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Table 9
Percentage of persons aged less than 15 years and persons aged 65 years and over by area type, 2001 and 2006
Area type Less than 15 years 65 years and over
2001 2006 2001 2006
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.
Metropolitan areas of Canada
19.1 17.5 12.6 13.3
Total of rural areas and small towns
20.1 18.2 14.4 15.5
Rural areas close to urban centres
20.2 18.0 12.9 13.9
Remote rural areas
19.9 18.1 15.0 16.1
Territories
31.8 28.9 4.4 5.1
Canada 19.1 17.7 13.0 13.7