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Fewer young people about to enter the labour force than those about to leave it

In 2011, census data showed for the first time that there were more people in the age group where people typically leave the labour force (55 to 64), than in the age group where people typically enter it (15 to 24).

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Married couples remain the predominant family structure despite declining share

Among census families, those comprised of common-law couples grew the most rapidly between 2006 and 2011, increasing 13.9% compared to a growth of 3.1% for married couples and 8.0% for lone-parent families. As in the 2001 to 2006 period, growth was higher between 2006 and 2011 for male lone-parent families (+16.2%) than for female lone-parent families (+6.0%).

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Continuing decline in share of couples with children

Over the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, couples with children living at home fell as a share of all census families.

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Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 7,576
Population in 2006 7,506
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +0.9
Median age 44.1
Percent aged 15 and over 82.8
Population density (sq. km) 23.8
Land area (sq. km) 318.76
Number of private households 2,835
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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