The chart below shows the age distribution among individuals living within the Shawanaga 17 census sub division region, presented in the map above (#1). Information in the chart below is aggregated so as to not potentially identify specific individuals within the community through the census information presented.
Based on the information shown, children between the age of 0 – 4 make up the highest percentage of the population and there are no members within the community over the age of 75. The median age of the Shawanaga population is 33.2 years old. Nearly three quarters of the population is over the age of 15. The male population makes up a considerable amount of those who are over the age of 15. By comparison, the median age of males is over 38 years and for females it is 28.5. The ratio of the female to male population is nearly 50/50.
Statistics for the Canadian and Ontario age distribution, during the same time period, do not show the same picture. For Ontario, the median age was 40.4 years old. The female average age was nearly 13 years older than the female age in Shawanaga. Canada was very similar to the Ontario median age distribution.
The image above shows the percentage of the population in the region/area under the age of 15. It is worth noting that in the surrounding area there is a lower density of children between the ages of 0 – 14.
The image below shows the percentage of the population in the region/area over the age of 65. As you can see, Shawanaga is one of the few communities/areas that is below 10%. The remainder is over 20%. These statistics are consistent with First Nation statistics nationally that indicate First Nations have the youngest demographic in Canada.