Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Mississauga, CY - Ontario 1

Map of Mississauga, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Mississauga, CY

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Prov. rank

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Nat. rank

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In 2011, Mississauga (City) had a population of 713,443, representing a percentage change of 6.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 292.40 square kilometres with a population density of 2,439.9 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, Mississauga (City) had 234,582 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 9.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Mississauga (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Toronto.

Population and dwelling counts

Mississauga (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Mississauga (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Toronto, Ont. C 2,615,060 2,503,281 4.5
Brampton, Ont. CY 523,911 433,806 20.8
Oakville, Ont. T 182,520 165,613 10.2
Milton, Ont. T 84,362 53,889 A 56.5
Halton Hills, Ont. T 59,008 55,289 6.7

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

Mississauga, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Mississauga, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.0% 19.0% 17.1%
15 to 64 70.5% 70.4% 70.6%
65 and over 11.4% 10.6% 12.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Mississauga, CY was 11.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.0%. 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.

Mississauga, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Mississauga, 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 713,450 668,605 44,845 6.7
0 to 14 128,770 133,180 -4,410 -3.3
15 to 64 503,215 469,705 33,510 7.1
65 and over 81,465 65,710 15,755 24.0
Males
Total 348,860 327,560 21,300 6.5
0 to 14 66,345 68,675 -2,330 -3.4
15 to 64 245,685 229,785 15,900 6.9
65 and over 36,825 29,090 7,735 26.6
Females
Total 364,590 341,045 23,545 6.9
0 to 14 62,420 64,505 -2,085 -3.2
15 to 64 257,525 239,920 17,605 7.3
65 and over 44,640 36,620 8,020 21.9

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

Table 6 Mississauga, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 713,450 348,860 364,590
0 to 4 years 39,170 20,105 19,065
5 to 9 years 42,375 21,885 20,490
10 to 14 years 47,220 24,355 22,865
15 to 19 years 53,810 27,980 25,830
20 to 24 years 50,510 25,925 24,585
25 to 29 years 45,905 22,585 23,315
30 to 34 years 44,110 20,495 23,610
35 to 39 years 48,570 22,465 26,110
40 to 44 years 55,800 26,450 29,350
45 to 49 years 62,760 30,525 32,240
50 to 54 years 57,570 28,165 29,405
55 to 59 years 46,315 22,750 23,560
60 to 64 years 37,860 18,345 19,510
65 to 69 years 26,500 12,795 13,705
70 to 74 years 20,240 9,595 10,645
75 to 79 years 15,290 6,975 8,315
80 to 84 years 10,585 4,550 6,040
85 years and over 8,855 2,920 5,935
Median age 38.5 37.6 39.3

Mississauga, CY – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Mississauga, CY was 38.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Mississauga, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Mississauga, CY 36.7 38.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Mississauga was 199,380, which represents a change of 6.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Mississauga, 77.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 6.1% were common-law-couples and 16.4% were lone-parent families.

Mississauga – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Mississauga, 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
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Mississauga, CY 199,380 154,440 77.5 12,160 6.1 32,780 16.4 6.8
Toronto, C 690,340 473,440 68.6 69,910 10.1 146,990 21.3 3.0
Brampton, CY 145,350 111,325 76.6 8,970 6.2 25,050 17.2 20.3
Oakville, T 51,665 41,730 80.8 3,290 6.4 6,645 12.9 10.1
Milton, T 24,295 19,210 79.1 2,435 10.0 2,650 10.9 52.9
Halton Hills, T 16,835 12,935 76.8 1,645 9.8 2,255 13.4 6.6

Mississauga – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Mississauga, 58.6% 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 * 92,680
Married couples without children * 61,760
Common-law-couples with children * 4,975
Common-law-couples without children * 7,180

Mississauga – Marital status

In Mississauga, 58.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.4%) or living with a common-law partner (4.2%).

The remaining 41.4% 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, Ontario, Mississauga, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Mississauga, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 584,680 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 342,655 58.6 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 318,320 54.4 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 24,330 4.2 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 242,020 41.4 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 172,450 29.5 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 14,940 2.6 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 27,475 4.7 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 27,165 4.6 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Mississauga – Types of private households

There were 234,580 private households4 in Mississauga in 2011, a change of 9.1% from 2006. Of these, 38.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Mississauga, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Mississauga, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 234,580 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
89,210 38.0 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
58,140 24.8 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 27,370 11.7 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 41,625 17.7 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 11,840 5.0 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households10 6,390 2.7 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Mississauga – Structural type of dwelling

In Mississauga, 39.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 25.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Mississauga, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Mississauga, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 234,585 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 91,695 39.1 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 26,455 11.3 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 33,100 14.1 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 58,825 25.1 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 16,600 7.1 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 7,535 3.2 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 80 0.0 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 295 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Mississauga, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Mississauga, 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 Mississauga, 47.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 47.0% 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, 62.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.5% spoke only French and 26.9% 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 Mississauga, 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 710,470 100.0 710,470 100.0
English 338,280 47.6 446,305 62.8
French 7,400 1.0 3,520 0.5
Non-official language 334,060 47.0 191,080 26.9
Multiple responses 30,735 4.3 69,570 9.8
Table 13 Mississauga, CY – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 98.7 97.1 1.7
French 63.5 40.0 23.5
Non-official language 86.0 65.3 20.7

Mississauga, CY – Non-official languages

In Mississauga, the three most common mother tongues were Urdu (5.6%), Polish (4.3%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (3.5%), 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 Mississauga, 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.
Urdu 39,640 10.9 5.6
Polish 30,320 8.3 4.3
Panjabi (Punjabi) 24,600 6.8 3.5
Arabic 24,450 6.7 3.4
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 23,400 6.4 3.3

Mississauga, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Mississauga, 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 6.6 6.5 90.5 4.9
0 to 19 9.4 8.2 84.3 9.8
20 to 44 6.6 6.8 94.2 4.7
45 to 64 5.3 4.9 92.2 3.5
65 and over 3.9 3.4 86.7 2.3
Table 16 Mississauga, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 710,475 100.0
English only 635,655 89.5
French only 575 0.1
English and French 49,125 6.9
Neither English nor French 25,115 3.5

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.

Note(s):

  1. Mississauga, CY (Ontario) – This census subdivision has the following data quality indicators (commonly referred to as data quality flags):
     

    2006 adjusted count; most of these are the result of boundary changes.

  2. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.
  3. Census family: Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family.
  4. Household, private: Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.
  5. Household type: Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living in common-law with or without children or a lone parent living with one or more children.
  6. Couple-family households with children: Refers to couple households with at least one child aged 24 and under.
  7. Couple-family households without children: Refers to couple households without children aged 24 and under. Includes couple households with all children aged 25 and over.
  8. Lone-parent-family households: Refers to all lone-parent family households regardless of age of children.
  9. Multiple-family households: Refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling.
  10. Other households: Refers to two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.
  11. Other single-attached house: A single dwelling that is attached to another building and that does not fall into any of the other categories, such as a single dwelling attached to a non-residential structure (e.g., a store or a church) or occasionally to another residential structure (e.g., an apartment building).
  12. Movable dwelling includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.
  13. Mother-tongue retention: Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.


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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