Canada: Population ages 65 and above

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 Canada

Population ages 65 and above, percent of total

 Latest value 19.03
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 11.53
 Min - Max 7.67 - 19.03
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 11.53 percent with a minimum of 7.67 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 19.03 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 19.03 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 9.90 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Canada - Population ages 65 and above - Recent values chart

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Canada - Population ages 65 and above - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Population ages 65 and above as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 38.93 2022 million
 Percent urban population 81.75 2022 percent
 Population density 4 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 19.03 2022 percent
 Percent children 15.58 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.30 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 18.25 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 52.93 2022 percent
 Refugee population 140,621 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 22 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.82 2022 percent
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