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Table 6
Percentage of persons aged less than 15 years and persons aged 65 years and over for central and peripheral municipalities of the 33 census metropolitan areas, 2001 and 2006
Regions Population Less than 15 years 65 years and over
2001 2006 2001 2006 2001 2006
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.
Central municipalities 12,230,430 12,739,120 17.7 16.5 13.3 13.8
Peripheral municipalities 7,890,925 8,769,435 20.6 19.2 10.7 11.6
Total of census metropolitan areas 20,121,355 21,508,575 18.8 17.6 12.3 12.9