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The number of children aged 4 and under on the rise everywhere

For the first time in 50 years, the number of children aged 4 and under increased in all provinces and territories between 2006 and 2011.

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Number of persons who reported speaking more than one language at home on the rise in Canada

In 2011, 17.5% of the population, or 5.8 million persons, reported speaking at least two languages at home in Canada.6 In 2006, just under 4.5 million (14.2%) did so.

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The fifteen municipalities with the largest decreases were all located in regions outside of CMAs and CAs

Among Canada's 709 municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more in 2011, 161, or 23% of these, had their population decreased in the last 5 years. The 15 municipalities with the largest decreases were all located in regions outside of CMAs and CAs, and 13 were located remote from a CMA and a CA. Thunder Bay Unorganized and Hearst (Ontario) and Inverness Subdivision A (Nova Scotia) have each lost approximately 10% of their population since 2006.

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Springfield, Manitoba

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Springfield, Manitoba
Place type Rural municipality
Population in 2011 14,069
Population in 2006 12,990
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +8.3
Median age 41.3
Percent aged 15 and over 81.1
Population density (sq. km) 12.8
Land area (sq. km) 1,100.83
Number of private households 4,905
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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Video: Families, households and marital status data, 2011 Census

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