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Increasing share of children aged 14 and under living with common-law parents

Of the 5,587,165 individuals aged 14 and under in Canada who lived in private households in 2011, 99.2% were children in census families who lived with married, common-law or lone parents. The remaining 0.8% of children in this age group lived with other relatives or non-relatives. The share of children aged 14 and under who lived with married parents, while still highest, fell from 68.4% in 2001 to 63.6% in 2011.

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Number of same-sex couples continues to increase

A total of 64,575 same-sex couple families were reported in the 2011 Census, up 42.4% from 45,345 in 2006. Of these couples, 21,015 were same-sex married couples and 43,560 were same-sex common-law couples. While 16.5% of same-sex couples were married couples in 2006, this share nearly doubled to 32.5% in 2011.

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Continuing decline in share of couples with children

Over the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, couples with children living at home fell as a share of all census families.

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Coldstream, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Coldstream, British Columbia
Place type District municipality
Population in 2011 10,314
Population in 2006 9,471
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +8.9
Median age 45.8
Percent aged 15 and over 83.3
Population density (sq. km) 155.6
Land area (sq. km) 66.28
Number of private households 3,800
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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