Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Parkland County, MD - Alberta 1

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

Map of Parkland County, MD

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
12
Nat. rank
143

In 2011, Parkland County (Municipal district) had a population of 30,568, representing a percentage change of 4.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 2,387.68 square kilometres with a population density of 12.8 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, Parkland County (Municipal district) had 10,931 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Parkland County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Parkland County (Municipal district) – 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
Devon, Alta. T 6,510 6,261 A 4.0
Brazeau County, Alta. MD 7,201 7,040 2.3
Seba Beach, Alta. SV 143 203 -29.6
Betula Beach, Alta. SV 10 15 -33.3
Point Alison, Alta. SV 15 15 0.0
Lakeview, Alta. SV 26 36 -27.8
Kapasiwin, Alta. SV 10 39 E -74.4
Wabamun, Alta. VL 661 601 10.0
Spring Lake, Alta. VL 533 501 6.4
Stony Plain, Alta. T 15,051 12,363 21.7
Spruce Grove, Alta. CY 26,171 19,541 A 33.9
Sturgeon County, Alta. MD 19,578 18,566 A 5.5
Edmonton, Alta. CY 812,201 730,372 11.2
Stony Plain 135, Alta. IRI 987 1,418 -30.4
Wabamun 133A, Alta. IRI 1,069 1,088 -1.7
Wabamun 133B, Alta. IRI 17 20 -15.0
Lac Ste. Anne County, Alta. MD 10,260 9,880 A 3.8
Silver Sands, Alta. SV 85 173 -50.9
Yellowhead County, Alta. MD 10,469 10,045 4.2

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

Parkland County, MD – Age distribution

Table 4 Parkland County, MD – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.2% 19.1% 19.3%
15 to 64 69.6% 69.0% 70.2%
65 and over 11.3% 12.0% 10.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Parkland County, MD was 11.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.2%. 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.

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

Table 5 Parkland 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 30,570 29,235 1,335 4.6
0 to 14 5,860 6,100 -240 -3.9
15 to 64 21,265 20,540 725 3.5
65 and over 3,440 2,600 840 32.3
Males
Total 15,765 15,120 645 4.3
0 to 14 3,005 3,200 -195 -6.1
15 to 64 10,870 10,470 400 3.8
65 and over 1,890 1,450 440 30.3
Females
Total 14,800 14,120 680 4.8
0 to 14 2,855 2,905 -50 -1.7
15 to 64 10,395 10,065 330 3.3
65 and over 1,550 1,145 405 35.4

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

Table 6 Parkland County, MD – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 30,570 15,765 14,800
0 to 4 years 1,660 840 820
5 to 9 years 1,980 1,020 960
10 to 14 years 2,225 1,145 1,080
15 to 19 years 2,290 1,220 1,070
20 to 24 years 1,505 810 695
25 to 29 years 1,205 620 585
30 to 34 years 1,500 720 785
35 to 39 years 1,880 910 970
40 to 44 years 2,330 1,165 1,170
45 to 49 years 2,960 1,495 1,465
50 to 54 years 3,020 1,565 1,450
55 to 59 years 2,570 1,340 1,235
60 to 64 years 2,010 1,035 975
65 to 69 years 1,505 820 680
70 to 74 years 930 525 405
75 to 79 years 580 330 250
80 to 84 years 265 145 115
85 years and over 160 70 90
Median age 42.2 42.6 41.8

Parkland County, MD – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Parkland County, MD was 42.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Parkland County, MD – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Parkland County, MD 40.2 42.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Parkland County was 9,355, which represents a change of 5.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Parkland County, 80.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.1% were common-law-couples and 8.6% were lone-parent families.

Parkland County – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Parkland 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
Parkland County, MD 9,355 7,515 80.3 1,035 11.1 805 8.6 5.7
Leduc County, MD 4,105 3,360 81.9 415 10.1 330 8.0 5.0
Devon, T 1,880 1,345 71.5 290 15.4 240 12.8 3.3
Brazeau County, MD 2,200 1,680 76.4 305 13.9 215 9.8 4.3
Seba Beach, SV 40 35 87.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 -27.3
Wabamun, VL 200 135 67.5 35 17.5 30 15.0 25.0
Spring Lake, VL 160 120 75.0 30 18.8 15 9.4 3.2
Stony Plain, T 4,325 3,080 71.2 580 13.4 670 15.5 22.7
Spruce Grove, CY 7,625 5,505 72.2 1,055 13.8 1,070 14.0 31.0
Sturgeon County, MD 5,740 4,725 82.3 590 10.3 425 7.4 7.8
Edmonton, CY 214,560 146,950 68.5 29,530 13.8 38,085 17.8 10.1
Stony Plain 135, IRI 255 75 29.4 70 27.5 110 43.1 0.0
Wabamun 133A, IRI 225 40 17.8 95 42.2 90 40.0 -2.2
Lac Ste. Anne County, MD 3,170 2,440 77.0 470 14.8 260 8.2 4.8
Silver Sands, SV 25 20 80.0 5 20.0 5 20.0 0.0
Yellowhead County, MD 3,155 2,395 75.9 465 14.7 290 9.2 7.5

Parkland County – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Parkland County, 46.5% 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 * 3,540
Married couples without children * 3,975
Common-law-couples with children * 435
Common-law-couples without children * 600

Parkland County – Marital status

In Parkland County, 69.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (61.4%) or living with a common-law partner (8.4%).

The remaining 30.2% 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, Parkland County, MD – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Parkland County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 24,705 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 17,235 69.8 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 15,160 61.4 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,075 8.4 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,470 30.2 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 5,180 21.0 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 445 1.8 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,120 4.5 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 725 2.9 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Parkland County – Types of private households

There were 10,935 private households4 in Parkland County in 2011, a change of 6.9% from 2006. Of these, 35.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -0.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Parkland County, MD – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Parkland County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 10,935 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,845 35.2 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
4,355 39.8 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 685 6.3 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,570 14.4 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 235 2.1 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 245 2.2 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Parkland County – Structural type of dwelling

In Parkland County, 88.3% 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, Parkland County, MD – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Parkland County, MD Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 10,930 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 9,655 88.3 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 65 0.6 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 20 0.2 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 5 0.0 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 1,190 10.9 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Parkland County, MD – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Parkland 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 Parkland County, 90.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.1% reported French only, and 6.4% 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, 97.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% spoke only French and 1.2% 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 Parkland 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 30,485 100.0 30,485 100.0
English 27,660 90.7 29,730 97.5
French 625 2.1 175 0.6
Non-official language 1,965 6.4 355 1.2
Multiple responses 230 0.8 225 0.7
Table 13 Parkland 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 99.7 99.7 0.0
French 37.3 19.0 18.3
Non-official language 46.6 21.9 24.7

Parkland County, MD – Non-official languages

In Parkland County, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.4%), Ukrainian (0.9%) and Dutch (0.8%), 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 Parkland 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 730 34.0 2.4
Ukrainian 270 12.6 0.9
Dutch 235 11.0 0.8
Polish 185 8.6 0.6
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 75 3.5 0.2

Parkland County, MD – Bilingualism

Table 15 Parkland 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 4.9 3.3 77.6 4.1
0 to 19 5.4 4.9 66.7 7.4
20 to 44 5.0 3.7 84.0 6.4
45 to 64 4.6 2.1 81.0 4.4
65 and over 4.6 2.1 70.8 2.3
Table 16 Parkland County, MD – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 30,485 100.0
English only 28,890 94.8
French only 15 0.0
English and French 1,555 5.1
Neither English nor French 25 0.1

Symbols:

···
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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