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The population share of Canada's Western provinces now exceeds that of the Eastern provinces

In 2011, the population share of the Prairie provinces and British Columbia combined reached 30.7%, a proportion which for the first time exceeded that of the Atlantic provinces and Quebec combined (30.6%). The increased share of the Western provinces since 2006 is essentially due to the population growth of the Prairie provinces, whereas, in the past, was mostly attributable to the growth of British Columbia.

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Working-age population: decrease in Atlantic provinces and Quebec; increase in Ontario, Prairie provinces and British Columbia

Between 2006 and 2011, the proportion of people aged 15 to 64 declined in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, while it increased in Ontario, the Prairie provinces and British Columbia. Increases were also observed for Northwest Territories and Nunavut, while a slight decrease occurred in Yukon.

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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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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Place type City
Population in 2011 222,189
Population in 2006 202,408
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +9.8
Median age 35.6
Percent aged 15 and over 83.0
Population density (sq. km) 1060.3
Land area (sq. km) 209.56
Number of private households 90,935
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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