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Continuing decline in share of couples with children

Over the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, couples with children living at home fell as a share of all census families.

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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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Population speaking Tagalog most often at home shows strongest growth between 2006 and 2011

The population that reported speaking the Philippine-based language Tagalog most often at home increased the most (+64%) between 2006 and 2011. Thus, in 2011, nearly 279,000 persons reported speaking this language most often, compared to 170,000 five years earlier.

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Westlock County, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Westlock County, Alberta
Place type Municipal district
Population in 2011 7,644
Population in 2006 6,910
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +10.6
Median age 41.4
Percent aged 15 and over 78.7
Population density (sq. km) 2.4
Land area (sq. km) 3,170.71
Number of private households 2,695
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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