Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Grand Bay-Westfield, TV - New Brunswick

Map of Grand Bay-Westfield, TV (shaded in green), New Brunswick

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Grand Bay-Westfield, TV - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Grand Bay-Westfield, TV - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
27
Nat. rank
693

In 2011, Grand Bay-Westfield (Town / Ville) had a population of 5,117, representing a percentage change of 2.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 59.86 square kilometres with a population density of 85.5 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, Grand Bay-Westfield (Town / Ville) had 1,894 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Grand Bay-Westfield (Town / Ville) is part of the census metropolitan area of Saint John.

Population and dwelling counts

Grand Bay-Westfield (Town / Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Grand Bay-Westfield (Town / Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saint John, N.B. CY 70,063 68,043 3.0
Musquash, N.B. P 1,200 1,235 -2.8
Westfield, N.B. P 2,108 2,053 2.7

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

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Age distribution

Table 4 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.1% 17.9% 16.1%
15 to 64 68.9% 68.2% 69.5%
65 and over 14.1% 13.9% 14.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Grand Bay-Westfield, TV was 14.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.1%. 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.

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – 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 5,115 4,980 135 2.7
0 to 14 875 930 -55 -5.9
15 to 64 3,525 3,450 75 2.2
65 and over 720 600 120 20.0
Males
Total 2,515 2,425 90 3.7
0 to 14 450 455 -5 -1.1
15 to 64 1,715 1,670 45 2.7
65 and over 350 295 55 18.6
Females
Total 2,605 2,555 50 2.0
0 to 14 420 475 -55 -11.6
15 to 64 1,810 1,780 30 1.7
65 and over 370 305 65 21.3

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,115 2,515 2,605
0 to 4 years 245 125 125
5 to 9 years 310 160 145
10 to 14 years 320 170 150
15 to 19 years 395 200 190
20 to 24 years 270 135 130
25 to 29 years 225 100 125
30 to 34 years 290 140 150
35 to 39 years 345 170 175
40 to 44 years 375 175 195
45 to 49 years 430 205 225
50 to 54 years 425 210 220
55 to 59 years 435 205 225
60 to 64 years 340 175 165
65 to 69 years 260 120 145
70 to 74 years 180 105 85
75 to 79 years 125 60 70
80 to 84 years 75 40 35
85 years and over 70 30 40
Median age 42.4 41.9 42.9

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Grand Bay-Westfield, TV was 42.4 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick and Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Grand Bay-Westfield, TV 40.7 42.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Grand Bay-Westfield was 1,625, which represents a change of 6.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Grand Bay-Westfield, 77.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.9% were common-law-couples and 13.2% were lone-parent families.

Grand Bay-Westfield – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, New Brunswick, CSD of Grand Bay-Westfield, TV 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
Grand Bay-Westfield, TV 1,625 1,255 77.2 145 8.9 215 13.2 6.6
Saint John, CY 19,570 11,885 60.7 2,915 14.9 4,765 24.3 2.4
Musquash, P 390 300 76.9 45 11.5 45 11.5 -1.3
Westfield, P 675 475 70.4 105 15.6 90 13.3 11.6

Grand Bay-Westfield – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Grand Bay-Westfield, 46.3% 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 * 590
Married couples without children * 670
Common-law-couples with children * 65
Common-law-couples without children * 85

Grand Bay-Westfield – Marital status

In Grand Bay-Westfield, 66.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (59.7%) or living with a common-law partner (7.1%).

The remaining 33.4% 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, New Brunswick, Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Grand Bay-Westfield, TV New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,240 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,825 66.6 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,530 59.7 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 300 7.1 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,415 33.4 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 935 22.1 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 125 2.9 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 145 3.4 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 205 4.8 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Grand Bay-Westfield – Types of private households

There were 1,890 private households3 in Grand Bay-Westfield in 2011, a change of 5.6% from 2006. Of these, 33.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -3.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, New Brunswick, Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 1,890 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
630 33.3 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
710 37.6 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 190 10.1 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 280 14.8 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 45 2.4 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households9 35 1.9 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Grand Bay-Westfield – Structural type of dwelling

In Grand Bay-Westfield, 89.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.3% 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, Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Grand Bay-Westfield, TV New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 1,895 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,690 89.2 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 15 0.8 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 0 0.0 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.3 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 105 5.5 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 70 3.7 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Mother tongue

Chart J: Grand Bay-Westfield, TV - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Grand Bay-Westfield, TV - 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 Grand Bay-Westfield, 94.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 4.2% reported French only, and 1.3% 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, 97.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.5% spoke only French and 0.3% 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 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,105 100.0 5,100 100.0
English 4,805 94.1 4,990 97.8
French 215 4.2 75 1.5
Non-official language 65 1.3 15 0.3
Multiple responses 20 0.4 25 0.5
Table 13 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – 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 100.1 100.0 0.1
French 58.7 32.6 26.1
Non-official language 78.6 35.7 42.9

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Non-official languages

In Grand Bay-Westfield, the three most common mother tongues were Dutch (0.3%), Russian (0.2%) and (0.0%), 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 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – 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.
Dutch 15 21.4 0.3
Russian 10 14.3 0.2

Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Bilingualism

Table 15 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – 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 15.1 11.9 90.7 15.4
0 to 19 24.0 23.1 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 17.8 15.1 100.0 33.3
45 to 64 9.2 3.7 85.7 0.0
65 and over 7.1 2.3 87.5 0.0
Table 16 Grand Bay-Westfield, TV – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,105 100.0
English only 4,315 84.5
French only 0 0.0
English and French 785 15.4
Neither English nor French 5 0.1

Symbols:

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not applicable
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A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
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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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