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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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Married couples remain the predominant family structure despite declining share

Among census families, those comprised of common-law couples grew the most rapidly between 2006 and 2011, increasing 13.9% compared to a growth of 3.1% for married couples and 8.0% for lone-parent families. As in the 2001 to 2006 period, growth was higher between 2006 and 2011 for male lone-parent families (+16.2%) than for female lone-parent families (+6.0%).

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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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Pelham, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Pelham, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 16,598
Population in 2006 16,155
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.7
Median age 47.5
Percent aged 15 and over 84.7
Population density (sq. km) 131.3
Land area (sq. km) 126.42
Number of private households 6,205
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.6

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