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  1. On July 1, 2011, Canada's population was estimated 34,482,800, up 356,600 from the same date in 2010. This represents a 1.0% increase, slightly down from the 1.2% growth observed during the previous year.
  2. Prince Edward Island's population grew up by 2,500 (1.7%) during 2010/2011. This is the strongest demographic growth among the provinces.
  3. As of July 1, 2011, the median age of Canada's population was estimated at 39.9 years, up 0.2 years over the previous year.
  4. The number of people aged 65 years and up was estimated at 4,973,400 on July 1, 2011, or 14.4% of Canada's population, up 0.3 percentage points over the previous year (14.1%). There were also 1,378,100 persons 80 years of age and up (4.0%) in Canada, and 5,644,800 children under the age of 15 (16.4%).
  5. As of July 1, 2011, Newfoundland and Labrador had the highest median age in the country (43.8 years). The youngest population was in Nunavut, where the median age was 24.8 years.
  6. Nova Scotia (16.5%) and New Brunswick (16.2%) had the highest proportion of the 65 and over population.