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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

Sunday, 14 October 2012 22:41

Ba-ba-ba Boom!

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As per the 2011 Canadian Census, children under the age of fifteen number just over 5,607,000 - roughly 17% of the Canadian population, which presently stands at 33,477,000 people.

The number of children under the age of five is growing at its highest rate since the 1956 – 1961 Baby Boom.

Children under the age of four represent 6% of the population and between 2006 and 2011, the number of children aged four and younger grew by 11%.

More babies are being born and the reasons for the increase vary:

  • There are a growing number of women who have reached a child-rearing age
  • There are a growing number of young families settling in western Canada
  • Women who put off having children have now chosen to start a family
  • More woman are having more children

The Baby Boom fertility levels reached 3.7 births per woman and as of 2009; the fertility level reached 1.67 births per woman.

Despite the lower level birth rates, the population growth in Canada is the highest among its G8 peers.

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