Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Collingwood, Ontario

Map of Collingwood, CA (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
34
Nat. rank
106

In 2011, the population of Collingwood census agglomeration (CA) was 19,241, representing a percentage change of 11.3% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Collingwood, the land area is 33.46 square kilometres with a population density of 575.1 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 8,339 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Collingwood in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 14.0%. 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 Collingwood CA

Table 1 Collingwood CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Collingwood T 19,241 17,290 E 11.3

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in Ontario

Table 2 Ontario – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Toronto CMA 5,583,064 5,113,149 9.2 1 1
Ottawa - Gatineau CMA 1,236,324 1,133,633 A 9.1 4 ···
Ottawa - Gatineau (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   314,501 286,831 A 9.6 ··· 3
Ottawa - Gatineau (Ontario part / partie de l'Ontario)   921,823 846,802 8.9 ··· 2
Hamilton CMA 721,053 692,911 4.1 9 3
Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo CMA 477,160 451,235 5.7 10 4
London CMA 474,786 457,720 3.7 11 5
St. Catharines - Niagara CMA 392,184 390,317 0.5 12 6
Oshawa CMA 356,177 330,594 7.7 14 7
Windsor CMA 319,246 323,342 -1.3 16 8
Barrie CMA 187,013 177,061 5.6 21 9
Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury CMA 160,770 158,258 1.6 24 10
Kingston CMA 159,561 152,358 4.7 25 11
Guelph CMA 141,097 133,698 A 5.5 28 12
Brantford CMA 135,501 124,607 8.7 30 13
Thunder Bay CMA 121,596 122,907 -1.1 32 14
Peterborough CMA 118,975 116,570 2.1 33 15
Chatham-Kent CA 104,075 108,589 -4.2 35 16
Belleville CA 92,540 91,518 1.1 40 17
Sarnia CA 89,555 88,793 0.9 44 18
Sault Ste. Marie  CA 79,800 80,098 -0.4 47 19
Kawartha Lakes CA 73,214 74,561 -1.8 49 20
North Bay CA 64,043 63,424 1.0 53 21
Norfolk CA 63,175 62,563 1.0 54 22
Cornwall CA 58,957 58,485 0.8 55 23
Leamington CA 49,765 49,741 0.0 63 24
Timmins CA 43,165 42,997 0.4 69 25
Orillia CA 40,731 40,532 0.5 73 26
Brockville CA 39,024 39,668 -1.6 75 27
Woodstock CA 37,754 35,822 A 5.4 76 28
Midland CA 35,419 35,432 A 0.0 79 29
Owen Sound CA 32,092 32,259 -0.5 85 30
Stratford CA 30,886 30,516 A 1.2 86 31
Centre Wellington CA 26,693 26,049 2.5 95 32
Pembroke CA 24,017 23,195 3.5 102 33
Collingwood CA 19,241 17,290 11.3 106 34
Cobourg CA 18,519 18,210 1.7 109 35
Port Hope CA 16,214 16,390 -1.1 121 36
Petawawa CA 15,988 14,651 9.1 123 37
Kenora CA 15,348 15,177 1.1 125 38
Tillsonburg CA 15,301 14,822 3.2 126 39
Temiskaming Shores CA 13,566 13,654 A -0.6 129 40
Ingersoll CA 12,146 11,760 3.3 142 41
Hawkesbury CA 12,128 12,267 -1.1 143 ···
Hawkesbury (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   1,577 1,398 12.8 ··· 31
Hawkesbury (Ontario part / partie de l'Ontario)   10,551 10,869 -2.9 ··· 43
Elliot Lake CA 11,348 11,549 -1.7 146 42

Age and sex

Collingwood – Age distribution

Table 3 Collingwood – 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 62.8% 64.4% 61.5%
65 and over 22.8% 20.1% 25.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Collingwood was 22.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.8% 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.

Collingwood – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Collingwood – 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 19,240 17,290 1,950 11.3
0 to 14 2,765 2,700 65 2.4
15 to 64 12,085 11,035 1,050 9.5
65 and over 4,390 3,555 835 23.5
Males
Total 8,935 8,150 785 9.6
0 to 14 1,395 1,405 -10 -0.7
15 to 64 5,750 5,295 455 8.6
65 and over 1,795 1,455 340 23.4
Females
Total 10,305 9,140 1,165 12.7
0 to 14 1,370 1,300 70 5.4
15 to 64 6,335 5,740 595 10.4
65 and over 2,600 2,100 500 23.8

Collingwood – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Collingwood – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 19,240 8,935 10,305
0 to 4 years 980 505 475
5 to 9 years 870 445 430
10 to 14 years 915 445 465
15 to 19 years 1,165 590 575
20 to 24 years 1,035 515 515
25 to 29 years 1,025 510 515
30 to 34 years 960 460 500
35 to 39 years 1,085 525 560
40 to 44 years 1,040 500 540
45 to 49 years 1,370 625 745
50 to 54 years 1,465 660 800
55 to 59 years 1,455 675 780
60 to 64 years 1,500 690 810
65 to 69 years 1,185 515 670
70 to 74 years 1,035 450 580
75 to 79 years 865 365 500
80 to 84 years 710 290 420
85 to 89 years 370 115 255
90 to 94 years 180 50 125
95 to 99 years 50 5 45
100 years and over 5 0 5
Median age 47.0 44.8 48.9

Collingwood – Median age1 of the population

The median age in Collingwood was 47 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 6 Canada, Ontario and Collingwood – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Collingwood 44.4 47.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Collingwood was 5,520, which represents a change of 11.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Collingwood, 66.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.8% were common-law-couples and 18.3% were lone-parent families.

Collingwood – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Ontario, Collingwood – 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
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Collingwood 5,520 3,695 66.9 815 14.8 1,010 18.3 11.4

Collingwood – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Collingwood, 37.6% 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 Collingwood, 82.3% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 17.7% 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.

Collingwood – Marital status

In Collingwood, 55.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.1%) or living with a common-law partner (9.8%).

The remaining 44.1% 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, Ontario, Collingwood – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Collingwood Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 16,475 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 9,215 55.9 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 7,590 46.1 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,620 9.8 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,260 44.1 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,860 23.4 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 650 3.9 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,285 7.8 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,470 8.9 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Collingwood – Types of private households

There were 8,335 private households3 in Collingwood in 2011, a change of 13.9% from 2006. Of these, 19.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -1.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Ontario, Collingwood – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Collingwood Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 8,335 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,660 19.9 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,745 32.9 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 940 11.3 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,645 31.7 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households8 85 1.0 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 270 3.2 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Collingwood – Structural type of dwelling

In Collingwood, 58.8% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 2.8% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Collingwood – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Collingwood Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 8,340 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,900 58.8 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 570 6.8 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 840 10.1 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 230 2.8 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,560 18.7 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 210 2.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 30 0.4 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Collingwood – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Collingwood - 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 Collingwood, 92.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 6.0% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 68.2% for English only, 3.9% for French only and 25.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 97.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 1.4% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 79.0% for English only, 2.2% for French only and 14.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Collingwood – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 18,870 100.0 18,875 100.0
English 17,360 92.0 18,385 97.4
French 225 1.2 40 0.2
Non-official language 1,140 6.0 270 1.4
Multiple responses 145 0.8 175 0.9
Table 12 Collingwood – 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 100.0 99.9 0.1
French 38.2 16.4 21.8
Non-official language 57.4 31.3 26.1

Collingwood – Non-official languages

In Collingwood, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.3%), Italian (0.6%) and Dutch (0.6%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Italian (2.1%), Chinese, n.o.s. (1.6%) and Cantonese (1.5%).

Table 13 Collingwood – 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 245 19.6 1.3
Italian 110 8.8 0.6
Dutch 105 8.4 0.6
Polish 75 6.0 0.4
Spanish 65 5.2 0.3

Collingwood – Bilingualism

Table 14 Collingwood – 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 5.6 4.6 84.4 6.6
0 to 19 4.8 4.2 100.0 14.3
20 to 44 7.0 6.3 88.9 4.3
45 to 64 5.6 3.8 86.4 6.8
65 and over 4.9 3.3 76.9 6.4
Table 15 Collingwood – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 18,875 100.0
English only 17,740 94.0
French only 10 0.1
English and French 1,090 5.8
Neither English nor French 35 0.2

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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