Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Chestermere, T - Alberta 1

Map of Chestermere, T (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Chestermere, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
25
Nat. rank
269

In 2011, Chestermere (Town) had a population of 14,824, representing a percentage change of 49.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 32.64 square kilometres with a population density of 454.1 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 640,081.87 square kilometres with a population density of 5.7 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Chestermere (Town) had 4,635 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 46.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Chestermere (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Calgary.

Population and dwelling counts

Chestermere (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Chestermere (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Rocky View County, Alta. MD 36,461 33,173 A 9.9
Calgary, Alta. CY 1,096,833 988,812 A 10.9

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

Table 2 Alberta – 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
Chestermere T 14,824 9,923 A 49.4
Beaumont T 13,284 8,961 48.2
Airdrie CY 42,564 28,927 47.1
Leduc CY 24,279 16,967 43.1
Okotoks T 24,511 17,150 A 42.9

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

Table 3 Alberta – 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
Lac la Biche County MD 8,402 9,123 A -7.9
Willow Creek No. 26 MD 5,107 5,337 -4.3
Crowsnest Pass SM 5,565 5,749 -3.2
Greenview No. 16 MD 5,299 5,464 -3.0
Lethbridge County MD 10,061 10,254 A -1.9

Age and sex

Chestermere, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Chestermere, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 24.4% 24.9% 23.8%
15 to 64 70.4% 70.0% 70.7%
65 and over 5.3% 5.1% 5.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Chestermere, T was 5.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 24.4%. 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.

Chestermere, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Chestermere, 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 14,825 9,895 4,930 49.8
0 to 14 3,610 2,400 1,210 50.4
15 to 64 10,435 7,090 3,345 47.2
65 and over 780 410 370 90.2
Males
Total 7,425 4,920 2,505 50.9
0 to 14 1,850 1,190 660 55.5
15 to 64 5,200 3,525 1,675 47.5
65 and over 375 200 175 87.5
Females
Total 7,400 4,980 2,420 48.6
0 to 14 1,760 1,210 550 45.5
15 to 64 5,235 3,560 1,675 47.1
65 and over 405 210 195 92.9

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

Table 6 Chestermere, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 14,825 7,425 7,400
0 to 4 years 1,240 650 585
5 to 9 years 1,210 610 605
10 to 14 years 1,155 590 565
15 to 19 years 1,055 550 505
20 to 24 years 780 410 370
25 to 29 years 815 380 435
30 to 34 years 1,175 520 655
35 to 39 years 1,370 705 665
40 to 44 years 1,295 630 655
45 to 49 years 1,270 625 645
50 to 54 years 1,210 620 590
55 to 59 years 860 445 415
60 to 64 years 615 320 290
65 to 69 years 335 170 165
70 to 74 years 185 100 90
75 to 79 years 125 60 75
80 to 84 years 80 30 45
85 years and over 45 15 35
Median age 34.9 35.1 34.8

Chestermere, T – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Chestermere, T was 34.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Chestermere, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Chestermere, T 34.1 34.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Chestermere was 4,290, which represents a change of 47.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Chestermere, 80.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.0% were common-law-couples and 10.0% were lone-parent families.

Chestermere – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Chestermere, 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
Alberta  999,525 719,355 72.0 135,660 13.6 144,510 14.5 10.5
Chestermere, T 4,290 3,430 80.0 430 10.0 430 10.0 47.7
Rocky View County, MD 10,860 9,275 85.4 855 7.9 730 6.7 10.0
Calgary, CY 296,430 215,755 72.8 37,600 12.7 43,075 14.5 10.2

Chestermere – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Chestermere, 59.8% 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 * 2,125
Married couples without children * 1,305
Common-law-couples with children * 185
Common-law-couples without children * 240

Chestermere – Marital status

In Chestermere, 69.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (62.2%) or living with a common-law partner (7.6%).

The remaining 30.1% 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, Alberta, Chestermere, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Chestermere, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 11,215 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,840 69.9 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,980 62.2 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 855 7.6 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,380 30.1 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,505 22.3 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 220 2.0 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 405 3.6 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 245 2.2 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Chestermere – Types of private households

There were 4,635 private households4 in Chestermere in 2011, a change of 47.4% from 2006. Of these, 46.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 42.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Chestermere, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Chestermere, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,635 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,165 46.7 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,345 29.0 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 365 7.9 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 445 9.6 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 195 4.2 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 120 2.6 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Chestermere – Structural type of dwelling

In Chestermere, 84.3% 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, Alberta, Chestermere, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Chestermere, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,635 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,905 84.3 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 355 7.7 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 290 6.3 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 80 1.7 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 5 0.1 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 0 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 5 0.1 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Chestermere, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Chestermere, 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 Chestermere, 72.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 23.7% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 77.0% for English only, 1.9% for French only and 19.4% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 81.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 13.2% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 85.7% for only English, 0.7% for only French and 10.5% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Chestermere, 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 14,825 100.0 14,820 100.0
English 10,790 72.8 12,105 81.7
French 145 1.0 35 0.2
Non-official language 3,515 23.7 1,955 13.2
Multiple responses 375 2.5 725 4.9
Table 13 Chestermere, T – 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 99.3 98.4 0.9
French 41.7 22.2 19.4
Non-official language 83.5 61.7 21.9

Chestermere, T – Non-official languages

In Chestermere, the three most common mother tongues were Panjabi (Punjabi) (6.2%), Vietnamese (5.1%) and Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (2.1%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (2.3%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.9%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.5%).

Table 14 Chestermere, 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.
Panjabi (Punjabi) 925 24.0 6.2
Vietnamese 755 19.6 5.1
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 310 8.0 2.1
Urdu 160 4.1 1.1
Arabic 145 3.8 1.0

Chestermere, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Chestermere, 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 3.6 2.9 86.2 2.4
0 to 19 2.7 2.3 66.7 2.6
20 to 44 4.5 4.1 100.0 3.0
45 to 64 3.7 2.6 80.0 1.0
65 and over 2.0 1.1 50.0 3.1
Table 16 Chestermere, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 14,825 100.0
English only 13,960 94.2
French only 0 0.0
English and French 555 3.7
Neither English nor French 305 2.1

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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