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Lowest population growth for Ontario since the 1981 to 1986 period

Ontario's population grew by 5.7% between 2006 and 2011. This is slightly lower than the growth of 6.6% between 2001 and 2006, and the lowest population growth since the period from 1981 to 1986. Nevertheless, this growth was close to the national average.

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Between 2006 and 2011, all census metropolitan areas located in Western Canada have had higher population growth than the national average, except Winnipeg and Victoria

The four Canadian CMAs with the highest rates of population growth since 2006 are located in Western Canada: Calgary (+12.6%), Edmonton (+12.1%), Saskatoon (+11.4%) and Kelowna (+10.8%). Of all the CMAs located in the Prairie provinces and British Columbia, only Winnipeg (+5.1%) and Victoria (+4.4%) had population growth below the national average.

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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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Lethbridge, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Lethbridge, Alberta
Place type City
Population in 2011 83,517
Population in 2006 74,685
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +11.8
Median age 37.4
Percent aged 15 and over 83.5
Population density (sq. km) 682.6
Land area (sq. km) 122.36
Number of private households 34,140
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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