Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Mount Pearl, CY - Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Mount Pearl, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Mount Pearl, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
3
Nat. rank
169

In 2011, Mount Pearl (City) had a population of 24,284, representing a percentage change of -1.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 15.75 square kilometres with a population density of 1,542.1 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, Mount Pearl (City) had 9,645 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Mount Pearl (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of St. John's.

Population and dwelling counts

Mount Pearl (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Mount Pearl (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Paradise, N.L. T 17,695 12,584 40.6
St. John's, N.L. CY 106,172 100,646 5.5

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

Mount Pearl, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Mount Pearl, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.4% 15.5% 13.5%
15 to 64 73.4% 73.4% 73.4%
65 and over 12.2% 11.1% 13.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Mount Pearl, CY was 12.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 73.4% 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.

Mount Pearl, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Mount Pearl, CY – 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 24,280 24,670 -390 -1.6
0 to 14 3,505 4,010 -505 -12.6
15 to 64 17,815 18,320 -505 -2.8
65 and over 2,960 2,340 620 26.5
Males
Total 11,550 11,745 -195 -1.7
0 to 14 1,790 2,065 -275 -13.3
15 to 64 8,475 8,705 -230 -2.6
65 and over 1,285 975 310 31.8
Females
Total 12,730 12,925 -195 -1.5
0 to 14 1,715 1,945 -230 -11.8
15 to 64 9,345 9,615 -270 -2.8
65 and over 1,675 1,360 315 23.2

Mount Pearl, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Mount Pearl, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 24,280 11,550 12,730
0 to 4 years 1,055 560 495
5 to 9 years 1,085 550 535
10 to 14 years 1,365 685 680
15 to 19 years 1,570 770 795
20 to 24 years 1,855 940 915
25 to 29 years 1,635 755 880
30 to 34 years 1,520 720 800
35 to 39 years 1,510 700 815
40 to 44 years 1,785 835 950
45 to 49 years 2,180 980 1,195
50 to 54 years 2,080 1,010 1,070
55 to 59 years 2,095 990 1,105
60 to 64 years 1,580 775 810
65 to 69 years 1,110 535 575
70 to 74 years 710 325 380
75 to 79 years 470 195 275
80 to 84 years 360 130 225
85 years and over 315 100 215
Median age 41.6 40.6 42.4

Mount Pearl, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Mount Pearl, CY was 41.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Mount Pearl, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Mount Pearl, CY 38.6 41.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Mount Pearl was 7,440, which represents a change of 1.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Mount Pearl, 70.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.3% were common-law-couples and 17.5% were lone-parent families.

Mount Pearl – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, CSD of Mount Pearl, CY 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
Mount Pearl, CY 7,440 5,225 70.2 915 12.3 1,305 17.5 1.6
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

Mount Pearl – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Mount Pearl, 46.2% 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 * 2,465
Married couples without children * 2,760
Common-law-couples with children * 370
Common-law-couples without children * 545

Mount Pearl – Marital status

In Mount Pearl, 59.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.7%) or living with a common-law partner (8.8%).

The remaining 40.4% 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, Mount Pearl, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Mount Pearl, CY Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 20,780 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 12,370 59.5 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 10,545 50.7 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,825 8.8 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 8,405 40.4 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 5,760 27.7 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 445 2.1 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,180 5.7 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,020 4.9 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Mount Pearl – Types of private households

There were 9,645 private households3 in Mount Pearl in 2011, a change of 4.9% from 2006. Of these, 28.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -18.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Mount Pearl, CY Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 9,645 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,760 28.6 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,140 32.6 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,190 12.3 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,030 21.0 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 170 1.8 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 345 3.6 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Mount Pearl – Structural type of dwelling

In Mount Pearl, 44.7% 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, Mount Pearl, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Mount Pearl, CY Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 9,645 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,315 44.7 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 715 7.4 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 895 9.3 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 285 3.0 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 3,415 35.4 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.2 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Mount Pearl, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Mount Pearl, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Mount Pearl, CY - 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 Mount Pearl, 98.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.2% reported French only, and 0.7% 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, 0.0% 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 Mount Pearl, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 24,145 100.0 24,145 100.0
English 23,885 98.9 24,035 99.5
French 60 0.2 10 0.0
Non-official language 165 0.7 55 0.2
Multiple responses 35 0.1 35 0.1
Table 13 Mount Pearl, CY – 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 43.8 12.5 31.3
Non-official language 64.9 40.5 24.3

Mount Pearl, CY – Non-official languages

In Mount Pearl, the three most common mother tongues were Chinese, n.o.s. (0.1%), German (0.1%) and Russian (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 Mount Pearl, CY – 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.
Chinese, n.o.s. 20 11.1 0.1
German 15 8.3 0.1
Russian 15 8.3 0.1
American Sign Language 15 8.3 0.1

Mount Pearl, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Mount Pearl, CY – 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 5.9 83.3 5.9
0 to 19 13.4 13.4 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 7.5 7.2 100.0 7.7
45 to 64 2.1 1.7 100.0 8.3
65 and over 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0
Table 16 Mount Pearl, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 24,145 100.0
English only 22,630 93.7
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,500 6.2
Neither English nor French 20 0.1

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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