Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Whitby, T - Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
20
Nat. rank
41

In 2011, Whitby (Town) had a population of 122,022, representing a percentage change of 9.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 146.53 square kilometres with a population density of 832.7 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 908,607.67 square kilometres with a population density of 14.1 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Whitby (Town) had 41,021 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Whitby (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Oshawa.

Population and dwelling counts

Whitby (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Whitby (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Pickering, Ont. CY 88,721 87,838 1.0
Ajax, Ont. T 109,600 90,167 21.6
Oshawa, Ont. CY 149,607 141,590 5.7
Scugog, Ont. TP 21,569 21,439 0.6

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

Table 2 Ontario – 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
Milton T 84,362 53,889 A 56.5
Whitchurch-Stouffville T 37,628 24,390 54.3
Ajax T 109,600 90,167 21.6
Brampton CY 523,911 433,806 20.8
Vaughan CY 288,301 238,866 20.7

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

Table 3 Ontario – 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
Thunder Bay, Unorganized NO 5,909 6,585 -10.3
Hearst T 5,090 5,620 -9.4
Dryden CY 7,617 8,195 -7.1
The Blue Mountains T 6,453 6,825 -5.5

Age and sex

Whitby, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Whitby, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.8% 21.8% 19.7%
15 to 64 68.9% 68.9% 68.9%
65 and over 10.3% 9.2% 11.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Whitby, T was 10.3%, 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 20.8%. 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.

Whitby, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Whitby, 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 122,020 111,180 10,840 9.7
0 to 14 25,340 24,890 450 1.8
15 to 64 84,090 76,470 7,620 10.0
65 and over 12,590 9,825 2,765 28.1
Males
Total 59,415 54,445 4,970 9.1
0 to 14 12,975 12,770 205 1.6
15 to 64 40,965 37,505 3,460 9.2
65 and over 5,475 4,170 1,305 31.3
Females
Total 62,610 56,735 5,875 10.4
0 to 14 12,365 12,125 240 2.0
15 to 64 43,120 38,965 4,155 10.7
65 and over 7,120 5,650 1,470 26.0

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

Table 6 Whitby, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 122,020 59,415 62,610
0 to 4 years 7,770 3,970 3,800
5 to 9 years 8,605 4,440 4,165
10 to 14 years 8,965 4,565 4,400
15 to 19 years 9,695 5,010 4,690
20 to 24 years 7,560 3,830 3,735
25 to 29 years 6,315 3,120 3,195
30 to 34 years 7,380 3,405 3,975
35 to 39 years 9,250 4,320 4,930
40 to 44 years 10,085 4,785 5,295
45 to 49 years 11,115 5,480 5,640
50 to 54 years 9,440 4,640 4,800
55 to 59 years 7,270 3,525 3,745
60 to 64 years 5,970 2,855 3,115
65 to 69 years 3,965 1,910 2,055
70 to 74 years 2,845 1,330 1,520
75 to 79 years 2,380 1,040 1,340
80 to 84 years 1,840 710 1,130
85 years and over 1,560 490 1,075
Median age 37.6 36.7 38.4

Whitby, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Whitby, T was 37.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Whitby, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Whitby, T 35.8 37.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Whitby was 34,460, which represents a change of 9.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Whitby, 74.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.5% were common-law-couples and 15.7% were lone-parent families.

Whitby – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Whitby, 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
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Whitby, T 34,460 25,785 74.8 3,270 9.5 5,400 15.7 9.9
Pickering, CY 25,420 18,615 73.2 2,140 8.4 4,670 18.4 2.1
Ajax, T 30,955 22,610 73.0 2,685 8.7 5,660 18.3 22.4
Oshawa, CY 42,925 27,100 63.1 6,365 14.8 9,465 22.1 5.6
Scugog, TP 6,555 4,960 75.7 775 11.8 815 12.4 0.8

Whitby – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Whitby, 60.2% 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 * 16,025
Married couples without children * 9,765
Common-law-couples with children * 1,460
Common-law-couples without children * 1,805

Whitby – Marital status

In Whitby, 61.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.3%) or living with a common-law partner (6.8%).

The remaining 38.9% 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, Ontario, Whitby, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Whitby, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 96,680 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 59,060 61.1 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 52,515 54.3 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 6,545 6.8 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 37,620 38.9 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 25,795 26.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 2,885 3.0 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 4,695 4.9 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 4,245 4.4 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Whitby – Types of private households

There were 41,020 private households3 in Whitby in 2011, a change of 10.1% from 2006. Of these, 41.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 2.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Whitby, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Whitby, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 41,020 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
16,850 41.1 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
10,640 25.9 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 4,775 11.6 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 6,775 16.5 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 1,075 2.6 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 905 2.2 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Whitby – Structural type of dwelling

In Whitby, 71.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 6.5% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Whitby, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Whitby, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 41,020 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 29,255 71.3 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,305 3.2 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 4,860 11.8 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 2,675 6.5 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,130 5.2 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 720 1.8 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.0 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 50 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Whitby, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Whitby, 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 Whitby, 83.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.7% reported French only, and 13.1% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 68.2% for English only, 3.9% for French only and 25.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 91.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.7% spoke only French and 5.0% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 79.0% for only English, 2.2% for only French and 14.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Whitby, 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 121,025 100.0 121,030 100.0
English 101,315 83.7 111,245 91.9
French 2,055 1.7 845 0.7
Non-official language 15,885 13.1 6,080 5.0
Multiple responses 1,775 1.5 2,855 2.4
Table 13 Whitby, 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 65.7 39.2 26.5
Non-official language 72.2 45.4 26.8

Whitby, T – Non-official languages

In Whitby, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (1.5%), Spanish (0.9%) and Urdu (0.9%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Italian (2.1%), Chinese, n.o.s. (1.6%) and Cantonese (1.5%).

Table 14 Whitby, 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.
Italian 1,765 10.2 1.5
Spanish 1,135 6.5 0.9
Urdu 1,040 6.0 0.9
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 990 5.7 0.8
Polish 885 5.1 0.7

Whitby, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Whitby, 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 7.4 5.8 92.9 6.7
0 to 19 8.5 7.3 90.8 11.4
20 to 44 8.2 6.6 95.5 7.0
45 to 64 6.6 4.1 92.9 6.5
65 and over 4.1 2.4 87.2 2.5
Table 16 Whitby, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 121,030 100.0
English only 110,970 91.7
French only 65 0.1
English and French 9,280 7.7
Neither English nor French 710 0.6

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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