Proportion of the total population who were children and youth from birth to 24 years, by age group, Canada, 2000 and 2010

Although the actual number of children and youth in Canada increased from 2000 to 2010, they accounted for slightly less as a proportion of the total population – 30% in 2010 compared to 33% in 2000.
In 2010, infants, toddlers and young children between the ages of birth and 14 years accounted for 16.5% of Canada’s overall population compared to 19.2% in 2000.


As the proportion children of various age groups, as a total of the Canadian population fluctuates, appropriate shifts in resources and services will have to be made.