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Number of persons who reported speaking more than one language at home on the rise in Canada

In 2011, 17.5% of the population, or 5.8 million persons, reported speaking at least two languages at home in Canada.6 In 2006, just under 4.5 million (14.2%) did so.

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Increasing share of children aged 14 and under living with common-law parents

Of the 5,587,165 individuals aged 14 and under in Canada who lived in private households in 2011, 99.2% were children in census families who lived with married, common-law or lone parents. The remaining 0.8% of children in this age group lived with other relatives or non-relatives. The share of children aged 14 and under who lived with married parents, while still highest, fell from 68.4% in 2001 to 63.6% 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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Saumarez, New Brunswick

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Saumarez, New Brunswick
Place type Parish
Population in 2011 6,920
Population in 2006 6,832
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +1.3
Median age 45.9
Percent aged 15 and over 86.8
Population density (sq. km) 21.2
Land area (sq. km) 326.78
Number of private households 2,755
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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