Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Conception Bay South, T - Newfoundland and Labrador

Map of Conception Bay South, T (shaded in green), Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Conception Bay South, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Conception Bay South, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
2
Nat. rank
167

In 2011, Conception Bay South (Town) had a population of 24,848, representing a percentage change of 13.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 59.27 square kilometres with a population density of 419.2 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 370,510.76 square kilometres with a population density of 1.4 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Conception Bay South (Town) had 9,139 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 15.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Conception Bay South (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of St. John's.

Population and dwelling counts

Conception Bay South (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Conception Bay South (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Division No. 1, Subd. O, N.L. SNO 724 792 -8.6
Holyrood, N.L. T 1,995 2,005 -0.5
Division No. 1, Subd. R, N.L. SNO 344 366 -6.0
Paradise, N.L. T 17,695 12,584 40.6
St. John's, N.L. CY 106,172 100,646 5.5
Division No. 1, Subd. D, N.L. SNO 115 130 -11.5

Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Paradise T 17,695 12,584 40.6
Torbay T 7,397 6,281 17.8
Clarenville T 6,036 5,274 14.4
Conception Bay South T 24,848 21,966 13.1
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's T 7,366 6,575 12.0

Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Mount Pearl CY 24,284 24,671 -1.6
Corner Brook CY 19,886 20,083 -1.0
Happy Valley-Goose Bay T 7,552 7,572 -0.3
Grand Falls-Windsor T 13,725 13,558 1.2
Marystown T 5,506 5,436 1.3

Age and sex

Conception Bay South, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Conception Bay South, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.4% 19.1% 17.8%
15 to 64 70.2% 69.8% 70.5%
65 and over 11.5% 11.1% 11.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Conception Bay South, T was 11.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.4%. 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.

Conception Bay South, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Conception Bay South, T – Population by broad age groups, 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 24,845 21,965 2,880 13.1
0 to 14 4,575 4,135 440 10.6
15 to 64 17,430 15,740 1,690 10.7
65 and over 2,845 2,095 750 35.8
Males
Total 12,170 10,795 1,375 12.7
0 to 14 2,320 2,115 205 9.7
15 to 64 8,495 7,685 810 10.5
65 and over 1,355 995 360 36.2
Females
Total 12,675 11,175 1,500 13.4
0 to 14 2,255 2,020 235 11.6
15 to 64 8,935 8,050 885 11.0
65 and over 1,490 1,100 390 35.5

Conception Bay South, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Conception Bay South, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 24,845 12,170 12,675
0 to 4 years 1,530 765 770
5 to 9 years 1,485 760 725
10 to 14 years 1,555 800 755
15 to 19 years 1,485 730 745
20 to 24 years 1,295 655 645
25 to 29 years 1,445 695 750
30 to 34 years 1,710 805 905
35 to 39 years 1,980 955 1,030
40 to 44 years 2,065 1,020 1,045
45 to 49 years 2,140 1,055 1,085
50 to 54 years 1,925 940 980
55 to 59 years 1,775 875 900
60 to 64 years 1,620 775 845
65 to 69 years 1,165 590 570
70 to 74 years 725 370 360
75 to 79 years 470 230 240
80 to 84 years 245 100 145
85 years and over 235 65 170
Median age 39.8 39.6 40.0

Conception Bay South, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Conception Bay South, T was 39.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Conception Bay South, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Conception Bay South, T 38.3 39.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Conception Bay South was 7,690, which represents a change of 13.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Conception Bay South, 72.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.9% were common-law-couples and 14.5% were lone-parent families.

Conception Bay South – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, CSD of Conception Bay South, T and neighbouring census subdivisions – 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
Conception Bay South, T 7,690 5,580 72.6 995 12.9 1,115 14.5 13.8
Division No. 1, Subd. O, SNO 230 150 65.2 40 17.4 40 17.4 -4.2
Holyrood, T 610 430 70.5 85 13.9 95 15.6 4.3
Division No. 1, Subd. R, SNO 100 70 70.0 10 10.0 20 20.0 -20.0
Paradise, T 5,415 3,995 73.8 820 15.1 595 11.0 38.8
St. John's, CY 29,090 18,635 64.1 4,385 15.1 6,070 20.9 3.9
Division No. 1, Subd. D, SNO 40 30 75.0 10 25.0 5 12.5 0.0

Conception Bay South – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Conception Bay South, 48.8% 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.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 2,770
Married couples without children * 2,810
Common-law-couples with children * 440
Common-law-couples without children * 560

Conception Bay South – Marital status

In Conception Bay South, 65.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.5%) or living with a common-law partner (9.8%).

The remaining 34.7% 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 9 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Conception Bay South, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Conception Bay South, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 20,275 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 13,240 65.3 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 11,245 55.5 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,995 9.8 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,035 34.7 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,735 23.4 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 480 2.4 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 900 4.4 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 925 4.6 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Conception Bay South – Types of private households

There were 9,135 private households3 in Conception Bay South in 2011, a change of 15.5% from 2006. Of these, 34.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 5.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Conception Bay South, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Conception Bay South, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 9,135 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,125 34.2 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,185 34.9 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 995 10.9 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,450 15.9 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 195 2.1 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 200 2.2 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Conception Bay South – Structural type of dwelling

In Conception Bay South, 79.3% 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 11 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Conception Bay South, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Conception Bay South, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 9,135 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 7,240 79.3 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 140 1.5 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 45 0.5 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 165 1.8 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,515 16.6 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.2 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Conception Bay South, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Conception Bay South, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Conception Bay South, T - 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 Conception Bay South, 99.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.4% reported French only, and 0.4% reported a non-official language only, 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, 99.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 0.1% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 98.5% for only English, 0.2% for only French and 1.0% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Conception Bay South, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 24,600 100.0 24,600 100.0
English 24,380 99.1 24,505 99.6
French 90 0.4 30 0.1
Non-official language 100 0.4 30 0.1
Multiple responses 25 0.1 30 0.1
Table 13 Conception Bay South, T – 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 99.9 99.9 0.0
French 40.9 22.7 18.2
Non-official language 66.7 33.3 33.3

Conception Bay South, T – Non-official languages

In Conception Bay South, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.1%), Russian (0.1%) and Spanish (0.0%), 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 14 Conception Bay South, T – 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 15 13.6 0.1
Russian 15 13.6 0.1
Spanish 10 9.1 0.0

Conception Bay South, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Conception Bay South, T – 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 6.1 5.8 66.7 5.0
0 to 19 14.0 13.9 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 5.7 5.4 85.7 0.0
45 to 64 1.8 1.5 57.1 14.3
65 and over 1.3 1.1 33.3 0.0
Table 16 Conception Bay South, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 24,600 100.0
English only 23,080 93.8
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,515 6.2
Neither English nor French 5 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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