A Portrait of Seniors in Canada (89-519-X)

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This report depicts the demographic characteristics, health and wellness, living arrangements, social networks and social participation, security from crime and victimization, work patterns and related activities, income and expenditures, and lifestyles of the population aged 65 and over. It examines many of these issues, where data allow, in terms of different age groups within the senior population, for example those aged 65 to 74 and those aged 85 and over. Information are also presented for individuals in the 55 to 64 age range.

The report also includes a chapter on Aboriginal seniors and a chapter on immigrant seniors.

It presents the most comprehensive statistical picture of the situation of Canada's senior population with data drawn from a wide array of sources including the census, as well as other surveys such as the National Population Health Survey, General Social Survey, Canadian Community Health Survey, and Survey of Labour and Income dynamics.

Frequency: Occasional

Status: Ongoing/Available (Paper, HTML, PDF)

Author(s): Grant Schellenberg and Martin Turcotte


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ARCHIVED – 2006 February 27, 2007 More info
ARCHIVED – 1997 October 1, 1999 More info
ARCHIVED – 1996 February 6, 1997 More info
ARCHIVED – 1990 October 2, 1990 More info

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