Census 2016: P.E.I. region's most youthful province

Census 2016: P.E.I. region's most youthful province

P.E.I. has the most youthful population in Atlantic Canada, according to 2016 census results released Wednesday, but it is still considerably older than the population of Canada as a whole.

The census figures show 15.9 per cent of Islanders are 14 or younger. No other Atlantic province had a percentage over 15 per cent.

Nationally the rate was 16.6 per cent.

While P.E.I. has a higher proportion of children, its proportion of seniors is about the same as the rest of the region, at just under 20 per cent.

The Island has 5,000 more people aged 65 or older than those aged 14 or younger,

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