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Ten of the 15 census agglomerations with the strongest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in Alberta

From 2006 to 2011, 10 of the 15 census agglomerations posting the highest population growth were located in Alberta. As in the period between 2001 and 2006, Okotoks (Alberta), was the census agglomeration with the largest population growth between 2006 and 2011, at 42.9%. Wood Buffalo (Alberta), which ranked second for growth between 2001 and 2006, was again in second place between 2006 and 2011, with 27.1%.

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More children living with grandparents

Some children share homes with their grandparents, including living arrangements where the parent(s) may or may not be present. Overall, 269,315 children aged 14 and under in 2011, or 4.8% of all children in this age group, lived with at least one grandparent, up from 3.3% in 2001. Most multigenerational households consisted of children, their parents and at least one grandparent.

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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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Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec
Place type Paroisse (municipalité de)
Population in 2011 5,467
Population in 2006 5,131
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +6.5
Median age 43.2
Percent aged 15 and over 83.9
Population density (sq. km) 42.6
Land area (sq. km) 128.34
Number of private households 2,225
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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