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Canada's population among the youngest in the G8

The proportion of seniors increased between 2006 and 2011 in all G8 countries except Russia, suggesting many countries face challenges related to population aging.

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Record high proportion of people aged 45 to 64 in the working-age population

In 2011, the proportion of people aged 45 to 64 among the working-age population reached 42.4%, a record proportion. This was well above the proportion of 28.6% observed in 1991.

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Twelve of the 15 municipalities with the highest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in CMAs or CAs

Of the 15 municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more that posted the largest population increases in the last 5 years, only 3 were located outside of CMAs and CAs: La Broquerie (Manitoba), Blackfalds (Alberta), and Marieville (Quebec). However, these three municipalities are all located close to a CMA or CA, Steinbach, Red Deer and Montreal respectively.

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Petawawa, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Petawawa, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 15,988
Population in 2006 14,651
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +9.1
Median age 30.4
Percent aged 15 and over 79.5
Population density (sq. km) 97.1
Land area (sq. km) 164.68
Number of private households 6,035
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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