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Population of census metropolitan areas younger on average than the population living elsewhere

According to the 2011 Census, seniors accounted for 13.7% of the population of Canada's census metropolitan areas (CMAs). This was lower than the share of 17.0% in census agglomerations (CAs) and 17.2% in regions located outside CMAs and CAs.

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Highest population growth among the G8 countries

Canada's population grew by 5.9% between 2006 and 2011, up slightly from 5.4% for the previous intercensal period of 2001 to 2006.

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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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Louiseville, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Louiseville, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 7,517
Population in 2006 7,433
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +1.1
Median age 51.9
Percent aged 15 and over 89.3
Population density (sq. km) 120.1
Land area (sq. km) 62.59
Number of private households 3,575
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.0

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