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Population of census metropolitan areas younger on average than the population living elsewhere

According to the 2011 Census, seniors accounted for 13.7% of the population of Canada's census metropolitan areas (CMAs). This was lower than the share of 17.0% in census agglomerations (CAs) and 17.2% in regions located outside CMAs and CAs.

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Ten of the 15 census agglomerations with the strongest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in Alberta

From 2006 to 2011, 10 of the 15 census agglomerations posting the highest population growth were located in Alberta. As in the period between 2001 and 2006, Okotoks (Alberta), was the census agglomeration with the largest population growth between 2006 and 2011, at 42.9%. Wood Buffalo (Alberta), which ranked second for growth between 2001 and 2006, was again in second place between 2006 and 2011, with 27.1%.

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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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Goderich, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Goderich, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 7,521
Population in 2006 7,563
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -0.6
Median age 48.5
Percent aged 15 and over 86.0
Population density (sq. km) 950.8
Land area (sq. km) 7.91
Number of private households 3,375
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.2

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