Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Thompson, CY - Manitoba

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

Map of Thompson, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
7
Nat. rank
305

In 2011, Thompson (City) had a population of 12,829, representing a percentage change of -4.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 17.18 square kilometres with a population density of 746.9 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, Thompson (City) had 4,738 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -1.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Thompson (City) is part of the census agglomeration of Thompson.

Population and dwelling counts

Thompson (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Thompson (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Mystery Lake, Man. LGD 10 A  ···

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

Thompson, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Thompson, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 24.7% 24.3% 25.2%
15 to 64 70.7% 71.2% 70.2%
65 and over 4.6% 4.5% 4.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Thompson, CY was 4.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 24.7%. 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.

Thompson, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Thompson, 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 12,830 13,445 -615 -4.6
0 to 14 3,175 3,600 -425 -11.8
15 to 64 9,065 9,425 -360 -3.8
65 and over 585 420 165 39.3
Males
Total 6,530 6,880 -350 -5.1
0 to 14 1,590 1,855 -265 -14.3
15 to 64 4,650 4,810 -160 -3.3
65 and over 295 220 75 34.1
Females
Total 6,300 6,565 -265 -4.0
0 to 14 1,585 1,750 -165 -9.4
15 to 64 4,420 4,615 -195 -4.2
65 and over 295 200 95 47.5

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

Table 6 Thompson, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 12,830 6,530 6,300
0 to 4 years 1,180 595 590
5 to 9 years 965 485 480
10 to 14 years 1,030 515 520
15 to 19 years 1,015 540 475
20 to 24 years 985 490 500
25 to 29 years 1,125 550 570
30 to 34 years 980 460 515
35 to 39 years 915 465 455
40 to 44 years 1,035 530 505
45 to 49 years 1,070 560 510
50 to 54 years 865 485 385
55 to 59 years 630 320 305
60 to 64 years 460 245 210
65 to 69 years 280 155 125
70 to 74 years 160 70 90
75 to 79 years 90 40 50
80 to 84 years 40 15 20
85 years and over 25 10 10
Median age 30.6 31.0 30.2

Thompson, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Thompson, CY was 30.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Manitoba was 38.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Manitoba and Thompson, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Manitoba 38.1 38.4
Thompson, CY 29.7 30.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Thompson was 3,530, which represents a change of -3.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Thompson, 55.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 22.2% were common-law-couples and 22.0% were lone-parent families.

Thompson – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Manitoba, CSD of Thompson, 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
Thompson, CY 3,530 1,970 55.8 785 22.2 775 22.0 -3.3

Thompson – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Thompson, 56.4% 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 * 1,120
Married couples without children * 845
Common-law-couples with children * 430
Common-law-couples without children * 355

Thompson – Marital status

In Thompson, 58.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (42.0%) or living with a common-law partner (16.3%).

The remaining 41.7% 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, Manitoba, Thompson, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Thompson, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 9,655 100.0 977,110 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,625 58.3 558,505 57.2 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 4,055 42.0 480,135 49.1 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,570 16.3 78,370 8.0 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,030 41.7 418,600 42.8 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,095 32.1 282,460 28.9 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 265 2.7 23,620 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 425 4.4 52,215 5.3 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 245 2.5 60,300 6.2 1,584,525 5.7

Thompson – Types of private households

There were 4,740 private households3 in Thompson in 2011, a change of -1.5% from 2006. Of these, 31.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -7.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Manitoba, Thompson, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Thompson, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,740 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,490 31.4 125,025 26.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,105 23.3 134,525 28.9 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 650 13.7 48,255 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,170 24.7 131,480 28.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 140 3.0 9,665 2.1 268,060 2.0
Other households9 190 4.0 17,190 3.7 543,340 4.1

Thompson – Structural type of dwelling

In Thompson, 48.9% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 5.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Manitoba, Thompson, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Thompson, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,740 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,320 48.9 322,800 69.2 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 150 3.2 14,445 3.1 646,240 4.9
Row house 380 8.0 14,435 3.1 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 235 5.0 37,665 8.1 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,140 24.1 61,410 13.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 10 0.2 6,105 1.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 730 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 490 10.3 8,550 1.8 183,510 1.4

Language

Thompson, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Thompson, 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 Thompson, 82.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.0% reported French only, and 13.4% 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, 90.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% spoke only French and 6.0% 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 Thompson, 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 12,745 100.0 12,750 100.0
English 10,465 82.1 11,505 90.2
French 255 2.0 80 0.6
Non-official language 1,705 13.4 770 6.0
Multiple responses 325 2.6 395 3.1
Table 13 Thompson, CY – 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 99.5 99.3 0.2
French 50.8 27.1 23.7
Non-official language 80.2 51.6 28.6

Thompson, CY – Non-official languages

In Thompson, the three most common mother tongues were Cree, n.o.s. (6.0%), Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.7%) and Gujarati (0.9%), 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 Thompson, 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.
Cree, n.o.s. 765 38.3 6.0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 215 10.8 1.7
Gujarati 110 5.5 0.9
Portuguese 85 4.3 0.7
German 65 3.3 0.5

Thompson, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Thompson, 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 6.8 5.4 86.5 3.2
0 to 19 8.0 7.5 83.3 6.8
20 to 44 6.9 5.4 95.0 2.1
45 to 64 5.1 2.2 81.0 3.8
65 and over 5.6 2.8 100.0 0.0
Table 16 Thompson, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 12,750 100.0
English only 11,810 92.6
French only 10 0.1
English and French 885 6.9
Neither English nor French 50 0.4

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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