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Population aged 60 to 64 growing most rapidly

Of all five-year age groups, the 60 to 64 year old group experienced the fastest increase, at 29.1%. This suggests that population aging will accelerate in Canada in the coming years, as the large baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1965, reaches 65 years old. The first baby boomers reached 65 years old in 2011.

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Faster population aging in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec

From 2006 to 2011, the proportion of seniors increased faster in the Atlantic provinces (+1.7 percentage points) and Quebec (+1.6), compared to Ontario (+1.1), the Prairie provinces (0.0), British Columbia (+1.1) and the territories (+1.1).

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Nearly 6.6 million persons reported speaking a language other than English or French at home

In Canada, 4.7 million persons (14.2% of the population) reported speaking a language other than English or French most often at home and 1.9 million persons (5.8%) reported speaking such a language on a regular basis as a second language (in addition to their main home language, English or French). In all, 20.0% of Canada's population reported speaking a language other than English or French at home.

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Saint-Paul, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Saint-Paul, Quebec
Place type Municipalité
Population in 2011 5,122
Population in 2006 4,002
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +28.0
Median age 37.3
Percent aged 15 and over 80.4
Population density (sq. km) 103.7
Land area (sq. km) 49.39
Number of private households 2,055
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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