Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T - Newfoundland and Labrador

Map of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T (shaded in green), Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
11
Nat. rank
518

In 2011, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (Town) had a population of 7,366, representing a percentage change of 12.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 57.35 square kilometres with a population density of 128.4 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, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (Town) had 2,692 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 14.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of St. John's.

Population and dwelling counts

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Division No. 1, Subd. R, N.L. SNO 344 366 -6.0
Torbay, N.L. T 7,397 6,281 17.8
Bauline, N.L. T 397 379 4.7
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

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.7% 20.5% 19.0%
15 to 64 70.0% 69.0% 70.8%
65 and over 10.3% 10.3% 10.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T was 10.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.7%. 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.

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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 7,365 6,575 790 12.0
0 to 14 1,450 1,260 190 15.1
15 to 64 5,155 4,690 465 9.9
65 and over 755 630 125 19.8
Males
Total 3,650 3,275 375 11.5
0 to 14 750 675 75 11.1
15 to 64 2,520 2,295 225 9.8
65 and over 375 310 65 21.0
Females
Total 3,720 3,300 420 12.7
0 to 14 705 585 120 20.5
15 to 64 2,635 2,395 240 10.0
65 and over 380 320 60 18.8

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,365 3,650 3,720
0 to 4 years 505 245 260
5 to 9 years 520 280 240
10 to 14 years 430 220 210
15 to 19 years 395 205 190
20 to 24 years 360 170 190
25 to 29 years 380 175 205
30 to 34 years 480 220 260
35 to 39 years 680 325 360
40 to 44 years 675 335 340
45 to 49 years 620 325 295
50 to 54 years 610 295 315
55 to 59 years 535 270 270
60 to 64 years 420 200 220
65 to 69 years 315 170 150
70 to 74 years 200 90 105
75 to 79 years 115 55 60
80 to 84 years 80 35 45
85 years and over 50 25 25
Median age 39.5 39.6 39.4

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T was 39.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T 38.7 39.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's was 2,300, which represents a change of 11.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 75.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.5% were common-law-couples and 11.5% were lone-parent families.

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, CSD of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T 2,300 1,725 75.0 310 13.5 265 11.5 11.7
Division No. 1, Subd. R, SNO 100 70 70.0 10 10.0 20 20.0 -20.0
Torbay, T 2,235 1,605 71.8 315 14.1 305 13.6 16.1
Bauline, T 125 90 72.0 20 16.0 15 12.0 -3.8
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

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 50.4% 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 * 890
Married couples without children * 835
Common-law-couples with children * 140
Common-law-couples without children * 170

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's – Marital status

In Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 69.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (58.8%) or living with a common-law partner (10.4%).

The remaining 30.8% 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, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,915 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,090 69.1 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,480 58.8 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 615 10.4 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,820 30.8 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,240 21.0 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 130 2.2 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 225 3.8 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 230 3.9 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's – Types of private households

There were 2,695 private households3 in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's in 2011, a change of 14.9% from 2006. Of these, 37.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 9.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,695 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,000 37.1 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
950 35.3 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 230 8.5 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 400 14.8 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 60 2.2 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 55 2.0 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's – Structural type of dwelling

In Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 93.3% 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 11 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,695 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,515 93.3 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 20 0.7 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 5 0.2 10,050 4.8 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 705 0.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 25 0.9 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 110 4.1 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.2 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 98.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.5% reported French only, and 0.9% 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, 99.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 0.2% 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 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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 7,360 100.0 7,360 100.0
English 7,245 98.4 7,325 99.5
French 40 0.5 15 0.2
Non-official language 65 0.9 15 0.2
Multiple responses 10 0.1 10 0.1
Table 13 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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 0.1
French 55.6 33.3 22.2
Non-official language 64.3 21.4 42.9

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Non-official languages

In Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.1%), (0.0%) and (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 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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 10 14.3 0.1

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 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 7.2 6.7 75.0 23.1
0 to 19 12.5 12.6 50.0 0.0
20 to 44 7.4 6.9 100.0 20.0
45 to 64 3.7 3.3 66.7 50.0
65 and over 3.3 2.1 100.0 33.3
Table 16 Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,360 100.0
English only 6,820 92.7
French only 0 0.0
English and French 540 7.3
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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