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Fewer young people about to enter the labour force than those about to leave it

In 2011, census data showed for the first time that there were more people in the age group where people typically leave the labour force (55 to 64), than in the age group where people typically enter it (15 to 24).

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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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Between 2006 and 2011, all census metropolitan areas located in Western Canada have had higher population growth than the national average, except Winnipeg and Victoria

The four Canadian CMAs with the highest rates of population growth since 2006 are located in Western Canada: Calgary (+12.6%), Edmonton (+12.1%), Saskatoon (+11.4%) and Kelowna (+10.8%). Of all the CMAs located in the Prairie provinces and British Columbia, only Winnipeg (+5.1%) and Victoria (+4.4%) had population growth below the national average.

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Place type City
Population in 2011 106,172
Population in 2006 100,646
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +5.5
Median age 39.9
Percent aged 15 and over 86.2
Population density (sq. km) 238.0
Land area (sq. km) 446.06
Number of private households 45,025
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.3

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