The Baby Boom of the 1950's and 60's
What is the baby boom?
After World War Two, couples began to have an enormous amount of babies. It was not typical for families in the 1950’s and 60’s to have one or two babies, it usually consisted of four to five babies. Over 300,00 babies were born every year and by the 1965 the single largest group of Canadians were children under the age of ten.
Canada's population is predicted to exceed 40 million people by 2036. In 2012 there were approximately 1.4 million people aged 80 or over, and by 2036 this could increase to 3.3 million.In the past 20 years, that is between 1992 and 2012, the median age in Canada has increased by 6.4 years.