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Large differences in the age structure of provincial and territorial populations

From one province or territory to the next, the age structure of the population can vary greatly. Most often, these differences are the result of differentials in fertility and immigration levels, as well as in interprovincial migration patterns.

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The number of Canadians aged 65 and older is up and is close to 5 million

The 2011 Census counted 4,945,060 people aged 65 and older in Canada, an increase of more than 609,810, or 14.1%, between 2006 and 2011. This rate of growth was more than double the 5.9% increase for the Canadian population as a whole.

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Twelve of the 15 census agglomerations registering a decrease in their population between 2006 and 2011 were located in Ontario, Quebec or the Atlantic provinces

Of the 15 census agglomerations registering a decrease in their population between 2006 and 2011, 12 were located in Ontario, Quebec or the Atlantic provinces. Thompson in Manitoba, Chatham-Kent in Ontario and Cape Breton in Nova Scotia had decreases in excess of 4.0%.

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Whitecourt, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Whitecourt, Alberta
Place type Town
Population in 2011 9,605
Population in 2006 8,971
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +7.1
Median age 31.9
Percent aged 15 and over 77.7
Population density (sq. km) 367.4
Land area (sq. km) 26.14
Number of private households 3,630
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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