Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador 1

Map of Corner Brook, CA (shaded in green), Newfoundland and Labrador

Map of Corner Brook

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Corner Brook, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Corner Brook, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
2
Nat. rank
94

In 2011, the population of Corner Brook census agglomeration (CA) was 27,202, representing a percentage change of 0.0% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Corner Brook, the land area is 267.17 square kilometres with a population density of 101.8 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 11,110 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Corner Brook in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.4%. 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 Corner Brook CA

Table 1 Corner Brook CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Corner Brook CY 19,886 20,083 -1.0
Humber Arm South T 1,681 1,854 -9.3
Irishtown-Summerside T 1,428 1,290 10.7
Massey Drive T 1,412 1,170 20.7
Mount Moriah T 785 752 4.4
Meadows T 649 637 1.9
McIvers T 546 571 -4.4
Steady Brook T 408 435 -6.2
Gillams T 407 402 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

Corner Brook – Age distribution

Table 3 Corner Brook – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.6% 15.2% 13.9%
15 to 64 67.8% 68.2% 67.5%
65 and over 17.6% 16.6% 18.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Corner Brook was 17.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.6%. 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.

Corner Brook – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Corner Brook – 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 27,200 27,200 0 0.0
0 to 14 3,960 4,185 -225 -5.4
15 to 64 18,445 18,710 -265 -1.4
65 and over 4,800 4,305 495 11.5
Males
Total 12,985 12,995 -10 -0.1
0 to 14 1,975 2,100 -125 -6.0
15 to 64 8,860 9,035 -175 -1.9
65 and over 2,150 1,860 290 15.6
Females
Total 14,215 14,200 15 0.1
0 to 14 1,980 2,085 -105 -5.0
15 to 64 9,590 9,675 -85 -0.9
65 and over 2,650 2,440 210 8.6

Corner Brook – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Corner Brook – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 27,200 12,985 14,215
0 to 4 years 1,200 620 575
5 to 9 years 1,290 645 650
10 to 14 years 1,465 715 755
15 to 19 years 1,685 850 835
20 to 24 years 1,580 755 820
25 to 29 years 1,380 670 705
30 to 34 years 1,505 685 815
35 to 39 years 1,645 745 905
40 to 44 years 1,890 905 985
45 to 49 years 2,195 1,070 1,130
50 to 54 years 2,300 1,100 1,205
55 to 59 years 2,240 1,095 1,140
60 to 64 years 2,030 990 1,035
65 to 69 years 1,485 740 745
70 to 74 years 1,140 550 595
75 to 79 years 955 420 530
80 to 84 years 680 250 425
85 to 89 years 365 140 220
90 to 94 years 135 45 95
95 to 99 years 35 5 35
100 years and over 5 0 5
Median age 44.9 44.5 45.2

Corner Brook – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Corner Brook was 44.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 6 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Corner Brook – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Corner Brook 42.8 44.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Corner Brook was 8,390, which represents a change of -0.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Corner Brook, 70.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.0% were common-law-couples and 17.2% were lone-parent families.

Corner Brook – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook – 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
Corner Brook 8,390 5,935 70.7 1,005 12.0 1,445 17.2 -0.6

Corner Brook – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Corner Brook, 41.0% 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 Corner Brook, 87.0% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 13.0% 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.

Corner Brook – Marital status

In Corner Brook, 60.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.9%) or living with a common-law partner (8.6%).

The remaining 39.4% 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, Corner Brook – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 23,245 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 14,085 60.6 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 12,075 51.9 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,005 8.6 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,160 39.4 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 5,665 24.4 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 430 1.8 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,395 6.0 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,670 7.2 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Corner Brook – Types of private households

There were 11,110 private households4 in Corner Brook in 2011, a change of 3.6% from 2006. Of these, 24.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -9.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 11,110 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,740 24.7 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
3,875 34.9 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 1,295 11.7 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,620 23.6 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 240 2.2 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 340 3.1 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Corner Brook – Structural type of dwelling

In Corner Brook, 71.6% 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, Corner Brook – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 11,110 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 7,950 71.6 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 475 4.3 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 345 3.1 10,050 4.8 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.0 705 0.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 890 8.0 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,330 12.0 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 25 0.2 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 90 0.8 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Corner Brook – Mother tongue

Chart J: Corner Brook - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Corner Brook - 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 Corner Brook, 98.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.3% 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, 99.4% 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 Corner Brook – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 26,805 100.0 26,810 100.0
English 26,460 98.7 26,650 99.4
French 90 0.3 20 0.1
Non-official language 215 0.8 100 0.4
Multiple responses 45 0.2 40 0.1
Table 12 Corner Brook – 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 99.9 0.0
French 41.7 12.5 29.2
Non-official language 71.7 50.0 21.7

Corner Brook – Non-official languages

In Corner Brook, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.1%), Arabic (0.1%) and Afrikaans (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 Corner Brook – 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 30 13.0 0.1
Arabic 25 10.9 0.1
Afrikaans 20 8.7 0.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 20 8.7 0.1
Spanish 15 6.5 0.1
Russian 15 6.5 0.1

Corner Brook – Bilingualism

Table 14 Corner Brook – 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 4.1 3.7 76.5 16.3
0 to 19 8.5 8.4 50.0 25.0
20 to 44 5.1 4.6 83.3 20.0
45 to 64 2.0 1.5 85.7 6.7
65 and over 0.7 0.5 50.0 0.0
Table 15 Corner Brook – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 26,810 100.0
English only 25,690 95.8
French only 0 0.0
English and French 1,110 4.1
Neither English nor French 10 0.0

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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