Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Brantford, CY - Ontario

Map of Brantford, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Brantford, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Brantford, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
26
Nat. rank
54

In 2011, Brantford (City) had a population of 93,650, representing a percentage change of 3.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 72.47 square kilometres with a population density of 1,292.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 908,607.67 square kilometres with a population density of 14.1 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Brantford (City) had 37,500 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Brantford (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Brantford.

Population and dwelling counts

Brantford (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Brantford (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Brant, Ont. CY 35,638 34,415 3.6
Six Nations (Part) 40, Ont. IRI 6,213

Ontario – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Ontario – 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
Milton T 84,362 53,889 A 56.5
Whitchurch-Stouffville T 37,628 24,390 54.3
Ajax T 109,600 90,167 21.6
Brampton CY 523,911 433,806 20.8
Vaughan CY 288,301 238,866 20.7

Ontario – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Ontario – 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
Thunder Bay, Unorganized NO 5,909 6,585 -10.3
Hearst T 5,090 5,620 -9.4
Dryden CY 7,617 8,195 -7.1
The Blue Mountains T 6,453 6,825 -5.5

Age and sex

Brantford, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Brantford, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.8% 18.9% 16.8%
15 to 64 66.9% 67.6% 66.3%
65 and over 15.2% 13.5% 16.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Brantford, CY was 15.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.8%. 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.

Brantford, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Brantford, 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 93,650 90,190 3,460 3.8
0 to 14 16,695 16,870 -175 -1.0
15 to 64 62,685 60,135 2,550 4.2
65 and over 14,265 13,190 1,075 8.2
Males
Total 45,080 43,300 1,780 4.1
0 to 14 8,515 8,480 35 0.4
15 to 64 30,480 29,395 1,085 3.7
65 and over 6,080 5,425 655 12.1
Females
Total 48,570 46,895 1,675 3.6
0 to 14 8,175 8,395 -220 -2.6
15 to 64 32,210 30,740 1,470 4.8
65 and over 8,190 7,765 425 5.5

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

Table 6 Brantford, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 93,650 45,080 48,570
0 to 4 years 5,500 2,775 2,725
5 to 9 years 5,435 2,760 2,685
10 to 14 years 5,755 2,980 2,770
15 to 19 years 6,380 3,175 3,205
20 to 24 years 5,895 2,855 3,045
25 to 29 years 5,920 2,880 3,040
30 to 34 years 5,910 2,900 3,005
35 to 39 years 5,910 2,875 3,030
40 to 44 years 6,110 2,985 3,125
45 to 49 years 7,190 3,500 3,695
50 to 54 years 7,145 3,465 3,680
55 to 59 years 6,515 3,055 3,460
60 to 64 years 5,710 2,785 2,925
65 to 69 years 4,050 1,900 2,150
70 to 74 years 3,175 1,460 1,715
75 to 79 years 2,655 1,130 1,530
80 to 84 years 2,200 885 1,315
85 years and over 2,190 705 1,480
Median age 40.1 38.8 41.2

Brantford, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Brantford, CY was 40.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Brantford, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Brantford, CY 39.1 40.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Brantford was 26,635, which represents a change of 4.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Brantford, 64.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.9% were common-law-couples and 20.3% were lone-parent families.

Brantford – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Brantford, 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
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Brantford, CY 26,635 17,255 64.8 3,970 14.9 5,410 20.3 4.2
Brant, CY 10,665 8,340 78.2 1,155 10.8 1,170 11.0 5.4

Brantford – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Brantford, 47.0% 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 * 8,150
Married couples without children * 9,110
Common-law-couples with children * 1,840
Common-law-couples without children * 2,135

Brantford – Marital status

In Brantford, 56.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (45.7%) or living with a common-law partner (10.3%).

The remaining 43.9% 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, Ontario, Brantford, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Brantford, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 76,955 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 43,150 56.1 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 35,195 45.7 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 7,955 10.3 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 33,805 43.9 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 20,325 26.4 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 3,175 4.1 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 5,145 6.7 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 5,150 6.7 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Brantford – Types of private households

There were 37,500 private households3 in Brantford in 2011, a change of 5.3% from 2006. Of these, 25.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -3.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Brantford, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Brantford, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 37,500 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
9,680 25.8 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
10,740 28.6 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 4,925 13.1 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 10,255 27.3 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 640 1.7 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 1,260 3.4 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Brantford – Structural type of dwelling

In Brantford, 62.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 9.8% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Brantford, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Brantford, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 37,500 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 23,490 62.6 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,920 5.1 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 3,140 8.4 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 3,680 9.8 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 3,800 10.1 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,365 3.6 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 95 0.3 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 10 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Brantford, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Brantford, 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 Brantford, 87.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.1% reported French only, and 10.4% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 68.2% for English only, 3.9% for French only and 25.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 93.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 4.4% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 79.0% for only English, 2.2% for only French and 14.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Brantford, 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 92,420 100.0 92,420 100.0
English 80,885 87.5 86,605 93.7
French 1,035 1.1 245 0.3
Non-official language 9,580 10.4 4,025 4.4
Multiple responses 915 1.0 1,550 1.7
Table 13 Brantford, 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 99.8 99.7 0.2
French 44.0 22.2 21.8
Non-official language 72.5 48.5 24.0

Brantford, CY – Non-official languages

In Brantford, the three most common mother tongues were Polish (1.7%), Italian (1.3%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (0.6%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Italian (2.1%), Chinese, n.o.s. (1.6%) and Cantonese (1.5%).

Table 14 Brantford, 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.
Polish 1,545 14.9 1.7
Italian 1,240 12.0 1.3
Panjabi (Punjabi) 600 5.8 0.6
Dutch 575 5.6 0.6
Portuguese 570 5.5 0.6

Brantford, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Brantford, 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 4.4 3.4 85.0 3.8
0 to 19 5.6 5.1 75.0 7.2
20 to 44 4.7 3.9 87.5 3.9
45 to 64 3.6 2.0 86.7 3.5
65 and over 3.4 1.8 79.2 2.5
Table 16 Brantford, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 92,420 100.0
English only 87,710 94.9
French only 30 0.0
English and French 4,185 4.5
Neither English nor French 495 0.5

Symbols:

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not applicable
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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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