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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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Living alone: The most common arrangement in residences for senior citizens

The census counted 127,925 seniors, 2.6% of the population aged 65 and over, living in residences for senior citizens. About 72.3% of them were women and 27.7% men.

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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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Trent Hills, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Trent Hills, Ontario
Place type Municipality
Population in 2011 12,604
Population in 2006 12,247
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.9
Median age 51.0
Percent aged 15 and over 86.8
Population density (sq. km) 24.6
Land area (sq. km) 511.90
Number of private households 5,335
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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

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