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Linguistic duality: English and French in Canadian society

Canada's linguistic duality is reflected in the fact that 98% of its population reported that it was able to conduct a conversation in either English or French. Similarly, either English or French are spoken at least on a regular basis at home in Canada by 94% of the population. These two languages are used most often at home by 89% of the population.

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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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Census agglomerations: highest proportion of seniors in Parksville, British Columbia, and Elliot Lake, Ontario

In 2011, seniors accounted for 38.6% of the population of Parksville, which is on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This was higher than in all other census agglomerations, as it was in the 2006 Census. Seniors represented 35.1% of the population of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Proportions of seniors for both CAs were more than twice the national average of 14.8%.

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Collingwood, Ontario

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Collingwood, Ontario
Place type Town
Population in 2011 19,241
Population in 2006 17,290
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +11.3
Median age 47.0
Percent aged 15 and over 85.6
Population density (sq. km) 575.1
Land area (sq. km) 33.46
Number of private households 8,340
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.2

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