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Aging in rural Canada

  • A change in the number of seniors represents a change in the demand for (private and / or public) services required by seniors
  • We show the 10 non-metro census divisions (CDs) with the largest annual rate of growth in the number of seniors from 1996 to 2012 (with a growth of 4.6% per year or more)
  • There were 10 non-metro CDs with a decline in the number of seniors

Population of seniors

Metro refers to residents of Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs). CMAs have 50,000 or more in the built-up core (100,000 or more prior to 2006) and includes all neighbouring towns and municipalities where 50 percent or more of the workforce commutes to the built-up core.

A census division (CD) is a group of census subdivisions (which are incorporated towns, incorporated municipalities or equivalent) that are counties, MRCs, regional districts or, for some provinces, a CD is a grouping of census subdivisions for statistical purposes (as in Newfoundland and Labrador and in the three Prairie Provinces).

A non-metro census division has no towns or municipalities that are delineated as part of a CMA.

Page Updated: 26/04/2018