Median Age (Census)


Median age of the population

Methods and Limitations:

Population estimates based on the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2016 as delineated in the 2016 Census.

Postcensal estimates are based on the latest census counts adjusted for census net undercoverage (including adjustment for incompletely enumerated Indian reserves) and for the estimated population growth that occurred since that census. Intercensal estimates are based on postcensal estimates and census counts adjusted of the censuses preceding and following the considered year.

Preliminary postcensal population estimates for census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) in British Columbia were prepared by BC Stats. They were produced using a regression model based upon changes in residential electrical (hydro) connections and Ministry of Health Client Registry counts. These estimates were adjusted to Statistics Canada’s provincial estimates. Please note that for this specific case, the sum of components does not equal the population growth for preliminary data.


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Median Age (Census) in the Sustainable Development Goals

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