The Canadian Press

2012-05-29 | Census Main

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New census data showed Canada now has a higher proportion of seniors than at any time in its history. The release from the 2011 survey showed the population of people over 65 exploded in five years since the previous census. Laurent Martel, a senior demographer at Stats Canada, said the one big surprise was the increase in the number of children under the age of four. (The data also showed that for the first time ever, the number of people on the crest of retirement age and ready to leave the workforce was larger than the group getting ready to enter.)

Date: 2012-05-29
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << is there any significant increase because it's the first the first time we see such an increase in 50 years in Canada since the end of the baby boom. And actually we've seen an increase in all provinces and territories so it's a it's also a first in 50 years >>


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