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Number of same-sex couples continues to increase

A total of 64,575 same-sex couple families were reported in the 2011 Census, up 42.4% from 45,345 in 2006. Of these couples, 21,015 were same-sex married couples and 43,560 were same-sex common-law couples. While 16.5% of same-sex couples were married couples in 2006, this share nearly doubled to 32.5% in 2011.

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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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Seven of the 10 municipalities with the highest proportion of persons aged 65 and over located in British Columbia

Seven of the 10 municipalities with the highest proportion of seniors were in British Columbia. Seniors accounted for nearly 1 out of every 2 people (47.2%) in the population of Qualicum Beach, located in the census agglomeration of Parksville, British Columbia. This was the highest share of all municipalities.

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Barrhead County No. 11, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Barrhead County No. 11, Alberta
Place type Municipal district
Population in 2011 6,096
Population in 2006 5,845
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +4.3
Median age 41.0
Percent aged 15 and over 78.6
Population density (sq. km) 2.5
Land area (sq. km) 2,404.70
Number of private households 2,205
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.8

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