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Average Age of Canada's Core Public Infrastructure - text description

Bar graph from Statistics Canada, Investment and Capital Stock Division, showing the age of Canada's core public infrastructure (CPI) over a period of 49 years (from 1961 to 2010).

In 1961, the average age of CPI is at just over 15 years. In 2001 the age of Canada's CPI peaked at 17.0 years. Between 2001 and 2010, this average age fell from 17 to 14.7 years, including a drop of a full year between 2008 and 2010. The average age of CPI is 15.4 years.

Source: Statistics Canada, Investment and Capital Stock Division.

Note: CPI includes bridges, roads, water, wastewater, transit, plus cultural and recreational facilities.

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