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Living alone: The most common arrangement in residences for senior citizens

The census counted 127,925 seniors, 2.6% of the population aged 65 and over, living in residences for senior citizens. About 72.3% of them were women and 27.7% men.

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Stepfamilies: Counted for the first time in 2011

With the 2011 Census, it is possible for the first time to classify census families comprised of couples with children as either intact families or stepfamilies.

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Higher population growth in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Compared to the previous five-year period (2001 to 2006), the rate of population growth between 2006 and 2011 has increased in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Furthermore, all provinces and most territories saw its population increase between 2006 and 2011. Two provinces had seen their population decline between 2001 and 2006, namely Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan.

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Big Lakes, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Big Lakes, Alberta
Place type Municipal district
Population in 2011 5,912
Population in 2006 5,989
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -1.3
Median age 37.2
Percent aged 15 and over 75.9
Population density (sq. km) 0.4
Land area (sq. km) 13,928.13
Number of private households 2,145
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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