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Between 2006 and 2011, all census metropolitan areas located in Western Canada have had higher population growth than the national average, except Winnipeg and Victoria

The four Canadian CMAs with the highest rates of population growth since 2006 are located in Western Canada: Calgary (+12.6%), Edmonton (+12.1%), Saskatoon (+11.4%) and Kelowna (+10.8%). Of all the CMAs located in the Prairie provinces and British Columbia, only Winnipeg (+5.1%) and Victoria (+4.4%) had population growth below the national average.

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Large differences in the age structure of provincial and territorial populations

From one province or territory to the next, the age structure of the population can vary greatly. Most often, these differences are the result of differentials in fertility and immigration levels, as well as in interprovincial migration patterns.

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Highest increase in the number of children aged 4 and under in 50 years

The population of children aged 4 and under increased 11.0% between 2006 and 2011. This was the result of slightly higher fertility level and an increase in the number of women aged between 20 and 34 during that period.

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Truro, Nova Scotia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Truro, Nova Scotia
Place type Town
Population in 2011 12,059
Population in 2006 11,765
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.5
Median age 45.6
Percent aged 15 and over 87.0
Population density (sq. km) 320.5
Land area (sq. km) 37.63
Number of private households 5,760
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.0

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