Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Regina, CY - Saskatchewan 1

Map of Regina, CY (shaded in green), Saskatchewan

Map of Regina, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
2
Nat. rank
24

In 2011, Regina (City) had a population of 193,100, representing a percentage change of 7.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 145.45 square kilometres with a population density of 1,327.6 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 588,239.21 square kilometres with a population density of 1.8 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Regina (City) had 79,611 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 6.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Regina (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Regina.

Population and dwelling counts

Regina (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Regina (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Sherwood No. 159, Sask. RM 929 1,039 A -10.6

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

Table 2 Saskatchewan – 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
Martensville CY 7,716 4,978 A 55.0
Warman T 7,084 4,769 A 48.5
Lloydminster (Part) CY 9,772 8,118 20.4
Humboldt CY 5,678 4,998 13.6
Weyburn CY 10,484 9,433 11.1

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

Table 3 Saskatchewan – 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
Corman Park No. 344 RM 8,354 8,266 A E 1.1
Prince Albert CY 35,129 34,127 A 2.9
Moose Jaw CY 33,274 32,132 3.6
Swift Current CY 15,503 14,946 3.7
Yorkton CY 15,669 15,038 4.2

Age and sex

Regina, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Regina, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.4% 18.2% 16.6%
15 to 64 69.2% 70.3% 68.2%
65 and over 13.4% 11.4% 15.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Regina, CY was 13.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.4%. 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.

Regina, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Regina, 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 193,100 179,285 13,815 7.7
0 to 14 33,540 31,555 1,985 6.3
15 to 64 133,695 123,530 10,165 8.2
65 and over 25,865 24,205 1,660 6.9
Males
Total 94,025 86,035 7,990 9.3
0 to 14 17,115 15,925 1,190 7.5
15 to 64 66,135 60,200 5,935 9.9
65 and over 10,765 9,910 855 8.6
Females
Total 99,075 93,250 5,825 6.2
0 to 14 16,420 15,630 790 5.1
15 to 64 67,555 63,325 4,230 6.7
65 and over 15,095 14,295 800 5.6

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

Table 6 Regina, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 193,100 94,025 99,075
0 to 4 years 12,120 6,235 5,885
5 to 9 years 10,635 5,420 5,215
10 to 14 years 10,780 5,465 5,320
15 to 19 years 12,545 6,365 6,180
20 to 24 years 15,345 7,635 7,705
25 to 29 years 15,595 7,945 7,645
30 to 34 years 14,100 6,990 7,110
35 to 39 years 12,520 6,210 6,315
40 to 44 years 11,915 5,940 5,975
45 to 49 years 14,495 6,990 7,505
50 to 54 years 14,470 7,105 7,365
55 to 59 years 12,645 6,120 6,520
60 to 64 years 10,075 4,845 5,235
65 to 69 years 6,930 3,230 3,700
70 to 74 years 5,725 2,550 3,170
75 to 79 years 4,995 2,095 2,895
80 to 84 years 4,030 1,645 2,380
85 years and over 4,195 1,250 2,945
Median age 37.1 35.7 38.5

Regina, CY – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Regina, CY was 37.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Saskatchewan was 38.2 years.

Table 7 Canada, Saskatchewan and Regina, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Saskatchewan 38.7 38.2
Regina, CY 37.3 37.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Regina was 52,790, which represents a change of 7.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Regina, 68.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.6% were common-law-couples and 19.1% were lone-parent families.

Regina – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Saskatchewan, CSD of Regina, 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
Saskatchewan  285,375 202,770 71.1 35,785 12.5 46,825 16.4 6.7
Regina, CY 52,790 36,025 68.2 6,670 12.6 10,090 19.1 7.6
Sherwood No. 159, RM 230 200 87.0 15 6.5 20 8.7 -14.8

Regina – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Regina, 46.7% 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 * 17,480
Married couples without children * 18,550
Common-law-couples with children * 2,455
Common-law-couples without children * 4,215

Regina – Marital status

In Regina, 54.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.2%) or living with a common-law partner (8.4%).

The remaining 45.4% 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, Saskatchewan, Regina, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Regina, CY Saskatchewan Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 159,560 100.0 835,525 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 87,145 54.6 487,980 58.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 73,795 46.2 416,355 49.8 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 13,350 8.4 71,630 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 72,420 45.4 347,540 41.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 49,190 30.8 232,160 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 3,605 2.3 18,210 2.2 698,245 2.5
Divorced 10,275 6.4 43,670 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 9,350 5.9 53,500 6.4 1,584,525 5.7

Regina – Types of private households

There were 79,610 private households4 in Regina in 2011, a change of 6.4% from 2006. Of these, 24.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 3.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Saskatchewan, Regina, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Regina, CY Saskatchewan Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 79,610 100.0 409,645 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
19,380 24.3 104,495 25.5 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
21,935 27.6 126,365 30.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 9,135 11.5 40,035 9.8 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 23,795 29.9 114,385 27.9 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 1,145 1.4 6,990 1.7 268,060 2.0
Other households10 4,220 5.3 17,380 4.2 543,340 4.1

Regina – Structural type of dwelling

In Regina, 67.4% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 4.8% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Saskatchewan, Regina, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Regina, CY Saskatchewan Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 79,610 100.0 409,645 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 53,625 67.4 303,250 74.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,965 2.5 11,945 2.9 646,240 4.9
Row house 4,355 5.5 14,370 3.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 3,805 4.8 10,830 2.6 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 14,600 18.3 52,655 12.9 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,095 1.4 7,085 1.7 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 30 0.0 700 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 130 0.2 8,805 2.1 183,510 1.4

Language

Regina, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Regina, 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 Regina, 85.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 12.3% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 84.5% for English only, 1.6% for French only and 12.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 91.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 5.8% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 92.1% for only English, 0.4% for only French and 5.8% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Regina, 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 190,865 100.0 190,865 100.0
English 162,475 85.1 174,745 91.6
French 2,355 1.2 845 0.4
Non-official language 23,500 12.3 11,010 5.8
Multiple responses 2,540 1.3 4,265 2.2
Table 13 Regina, 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 99.8 99.5 0.2
French 51.2 30.0 21.2
Non-official language 72.0 52.5 19.5

Regina, CY – Non-official languages

In Regina, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.5%), German (1.5%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (1.0%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (2.6%), Cree, n.o.s. (2.4%) and Ukrainian (1.4%).

Table 14 Regina, 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.
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,940 11.5 1.5
German 2,925 11.4 1.5
Chinese, n.o.s. 1,875 7.3 1.0
Ukrainian 1,645 6.4 0.9
Urdu 1,195 4.7 0.6

Regina, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Regina, 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 5.7 4.9 81.5 3.2
0 to 19 8.2 8.0 74.6 4.6
20 to 44 6.4 5.9 86.4 3.4
45 to 64 3.8 2.3 82.9 3.6
65 and over 3.1 1.4 78.5 1.5
Table 16 Regina, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 190,865 100.0
English only 178,140 93.3
French only 140 0.1
English and French 11,145 5.8
Neither English nor French 1,440 0.8

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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