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In metropolitan and non-metropolitan Canada, only census metropolitan areas as a group have experienced a rate of population growth above the national average

Between 2006 and 2011, only census metropolitan areas (CMAs) as a group has grown at a rate above the national average, at 7.4% compared with 5.9%. The population living in all other regions of Canada, that is in census agglomerations (CAs) and in regions outside of CMAs and CAs, grew at a rate lower than the national average.

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More children living with grandparents

Some children share homes with their grandparents, including living arrangements where the parent(s) may or may not be present. Overall, 269,315 children aged 14 and under in 2011, or 4.8% of all children in this age group, lived with at least one grandparent, up from 3.3% in 2001. Most multigenerational households consisted of children, their parents and at least one grandparent.

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Number of same-sex couples continues to increase

A total of 64,575 same-sex couple families were reported in the 2011 Census, up 42.4% from 45,345 in 2006. Of these couples, 21,015 were same-sex married couples and 43,560 were same-sex common-law couples. While 16.5% of same-sex couples were married couples in 2006, this share nearly doubled to 32.5% in 2011.

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Pembroke, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Pembroke, Ontario
Place type City
Population in 2011 14,360
Population in 2006 13,930
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +3.1
Median age 46.7
Percent aged 15 and over 86.5
Population density (sq. km) 1000.7
Land area (sq. km) 14.35
Number of private households 6,290
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.1

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