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Fewer young people about to enter the labour force than those about to leave it

In 2011, census data showed for the first time that there were more people in the age group where people typically leave the labour force (55 to 64), than in the age group where people typically enter it (15 to 24).

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Proportion of seniors living in special care facilities increases with age

As people age, they are more likely to live in collective dwellings that provide ongoing support and assistance services, professional health monitoring, care and treatment.

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Census agglomerations: highest proportion of seniors in Parksville, British Columbia, and Elliot Lake, Ontario

In 2011, seniors accounted for 38.6% of the population of Parksville, which is on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This was higher than in all other census agglomerations, as it was in the 2006 Census. Seniors represented 35.1% of the population of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Proportions of seniors for both CAs were more than twice the national average of 14.8%.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Place type Town
Population in 2011 7,552
Population in 2006 7,572
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 -0.3
Median age 38.0
Percent aged 15 and over 81.6
Population density (sq. km) 24.7
Land area (sq. km) 305.85
Number of private households 2,845
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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