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Higher population growth in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Compared to the previous five-year period (2001 to 2006), the rate of population growth between 2006 and 2011 has increased in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Furthermore, all provinces and most territories saw its population increase between 2006 and 2011. Two provinces had seen their population decline between 2001 and 2006, namely Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan.

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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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Canada's population among the youngest in the G8

The proportion of seniors increased between 2006 and 2011 in all G8 countries except Russia, suggesting many countries face challenges related to population aging.

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Whistler, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Whistler, British Columbia
Place type District municipality
Population in 2011 9,824
Population in 2006 9,248
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +6.2
Median age 32.4
Percent aged 15 and over 87.9
Population density (sq. km) 40.9
Land area (sq. km) 240.40
Number of private households 3,900
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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