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More men than women in the working-age population in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut

In 2011, men outnumbered women in the working-age population in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Two factors are related to this situation. First, the populations of these provinces and territories were among the youngest in Canada. Younger populations tend to have more men than women as there are more men than women up to about age 25. Furthermore, in the past five years, Alberta and, to a lesser extent, Saskatchewan attracted a large number of migrants from other regions of the country, among which many were men.

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Population aged 60 to 64 growing most rapidly

Of all five-year age groups, the 60 to 64 year old group experienced the fastest increase, at 29.1%. This suggests that population aging will accelerate in Canada in the coming years, as the large baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1965, reaches 65 years old. The first baby boomers reached 65 years old in 2011.

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One in 10 children live in stepfamilies

In total, 557,950 children aged 14 and under lived in stepfamilies in 2011, or 10.0% of children in private households. Among these children, most were stepchildrenNote 16 themselves (63.1%). The remainder were children of both parents in a couple but also lived with stepsiblings.

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Kitchener, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Kitchener, Ontario
Place type City
Population in 2011 219,153
Population in 2006 204,668
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +7.1
Median age 37.2
Percent aged 15 and over 82.4
Population density (sq. km) 1602.1
Land area (sq. km) 136.79
Number of private households 86,375
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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