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Figure 5 Number of persons aged 80 years and over in the Canadian population, 1956 to 2006

Figure 5  Number of persons aged 80 years and over in the Canadian population, 1956 to 2006

Description

This figure represents the number of persons aged 80 years and over in the Canadian population from 1956 to 2006. The number is on a constant rise since 1956, going from 182,000 in 1956 to 228,000 in 1961, to 280,000 in 1966, to 342,000 in 1971, to 385,000 in 1976, to 451,000 in 1981, to 537,000 in 1986, to 660,000 in 1991, to 788,000 in 1996, to 932,000 in 2001 and finally to 1,167,000 persons in 2006.

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1956 to 2006.