Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Crowsnest Pass, SM - Alberta 1

Map of Crowsnest Pass, SM (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Crowsnest Pass, SM

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Crowsnest Pass, SM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Crowsnest Pass, SM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
82
Nat. rank
654

In 2011, Crowsnest Pass (Specialized municipality) had a population of 5,565, representing a percentage change of -3.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 373.07 square kilometres with a population density of 14.9 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, Crowsnest Pass (Specialized municipality) had 2,586 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -1.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Crowsnest Pass (Specialized municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Crowsnest Pass (Specialized municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Pincher Creek No. 9, Alta. MD 3,158 3,309 -4.6
Ranchland No. 66, Alta. MD 79 86 -8.1
Sparwood, B.C. DM 3,667 3,618 1.4
East Kootenay A, B.C. RDA 1,899 1,873 1.4

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

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Age distribution

Table 4 Crowsnest Pass, SM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.3% 13.0% 12.0%
15 to 64 66.1% 67.3% 64.8%
65 and over 21.5% 19.7% 23.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Crowsnest Pass, SM was 21.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.3%. 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.

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Crowsnest Pass, 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 5,565 5,745 -180 -3.1
0 to 14 685 785 -100 -12.7
15 to 64 3,680 3,750 -70 -1.9
65 and over 1,195 1,210 -15 -1.2
Males
Total 2,815 2,915 -100 -3.4
0 to 14 365 425 -60 -14.1
15 to 64 1,895 1,935 -40 -2.1
65 and over 555 555 0 0.0
Females
Total 2,755 2,835 -80 -2.8
0 to 14 330 365 -35 -9.6
15 to 64 1,785 1,815 -30 -1.7
65 and over 640 650 -10 -1.5

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Crowsnest Pass, SM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,565 2,815 2,755
0 to 4 years 230 115 115
5 to 9 years 205 110 95
10 to 14 years 255 135 120
15 to 19 years 280 160 125
20 to 24 years 200 110 95
25 to 29 years 230 115 110
30 to 34 years 260 130 125
35 to 39 years 265 145 120
40 to 44 years 330 160 165
45 to 49 years 440 205 235
50 to 54 years 560 270 295
55 to 59 years 565 295 270
60 to 64 years 550 305 245
65 to 69 years 395 195 195
70 to 74 years 265 135 130
75 to 79 years 205 100 110
80 to 84 years 170 70 100
85 years and over 155 55 105
Median age 50.8 50.3 51.3

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Crowsnest Pass, SM was 50.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Crowsnest Pass, SM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Crowsnest Pass, SM 48.0 50.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Crowsnest Pass was 1,705, which represents a change of -0.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Crowsnest Pass, 74.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.5% were common-law-couples and 12.6% were lone-parent families.

Crowsnest Pass – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Crowsnest Pass, 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
Crowsnest Pass, SM 1,705 1,265 74.2 230 13.5 215 12.6 -0.3
Pincher Creek No. 9, MD 905 750 82.9 90 9.9 60 6.6 3.4
Ranchland No. 66, MD 25 20 80.0 0 0.0 5 20.0 0.0
Sparwood, DM (B.C.) 1,095 785 71.7 195 17.8 115 10.5 2.3
East Kootenay A, RDA (B.C.) 585 420 71.8 120 20.5 50 8.5 0.0

Crowsnest Pass – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Crowsnest Pass, 30.9% 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 * 390
Married couples without children * 870
Common-law-couples with children * 70
Common-law-couples without children * 160

Crowsnest Pass – Marital status

In Crowsnest Pass, 62.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (52.9%) or living with a common-law partner (9.3%).

The remaining 37.7% 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, Crowsnest Pass, SM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Crowsnest Pass, SM Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,880 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,035 62.2 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,580 52.9 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 455 9.3 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,840 37.7 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 920 18.9 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 130 2.7 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 375 7.7 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 420 8.6 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Crowsnest Pass – Types of private households

There were 2,585 private households4 in Crowsnest Pass in 2011, a change of -1.7% from 2006. Of these, 17.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -11.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Crowsnest Pass, SM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Crowsnest Pass, SM Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,585 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
460 17.8 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,010 39.1 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 200 7.7 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 825 31.9 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 15 0.6 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households10 70 2.7 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Crowsnest Pass – Structural type of dwelling

In Crowsnest Pass, 84.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.2% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Alberta, Crowsnest Pass, SM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Crowsnest Pass, SM Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,585 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,190 84.7 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 35 1.4 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 30 1.2 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.2 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 125 4.8 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 20 0.8 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 10 0.4 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 180 7.0 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Mother tongue

Chart J: Crowsnest Pass, SM - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Crowsnest Pass, 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 Crowsnest Pass, 90.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.6% reported French only, and 7.5% 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, 97.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% 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 Crowsnest Pass, 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 5,435 100.0 5,435 100.0
English 4,890 90.0 5,280 97.1
French 85 1.6 10 0.2
Non-official language 405 7.5 95 1.7
Multiple responses 50 0.9 55 1.0
Table 13 Crowsnest Pass, SM – 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 99.8 99.8 0.0
French 30.0 10.0 20.0
Non-official language 49.4 27.0 22.5

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Non-official languages

In Crowsnest Pass, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.5%), Italian (1.4%) and Polish (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 Crowsnest Pass, 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 80 17.8 1.5
Italian 75 16.7 1.4
Polish 60 13.3 1.1
Dutch 50 11.1 0.9
Ukrainian 30 6.7 0.6

Crowsnest Pass, SM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Crowsnest Pass, 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 3.2 2.0 70.6 1.2
0 to 19 3.1 2.1 50.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.3 3.3 100.0 0.0
45 to 64 3.4 1.6 77.8 3.6
65 and over 1.9 1.2 50.0 2.6
Table 16 Crowsnest Pass, SM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,435 100.0
English only 5,250 96.6
French only 0 0.0
English and French 175 3.2
Neither English nor French 5 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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