Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador

Map of Bay Roberts, CA (shaded in green), Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Bay Roberts, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Bay Roberts, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
4
Nat. rank
147

In 2011, the population of Bay Roberts census agglomeration (CA) was 10,871, representing a percentage change of 3.5% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Bay Roberts, the land area is 103.71 square kilometres with a population density of 104.8 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the national land area of 8,965,121.42 square kilometres with a population density of 3.7 persons per square kilometre. The land area of all CAs is 232,264.62 square kilometres with 18.56 persons per square kilometre.

In total, there were 4,218 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Bay Roberts in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Census subdivisions in the Bay Roberts CA

Table 1 Bay Roberts CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Bay Roberts T 5,818 5,414 7.5
Spaniard's Bay T 2,622 2,540 3.2
Upper Island Cove T 1,594 1,667 -4.4
North River T 562 557 0.9
Bishop's Cove T 275 329 -16.4

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in Newfoundland and Labrador

Table 2 Newfoundland and Labrador – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
St. John's CMA 196,966 181,113 8.8 20 1
Corner Brook CA 27,202 27,194 A 0.0 94 2
Grand Falls-Windsor CA 13,725 13,558 1.2 128 3
Bay Roberts CA 10,871 10,507 3.5 147 4

Age and sex

Bay Roberts – Age distribution

Table 3 Bay Roberts – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.9% 17.9% 15.9%
15 to 64 67.4% 66.8% 67.9%
65 and over 15.7% 15.2% 16.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Bay Roberts was 15.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.9%. 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.

Bay Roberts – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Bay Roberts – Population by broad age groups and 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 10,870 10,505 365 3.5
0 to 14 1,835 1,755 80 4.6
15 to 64 7,330 7,330 0 0.0
65 and over 1,710 1,420 290 20.4
Males
Total 5,350 5,110 240 4.7
0 to 14 955 915 40 4.4
15 to 64 3,575 3,555 20 0.6
65 and over 815 640 175 27.3
Females
Total 5,520 5,395 125 2.3
0 to 14 875 840 35 4.2
15 to 64 3,750 3,775 -25 -0.7
65 and over 895 780 115 14.7

Bay Roberts – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Bay Roberts – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 10,870 5,350 5,520
0 to 4 years 575 295 280
5 to 9 years 615 315 305
10 to 14 years 640 350 290
15 to 19 years 590 305 280
20 to 24 years 570 285 285
25 to 29 years 555 255 300
30 to 34 years 610 295 320
35 to 39 years 695 345 350
40 to 44 years 815 395 420
45 to 49 years 870 415 450
50 to 54 years 870 430 435
55 to 59 years 870 430 440
60 to 64 years 890 425 465
65 to 69 years 635 305 325
70 to 74 years 445 215 225
75 to 79 years 325 165 150
80 to 84 years 175 80 100
85 to 89 years 90 30 60
90 to 94 years 35 20 25
95 to 99 years 0 0 0
100 years and over 0 0 0
Median age 43.5 43.0 44.1

Bay Roberts – Median age1 of the population

The median age in Bay Roberts was 43.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 6 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Bay Roberts – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Bay Roberts 41.3 43.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Bay Roberts was 3,485, which represents a change of 5.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Bay Roberts, 76.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.2% were common-law-couples and 14.1% were lone-parent families.

Bay Roberts – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Bay Roberts – 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
Newfoundland and Labrador 159,385 114,335 71.7 20,630 12.9 24,420 15.3 2.3
Bay Roberts 3,485 2,675 76.8 320 9.2 490 14.1 5.9

Bay Roberts – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Bay Roberts, 43.7% 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.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census agglomeration of Bay Roberts, 90.5% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 9.2% were stepfamilies, in which there was at least one child was the biological or adopted child of only one married spouse or common-law partner. For Canada as a whole in 2011, 12.6% of couples with children aged 24 and under were stepfamilies.

Bay Roberts – Marital status

In Bay Roberts, 66.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (59.5%) or living with a common-law partner (7.0%).

The remaining 33.4% 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 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Bay Roberts – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Bay Roberts Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 9,035 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,020 66.6 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 5,380 59.5 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 635 7.0 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,020 33.4 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,915 21.2 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 140 1.5 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 385 4.3 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 580 6.4 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Bay Roberts – Types of private households

There were 4,215 private households3 in Bay Roberts in 2011, a change of 7.3% from 2006. Of these, 29.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -7.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Bay Roberts – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Bay Roberts Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 4,215 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,260 29.9 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,590 37.7 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 410 9.7 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 795 18.9 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households8 110 2.6 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 55 1.3 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Bay Roberts – Structural type of dwelling

In Bay Roberts, 93.0% 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 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Bay Roberts – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Bay Roberts Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,220 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,925 93.0 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 55 1.3 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 25 0.6 10,050 4.8 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 705 0.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 80 1.9 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 115 2.7 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 10 0.2 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Bay Roberts – Mother tongue

Chart J: Bay Roberts - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Bay Roberts - 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 Bay Roberts, 99.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.2% reported French only, and 0.3% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 97.6% for English only, 0.5% for French only and 1.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 99.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 0.1% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 98.5% for English only, 0.2% for French only and 1.0% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Bay Roberts – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 10,865 100.0 10,865 100.0
English 10,800 99.4 10,830 99.7
French 20 0.2 15 0.1
Non-official language 30 0.3 10 0.1
Multiple responses 10 0.1 10 0.1
Table 12 Bay Roberts – 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 20.0 0.0 20.0
Non-official language 75.0 37.5 37.5

Bay Roberts – Non-official languages

In Bay Roberts, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.0%), German (0.0%) and Germanic languages, n.i.e. (0.0%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Innu/Montagnais (0.4%), Chinese, n.o.s. (0.2%) and Inuktitut (0.1%).

Table 13 Bay Roberts – 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.
Spanish 5 12.5 0.0
German 5 12.5 0.0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 5 12.5 0.0
Greek 5 12.5 0.0
Arabic 5 12.5 0.0
Chinese, n.o.s. 5 12.5 0.0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 5 12.5 0.0

Bay Roberts – Bilingualism

Table 14 Bay Roberts – 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 3.3 3.1 60.0 14.3
0 to 19 5.6 5.6 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 5.2 5.0 100.0 0.0
45 to 64 1.0 0.9 100.0 0.0
65 and over 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0
Table 15 Bay Roberts – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 10,865 100.0
English only 10,510 96.7
French only 0 0.0
English and French 355 3.3
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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