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2006 Community Profiles

 
Castor
Alberta
(Town)
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 931   3,290,350
Population in 2001 1 935   2,974,807
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -0.4   10.6
Total private dwellings 2 437   1,335,745
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 409   1,256,192
Population density per square kilometre 342.7   5.1
Land area (square km) 2.72   640,044.57
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 935 425 505   3,290,350 1,646,800 1,643,550
0 to 4 years 50 20 30   202,595 103,835 98,760
5 to 9 years 45 15 30   204,110 104,605 99,510
10 to 14 years 50 25 25   224,805 115,155 109,655
15 to 19 years 55 20 30   237,900 121,825 116,080
20 to 24 years 35 20 20   251,380 128,375 123,005
25 to 29 years 40 15 25   240,525 121,755 118,775
30 to 34 years 45 20 25   234,305 118,500 115,805
35 to 39 years 45 25 20   237,850 119,595 118,255
40 to 44 years 45 20 25   268,290 133,515 134,770
45 to 49 years 65 30 30   274,735 138,415 136,320
50 to 54 years 45 20 20   237,465 120,420 117,040
55 to 59 years 55 30 25   189,265 95,470 93,790
60 to 64 years 65 30 35   133,705 66,790 66,915
65 to 69 years 55 30 30   102,410 50,165 52,240
70 to 74 years 65 30 35   86,915 41,680 45,235
75 to 79 years 65 30 35   71,475 32,705 38,765
80 to 84 years 45 20 30   50,320 20,220 30,095
85 years and over 60 20 40   42,290 13,755 28,535
Median age of the population 5 49.1 48.6 49.6   36.0 35.4 36.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.9 85.9 83.2   80.8 80.4 81.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 785 365 425   2,658,830 1,323,200 1,335,630
Not in a common-law relationship 745 345 400   2,430,255 1,208,900 1,221,360
In a common-law relationship 45 25 20   228,575 114,305 114,270
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 785 365 420   2,658,835 1,323,205 1,335,630
Never legally married (single) 8 170 95 75   905,120 499,355 405,765
Legally married (and not separated) 9 430 215 220   1,347,075 674,745 672,325
Separated, but still legally married 10 25 10 10   73,835 33,340 40,495
Divorced 11 55 25 30   204,830 90,760 114,065
Widowed 12 105 20 85   127,980 25,000 102,975
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 410   1,256,200
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 80.5   63.4
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.4   4.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.5   7.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.0   2.6
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.0   14.7
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   4.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 7.3   3.1
Number of owned dwellings 16 335   917,905
Number of rented dwellings 17 75   330,275
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 340   785,200
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 65   470,995
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.1   6.7
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.8   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.0   1.3
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 102,937   293,811
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 275   904,845
Number of married-couple families 22 220   658,900
Number of common-law-couple families 23 20   115,685
Number of lone-parent families 35   130,265
Number of female lone-parent families 20   102,555
Number of male lone-parent families 15   27,710
Average number of persons in all census families 2.7   3.0
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.7   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.8   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 3.0   2.6
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.2   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 61,263   73,823
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 65,521   83,046
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 28,713   67,184
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 48,669   40,397
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 48,702   37,469
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 46,023   55,205
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 54,121   63,361
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 57,256   70,412
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 28,329   57,886
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 44,829   37,780
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 44,862   35,395
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 41,159   47,852
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 405   1,256,200
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 90   382,810
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 150   360,345
One-person households 130   308,690
Other household types 28 35   204,350
Average household size 2.1   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,250   63,988
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 71,852   92,155
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 57,195   72,774
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 21,972   32,179
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 48,669   55,479
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 44,902   55,199
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 65,362   77,708
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 49,018   62,435
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 20,730   28,342
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 44,829   49,796
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 550   754
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 512   1,016
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 905 420 485   3,256,355 1,630,870 1,625,485
English only 790 360 430   2,576,670 1,300,045 1,276,620
French only 20 15 10   61,225 30,840 30,385
English and French 0 0 0   5,405 2,725 2,675
Other language(s) 33 95 50 45   613,060 297,250 315,805
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 905 420 485   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English only 850 385 465   2,990,805 1,511,945 1,478,860
French only 0 0 0   2,200 995 1,205
English and French 55 35 15   222,885 102,345 120,540
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   40,465 15,585 24,885
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 905 425 485   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English 910 420 485   2,893,240 1,453,645 1,439,595
French 0 0 0   19,315 9,860 9,460
Non-official language 0 0 0   297,955 144,385 153,570
English and French 0 0 0   3,340 1,655 1,685
English and non-official language 0 0 0   41,645 20,860 20,790
French and non-official language 0 0 0   460 250 210
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   395 215 180
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 910 420 485   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Non-immigrants 37 880 415 465   2,702,225 1,362,250 1,339,970
Immigrants 38 25 10 20   527,030 255,355 271,675
Before 1991 10 0 10   295,390 144,550 150,835
1991 to 2000 0 0 0   127,960 60,790 67,170
2001 to 2006 39 15 0 10   103,680 50,015 53,670
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   27,095 13,255 13,840
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 910 420 485   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Canadian citizens 895 420 480   3,086,650 1,550,145 1,536,500
Canadian citizens under age 18 165 75 90   746,605 383,075 363,535
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 730 340 385   2,340,040 1,167,075 1,172,965
Not Canadian citizens 42 10 0 10   169,710 80,720 88,985
Table: Generation status
Generation status Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 795 375 415   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
1st generation 44 30 0 25   525,820 254,380 271,440
2nd generation 45 225 110 110   517,810 253,260 264,550
3rd generation or more 46 540 255 285   1,581,510 799,880 781,630
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 900 425 480   3,214,140 1,609,310 1,604,835
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 840 395 450   2,606,575 1,300,905 1,305,675
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 10 0 0   359,015 182,015 177,000
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 45 25 20   127,920 64,350 63,565
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 0 0 0   86,995 45,855 41,140
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   33,635 16,180 17,460
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 850 400 450   3,053,135 1,526,125 1,527,010
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 575 285 285   1,594,630 795,120 799,510
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 90 50 40   792,665 397,305 395,360
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 175 60 115   321,085 159,130 161,955
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 0 0 0   226,865 116,935 109,930
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   117,885 57,635 60,250
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 905 420 485   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Aboriginal identity population 50 10 10 0   188,365 91,740 96,625
Non-Aboriginal identity population 900 410 485   3,067,990 1,539,125 1,528,865
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 790 375 415   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
No certificate, diploma or degree 315 135 180   614,865 312,965 301,900
High school certificate or equivalent 52 160 45 125   688,140 322,495 365,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 145 115 30   285,815 200,870 84,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 115 45 65   472,210 201,965 270,245
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 20 10 10   105,680 43,590 62,095
University certificate, diploma or degree 40 30 10   458,425 225,635 232,795
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 125 55 70   487,705 250,825 236,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 90 40 50   201,685 107,810 93,875
High school certificate or equivalent 55 25 10 15   185,855 96,525 89,330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10 0 0   21,285 14,085 7,195
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 10 0 0   42,045 17,535 24,510
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   8,655 3,770 4,885
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   28,180 11,100 17,075
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 60 25 35   472,605 238,435 234,175
No certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 10   64,195 36,355 27,845
High school certificate or equivalent 58 15 0 10   115,405 62,350 53,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 15 10   46,465 32,720 13,740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 10 0 0   104,850 45,730 59,120
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   18,695 8,250 10,450
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   123,000 53,030 69,965
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 325 160 170   1,333,030 666,925 666,110
No certificate, diploma or degree 65 25 40   214,775 112,260 102,510
High school certificate or equivalent 61 90 25 60   318,925 139,280 179,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 60 60 0   176,860 125,345 51,515
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 65 20 45   283,385 121,575 161,810
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 10 10   64,665 27,040 37,620
University certificate, diploma or degree 25 20 0   274,420 141,420 132,995
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 790 375 420   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 475 175 295   1,303,005 635,455 667,550
Education 30 10 20   104,615 26,530 78,080
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 0 0 0   39,210 18,030 21,175
Humanities 20 10 10   52,560 21,050 31,505
Social and behavioural sciences and law 0 0 0   105,725 36,240 69,480
Business, management and public administration 30 10 25   269,270 92,930 176,335
Physical and life sciences and technologies 0 0 0   49,810 28,800 21,010
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 10 0 10   45,145 26,610 18,535
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 95 95 0   356,340 328,350 27,995
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 40 40 0   35,510 24,365 11,145
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 60 15 45   190,870 34,425 156,445
Personal, protective and transportation services 30 25 10   73,005 34,715 38,290
Other 64 0 0 0   70 0 70
Table: Location of study
Location of study Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 795 375 415   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 475 175 295   1,303,010 635,460 667,550
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 315 200 120   1,322,130 672,060 650,075
Inside Canada 300 185 115   1,135,080 575,815 559,260
Outside Canada 15 10 10   187,055 96,240 90,815
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 795 375 415   2,625,140 1,307,520 1,317,620
In the labour force 67 430 240 190   1,942,820 1,050,170 892,650
Employed 68 420 235 185   1,859,965 1,006,865 853,095
Unemployed 69 10 0 10   82,860 43,310 39,550
Not in the labour force 70 360 140 225   682,320 257,345 424,975
Participation rate 71 54.1 64.0 45.8   74.0 80.3 67.7
Employment rate 72 52.8 62.7 44.6   70.9 77.0 64.7
Unemployment rate 73 2.3 0.0 5.3   4.3 4.1 4.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 430 240 190   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
A Management occupations 75 30 25 0   187,240 121,045 66,195
B Business, finance and administration occupations 50 0 45   340,430 86,675 253,755
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 0 0 0   144,240 114,280 29,955
D Health occupations 45 15 30   103,620 19,140 84,475
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 0 0 10   136,610 43,620 92,990
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 0 10   45,160 18,530 26,630
G Sales and service occupations 115 35 80   438,105 175,920 262,185
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 130 125 10   350,360 323,725 26,635
I Occupations unique to primary industry 40 30 0   117,500 92,145 25,355
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 10 0 0   65,365 48,705 16,665
Table: Industry
Industry Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 430 235 190   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 85 65 15   228,520 168,230 60,285
Construction 60 55 0   169,420 143,610 25,810
Manufacturing 25 25 0   138,365 102,725 35,640
Wholesale trade 10 0 10   85,515 59,860 25,650
Retail trade 50 20 30   206,655 90,015 116,645
Finance and real estate 20 10 10   97,465 40,510 56,960
Health care and social services 50 10 40   175,200 27,060 148,140
Educational services 20 10 15   120,460 37,150 83,315
Business services 30 10 20   354,265 212,695 141,575
Other services 75 35 40   352,760 161,925 190,835
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 695 320 375   2,429,725 1,183,705 1,246,015
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 685 310 380   2,399,940 1,164,005 1,235,940
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 265 115 145   1,008,680 450,190 558,490
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 135 60 70   440,110 182,555 257,555
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 490 250 240   2,102,190 1,116,595 985,595
English 490 250 240   2,061,400 1,097,715 963,690
French 0 0 0   5,545 1,750 3,795
Non-official language 0 0 0   24,525 12,200 12,325
English and French 0 0 0   2,830 1,220 1,610
English and non-official language 0 0 0   7,700 3,630 4,070
French and non-official language 0 0 0   50 35 15
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   125 45 80
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 420 235 185   1,859,960 1,006,860 853,095
Worked at home 45 20 30   166,340 80,265 86,080
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   7,085 5,285 1,795
No fixed workplace address 65 55 10   254,110 202,830 51,280
Worked at usual place 305 160 145   1,432,435 718,490 713,945
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 25 15 10   1,080,095 523,740 556,355
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 270 145 130   291,860 157,180 134,680
Worked in a different census division (county) 10 0 10   49,385 30,965 18,420
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   11,090 6,600 4,495
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 370 215 155   1,686,540 921,315 765,225
Car, truck, van, as driver 305 200 105   1,253,090 720,030 533,050
Car, truck, van, as passenger 15 10 10   133,395 60,565 72,825
Public transit 0 0 0   155,480 67,710 87,770
Walked or bicycled 50 10 40   119,025 57,625 61,405
All other modes 0 0 0   25,555 15,380 10,170
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 905 420 485   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Total visible minority population 85 0 0 0   454,200 223,740 230,465
Chinese 0 0 0   120,270 58,840 61,430
South Asian 86 0 0 0   103,885 51,740 52,150
Black 0 0 0   47,075 24,845 22,230
Filipino 0 0 0   51,090 21,805 29,285
Latin American 0 0 0   27,265 13,410 13,855
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   28,610 13,910 14,700
Arab 0 0 0   26,185 14,200 11,980
West Asian 88 0 0 0   9,650 5,090 4,565
Korean 0 0 0   12,045 6,000 6,045
Japanese 0 0 0   11,025 5,480 5,545
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   3,845 1,970 1,875
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   13,250 6,455 6,795
Not a visible minority 91 905 420 485   2,802,155 1,407,130 1,395,025
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 490 270 225   2,058,645 1,087,245 971,400
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 24,835 35,309 20,770   29,738 38,965 21,968
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 220 135 80   1,067,890 639,860 428,030
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 36,233 44,309 24,157   43,964 51,280 35,848
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Castor, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 755 355 400   2,514,655 1,262,025 1,252,625
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,010 36,276 18,484   28,896 38,220 21,753
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 21,362 33,294 18,228   26,010 33,166 20,386
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 66.0 71.6 54.3   82.3 85.4 76.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 16.5 11.2 26.8   7.2 4.5 12.1
Other money - As a % of total income 17.3 16.6 18.6   10.6 10.1 11.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 875 395 475   3,185,130 1,595,340 1,589,790
% in low income before tax - All persons 5.1 5.0 5.3   12.2 11.2 13.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 5.1 5.0 4.2   9.1 8.5 9.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   14.2 14.2 14.1
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   10.3 10.3 10.3

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Castor, Alberta (Code4807014) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
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