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Married couples remain the predominant family structure despite declining share

Among census families, those comprised of common-law couples grew the most rapidly between 2006 and 2011, increasing 13.9% compared to a growth of 3.1% for married couples and 8.0% for lone-parent families. As in the 2001 to 2006 period, growth was higher between 2006 and 2011 for male lone-parent families (+16.2%) than for female lone-parent families (+6.0%).

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Canada's population among the youngest in the G8

The proportion of seniors increased between 2006 and 2011 in all G8 countries except Russia, suggesting many countries face challenges related to population aging.

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Lowest population growth for Ontario since the 1981 to 1986 period

Ontario's population grew by 5.7% between 2006 and 2011. This is slightly lower than the growth of 6.6% between 2001 and 2006, and the lowest population growth since the period from 1981 to 1986. Nevertheless, this growth was close to the national average.

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Carignan, Quebec

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Carignan, Quebec
Place type Ville
Population in 2011 7,966
Population in 2006 7,426
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +7.3
Median age 39.2
Percent aged 15 and over 78.8
Population density (sq. km) 127.8
Land area (sq. km) 62.31
Number of private households 2,810
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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