Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Campbellton, New Brunswick / Quebec 1

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

Map of Campbellton

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
Nat. rank
113

In 2011, the population of Campbellton census agglomeration (CA) was 17,842, representing a percentage change of -0.2% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Campbellton, the land area is 1,629.94 square kilometres with a population density of 10.9 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 7,640 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Campbellton in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.2%. 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 Campbellton CA

Table 1 Campbellton CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Campbellton CY 7,385 7,384 0.0
Addington P 2,615 2,727 -4.1
Dalhousie P 2,247 2,313 A -2.9
Listuguj IRI 1,850 1,475 25.4
Pointe--la-Croix M 1,472 1,587 -7.2
Atholville VL 1,237 1,317 -6.1
Tide Head VL 1,036 1,075 -3.6

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

Campbellton – Age distribution

Table 3 Campbellton – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.4% 15.6% 13.3%
15 to 64 66.9% 67.7% 66.3%
65 and over 18.7% 16.8% 20.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Campbellton was 18.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.4%. 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.

Campbellton – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Campbellton – 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 17,840 17,880 -40 -0.2
0 to 14 2,575 2,775 -200 -7.2
15 to 64 11,940 12,135 -195 -1.6
65 and over 3,330 2,970 360 12.1
Males
Total 8,550 8,560 -10 -0.1
0 to 14 1,335 1,425 -90 -6.3
15 to 64 5,785 5,905 -120 -2.0
65 and over 1,435 1,230 205 16.7
Females
Total 9,295 9,325 -30 -0.3
0 to 14 1,240 1,350 -110 -8.1
15 to 64 6,160 6,230 -70 -1.1
65 and over 1,895 1,740 155 8.9

Campbellton – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Campbellton – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 17,840 8,550 9,295
0 to 4 years 810 435 375
5 to 9 years 830 415 410
10 to 14 years 930 485 450
15 to 19 years 1,150 585 560
20 to 24 years 890 425 465
25 to 29 years 790 365 430
30 to 34 years 780 360 420
35 to 39 years 980 450 530
40 to 44 years 1,180 555 625
45 to 49 years 1,645 810 835
50 to 54 years 1,640 810 830
55 to 59 years 1,515 740 775
60 to 64 years 1,365 685 685
65 to 69 years 965 460 505
70 to 74 years 760 335 420
75 to 79 years 685 300 385
80 to 84 years 495 185 310
85 to 89 years 290 110 175
90 to 94 years 100 25 75
95 to 99 years 30 10 20
100 years and over 5 0 5
Median age 46.8 46.4 47.3

Campbellton – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Campbellton was 46.8 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 6 Canada, New Brunswick and Campbellton – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Campbellton 43.4 46.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Campbellton was 5,225, which represents a change of -0.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Campbellton, 57.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 20.3% were common-law-couples and 21.9% were lone-parent families.

Campbellton – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick, Campbellton – 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
Campbellton 5,225 3,020 57.8 1,060 20.3 1,145 21.9 -0.1

Campbellton – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Campbellton, 38.2% 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.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census agglomeration of Campbellton, 82.1% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 17.9% 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.

Campbellton – Marital status

In Campbellton, 54.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (40.6%) or living with a common-law partner (13.9%).

The remaining 45.5% 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, Campbellton – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Campbellton New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 15,270 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 8,320 54.5 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,200 40.6 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,125 13.9 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,945 45.5 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,330 28.4 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 540 3.5 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 920 6.0 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,160 7.6 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Campbellton – Types of private households

There were 7,640 private households4 in Campbellton in 2011, a change of 4.1% from 2006. Of these, 20.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -12.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, New Brunswick, Campbellton – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Campbellton New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 7,640 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,525 20.0 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
2,435 31.9 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 1,045 13.7 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,285 29.9 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 105 1.4 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households10 240 3.1 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Campbellton – Structural type of dwelling

In Campbellton, 69.0% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.9% 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, Campbellton – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Campbellton New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 7,640 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 5,275 69.0 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 160 2.1 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 255 3.3 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70 0.9 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,170 15.3 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 420 5.5 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 85 1.1 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 195 2.6 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Campbellton – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Campbellton - 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 Campbellton, 38.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 55.9% reported French only, and 3.6% 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, 43.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 52.1% spoke only French and 1.9% 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 Campbellton – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 17,340 100.0 17,340 100.0
English 6,645 38.3 7,615 43.9
French 9,700 55.9 9,040 52.1
Non-official language 625 3.6 325 1.9
Multiple responses 365 2.1 360 2.1
Table 12 Campbellton – 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 97.7 94.8 2.9
French 95.8 90.2 5.6
Non-official language 64.6 49.2 15.4

Campbellton – Non-official languages

In Campbellton, the three most common mother tongues were Mi'kmaq (2.6%), Arabic (0.2%) and Hindi (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 Campbellton – 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.
Mi'kmaq 455 70.0 2.6
Arabic 30 4.6 0.2
Hindi 20 3.1 0.1
Spanish 15 2.3 0.1

Campbellton – Bilingualism

Table 14 Campbellton – 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 53.2 35.0 68.2 14.4
0 to 19 39.6 33.2 47.3 11.8
20 to 44 65.6 45.4 80.3 29.2
45 to 64 56.1 34.9 71.3 13.2
65 and over 45.6 23.8 64.1 10.0
Table 15 Campbellton – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 17,335 100.0
English only 4,900 28.3
French only 3,070 17.7
English and French 9,360 54.0
Neither English nor French 10 0.1

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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