Median age

 Chart 3 Median age of population by Aboriginal identity, 2006

Aboriginal people are younger on average than non-Aboriginal people

In Canada in 2006 the median age (the exact age where half the population is older and half is younger) of the total Aboriginal population was 27 compared to 40 years of age for the non-Aboriginal population. Across the Aboriginal identity groups there was a variation of nearly 10 years between the median ages. The Métis population had the highest median age at 30 years, while the Inuit population had a median age of 22 years. First Nations people fell in between with a median age of 25 years.

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Census highlight tables provide median age data for Aboriginal identity for Canada, as well as provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions.

Topic-based tabulations Aboriginal peoples provide age distributions for Aboriginal ancestry and registered Indian status

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2006 Census: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in 2006: Inuit, Métis and First Nations, 2006 Census

This article reveals that the number of people who identified themselves as an Aboriginal person has surpassed the one-million mark, and provides information on age distribution, Aboriginal languages, living arrangements, housing characteristics and geographic mobility. Separate data are provided for Inuit, Métis and First Nations people.

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