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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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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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Highest increase in the number of children aged 4 and under in 50 years

The population of children aged 4 and under increased 11.0% between 2006 and 2011. This was the result of slightly higher fertility level and an increase in the number of women aged between 20 and 34 during that period.

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Windsor, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Windsor, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 5,367
Population in 2006 5,239
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +2.4
Median age 44.2
Percent aged 15 and over 83.5
Population density (sq. km) 375.5
Land area (sq. km) 14.29
Number of private households 2,355
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.2

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