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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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Proportion of seniors living in special care facilities increases with age

As people age, they are more likely to live in collective dwellings that provide ongoing support and assistance services, professional health monitoring, care and treatment.

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Living in a couple the most common arrangement for seniors

Among the population aged 65 and over, the majority (56.4%) lived as part of a couple in 2011; a higher proportion than a decade earlier in 2001 (54.1%). More than 7 in 10 senior men (72.1%) and over 4 in 10 senior women (43.8%) lived in a couple in 2011.

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Peace River C, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Peace River C, British Columbia
Place type Regional district electoral area
Population in 2011 6,398
Population in 2006 6,350
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +0.8
Median age 38.5
Percent aged 15 and over 79.2
Population density (sq. km) 11.0
Land area (sq. km) 581.02
Number of private households 2,340
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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