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2006 Census: Family portrait: Continuity and change in Canadian families and households in 2006: Subprovincial changes

Over half of the 25 municipalities showing lowest proportions of households with couples and children located in British Columbia

More than half (15) of the 25 municipalities that had the lowest proportions of households with couples and children in 2006 were in British Columbia. Seven of them (Victoria, Capital G, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Sidney, Nanaimo E and Capital F) were on Vancouver Island. According to 2006 Census data, they had the oldest populations in Canada (See Portrait of the Canadian Population in 2006, by Age and Sex: Subprovincial population dynamics). Older populations generally had fewer households comprised of couples and children, as many of those children are probably adults.

Other municipalities that had among the lowest proportions of households with couples and children in Canada also had among the oldest populations in the country. Examples include Elliot Lake and Perth, Ontario, and Gimli, Manitoba.

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