Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Corner Brook, CY - Newfoundland and Labrador

Map of Corner Brook, CY (shaded in green), Newfoundland and Labrador

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Corner Brook, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Corner Brook, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
4
Nat. rank
200

In 2011, Corner Brook (City) had a population of 19,886, representing a percentage change of -1.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 148.26 square kilometres with a population density of 134.1 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, Corner Brook (City) had 8,309 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Corner Brook (City) is part of the census agglomeration of Corner Brook.

Population and dwelling counts

Corner Brook (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Corner Brook (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Division No. 5, Subd. F, N.L. SNO 632 483 30.8
Steady Brook, N.L. T 408 435 -6.2
Division No. 5, Subd. C, N.L. SNO 101 74 36.5
Massey Drive, N.L. T 1,412 1,170 20.7
Division No. 5, Subd. D, N.L. SNO 5 5 0.0
Hughes Brook, N.L. T 231 197 17.3
Irishtown-Summerside, N.L. T 1,428 1,290 10.7
Mount Moriah, N.L. T 785 752 4.4

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

Corner Brook, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Corner Brook, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.9% 14.8% 13.1%
15 to 64 66.9% 67.4% 66.6%
65 and over 19.2% 17.8% 20.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Corner Brook, CY was 19.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.9%. 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.

Corner Brook, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Corner Brook, 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 19,885 20,085 -200 -1.0
0 to 14 2,760 2,945 -185 -6.3
15 to 64 13,310 13,615 -305 -2.2
65 and over 3,815 3,520 295 8.4
Males
Total 9,365 9,475 -110 -1.2
0 to 14 1,390 1,490 -100 -6.7
15 to 64 6,310 6,505 -195 -3.0
65 and over 1,670 1,485 185 12.5
Females
Total 10,520 10,605 -85 -0.8
0 to 14 1,375 1,460 -85 -5.8
15 to 64 7,005 7,110 -105 -1.5
65 and over 2,145 2,035 110 5.4

Corner Brook, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Corner Brook, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 19,885 9,365 10,520
0 to 4 years 860 440 415
5 to 9 years 885 450 435
10 to 14 years 1,020 500 520
15 to 19 years 1,210 605 605
20 to 24 years 1,225 570 650
25 to 29 years 1,040 500 540
30 to 34 years 1,085 490 595
35 to 39 years 1,120 505 615
40 to 44 years 1,260 605 655
45 to 49 years 1,545 735 805
50 to 54 years 1,685 795 890
55 to 59 years 1,645 780 865
60 to 64 years 1,500 720 780
65 to 69 years 1,090 550 540
70 to 74 years 905 410 490
75 to 79 years 770 335 440
80 to 84 years 565 205 360
85 years and over 485 170 315
Median age 45.8 45.1 46.4

Corner Brook, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Corner Brook, CY was 45.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years.

Table 7 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Corner Brook, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.7 44.0
Corner Brook, CY 43.6 45.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Corner Brook was 6,050, which represents a change of -2.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Corner Brook, 68.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.1% were common-law-couples and 18.9% were lone-parent families.

Corner Brook – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, CSD of Corner Brook, 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
Corner Brook, CY 6,050 4,170 68.9 735 12.1 1,145 18.9 -2.9
Division No. 5, Subd. F, SNO 200 170 85.0 20 10.0 15 7.5 33.3
Steady Brook, T 125 100 80.0 20 16.0 10 8.0 13.6
Division No. 5, Subd. C, SNO 35 35 100.0 5 14.3 0 0.0 0.0
Massey Drive, T 440 350 79.5 50 11.4 40 9.1 25.7
Hughes Brook, T 80 50 62.5 20 25.0 10 12.5 6.7
Irishtown-Summerside, T 460 345 75.0 55 12.0 60 13.0 15.0
Mount Moriah, T 260 190 73.1 35 13.5 35 13.5 6.1

Corner Brook – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Corner Brook, 38.8% 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 * 1,610
Married couples without children * 2,555
Common-law-couples with children * 290
Common-law-couples without children * 445

Corner Brook – Marital status

In Corner Brook, 58.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (49.7%) or living with a common-law partner (8.6%).

The remaining 41.7% 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, Corner Brook, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Corner Brook, CY Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 17,125 100.0 437,905 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 9,985 58.3 273,040 62.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 8,505 49.7 231,745 52.9 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,470 8.6 41,295 9.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,140 41.7 164,870 37.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,320 25.2 107,375 24.5 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 340 2.0 8,700 2.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,145 6.7 19,855 4.5 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,340 7.8 28,930 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Corner Brook – Types of private households

There were 8,310 private households3 in Corner Brook in 2011, a change of 2.8% from 2006. Of these, 22.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -13.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Corner Brook, CY Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 8,310 100.0 208,840 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,845 22.2 54,010 25.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,855 34.4 75,980 36.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,045 12.6 21,745 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,125 25.6 46,325 22.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 155 1.9 3,780 1.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 285 3.4 6,995 3.3 543,340 4.1

Corner Brook – Structural type of dwelling

In Corner Brook, 64.6% 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, Corner Brook, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Corner Brook, CY Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 8,305 100.0 208,845 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 5,365 64.6 155,295 74.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 425 5.1 8,330 4.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 340 4.1 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 880 10.6 11,375 5.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,185 14.3 21,305 10.2 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.2 415 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 80 1.0 1,365 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Corner Brook, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Corner Brook, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Corner Brook, 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 Corner Brook, 98.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.4% 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, 99.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 0.5% 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 Corner Brook, 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 19,545 100.0 19,550 100.0
English 19,255 98.5 19,410 99.3
French 75 0.4 20 0.1
Non-official language 180 0.9 90 0.5
Multiple responses 35 0.2 30 0.2
Table 13 Corner Brook, 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 45.0 15.0 30.0
Non-official language 71.8 51.3 20.5

Corner Brook, CY – Non-official languages

In Corner Brook, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.1%), Afrikaans (0.1%) and Arabic (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 Corner Brook, 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.
German 20 10.3 0.1
Afrikaans 20 10.3 0.1
Arabic 20 10.3 0.1
Russian 15 7.7 0.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 15 7.7 0.1

Corner Brook, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Corner Brook, 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 4.7 4.3 85.7 16.7
0 to 19 9.9 9.7 50.0 20.0
20 to 44 6.2 5.7 80.0 23.1
45 to 64 2.2 1.8 100.0 15.4
65 and over 0.6 0.4 50.0 25.0
Table 16 Corner Brook, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 19,550 100.0
English only 18,605 95.2
French only 0 0.0
English and French 930 4.8
Neither English nor French 10 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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