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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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Living in a couple the most common arrangement for seniors

Among the population aged 65 and over, the majority (56.4%) lived as part of a couple in 2011; a higher proportion than a decade earlier in 2001 (54.1%). More than 7 in 10 senior men (72.1%) and over 4 in 10 senior women (43.8%) lived in a couple in 2011.

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The fifteen municipalities with the largest decreases were all located in regions outside of CMAs and CAs

Among Canada's 709 municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more in 2011, 161, or 23% of these, had their population decreased in the last 5 years. The 15 municipalities with the largest decreases were all located in regions outside of CMAs and CAs, and 13 were located remote from a CMA and a CA. Thunder Bay Unorganized and Hearst (Ontario) and Inverness Subdivision A (Nova Scotia) have each lost approximately 10% of their population since 2006.

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Esquimalt, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Esquimalt, British Columbia
Place type District municipality
Population in 2011 16,209
Population in 2006 16,840
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -3.7
Median age 43.5
Percent aged 15 and over 88.3
Population density (sq. km) 2290.1
Land area (sq. km) 7.08
Number of private households 8,040
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.0

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