Table 1
Population aged 65 years and over, by sex, Canada, 1921 to 2061

Table 1
Population aged 65 years and over by sex, Canada, 1921 to 2061

Table summary
This table displays the results of population aged 65 years and over. The information is grouped by year appearing as row headers, women, men, total, women aged 65 years and over as a percentage of total female population, women as a percentage of population aged 65 years and over appearing as column headers, calculated using percentage as a unit of measure.
Year Women Men Total Women aged 65 years and over
as a percentage of total female population
Women as a percentage
of population aged 65 years and over
thousands percentage
1921 205.3 215.0 420.2 4.8 48.8
1931 281.5 294.6 576.1 5.6 48.9
1941 376.9 390.9 767.8 6.7 49.1
1951 535.0 551.3 1,086.3 7.7 49.2
1956 621.7 622.2 1,243.9 7.8 50.0
1961 717.0 674.1 1,391.2 7.9 51.5
1966 823.0 716.6 1,539.5 8.3 53.5
19711 972.1 790.3 1,762.4 8.9 55.2
19761 1,135.5 887.1 2,022.6 9.7 56.1
19811 1,360.0 1,017.0 2,377.0 10.9 57.2
19861 1,589.1 1,147.5 2,736.6 12.1 58.1
19911 1,864.4 1,348.0 3,212.5 13.2 58.0
19961 2,065.4 1,513.8 3,579.3 13.8 57.7
20011 2,238.3 1,684.0 3,922.3 14.3 57.1
20061 2,438.5 1,886.3 4,324.8 14.8 56.4
20101 2,681.6 2,138.0 4,819.6 15.6 55.6
Projections
2011 2,760.3 2,214.1 4,974.4 15.9 55.5
2016 3,260.0 2,696.3 5,956.3 17.7 54.7
2021 3,844.7 3,246.8 7,091.5 19.9 54.2
2026 4,506.7 3,876.8 8,383.5 22.2 53.8
2031 5,135.2 4,475.5 9,610.7 24.2 53.4
2036 5,538.1 4,841.5 10,379.6 25.0 53.4
2041 5,838.2 5,101.1 10,939.3 25.4 53.4
2046 6,130.4 5,355.6 11,486.0 25.7 53.4
2051 6,434.0 5,649.7 12,083.7 26.0 53.2
2056 6,756.8 5,979.9 12,736.7 26.4 53.0
2061 7,086.2 6,312.1 13,398.3 26.7 52.9
1. Estimates adjusted for net census undercoverage.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1921 to 1966; and Demography Division, 1971 to 2006; and
Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories. Catalogue no.91-215-X, 2010; and
Demography Division, Custom Tabulation based on medium-growth projection  scenario (M1), 2011 to 2061.
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