Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Whitchurch-Stouffville, T - Ontario

Map of Whitchurch-Stouffville, T (shaded in green), Ontario

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Prov. rank

50

Nat. rank

121

In 2011, Whitchurch-Stouffville (Town) had a population of 37,628, representing a percentage change of 54.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 206.41 square kilometres with a population density of 182.3 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, Whitchurch-Stouffville (Town) had 13,045 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 53.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Whitchurch-Stouffville (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Toronto.

Population and dwelling counts

Whitchurch-Stouffville (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Whitchurch-Stouffville (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Pickering, Ont. CY 88,721 87,838 1.0
Uxbridge, Ont. TP 20,623 19,169 7.6
Markham, Ont. T 301,709 261,573 15.3
Richmond Hill, Ont. T 185,541 162,704 14.0
Aurora, Ont. T 53,203 47,629 11.7
Newmarket, Ont. T 79,978 74,295 7.6
East Gwillimbury, Ont. T 22,473 21,069 6.7

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

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.3% 19.9% 18.8%
15 to 64 66.6% 66.7% 66.4%
65 and over 14.1% 13.4% 14.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Whitchurch-Stouffville, T was 14.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.6% 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.

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – 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 37,625 24,390 13,235 54.3
0 to 14 7,270 4,440 2,830 63.7
15 to 64 25,045 16,265 8,780 54.0
65 and over 5,310 3,685 1,625 44.1
Males
Total 18,485 11,970 6,515 54.4
0 to 14 3,680 2,280 1,400 61.4
15 to 64 12,335 8,005 4,330 54.1
65 and over 2,470 1,680 790 47.0
Females
Total 19,145 12,420 6,725 54.1
0 to 14 3,590 2,160 1,430 66.2
15 to 64 12,715 8,255 4,460 54.0
65 and over 2,840 2,000 840 42.0

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 37,625 18,485 19,145
0 to 4 years 2,670 1,330 1,335
5 to 9 years 2,360 1,200 1,165
10 to 14 years 2,240 1,155 1,090
15 to 19 years 2,260 1,165 1,095
20 to 24 years 1,955 1,025 935
25 to 29 years 2,145 1,080 1,065
30 to 34 years 2,820 1,290 1,530
35 to 39 years 2,890 1,455 1,435
40 to 44 years 2,805 1,390 1,415
45 to 49 years 2,845 1,425 1,420
50 to 54 years 2,750 1,315 1,435
55 to 59 years 2,335 1,120 1,215
60 to 64 years 2,240 1,070 1,170
65 to 69 years 1,640 820 820
70 to 74 years 1,265 595 665
75 to 79 years 1,040 510 530
80 to 84 years 720 320 400
85 years and over 645 220 425
Median age 39.1 38.4 39.7

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Whitchurch-Stouffville, T was 39.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Whitchurch-Stouffville, T 42.2 39.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Whitchurch-Stouffville was 11,210, which represents a change of 57.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Whitchurch-Stouffville, 80.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.7% were common-law-couples and 10.5% were lone-parent families.

Whitchurch-Stouffville – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Whitchurch-Stouffville, T 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
Whitchurch-Stouffville, T 11,210 9,060 80.8 970 8.7 1,180 10.5 57.3
Pickering, CY 25,420 18,615 73.2 2,140 8.4 4,670 18.4 2.1
Uxbridge, TP 6,065 4,695 77.4 640 10.6 725 12.0 8.2
Markham, T 86,610 72,005 83.1 3,265 3.8 11,340 13.1 16.6
Richmond Hill, T 52,925 43,605 82.4 2,230 4.2 7,085 13.4 14.9
Aurora, T 15,065 11,750 78.0 1,175 7.8 2,135 14.2 13.7
Newmarket, T 22,505 16,665 74.1 2,040 9.1 3,795 16.9 8.4
East Gwillimbury, T 6,635 5,160 77.8 690 10.4 785 11.8 7.1

Whitchurch-Stouffville – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Whitchurch-Stouffville, 51.5% 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 * 4,845
Married couples without children * 4,220
Common-law-couples with children * 330
Common-law-couples without children * 635

Whitchurch-Stouffville – Marital status

In Whitchurch-Stouffville, 67.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (60.8%) or living with a common-law partner (6.4%).

The remaining 32.8% 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, Ontario, Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Whitchurch-Stouffville, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 30,355 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 20,390 67.2 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 18,455 60.8 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,935 6.4 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,965 32.8 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 6,670 22.0 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 690 2.3 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,175 3.9 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,430 4.7 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Whitchurch-Stouffville – Types of private households

There were 13,045 private households3 in Whitchurch-Stouffville in 2011, a change of 53.0% from 2006. Of these, 37.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 58.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 13,045 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
4,925 37.8 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
4,415 33.8 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 995 7.6 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,040 15.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 425 3.3 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 240 1.8 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Whitchurch-Stouffville – Structural type of dwelling

In Whitchurch-Stouffville, 78.7% 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, Ontario, Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Whitchurch-Stouffville, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 13,045 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 10,260 78.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 680 5.2 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 975 7.5 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 730 5.6 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 380 2.9 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.1 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Whitchurch-Stouffville, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Whitchurch-Stouffville, T - 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 Whitchurch-Stouffville, 73.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 23.4% 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, 84.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 10.8% 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 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 37,345 100.0 37,350 100.0
English 27,400 73.4 31,670 84.8
French 365 1.0 105 0.3
Non-official language 8,745 23.4 4,050 10.8
Multiple responses 840 2.2 1,525 4.1
Table 13 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – 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 99.6 99.1 0.6
French 52.6 26.3 26.3
Non-official language 76.8 51.9 24.9

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Non-official languages

In Whitchurch-Stouffville, the three most common mother tongues were Cantonese (3.2%), Italian (3.2%) and Tamil (2.3%), 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 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – 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.
Cantonese 1,210 12.7 3.2
Italian 1,180 12.4 3.2
Tamil 855 9.0 2.3
Chinese, n.o.s. 710 7.5 1.9
Greek 440 4.6 1.2

Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – 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 6.5 6.0 90.3 4.5
0 to 19 7.8 7.2 87.5 9.0
20 to 44 7.1 7.3 94.7 4.3
45 to 64 5.7 4.6 93.3 3.5
65 and over 4.1 3.0 85.7 2.7
Table 16 Whitchurch-Stouffville, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 37,350 100.0
English only 34,250 91.7
French only 10 0.0
English and French 2,495 6.7
Neither English nor French 585 1.6

Symbols:

···
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.

Note(s):

  1. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.
  2. Census family: Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family.
  3. Household, private: Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.
  4. Household type: Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living in common-law with or without children or a lone parent living with one or more children.
  5. Couple-family households with children: Refers to couple households with at least one child aged 24 and under.
  6. Couple-family households without children: Refers to couple households without children aged 24 and under. Includes couple households with all children aged 25 and over.
  7. Lone-parent-family households: Refers to all lone-parent family households regardless of age of children.
  8. Multiple-family households: Refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling.
  9. Other households: Refers to two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.
  10. Other single-attached house: A single dwelling that is attached to another building and that does not fall into any of the other categories, such as a single dwelling attached to a non-residential structure (e.g., a store or a church) or occasionally to another residential structure (e.g., an apartment building).
  11. Movable dwelling includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.
  12. Mother-tongue retention: Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.


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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