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Linguistic duality: English and French in Canadian society

Canada's linguistic duality is reflected in the fact that 98% of its population reported that it was able to conduct a conversation in either English or French. Similarly, either English or French are spoken at least on a regular basis at home in Canada by 94% of the population. These two languages are used most often at home by 89% of the population.

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Census agglomerations: highest proportion of seniors in Parksville, British Columbia, and Elliot Lake, Ontario

In 2011, seniors accounted for 38.6% of the population of Parksville, which is on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This was higher than in all other census agglomerations, as it was in the 2006 Census. Seniors represented 35.1% of the population of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Proportions of seniors for both CAs were more than twice the national average of 14.8%.

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Higher population growth in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Compared to the previous five-year period (2001 to 2006), the rate of population growth between 2006 and 2011 has increased in all provinces and territories except Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Furthermore, all provinces and most territories saw its population increase between 2006 and 2011. Two provinces had seen their population decline between 2001 and 2006, namely Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan.

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Blandford-Blenheim, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Blandford-Blenheim, Ontario
Place type Township
Population in 2011 7,359
Population in 2006 7,149
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.9
Median age 40.8
Percent aged 15 and over 81.0
Population density (sq. km) 19.3
Land area (sq. km) 382.28
Number of private households 2,615
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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