Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Bathurst, CY - New Brunswick

Map of Bathurst, CY (shaded in green), New Brunswick

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Bathurst, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
9
Nat. rank
327

In 2011, Bathurst (City) had a population of 12,275, representing a percentage change of -3.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 91.86 square kilometres with a population density of 133.6 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, Bathurst (City) had 5,607 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 0.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Bathurst (City) is part of the census agglomeration of Bathurst.

Population and dwelling counts

Bathurst (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Bathurst (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Bathurst, N.B. P 4,979 5,144 -3.2
Beresford, N.B. P 6,354 6,301 0.8
Beresford, N.B. TV 4,351 4,264 2.0

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

Bathurst, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Bathurst, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.3% 13.4% 11.4%
15 to 64 64.9% 66.5% 63.4%
65 and over 22.8% 20.2% 25.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Bathurst, CY was 22.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.3%. 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.

Bathurst, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Bathurst, 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 12,275 12,710 -435 -3.4
0 to 14 1,510 1,745 -235 -13.5
15 to 64 7,965 8,360 -395 -4.7
65 and over 2,795 2,605 190 7.3
Males
Total 5,860 6,080 -220 -3.6
0 to 14 785 920 -135 -14.7
15 to 64 3,895 4,055 -160 -3.9
65 and over 1,185 1,110 75 6.8
Females
Total 6,415 6,635 -220 -3.3
0 to 14 730 830 -100 -12.0
15 to 64 4,070 4,305 -235 -5.5
65 and over 1,610 1,495 115 7.7

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

Table 6 Bathurst, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 12,275 5,860 6,415
0 to 4 years 440 240 205
5 to 9 years 505 260 245
10 to 14 years 565 285 280
15 to 19 years 685 380 305
20 to 24 years 620 305 315
25 to 29 years 520 270 245
30 to 34 years 590 270 320
35 to 39 years 640 300 340
40 to 44 years 800 390 415
45 to 49 years 1,005 475 530
50 to 54 years 1,030 500 530
55 to 59 years 1,025 495 535
60 to 64 years 1,050 510 540
65 to 69 years 815 365 450
70 to 74 years 725 335 390
75 to 79 years 525 250 275
80 to 84 years 380 135 245
85 years and over 350 100 255
Median age 48.9 47.5 50.1

Bathurst, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Bathurst, CY was 48.9 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick and Bathurst, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Bathurst, CY 45.9 48.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Bathurst was 3,610, which represents a change of -3.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Bathurst, 65.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 18.1% were common-law-couples and 16.9% were lone-parent families.

Bathurst – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, New Brunswick, CSD of Bathurst, 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
New Brunswick 224,590 152,455 67.9 35,945 16.0 36,190 16.1 3.1
Bathurst, CY 3,610 2,350 65.1 655 18.1 610 16.9 -3.9
Bathurst, P 1,655 1,195 72.2 285 17.2 180 10.9 -2.6
Beresford, P 2,075 1,365 65.8 470 22.7 240 11.6 4.3
Beresford, TV 1,385 905 65.3 285 20.6 200 14.4 0.4

Bathurst – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Bathurst, 34.3% 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 * 780
Married couples without children * 1,565
Common-law-couples with children * 250
Common-law-couples without children * 405

Bathurst – Marital status

In Bathurst, 57.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (44.9%) or living with a common-law partner (12.2%).

The remaining 43.0% 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, Bathurst, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Bathurst, CY New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 10,760 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,140 57.1 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 4,830 44.9 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,310 12.2 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,630 43.0 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,615 24.3 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 480 4.5 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 620 5.8 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 920 8.6 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Bathurst – Types of private households

There were 5,610 private households3 in Bathurst in 2011, a change of 0.8% from 2006. Of these, 18.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -10.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, New Brunswick, Bathurst, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Bathurst, CY New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 5,610 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,010 18.0 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,925 34.3 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 575 10.2 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,860 33.2 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 45 0.8 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households9 180 3.2 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Bathurst – Structural type of dwelling

In Bathurst, 60.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.8% 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, Bathurst, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Bathurst, CY New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 5,605 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,375 60.2 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 250 4.5 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 315 5.6 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 45 0.8 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,020 18.2 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 510 9.1 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.2 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 80 1.4 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Bathurst, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Bathurst, 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 Bathurst, 47.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 49.3% reported French only, and 1.6% 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, 58.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 38.7% spoke only French and 0.6% 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 Bathurst, 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 11,890 100.0 11,895 100.0
English 5,590 47.0 6,915 58.1
French 5,865 49.3 4,605 38.7
Non-official language 190 1.6 75 0.6
Multiple responses 250 2.1 300 2.5
Table 13 Bathurst, 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 98.5 96.4 2.1
French 89.3 76.5 12.8
Non-official language 69.0 40.5 28.6

Bathurst, CY – Non-official languages

In Bathurst, the three most common mother tongues were Korean (0.2%), German (0.1%) and Arabic (0.1%), 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 Bathurst, 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.
Korean 25 11.9 0.2
German 15 7.1 0.1
Arabic 15 7.1 0.1

Bathurst, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Bathurst, 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 61.7 38.8 84.6 26.3
0 to 19 51.3 42.0 63.5 60.0
20 to 44 72.5 52.1 93.2 27.3
45 to 64 62.3 34.3 88.1 35.7
65 and over 56.1 25.3 83.2 25.0
Table 16 Bathurst, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 11,895 100.0
English only 3,620 30.4
French only 865 7.3
English and French 7,400 62.2
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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