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Share of the working-age population higher in Canada than in most G8 countries

In 2011, the working-age population (those aged 15 to 64) represented 68.5% of the Canadian population. This proportion was higher than any other G8 country, except Russia.

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Census agglomerations: highest proportion of seniors in Parksville, British Columbia, and Elliot Lake, Ontario

In 2011, seniors accounted for 38.6% of the population of Parksville, which is on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This was higher than in all other census agglomerations, as it was in the 2006 Census. Seniors represented 35.1% of the population of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Proportions of seniors for both CAs were more than twice the national average of 14.8%.

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Slower population growth in all Ontario census metropolitan areas except Toronto, Ottawa Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford

All CMAs in Ontario saw their population grow more slowly between 2006 and 2011, except Toronto, Ottawa - Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford. For example, the growth of Barrie, which led the way from 1996 to 2001 (+25.1%) and from 2001 to 2006 (+19.2%), fell to 5.6% between 2006 and 2011, a level slightly below the national average of 5.9%.

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Hinton, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Hinton, Alberta
Place type Town
Population in 2011 9,640
Population in 2006 9,738
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -1.0
Median age 36.4
Percent aged 15 and over 80.3
Population density (sq. km) 285.4
Land area (sq. km) 33.77
Number of private households 3,780
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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