A few weeks ago, Statistics Canada released data from the 2011 census concerning the age of the country’s population. In general, Canada’s getting older. But what about Prince Rupert?
Using the data from the census, we made two population pyramids, below. The one of the left shows the age data for Prince Rupert, the one on the right for Canada. They show the percentage of people by gender within 18 age cohorts. So, for example, the bottom bar in the Prince Rupert pyramid shows that 6.3 per cent of the male population is between the ages of 0-4, and 6.6 per cent of the female population is between the ages of 0-4.
While Canada’s pyramid shows a bulge in middle age (from 45-59 years old), Rupert’s shows two bulges: one for teenagers & young adults (10-24 years old), and one for middle-aged people & seniors (45-64). In either case, those bulges are bigger than the national average.
Click on the graph below for a larger image.