Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Drumheller, T - Alberta 1

Map of Drumheller, T (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Drumheller, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Drumheller, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Drumheller, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
54
Nat. rank
474

In 2011, Drumheller (Town) had a population of 8,029, representing a percentage change of 1.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 107.93 square kilometres with a population density of 74.4 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 640,081.87 square kilometres with a population density of 5.7 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Drumheller (Town) had 3,182 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Drumheller (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Drumheller (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Special Area No. 2, Alta. SA 2,025 2,074 -2.4
Wheatland County, Alta. MD 8,285 8,109 A 2.2
Starland County, Alta. MD 2,057 2,371 -13.2
Kneehill County, Alta. MD 4,921 5,218 -5.7

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Chestermere T 14,824 9,923 A 49.4
Beaumont T 13,284 8,961 48.2
Airdrie CY 42,564 28,927 47.1
Leduc CY 24,279 16,967 43.1
Okotoks T 24,511 17,150 A 42.9

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Lac la Biche County MD 8,402 9,123 A -7.9
Willow Creek No. 26 MD 5,107 5,337 -4.3
Crowsnest Pass SM 5,565 5,749 -3.2
Greenview No. 16 MD 5,299 5,464 -3.0
Lethbridge County MD 10,061 10,254 A -1.9

Age and sex

Drumheller, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Drumheller, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.9% 14.8% 15.0%
15 to 64 69.0% 71.7% 65.7%
65 and over 16.1% 13.4% 19.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Drumheller, T was 16.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.9%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Drumheller, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Drumheller, T – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 8,030 7,930 100 1.3
0 to 14 1,195 1,215 -20 -1.6
15 to 64 5,540 5,480 60 1.1
65 and over 1,290 1,240 50 4.0
Males
Total 4,300 4,210 90 2.1
0 to 14 635 635 0 0.0
15 to 64 3,085 3,050 35 1.1
65 and over 575 530 45 8.5
Females
Total 3,735 3,720 15 0.4
0 to 14 560 580 -20 -3.4
15 to 64 2,455 2,430 25 1.0
65 and over 715 710 5 0.7

Drumheller, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Drumheller, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 8,030 4,300 3,735
0 to 4 years 405 225 185
5 to 9 years 405 205 200
10 to 14 years 380 205 180
15 to 19 years 495 265 230
20 to 24 years 580 370 210
25 to 29 years 595 365 230
30 to 34 years 560 315 245
35 to 39 years 540 310 230
40 to 44 years 495 270 225
45 to 49 years 605 340 265
50 to 54 years 660 330 335
55 to 59 years 540 290 245
60 to 64 years 465 230 235
65 to 69 years 340 165 180
70 to 74 years 300 145 155
75 to 79 years 230 110 120
80 to 84 years 210 90 115
85 years and over 220 70 145
Median age 40.4 37.7 43.4

Drumheller, T – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Drumheller, T was 40.4 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Drumheller, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Drumheller, T 39.7 40.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Drumheller was 2,100, which represents a change of 3.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Drumheller, 69.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 16.0% were common-law-couples and 15.2% were lone-parent families.

Drumheller – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Drumheller, T and neighbouring census subdivisions – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
Alberta  999,525 719,355 72.0 135,660 13.6 144,510 14.5 10.5
Drumheller, T 2,100 1,450 69.0 335 16.0 320 15.2 3.4
Special Area No. 2, SA 545 470 86.2 50 9.2 30 5.5 -2.7
Wheatland County, MD 2,150 1,710 79.5 260 12.1 180 8.4 7.5
Starland County, MD 455 380 83.5 25 5.5 45 9.9 -20.9
Kneehill County, MD 1,395 1,205 86.4 95 6.8 85 6.1 -0.4

Drumheller – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Drumheller, 40.4% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 605
Married couples without children * 845
Common-law-couples with children * 115
Common-law-couples without children * 220

Drumheller – Marital status

In Drumheller, 53.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (44.0%) or living with a common-law partner (9.8%).

The remaining 46.2% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 9 Canada, Alberta, Drumheller, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Drumheller, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,830 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,675 53.8 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,005 44.0 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 670 9.8 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,155 46.2 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,005 29.4 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 200 2.9 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 485 7.1 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 465 6.8 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Drumheller – Types of private households

There were 3,180 private households4 in Drumheller in 2011, a change of 3.2% from 2006. Of these, 22.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -2.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Drumheller, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Drumheller, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,180 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
710 22.3 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,030 32.4 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 310 9.7 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 975 30.7 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 25 0.8 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 130 4.1 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Drumheller – Structural type of dwelling

In Drumheller, 77.0% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Alberta, Drumheller, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Drumheller, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,180 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,450 77.0 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 145 4.6 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 30 0.9 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 350 11.0 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 45 1.4 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.2 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 150 4.7 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Drumheller, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Drumheller, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Drumheller, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Drumheller, 90.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 7.1% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 77.0% for English only, 1.9% for French only and 19.4% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 95.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 2.7% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 85.7% for only English, 0.7% for only French and 10.5% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Drumheller, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 7,360 100.0 7,355 100.0
English 6,670 90.6 7,050 95.9
French 90 1.2 20 0.3
Non-official language 525 7.1 200 2.7
Multiple responses 65 0.9 80 1.1
Table 13 Drumheller, T – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 99.8 99.6 0.1
French 28.6 9.5 19.0
Non-official language 63.2 41.9 21.4

Drumheller, T – Non-official languages

In Drumheller, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (2.2%), German (1.2%) and Spanish (0.4%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (2.3%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.9%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.5%).

Table 14 Drumheller, T – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 160 27.4 2.2
German 90 15.4 1.2
Spanish 30 5.1 0.4
Ukrainian 30 5.1 0.4
Chinese, n.o.s. 30 5.1 0.4

Drumheller, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Drumheller, T – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 2.9 2.1 68.4 1.9
0 to 19 1.5 1.0 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.7 4.4 75.0 2.8
45 to 64 2.8 1.5 62.5 0.0
65 and over 2.5 0.9 80.0 3.8
Table 16 Drumheller, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,360 100.0
English only 7,125 96.8
French only 0 0.0
English and French 220 3.0
Neither English nor French 10 0.1

Symbols:

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not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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