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Number of persons who reported speaking more than one language at home on the rise in Canada

In 2011, 17.5% of the population, or 5.8 million persons, reported speaking at least two languages at home in Canada.6 In 2006, just under 4.5 million (14.2%) did so.

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Immigrant languages in the six largest major census metropolitan areas

Roughly 9 in 10 Canadians who reported speaking an immigrant language most often at home reside in a census metropolitan area (CMA). Most of them (80%) lived in the major CMAs of Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa - Gatineau. When persons living in the CMAs of Hamilton, Winnipeg and Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo are included, this proportion increased to 86%.

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Canada's population among the youngest in the G8

The proportion of seniors increased between 2006 and 2011 in all G8 countries except Russia, suggesting many countries face challenges related to population aging.

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 17,736
Population in 2006 15,623
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +13.5
Median age 39.5
Percent aged 15 and over 81.7
Population density (sq. km) 205.0
Land area (sq. km) 86.51
Number of private households 6,720
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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