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Population growth doubled in Yukon and Manitoba

In Yukon and Manitoba, population growth since 2006 was double the rate of the previous intercensal period (2001 to 2006), from 5.9% to 11.6% in Yukon, and from 2.6% to 5.2% in Manitoba.

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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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Population growth is up in all Atlantic provinces, but still remains below the national average

The population growth rates of Prince Edward Island (+3.2%), New Brunswick (+2.9%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (+1.8%) have each increased substantially between 2006 and 2011.

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Cochrane, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Cochrane, Alberta
Place type Town
Population in 2011 17,580
Population in 2006 13,760
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +27.8
Median age 38.0
Percent aged 15 and over 79.7
Population density (sq. km) 585.5
Land area (sq. km) 30.03
Number of private households 6,525
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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