Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Leduc County, MD - Alberta 1

Map of Leduc County, MD (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Leduc County, MD

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Leduc County, MD - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Leduc County, MD - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
28
Nat. rank
290

In 2011, Leduc County (Municipal district) had a population of 13,541, representing a percentage change of 3.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 2,607.56 square kilometres with a population density of 5.2 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, Leduc County (Municipal district) had 4,963 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Leduc County (Municipal district) is part of the census metropolitan area of Edmonton.

Population and dwelling counts

Leduc County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Leduc County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Camrose County, Alta. MD 7,721 7,150 A 8.0
Beaver County, Alta. MD 5,689 5,676 0.2
Wetaskiwin County No. 10, Alta. MD 10,866 10,519 A 3.3
Argentia Beach, Alta. SV 15 52 -71.2
Beaumont, Alta. T 13,284 8,961 48.2
Leduc, Alta. CY 24,279 16,967 43.1
Devon, Alta. T 6,510 6,261 A 4.0
Calmar, Alta. T 1,970 1,959 0.6
Sundance Beach, Alta. SV 82 102 -19.6
Thorsby, Alta. VL 797 945 -15.7
Itaska Beach, Alta. SV 20 35 -42.9
Golden Days, Alta. SV 141 207 -31.9
Warburg, Alta. VL 789 621 27.1
Brazeau County, Alta. MD 7,201 7,040 2.3
Parkland County, Alta. MD 30,568 29,220 A 4.6
Strathcona County, Alta. SM 92,490 82,511 12.1
Edmonton, Alta. CY 812,201 730,372 11.2

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

Leduc County, MD – Age distribution

Table 4 Leduc County, MD – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.5% 18.3% 18.6%
15 to 64 69.4% 68.9% 69.8%
65 and over 12.1% 12.7% 11.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Leduc County, MD was 12.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.5%. 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.

Leduc County, MD – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Leduc County, 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 13,540 13,135 405 3.1
0 to 14 2,505 2,545 -40 -1.6
15 to 64 9,395 9,170 225 2.5
65 and over 1,645 1,420 225 15.8
Males
Total 7,030 6,800 230 3.4
0 to 14 1,290 1,320 -30 -2.3
15 to 64 4,845 4,710 135 2.9
65 and over 890 770 120 15.6
Females
Total 6,515 6,340 175 2.8
0 to 14 1,215 1,225 -10 -0.8
15 to 64 4,545 4,460 85 1.9
65 and over 755 655 100 15.3

Leduc County, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Leduc County, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 13,540 7,030 6,515
0 to 4 years 780 405 380
5 to 9 years 805 400 405
10 to 14 years 920 490 425
15 to 19 years 985 500 485
20 to 24 years 740 395 340
25 to 29 years 665 345 320
30 to 34 years 740 370 370
35 to 39 years 790 395 395
40 to 44 years 950 475 470
45 to 49 years 1,230 620 610
50 to 54 years 1,285 675 615
55 to 59 years 1,130 595 535
60 to 64 years 890 485 405
65 to 69 years 630 340 290
70 to 74 years 430 245 190
75 to 79 years 310 165 140
80 to 84 years 165 90 70
85 years and over 110 50 60
Median age 41.9 42.3 41.5

Leduc County, MD – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Leduc County, MD was 41.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Leduc County, MD – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Leduc County, MD 40.8 41.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Leduc County was 4,105, which represents a change of 5.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Leduc County, 81.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.1% were common-law-couples and 8.0% were lone-parent families.

Leduc County – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Leduc County, 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
Leduc County, MD 4,105 3,360 81.9 415 10.1 330 8.0 5.0
Camrose County, MD 2,320 1,940 83.6 225 9.7 155 6.7 11.8
Beaver County, MD 1,695 1,360 80.2 175 10.3 160 9.4 5.9
Wetaskiwin County No. 10, MD 3,370 2,780 82.5 355 10.5 235 7.0 3.4
Beaumont, T 3,815 3,005 78.8 415 10.9 400 10.5 47.9
Leduc, CY 6,980 4,815 69.0 1,155 16.5 1,010 14.5 40.4
Devon, T 1,880 1,345 71.5 290 15.4 240 12.8 3.3
Calmar, T 575 390 67.8 85 14.8 100 17.4 0.9
Sundance Beach, SV 30 25 83.3 5 16.7 5 16.7 0.0
Thorsby, VL 230 165 71.7 35 15.2 30 13.0 -6.1
Golden Days, SV 50 45 90.0 5 10.0 0 0.0 0.0
Warburg, VL 220 150 68.2 40 18.2 35 15.9 33.3
Brazeau County, MD 2,200 1,680 76.4 305 13.9 215 9.8 4.3
Parkland County, MD 9,355 7,515 80.3 1,035 11.1 805 8.6 5.7
Strathcona County, SM 27,415 21,880 79.8 2,495 9.1 3,030 11.1 11.8
Edmonton, CY 214,560 146,950 68.5 29,530 13.8 38,085 17.8 10.1

Leduc County – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Leduc County, 45.3% 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 * 1,565
Married couples without children * 1,800
Common-law-couples with children * 150
Common-law-couples without children * 270

Leduc County – Marital status

In Leduc County, 68.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (61.4%) or living with a common-law partner (7.5%).

The remaining 31.1% 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, Leduc County, MD – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Leduc County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 11,035 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,605 68.9 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,770 61.4 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 830 7.5 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,435 31.1 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,405 21.8 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 200 1.8 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 475 4.3 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 355 3.2 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Leduc County – Types of private households

There were 4,965 private households4 in Leduc County in 2011, a change of 4.6% from 2006. Of these, 33.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -0.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Leduc County, MD – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Leduc County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,965 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,665 33.5 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,970 39.7 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 290 5.8 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 840 16.9 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 90 1.8 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 110 2.2 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Leduc County – Structural type of dwelling

In Leduc County, 89.0% 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, Leduc County, MD – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Leduc County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,965 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,420 89.0 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 10 0.2 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 5 0.1 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 15 0.3 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 15 0.3 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 500 10.1 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Leduc County, MD – Mother tongue

Chart J: Leduc County, MD - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Leduc County, 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 Leduc County, 88.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.1% reported French only, and 8.9% 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, 96.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 2.1% 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 Leduc County, 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 13,540 100.0 13,540 100.0
English 11,935 88.1 13,070 96.5
French 285 2.1 50 0.4
Non-official language 1,210 8.9 290 2.1
Multiple responses 115 0.8 125 0.9
Table 13 Leduc County, 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 99.8 0.0
French 43.1 15.4 27.7
Non-official language 51.4 29.0 22.4

Leduc County, MD – Non-official languages

In Leduc County, the three most common mother tongues were German (4.2%), Ukrainian (1.3%) and Dutch (1.2%), 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 Leduc County, 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 565 43.6 4.2
Ukrainian 175 13.5 1.3
Dutch 160 12.4 1.2
Panjabi (Punjabi) 80 6.2 0.6
Polish 65 5.0 0.5

Leduc County, MD – Bilingualism

Table 15 Leduc County, 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 5.1 3.6 78.9 2.9
0 to 19 5.9 5.6 80.0 3.7
20 to 44 5.3 4.2 76.9 4.3
45 to 64 5.0 2.0 83.3 3.5
65 and over 3.7 1.7 77.8 1.2
Table 16 Leduc County, MD – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 13,540 100.0
English only 12,805 94.6
French only 0 0.0
English and French 715 5.3
Neither English nor French 15 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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