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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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The number of children aged 4 and under on the rise everywhere

For the first time in 50 years, the number of children aged 4 and under increased in all provinces and territories between 2006 and 2011.

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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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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Place type City
Population in 2011 75,141
Population in 2006 74,948
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +0.3
Median age 45.7
Percent aged 15 and over 85.8
Population density (sq. km) 336.6
Land area (sq. km) 223.26
Number of private households 32,515
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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