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Table 2
Percentage of the population aged less than 15 years in the last 50 years, Canada, provinces and territories
Census year Canada N.L. P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. Y.T. N.W.T. Nvt.
percentage

… not applicable

Note:

In this table, Nunavut is included in the Northwest Territories until 1986.

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

1956 32.5 40.7 34.8 33.9 37.0 35.0 29.9 31.1 32.6 33.2 29.0 32.0 36.3
1961 34.0 41.8 36.0 34.8 38.0 35.4 32.2 32.6 34.0 35.2 31.3 36.1 40.1
1966 32.9 40.3 34.7 33.7 36.0 33.6 31.7 31.9 33.6 34.9 30.6 37.6 42.5
1971 29.6 37.3 31.7 30.5 32.0 29.6 28.7 29.0 30.3 31.6 27.9 34.6 42.9
1976 25.6 33.7 28.1 27.0 28.5 24.9 25.1 26.0 26.9 27.4 24.1 29.4 38.6
1981 22.5 29.5 24.8 23.4 24.9 21.7 21.9 23.2 24.6 24.2 21.4 26.3 34.8
1986 21.3 25.8 23.2 21.5 22.8 20.5 20.5 22.2 24.3 23.7 20.5 25.1 32.8
1991 20.9 22.5 22.6 20.5 20.9 20.0 20.4 22.0 24.0 23.6 20.2 24.6 32.8 39.5
1996 20.5 19.9 21.6 19.8 19.6 19.2 20.6 22.0 23.1 22.8 19.7 24.0 32.6 38.8
2001 19.1 17.3 19.7 18.2 17.8 17.8 19.6 20.9 21.2 20.8 18.1 21.0 27.0 37.1
2006 17.7 15.5 17.7 16.0 16.2 16.6 18.2 19.6 19.4 19.2 16.5 18.8 23.9 33.9