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2006 Census: Family portrait: Continuity and change in Canadian families and households in 2006: Subprovincial changes

Links between population growth and high percentage of households with couples and children for some municipalities

In 2006, as in 2001, the municipality of Stanley, Manitoba, had the largest proportion of households with couples and children in Canada, at two-thirds (66.8%). The presence of a Mennonite community is probably a factor in this case, as it is for Hanover, Manitoba, and Mapleton, Ontario, which also ranked high on the list of municipalities with large proportions of households with couples and children.

Vaughan, Wellesley, Caledon, Markham, Aurora and Richmond Hill, Ontario, also had a high proportion of couple households with children. They are all located in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, just north of the municipality of Toronto, a highly urbanized area that experienced rapid population growth between 2001 and 2006 (See Portrait of the Canadian Population in 2006: Subprovincial population dynamics).

Table 15 Municipalities with 5,000 persons or more in private households having the highest and lowest proportions of households containing couples with children aged 24 and under at home, 2006

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