Nunavut still the youngest place in Canada: StatsCan
Half of Nunavut’s population younger than 25.8 years
Nunavut continues to be the youngest jurisdiction in Canada. That’s according to a Sept. 29 Statistics Canada report.
StatsCan reveals that in 2015, 31 per cent of Nunavut’s population — slightly less than one in three Nunavummiut — is under the age of 14.
This makes Nunavut by far the province or territory with the youngest population.
Quite a different situation can be found in the rest of Canada where the number of persons aged 65 years and older exceeds the number of children aged 0 to 14 years.
There are more babies than elders in Nunavut: of the 36,919 residents of Nunavut, 1,317 are over 65, while you’ll find 4,194 under four years old.
The median age for Nunavummiut is 25.8 years — 26.1 for men and 25.4 for women, StatsCan tables show. That means half the population is under the age of 25.8 years.
The tables also show that, during the first six months of this year, Nunavut increased its numbers by 406 births, while 101 residents died.
With more births than deaths, Nunavut continues to record high annual population growth rates.
The territory’s growth stands above the national average, at 2.3 per cent.
Meanwhile, the population decreased in two provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick.
With respect to its growth rate, Nunavut ranks second only to Alberta, but in that province, most of the growth is due to people moving there, not to a high birth rate.