Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Stony Plain, T - Alberta

Map of Stony Plain, T (shaded in green), Alberta

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Stony Plain, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
24
Nat. rank
268

In 2011, Stony Plain (Town) had a population of 15,051, representing a percentage change of 21.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 35.61 square kilometres with a population density of 422.7 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, Stony Plain (Town) had 5,820 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 26.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Stony Plain (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Stony Plain (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Parkland County, Alta. MD 30,568 29,220 A 4.6
Spruce Grove, Alta. CY 26,171 19,541 A 33.9

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

Stony Plain, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Stony Plain, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.0% 19.8% 18.2%
15 to 64 66.8% 67.9% 65.7%
65 and over 14.3% 12.3% 16.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Stony Plain, T was 14.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.0%. 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.

Stony Plain, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Stony Plain, 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 15,050 12,365 2,685 21.7
0 to 14 2,860 2,585 275 10.6
15 to 64 10,050 8,115 1,935 23.8
65 and over 2,145 1,660 485 29.2
Males
Total 7,335 6,010 1,325 22.0
0 to 14 1,450 1,340 110 8.2
15 to 64 4,980 3,955 1,025 25.9
65 and over 900 710 190 26.8
Females
Total 7,715 6,355 1,360 21.4
0 to 14 1,405 1,240 165 13.3
15 to 64 5,070 4,160 910 21.9
65 and over 1,245 950 295 31.1

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

Table 6 Stony Plain, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 15,050 7,335 7,715
0 to 4 years 985 475 505
5 to 9 years 880 465 420
10 to 14 years 990 510 480
15 to 19 years 1,065 540 525
20 to 24 years 1,060 590 470
25 to 29 years 1,035 505 535
30 to 34 years 1,010 500 515
35 to 39 years 960 470 490
40 to 44 years 1,015 490 520
45 to 49 years 1,080 525 555
50 to 54 years 1,085 530 555
55 to 59 years 895 430 470
60 to 64 years 845 410 440
65 to 69 years 585 285 305
70 to 74 years 515 215 295
75 to 79 years 420 165 250
80 to 84 years 340 145 195
85 years and over 290 85 205
Median age 37.7 36.0 39.2

Stony Plain, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Stony Plain, T was 37.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Stony Plain, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Stony Plain, T 36.8 37.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Stony Plain was 4,325, which represents a change of 22.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Stony Plain, 71.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.4% were common-law-couples and 15.5% were lone-parent families.

Stony Plain – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Stony Plain, 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
Stony Plain, T 4,325 3,080 71.2 580 13.4 670 15.5 22.7
Parkland County, MD 9,355 7,515 80.3 1,035 11.1 805 8.6 5.7
Spruce Grove, CY 7,625 5,505 72.2 1,055 13.8 1,070 14.0 31.0

Stony Plain – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Stony Plain, 46.1% 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 * 1,465
Married couples without children * 1,615
Common-law-couples with children * 220
Common-law-couples without children * 360

Stony Plain – Marital status

In Stony Plain, 61.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.7%) or living with a common-law partner (9.5%).

The remaining 38.9% 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, Stony Plain, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Stony Plain, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 12,195 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,455 61.1 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,300 51.7 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,160 9.5 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,740 38.9 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,910 23.9 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 315 2.6 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 740 6.1 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 780 6.4 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Stony Plain – Types of private households

There were 5,820 private households3 in Stony Plain in 2011, a change of 26.1% from 2006. Of these, 28.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 5.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Stony Plain, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Stony Plain, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 5,820 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,660 28.5 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,900 32.6 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 610 10.5 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,330 22.9 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 75 1.3 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 240 4.1 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Stony Plain – Structural type of dwelling

In Stony Plain, 62.0% 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, Stony Plain, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Stony Plain, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 5,820 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,610 62.0 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 470 8.1 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 225 3.9 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 1,165 20.0 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 30 0.5 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.2 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 310 5.3 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Stony Plain, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Stony Plain, 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 Stony Plain, 90.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.1% reported French only, and 6.6% 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, 96.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 1.9% 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 Stony Plain, 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 14,765 100.0 14,765 100.0
English 13,360 90.5 14,310 96.9
French 305 2.1 60 0.4
Non-official language 970 6.6 275 1.9
Multiple responses 130 0.9 120 0.8
Table 13 Stony Plain, T – 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 99.7 0.1
French 42.3 18.3 23.9
Non-official language 53.1 31.3 21.8

Stony Plain, T – Non-official languages

In Stony Plain, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.2%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (0.9%) and Ukrainian (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 Stony Plain, 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 325 30.7 2.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 135 12.7 0.9
Ukrainian 115 10.8 0.8
Dutch 65 6.1 0.4
Polish 50 4.7 0.3

Stony Plain, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Stony Plain, 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 5.8 4.2 85.2 4.1
0 to 19 7.7 7.1 83.3 14.3
20 to 44 5.7 4.1 88.9 5.5
45 to 64 4.3 1.9 85.0 3.6
65 and over 5.3 1.7 77.8 1.4
Table 16 Stony Plain, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 14,760 100.0
English only 13,855 93.9
French only 5 0.0
English and French 880 6.0
Neither English nor French 25 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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