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The number of children aged 4 and under on the rise everywhere

For the first time in 50 years, the number of children aged 4 and under increased in all provinces and territories between 2006 and 2011.

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The number of Canadians aged 65 and older is up and is close to 5 million

The 2011 Census counted 4,945,060 people aged 65 and older in Canada, an increase of more than 609,810, or 14.1%, between 2006 and 2011. This rate of growth was more than double the 5.9% increase for the Canadian population as a whole.

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Ten of the 15 census agglomerations with the strongest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in Alberta

From 2006 to 2011, 10 of the 15 census agglomerations posting the highest population growth were located in Alberta. As in the period between 2001 and 2006, Okotoks (Alberta), was the census agglomeration with the largest population growth between 2006 and 2011, at 42.9%. Wood Buffalo (Alberta), which ranked second for growth between 2001 and 2006, was again in second place between 2006 and 2011, with 27.1%.

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Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Whitehorse, Yukon
Place type City
Population in 2011 23,276
Population in 2006 20,461
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +13.8
Median age 37.1
Percent aged 15 and over 81.9
Population density (sq. km) 55.9
Land area (sq. km) 416.54
Number of private households 9,310
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.5

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