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Faster population aging in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec

From 2006 to 2011, the proportion of seniors increased faster in the Atlantic provinces (+1.7 percentage points) and Quebec (+1.6), compared to Ontario (+1.1), the Prairie provinces (0.0), British Columbia (+1.1) and the territories (+1.1).

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One in 10 children live in stepfamilies

In total, 557,950 children aged 14 and under lived in stepfamilies in 2011, or 10.0% of children in private households. Among these children, most were stepchildrenNote 16 themselves (63.1%). The remainder were children of both parents in a couple but also lived with stepsiblings.

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Slower population growth in all Ontario census metropolitan areas except Toronto, Ottawa Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford

All CMAs in Ontario saw their population grow more slowly between 2006 and 2011, except Toronto, Ottawa - Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford. For example, the growth of Barrie, which led the way from 1996 to 2001 (+25.1%) and from 2001 to 2006 (+19.2%), fell to 5.6% between 2006 and 2011, a level slightly below the national average of 5.9%.

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Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Quebec
Place type Municipalité
Population in 2011 6,195
Population in 2006 4,958
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +24.9
Median age 38.2
Percent aged 15 and over 80.5
Population density (sq. km) 149.7
Land area (sq. km) 41.38
Number of private households 2,270
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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