Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Paradise, T - Newfoundland and Labrador

Map of Paradise, T (shaded in green), Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
5
Nat. rank
235

In 2011, Paradise (Town) had a population of 17,695, representing a percentage change of 40.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 29.24 square kilometres with a population density of 605.2 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, Paradise (Town) had 6,499 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 44.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Paradise (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Paradise (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Conception Bay South, N.L. T 24,848 21,966 13.1
Division No. 1, Subd. R, N.L. SNO 344 366 -6.0
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, N.L. T 7,366 6,575 12.0
St. John's, N.L. CY 106,172 100,646 5.5
Mount Pearl, N.L. CY 24,284 24,671 -1.6

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

Paradise, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Paradise, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.4% 22.6% 20.2%
15 to 64 71.7% 71.2% 72.1%
65 and over 6.9% 6.1% 7.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Paradise, T was 6.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.7% 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.

Paradise, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Paradise, 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 17,695 12,585 5,110 40.6
0 to 14 3,790 2,540 1,250 49.2
15 to 64 12,685 9,235 3,450 37.4
65 and over 1,225 805 420 52.2
Males
Total 8,705 6,180 2,525 40.9
0 to 14 1,970 1,305 665 51.0
15 to 64 6,195 4,505 1,690 37.5
65 and over 535 360 175 48.6
Females
Total 8,990 6,410 2,580 40.2
0 to 14 1,815 1,235 580 47.0
15 to 64 6,485 4,730 1,755 37.1
65 and over 690 445 245 55.1

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

Table 6 Paradise, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 17,695 8,705 8,990
0 to 4 years 1,465 785 685
5 to 9 years 1,300 675 625
10 to 14 years 1,020 520 500
15 to 19 years 835 405 425
20 to 24 years 975 490 490
25 to 29 years 1,475 665 810
30 to 34 years 1,695 795 900
35 to 39 years 1,785 875 910
40 to 44 years 1,645 815 830
45 to 49 years 1,395 695 705
50 to 54 years 1,145 590 550
55 to 59 years 990 480 510
60 to 64 years 750 390 360
65 to 69 years 455 210 245
70 to 74 years 295 150 145
75 to 79 years 195 85 110
80 to 84 years 135 50 85
85 years and over 150 40 110
Median age 35.2 35.1 35.3

Paradise, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Paradise, T was 35.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Paradise, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Paradise, T 35.1 35.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Paradise was 5,415, which represents a change of 38.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Paradise, 73.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.1% were common-law-couples and 11.0% were lone-parent families.

Paradise – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, CSD of Paradise, 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
Paradise, T 5,415 3,995 73.8 820 15.1 595 11.0 38.8
Conception Bay South, T 7,690 5,580 72.6 995 12.9 1,115 14.5 13.8
Division No. 1, Subd. R, SNO 100 70 70.0 10 10.0 20 20.0 -20.0
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, T 2,300 1,725 75.0 310 13.5 265 11.5 11.7
St. John's, CY 29,090 18,635 64.1 4,385 15.1 6,070 20.9 3.9
Mount Pearl, CY 7,440 5,225 70.2 915 12.3 1,305 17.5 1.6

Paradise – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Paradise, 55.5% 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 * 2,385
Married couples without children * 1,615
Common-law-couples with children * 295
Common-law-couples without children * 530

Paradise – Marital status

In Paradise, 69.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (57.9%) or living with a common-law partner (11.9%).

The remaining 30.2% 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, Paradise, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Paradise, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 13,910 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 9,700 69.7 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 8,055 57.9 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,650 11.9 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,205 30.2 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,930 21.1 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 265 1.9 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 525 3.8 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 480 3.5 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Paradise – Types of private households

There were 6,500 private households3 in Paradise in 2011, a change of 44.6% from 2006. Of these, 40.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 35.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Paradise, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Paradise, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,500 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,630 40.5 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,040 31.4 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 545 8.4 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 995 15.3 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 95 1.5 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 195 3.0 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Paradise – Structural type of dwelling

In Paradise, 76.7% 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, Paradise, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Paradise, T Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,500 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,985 76.7 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 180 2.8 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 100 1.5 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 70 1.1 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,145 17.6 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.2 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Paradise, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Paradise, 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 Paradise, 99.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.2% reported French only, and 0.6% 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, 99.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% 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 Paradise, 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 17,550 100.0 17,555 100.0
English 17,380 99.0 17,495 99.7
French 40 0.2 10 0.1
Non-official language 105 0.6 30 0.2
Multiple responses 30 0.2 20 0.1
Table 13 Paradise, 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 63.6 18.2 45.5
Non-official language 62.5 33.3 29.2

Paradise, T – Non-official languages

In Paradise, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.1%), Dutch (0.1%) and German (0.1%), 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 Paradise, 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.
Spanish 15 12.5 0.1
Dutch 10 8.3 0.1
German 10 8.3 0.1
Greek 10 8.3 0.1
Arabic 10 8.3 0.1

Paradise, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Paradise, 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 5.6 5.4 100.0 9.1
0 to 19 10.1 10.0 0.0 33.3
20 to 44 5.6 5.5 100.0 0.0
45 to 64 2.0 1.4 80.0 0.0
65 and over 0.5 0.5 0.0 50.0
Table 16 Paradise, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 17,555 100.0
English only 16,560 94.3
French only 0 0.0
English and French 990 5.6
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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