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Strong increase in Saskatchewan's population growth

After negative population growth (-1.1%) between 1996 to 2001 and 2001 to 2006, Saskatchewan saw its growth exceed the national average between 2006 and 2011, at 6.7%. This level was the third largest among Canada's provinces, behind two other Western provinces, Alberta (+10.8%) and British Columbia (+7.0%).

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Faster population aging in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec

From 2006 to 2011, the proportion of seniors increased faster in the Atlantic provinces (+1.7 percentage points) and Quebec (+1.6), compared to Ontario (+1.1), the Prairie provinces (0.0), British Columbia (+1.1) and the territories (+1.1).

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Between 2006 and 2011, all census metropolitan areas located in Western Canada have had higher population growth than the national average, except Winnipeg and Victoria

The four Canadian CMAs with the highest rates of population growth since 2006 are located in Western Canada: Calgary (+12.6%), Edmonton (+12.1%), Saskatoon (+11.4%) and Kelowna (+10.8%). Of all the CMAs located in the Prairie provinces and British Columbia, only Winnipeg (+5.1%) and Victoria (+4.4%) had population growth below the national average.

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Dysart and Others, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Dysart and Others, Ontario
Place type Township
Population in 2011 5,966
Population in 2006 5,526
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +8.0
Median age 53.4
Percent aged 15 and over 89.1
Population density (sq. km) 4.0
Land area (sq. km) 1,483.51
Number of private households 2,655
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.2

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