Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Leduc, CY - Alberta

Map of Leduc, CY (shaded in green), Alberta

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
15
Nat. rank
170

In 2011, Leduc (City) had a population of 24,279, representing a percentage change of 43.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 36.97 square kilometres with a population density of 656.7 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 (City) had 9,290 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 42.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Leduc (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Edmonton.

Population and dwelling counts

Leduc (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Leduc (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Leduc County, Alta. MD 13,541 13,135 A 3.1

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, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Leduc, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.6% 21.0% 20.1%
15 to 64 68.6% 69.6% 67.6%
65 and over 10.8% 9.4% 12.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Leduc, CY was 10.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 20.6%. 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, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Leduc, 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 24,275 16,970 7,305 43.0
0 to 14 4,990 3,195 1,795 56.2
15 to 64 16,655 11,730 4,925 42.0
65 and over 2,630 2,045 585 28.6
Males
Total 12,100 8,430 3,670 43.5
0 to 14 2,540 1,640 900 54.9
15 to 64 8,420 5,910 2,510 42.5
65 and over 1,140 875 265 30.3
Females
Total 12,185 8,535 3,650 42.8
0 to 14 2,455 1,555 900 57.9
15 to 64 8,235 5,815 2,420 41.6
65 and over 1,495 1,170 325 27.8

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

Table 6 Leduc, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 24,275 12,100 12,185
0 to 4 years 1,985 1,015 970
5 to 9 years 1,595 820 775
10 to 14 years 1,410 700 710
15 to 19 years 1,485 760 720
20 to 24 years 1,680 860 820
25 to 29 years 2,220 1,110 1,105
30 to 34 years 2,190 1,095 1,095
35 to 39 years 1,765 920 845
40 to 44 years 1,605 840 765
45 to 49 years 1,640 815 830
50 to 54 years 1,510 760 750
55 to 59 years 1,390 665 720
60 to 64 years 1,165 585 575
65 to 69 years 805 375 425
70 to 74 years 605 270 340
75 to 79 years 470 205 255
80 to 84 years 375 160 215
85 years and over 375 120 255
Median age 34.0 33.5 34.5

Leduc, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Leduc, CY was 34 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Leduc, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Leduc, CY 36.8 34.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Leduc was 6,980, which represents a change of 40.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Leduc, 69.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 16.5% were common-law-couples and 14.5% were lone-parent families.

Leduc – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Leduc, 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
Alberta  999,525 719,355 72.0 135,660 13.6 144,510 14.5 10.5
Leduc, CY 6,980 4,815 69.0 1,155 16.5 1,010 14.5 40.4
Leduc County, MD 4,105 3,360 81.9 415 10.1 330 8.0 5.0

Leduc – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Leduc, 50.0% 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 * 2,470
Married couples without children * 2,350
Common-law-couples with children * 515
Common-law-couples without children * 640

Leduc – Marital status

In Leduc, 62.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.0%) or living with a common-law partner (12.0%).

The remaining 37.0% 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, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Leduc, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 19,285 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 12,135 62.9 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 9,830 51.0 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,310 12.0 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,145 37.0 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,555 23.6 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 540 2.8 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,135 5.9 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 920 4.8 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Leduc – Types of private households

There were 9,290 private households3 in Leduc in 2011, a change of 42.3% from 2006. Of these, 31.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 42.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Leduc, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Leduc, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 9,290 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,925 31.5 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,875 30.9 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 940 10.1 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,945 20.9 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 120 1.3 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 490 5.3 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Leduc – Structural type of dwelling

In Leduc, 65.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 2.2% 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, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Leduc, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 9,290 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 6,085 65.5 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 535 5.8 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 650 7.0 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 205 2.2 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,360 14.6 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 80 0.9 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.1 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 365 3.9 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Leduc, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Leduc, 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 Leduc, 89.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.9% reported French only, and 7.7% 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, 95.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 2.4% 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, 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 24,110 100.0 24,110 100.0
English 21,540 89.3 23,075 95.7
French 460 1.9 100 0.4
Non-official language 1,850 7.7 585 2.4
Multiple responses 265 1.1 350 1.5
Table 13 Leduc, 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 99.8 99.6 0.2
French 42.7 20.4 22.3
Non-official language 61.0 37.8 23.2

Leduc, CY – Non-official languages

In Leduc, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.0%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.6%) and Ukrainian (0.7%), 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, 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.
German 485 23.5 2.0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 375 18.2 1.6
Ukrainian 160 7.7 0.7
Dutch 115 5.6 0.5
Spanish 90 4.4 0.4

Leduc, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Leduc, 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 5.3 3.8 85.7 3.0
0 to 19 5.1 4.7 71.4 4.2
20 to 44 6.3 4.8 87.9 4.3
45 to 64 4.6 2.1 83.3 1.2
65 and over 3.5 1.1 75.0 1.0
Table 16 Leduc, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 24,110 100.0
English only 22,740 94.3
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,310 5.4
Neither English nor French 50 0.2

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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