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The population share of Canada's Western provinces now exceeds that of the Eastern provinces

In 2011, the population share of the Prairie provinces and British Columbia combined reached 30.7%, a proportion which for the first time exceeded that of the Atlantic provinces and Quebec combined (30.6%). The increased share of the Western provinces since 2006 is essentially due to the population growth of the Prairie provinces, whereas, in the past, was mostly attributable to the growth of British Columbia.

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Twelve of the 15 municipalities with the highest population growth between 2006 and 2011 are located in CMAs or CAs

Of the 15 municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more that posted the largest population increases in the last 5 years, only 3 were located outside of CMAs and CAs: La Broquerie (Manitoba), Blackfalds (Alberta), and Marieville (Quebec). However, these three municipalities are all located close to a CMA or CA, Steinbach, Red Deer and Montreal respectively.

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One-fifth of the population aged 15 and over live outside of census families

In 2011, 5,587,165 people aged 15 years and over did not live in census families, representing about one-fifth (20.5%) of this age group, up slightly from a decade earlier (18.8% in 2001). The largest category of these living arrangements was living alone, which accounted for 13.5% of the population aged 15 and over, up from 12.5% in 2001.

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Quinte West, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Quinte West, Ontario
Place type City
Population in 2011 43,086
Population in 2006 42,697
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +0.9
Median age 43.5
Percent aged 15 and over 83.8
Population density (sq. km) 87.2
Land area (sq. km) 494.15
Number of private households 17,380
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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