Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Camrose County, MD - Alberta 1

Map of Camrose County, MD (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Camrose County, MD

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Camrose County, MD - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Camrose County, MD - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
57
Nat. rank
484

In 2011, Camrose County (Municipal district) had a population of 7,721, representing a percentage change of 8.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 3,320.61 square kilometres with a population density of 2.3 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, Camrose County (Municipal district) had 2,861 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Camrose County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Camrose County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Stettler County No. 6, Alta. MD 5,089 5,189 A -1.9
Flagstaff County, Alta. MD 3,244 3,506 -7.5
Lacombe County, Alta. MD 10,312 10,394 A -0.8
Ponoka County, Alta. MD 8,856 8,640 2.5
Bashaw, Alta. T 873 796 9.7
Rosalind, Alta. VL 190 190 0.0
Ferintosh, Alta. VL 181 153 18.3
Edberg, Alta. VL 168 155 8.4
New Norway, Alta. VL 283 323 -12.4
Bawlf, Alta. VL 403 367 9.8
Camrose, Alta. CY 17,286 15,630 A 10.6
Bittern Lake, Alta. VL 224 225 -0.4
Hay Lakes, Alta. VL 425 362 17.4
Beaver County, Alta. MD 5,689 5,676 0.2
Wetaskiwin County No. 10, Alta. MD 10,866 10,519 A 3.3
Leduc County, Alta. MD 13,541 13,135 A 3.1

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

Camrose County, MD – Age distribution

Table 4 Camrose County, MD – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.7% 18.6% 18.8%
15 to 64 67.6% 67.0% 68.2%
65 and over 13.7% 14.4% 13.0%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Camrose County, MD was 13.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.7%. 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.

Camrose County, MD – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Camrose County, MD – 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 7,720 7,145 575 8.0
0 to 14 1,440 1,410 30 2.1
15 to 64 5,220 4,875 345 7.1
65 and over 1,060 860 200 23.3
Males
Total 4,025 3,715 310 8.3
0 to 14 750 735 15 2.0
15 to 64 2,695 2,505 190 7.6
65 and over 580 480 100 20.8
Females
Total 3,695 3,430 265 7.7
0 to 14 695 680 15 2.2
15 to 64 2,520 2,370 150 6.3
65 and over 480 380 100 26.3

Camrose County, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Camrose County, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,720 4,025 3,695
0 to 4 years 420 215 205
5 to 9 years 485 265 220
10 to 14 years 535 270 265
15 to 19 years 615 330 285
20 to 24 years 325 175 150
25 to 29 years 350 185 170
30 to 34 years 405 195 210
35 to 39 years 415 210 200
40 to 44 years 535 250 280
45 to 49 years 675 340 335
50 to 54 years 720 365 360
55 to 59 years 665 385 285
60 to 64 years 515 275 240
65 to 69 years 425 220 210
70 to 74 years 305 165 135
75 to 79 years 160 95 65
80 to 84 years 120 70 50
85 years and over 50 25 20
Median age 43.2 43.7 42.5

Camrose County, MD – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Camrose County, MD was 43.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Camrose County, MD – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Camrose County, MD 41.5 43.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Camrose County was 2,320, which represents a change of 11.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Camrose County, 83.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.7% were common-law-couples and 6.7% were lone-parent families.

Camrose County – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Camrose County, MD 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
Camrose County, MD 2,320 1,940 83.6 225 9.7 155 6.7 11.8
Stettler County No. 6, MD 1,420 1,180 83.1 135 9.5 100 7.0 1.8
Flagstaff County, MD 1,000 865 86.5 75 7.5 55 5.5 -2.9
Lacombe County, MD 3,075 2,585 84.1 285 9.3 205 6.7 3.7
Ponoka County, MD 2,615 2,200 84.1 240 9.2 175 6.7 4.0
Bashaw, T 245 185 75.5 25 10.2 35 14.3 4.3
Rosalind, VL 60 55 91.7 5 8.3 0 0.0 33.3
Ferintosh, VL 60 35 58.3 15 25.0 5 8.3 50.0
Edberg, VL 50 35 70.0 5 10.0 10 20.0 11.1
New Norway, VL 90 70 77.8 10 11.1 10 11.1 0.0
Bawlf, VL 120 90 75.0 15 12.5 15 12.5 9.1
Camrose, CY 4,835 3,440 71.1 625 12.9 765 15.8 12.1
Bittern Lake, VL 65 55 84.6 5 7.7 5 7.7 -13.3
Hay Lakes, VL 120 75 62.5 35 29.2 15 12.5 0.0
Beaver County, MD 1,695 1,360 80.2 175 10.3 160 9.4 5.9
Wetaskiwin County No. 10, MD 3,370 2,780 82.5 355 10.5 235 7.0 3.4
Leduc County, MD 4,105 3,360 81.9 415 10.1 330 8.0 5.0

Camrose County – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Camrose County, 42.7% 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 * 840
Married couples without children * 1,100
Common-law-couples with children * 85
Common-law-couples without children * 135

Camrose County – Marital status

In Camrose County, 70.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (63.5%) or living with a common-law partner (7.1%).

The remaining 29.4% 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, Camrose County, MD – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Camrose County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,280 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,430 70.5 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,985 63.5 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 445 7.1 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,845 29.4 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,295 20.6 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 90 1.4 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 230 3.7 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 225 3.6 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Camrose County – Types of private households

There were 2,860 private households4 in Camrose County in 2011, a change of 10.9% from 2006. Of these, 31.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Camrose County, MD – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Camrose County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,860 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
910 31.8 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,220 42.7 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 145 5.1 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 520 18.2 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 25 0.9 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 45 1.6 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Camrose County – Structural type of dwelling

In Camrose County, 93.4% 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, Camrose County, MD – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Camrose County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,860 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,670 93.4 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 0 0.0 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 0 0.0 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 0 0.0 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 5 0.2 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 180 6.3 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Camrose County, MD – Mother tongue

Chart J: Camrose County, MD - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Camrose County, MD - 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 Camrose County, 89.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.5% reported French only, and 8.5% 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, 95.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 3.8% 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 Camrose County, MD – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 7,720 100.0 7,720 100.0
English 6,910 89.5 7,360 95.3
French 115 1.5 30 0.4
Non-official language 655 8.5 290 3.8
Multiple responses 45 0.6 45 0.6
Table 13 Camrose County, MD – 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 99.9 99.8 0.1
French 30.8 15.4 15.4
Non-official language 65.2 47.8 17.4

Camrose County, MD – Non-official languages

In Camrose County, the three most common mother tongues were German (6.0%), Dutch (0.9%) and Ukrainian (0.6%), 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 Camrose County, MD – 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.
German 465 67.4 6.0
Dutch 70 10.1 0.9
Ukrainian 45 6.5 0.6
Swedish 15 2.2 0.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 15 2.2 0.2

Camrose County, MD – Bilingualism

Table 15 Camrose County, MD – 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 2.8 2.0 52.2 1.5
0 to 19 3.2 2.9 50.0 3.2
20 to 44 3.0 2.7 42.9 3.2
45 to 64 2.7 1.5 60.0 2.5
65 and over 1.9 0.6 50.0 3.3
Table 16 Camrose County, MD – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,715 100.0
English only 7,495 97.1
French only 0 0.0
English and French 220 2.9
Neither English nor French 5 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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