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Proportion of seniors below the national average in most census metropolitan areas located in Western provinces

In 2011, all CMAs located west of Ontario had a proportion of people aged 65 and over below the national average of 14.8%, except for Kelowna (19.2%) and Victoria (18.4%)Note 6 in British Columbia.

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Lowest population growth for Ontario since the 1981 to 1986 period

Ontario's population grew by 5.7% between 2006 and 2011. This is slightly lower than the growth of 6.6% between 2001 and 2006, and the lowest population growth since the period from 1981 to 1986. Nevertheless, this growth was close to the national average.

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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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Sherbrooke, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Sherbrooke, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 154,601
Population in 2006 147,427
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +4.9
Median age 40.2
Percent aged 15 and over 84.3
Population density (sq. km) 437.4
Land area (sq. km) 353.49
Number of private households 70,570
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.1

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