Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Selkirk, CY - Manitoba 1

Map of Selkirk, CY (shaded in green), Manitoba

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
12
Nat. rank
405

In 2011, Selkirk (City) had a population of 9,834, representing a percentage change of 3.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 24.87 square kilometres with a population density of 395.4 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 552,329.52 square kilometres with a population density of 2.2 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Selkirk (City) had 3,976 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Selkirk (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Selkirk (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
St. Andrews, Man. RM 11,875 11,359 4.5
St. Clements, Man. RM 10,505 9,706 8.2

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

Table 2 Manitoba – 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
La Broquerie RM 5,198 3,659 42.1
Stanley RM 8,356 6,367 31.2
Steinbach CY 13,524 11,066 22.2
Morden T 7,812 6,571 18.9
Hanover RM 14,026 11,871 18.2

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

Table 3 Manitoba – 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
Thompson CY 12,829 13,446 -4.6
Flin Flon (Part) CY 5,363 5,594 -4.1
Portage la Prairie RM 6,525 6,793 -3.9
The Pas T 5,513 5,589 -1.4
Gimli RM 5,845 5,797 0.8

Age and sex

Selkirk, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Selkirk, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.5% 17.5% 15.6%
15 to 64 63.3% 65.8% 60.9%
65 and over 20.3% 16.7% 23.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Selkirk, CY was 20.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.5%. 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.

Selkirk, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Selkirk, 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 9,830 9,515 315 3.3
0 to 14 1,620 1,715 -95 -5.5
15 to 64 6,220 5,930 290 4.9
65 and over 1,995 1,870 125 6.7
Males
Total 4,670 4,440 230 5.2
0 to 14 815 870 -55 -6.3
15 to 64 3,075 2,845 230 8.1
65 and over 780 720 60 8.3
Females
Total 5,160 5,075 85 1.7
0 to 14 805 845 -40 -4.7
15 to 64 3,140 3,085 55 1.8
65 and over 1,215 1,150 65 5.7

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

Table 6 Selkirk, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 9,830 4,670 5,160
0 to 4 years 495 260 235
5 to 9 years 520 255 260
10 to 14 years 605 300 305
15 to 19 years 665 355 310
20 to 24 years 560 295 270
25 to 29 years 580 285 295
30 to 34 years 505 235 270
35 to 39 years 520 250 265
40 to 44 years 620 300 320
45 to 49 years 725 340 385
50 to 54 years 730 365 370
55 to 59 years 690 345 345
60 to 64 years 630 310 315
65 to 69 years 475 215 265
70 to 74 years 425 190 230
75 to 79 years 375 145 230
80 to 84 years 320 120 205
85 years and over 395 105 285
Median age 43.9 41.7 45.8

Selkirk, CY – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Selkirk, CY was 43.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Manitoba was 38.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Manitoba and Selkirk, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Manitoba 38.1 38.4
Selkirk, CY 42.3 43.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Selkirk was 2,685, which represents a change of 1.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Selkirk, 60.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.0% were common-law-couples and 27.0% were lone-parent families.

Selkirk – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Manitoba, CSD of Selkirk, 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
Manitoba  327,875 232,635 71.0 39,060 11.9 56,185 17.1 4.8
Selkirk, CY 2,685 1,610 60.0 350 13.0 725 27.0 1.7
St. Andrews, RM 3,650 2,895 79.3 410 11.2 350 9.6 6.6
St. Clements, RM 3,225 2,515 78.0 380 11.8 335 10.4 8.2

Selkirk – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Selkirk, 40.5% 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 * 630
Married couples without children * 985
Common-law-couples with children * 165
Common-law-couples without children * 185

Selkirk – Marital status

In Selkirk, 49.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (40.6%) or living with a common-law partner (8.6%).

The remaining 50.8% 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, Manitoba, Selkirk, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Selkirk, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 8,215 100.0 977,110 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,045 49.2 558,505 57.2 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,335 40.6 480,135 49.1 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 710 8.6 78,370 8.0 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,170 50.8 418,600 42.8 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,390 29.1 282,460 28.9 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 285 3.5 23,620 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 605 7.4 52,215 5.3 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 895 10.9 60,300 6.2 1,584,525 5.7

Selkirk – Types of private households

There were 3,975 private households4 in Selkirk in 2011, a change of 3.5% from 2006. Of these, 19.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -13.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Manitoba, Selkirk, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Selkirk, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,975 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
765 19.2 125,025 26.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,115 28.1 134,525 28.9 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 650 16.4 48,255 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,235 31.1 131,480 28.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 75 1.9 9,665 2.1 268,060 2.0
Other households10 135 3.4 17,190 3.7 543,340 4.1

Selkirk – Structural type of dwelling

In Selkirk, 66.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 6.4% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Manitoba, Selkirk, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Selkirk, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,975 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,645 66.5 322,800 69.2 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 125 3.1 14,445 3.1 646,240 4.9
Row house 205 5.2 14,435 3.1 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 255 6.4 37,665 8.1 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 660 16.6 61,410 13.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 15 0.4 6,105 1.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.1 730 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 65 1.6 8,550 1.8 183,510 1.4

Language

Selkirk, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Selkirk, 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 Selkirk, 91.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.1% reported French only, and 6.2% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 72.9% for English only, 3.5% for French only and 21.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 97.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 1.1% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 84.4% for only English, 1.5% for only French and 10.5% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Selkirk, 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 9,345 100.0 9,345 100.0
English 8,590 91.9 9,125 97.6
French 100 1.1 20 0.2
Non-official language 580 6.2 105 1.1
Multiple responses 80 0.9 90 1.0
Table 13 Selkirk, 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 99.9 99.9 0.0
French 30.8 15.4 15.4
Non-official language 43.8 26.6 17.2

Selkirk, CY – Non-official languages

In Selkirk, the three most common mother tongues were Ukrainian (1.9%), German (1.4%) and Polish (0.6%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (5.8%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (3.4%) and Cree, n.o.s. (1.7%).

Table 14 Selkirk, 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.
Ukrainian 175 27.3 1.9
German 135 21.1 1.4
Polish 55 8.6 0.6
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 55 8.6 0.6
Dutch 35 5.5 0.4

Selkirk, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Selkirk, 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 3.9 3.3 85.0 1.7
0 to 19 6.2 6.1 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.3 3.5 75.0 5.9
45 to 64 2.6 1.2 77.8 0.0
65 and over 2.7 1.5 71.4 0.0
Table 16 Selkirk, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 9,345 100.0
English only 8,950 95.8
French only 0 0.0
English and French 385 4.1
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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