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Population aged 60 to 64 growing most rapidly

Of all five-year age groups, the 60 to 64 year old group experienced the fastest increase, at 29.1%. This suggests that population aging will accelerate in Canada in the coming years, as the large baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1965, reaches 65 years old. The first baby boomers reached 65 years old in 2011.

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Continuing decline in share of couples with children

Over the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, couples with children living at home fell as a share of all census families.

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Record high proportion of people aged 45 to 64 in the working-age population

In 2011, the proportion of people aged 45 to 64 among the working-age population reached 42.4%, a record proportion. This was well above the proportion of 28.6% observed in 1991.

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Williams Lake, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Williams Lake, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 10,832
Population in 2006 10,744
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +0.8
Median age 39.7
Percent aged 15 and over 81.6
Population density (sq. km) 327.0
Land area (sq. km) 33.13
Number of private households 4,530
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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Video: Families, households and marital status data, 2011 Census

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