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A Portrait of Seniors in Canada

A closer look at the lives of Canadian seniors

Seniors represent one of the fastest growing groups in Canadian society today. Analysts across the country are trying to predict the impact that this group will have on demands for services, products, and special programs.

Statistics Canada’s publication A Portrait of Seniors in Canada can help you understand the issues affecting seniors. For example, did you know that:


  • The number of seniors in Canada is projected to increase from 4.2 million to 9.8 million between 2005 and 2036.
  • In 2005 women accounted for almost 75% of persons aged 90 or older.
  • In 2003, just under 4,000 incidents of violence against persons aged 65 or older were reported to 122 police services in Canada.

A Portrait of Seniors in Canada is loaded with information from several Statistics Canada surveys and describes numerous aspects of the lives of seniors. It will point you to the crucial issues inherent in an aging population, such as:

  • Increasing life expectancy
  • Social support in the home
  • Home ownership
  • Literacy
  • Sources of income
  • Social activities
  • and much more!

Statistics Canada provides you with the key to understanding the current state of this evolving group of Canadians.

This comprehensive profile of Canadian seniors contains over 300 pages loaded with facts and figures touching on seniors’ family status and living arrangements, housing, health, education, work and leisure patterns, income, and other lifestyle characteristics. Take a closer look at the table of contents and discover for yourself the wealth of facts and figures to be found in A Portrait of Seniors in Canada.

What’s more…this special edition of A Portrait of Seniors in Canada is available to you for free in either print, HTML or PDF version.
Click here to get to read the archive copy of " A Portrait of Seniors in Canada".

You may also read the full article includign a video on "More than 1 out of every 6 people in Canada over age 64 in July" here:


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