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33.5 million Canadians enumerated

On May 10, 2011, 33,476,688 people were enumerated in the census. This is almost twice as many people as in 1961, when Canada was experiencing a major baby boom. It is also about 10 times as many people as in the 1861 Census, a few years before the signing of the British North America Act that created the Canadian Confederation, when 3.2 million people were enumerated in the census.

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Fewer young people about to enter the labour force than those about to leave it

In 2011, census data showed for the first time that there were more people in the age group where people typically leave the labour force (55 to 64), than in the age group where people typically enter it (15 to 24).

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Population aged 60 to 64 growing most rapidly

Of all five-year age groups, the 60 to 64 year old group experienced the fastest increase, at 29.1%. This suggests that population aging will accelerate in Canada in the coming years, as the large baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1965, reaches 65 years old. The first baby boomers reached 65 years old in 2011.

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Abbotsford, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Abbotsford, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 133,497
Population in 2006 124,258
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +7.4
Median age 37.9
Percent aged 15 and over 81.0
Population density (sq. km) 355.5
Land area (sq. km) 375.55
Number of private households 46,450
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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