Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Drayton Valley, T - Alberta

Map of Drayton Valley, T (shaded in green), Alberta

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Drayton Valley, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
64
Nat. rank
536

In 2011, Drayton Valley (Town) had a population of 7,049, representing a percentage change of 2.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 12.27 square kilometres with a population density of 574.3 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, Drayton Valley (Town) had 2,740 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Drayton Valley (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Drayton Valley (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Brazeau County, Alta. MD 7,201 7,040 2.3

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

Drayton Valley, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Drayton Valley, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.6% 21.5% 21.6%
15 to 64 67.9% 69.7% 66.0%
65 and over 10.5% 8.7% 12.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Drayton Valley, T was 10.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.6%. 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.

Drayton Valley, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Drayton Valley, 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 7,050 6,895 155 2.2
0 to 14 1,520 1,455 65 4.5
15 to 64 4,785 4,800 -15 -0.3
65 and over 740 640 100 15.6
Males
Total 3,515 3,535 -20 -0.6
0 to 14 755 735 20 2.7
15 to 64 2,450 2,545 -95 -3.7
65 and over 305 255 50 19.6
Females
Total 3,540 3,355 185 5.5
0 to 14 765 715 50 7.0
15 to 64 2,335 2,255 80 3.5
65 and over 435 385 50 13.0

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

Table 6 Drayton Valley, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,050 3,515 3,540
0 to 4 years 575 285 290
5 to 9 years 485 245 240
10 to 14 years 460 225 235
15 to 19 years 520 255 265
20 to 24 years 500 265 235
25 to 29 years 670 345 325
30 to 34 years 580 295 285
35 to 39 years 470 230 235
40 to 44 years 465 240 220
45 to 49 years 515 255 265
50 to 54 years 450 250 205
55 to 59 years 385 195 190
60 to 64 years 240 120 115
65 to 69 years 205 100 105
70 to 74 years 150 55 90
75 to 79 years 155 60 95
80 to 84 years 130 55 75
85 years and over 105 30 75
Median age 32.7 32.1 33.3

Drayton Valley, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Drayton Valley, T was 32.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Drayton Valley, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Drayton Valley, T 31.8 32.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Drayton Valley was 1,935, which represents a change of 1.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Drayton Valley, 67.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 16.3% were common-law-couples and 16.5% were lone-parent families.

Drayton Valley – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Drayton Valley, 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
Drayton Valley, T 1,935 1,300 67.2 315 16.3 320 16.5 1.8
Brazeau County, MD 2,200 1,680 76.4 305 13.9 215 9.8 4.3

Drayton Valley – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Drayton Valley, 50.2% 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 * 675
Married couples without children * 630
Common-law-couples with children * 140
Common-law-couples without children * 175

Drayton Valley – Marital status

In Drayton Valley, 59.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.3%) or living with a common-law partner (11.4%).

The remaining 40.4% 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, Drayton Valley, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Drayton Valley, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,525 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,300 59.7 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,670 48.3 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 630 11.4 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,230 40.4 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,475 26.7 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 155 2.8 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 290 5.2 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 315 5.7 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Drayton Valley – Types of private households

There were 2,740 private households3 in Drayton Valley in 2011, a change of 7.7% from 2006. Of these, 29.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -11.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Drayton Valley, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Drayton Valley, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,740 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
795 29.0 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
775 28.3 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 295 10.8 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 695 25.4 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 35 1.3 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 145 5.3 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Drayton Valley – Structural type of dwelling

In Drayton Valley, 66.4% 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, Drayton Valley, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Drayton Valley, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,740 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,820 66.4 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 185 6.8 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 60 2.2 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 430 15.7 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 15 0.5 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 225 8.2 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Drayton Valley, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Drayton Valley, 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 Drayton Valley, 92.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 5.0% 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, 97.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 1.4% 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 Drayton Valley, 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 6,980 100.0 6,985 100.0
English 6,470 92.7 6,775 97.0
French 95 1.4 15 0.2
Non-official language 350 5.0 95 1.4
Multiple responses 65 0.9 100 1.4
Table 13 Drayton Valley, T – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(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 99.9 0.0
French 31.8 9.1 22.7
Non-official language 66.7 39.5 27.2

Drayton Valley, T – Non-official languages

In Drayton Valley, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.4%), German (0.9%) and Arabic (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 Drayton Valley, 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) 95 23.5 1.4
German 60 14.8 0.9
Arabic 45 11.1 0.6
Ukrainian 35 8.6 0.5
Spanish 25 6.2 0.4
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 25 6.2 0.4

Drayton Valley, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Drayton Valley, 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 2.7 1.5 73.7 5.7
0 to 19 0.5 0.5 0.0 11.1
20 to 44 4.0 3.0 75.0 9.1
45 to 64 2.6 1.0 71.4 0.0
65 and over 4.5 0.9 62.5 0.0
Table 16 Drayton Valley, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,980 100.0
English only 6,765 96.9
French only 0 0.0
English and French 200 2.9
Neither English nor French 15 0.2

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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