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Characteristic Cape Breton
Nova Scotia
(Economic region)
Nova Scotia

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 135,974 ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 142,298 ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) -4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 65,434 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 56,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 13.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 10,416.08 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 135,975 64,970 71,005 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 6,010 3,130 2,875 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 6,425 3,295 3,130 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 7,400 3,750 3,650 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 8,880 4,485 4,395 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 1,750 885 870 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 1,690 870 820 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 1,795 885 915 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 1,805 900 910 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 1,830 950 885 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 7,965 4,090 3,880 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 5,990 2,930 3,060 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 6,180 2,815 3,365 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 7,100 3,220 3,880 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 8,155 3,900 4,255 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 10,450 4,860 5,595 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 11,805 5,585 6,220 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 11,745 5,770 5,975 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 11,125 5,455 5,665 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 8,365 4,040 4,320 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 6,545 3,085 3,460 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 4,875 2,130 2,745 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 3,450 1,375 2,075 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 3,505 1,040 2,470 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 47.0 46.0 47.8 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.4 84.3 86.4 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 116,140 54,795 61,345 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 62,145 31,045 31,100 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 53,770 26,860 26,910 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 8,370 4,185 4,185 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 54,000 23,755 30,245 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 33,305 17,380 15,925 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 4,110 1,655 2,455 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 6,680 2,805 3,875 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 9,905 1,905 8,000 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 40,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 22,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 9,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 6,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 2,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 40,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 30,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 26,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 14,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 12,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 5,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 4,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 4,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 9,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 7,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 4,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 2,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 1,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 40,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 7,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 12,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 5,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 8,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 6,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 133,490 64,010 69,475 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 22,785 10,165 12,620 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 3,500 1,480 2,015 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 3,180 1,800 1,380 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 16,110 6,885 9,225 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 110,705 53,845 56,855 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 25,200 11,240 13,960 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 9,095 2,855 6,235 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 1,390 400 995 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 420 210 205 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 7,285 2,250 5,030 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 16,110 8,385 7,725 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 56,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 38,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 35,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 28,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 14,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 13,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 7,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 3,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 2,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 1,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 1,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 17,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 16,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 56,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 43,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 2,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 10,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 2,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 1,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 5,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 95 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 56,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 16,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 20,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 9,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 6,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 2,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 1,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 133,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 134,030 64,255 69,775 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  133,285 63,905 69,380 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  121,975 58,395 63,580 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  5,380 2,490 2,890 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  5,935 3,020 2,915 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 4,035 1,995 2,040 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 0 25 15 15
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 5 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  4,020 1,990 2,030 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  5 0 5 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,745 940 805 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  0 0 0 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  5 0 0 50 25 30
        Albanian  0 0 0 245 130 120
        Amharic  0 0 0 150 80 70
        Arabic  325 240 80 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  0 0 0 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 100 55 45
        Bengali  20 10 10 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  5 0 0 85 30 55
        Bosnian  0 0 0 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 50 30 25
        Burmese  0 0 0 10 10 5
        Cantonese  20 10 10 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  190 95 95 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  0 0 0 45 20 25
        Croatian  10 0 5 210 110 100
        Czech  10 5 5 180 95 90
        Danish  5 5 5 175 95 85
        Dutch  135 65 65 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  0 0 0 55 25 25
        Finnish  10 5 0 95 40 50
        Flemish  0 0 0 30 10 15
        Fukien  0 0 0 15 10 10
        German  265 130 140 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  55 30 30 775 385 385
        Gujarati  5 0 0 105 60 50
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 75 45 30
        Hindi  15 5 10 515 265 250
        Hungarian  35 20 15 280 130 150
        Ilocano  0 0 0 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 45 25 20
        Italian  90 45 45 790 445 345
        Japanese  5 0 5 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Korean  15 0 10 815 360 455
        Kurdish  0 0 0 70 45 30
        Lao  0 0 0 10 10 0
        Latvian  5 0 5 65 35 30
        Lingala  0 0 0 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 35 15 20
        Macedonian  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Malay  5 0 5 65 20 45
        Malayalam  5 5 0 115 55 55
        Maltese  5 0 0 20 10 5
        Mandarin  25 15 10 905 435 470
        Marathi  0 0 0 30 15 15
        Nepali  0 0 0 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 110 60 45
        Norwegian  10 5 5 125 70 55
        Oromo  0 0 0 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  25 10 15 375 205 170
        Pashto  0 0 0 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  20 10 15 1,185 635 550
        Polish  75 30 45 825 385 440
        Portuguese  15 10 5 380 195 185
        Romanian  0 0 0 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Russian  15 10 5 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Serbian  0 0 5 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 120 60 60
        Sindhi  0 0 0 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 10
        Slovak  5 0 0 120 50 70
        Slovenian  5 0 0 30 15 15
        Somali  0 0 0 40 20 20
        Spanish  50 25 25 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  0 0 0 75 45 35
        Swedish  5 5 0 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  35 10 20 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 40 15 25
        Tamil  30 20 10 270 155 110
        Telugu  0 0 0 125 75 50
        Thai  5 0 0 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 55 30 30
        Turkish  5 5 0 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  55 25 30 300 130 165
        Urdu  70 45 25 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  35 15 20 450 220 230
        Yiddish  5 0 0 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 160 85 75 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          745 350 390 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  405 185 220 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  310 150 160 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  25 15 5 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 5 0 5 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 134,030 64,260 69,775 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 122,875 59,300 63,570 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 150 60 95 875 385 490
  English and French 10,890 4,845 6,045 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 110 50 65 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 134,030 64,255 69,775 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 128,780 61,805 66,970 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 5,040 2,345 2,690 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 125 65 60 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 85 40 50 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 5,100 2,380 2,725 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.3 3.4 3.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 134,030 64,255 69,775 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 133,275 63,875 69,400 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 126,820 60,685 66,135 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 2,985 1,375 1,600 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 3,475 1,815 1,660 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 2,635 1,335 1,300 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 2,630 1,335 1,300 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 820 470 345 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 10 10 5
        Albanian 0 0 0 125 60 60
        Amharic 0 0 0 70 35 35
        Arabic 225 175 50 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 5 10
        Bengali 10 5 0 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 0 0 0 30 15 15
        Bosnian 0 0 0 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 10 5 10
        Burmese 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Cantonese 10 5 5 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 150 70 80 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 0 0 0 30 10 15
        Croatian 0 0 0 75 40 35
        Czech 0 5 0 45 20 25
        Danish 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Dutch 10 5 5 190 85 105
        Estonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Finnish 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Fukien 0 0 0 5 0 0
        German 105 50 60 1,170 565 605
        Greek 15 5 10 270 115 150
        Gujarati 5 5 0 50 25 25
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 5 0 25 15 10
        Hindi 0 0 0 215 110 105
        Hungarian 0 0 0 65 30 30
        Ilocano 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 5 10
        Italian 5 0 0 170 75 95
        Japanese 0 0 0 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Korean 5 0 5 560 265 295
        Kurdish 0 0 0 55 35 20
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 5 0 5 15 10 10
        Lingala 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Macedonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Malay 0 0 5 20 10 10
        Malayalam 0 0 0 35 20 20
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 20 15 10 660 340 320
        Marathi 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Nepali 0 0 0 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 5 30 10 15
        Norwegian 0 5 0 20 10 10
        Oromo 0 0 0 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 15 5 5 180 95 80
        Pashto 0 0 0 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 15 5 10 935 480 455
        Polish 15 10 5 255 125 130
        Portuguese 0 0 0 120 55 60
        Romanian 0 0 0 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Russian 5 0 5 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 10 5
        Serbian 0 0 0 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 45 25 20 195 110 85
        Sindhi 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Slovak 0 0 0 30 10 20
        Slovenian 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Somali 0 0 0 20 5 10
        Spanish 30 10 10 775 390 385
        Swahili 0 0 0 20 10 15
        Swedish 5 0 0 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 10 5 0 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Tamil 15 10 10 130 80 50
        Telugu 0 0 0 55 30 25
        Thai 0 0 0 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Turkish 0 0 0 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 5 0 5 25 5 20
        Urdu 50 30 25 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 25 15 10 280 145 135
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 25 5 20 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         755 380 375 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 290 145 150 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 450 225 225 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 0 0 0 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 5 0 5 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 134,030 64,255 69,770 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 126,510 60,640 65,865 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  7,470 3,590 3,880 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  3,285 1,650 1,635 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  1,965 865 1,100 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  2,220 1,075 1,140 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,415 675 745 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  1,405 665 740 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 600 310 295 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  5 5 0 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  5 5 0 35 20 20
        Albanian  0 0 0 95 45 45
        Amharic  0 0 0 40 25 20
        Arabic  75 50 25 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 45 25 25
        Bengali  10 5 5 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Bosnian  0 0 0 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cantonese  10 5 5 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  30 20 10 490 225 265
        Creoles  0 0 0 80 25 55
        Croatian  5 0 5 70 25 40
        Czech  0 0 0 55 20 35
        Danish  5 0 0 60 30 30
        Dutch  55 25 25 550 260 285
        Estonian  0 0 0 20 5 15
        Finnish  0 5 0 25 10 10
        Flemish  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Fukien  0 0 0 10 0 5
        German  95 50 45 1,255 605 645
        Greek  25 15 10 435 225 205
        Gujarati  0 0 0 40 15 20
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 85 45 35
        Hindi  5 5 0 310 165 145
        Hungarian  10 0 10 90 35 50
        Ilocano  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Italian  35 15 15 365 190 170
        Japanese  10 5 5 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Korean  5 0 5 205 95 110
        Kurdish  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lao  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 25 10 10
        Lingala  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Macedonian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Malay  5 0 0 30 10 15
        Malayalam  0 0 0 55 20 35
        Maltese  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Mandarin  0 0 0 225 110 120
        Marathi  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 65 30 35
        Norwegian  5 0 0 55 25 30
        Oromo  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  5 0 5 125 60 60
        Pashto  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  10 5 5 210 125 85
        Polish  25 5 15 280 135 140
        Portuguese  5 5 5 175 85 85
        Romanian  0 0 5 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Russian  5 5 0 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Serbian  0 0 0 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 220 90 135
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  5 0 0 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  0 0 0 55 25 30
        Slovenian  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Somali  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Spanish  60 30 30 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  0 0 5 75 40 35
        Swedish  0 0 5 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  10 0 10 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Tamil  10 5 5 105 60 45
        Telugu  0 0 0 40 20 15
        Thai  0 0 0 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Turkish  5 5 5 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  5 5 5 75 30 45
        Urdu  10 5 0 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  5 0 5 105 45 55
        Yiddish  5 5 5 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 200 90 110 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          50 25 30 840 400 435
    English and French  5 0 0 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  10 5 5 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  40 20 25 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 5 5 5

Symbols

A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

E use with caution

After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

Incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement: There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation. Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by 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 common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. 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.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Code 1210) and Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed July 25, 2016).

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them. For example, some data files may exceed the row limitations for various spreadsheet software.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them.

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Map

Map

Map: Cape Breton (Economic Region), Nova Scotia

Map: Nova Scotia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

Related data

Related data: Cape Breton (Economic Region), Nova Scotia

2011 Census

  • Additional Census data are not available for this area. Please refer to the 2011 Census Data Products for additional geographies.

2011 National Household Survey (NHS)

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