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Proportion of seniors below the national average in most census metropolitan areas located in Western provinces

In 2011, all CMAs located west of Ontario had a proportion of people aged 65 and over below the national average of 14.8%, except for Kelowna (19.2%) and Victoria (18.4%)Note 6 in British Columbia.

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Seven of the 10 municipalities with the highest proportion of persons aged 65 and over located in British Columbia

Seven of the 10 municipalities with the highest proportion of seniors were in British Columbia. Seniors accounted for nearly 1 out of every 2 people (47.2%) in the population of Qualicum Beach, located in the census agglomeration of Parksville, British Columbia. This was the highest share of all municipalities.

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Decreasing share of senior women living alone

2011 Census data showed that about one-quarter (24.6%) of the population aged 65 and over lived alone, down from 2001 (26.7%). The share of the population that lived alone was fairly low and stable until about the age of 50 for women, and until approximately age 70 for men. After these ages, the prevalence of living alone increased for both sexes, but more sharply for women.

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Pont-Rouge, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 8,723
Population in 2006 7,518
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +16.0
Median age 39.1
Percent aged 15 and over 81.4
Population density (sq. km) 72.0
Land area (sq. km) 121.23
Number of private households 3,470
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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