Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Devon, T - Alberta 1

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

Map of Devon, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
71
Nat. rank
577

In 2011, Devon (Town) had a population of 6,510, representing a percentage change of 4.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 11.72 square kilometres with a population density of 555.6 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, Devon (Town) had 2,387 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Devon (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Edmonton.

Population and dwelling counts

Devon (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Devon (Town) – 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
Parkland County, Alta. MD 30,568 29,220 A 4.6

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

Devon, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Devon, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.9% 22.7% 21.2%
15 to 64 68.1% 68.1% 68.2%
65 and over 9.9% 9.2% 10.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Devon, T was 9.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.9%. 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.

Devon, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Devon, 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 6,510 6,265 245 3.9
0 to 14 1,425 1,390 35 2.5
15 to 64 4,435 4,325 110 2.5
65 and over 645 550 95 17.3
Males
Total 3,275 3,125 150 4.8
0 to 14 745 685 60 8.8
15 to 64 2,230 2,200 30 1.4
65 and over 300 245 55 22.4
Females
Total 3,235 3,135 100 3.2
0 to 14 685 705 -20 -2.8
15 to 64 2,205 2,120 85 4.0
65 and over 345 310 35 11.3

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

Table 6 Devon, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 6,510 3,275 3,235
0 to 4 years 510 285 220
5 to 9 years 485 245 240
10 to 14 years 435 210 225
15 to 19 years 430 205 220
20 to 24 years 390 210 180
25 to 29 years 430 225 200
30 to 34 years 555 265 290
35 to 39 years 520 265 250
40 to 44 years 450 235 215
45 to 49 years 470 220 250
50 to 54 years 475 260 215
55 to 59 years 405 190 210
60 to 64 years 320 145 170
65 to 69 years 215 115 100
70 to 74 years 150 80 70
75 to 79 years 100 40 60
80 to 84 years 85 40 50
85 years and over 85 30 60
Median age 35.2 34.7 35.7

Devon, T – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Devon, T was 35.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Devon, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Devon, T 33.5 35.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Devon was 1,880, which represents a change of 3.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Devon, 71.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.4% were common-law-couples and 12.8% were lone-parent families.

Devon – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Devon, 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
Devon, T 1,880 1,345 71.5 290 15.4 240 12.8 3.3
Leduc County, MD 4,105 3,360 81.9 415 10.1 330 8.0 5.0
Parkland County, MD 9,355 7,515 80.3 1,035 11.1 805 8.6 5.7

Devon – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Devon, 51.7% 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 * 710
Married couples without children * 635
Common-law-couples with children * 135
Common-law-couples without children * 155

Devon – Marital status

In Devon, 65.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.0%) or living with a common-law partner (11.4%).

The remaining 34.5% 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, Devon, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Devon, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,085 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,330 65.5 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,745 54.0 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 580 11.4 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,755 34.5 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,125 22.1 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 135 2.7 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 285 5.6 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 210 4.1 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Devon – Types of private households

There were 2,390 private households4 in Devon in 2011, a change of 3.9% from 2006. Of these, 34.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -5.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Devon, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Devon, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,390 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
830 34.7 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
760 31.8 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 225 9.4 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 455 19.0 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 35 1.5 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 90 3.8 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Devon – Structural type of dwelling

In Devon, 79.0% 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, Devon, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Devon, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,385 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,885 79.0 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 145 6.1 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 145 6.1 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 200 8.4 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 0 0.0 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 0 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 10 0.4 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Devon, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Devon, 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 Devon, 93.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.5% reported French only, and 4.3% 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, 98.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 0.9% 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 Devon, 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 6,440 100.0 6,440 100.0
English 6,035 93.7 6,330 98.3
French 95 1.5 20 0.3
Non-official language 280 4.3 60 0.9
Multiple responses 30 0.5 35 0.5
Table 13 Devon, 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 100.1 99.9 0.2
French 47.6 23.8 23.8
Non-official language 52.5 26.2 26.2

Devon, T – Non-official languages

In Devon, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.0%), Ukrainian (0.6%) and Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (0.5%), 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 Devon, 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.
German 65 21.3 1.0
Ukrainian 40 13.1 0.6
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 35 11.5 0.5
Dutch 30 9.8 0.5
Arabic 25 8.2 0.4

Devon, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Devon, 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 3.3 2.0 89.5 3.6
0 to 19 1.1 0.8 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.5 3.2 100.0 5.6
45 to 64 4.2 1.7 88.9 0.0
65 and over 2.6 0.0 50.0 0.0
Table 16 Devon, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,440 100.0
English only 6,220 96.6
French only 5 0.1
English and French 220 3.4
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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