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Proportion of seniors living in a single-detached house declines with age

Census data show that the share of the population living in a single-detached house varies as individuals age. Among younger age groups, the proportion of men and women who lived in a single-detached house was similar. The prevalence of living in this type of housing declined for both sexes once individuals reached the age of 55. The decrease was more pronounced for women.

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Fewer young people about to enter the labour force than those about to leave it

In 2011, census data showed for the first time that there were more people in the age group where people typically leave the labour force (55 to 64), than in the age group where people typically enter it (15 to 24).

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Large differences in the age structure of provincial and territorial populations

From one province or territory to the next, the age structure of the population can vary greatly. Most often, these differences are the result of differentials in fertility and immigration levels, as well as in interprovincial migration patterns.

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 56,342
Population in 2006 52,687
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +6.9
Median age 39.2
Percent aged 15 and over 82.6
Population density (sq. km) 1931.3
Land area (sq. km) 29.17
Number of private households 20,650
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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