Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Stettler County No. 6, MD - Alberta 1

Map of Stettler County No. 6, MD (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Stettler County No. 6, MD

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Stettler County No. 6, MD - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Stettler County No. 6, MD - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
86
Nat. rank
699

In 2011, Stettler County No. 6 (Municipal district) had a population of 5,089, representing a percentage change of -1.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 4,005.10 square kilometres with a population density of 1.3 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, Stettler County No. 6 (Municipal district) had 1,744 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 1.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Stettler County No. 6 (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Stettler County No. 6 (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Special Area No. 2, Alta. SA 2,025 2,074 -2.4
Starland County, Alta. MD 2,057 2,371 -13.2
Kneehill County, Alta. MD 4,921 5,218 -5.7
Paintearth County No. 18, Alta. MD 2,029 2,126 -4.6
Big Valley, Alta. VL 364 351 3.7
Gadsby, Alta. VL 25 35 -28.6
Botha, Alta. VL 175 185 -5.4
Stettler, Alta. T 5,748 5,445 A 5.6
White Sands, Alta. SV 91 120 -24.2
Rochon Sands, Alta. SV 84 66 27.3
Donalda, Alta. VL 259 224 15.6
Flagstaff County, Alta. MD 3,244 3,506 -7.5
Red Deer County, Alta. MD 18,351 18,649 A -1.6
Lacombe County, Alta. MD 10,312 10,394 A -0.8
Camrose County, Alta. MD 7,721 7,150 A 8.0

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

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Age distribution

Table 4 Stettler County No. 6, MD – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.3% 20.9% 19.7%
15 to 64 67.0% 66.6% 67.4%
65 and over 12.7% 12.7% 12.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Stettler County No. 6, MD was 12.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 20.3%. 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.

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Stettler County No. 6, MD – 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 5,090 5,190 -100 -1.9
0 to 14 1,035 1,120 -85 -7.6
15 to 64 3,410 3,465 -55 -1.6
65 and over 645 600 45 7.5
Males
Total 2,605 2,670 -65 -2.4
0 to 14 545 620 -75 -12.1
15 to 64 1,735 1,735 0 0.0
65 and over 330 315 15 4.8
Females
Total 2,485 2,515 -30 -1.2
0 to 14 490 500 -10 -2.0
15 to 64 1,675 1,730 -55 -3.2
65 and over 310 285 25 8.8

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Stettler County No. 6, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,090 2,605 2,485
0 to 4 years 330 170 155
5 to 9 years 360 195 165
10 to 14 years 345 175 170
15 to 19 years 405 205 200
20 to 24 years 255 130 120
25 to 29 years 270 120 150
30 to 34 years 260 130 125
35 to 39 years 285 145 145
40 to 44 years 320 150 165
45 to 49 years 445 215 230
50 to 54 years 450 230 215
55 to 59 years 410 215 195
60 to 64 years 320 180 135
65 to 69 years 250 125 125
70 to 74 years 185 90 95
75 to 79 years 115 65 50
80 to 84 years 60 35 20
85 years and over 35 20 15
Median age 40.6 40.9 40.4

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Stettler County No. 6, MD was 40.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Stettler County No. 6, MD – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Stettler County No. 6, MD 39.2 40.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Stettler County No. 6 was 1,420, which represents a change of 1.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Stettler County No. 6, 83.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.5% were common-law-couples and 7.0% were lone-parent families.

Stettler County No. 6 – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Stettler County No. 6, MD 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
Stettler County No. 6, MD 1,420 1,180 83.1 135 9.5 100 7.0 1.8
Special Area No. 2, SA 545 470 86.2 50 9.2 30 5.5 -2.7
Starland County, MD 455 380 83.5 25 5.5 45 9.9 -20.9
Kneehill County, MD 1,395 1,205 86.4 95 6.8 85 6.1 -0.4
Paintearth County No. 18, MD 535 460 86.0 35 6.5 35 6.5 -7.0
Big Valley, VL 100 75 75.0 10 10.0 15 15.0 0.0
Botha, VL 50 35 70.0 10 20.0 5 10.0 -28.6
Stettler, T 1,590 1,145 72.0 225 14.2 220 13.8 10.0
White Sands, SV 35 35 100.0 5 14.3 0 0.0 0.0
Rochon Sands, SV 35 25 71.4 5 14.3 0 0.0 0.0
Donalda, VL 70 50 71.4 10 14.3 10 14.3 -6.7
Flagstaff County, MD 1,000 865 86.5 75 7.5 55 5.5 -2.9
Red Deer County, MD 5,410 4,445 82.2 530 9.8 435 8.0 0.4
Lacombe County, MD 3,075 2,585 84.1 285 9.3 205 6.7 3.7
Camrose County, MD 2,320 1,940 83.6 225 9.7 155 6.7 11.8

Stettler County No. 6 – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Stettler County No. 6, 41.3% 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 * 495
Married couples without children * 685
Common-law-couples with children * 45
Common-law-couples without children * 90

Stettler County No. 6 – Marital status

In Stettler County No. 6, 70.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (63.7%) or living with a common-law partner (6.8%).

The remaining 29.3% 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, Stettler County No. 6, MD – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Stettler County No. 6, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,055 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,860 70.5 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,585 63.7 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 275 6.8 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,190 29.3 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 855 21.1 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 60 1.5 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 120 3.0 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 155 3.8 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Stettler County No. 6 – Types of private households

There were 1,745 private households4 in Stettler County No. 6 in 2011, a change of 1.5% from 2006. Of these, 30.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -12.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Stettler County No. 6, MD – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Stettler County No. 6, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 1,745 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
535 30.7 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
770 44.1 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 85 4.9 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 305 17.5 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 15 0.9 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 30 1.7 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Stettler County No. 6 – Structural type of dwelling

In Stettler County No. 6, 90.3% 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, Stettler County No. 6, MD – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Stettler County No. 6, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 1,745 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,575 90.3 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 0 0.0 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 0 0.0 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 0 0.0 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 0 0.0 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.3 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 160 9.2 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Mother tongue

Chart J: Stettler County No. 6, MD - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Stettler County No. 6, MD - 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 Stettler County No. 6, 84.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 14.5% 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, 89.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 10.2% 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 Stettler County No. 6, MD – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,085 100.0 5,090 100.0
English 4,305 84.7 4,540 89.2
French 40 0.8 15 0.3
Non-official language 735 14.5 520 10.2
Multiple responses 15 0.3 10 0.2
Table 13 Stettler County No. 6, MD – 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 28.6 14.3 14.3
Non-official language 87.9 71.8 16.1

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Non-official languages

In Stettler County No. 6, the three most common mother tongues were German (12.9%), Dutch (0.9%) and Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (0.2%), 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 Stettler County No. 6, MD – 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.
German 655 87.9 12.9
Dutch 45 6.0 0.9
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 10 1.3 0.2

Stettler County No. 6, MD – Bilingualism

Table 15 Stettler County No. 6, MD – 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 2.1 1.6 57.1 1.4
0 to 19 1.4 1.7 0.0 1.9
20 to 44 2.9 2.7 50.0 0.0
45 to 64 1.8 1.0 66.7 0.0
65 and over 1.6 0.9 100.0 0.0
Table 16 Stettler County No. 6, MD – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,090 100.0
English only 4,950 97.2
French only 0 0.0
English and French 100 2.0
Neither English nor French 35 0.7

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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