Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Bathurst, New Brunswick 1

Map of Bathurst, CA (shaded in green), New Brunswick

Map of Bathurst

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Bathurst, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
4
Nat. rank
82

In 2011, the population of Bathurst census agglomeration (CA) was 33,484, representing a percentage change of -1.8% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Bathurst, the land area is 2,292.80 square kilometres with a population density of 14.6 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 14,580 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Bathurst in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.9%. 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 Bathurst CA

Table 1 Bathurst CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Bathurst CY 12,275 12,714 -3.5
Beresford P 6,354 6,301 0.8
Bathurst P 4,979 5,144 -3.2
Beresford TV 4,351 4,264 2.0
Petit-Rocher VL 1,908 1,949 -2.1
Belledune VL 1,548 1,711 -9.5
Pointe-Verte VL 976 971 0.5
Nigadoo VL 952 927 2.7
Pabineau 11 IRI 141 125 12.8

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in New Brunswick

Table 2 New Brunswick – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Moncton CMA 138,644 126,424 9.7 29 1
Saint John CMA 127,761 122,389 4.4 31 2
Fredericton CA 94,268 86,226 A 9.3 39 3
Bathurst CA 33,484 34,106 A -1.8 82 4
Miramichi CA 28,115 28,773 A -2.3 90 5
Edmundston CA 21,903 22,471 A -2.5 105 6
Campbellton CA 17,842 17,878 A -0.2 113 ···
Campbellton (New Brunswick part / partie du Nouveau-Brunswick)   14,520 14,816 A -2.0 ··· 7
Campbellton (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   3,322 3,062 8.5 ··· 30

Age and sex

Bathurst – Age distribution

Table 3 Bathurst – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.7% 13.1% 12.3%
15 to 64 68.3% 68.8% 67.9%
65 and over 18.9% 18.1% 19.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Bathurst was 18.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.7%. 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.

Bathurst – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Bathurst – 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 33,485 34,105 -620 -1.8
0 to 14 4,255 4,990 -735 -14.7
15 to 64 22,880 23,815 -935 -3.9
65 and over 6,345 5,295 1,050 19.8
Males
Total 16,305 16,610 -305 -1.8
0 to 14 2,140 2,520 -380 -15.1
15 to 64 11,215 11,695 -480 -4.1
65 and over 2,950 2,390 560 23.4
Females
Total 17,180 17,495 -315 -1.8
0 to 14 2,120 2,470 -350 -14.2
15 to 64 11,670 12,120 -450 -3.7
65 and over 3,390 2,900 490 16.9

Bathurst – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Bathurst – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 33,485 16,305 17,180
0 to 4 years 1,220 625 590
5 to 9 years 1,350 685 670
10 to 14 years 1,690 830 860
15 to 19 years 1,950 1,005 945
20 to 24 years 1,555 800 755
25 to 29 years 1,365 690 675
30 to 34 years 1,670 795 875
35 to 39 years 1,885 890 995
40 to 44 years 2,355 1,150 1,205
45 to 49 years 2,920 1,395 1,525
50 to 54 years 3,120 1,525 1,595
55 to 59 years 3,105 1,510 1,590
60 to 64 years 2,950 1,450 1,500
65 to 69 years 2,195 1,120 1,070
70 to 74 years 1,650 815 830
75 to 79 years 1,100 535 565
80 to 84 years 745 285 455
85 to 89 years 455 145 310
90 to 94 years 170 45 125
95 to 99 years 35 5 30
100 years and over 5 0 0
Median age 48.0 47.5 48.5

Bathurst – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Bathurst was 48 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 6 Canada, New Brunswick and Bathurst – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Bathurst 44.3 48.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Bathurst was 10,475, which represents a change of -1.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Bathurst, 66.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 19.6% were common-law-couples and 14.1% were lone-parent families.

Bathurst – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick, Bathurst – 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
New Brunswick 224,590 152,455 67.9 35,945 16.0 36,190 16.1 3.1
Bathurst 10,475 6,940 66.3 2,050 19.6 1,480 14.1 -1.6

Bathurst – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Bathurst, 35.9% 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 Bathurst, 85.1% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 14.9% 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.

Bathurst – Marital status

In Bathurst, 62.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.3%) or living with a common-law partner (14.0%).

The remaining 37.6% 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, New Brunswick, Bathurst – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Bathurst New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 29,225 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 18,230 62.4 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,130 48.3 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 4,100 14.0 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 10,990 37.6 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 6,500 22.2 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,155 4.0 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,310 4.5 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,025 6.9 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Bathurst – Types of private households

There were 14,580 private households4 in Bathurst in 2011, a change of 2.9% from 2006. Of these, 21.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -14.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, New Brunswick, Bathurst – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Bathurst New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 14,580 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,155 21.6 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
5,570 38.2 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 1,370 9.4 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 3,890 26.7 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 190 1.3 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households10 405 2.8 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Bathurst – Structural type of dwelling

In Bathurst, 75.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.3% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, New Brunswick, Bathurst – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Bathurst New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 14,580 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 10,955 75.1 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 495 3.4 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 535 3.7 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 50 0.3 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,330 9.1 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 820 5.6 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 65 0.4 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 340 2.3 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Bathurst – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Bathurst - 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 Bathurst, 32.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 64.7% reported French only, and 0.8% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 64.9% for English only, 31.6% for French only and 2.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 39.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 58.7% spoke only French and 0.3% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 69.2% for English only, 28.4% for French only and 1.3% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Bathurst – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 32,935 100.0 32,935 100.0
English 10,810 32.8 12,915 39.2
French 21,300 64.7 19,320 58.7
Non-official language 275 0.8 110 0.3
Multiple responses 545 1.7 590 1.8
Table 12 Bathurst – 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 97.4 94.2 3.2
French 94.6 88.3 6.3
Non-official language 67.7 40.3 27.4

Bathurst – Non-official languages

In Bathurst, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.1%), Spanish (0.1%) and Korean (0.1%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Mi'kmaq (0.3%), German (0.3%) and Korean (0.3%).

Table 13 Bathurst – 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 35 11.3 0.1
Spanish 25 8.1 0.1
Korean 25 8.1 0.1

Bathurst – Bilingualism

Table 14 Bathurst – 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 62.0 38.0 74.6 25.0
0 to 19 46.6 40.4 50.5 37.5
20 to 44 75.6 50.2 88.7 21.4
45 to 64 63.6 34.2 77.8 31.6
65 and over 54.5 25.2 70.5 14.3
Table 15 Bathurst – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 32,935 100.0
English only 7,015 21.3
French only 5,345 16.2
English and French 20,560 62.4
Neither English nor French 20 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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