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Twelve of the 15 municipalities with the highest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in CMAs or CAs

Of the 15 municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more that posted the largest population increases in the last 5 years, only 3 were located outside of CMAs and CAs: La Broquerie (Manitoba), Blackfalds (Alberta), and Marieville (Quebec). However, these three municipalities are all located close to a CMA or CA, Steinbach, Red Deer and Montreal respectively.

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Increasing share of children aged 14 and under living with common-law parents

Of the 5,587,165 individuals aged 14 and under in Canada who lived in private households in 2011, 99.2% were children in census families who lived with married, common-law or lone parents. The remaining 0.8% of children in this age group lived with other relatives or non-relatives. The share of children aged 14 and under who lived with married parents, while still highest, fell from 68.4% in 2001 to 63.6% in 2011.

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33.5 million Canadians enumerated

On May 10, 2011, 33,476,688 people were enumerated in the census. This is almost twice as many people as in 1961, when Canada was experiencing a major baby boom. It is also about 10 times as many people as in the 1861 Census, a few years before the signing of the British North America Act that created the Canadian Confederation, when 3.2 million people were enumerated in the census.

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Drumheller, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Drumheller, Alberta
Place type Town
Population in 2011 8,029
Population in 2006 7,932
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +1.2
Median age 40.4
Percent aged 15 and over 85.1
Population density (sq. km) 74.4
Land area (sq. km) 107.93
Number of private households 3,180
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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