Workers 55 years and older
Farmers, real estate agents and bus drivers were among occupations with the oldest workers
Similar to 2001, farmers had the highest median age of all occupations in the country in 2006; the median age for this group was 52 in 2006, up from 51 five years earlier. About 84,000 farmers and farm managers were aged 55 or older in 2006, 42% of the total in the occupation.
Real estate agents and property administrators had the next-highest median age, 51 years, in 2006. About 36% of real estate agents, property administrators and ministers of religion were aged 55 or older. The median age among ministers was 50 years.
Other occupations with a high proportion in this age group were bus drivers and other transit operators (34%); senior managers in health, education, social and community services (30%); and senior government managers (26%).
Share of workers 55 years and older, 2006
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.
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