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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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Living in a couple the most common arrangement for seniors

Among the population aged 65 and over, the majority (56.4%) lived as part of a couple in 2011; a higher proportion than a decade earlier in 2001 (54.1%). More than 7 in 10 senior men (72.1%) and over 4 in 10 senior women (43.8%) lived in a couple in 2011.

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English-French bilingualism in Canada

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of persons who reported that they were able to conduct a conversation in both of Canada's official languages increased by 350,000 to 5.8 million. The English-French bilingualism rate within the overall population went from 17.4% to 17.5%.

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 17,736
Population in 2006 15,623
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +13.5
Median age 39.5
Percent aged 15 and over 81.7
Population density (sq. km) 205.0
Land area (sq. km) 86.51
Number of private households 6,720
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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