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Highest increase in the number of children aged 4 and under in 50 years

The population of children aged 4 and under increased 11.0% between 2006 and 2011. This was the result of slightly higher fertility level and an increase in the number of women aged between 20 and 34 during that period.

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Number of same-sex couples continues to increase

A total of 64,575 same-sex couple families were reported in the 2011 Census, up 42.4% from 45,345 in 2006. Of these couples, 21,015 were same-sex married couples and 43,560 were same-sex common-law couples. While 16.5% of same-sex couples were married couples in 2006, this share nearly doubled to 32.5% in 2011.

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Population of census metropolitan areas younger on average than the population living elsewhere

According to the 2011 Census, seniors accounted for 13.7% of the population of Canada's census metropolitan areas (CMAs). This was lower than the share of 17.0% in census agglomerations (CAs) and 17.2% in regions located outside CMAs and CAs.

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Mirabel, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Mirabel, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 41,957
Population in 2006 34,626
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +21.2
Median age 35.0
Percent aged 15 and over 77.5
Population density (sq. km) 86.4
Land area (sq. km) 485.59
Number of private households 15,765
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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