Canada Now Has More Seniors Than Children

For the first time in history, the percentage of seniors in the population (16.9 percent) now exceeds the share of children (16.6 percent), new census data reveals.

The increase in the proportion of seniors between 2011 and 2016 – up from 14.8 percent – is the largest since 1871, Statistics Canada recently announced based on the 2016 census.

“This gap will continue to increase in the future, so basically we can say that there is no coming back. It’s long-lasting change,” said Laurent Martel, director of the demography division at Statistics Canada…

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