Table 28.9 Retirement age by type of worker and by sex, 1981 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 28.9 retirement age by type of worker and by sex males, females, all retirees, public sector employees, private sector employees and self-employed (including unpaid family workers), calculated using average age units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Males Females
  All retirees Public sector employeesNote 1 Private sector employeesNote 2 Self-employed (including unpaid family workers)Note 3 All retirees Public sector employeesNote 1 Private sector employeesNote 2 Self-employed (including unpaid family workers)Note 3
  average age
1981 65.1 63.5 65.2 67.0 63.5 63.7 63.5 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1982 65.0 63.2 65.1 67.5 63.8 62.7 64.9 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1983 64.7 63.4 64.6 66.4 62.8 62.5 63.2 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1984 64.9 62.8 65.2 67.2 63.4 62.5 64.2 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1985 64.6 62.4 65.0 67.5 63.0 62.3 63.3 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1986 64.1 62.2 64.0 66.8 62.8 62.4 62.7 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1987 63.8 61.8 63.8 67.0 62.9 62.2 63.5 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1988 63.5 61.2 63.8 66.5 62.8 61.8 63.4 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1989 63.5 60.7 63.6 66.6 62.6 61.9 63.3 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1990 63.1 60.5 62.8 67.3 62.3 60.9 63.4 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1991 63.1 60.5 63.0 66.5 62.1 61.1 62.2 63.5
1992 62.5 60.1 62.4 66.1 62.4 61.1 62.7 63.6
1993 62.4 60.0 61.8 67.5 61.3 60.3 61.7 61.9
1994 62.2 59.3 62.8 66.2 61.7 59.7 62.4 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1995 62.2 59.4 62.7 66.5 61.4 59.4 62.1 64.4
1996 62.3 58.8 62.8 67.2 60.9 59.6 61.0 64.5
1997 62.1 58.6 62.3 67.7 60.0 58.2 61.2 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1998 61.6 58.2 61.6 66.4 59.8 57.4 61.6 63.0
1999 61.7 58.7 61.7 65.4 60.1 58.4 60.7 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
2000 62.3 58.9 61.4 67.4 60.6 58.8 60.7 64.3
2001 62.3 59.2 61.8 66.7 60.3 58.3 60.8 63.7
2002 61.7 58.4 61.5 66.8 60.4 58.5 61.0 64.1
2003 62.5 59.8 62.1 66.4 60.8 58.8 61.7 64.3
2004 62.5 58.9 61.9 68.3 60.8 59.3 61.1 64.5
2005 62.0 59.2 62.1 67.2 60.6 59.1 61.8 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
2006 62.1 59.5 62.1 66.0 60.7 59.4 61.4 62.4
2007 62.1 59.2 62.3 66.7 61.0 59.5 61.6 65.0
2008 61.8 59.4 62.3 66.2 60.9 59.8 61.7 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
2009 62.2 59.8 62.2 67.2 61.7 60.3 62.7 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
2010 62.8 60.3 63.0 66.7 61.4 60.1 62.5 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
2011 63.3 61.7 63.3 66.6 61.5 60.1 62.5 64.7
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1. Employees who work for a local, provincial or federal government, for a government service or agency, a crown corporation, or a government-funded establishment such as a school (including universities) or hospital.
2. Those who work as employees of a private firm or business.
3. Includes both incorporated and unincorporated working owners, self-employed people who do not have a business and people working in a family business without pay.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0051.
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