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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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Living in a couple the most common arrangement for seniors

Among the population aged 65 and over, the majority (56.4%) lived as part of a couple in 2011; a higher proportion than a decade earlier in 2001 (54.1%). More than 7 in 10 senior men (72.1%) and over 4 in 10 senior women (43.8%) lived in a couple in 2011.

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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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Haldimand County, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Haldimand County, Ontario
Place type City
Population in 2011 44,876
Population in 2006 45,212
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -0.7
Median age 43.1
Percent aged 15 and over 82.8
Population density (sq. km) 35.9
Land area (sq. km) 1,251.57
Number of private households 16,820
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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