Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Oromocto, T - New Brunswick

Map of Oromocto, T (shaded in green), New Brunswick

Map of Oromocto, T

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
12
Nat. rank
436

In 2011, Oromocto (Town) had a population of 8,932, representing a percentage change of 6.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 22.37 square kilometres with a population density of 399.2 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 71,377.18 square kilometres with a population density of 10.5 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Oromocto (Town) had 3,459 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 12.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Oromocto (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Oromocto (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Lincoln, N.B. P 6,458 5,764 12.0
Burton, N.B. P 5,421 5,019 8.0
Oromocto 26, N.B. IRI 286 284 0.7

New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 New Brunswick – 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
Dieppe C 23,310 18,565 25.6
Quispamsis TV 17,886 15,239 17.4
Lincoln P 6,458 5,764 12.0
Fredericton CY 56,224 50,535 11.3
Kingsclear P 7,391 6,689 10.5

New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 New Brunswick – 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
Shippagan P 5,032 5,370 -6.3
Edmundston C 16,032 16,643 -3.7
Alnwick P 5,922 6,152 -3.7
Beaubassin East / Beaubassin-est RCR 6,200 6,429 -3.6
Bathurst CY 12,275 12,714 -3.5

Age and sex

Oromocto, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Oromocto, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 22.7% 21.6% 23.7%
15 to 64 70.1% 72.5% 67.5%
65 and over 7.3% 5.8% 8.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Oromocto, T was 7.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 22.7%. 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.

Oromocto, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Oromocto, 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 8,935 8,400 535 6.4
0 to 14 2,025 1,935 90 4.7
15 to 64 6,260 5,935 325 5.5
65 and over 650 530 120 22.6
Males
Total 4,650 4,425 225 5.1
0 to 14 1,005 1,025 -20 -2.0
15 to 64 3,370 3,170 200 6.3
65 and over 270 230 40 17.4
Females
Total 4,280 3,980 300 7.5
0 to 14 1,015 910 105 11.5
15 to 64 2,890 2,765 125 4.5
65 and over 375 305 70 23.0

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

Table 6 Oromocto, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 8,935 4,650 4,280
0 to 4 years 830 405 430
5 to 9 years 650 330 320
10 to 14 years 550 275 270
15 to 19 years 530 295 230
20 to 24 years 1,025 600 420
25 to 29 years 990 560 435
30 to 34 years 835 440 395
35 to 39 years 690 355 340
40 to 44 years 660 340 320
45 to 49 years 605 345 260
50 to 54 years 415 205 205
55 to 59 years 265 120 145
60 to 64 years 240 105 135
65 to 69 years 190 75 110
70 to 74 years 165 75 90
75 to 79 years 150 65 80
80 to 84 years 90 35 55
85 years and over 60 15 40
Median age 29.5 28.6 30.4

Oromocto, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Oromocto, T was 29.5 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick and Oromocto, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Oromocto, T 29.6 29.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Oromocto was 2,525, which represents a change of 8.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Oromocto, 65.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 22.4% were common-law-couples and 11.7% were lone-parent families.

Oromocto – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, New Brunswick, CSD of Oromocto, 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
New Brunswick 224,590 152,455 67.9 35,945 16.0 36,190 16.1 3.1
Oromocto, T 2,525 1,665 65.9 565 22.4 295 11.7 8.1
Lincoln, P 2,045 1,405 68.7 310 15.2 330 16.1 15.2
Burton, P 1,640 1,205 73.5 205 12.5 225 13.7 6.1
Oromocto 26, IRI 70 25 35.7 15 21.4 30 42.9 -6.7

Oromocto – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Oromocto, 56.7% 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 * 975
Married couples without children * 690
Common-law-couples with children * 285
Common-law-couples without children * 275

Oromocto – Marital status

In Oromocto, 65.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.9%) or living with a common-law partner (16.4%).

The remaining 34.8% 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, New Brunswick, Oromocto, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Oromocto, T New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,905 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,505 65.2 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,375 48.9 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,130 16.4 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,405 34.8 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,730 25.1 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 185 2.7 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 260 3.8 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 225 3.3 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Oromocto – Types of private households

There were 3,460 private households3 in Oromocto in 2011, a change of 12.2% from 2006. Of these, 36.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, New Brunswick, Oromocto, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Oromocto, T New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,460 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,245 36.0 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
935 27.0 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 270 7.8 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 745 21.5 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 35 1.0 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households9 220 6.4 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Oromocto – Structural type of dwelling

In Oromocto, 61.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 1.2% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, New Brunswick, Oromocto, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Oromocto, T New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,460 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,115 61.1 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 355 10.3 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 490 14.2 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 40 1.2 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 430 12.4 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 30 0.9 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Oromocto, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Oromocto, 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 Oromocto, 83.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 13.8% reported French only, and 1.7% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 64.9% for English only, 31.6% for French only and 2.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 88.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 10.5% spoke only French and 0.4% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 69.2% for only English, 28.4% for only French and 1.3% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Oromocto, 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 8,920 100.0 8,925 100.0
English 7,430 83.3 7,850 88.0
French 1,235 13.8 940 10.5
Non-official language 150 1.7 40 0.4
Multiple responses 105 1.2 90 1.0
Table 13 Oromocto, 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 99.8 99.6 0.2
French 88.6 73.5 15.2
Non-official language 65.7 28.6 37.1

Oromocto, T – Non-official languages

In Oromocto, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.3%), German (0.3%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (0.2%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Mi'kmaq (0.3%), German (0.3%) and Korean (0.3%).

Table 14 Oromocto, 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 30 16.7 0.3
German 30 16.7 0.3
Chinese, n.o.s. 15 8.3 0.2

Oromocto, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Oromocto, 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 22.1 13.3 75.7 19.4
0 to 19 18.9 14.2 46.5 0.0
20 to 44 26.5 15.4 86.7 20.0
45 to 64 19.8 10.0 91.4 22.2
65 and over 10.9 2.7 91.7 0.0
Table 16 Oromocto, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 8,920 100.0
English only 6,610 74.1
French only 285 3.2
English and French 2,020 22.6
Neither English nor French 5 0.1

Symbols:

···
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.
 

Related data:

Date modified: