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Table 3
Median age of the population 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.
in years

… 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 27.2 20.4 25.7 25.7 23.3 24.6 29.5 28.6 27.2 26.5 31.0 26.7 22.3
1961 26.3 19.1 24.5 24.9 22.3 24.0 28.4 27.7 26.6 25.5 29.8 25.6 21.4
1966 25.4 19.3 24.0 24.7 22.2 23.9 27.2 26.7 25.6 24.5 28.2 23.6 19.4
1971 26.2 20.7 24.8 25.4 23.9 25.6 27.2 26.8 26.7 24.9 27.9 24.1 19.1
1976 27.8 22.6 26.6 27.1 25.7 27.7 28.6 28.0 27.6 26.1 29.1 24.9 20.6
1981 29.6 25.2 28.8 29.3 28.1 29.7 30.6 29.9 28.7 26.9 30.9 26.6 22.0
1986 31.6 27.9 30.6 31.2 30.5 32.0 32.3 31.4 30.1 29.2 33.1 28.9 23.7
1991 33.5 30.8 32.8 33.4 33.2 34.2 33.6 33.0 32.6 31.3 34.7 31.0 27.1 20.8
1996 35.3 34.2 34.7 35.8 35.5 36.2 35.2 34.7 34.4 33.4 35.9 32.7 25.7 21.3
2001 37.6 38.4 37.7 38.8 38.6 38.8 37.2 36.8 36.7 35.0 38.4 36.1 30.1 22.1
2006 39.5 41.7 40.8 41.8 41.5 41.0 39.0 38.1 38.7 36.0 40.8 38.4 31.2 23.1