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A portrait of seniors in Canada, 2006 : Portrait des aînés au Canada, 2006

2007

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Specifically, the goal of this report is to draw an up-to-date portrait of the general well-being of seniors, in absolute terms, in comparison with previous cohorts of seniors and in comparison with persons of younger ages.1 Several challenges associated with portraying the general well-being of seniors should be noted. [...] Between 1981 and 2005, the number of seniors in Canada increased from 2.4 to 4.2 million and their share of the total population increased from 9.6% to 13.1%. [...] In contrast, the share of the population comprised of seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador is projected to increase from 13.1% to 26.6% - an increase of 13.4 percentage points. [...] Overall, across the ten provinces, the share of the population comprised of seniors will increase least in Ontario and the West and most in the Atlantic provinces. [...] Between 1981 and 2005, there was a small shift in the distribution of the total population and in the population of seniors across the provinces and territories.

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health education school psychology mental health canada ageing aged alcoholism consumer price index culture demography inuit language medicine social sciences pension population aging older people health services for the aged goal further education chronic condition first nations territories nunavut census geographic units of canada wellness chronic obstructive pulmonary disease behaviours heavy drinkers

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