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Strong increase in Saskatchewan's population growth

After negative population growth (-1.1%) between 1996 to 2001 and 2001 to 2006, Saskatchewan saw its growth exceed the national average between 2006 and 2011, at 6.7%. This level was the third largest among Canada's provinces, behind two other Western provinces, Alberta (+10.8%) and British Columbia (+7.0%).

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Proportion of seniors below the national average in most census metropolitan areas located in Western provinces

In 2011, all CMAs located west of Ontario had a proportion of people aged 65 and over below the national average of 14.8%, except for Kelowna (19.2%) and Victoria (18.4%)Note 6 in 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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Parksville, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Parksville, British Columbia
Place type City
Population in 2011 11,977
Population in 2006 10,993
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +9.0
Median age 58.2
Percent aged 15 and over 89.3
Population density (sq. km) 829.6
Land area (sq. km) 14.44
Number of private households 5,685
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.0

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