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Working-age population: decrease in Atlantic provinces and Quebec; increase in Ontario, Prairie provinces and British Columbia

Between 2006 and 2011, the proportion of people aged 15 to 64 declined in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, while it increased in Ontario, the Prairie provinces and British Columbia. Increases were also observed for Northwest Territories and Nunavut, while a slight decrease occurred in Yukon.

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Population growth up substantially in Saskatchewan's two census metropolitan areas, Saskatoon and Regina

Saskatchewan's two CMAs, Saskatoon and Regina, registered strong increases in their population growth in the past five years compared with the previous intercensal period. In Saskatoon, for example, population growth increased from 3.5% between 2001 and 2006 to 11.4% between 2006 and 2011, the third largest increase among all CMAs after Calgary and Edmonton.

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Decreasing share of senior women living alone

2011 Census data showed that about one-quarter (24.6%) of the population aged 65 and over lived alone, down from 2001 (26.7%). The share of the population that lived alone was fairly low and stable until about the age of 50 for women, and until approximately age 70 for men. After these ages, the prevalence of living alone increased for both sexes, but more sharply for women.

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 92,394
Population in 2006 87,492
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +5.6
Median age 41.1
Percent aged 15 and over 83.3
Population density (sq. km) 409.2
Land area (sq. km) 225.78
Number of private households 39,280
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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