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Table 5
Percentage of persons aged less than 15 years and persons aged 65 years and over in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, 2001 and 2006
Region Less than 15 years 65 years and over
2001 2006 Difference 2001 2006 Difference
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.
Metropolitan 18.8 17.5 -1.3 12.6 13.3 0.7
Non-metropolitan 20.1 18.2 -1.9 14.4 15.5 1.1
Total 19.1 17.7 -1.4 13.0 13.7 0.7