Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Hawkesbury, Ontario / Quebec 1

Map of Hawkesbury, CA (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Hawkesbury

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Hawkesbury, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
Nat. rank
143

In 2011, the population of Hawkesbury census agglomeration (CA) was 12,128, representing a percentage change of -1.1% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Hawkesbury, the land area is 12.27 square kilometres with a population density of 988.3 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 5,614 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Hawkesbury in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.1%. 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 Hawkesbury CA

Table 1 Hawkesbury CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Hawkesbury T 10,551 10,869 -2.9
Grenville VL 1,577 1,398 12.8

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

Table 2 Ontario – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Toronto CMA 5,583,064 5,113,149 9.2 1 1
Ottawa - Gatineau CMA 1,236,324 1,133,633 A 9.1 4 ···
Ottawa - Gatineau (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   314,501 286,831 A 9.6 ··· 3
Ottawa - Gatineau (Ontario part / partie de l'Ontario)   921,823 846,802 8.9 ··· 2
Hamilton CMA 721,053 692,911 4.1 9 3
Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo CMA 477,160 451,235 5.7 10 4
London CMA 474,786 457,720 3.7 11 5
St. Catharines - Niagara CMA 392,184 390,317 0.5 12 6
Oshawa CMA 356,177 330,594 7.7 14 7
Windsor CMA 319,246 323,342 -1.3 16 8
Barrie CMA 187,013 177,061 5.6 21 9
Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury CMA 160,770 158,258 1.6 24 10
Kingston CMA 159,561 152,358 4.7 25 11
Guelph CMA 141,097 133,698 A 5.5 28 12
Brantford CMA 135,501 124,607 8.7 30 13
Thunder Bay CMA 121,596 122,907 -1.1 32 14
Peterborough CMA 118,975 116,570 2.1 33 15
Chatham-Kent CA 104,075 108,589 -4.2 35 16
Belleville CA 92,540 91,518 1.1 40 17
Sarnia CA 89,555 88,793 0.9 44 18
Sault Ste. Marie  CA 79,800 80,098 -0.4 47 19
Kawartha Lakes CA 73,214 74,561 -1.8 49 20
North Bay CA 64,043 63,424 1.0 53 21
Norfolk CA 63,175 62,563 1.0 54 22
Cornwall CA 58,957 58,485 0.8 55 23
Leamington CA 49,765 49,741 0.0 63 24
Timmins CA 43,165 42,997 0.4 69 25
Orillia CA 40,731 40,532 0.5 73 26
Brockville CA 39,024 39,668 -1.6 75 27
Woodstock CA 37,754 35,822 A 5.4 76 28
Midland CA 35,419 35,432 A 0.0 79 29
Owen Sound CA 32,092 32,259 -0.5 85 30
Stratford CA 30,886 30,516 A 1.2 86 31
Centre Wellington CA 26,693 26,049 2.5 95 32
Pembroke CA 24,017 23,195 3.5 102 33
Collingwood CA 19,241 17,290 11.3 106 34
Cobourg CA 18,519 18,210 1.7 109 35
Port Hope CA 16,214 16,390 -1.1 121 36
Petawawa CA 15,988 14,651 9.1 123 37
Kenora CA 15,348 15,177 1.1 125 38
Tillsonburg CA 15,301 14,822 3.2 126 39
Temiskaming Shores CA 13,566 13,654 A -0.6 129 40
Ingersoll CA 12,146 11,760 3.3 142 41
Hawkesbury CA 12,128 12,267 -1.1 143 ···
Hawkesbury (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   1,577 1,398 12.8 ··· 31
Hawkesbury (Ontario part / partie de l'Ontario)   10,551 10,869 -2.9 ··· 43
Elliot Lake CA 11,348 11,549 -1.7 146 42

Age and sex

Hawkesbury – Age distribution

Table 3 Hawkesbury – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.5% 14.8% 12.3%
15 to 64 63.8% 65.3% 62.5%
65 and over 22.7% 19.9% 25.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Hawkesbury was 22.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.5%. 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.

Hawkesbury – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Hawkesbury – 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 12,130 12,270 -140 -1.1
0 to 14 1,640 1,880 -240 -12.8
15 to 64 7,745 7,885 -140 -1.8
65 and over 2,750 2,505 245 9.8
Males
Total 5,725 5,825 -100 -1.7
0 to 14 850 980 -130 -13.3
15 to 64 3,740 3,845 -105 -2.7
65 and over 1,140 1,000 140 14.0
Females
Total 6,405 6,445 -40 -0.6
0 to 14 790 900 -110 -12.2
15 to 64 4,005 4,035 -30 -0.7
65 and over 1,605 1,510 95 6.3

Hawkesbury – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Hawkesbury – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 12,130 5,725 6,405
0 to 4 years 545 285 260
5 to 9 years 510 275 240
10 to 14 years 585 290 290
15 to 19 years 700 355 345
20 to 24 years 635 305 335
25 to 29 years 565 285 275
30 to 34 years 515 250 260
35 to 39 years 640 305 335
40 to 44 years 695 345 350
45 to 49 years 975 450 525
50 to 54 years 1,025 515 510
55 to 59 years 1,070 505 565
60 to 64 years 915 415 505
65 to 69 years 830 365 465
70 to 74 years 590 270 320
75 to 79 years 550 235 315
80 to 84 years 395 155 235
85 to 89 years 260 80 175
90 to 94 years 95 20 70
95 to 99 years 25 5 20
100 years and over 5 0 5
Median age 48.5 46.9 49.9

Hawkesbury – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Hawkesbury was 48.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 6 Canada, Ontario and Hawkesbury – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Hawkesbury 45.7 48.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Hawkesbury was 3,500, which represents a change of 0.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Hawkesbury, 53.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 24.0% were common-law-couples and 22.9% were lone-parent families.

Hawkesbury – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Ontario, Hawkesbury – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Hawkesbury 3,500 1,855 53.0 840 24.0 800 22.9 0.4

Hawkesbury – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Hawkesbury, 32.6% 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 Hawkesbury, 77.8% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 22.7% 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.

Hawkesbury – Marital status

In Hawkesbury, 52.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (36.7%) or living with a common-law partner (16.1%).

The remaining 47.3% 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, Ontario, Hawkesbury – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Hawkesbury Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 10,490 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,530 52.7 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,845 36.7 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,685 16.1 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,960 47.3 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,600 24.8 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 420 4.0 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 845 8.1 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,095 10.4 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Hawkesbury – Types of private households

There were 5,615 private households4 in Hawkesbury in 2011, a change of 5.1% from 2006. Of these, 15.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -19.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Ontario, Hawkesbury – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Hawkesbury Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 5,615 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
870 15.5 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,780 31.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 775 13.8 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,965 35.0 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 40 0.7 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households10 185 3.3 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Hawkesbury – Structural type of dwelling

In Hawkesbury, 38.9% 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, Ontario, Hawkesbury – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Hawkesbury Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 5,615 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,185 38.9 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 705 12.6 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 315 5.6 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,470 26.2 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 895 15.9 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 35 0.6 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Hawkesbury – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Hawkesbury - 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 Hawkesbury, 14.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 79.8% reported French only, and 3.4% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 68.2% for English only, 3.9% for French only and 25.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 17.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 78.1% spoke only French and 1.8% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 79.0% for English only, 2.2% for French only and 14.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Hawkesbury – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 11,930 100.0 11,930 100.0
English 1,745 14.6 2,070 17.4
French 9,515 79.8 9,315 78.1
Non-official language 400 3.4 210 1.8
Multiple responses 270 2.3 335 2.8
Table 12 Hawkesbury – 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 92.5 85.0 7.5
French 98.1 95.5 2.6
Non-official language 76.7 60.0 16.7

Hawkesbury – Non-official languages

In Hawkesbury, the three most common mother tongues were Bengali (0.7%), Greek (0.3%) and Arabic (0.3%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Italian (2.1%), Chinese, n.o.s. (1.6%) and Cantonese (1.5%).

Table 13 Hawkesbury – 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.
Bengali 80 17.8 0.7
Greek 35 7.8 0.3
Arabic 35 7.8 0.3
German 30 6.7 0.3
Tamil 30 6.7 0.3

Hawkesbury – Bilingualism

Table 14 Hawkesbury – 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 65.8 53.7 68.9 43.8
0 to 19 48.3 50.6 47.2 55.6
20 to 44 78.2 61.9 83.0 48.0
45 to 64 70.5 56.4 73.6 45.5
65 and over 59.7 46.3 63.5 20.0
Table 15 Hawkesbury – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 11,930 100.0
English only 1,025 8.6
French only 2,985 25.0
English and French 7,900 66.2
Neither English nor French 15 0.1

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.
 

Related data:

Date modified: