Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Renfrew, T - Ontario

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

Map of Renfrew, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
165
Nat. rank
466

In 2011, Renfrew (Town) had a population of 8,218, representing a percentage change of 4.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 12.77 square kilometres with a population density of 643.5 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, Renfrew (Town) had 3,779 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 6.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Renfrew (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Renfrew (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Admaston/Bromley, Ont. TP 2,844 2,716 4.7
Horton, Ont. TP 2,719 2,803 -3.0

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

Renfrew, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Renfrew, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.3% 15.5% 13.3%
15 to 64 61.4% 64.0% 59.3%
65 and over 24.3% 20.5% 27.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Renfrew, T was 24.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 61.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.3%. 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.

Renfrew, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Renfrew, 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 8,220 7,850 370 4.7
0 to 14 1,175 1,170 5 0.4
15 to 64 5,050 4,905 145 3.0
65 and over 1,995 1,770 225 12.7
Males
Total 3,805 3,660 145 4.0
0 to 14 590 585 5 0.9
15 to 64 2,435 2,385 50 2.1
65 and over 780 690 90 13.0
Females
Total 4,410 4,190 220 5.3
0 to 14 585 580 5 0.9
15 to 64 2,615 2,520 95 3.8
65 and over 1,215 1,085 130 12.0

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

Table 6 Renfrew, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 8,220 3,805 4,410
0 to 4 years 405 215 190
5 to 9 years 360 175 190
10 to 14 years 405 205 200
15 to 19 years 415 220 195
20 to 24 years 435 220 215
25 to 29 years 400 190 210
30 to 34 years 400 190 210
35 to 39 years 435 205 225
40 to 44 years 400 205 195
45 to 49 years 610 295 315
50 to 54 years 710 340 370
55 to 59 years 645 305 335
60 to 64 years 605 260 345
65 to 69 years 440 210 235
70 to 74 years 430 175 250
75 to 79 years 370 150 220
80 to 84 years 320 120 200
85 years and over 430 120 310
Median age 48.8 46.5 50.7

Renfrew, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Renfrew, T was 48.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Renfrew, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Renfrew, T 45.4 48.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Renfrew was 2,230, which represents a change of -0.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Renfrew, 63.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.0% were common-law-couples and 21.7% were lone-parent families.

Renfrew – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Renfrew, 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
Renfrew, T 2,230 1,410 63.2 335 15.0 485 21.7 -0.2
Admaston/Bromley, TP 870 690 79.3 95 10.9 90 10.3 9.4
Horton, TP 870 675 77.6 110 12.6 85 9.8 3.0

Renfrew – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Renfrew, 36.7% 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 * 475
Married couples without children * 935
Common-law-couples with children * 160
Common-law-couples without children * 170

Renfrew – Marital status

In Renfrew, 51.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (41.4%) or living with a common-law partner (9.6%).

The remaining 49.0% 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, Ontario, Renfrew, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Renfrew, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 7,040 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,590 51.0 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,915 41.4 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 675 9.6 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,450 49.0 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,710 24.3 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 325 4.6 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 570 8.1 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 845 12.0 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Renfrew – Types of private households

There were 3,780 private households3 in Renfrew in 2011, a change of 6.5% from 2006. Of these, 16.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -13.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Renfrew, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Renfrew, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,780 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
630 16.7 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,085 28.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 465 12.3 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,470 38.9 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 25 0.7 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 105 2.8 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Renfrew – Structural type of dwelling

In Renfrew, 66.9% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Renfrew, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Renfrew, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,775 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,525 66.9 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 195 5.2 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 195 5.2 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 765 20.3 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 80 2.1 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 25 0.7 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Renfrew, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Renfrew, 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 Renfrew, 93.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.1% reported French only, and 2.9% 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, 98.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% spoke only French and 0.8% 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 Renfrew, 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 7,820 100.0 7,815 100.0
English 7,290 93.2 7,670 98.1
French 245 3.1 45 0.6
Non-official language 230 2.9 60 0.8
Multiple responses 45 0.6 45 0.6
Table 13 Renfrew, 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 99.9 99.9 0.0
French 49.1 20.0 29.1
Non-official language 50.0 30.0 20.0

Renfrew, T – Non-official languages

In Renfrew, the three most common mother tongues were Dutch (0.5%), Polish (0.5%) and German (0.2%), 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 Renfrew, 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.
Dutch 40 16.3 0.5
Polish 40 16.3 0.5
German 15 6.1 0.2
Hungarian 15 6.1 0.2
Chinese, n.o.s. 15 6.1 0.2

Renfrew, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Renfrew, 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 7.9 5.3 86.0 8.7
0 to 19 6.0 5.2 66.7 20.0
20 to 44 9.6 7.7 100.0 10.0
45 to 64 8.0 4.3 86.4 8.3
65 and over 7.6 3.8 70.6 4.8
Table 16 Renfrew, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,815 100.0
English only 7,160 91.6
French only 5 0.1
English and French 640 8.2
Neither English nor French 10 0.1

Symbols:

···
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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