Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Fort Saskatchewan, CY - Alberta

Map of Fort Saskatchewan, CY (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Fort Saskatchewan, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Fort Saskatchewan, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Fort Saskatchewan, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
19
Nat. rank
217

In 2011, Fort Saskatchewan (City) had a population of 19,051, representing a percentage change of 27.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 48.12 square kilometres with a population density of 395.9 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, Fort Saskatchewan (City) had 7,333 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 29.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Fort Saskatchewan (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Edmonton.

Population and dwelling counts

Fort Saskatchewan (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Fort Saskatchewan (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Strathcona County, Alta. SM 92,490 82,511 12.1
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

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.3% 19.6% 19.1%
15 to 64 70.3% 70.8% 69.7%
65 and over 10.4% 9.6% 11.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Fort Saskatchewan, CY was 10.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.3%. 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.

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Fort Saskatchewan, 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 19,050 14,960 4,090 27.3
0 to 14 3,680 2,950 730 24.7
15 to 64 13,390 10,485 2,905 27.7
65 and over 1,980 1,520 460 30.3
Males
Total 9,605 7,515 2,090 27.8
0 to 14 1,880 1,530 350 22.9
15 to 64 6,805 5,330 1,475 27.7
65 and over 920 655 265 40.5
Females
Total 9,440 7,440 2,000 26.9
0 to 14 1,800 1,425 375 26.3
15 to 64 6,580 5,150 1,430 27.8
65 and over 1,060 865 195 22.5

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 19,050 9,605 9,440
0 to 4 years 1,355 660 695
5 to 9 years 1,170 620 555
10 to 14 years 1,155 605 555
15 to 19 years 1,290 685 600
20 to 24 years 1,465 765 700
25 to 29 years 1,545 805 740
30 to 34 years 1,470 750 720
35 to 39 years 1,420 690 730
40 to 44 years 1,330 675 645
45 to 49 years 1,430 725 705
50 to 54 years 1,365 690 675
55 to 59 years 1,155 560 595
60 to 64 years 940 460 475
65 to 69 years 615 345 280
70 to 74 years 475 210 260
75 to 79 years 365 180 190
80 to 84 years 245 105 145
85 years and over 280 85 185
Median age 35.4 34.4 36.2

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Fort Saskatchewan, CY was 35.4 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Fort Saskatchewan, CY 36.4 35.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Fort Saskatchewan was 5,495, which represents a change of 25.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Fort Saskatchewan, 71.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.8% were common-law-couples and 13.6% were lone-parent families.

Fort Saskatchewan – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Fort Saskatchewan, 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
Fort Saskatchewan, CY 5,495 3,925 71.4 815 14.8 750 13.6 25.6
Strathcona County, SM 27,415 21,880 79.8 2,495 9.1 3,030 11.1 11.8
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

Fort Saskatchewan – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Fort Saskatchewan, 49.2% 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 * 1,985
Married couples without children * 1,950
Common-law-couples with children * 355
Common-law-couples without children * 465

Fort Saskatchewan – Marital status

In Fort Saskatchewan, 62.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (52.1%) or living with a common-law partner (10.7%).

The remaining 37.3% 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, Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Fort Saskatchewan, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 15,370 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 9,635 62.7 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 8,005 52.1 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,640 10.7 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 5,730 37.3 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,780 24.6 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 370 2.4 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 875 5.7 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 705 4.6 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Fort Saskatchewan – Types of private households

There were 7,335 private households3 in Fort Saskatchewan in 2011, a change of 29.5% from 2006. Of these, 31.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 21.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Fort Saskatchewan, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 7,335 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,305 31.4 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,335 31.8 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 685 9.3 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,600 21.8 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 80 1.1 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 320 4.4 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Fort Saskatchewan – Structural type of dwelling

In Fort Saskatchewan, 65.4% 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, Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Fort Saskatchewan, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 7,335 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,795 65.4 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 780 10.6 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 525 7.2 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 1,205 16.4 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 30 0.4 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Fort Saskatchewan, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Fort Saskatchewan, 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 Fort Saskatchewan, 90.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.3% reported French only, and 6.3% 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, 96.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% 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 Fort Saskatchewan, 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 18,875 100.0 18,875 100.0
English 17,120 90.7 18,290 96.9
French 425 2.3 120 0.6
Non-official language 1,190 6.3 315 1.7
Multiple responses 140 0.7 150 0.8
Table 13 Fort Saskatchewan, CY – 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 99.7 0.1
French 49.0 25.5 23.5
Non-official language 54.2 30.8 23.3

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Non-official languages

In Fort Saskatchewan, the three most common mother tongues were Ukrainian (1.3%), German (1.2%) and Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.1%), 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 Fort Saskatchewan, 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.
Ukrainian 240 19.0 1.3
German 220 17.4 1.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 215 17.0 1.1
Dutch 70 5.5 0.4
Spanish 60 4.7 0.3

Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Fort Saskatchewan, 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 5.7 3.9 83.5 2.5
0 to 19 5.7 5.4 62.5 0.0
20 to 44 6.2 4.5 86.7 4.7
45 to 64 5.1 2.2 87.5 1.5
65 and over 4.8 2.0 75.0 1.5
Table 16 Fort Saskatchewan, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 18,870 100.0
English only 17,740 94.0
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,105 5.9
Neither English nor French 20 0.1

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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