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Number of same-sex couples continues to increase

A total of 64,575 same-sex couple families were reported in the 2011 Census, up 42.4% from 45,345 in 2006. Of these couples, 21,015 were same-sex married couples and 43,560 were same-sex common-law couples. While 16.5% of same-sex couples were married couples in 2006, this share nearly doubled to 32.5% in 2011.

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Highest increase in the number of children aged 4 and under in 50 years

The population of children aged 4 and under increased 11.0% between 2006 and 2011. This was the result of slightly higher fertility level and an increase in the number of women aged between 20 and 34 during that period.

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Higher population growth in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Compared to the previous five-year period (2001 to 2006), the rate of population growth between 2006 and 2011 has increased in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Furthermore, all provinces and most territories saw its population increase between 2006 and 2011. Two provinces had seen their population decline between 2001 and 2006, namely Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan.

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Ladysmith, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Ladysmith, British Columbia
Place type Town
Population in 2011 7,921
Population in 2006 7,538
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +5.1
Median age 48.3
Percent aged 15 and over 85.7
Population density (sq. km) 660.6
Land area (sq. km) 11.99
Number of private households 3,410
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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