Table 5 Airdrie, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groupsBoth sexesMalesFemales
0 to 14 24.4% 25.1% 23.6%
15 to 64 70.0% 69.8% 70.1%
65 and over 5.7% 5.1% 6.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Airdrie, CY was 5.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 24.4%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.


Airdrie, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 6 Airdrie, CY – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sexPopulation
20112006change% change
Both sexes
Total 42,565 28,925 13,640 47.2
0 to 14 10,370 7,025 3,345 47.6
15 to 64 29,780 20,345 9,435 46.4
65 and over 2,420 1,565 855 54.6
Males
Total 21,385 14,540 6,845 47.1
0 to 14 5,375 3,595 1,780 49.5
15 to 64 14,935 10,260 4,675 45.6
65 and over 1,080 680 400 58.8
Females
Total 21,175 14,390 6,785 47.2
0 to 14 4,995 3,430 1,565 45.6
15 to 64 14,840 10,080 4,760 47.2
65 and over 1,340 880 460 52.3

Airdrie, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Chart D: Airdrie, CY - Population by five-year age groups and sex
Table 7 Airdrie, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groupsBoth sexesMalesFemales
Total - Age groups 42,565 21,385 21,175
0 to 4 years 4,150 2,155 1,995
5 to 9 years 3,315 1,715 1,605
10 to 14 years 2,905 1,505 1,400
15 to 19 years 2,740 1,430 1,310
20 to 24 years 2,550 1,320 1,230
25 to 29 years 3,550 1,705 1,850
30 to 34 years 4,265 2,085 2,180
35 to 39 years 3,870 1,925 1,940
40 to 44 years 3,335 1,715 1,615
45 to 49 years 3,045 1,520 1,525
50 to 54 years 2,720 1,340 1,375
55 to 59 years 2,210 1,140 1,075
60 to 64 years 1,490 755 740
65 to 69 years 840 440 400
70 to 74 years 550 235 315
75 to 79 years 395 180 215
80 to 84 years 320 130 195
85 years and over 320 95 220
Median age 32.4 32.1 32.7

Airdrie, CY – Median age1 of the population

Chart E: Canada, Alberta and Airdrie, CY - Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses

In 2011, the median age in Airdrie, CYwas 32.4 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 8 Canada, Alberta and Airdrie, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
 Median age
20062011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Airdrie, CY 32.6 32.4

Symbols:

SymbolDescription
··· not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.

Note(s):

  1. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated May 29, 2012.

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