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Proportion of seniors living in a single-detached house declines with age

Census data show that the share of the population living in a single-detached house varies as individuals age. Among younger age groups, the proportion of men and women who lived in a single-detached house was similar. The prevalence of living in this type of housing declined for both sexes once individuals reached the age of 55. The decrease was more pronounced for women.

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Seven of the 10 municipalities with the highest proportion of persons aged 65 and over located in British Columbia

Seven of the 10 municipalities with the highest proportion of seniors were in British Columbia. Seniors accounted for nearly 1 out of every 2 people (47.2%) in the population of Qualicum Beach, located in the census agglomeration of Parksville, British Columbia. This was the highest share of all municipalities.

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Twelve of the 15 municipalities with the highest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in CMAs or CAs

Of the 15 municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more that posted the largest population increases in the last 5 years, only 3 were located outside of CMAs and CAs: La Broquerie (Manitoba), Blackfalds (Alberta), and Marieville (Quebec). However, these three municipalities are all located close to a CMA or CA, Steinbach, Red Deer and Montreal respectively.

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Amherstburg, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Amherstburg, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 21,556
Population in 2006 21,748
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -0.9
Median age 42.2
Percent aged 15 and over 82.4
Population density (sq. km) 116.1
Land area (sq. km) 185.68
Number of private households 8,120
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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