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One-fifth of the population aged 15 and over live outside of census families

In 2011, 5,587,165 people aged 15 years and over did not live in census families, representing about one-fifth (20.5%) of this age group, up slightly from a decade earlier (18.8% in 2001). The largest category of these living arrangements was living alone, which accounted for 13.5% of the population aged 15 and over, up from 12.5% in 2001.

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Population aged 60 to 64 growing most rapidly

Of all five-year age groups, the 60 to 64 year old group experienced the fastest increase, at 29.1%. This suggests that population aging will accelerate in Canada in the coming years, as the large baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1965, reaches 65 years old. The first baby boomers reached 65 years old in 2011.

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One in 10 children live in stepfamilies

In total, 557,950 children aged 14 and under lived in stepfamilies in 2011, or 10.0% of children in private households. Among these children, most were stepchildrenNote 16 themselves (63.1%). The remainder were children of both parents in a couple but also lived with stepsiblings.

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Kitimat, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Kitimat, British Columbia
Place type District municipality
Population in 2011 8,335
Population in 2006 8,987
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -7.3
Median age 44.4
Percent aged 15 and over 83.3
Population density (sq. km) 34.7
Land area (sq. km) 240.01
Number of private households 3,630
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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