responses provided. In these cases, individuals in the category "non-binary persons" are distributed into the other two gender categories and are denoted by the "+" symbol. The category "Men+" includes men (and/or boys), as well as some non-binary persons. The category "Women+" includes women (and/or girls), as well as some non-binary persons.

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

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