Metro Vancouver released a fascinating map that showed that the median age of a resident was 40.2 years in 2011. This is an increase of nearly 3 years from the 2006 census median age of 37.4 years. The “median age” is defined as “the age at which 50% of the population is older and 50% of the population is younger” than 40.2 years old.
The map was originally published in the June 6, 2014 meeting agenda for the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee (final page). Additional maps are available from Metro Vancouver in their statistics section. For convenience, we’ve reproduced the full map below (click to enlarge / download PDF):
What impacts does an aging population have on the Metro Vancouver region? There are many open questions that policy planners must grapple with over the next several years.