Children 0 to 5 as a proportion of the total population, by province and territory, Canada, 2016

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 051-0001 – Estimates of population, by age group and sex for July 1, 2016, Canada, provinces and territories, annual (persons unless otherwise noted). -accessed March 15, 2017.

In 2016, children under 6 accounted for 6.5% of the Canadian population.

This proportion varied by province and territory. Nunavut children under age 6 accounted for 13.1% of the population, and that figure was 8.1% in Saskatchewan, 7.8% in Alberta and 7.7% in Manitoba. In contrast, children under age 6 accounted for only 5.2% of the total population in Newfoundland & Labrador.