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Slower population growth in all Ontario census metropolitan areas except Toronto, Ottawa Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford

All CMAs in Ontario saw their population grow more slowly between 2006 and 2011, except Toronto, Ottawa - Gatineau, Kingston and Brantford. For example, the growth of Barrie, which led the way from 1996 to 2001 (+25.1%) and from 2001 to 2006 (+19.2%), fell to 5.6% between 2006 and 2011, a level slightly below the national average of 5.9%.

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Regional variation in growth and distribution of census families

At the provincial/territorial level, census families grew most rapidly in the five years prior to the 2011 Census in Yukon (+11.9%), Nunavut (+10.6%) and Alberta (+10.5%), coinciding with faster population growth.

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Population growth is up in all Atlantic provinces, but still remains below the national average

The population growth rates of Prince Edward Island (+3.2%), New Brunswick (+2.9%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (+1.8%) have each increased substantially between 2006 and 2011.

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St. Paul, Alberta

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - St. Paul, Alberta
Place type Town
Population in 2011 5,400
Population in 2006 5,106
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +5.8
Median age 37.1
Percent aged 15 and over 81.1
Population density (sq. km) 684.7
Land area (sq. km) 7.89
Number of private households 2,170
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.4

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Video: Families, households and marital status data, 2011 Census

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