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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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Small share of children in other living arrangements

A small proportion (0.8%) of children aged 14 and under in 2011 who lived in private households lived with relatives or non-relatives in arrangements that did not include at least one parent or grandparent. These relatives could be extended family, such as aunts, uncles, or foster parents.

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Highest population growth among the G8 countries

Canada's population grew by 5.9% between 2006 and 2011, up slightly from 5.4% for the previous intercensal period of 2001 to 2006.

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Drayton Valley, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Drayton Valley, Alberta
Place type Town
Population in 2011 7,049
Population in 2006 6,893
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.3
Median age 32.7
Percent aged 15 and over 78.4
Population density (sq. km) 574.3
Land area (sq. km) 12.27
Number of private households 2,740
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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