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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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English-French bilingualism in Canada

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of persons who reported that they were able to conduct a conversation in both of Canada's official languages increased by 350,000 to 5.8 million. The English-French bilingualism rate within the overall population went from 17.4% to 17.5%.

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The number of Canadians aged 65 and older is up and is close to 5 million

The 2011 Census counted 4,945,060 people aged 65 and older in Canada, an increase of more than 609,810, or 14.1%, between 2006 and 2011. This rate of growth was more than double the 5.9% increase for the Canadian population as a whole.

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West Elgin, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - West Elgin, Ontario
Place type Municipality
Population in 2011 5,157
Population in 2006 5,349
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -3.6
Median age 46.5
Percent aged 15 and over 84.3
Population density (sq. km) 16.0
Land area (sq. km) 322.52
Number of private households 2,110
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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