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In metropolitan and non-metropolitan Canada, only census metropolitan areas as a group have experienced a rate of population growth above the national average

Between 2006 and 2011, only census metropolitan areas (CMAs) as a group has grown at a rate above the national average, at 7.4% compared with 5.9%. The population living in all other regions of Canada, that is in census agglomerations (CAs) and in regions outside of CMAs and CAs, grew at a rate lower than the national average.

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Linguistic duality: English and French in Canadian society

Canada's linguistic duality is reflected in the fact that 98% of its population reported that it was able to conduct a conversation in either English or French. Similarly, either English or French are spoken at least on a regular basis at home in Canada by 94% of the population. These two languages are used most often at home by 89% of the population.

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Highest population growth among the G8 countries

Canada's population grew by 5.9% between 2006 and 2011, up slightly from 5.4% for the previous intercensal period of 2001 to 2006.

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Summerside, Prince Edward Island

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Place type City
Population in 2011 14,751
Population in 2006 14,500
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +1.7
Median age 44.1
Percent aged 15 and over 83.3
Population density (sq. km) 520.1
Land area (sq. km) 28.36
Number of private households 6,270
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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