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Slower population growth in all Ontario census metropolitan areas except Toronto, Ottawa Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford

All CMAs in Ontario saw their population grow more slowly between 2006 and 2011, except Toronto, Ottawa - Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford. For example, the growth of Barrie, which led the way from 1996 to 2001 (+25.1%) and from 2001 to 2006 (+19.2%), fell to 5.6% between 2006 and 2011, a level slightly below the national average of 5.9%.

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Between 2006 and 2011, all census metropolitan areas located in Western Canada have had higher population growth than the national average, except Winnipeg and Victoria

The four Canadian CMAs with the highest rates of population growth since 2006 are located in Western Canada: Calgary (+12.6%), Edmonton (+12.1%), Saskatoon (+11.4%) and Kelowna (+10.8%). Of all the CMAs located in the Prairie provinces and British Columbia, only Winnipeg (+5.1%) and Victoria (+4.4%) had population growth below the national average.

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Working-age population: decrease in Atlantic provinces and Quebec; increase in Ontario, Prairie provinces and British Columbia

Between 2006 and 2011, the proportion of people aged 15 to 64 declined in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, while it increased in Ontario, the Prairie provinces and British Columbia. Increases were also observed for Northwest Territories and Nunavut, while a slight decrease occurred in Yukon.

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Uxbridge, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Uxbridge, Ontario
Place type Township
Population in 2011 20,623
Population in 2006 19,169
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +7.6
Median age 44.2
Percent aged 15 and over 82.8
Population density (sq. km) 49.0
Land area (sq. km) 420.83
Number of private households 7,345
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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