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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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Proportion of seniors living in special care facilities increases with age

As people age, they are more likely to live in collective dwellings that provide ongoing support and assistance services, professional health monitoring, care and treatment.

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Married couples remain the predominant family structure despite declining share

Among census families, those comprised of common-law couples grew the most rapidly between 2006 and 2011, increasing 13.9% compared to a growth of 3.1% for married couples and 8.0% for lone-parent families. As in the 2001 to 2006 period, growth was higher between 2006 and 2011 for male lone-parent families (+16.2%) than for female lone-parent families (+6.0%).

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Saugeen Shores, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Saugeen Shores, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 12,661
Population in 2006 11,720
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +8.0
Median age 49.1
Percent aged 15 and over 87.2
Population density (sq. km) 74.1
Land area (sq. km) 170.97
Number of private households 5,485
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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Video: Families, households and marital status data, 2011 Census

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