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Stepfamilies: Counted for the first time in 2011

With the 2011 Census, it is possible for the first time to classify census families comprised of couples with children as either intact families or stepfamilies.

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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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In metropolitan and non-metropolitan Canada, only census metropolitan areas as a group have experienced a rate of population growth above the national average

Between 2006 and 2011, only census metropolitan areas (CMAs) as a group has grown at a rate above the national average, at 7.4% compared with 5.9%. The population living in all other regions of Canada, that is in census agglomerations (CAs) and in regions outside of CMAs and CAs, grew at a rate lower than the national average.

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Tay, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Tay, Ontario
Place type Township
Population in 2011 9,736
Population in 2006 9,748
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -0.1
Median age 46.1
Percent aged 15 and over 85.7
Population density (sq. km) 70.0
Land area (sq. km) 139.00
Number of private households 3,940
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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Video: Families, households and marital status data, 2011 Census

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