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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Map of New Glasgow, CA (shaded in green), Nova Scotia

Map of New Glasgow

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: New Glasgow, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: New Glasgow, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
4
Nat. rank
78

In 2011, the population of New Glasgow census agglomeration (CA) was 35,809, representing a percentage change of -1.3% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In New Glasgow, the land area is 2,066.66 square kilometres with a population density of 17.3 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 15,256 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in New Glasgow in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 1.4%. 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 New Glasgow CA

Table 1 New Glasgow CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
New Glasgow T 9,562 9,455 1.1
Pictou, Subd. C SC 8,867 9,038 -1.9
Pictou, Subd. B SC 6,014 6,103 -1.5
Stellarton T 4,485 4,717 -4.9
Westville T 3,798 3,805 -0.2
Trenton T 2,616 2,741 -4.6
Fisher's Grant 24 IRI 467 429 8.9
Merigomish Harbour 31 IRI 0 0  ···

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in Nova Scotia

Table 2 Nova Scotia – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Halifax CMA 390,328 372,858 4.7 13 1
Cape Breton CA 101,619 105,928 -4.1 36 2
Truro CA 45,888 45,077 1.8 67 3
New Glasgow CA 35,809 36,288 -1.3 78 4
Kentville CA 26,359 25,969 1.5 97 5

Age and sex

New Glasgow – Age distribution

Table 3 New Glasgow – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.5% 16.5% 14.6%
15 to 64 66.4% 67.2% 65.8%
65 and over 18.0% 16.3% 19.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in New Glasgow was 18.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.5%. 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.

New Glasgow – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 New Glasgow – 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 35,810 36,285 -475 -1.3
0 to 14 5,565 5,830 -265 -4.5
15 to 64 23,795 24,475 -680 -2.8
65 and over 6,450 5,980 470 7.9
Males
Total 17,235 17,355 -120 -0.7
0 to 14 2,840 2,955 -115 -3.9
15 to 64 11,580 11,955 -375 -3.1
65 and over 2,810 2,440 370 15.2
Females
Total 18,575 18,940 -365 -1.9
0 to 14 2,720 2,880 -160 -5.6
15 to 64 12,215 12,525 -310 -2.5
65 and over 3,640 3,535 105 3.0

New Glasgow – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 New Glasgow – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 35,810 17,235 18,575
0 to 4 years 1,730 885 840
5 to 9 years 1,805 915 890
10 to 14 years 2,030 1,045 985
15 to 19 years 2,240 1,135 1,100
20 to 24 years 1,900 960 935
25 to 29 years 1,655 810 850
30 to 34 years 1,945 955 985
35 to 39 years 2,160 1,010 1,150
40 to 44 years 2,295 1,095 1,205
45 to 49 years 2,795 1,340 1,455
50 to 54 years 3,075 1,485 1,590
55 to 59 years 2,980 1,465 1,515
60 to 64 years 2,755 1,330 1,425
65 to 69 years 1,955 990 965
70 to 74 years 1,465 700 765
75 to 79 years 1,160 515 640
80 to 84 years 905 345 565
85 to 89 years 595 190 405
90 to 94 years 280 55 225
95 to 99 years 85 15 65
100 years and over 5 0 5
Median age 45.3 44.0 46.2

New Glasgow – Median age1 of the population

The median age in New Glasgow was 45.3 years. In comparison, the median age of Nova Scotia was 43.7 years.

Table 6 Canada, Nova Scotia and New Glasgow – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Nova Scotia 41.8 43.7
New Glasgow 43.1 45.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in New Glasgow was 10,710, which represents a change of -0.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In New Glasgow, 67.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.1% were common-law-couples and 18.9% were lone-parent families.

New Glasgow – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Nova Scotia, New Glasgow – 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
Nova Scotia 270,065 184,870 68.5 38,460 14.2 46,735 17.3 1.0
New Glasgow 10,710 7,275 67.9 1,405 13.1 2,025 18.9 -0.5

New Glasgow – Presence of children within couple families

Chart G: New Glasgow - Presence of children within couple families
Married couples Common-law-couples
with children without children with children without children
2,840 (32.7%) 4,435 (51.1%) 630 ( 7.3%) 775 ( 8.9%)

Chart G description: New Glasgow - Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of New Glasgow, 40.0% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census agglomeration of New Glasgow, 83.6% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 16.3% 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.

New Glasgow – Marital status

In New Glasgow, 58.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.7%) or living with a common-law partner (9.3%).

The remaining 42.0% 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, Nova Scotia, New Glasgow – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status New Glasgow Nova Scotia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 30,245 100.0 783,510 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 17,540 58.0 453,095 57.8 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,725 48.7 376,020 48.0 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,810 9.3 77,075 9.8 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 12,710 42.0 330,420 42.2 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 7,485 24.7 209,180 26.7 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 990 3.3 23,545 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,930 6.4 46,060 5.9 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,300 7.6 51,625 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

New Glasgow – Types of private households

There were 15,255 private households3 in New Glasgow in 2011, a change of 1.3% from 2006. Of these, 22.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -8.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Nova Scotia, New Glasgow – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 New Glasgow Nova Scotia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 15,255 100.0 390,280 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,390 22.2 88,450 22.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
5,015 32.9 128,065 32.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,855 12.2 42,445 10.9 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,385 28.7 108,795 27.9 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households8 220 1.4 5,495 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households9 385 2.5 17,030 4.4 543,340 4.1

New Glasgow – Structural type of dwelling

In New Glasgow, 74.9% 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 10 Canada, Nova Scotia, New Glasgow – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling New Glasgow Nova Scotia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 15,255 100.0 390,280 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 11,420 74.9 260,435 66.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 670 4.4 19,450 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 325 2.1 9,175 2.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.0 17,880 4.6 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,735 11.4 56,485 14.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 390 2.6 11,970 3.1 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.1 705 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 695 4.6 14,175 3.6 183,510 1.4

Language

New Glasgow – Mother tongue

Chart J: New Glasgow - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: New Glasgow - 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 New Glasgow, 97.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 1.7% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 91.8% for English only, 3.4% for French only and 4.1% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 98.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 0.5% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 97.3% for English only, 0.0% for French only and 0.9% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 New Glasgow – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 35,300 100.0 35,295 100.0
English 34,270 97.1 34,920 98.9
French 295 0.8 55 0.2
Non-official language 610 1.7 185 0.5
Multiple responses 125 0.4 135 0.4
Table 12 New Glasgow – 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 99.9 99.9 0.0
French 35.7 11.4 24.3
Non-official language 69.3 40.1 29.2

New Glasgow – Non-official languages

In New Glasgow, the three most common mother tongues were Mi'kmaq (0.6%), Dutch (0.2%) and German (0.2%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Arabic (0.7%), Mi'kmaq (0.5%) and German (0.4%).

Table 13 New Glasgow – 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.
Mi'kmaq 200 29.2 0.6
Dutch 60 8.8 0.2
German 55 8.0 0.2
Arabic 40 5.8 0.1
Spanish 35 5.1 0.1
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 35 5.1 0.1

New Glasgow – Bilingualism

Table 14 New Glasgow – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 4.5 3.8 78.0 7.4
0 to 19 7.5 7.4 50.0 12.5
20 to 44 5.6 4.9 87.5 6.8
45 to 64 2.7 1.7 84.6 5.7
65 and over 2.1 1.3 60.0 3.8
Table 15 New Glasgow – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 35,300 100.0
English only 33,660 95.4
French only 0 0.0
English and French 1,615 4.6
Neither English nor French 20 0.1

Symbols:

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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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