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How old are we getting? Statistics Canada to say in new census data

Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on July 3, 2019. The national agency will release new data from the 2021 census on Wednesday. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press file photo

Note: Canada’s 2021 census has been revealed. Read about it here.

With every year that Canada’s baby boomers blow out another candle, the country’s population skews older.

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada will reveal just how much older we’ve become.

The agency is scheduled to release the next set of findings from the 2021 census at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and officials are set to speak at a news conference at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

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The 2016 census showed Canada’s seniors over age 65 outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger for the first time.

The latest release will detail how quickly Canada’s population has aged since then, and in what kind of housing people are now living.

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A new data point on the census will provide details on transgender and non-binary populations.

The figures could help shape government policy, and ensure non-binary populations are recognized.

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