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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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Living in a couple the most common arrangement for seniors

Among the population aged 65 and over, the majority (56.4%) lived as part of a couple in 2011; a higher proportion than a decade earlier in 2001 (54.1%). More than 7 in 10 senior men (72.1%) and over 4 in 10 senior women (43.8%) lived in a couple in 2011.

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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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Niagara Falls, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Place type City
Population in 2011 82,997
Population in 2006 82,184
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +1.0
Median age 43.3
Percent aged 15 and over 84.4
Population density (sq. km) 395.8
Land area (sq. km) 209.71
Number of private households 33,380
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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