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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 1

Map of Prince Albert, CA (shaded in green), Saskatchewan

Map of Prince Albert

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Prince Albert, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Prince Albert, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
3
Nat. rank
70

In 2011, the population of Prince Albert census agglomeration (CA) was 42,673, representing a percentage change of 4.7% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Prince Albert, the land area is 1,891.49 square kilometres with a population density of 22.6 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the national land area of 8,965,121.42 square kilometres with a population density of 3.7 persons per square kilometre. The land area of all CAs is 232,264.62 square kilometres with 18.56 persons per square kilometre.

In total, there were 16,005 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Prince Albert in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Census subdivisions in the Prince Albert CA

Table 1 Prince Albert CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Prince Albert CY 35,129 34,127 A 2.9
Buckland No. 491 RM 3,658 3,429 6.7
Prince Albert No. 461 RM 3,580 2,929 A 22.2
Wahpaton 94A IRI 306 281 8.9
Chief Joseph Custer IRI 0 0  ···

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in Saskatchewan

Table 2 Saskatchewan – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Saskatoon CMA 260,600 233,923 11.4 17 1
Regina CMA 210,556 194,971 8.0 18 2
Prince Albert CA 42,673 40,766 4.7 70 3
Moose Jaw CA 34,421 33,360 3.2 81 4
Lloydminster CA 30,798 27,023 14.0 87 ···
Lloydminster (Saskatchewan part / partie de la Saskatchewan)   12,766 11,113 14.9 ··· 9
Lloydminster (Alberta part / partie de l'Alberta)   18,032 15,910 13.3 ··· 10
North Battleford CA 19,216 18,081 A 6.3 108 5
Yorkton CA 18,238 17,438 4.6 112 6
Swift Current CA 17,535 16,533 6.1 115 7
Estevan CA 12,973 11,883 A 9.2 133 8

Age and sex

Prince Albert – Age distribution

Table 3 Prince Albert – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.0% 22.0% 20.0%
15 to 64 65.6% 66.2% 64.9%
65 and over 13.5% 11.9% 15.0%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Prince Albert was 13.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 65.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.0%. 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.

Prince Albert – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Prince Albert – Population by broad age groups and 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 42,675 40,765 1,910 4.7
0 to 14 8,950 8,905 45 0.5
15 to 64 27,975 26,320 1,655 6.3
65 and over 5,750 5,540 210 3.8
Males
Total 21,025 19,440 1,585 8.2
0 to 14 4,615 4,555 60 1.3
15 to 64 13,915 12,605 1,310 10.4
65 and over 2,500 2,285 215 9.4
Females
Total 21,650 21,325 325 1.5
0 to 14 4,340 4,355 -15 -0.3
15 to 64 14,060 13,715 345 2.5
65 and over 3,250 3,255 -5 -0.2

Prince Albert – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Prince Albert – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 42,675 21,025 21,650
0 to 4 years 3,120 1,605 1,515
5 to 9 years 2,885 1,530 1,350
10 to 14 years 2,945 1,475 1,475
15 to 19 years 3,260 1,705 1,560
20 to 24 years 3,145 1,655 1,490
25 to 29 years 2,855 1,445 1,410
30 to 34 years 2,655 1,300 1,355
35 to 39 years 2,495 1,205 1,290
40 to 44 years 2,660 1,290 1,370
45 to 49 years 3,025 1,480 1,545
50 to 54 years 2,995 1,460 1,535
55 to 59 years 2,590 1,300 1,295
60 to 64 years 2,285 1,080 1,205
65 to 69 years 1,545 780 765
70 to 74 years 1,330 615 715
75 to 79 years 1,090 465 620
80 to 84 years 910 355 560
85 to 89 years 530 190 340
90 to 94 years 240 70 175
95 to 99 years 85 15 70
100 years and over 10 0 5
Median age 35.9 34.2 37.5

Prince Albert – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Prince Albert was 35.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Saskatchewan was 38.2 years.

Table 6 Canada, Saskatchewan and Prince Albert – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Saskatchewan 38.7 38.2
Prince Albert 36.5 35.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Prince Albert was 11,545, which represents a change of 1.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Prince Albert, 61.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.1% were common-law-couples and 24.6% were lone-parent families.

Prince Albert – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Saskatchewan, Prince Albert – 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
Saskatchewan  285,375 202,770 71.1 35,785 12.5 46,825 16.4 6.7
Prince Albert 11,545 7,065 61.2 1,630 14.1 2,845 24.6 1.5

Prince Albert – Presence of children within couple families

Chart G: Prince Albert - Presence of children within couple families
Married couples Common-law-couples
with children without children with children without children
3,280 (37.7%) 3,785 (43.5%) 815 ( 9.4%) 815 ( 9.4%)

Chart G description: Prince Albert - Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Prince Albert, 47.1% 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.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census agglomeration of Prince Albert, 82.2% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 17.8% were stepfamilies, in which there was at least one child was the biological or adopted child of only one married spouse or common-law partner. For Canada as a whole in 2011, 12.6% of couples with children aged 24 and under were stepfamilies.

Prince Albert – Marital status

In Prince Albert, 52.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (43.0%) or living with a common-law partner (9.7%).

The remaining 47.4% 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 8 Canada, Saskatchewan, Prince Albert – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Prince Albert Saskatchewan Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 33,725 100.0 835,525 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 17,750 52.6 487,980 58.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,490 43.0 416,355 49.8 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 3,265 9.7 71,630 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 15,970 47.4 347,540 41.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 10,705 31.7 232,160 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 980 2.9 18,210 2.2 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,145 6.4 43,670 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,140 6.3 53,500 6.4 1,584,525 5.7

Prince Albert – Types of private households

There were 16,005 private households4 in Prince Albert in 2011, a change of 3.3% from 2006. Of these, 24.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -4.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Saskatchewan, Prince Albert – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Prince Albert Saskatchewan Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 16,005 100.0 409,645 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,950 24.7 104,495 25.5 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
4,400 27.5 126,365 30.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 2,425 15.2 40,035 9.8 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,245 26.5 114,385 27.9 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 370 2.3 6,990 1.7 268,060 2.0
Other households10 610 3.8 17,380 4.2 543,340 4.1

Prince Albert – Structural type of dwelling

In Prince Albert, 69.4% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 4.3% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, Saskatchewan, Prince Albert – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Prince Albert Saskatchewan Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 16,005 100.0 409,645 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 11,100 69.4 303,250 74.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 345 2.2 11,945 2.9 646,240 4.9
Row house 555 3.5 14,370 3.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 685 4.3 10,830 2.6 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,725 17.0 52,655 12.9 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 250 1.6 7,085 1.7 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 15 0.1 700 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 330 2.1 8,805 2.1 183,510 1.4

Language

Prince Albert – Mother tongue

Chart J: Prince Albert - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Prince Albert - 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 Prince Albert, 85.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.1% reported French only, and 10.1% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 84.5% for English only, 1.6% for French only and 12.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 94.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.7% spoke only French and 2.9% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 92.1% for English only, 0.4% for French only and 5.8% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Prince Albert – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 41,025 100.0 41,025 100.0
English 34,975 85.3 38,850 94.7
French 1,275 3.1 280 0.7
Non-official language 4,125 10.1 1,195 2.9
Multiple responses 655 1.6 700 1.7
Table 12 Prince Albert – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 99.7 99.6 0.2
French 41.6 21.7 19.9
Non-official language 65.0 33.3 31.6

Prince Albert – Non-official languages

In Prince Albert, the three most common mother tongues were Cree, n.o.s. (3.9%), Ukrainian (1.8%) and German (0.9%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (2.6%), Cree, n.o.s. (2.4%) and Ukrainian (1.4%).

Table 13 Prince Albert – 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.
Cree, n.o.s. 1,605 34.3 3.9
Ukrainian 720 15.4 1.8
German 350 7.5 0.9
Dene 315 6.7 0.8
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 270 5.8 0.7

Prince Albert – Bilingualism

Table 14 Prince Albert – 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 7.2 4.8 84.7 2.9
0 to 19 9.1 8.8 81.3 5.8
20 to 44 5.5 4.3 85.4 2.6
45 to 64 5.7 1.8 81.2 2.8
65 and over 9.8 1.8 89.7 1.8
Table 15 Prince Albert – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 41,025 100.0
English only 37,895 92.4
French only 25 0.1
English and French 2,990 7.3
Neither English nor French 120 0.3

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.


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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