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Strong increase in Saskatchewan's population growth

After negative population growth (-1.1%) between 1996 to 2001 and 2001 to 2006, Saskatchewan saw its growth exceed the national average between 2006 and 2011, at 6.7%. This level was the third largest among Canada's provinces, behind two other Western provinces, Alberta (+10.8%) and British Columbia (+7.0%).

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Foster children: Counted for the first time in 2011

The 2011 Census counted foster children for the first time. This is a small population who are placed in the foster care system when, for various reasons, they do not live in their parental home. The foster system, including the establishment of age eligibility, is provincial/territorial jurisdiction. The majority of foster children reported in the 2011 Census were aged 14 and under (29,590 or 61.8%).

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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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Richmond, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Richmond, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 190,473
Population in 2006 174,461
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +9.2
Median age 42.1
Percent aged 15 and over 85.6
Population density (sq. km) 1473.5
Land area (sq. km) 129.27
Number of private households 67,975
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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