Updated 2006 Census data

In the 2001 Census lesson Age and Sex, use the table below with Handout 2. Using these data, complete the 2006 population pyramid below.

Canada's population by age group and sex, 2006 Census of Population
Age group % males % females
Total 49.0 51.0
0 to 4 years 2.7 2.6
5 to 9 years 2.9 2.8
10 to 14 years 3.4 3.2
15 to 19 years 3.5 3.3
20 to 24 years 3.3 3.3
25 to 29 years 3.1 3.2
30 to 34 years 3.1 3.3
35 to 39 years 3.4 3.6
40 to 44 years 4.1 4.2
45 to 49 years 4.1 4.2
50 to 54 years 3.7 3.8
55 to 59 years 3.2 3.3
60 to 64 years 2.5 2.6
65 to 69 years 1.9 2.0
70 to 74 years 1.6 1.8
75 to 79 years 1.2 1.6
80 to 84 years 0.8 1.3
85 years and over 0.5 1.1

Use the structure below to create your pyramid. To get you started, the 0-4 category for males has already been drawn in. Highlight the bar that represents your age group and sex by shading it in a particular colour. Use different colours to shade in other bars that represent some of your relatives or friends.

2006 Population Pyramid

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