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Strong increase in Saskatchewan's population growth

After negative population growth (-1.1%) between 1996 to 2001 and 2001 to 2006, Saskatchewan saw its growth exceed the national average between 2006 and 2011, at 6.7%. This level was the third largest among Canada's provinces, behind two other Western provinces, Alberta (+10.8%) and British Columbia (+7.0%).

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Foster children: Counted for the first time in 2011

The 2011 Census counted foster children for the first time. This is a small population who are placed in the foster care system when, for various reasons, they do not live in their parental home. The foster system, including the establishment of age eligibility, is provincial/territorial jurisdiction. The majority of foster children reported in the 2011 Census were aged 14 and under (29,590 or 61.8%).

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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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North Saanich, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - North Saanich, British Columbia
Place type District municipality
Population in 2011 11,089
Population in 2006 10,823
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.5
Median age 53.7
Percent aged 15 and over 88.6
Population density (sq. km) 297.7
Land area (sq. km) 37.25
Number of private households 4,500
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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