Seniors account for 17 per cent of Windsor's population

Highlights of Statistics Canada's latest 2016 census release

Windsor's population is aging along with the rest of Canada.

Statistics Canada released the results of the 2016 census Wednesday morning, revealing that, for the first time, Canada is home to more seniors than children.

According to the census, there are now 5.9 million Canadian seniors, compared to 5.8 million Canadians aged 14 or younger.

Numbers for Windsor show the city is right on track with the rest of the country.

A total of 17.2 per cent of Windsor's population is made up of seniors, slightly higher than the national average of 16.9 per cent — including 80 people who are 100 or older.

Amherstburg, in particular, has one of the highest ratios of seniors, with one in five residents age 65 or older.

When it comes to kids, the Windsor is also on trend, with 16.7 per cent of the population under the age of 14, compared to the Canadian average of 16.6 per cent.