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). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=0510001&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=37&tabMode=dataTable&csid= -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.