Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Grand Falls-Windsor, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Grand Falls-Windsor, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
3
Nat. rank
128

In 2011, the population of Grand Falls-Windsor census agglomeration (CA) was 13,725, representing a percentage change of 1.2% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Grand Falls-Windsor, the land area is 54.67 square kilometres with a population density of 251.1 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 5,723 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Grand Falls-Windsor in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.7%. 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 Grand Falls-Windsor CA

Table 1 Grand Falls-Windsor CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Grand Falls-Windsor T 13,725 13,558 1.2

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

Grand Falls-Windsor – Age distribution

Table 3 Grand Falls-Windsor – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.4% 16.8% 14.3%
15 to 64 66.0% 66.2% 65.9%
65 and over 18.5% 16.9% 19.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Grand Falls-Windsor was 18.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.4%. 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.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Grand Falls-Windsor – 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 13,725 13,555 170 1.3
0 to 14 2,120 2,150 -30 -1.4
15 to 64 9,065 9,275 -210 -2.3
65 and over 2,535 2,130 405 19.0
Males
Total 6,520 6,420 100 1.6
0 to 14 1,095 1,095 0 0.0
15 to 64 4,315 4,395 -80 -1.8
65 and over 1,105 930 175 18.8
Females
Total 7,205 7,140 65 0.9
0 to 14 1,030 1,055 -25 -2.4
15 to 64 4,750 4,880 -130 -2.7
65 and over 1,425 1,200 225 18.8

Grand Falls-Windsor – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Grand Falls-Windsor – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 13,725 6,520 7,205
0 to 4 years 690 340 345
5 to 9 years 700 355 345
10 to 14 years 735 395 335
15 to 19 years 765 375 390
20 to 24 years 660 330 340
25 to 29 years 665 275 385
30 to 34 years 790 355 435
35 to 39 years 825 385 440
40 to 44 years 990 465 525
45 to 49 years 1,035 500 530
50 to 54 years 1,165 580 580
55 to 59 years 1,160 565 595
60 to 64 years 1,010 485 525
65 to 69 years 815 360 455
70 to 74 years 645 295 345
75 to 79 years 480 210 275
80 to 84 years 315 145 170
85 to 89 years 190 70 120
90 to 94 years 70 20 45
95 to 99 years 20 5 15
100 years and over 0 0 0
Median age 45.2 44.8 45.6

Grand Falls-Windsor – Median age1 of the population

The median age in Grand Falls-Windsor was 45.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 6 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Grand Falls-Windsor – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Grand Falls-Windsor 42.6 45.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Grand Falls-Windsor was 4,315, which represents a change of 0.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Grand Falls-Windsor, 72.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.2% were common-law-couples and 16.2% were lone-parent families.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Grand Falls-Windsor – 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
Grand Falls-Windsor 4,315 3,135 72.7 485 11.2 700 16.2 0.9

Grand Falls-Windsor – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Grand Falls-Windsor, 39.5% 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 Grand Falls-Windsor, 87.1% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 12.9% 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.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Marital status

In Grand Falls-Windsor, 63.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.0%) or living with a common-law partner (8.4%).

The remaining 36.6% 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, Grand Falls-Windsor – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Grand Falls-Windsor Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 11,600 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,360 63.4 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,380 55.0 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 975 8.4 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,240 36.6 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,510 21.6 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 255 2.2 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 620 5.3 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 860 7.4 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Grand Falls-Windsor – Types of private households

There were 5,720 private households3 in Grand Falls-Windsor in 2011, a change of 7.7% from 2006. Of these, 24.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -11.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Grand Falls-Windsor – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Grand Falls-Windsor Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 5,720 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,385 24.2 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,120 37.1 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 640 11.2 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,365 23.9 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households8 90 1.6 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 130 2.3 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Grand Falls-Windsor – Structural type of dwelling

In Grand Falls-Windsor, 64.4% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.1% 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, Grand Falls-Windsor – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Grand Falls-Windsor Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 5,725 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,685 64.4 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 390 6.8 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 480 8.4 10,050 4.8 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.1 705 0.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 425 7.4 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 720 12.6 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.3 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Grand Falls-Windsor – Mother tongue

Chart J: Grand Falls-Windsor - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Grand Falls-Windsor - 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 Grand Falls-Windsor, 98.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.2% reported French only, and 0.8% 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, 99.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 0.4% 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 Grand Falls-Windsor – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 13,665 100.0 13,660 100.0
English 13,495 98.8 13,570 99.3
French 30 0.2 15 0.1
Non-official language 115 0.8 50 0.4
Multiple responses 20 0.1 25 0.2
Table 12 Grand Falls-Windsor – 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 99.8 99.8 0.0
French 37.5 25.0 12.5
Non-official language 70.4 40.7 29.6

Grand Falls-Windsor – Non-official languages

In Grand Falls-Windsor, the three most common mother tongues were Arabic (0.2%), Urdu (0.1%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (0.1%), 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 Grand Falls-Windsor – 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.
Arabic 25 19.2 0.2
Urdu 20 15.4 0.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 15 11.5 0.1
Malayalam 10 7.7 0.1
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 10 7.7 0.1

Grand Falls-Windsor – Bilingualism

Table 14 Grand Falls-Windsor – 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 3.9 3.7 83.3 4.3
0 to 19 9.7 9.8 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.3 4.3 50.0 0.0
45 to 64 1.5 1.2 100.0 14.3
65 and over 0.4 0.4 100.0 20.0
Table 15 Grand Falls-Windsor – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 13,660 100.0
English only 13,105 95.9
French only 0 0.0
English and French 540 4.0
Neither English nor French 15 0.1

Symbols:

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not applicable
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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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