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Married couples remain the predominant family structure despite declining share

Among census families, those comprised of common-law couples grew the most rapidly between 2006 and 2011, increasing 13.9% compared to a growth of 3.1% for married couples and 8.0% for lone-parent families. As in the 2001 to 2006 period, growth was higher between 2006 and 2011 for male lone-parent families (+16.2%) than for female lone-parent families (+6.0%).

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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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Population growth doubled in Yukon and Manitoba

In Yukon and Manitoba, population growth since 2006 was double the rate of the previous intercensal period (2001 to 2006), from 5.9% to 11.6% in Yukon, and from 2.6% to 5.2% in Manitoba.

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Shawinigan, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Shawinigan, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 50,060
Population in 2006 51,904
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -3.6
Median age 50.8
Percent aged 15 and over 88.6
Population density (sq. km) 68.2
Land area (sq. km) 733.48
Number of private households 24,165
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.0

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