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Canada's Ethnocultural Mosaic, 2006 Census: National picture

Visible minorities were younger than the total population

In 2006, the median age of the visible minority population was 33 years, compared with 39 years for the total population in Canada. (The median age is the point where exactly one-half of the population is older, and the other half is younger.)

An estimated 22.6% of the visible minority population were children aged 14 years and under whereas 17.9% of the total population were in this age bracket.

There was also a higher proportion (46.5%) of visible minorities who were of the core working‑age group of 25 to 54 years than the total population (44.0%).

Conversely, at the other end of the age spectrum, only 7.3% of the visible minorities were aged 65 years and over in 2006, compared with 13.0% of the total population.

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