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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time
2006 Census: Age and sex
Statistics Canada today releases data from the 2006 Census on age and sex. A detailed analysis of how the nation's population age structure is changing is available in the online report Portrait of the Canadian Population in 2006, by Age and Sex, 2006 Census. Data from the census show large-scale changes in the age distribution of Canada's population as a result of population aging. The two main factors behind the population aging are the nation's low fertility rate and increasing life expectancy.