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Age and Sex in Peel

From 1996 to 2001, Peelís population increased 16.0 per cent. Our growth rate from 1996 to 2001 was the same as it was from 1991 to 1996.

Median age refers to the age that separates the highest half of the population from the lowest half. Peel's median age of 34.4 years is well below the national average of 37.6 years. Brampton had the youngest median age (32.9 years) while Caledon had the oldest (35.9 years). Mississauga's median age stood at 35.0 years.

Over 30 per cent of our population was over 45 years old, while 6.9 per cent was less than 4 years old.

Peel's population increased in all age groups from 1991 to 2001. The most significant gains were noted among seniors aged 65 years and older (a 69.2 per cent increase) and among older working age adults aged 45 - 65 years (a 64.5 per cent increase). The pre-school population (aged 0 - 4 years) experienced the smallest increase with 18.2 per cent.

In 2001, females accounted for 50.5 per cent of Peel's 988,950 residents while males accounted for 49.5 per cent of Peelís population. Since 1991, the number of females has been increasing faster than the number of males. Over the last decade the number of females in Peel has increased by 36.0 per cent (or 132,315 persons) while the number of males increased by 33.9 per cent (or 123,840 persons).

From 1991 to 2001 there were some interesting shifts in the proportions of males and females in the senior population (persons aged 65 years and older). In 1991, males comprised 41.5 per cent of the senior population. By 2001, this figure had risen to 44.0 per cent. The proportion of senior females decreased from 58.5 per cent to 56.0 per cent during this period.

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Peel Age Groups by 2001 Proportion and Percent Change from 1991 to 2001


Age Group Population in
2001
Proportion of Peel's
Population in 2001
Percentage Change
from 1991 to 2001
0-4 years 68,115 6.9 per cent 18.2 per cent
5-19 years 219,980 22.2 per cent 35.1 per cent
20-44 years 397,050 40.1 per cent 20.7 per cent
45-64 years 224,995 22.8 per cent 64.5 per cent
65+ years 78,805 8.0 per cent 69.2 per cent

Source: Statistics Canada, 1991 and 2001 Censuses


Proportion of Males and Females in Peel's Senior Population (Aged 65 Years and Older), 1991 to 2001


Proportion of Males and Females in Peel's Senior Population (Aged 65 Years and Older), 1991 to 2001

Source: Statistics Canada, 1991, 1996 and 2001 Censuses


Age and Sex Profile of Peelís Population


Age and Sex Profile of Peelís Population

Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census


 Other Resources

1996 Census Tables

Statistics from the 1996 Census on a variety of topics.

2001 Census Tables

Statistics from the 2001 Census on a variety of topics.

2006 Census Tables

Statistics from the 2006 Census on a variety of topics.

Ward Profiles

Information from the 2001 Census for each ward in Peel.

In-Depth Census Reports

In-depth reports on topics such as age and sex, education and earnings, home languages, households and dwellings, immigration and more.

Reference Maps

Regional orientation maps and maps of areas used for analyzing data.

Additional Data Holdings

Regional orientation maps and maps of areas used for analyzing data.

Please send comments and questions to:

Peel Data Centre
Region of Peel
Service Innovation, Information and Technology Department,
Information Management Division
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 6th Flr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9