Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Oakville, T - Ontario

Map of Oakville, T (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
12
Nat. rank
27

In 2011, Oakville (Town) had a population of 182,520, representing a percentage change of 10.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 138.88 square kilometres with a population density of 1,314.2 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, Oakville (Town) had 62,412 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Oakville (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Toronto.

Population and dwelling counts

Oakville (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Oakville (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Mississauga, Ont. CY 713,443 668,599 A 6.7
Burlington, Ont. CY 175,779 164,415 6.9
Milton, Ont. T 84,362 53,889 A 56.5

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

Oakville, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Oakville, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.6% 20.5% 18.6%
15 to 64 67.6% 67.6% 67.6%
65 and over 12.9% 11.9% 13.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Oakville, T was 12.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.6%. 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.

Oakville, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Oakville, 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 182,520 165,610 16,910 10.2
0 to 14 35,695 34,250 1,445 4.2
15 to 64 123,355 111,995 11,360 10.1
65 and over 23,465 19,370 4,095 21.1
Males
Total 88,190 80,310 7,880 9.8
0 to 14 18,110 17,535 575 3.3
15 to 64 59,610 54,235 5,375 9.9
65 and over 10,465 8,540 1,925 22.5
Females
Total 94,330 85,305 9,025 10.6
0 to 14 17,585 16,720 865 5.2
15 to 64 63,750 57,760 5,990 10.4
65 and over 12,995 10,825 2,170 20.0

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

Table 6 Oakville, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 182,520 88,190 94,330
0 to 4 years 10,330 5,160 5,170
5 to 9 years 12,410 6,335 6,070
10 to 14 years 12,960 6,615 6,345
15 to 19 years 14,085 7,220 6,870
20 to 24 years 11,530 5,855 5,680
25 to 29 years 7,950 3,890 4,060
30 to 34 years 8,700 3,905 4,800
35 to 39 years 12,825 5,880 6,950
40 to 44 years 15,700 7,345 8,355
45 to 49 years 16,565 8,040 8,530
50 to 54 years 15,145 7,385 7,760
55 to 59 years 11,450 5,620 5,825
60 to 64 years 9,410 4,485 4,925
65 to 69 years 7,080 3,380 3,700
70 to 74 years 5,515 2,590 2,920
75 to 79 years 4,520 2,025 2,490
80 to 84 years 3,345 1,435 1,915
85 years and over 3,010 1,040 1,970
Median age 40.2 39.5 40.7

Oakville, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Oakville, T was 40.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Oakville, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Oakville, T 38.4 40.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Oakville was 51,665, which represents a change of 10.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Oakville, 80.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 6.4% were common-law-couples and 12.9% were lone-parent families.

Oakville – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Oakville, 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
Oakville, T 51,665 41,730 80.8 3,290 6.4 6,645 12.9 10.1
Mississauga, CY 199,380 154,440 77.5 12,160 6.1 32,780 16.4 6.8
Burlington, CY 51,180 38,795 75.8 5,045 9.9 7,335 14.3 6.6
Milton, T 24,295 19,210 79.1 2,435 10.0 2,650 10.9 52.9

Oakville – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Oakville, 58.5% 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 * 25,115
Married couples without children * 16,610
Common-law-couples with children * 1,205
Common-law-couples without children * 2,085

Oakville – Marital status

In Oakville, 62.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (57.8%) or living with a common-law partner (4.5%).

The remaining 37.7% 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, Oakville, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Oakville, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 146,820 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 91,515 62.3 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 84,925 57.8 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 6,585 4.5 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 55,310 37.7 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 38,360 26.1 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 3,465 2.4 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 6,505 4.4 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 6,980 4.8 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Oakville – Types of private households

There were 62,415 private households3 in Oakville in 2011, a change of 10.3% from 2006. Of these, 40.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 7.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Oakville, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Oakville, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 62,415 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
25,380 40.7 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
17,265 27.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 6,030 9.7 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 10,885 17.4 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 1,460 2.3 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 1,400 2.2 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Oakville – Structural type of dwelling

In Oakville, 63.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 11.5% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Oakville, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Oakville, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 62,415 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 39,460 63.2 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 2,570 4.1 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 9,725 15.6 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 7,175 11.5 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,535 4.1 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 885 1.4 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 60 0.1 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Oakville, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Oakville, 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 Oakville, 69.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.8% reported French only, and 26.4% 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, 83.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.7% spoke only French and 12.0% 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 Oakville, 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 181,455 100.0 181,460 100.0
English 126,225 69.6 150,715 83.1
French 3,280 1.8 1,350 0.7
Non-official language 47,930 26.4 21,785 12.0
Multiple responses 4,020 2.2 7,605 4.2
Table 13 Oakville, 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 99.7 99.2 0.5
French 64.4 37.9 26.5
Non-official language 77.6 52.2 25.3

Oakville, T – Non-official languages

In Oakville, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (2.1%), Portuguese (2.1%) and Polish (2.0%), 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 Oakville, 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 3,800 7.4 2.1
Portuguese 3,720 7.2 2.1
Polish 3,690 7.2 2.0
Spanish 3,635 7.1 2.0
Arabic 2,710 5.3 1.5

Oakville, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Oakville, 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 11.0 9.8 92.5 8.3
0 to 19 12.9 11.3 87.1 14.4
20 to 44 11.4 10.9 95.2 7.9
45 to 64 10.3 8.7 93.9 7.4
65 and over 7.2 5.6 86.7 5.4
Table 16 Oakville, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 181,455 100.0
English only 158,545 87.4
French only 140 0.1
English and French 20,410 11.2
Neither English nor French 2,360 1.3

Symbols:

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not applicable
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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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