Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Strathcona County, SM - Alberta

Map of Strathcona County, SM (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Strathcona County, SM

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Strathcona County, SM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Strathcona County, SM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
3
Nat. rank
55

In 2011, Strathcona County (Specialized municipality) had a population of 92,490, representing a percentage change of 12.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 1,180.56 square kilometres with a population density of 78.3 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, Strathcona County (Specialized municipality) had 33,129 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 15.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Strathcona County (Specialized municipality) is part of the census metropolitan area of Edmonton.

Population and dwelling counts

Strathcona County (Specialized municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Strathcona County (Specialized municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Beaver County, Alta. MD 5,689 5,676 0.2
Lamont County, Alta. MD 3,872 3,905 A -0.8
Bruderheim, Alta. T 1,155 1,215 -4.9
Improvement District No. 13 Elk Island, Alta. ID 10 21 -52.4
Leduc County, Alta. MD 13,541 13,135 A 3.1
Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. CY 19,051 14,957 27.4
Sturgeon County, Alta. MD 19,578 18,566 A 5.5
Edmonton, Alta. CY 812,201 730,372 11.2

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

Strathcona County, SM – Age distribution

Table 4 Strathcona County, SM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.4% 19.8% 18.9%
15 to 64 69.6% 69.6% 69.6%
65 and over 11.0% 10.6% 11.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Strathcona County, SM was 11.0%, 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 19.4%. 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.

Strathcona County, SM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Strathcona County, SM – 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 92,490 82,510 9,980 12.1
0 to 14 17,930 17,150 780 4.5
15 to 64 64,375 58,215 6,160 10.6
65 and over 10,185 7,140 3,045 42.6
Males
Total 45,950 41,035 4,915 12.0
0 to 14 9,120 8,820 300 3.4
15 to 64 31,985 28,820 3,165 11.0
65 and over 4,850 3,400 1,450 42.6
Females
Total 46,545 41,475 5,070 12.2
0 to 14 8,815 8,335 480 5.8
15 to 64 32,395 29,400 2,995 10.2
65 and over 5,335 3,740 1,595 42.6

Strathcona County, SM – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Strathcona County, SM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 92,490 45,950 46,545
0 to 4 years 5,615 2,755 2,865
5 to 9 years 6,010 3,050 2,960
10 to 14 years 6,310 3,320 2,990
15 to 19 years 6,930 3,575 3,350
20 to 24 years 5,825 3,020 2,810
25 to 29 years 4,835 2,415 2,420
30 to 34 years 5,495 2,645 2,850
35 to 39 years 6,385 3,125 3,260
40 to 44 years 7,090 3,390 3,695
45 to 49 years 8,065 3,935 4,125
50 to 54 years 7,840 3,955 3,885
55 to 59 years 6,375 3,260 3,115
60 to 64 years 5,535 2,670 2,870
65 to 69 years 3,955 2,015 1,940
70 to 74 years 2,500 1,245 1,255
75 to 79 years 1,720 810 910
80 to 84 years 1,080 495 585
85 years and over 930 280 650
Median age 39.1 38.5 39.7

Strathcona County, SM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Strathcona County, SM was 39.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Strathcona County, SM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Strathcona County, SM 37.8 39.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Strathcona County was 27,415, which represents a change of 11.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Strathcona County, 79.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.1% were common-law-couples and 11.1% were lone-parent families.

Strathcona County – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Strathcona County, SM 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
Strathcona County, SM 27,415 21,880 79.8 2,495 9.1 3,030 11.1 11.8
Beaver County, MD 1,695 1,360 80.2 175 10.3 160 9.4 5.9
Lamont County, MD 1,230 980 79.7 130 10.6 120 9.8 3.4
Bruderheim, T 335 225 67.2 50 14.9 60 17.9 -4.3
Leduc County, MD 4,105 3,360 81.9 415 10.1 330 8.0 5.0
Fort Saskatchewan, CY 5,495 3,925 71.4 815 14.8 750 13.6 25.6
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

Strathcona County – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Strathcona County, 51.9% 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 * 11,685
Married couples without children * 10,190
Common-law-couples with children * 960
Common-law-couples without children * 1,540

Strathcona County – Marital status

In Strathcona County, 66.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (59.4%) or living with a common-law partner (6.7%).

The remaining 33.8% 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, Strathcona County, SM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Strathcona County, SM Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 74,555 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 49,315 66.1 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 44,320 59.4 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 5,000 6.7 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 25,235 33.8 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 17,325 23.2 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,440 1.9 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 3,615 4.8 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,860 3.8 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Strathcona County – Types of private households

There were 33,125 private households3 in Strathcona County in 2011, a change of 15.6% from 2006. Of these, 37.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 5.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Strathcona County, SM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Strathcona County, SM Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 33,125 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
12,375 37.4 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
11,210 33.8 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 2,760 8.3 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 5,320 16.1 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 530 1.6 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 940 2.8 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Strathcona County – Structural type of dwelling

In Strathcona County, 82.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.8% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Alberta, Strathcona County, SM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Strathcona County, SM Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 33,130 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 27,375 82.6 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,580 4.8 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 1,275 3.8 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 275 0.8 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,615 4.9 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 90 0.3 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 910 2.7 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Strathcona County, SM – Mother tongue

Chart J: Strathcona County, SM - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Strathcona County, SM - 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 Strathcona County, 89.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.9% reported French only, and 8.1% 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, 96.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% spoke only French and 2.2% 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 Strathcona County, SM – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 92,035 100.0 92,035 100.0
English 82,085 89.2 88,645 96.3
French 1,750 1.9 510 0.6
Non-official language 7,455 8.1 1,990 2.2
Multiple responses 745 0.8 885 1.0
Table 13 Strathcona County, SM – 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 99.9 99.8 0.1
French 51.4 28.2 23.2
Non-official language 55.7 31.1 24.5

Strathcona County, SM – Non-official languages

In Strathcona County, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.0%), Ukrainian (1.2%) and Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (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 Strathcona County, SM – 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 1,805 22.6 2.0
Ukrainian 1,120 14.0 1.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 680 8.5 0.7
Dutch 510 6.4 0.6
Spanish 495 6.2 0.5

Strathcona County, SM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Strathcona County, SM – 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 6.7 5.3 86.6 4.0
0 to 19 9.0 8.4 85.0 6.0
20 to 44 7.4 6.0 92.1 4.0
45 to 64 4.8 2.6 85.2 4.4
65 and over 4.7 1.7 83.6 2.6
Table 16 Strathcona County, SM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 92,030 100.0
English only 85,455 92.9
French only 50 0.1
English and French 6,365 6.9
Neither English nor French 160 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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