Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Spruce Grove, CY - Alberta 1

Map of Spruce Grove, CY (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Spruce Grove, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Spruce Grove, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
13
Nat. rank
155

In 2011, Spruce Grove (City) had a population of 26,171, representing a percentage change of 33.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 32.37 square kilometres with a population density of 808.6 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, Spruce Grove (City) had 9,619 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 35.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Spruce Grove (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Spruce Grove (City) – 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
Stony Plain, Alta. T 15,051 12,363 21.7

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

Spruce Grove, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Spruce Grove, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.6% 22.6% 20.7%
15 to 64 69.9% 69.5% 70.4%
65 and over 8.4% 7.9% 8.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Spruce Grove, CY was 8.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.6%. 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.

Spruce Grove, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Spruce Grove, 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 26,175 19,525 6,650 34.1
0 to 14 5,660 4,190 1,470 35.1
15 to 64 18,305 13,725 4,580 33.4
65 and over 2,210 1,610 600 37.3
Males
Total 13,110 9,755 3,355 34.4
0 to 14 2,960 2,165 795 36.7
15 to 64 9,115 6,825 2,290 33.6
65 and over 1,040 770 270 35.1
Females
Total 13,060 9,770 3,290 33.7
0 to 14 2,705 2,025 680 33.6
15 to 64 9,190 6,900 2,290 33.2
65 and over 1,165 845 320 37.9

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

Table 6 Spruce Grove, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 26,175 13,110 13,060
0 to 4 years 2,150 1,115 1,035
5 to 9 years 1,845 960 885
10 to 14 years 1,670 885 785
15 to 19 years 1,800 905 895
20 to 24 years 1,810 915 900
25 to 29 years 2,190 1,085 1,110
30 to 34 years 2,220 1,105 1,115
35 to 39 years 2,030 1,055 975
40 to 44 years 1,835 920 920
45 to 49 years 1,880 905 975
50 to 54 years 1,725 845 875
55 to 59 years 1,495 745 750
60 to 64 years 1,315 640 675
65 to 69 years 850 415 435
70 to 74 years 580 285 290
75 to 79 years 395 195 200
80 to 84 years 195 75 120
85 years and over 190 70 120
Median age 33.7 33.2 34.1

Spruce Grove, CY – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Spruce Grove, CY was 33.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Spruce Grove, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Spruce Grove, CY 34.4 33.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Spruce Grove was 7,625, which represents a change of 31.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Spruce Grove, 72.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.8% were common-law-couples and 14.0% were lone-parent families.

Spruce Grove – Family structure

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

Spruce Grove – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Spruce Grove, 52.4% 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 * 2,970
Married couples without children * 2,535
Common-law-couples with children * 465
Common-law-couples without children * 585

Spruce Grove – Marital status

In Spruce Grove, 64.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.3%) or living with a common-law partner (10.3%).

The remaining 35.4% 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, Spruce Grove, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Spruce Grove, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 20,510 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 13,235 64.5 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 11,130 54.3 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,105 10.3 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,270 35.4 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,855 23.7 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 550 2.7 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,195 5.8 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 670 3.3 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Spruce Grove – Types of private households

There were 9,620 private households4 in Spruce Grove in 2011, a change of 36.1% from 2006. Of these, 35.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 30.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Spruce Grove, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Spruce Grove, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 9,620 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,365 35.0 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
2,975 30.9 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 970 10.1 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,710 17.8 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 155 1.6 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 445 4.6 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Spruce Grove – Structural type of dwelling

In Spruce Grove, 72.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.9% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Alberta, Spruce Grove, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Spruce Grove, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 9,615 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 6,930 72.1 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 785 8.2 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 420 4.4 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 90 0.9 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,065 11.1 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 40 0.4 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.1 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 285 3.0 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Spruce Grove, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Spruce Grove, 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 Spruce Grove, 91.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.9% reported French only, and 5.7% 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, 97.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 1.7% 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 Spruce Grove, 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 26,125 100.0 26,120 100.0
English 23,900 91.5 25,330 97.0
French 495 1.9 115 0.4
Non-official language 1,480 5.7 445 1.7
Multiple responses 240 0.9 230 0.9
Table 13 Spruce Grove, CY – 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 0.1
French 48.7 25.2 23.5
Non-official language 56.5 33.6 22.8

Spruce Grove, CY – Non-official languages

In Spruce Grove, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.3%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (0.9%) 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 Spruce Grove, 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 330 19.9 1.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 225 13.6 0.9
Ukrainian 185 11.1 0.7
Dutch 115 6.9 0.4
Spanish 105 6.3 0.4

Spruce Grove, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Spruce Grove, 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 82.8 3.4
0 to 19 4.6 4.2 63.6 3.7
20 to 44 6.2 4.9 90.3 4.5
45 to 64 4.9 2.4 82.1 2.2
65 and over 4.4 1.2 73.7 1.4
Table 16 Spruce Grove, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 26,120 100.0
English only 24,640 94.3
French only 15 0.1
English and French 1,435 5.5
Neither English nor French 40 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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