Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Torbay, T - Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Torbay, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Torbay, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
9
Nat. rank
513

In 2011, Torbay (Town) had a population of 7,397, representing a percentage change of 17.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 34.88 square kilometres with a population density of 212.1 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, Torbay (Town) had 2,589 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 16.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Torbay (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of St. John's.

Population and dwelling counts

Torbay (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Torbay (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, N.L. T 7,366 6,575 12.0
Pouch Cove, N.L. T 1,866 1,756 6.3
Flatrock, N.L. T 1,457 1,214 20.0
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, N.L. T 2,098 1,978 6.1
Bauline, N.L. T 397 379 4.7
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

Torbay, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Torbay, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.4% 22.6% 20.4%
15 to 64 70.4% 70.5% 70.3%
65 and over 8.2% 6.8% 9.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Torbay, T was 8.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.4%. 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.

Torbay, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Torbay, 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 7,400 6,280 1,120 17.8
0 to 14 1,580 1,245 335 26.9
15 to 64 5,210 4,570 640 14.0
65 and over 610 465 145 31.2
Males
Total 3,590 3,010 580 19.3
0 to 14 810 600 210 35.0
15 to 64 2,530 2,230 300 13.5
65 and over 245 180 65 36.1
Females
Total 3,805 3,275 530 16.2
0 to 14 775 645 130 20.2
15 to 64 2,675 2,340 335 14.3
65 and over 360 285 75 26.3

Torbay, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Torbay, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,400 3,590 3,805
0 to 4 years 625 325 300
5 to 9 years 545 265 280
10 to 14 years 410 215 195
15 to 19 years 455 235 220
20 to 24 years 415 195 210
25 to 29 years 365 170 200
30 to 34 years 600 285 315
35 to 39 years 735 355 380
40 to 44 years 670 325 345
45 to 49 years 595 285 310
50 to 54 years 565 280 280
55 to 59 years 445 225 220
60 to 64 years 375 185 190
65 to 69 years 225 100 120
70 to 74 years 145 70 75
75 to 79 years 100 45 60
80 to 84 years 75 20 50
85 years and over 70 10 55
Median age 37.0 36.5 37.6

Torbay, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Torbay, T was 37 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Torbay, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Torbay, T 35.8 37.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Torbay was 2,235, which represents a change of 16.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Torbay, 71.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.1% were common-law-couples and 13.6% were lone-parent families.

Torbay – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, CSD of Torbay, 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
Torbay, T 2,235 1,605 71.8 315 14.1 305 13.6 16.1
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T 2,300 1,725 75.0 310 13.5 265 11.5 11.7
Pouch Cove, T 580 400 69.0 95 16.4 85 14.7 4.5
Flatrock, T 445 330 74.2 75 16.9 45 10.1 25.4
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, T 635 520 81.9 55 8.7 65 10.2 3.3
Bauline, T 125 90 72.0 20 16.0 15 12.0 -3.8
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

Torbay – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Torbay, 58.7% 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 * 970
Married couples without children * 640
Common-law-couples with children * 155
Common-law-couples without children * 160

Torbay – Marital status

In Torbay, 66.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.8%) or living with a common-law partner (10.9%).

The remaining 33.2% 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, Torbay, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Torbay, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,815 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,885 66.8 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,245 55.8 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 635 10.9 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,930 33.2 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,350 23.2 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 100 1.7 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 210 3.6 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 275 4.7 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Torbay – Types of private households

There were 2,590 private households3 in Torbay in 2011, a change of 16.9% from 2006. Of these, 42.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 24.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Torbay, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Torbay, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,590 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,105 42.7 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
745 28.8 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 280 10.8 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 365 14.1 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 55 2.1 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 45 1.7 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Torbay – Structural type of dwelling

In Torbay, 92.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.2% 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, Torbay, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Torbay, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,590 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,390 92.3 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 10 0.4 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 0 0.0 10,050 4.8 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.2 705 0.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 20 0.8 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 165 6.4 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Torbay, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Torbay, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Torbay, 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 Torbay, 98.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.6% reported French only, and 0.8% 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, 99.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% 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 Torbay, 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 7,395 100.0 7,400 100.0
English 7,270 98.3 7,350 99.3
French 45 0.6 20 0.3
Non-official language 60 0.8 15 0.2
Multiple responses 20 0.3 10 0.1
Table 13 Torbay, 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 41.7 25.0 16.7
Non-official language 61.5 23.1 38.5

Torbay, T – Non-official languages

In Torbay, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (0.1%), German (0.1%) 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 Torbay, 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.
Italian 10 15.4 0.1
German 10 15.4 0.1

Torbay, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Torbay, 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 77.8 8.3
0 to 19 13.3 13.2 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 7.0 6.6 75.0 33.3
45 to 64 2.5 2.1 66.7 16.7
65 and over 1.7 0.0 100.0 0.0
Table 16 Torbay, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,400 100.0
English only 6,860 92.7
French only 0 0.0
English and French 535 7.2
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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