Farm operators by sex and age, by province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture) (Canada)

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Farm operators by sex and age, by province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(Canada)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % of total number % of total % change
Canada          
All operators in Canada1,2 346,195 100.0 327,055 100.0 -5.5
  Under 35 39,920 11.5 29,925 9.1 -25.0
  35 to 54 185,575 53.6 164,160 50.2 -11.5
  55 and older 120,705 34.9 132,975 40.7 10.2
  Median age 49 … 51 … 4.1
Males 255,015 73.7 236,220 72.2 -7.4
  Under 35 29,430 8.5 22,170 6.8 -24.7
  35 to 54 132,060 38.1 114,695 35.1 -13.1
  55 and older 93,530 27.0 99,360 30.4 6.2
  Median age 49 … 52 … 6.1
Females 91,180 26.3 90,835 27.8 -0.4
  Under 35 10,490 3.0 7,755 2.4 -26.1
  35 to 54 53,510 15.5 49,465 15.1 -7.6
  55 and older 27,175 7.8 33,615 10.3 23.7
  Median age 48 … 50 … 4.2

For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.