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Figure 23 Proportion of the population aged 65 years and over in census metropolitan areas in 2001 and 2006

Figure 23  Proportion of the population aged 65 years and over in census metropolitan areas in 2001 and 2006

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Figure 23 shows the proportion of persons aged 65 years and over 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 elderly to the CMA with the lowest proportion. In all CMA, the proportion of senior citizens has decreased between 2001 and 2006. The proportion went from 19% in Kelowna to 9.4% in Calgary. Here are the observed proportions in the CMAs for 2001 and 2006: Kelowna (18.5% and 19.0%), Peterborough (17.7% and 18.2%), Victoria (17.8% and 17.8%), St. Catharines - Niagara (17.4% and 17.7%), Trois-Rivières (15.3% and 17.0%), Thunder Bay (15.1% and 16.0%), Kingston (14.2% and 15.3%), Saguenay (12.8% and 15.1%), Hamilton (14.3% and 15.1%), Grand Sudbury / Greater Sudbury (13.8% and 14.9%), Brantford (14.4% and 14.6%), Sherbrooke (13.5% and 14.5%), Québec (13.1% and 14.4%), Saint John (13.2% and 13.9%), Winnipeg (13.7% and 13.8%), London (13.2% and 13.8%), Moncton (13.3% and 13.7%), Montréal (12.9% and 13.6%), Abbotsford (13.1% and 13.2%), Regina (12.6% and 13.2%), Windsor (12.6% and 13.0%), Vancouver (12.2% and 12.8%), Guelph (12.3% and 12.4%), Saskatoon (11.8% and 12.4%), Halifax (11.0% and 12.1%), Toronto (11.3% and 11.9%), Ottawa - Gatineau (10.8% and 11.7%), Kitchener (11.2% and 11.6%), St. John's (10.7% and 11.5%), St. John's (10.7% and 11.5%), Barrie (10.9% and 11.5%), Oshawa (10.4% and 11.2%), Edmonton (10.6% and 11.1%) and Calgary (9.0% and 9.4%).

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