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Figure 22 Proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in the census metropolitan areas in 2001 and 2006

Figure 22  Proportion of the population aged less than 15 years in the census metropolitan areas in 2001 and 2006

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Figure 22 shows the proportion of persons aged less than 15 years in all 33 census metropolitan areas of Canada in 2001 and 2006. The data is sorted in descending order, going from the CMA with the highest proportion of children aged less than 15 years to the CMA with the lowest proportion. In all CMA, the proportion of children aged less than 15 years has decreased between 2001 and 2006. The proportion went from 21% in Barrie to 14% in Victoria. Here are the observed proportions in the CMAs for 2001 and 2006: Barrie (23.0% and 20.8%), Oshawa (22.5% and 20.5%), Abbotsford (22.1% and 20.1%,) Kitchener (20.5% and 19.1%), Windsor (20.1% and 19.0%), Brantford (20.1% and 18.7%), Guelph (19.5% and 18.6%), Toronto (19.6% and 18.6%), Saskatoon (20.6% and 18.5%), Calgary (19.6% and 18.4%), Edmonton (19.8% and 18.1%), Ottawa - Gatineau (19.3% and 17.9%), Regina (19.9% and 17.9%,) Hamilton (19.2% and 17.9%), Winnipeg (19.1% and 17.8%), London (19.5% and 17.7%), Saint John (19.1% and 17.4%), Montréal (18.1% and 17.1%), Grand Sudbury / Greater Sudbury (18.3% and 16.9%), Sherbrooke (17.8% and 16.7%), St. Catharines - Niagara (17.9% and 16.6%), Thunder Bay (18.2% and 16.5%), Vancouver (17.4% and 16.3%), St. John's (17.7% and 16.2%,) Halifax (18.4% and 16.1%), Kingston (17.7% and 16.1%), Moncton (16.8% and 16.0%), Peterborough (18.2% and 15.7%), Kelowna (17.5% and 15.7%), Saguenay (17.0% and 15.4%), Québec (16.2% and 15.1%), Trois-Rivières (16.1% and 14.7%) and Victoria (15.2% and 14.1%).

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.