Infographic: Demographic Estimates, Census Metropolitan Areas – Canada, 2015
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Description for Infographic: Demographic Estimates, Census Metropolitan Areas – Canada, 2015
A census metropolitan area (CMA) is an area consisting of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a core. A census metropolitan area must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the core. Canada has 33 CMAs; regions that are not CMAs are categorized as non-CMAs.
Seven in ten Canadians live in a CMA on July 1, 2015.
|CMAs||Population||Percentage of population|
Increase of median age since 2005
In non-CMAs, the median age was 43.9 years in 2015, up +3.2 years since 2005.
In CMAs, the median age was 39.3 years in 2015, up +1.6 years since 2005.
Population aging is faster outside CMAs.
Alberta CMAs experienced the strongest population growth between 2005 and 2015.
CMAs experienced stronger population growth than non-CMAs. Their natural increase was 2.5 times higher and their net international migration was 5.8 times higher than in non-CMAs.
|CMAs and Non-CMAs||Population growth in percentage|
The proportion of persons aged 65 years and older is twice as high in Trois-Rivières as it is in Calgary.
|CMAs||Proportion of persons aged 65 years and older on July 1, 2015|
Source: Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas, 2015