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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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Foster children: Counted for the first time in 2011

The 2011 Census counted foster children for the first time. This is a small population who are placed in the foster care system when, for various reasons, they do not live in their parental home. The foster system, including the establishment of age eligibility, is provincial/territorial jurisdiction. The majority of foster children reported in the 2011 Census were aged 14 and under (29,590 or 61.8%).

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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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Comox Valley A, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Comox Valley A, British Columbia
Place type Regional district electoral area
Population in 2011 6,899
Population in 2006 6,973
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -1.1
Median age 53.9
Percent aged 15 and over 89.6
Population density (sq. km) 14.0
Land area (sq. km) 492.72
Number of private households 3,225
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.1

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