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Population of census metropolitan areas younger on average than the population living elsewhere

According to the 2011 Census, seniors accounted for 13.7% of the population of Canada's census metropolitan areas (CMAs). This was lower than the share of 17.0% in census agglomerations (CAs) and 17.2% in regions located outside CMAs and CAs.

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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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Number of persons who reported speaking more than one language at home on the rise in Canada

In 2011, 17.5% of the population, or 5.8 million persons, reported speaking at least two languages at home in Canada.6 In 2006, just under 4.5 million (14.2%) did so.

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Carleton Place, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Carleton Place, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 9,809
Population in 2006 9,453
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +3.8
Median age 41.7
Percent aged 15 and over 82.9
Population density (sq. km) 1110.3
Land area (sq. km) 8.83
Number of private households 3,970
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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