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Linguistic duality: English and French in Canadian society

Canada's linguistic duality is reflected in the fact that 98% of its population reported that it was able to conduct a conversation in either English or French. Similarly, either English or French are spoken at least on a regular basis at home in Canada by 94% of the population. These two languages are used most often at home by 89% of the population.

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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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Canada's population among the youngest in the G8

The proportion of seniors increased between 2006 and 2011 in all G8 countries except Russia, suggesting many countries face challenges related to population aging.

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Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Place type Town
Population in 2011 17,695
Population in 2006 12,584
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +40.6
Median age 35.2
Percent aged 15 and over 78.6
Population density (sq. km) 605.2
Land area (sq. km) 29.24
Number of private households 6,495
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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