Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of St. Albert, CY - Alberta 1

Map of St. Albert, CY (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of St. Albert, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: St. Albert, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: St. Albert, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
7
Nat. rank
85

In 2011, St. Albert (City) had a population of 61,466, representing a percentage change of 6.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 48.27 square kilometres with a population density of 1,273.4 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, St. Albert (City) had 22,513 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 9.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

St. Albert (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Edmonton.

Population and dwelling counts

St. Albert (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 St. Albert (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
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

St. Albert, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 St. Albert, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.3% 19.4% 17.2%
15 to 64 69.1% 69.1% 69.0%
65 and over 12.6% 11.5% 13.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in St. Albert, CY was 12.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.3%. 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.

St. Albert, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 St. Albert, 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 61,470 57,760 3,710 6.4
0 to 14 11,245 11,455 -210 -1.8
15 to 64 42,460 40,805 1,655 4.1
65 and over 7,765 5,505 2,260 41.1
Males
Total 30,070 28,315 1,755 6.2
0 to 14 5,835 5,825 10 0.2
15 to 64 20,790 20,040 750 3.7
65 and over 3,445 2,450 995 40.6
Females
Total 31,400 29,450 1,950 6.6
0 to 14 5,410 5,630 -220 -3.9
15 to 64 21,670 20,765 905 4.4
65 and over 4,320 3,055 1,265 41.4

St. Albert, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 St. Albert, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 61,470 30,070 31,400
0 to 4 years 3,385 1,770 1,620
5 to 9 years 3,660 1,885 1,770
10 to 14 years 4,205 2,180 2,020
15 to 19 years 4,550 2,270 2,285
20 to 24 years 4,090 2,140 1,950
25 to 29 years 3,340 1,725 1,615
30 to 34 years 3,420 1,635 1,785
35 to 39 years 3,910 1,850 2,060
40 to 44 years 4,425 2,110 2,315
45 to 49 years 5,180 2,505 2,675
50 to 54 years 5,165 2,495 2,665
55 to 59 years 4,540 2,190 2,355
60 to 64 years 3,840 1,860 1,975
65 to 69 years 2,620 1,305 1,315
70 to 74 years 1,780 845 940
75 to 79 years 1,305 545 755
80 to 84 years 1,060 450 610
85 years and over 1,000 300 700
Median age 40.2 38.9 41.3

St. Albert, CY – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in St. Albert, CY was 40.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and St. Albert, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
St. Albert, CY 38.2 40.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in St. Albert was 17,995, which represents a change of 6.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In St. Albert, 77.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.5% were common-law-couples and 12.9% were lone-parent families.

St. Albert – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of St. Albert, 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
St. Albert, CY 17,995 13,955 77.5 1,715 9.5 2,325 12.9 6.3
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

St. Albert – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of St. Albert, 51.4% 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 * 7,360
Married couples without children * 6,595
Common-law-couples with children * 690
Common-law-couples without children * 1,030

St. Albert – Marital status

In St. Albert, 63.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (56.6%) or living with a common-law partner (6.8%).

The remaining 36.6% 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, St. Albert, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status St. Albert, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 50,225 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 31,855 63.4 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 28,420 56.6 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 3,430 6.8 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 18,370 36.6 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 12,100 24.1 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,030 2.1 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,875 5.7 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,365 4.7 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

St. Albert – Types of private households

There were 22,515 private households4 in St. Albert in 2011, a change of 9.5% from 2006. Of these, 35.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -2.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, St. Albert, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 St. Albert, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 22,515 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
7,930 35.2 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
7,340 32.6 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 2,140 9.5 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,120 18.3 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 290 1.3 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 690 3.1 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

St. Albert – Structural type of dwelling

In St. Albert, 74.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.5% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Alberta, St. Albert, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling St. Albert, CY Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 22,515 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 16,690 74.1 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,480 6.6 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 1,730 7.7 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 110 0.5 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,345 10.4 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 155 0.7 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 0 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 5 0.0 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

St. Albert, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: St. Albert, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: St. Albert, 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 St. Albert, 87.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.0% reported French only, and 8.3% 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, 95.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.9% spoke only French and 2.1% 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 St. Albert, 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 60,595 100.0 60,595 100.0
English 53,140 87.7 58,125 95.9
French 1,845 3.0 530 0.9
Non-official language 5,035 8.3 1,270 2.1
Multiple responses 580 1.0 670 1.1
Table 13 St. Albert, 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 99.9 0.1
French 50.0 29.1 20.9
Non-official language 57.2 30.7 26.5

St. Albert, CY – Non-official languages

In St. Albert, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.3%), Ukrainian (1.0%) and Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (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 St. Albert, 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 775 14.3 1.3
Ukrainian 595 11.0 1.0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 495 9.2 0.8
Dutch 395 7.3 0.7
Spanish 330 6.1 0.5
Arabic 330 6.1 0.5

St. Albert, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 St. Albert, 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 10.6 8.4 87.0 5.9
0 to 19 15.2 14.3 86.0 12.6
20 to 44 10.7 9.2 87.7 6.9
45 to 64 7.5 4.0 87.4 5.4
65 and over 8.0 2.2 86.2 3.1
Table 16 St. Albert, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 60,600 100.0
English only 53,900 88.9
French only 50 0.1
English and French 6,545 10.8
Neither English nor French 105 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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