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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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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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Large differences in the age structure of provincial and territorial populations

From one province or territory to the next, the age structure of the population can vary greatly. Most often, these differences are the result of differentials in fertility and immigration levels, as well as in interprovincial migration patterns.

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Renfrew, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Renfrew, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 8,218
Population in 2006 7,846
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +4.7
Median age 48.8
Percent aged 15 and over 85.6
Population density (sq. km) 643.5
Land area (sq. km) 12.77
Number of private households 3,775
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.1

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