Is Canada aging? The country has more seniors than children
Toronto/Sept 29, 2015- According to the recent Statistics Canada data, the country has more seniors than children. Annual demographic estimates released on Tuesday shows that Canada has more 65 and older people than children below 14 years.
Canada’s population was estimated at 35.9 million, up 308,100 in the past year and about 5.8 million Canadians, or about 16.1 per cent, were at least 65 years old. Children in Canada are 16.0 per cent of the total population.
Analysis of the data provided by the agency also explained that Canada has one of the lowest proportions of people aged 65 and older among G7 nations.