Education Indicators in Canada: Handbook for the Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program October 2023
Section A: A portrait of the school-age population

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A1 Population size

Overall, Indicator A1, Population size, provides information on the school-age population in Canada. This sub-indicator provides estimates and projections of the population aged 0 to 29.

Population projections of the Canadian population, for Canada, provinces and territories.

To understand more about the concepts, definitions, methodology and limitations associated with this table, please see the Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories: Technical Report on Methodology and Assumptions.

Population projections of the Indigenous population, for Canada, provinces and territories.

To understand more about the concepts, definitions, methodology and limitations associated with this table, please see the Demosim: Reports and Analytical Studies.

A2 Cultural diversity

Indicator A2 portrays the diversity of the school-age population in some of Canada’s major census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in terms of immigrants (37-10-0098-02), visible minorities (37-10-0098-03) and language spoken at home (37-10-0098-04). It also traces shifts in the proportion of the school-age population with Aboriginal identity (37-10-0098-05).

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A3 Low income

Indicator A3 provides information on the proportion of the population aged 0 to 24 living in low-income circumstances, by age groups and types of living arrangement (table 37-10-0129-01). These data are presented for Canada and the provinces.

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A4 Family background

Indicator A4 examines the living arrangements of the school-age population and the working status of parents. Distributions are presented for the total school-age population (table 37-10-0093-01 and table 37-10-0094-01) and the school-age population with Aboriginal identity (table 37-10-0095-01 and table 37-10-0096-01).

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