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More children living with grandparents

Some children share homes with their grandparents, including living arrangements where the parent(s) may or may not be present. Overall, 269,315 children aged 14 and under in 2011, or 4.8% of all children in this age group, lived with at least one grandparent, up from 3.3% in 2001. Most multigenerational households consisted of children, their parents and at least one grandparent.

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Regional variation in growth and distribution of census families

At the provincial/territorial level, census families grew most rapidly in the five years prior to the 2011 Census in Yukon (+11.9%), Nunavut (+10.6%) and Alberta (+10.5%), coinciding with faster population growth.

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Faster population aging in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec

From 2006 to 2011, the proportion of seniors increased faster in the Atlantic provinces (+1.7 percentage points) and Quebec (+1.6), compared to Ontario (+1.1), the Prairie provinces (0.0), British Columbia (+1.1) and the territories (+1.1).

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South Dundas, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - South Dundas, Ontario
Place type Township
Population in 2011 10,794
Population in 2006 10,535
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.5
Median age 47.3
Percent aged 15 and over 84.9
Population density (sq. km) 20.8
Land area (sq. km) 520.10
Number of private households 4,440
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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

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