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Faster population aging in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec

From 2006 to 2011, the proportion of seniors increased faster in the Atlantic provinces (+1.7 percentage points) and Quebec (+1.6), compared to Ontario (+1.1), the Prairie provinces (0.0), British Columbia (+1.1) and the territories (+1.1).

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Regional variation in growth and distribution of census families

At the provincial/territorial level, census families grew most rapidly in the five years prior to the 2011 Census in Yukon (+11.9%), Nunavut (+10.6%) and Alberta (+10.5%), coinciding with faster population growth.

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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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Beauharnois, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Beauharnois, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 12,011
Population in 2006 11,918
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +0.8
Median age 46.5
Percent aged 15 and over 86.1
Population density (sq. km) 173.9
Land area (sq. km) 69.09
Number of private households 5,335
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.2

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