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Population aged 60 to 64 growing most rapidly

Of all five-year age groups, the 60 to 64 year old group experienced the fastest increase, at 29.1%. This suggests that population aging will accelerate in Canada in the coming years, as the large baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1965, reaches 65 years old. The first baby boomers reached 65 years old in 2011.

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One-fifth of the population aged 15 and over live outside of census families

In 2011, 5,587,165 people aged 15 years and over did not live in census families, representing about one-fifth (20.5%) of this age group, up slightly from a decade earlier (18.8% in 2001). The largest category of these living arrangements was living alone, which accounted for 13.5% of the population aged 15 and over, up from 12.5% in 2001.

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Immigrant languages in the six largest major census metropolitan areas

Roughly 9 in 10 Canadians who reported speaking an immigrant language most often at home reside in a census metropolitan area (CMA). Most of them (80%) lived in the major CMAs of Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa - Gatineau. When persons living in the CMAs of Hamilton, Winnipeg and Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo are included, this proportion increased to 86%.

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Foothills No. 31, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Foothills No. 31, Alberta
Place type Municipal district
Population in 2011 21,258
Population in 2006 19,731
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +7.7
Median age 45.4
Percent aged 15 and over 83.0
Population density (sq. km) 5.8
Land area (sq. km) 3,642.90
Number of private households 7,645
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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