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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Summerside, CY - Prince Edward Island

Map of Summerside, CY (shaded in green), Prince Edward Island

Map of Summerside, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Summerside, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Summerside, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
2
Nat. rank
270

In 2011, Summerside (City) had a population of 14,751, representing a percentage change of 1.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 28.36 square kilometres with a population density of 520.1 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 5,685.73 square kilometres with a population density of 24.7 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Summerside (City) had 6,269 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Summerside (City) is part of the census agglomeration of Summerside.

Population and dwelling counts

Summerside (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Summerside (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Lot 25, P.E.I. LOT 1,177 1,156 1.8
Lot 19, P.E.I. LOT 1,903 1,888 0.8
Sherbrooke, P.E.I. COM 172 168 2.4
Lot 17, P.E.I. LOT 548 563 -2.7
Linkletter, P.E.I. COM 320 321 -0.3
Miscouche, P.E.I. COM 869 769 13.0

Prince Edward Island – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Prince Edward Island – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Stratford T 8,574 7,083 21.1
Cornwall T 5,162 4,677 10.4
Charlottetown CY 34,562 32,174 7.4
Summerside CY 14,751 14,500 1.7

Prince Edward Island – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Prince Edward Island – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Summerside CY 14,751 14,500 1.7
Charlottetown CY 34,562 32,174 7.4
Cornwall T 5,162 4,677 10.4
Stratford T 8,574 7,083 21.1

Age and sex

Summerside, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Summerside, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.7% 18.0% 15.6%
15 to 64 64.5% 65.1% 64.1%
65 and over 18.8% 16.9% 20.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Summerside, CY was 18.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.7%. 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.

Summerside, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Summerside, CY – Population by broad age groups, 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 14,750 14,500 250 1.7
0 to 14 2,465 2,570 -105 -4.1
15 to 64 9,515 9,415 100 1.1
65 and over 2,770 2,515 255 10.1
Males
Total 6,875 6,810 65 1.0
0 to 14 1,240 1,320 -80 -6.1
15 to 64 4,475 4,465 10 0.2
65 and over 1,160 1,030 130 12.6
Females
Total 7,875 7,685 190 2.5
0 to 14 1,225 1,250 -25 -2.0
15 to 64 5,045 4,950 95 1.9
65 and over 1,605 1,485 120 8.1

Summerside, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Summerside, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 14,750 6,875 7,875
0 to 4 years 770 405 365
5 to 9 years 790 370 420
10 to 14 years 910 465 440
15 to 19 years 950 475 475
20 to 24 years 780 390 390
25 to 29 years 790 350 440
30 to 34 years 770 350 420
35 to 39 years 850 405 445
40 to 44 years 930 425 505
45 to 49 years 1,175 545 630
50 to 54 years 1,150 520 630
55 to 59 years 1,060 515 550
60 to 64 years 1,055 490 560
65 to 69 years 745 350 395
70 to 74 years 640 305 335
75 to 79 years 590 240 355
80 to 84 years 380 150 230
85 years and over 415 130 285
Median age 44.1 42.5 45.4

Summerside, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Summerside, CY was 44.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Prince Edward Island was 42.8 years.

Table 7 Canada, Prince Edward Island and Summerside, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Prince Edward Island 40.8 42.8
Summerside, CY 41.4 44.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Summerside was 4,295, which represents a change of -0.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Summerside, 66.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.3% were common-law-couples and 19.9% were lone-parent families.

Summerside – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Prince Edward Island, CSD of Summerside, CY and neighbouring census subdivisions – 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
Prince Edward Island 40,850 29,695 72.7 4,570 11.2 6,580 16.1 4.2
Summerside, CY 4,295 2,870 66.8 570 13.3 855 19.9 -0.3
Lot 25, LOT 370 310 83.8 30 8.1 30 8.1 5.7
Lot 19, LOT 610 465 76.2 60 9.8 80 13.1 2.5
Sherbrooke, COM 50 40 80.0 10 20.0 5 10.0 11.1
Lot 17, LOT 180 130 72.2 30 16.7 25 13.9 9.1
Linkletter, COM 100 80 80.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 0.0
Miscouche, COM 260 195 75.0 30 11.5 30 11.5 6.1

Summerside – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Summerside, 40.8% 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.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 1,155
Married couples without children * 1,715
Common-law-couples with children * 255
Common-law-couples without children * 320

Summerside – Marital status

In Summerside, 57.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (47.6%) or living with a common-law partner (9.3%).

The remaining 43.1% 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 9 Canada, Prince Edward Island, Summerside, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Summerside, CY Prince Edward Island Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 12,285 100.0 117,145 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,000 57.0 69,800 59.6 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 5,850 47.6 60,625 51.8 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,145 9.3 9,170 7.8 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 5,290 43.1 47,350 40.4 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,045 24.8 30,495 26.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 455 3.7 3,285 2.8 698,245 2.5
Divorced 830 6.8 6,065 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 950 7.7 7,505 6.4 1,584,525 5.7

Summerside – Types of private households

There were 6,270 private households3 in Summerside in 2011, a change of 5.4% from 2006. Of these, 22.0% 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 10 Canada, Prince Edward Island, Summerside, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Summerside, CY Prince Edward Island Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,270 100.0 56,460 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,380 22.0 15,000 26.6 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,980 31.6 18,425 32.6 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 790 12.6 6,040 10.7 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,850 29.5 14,195 25.1 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 70 1.1 690 1.2 268,060 2.0
Other households9 205 3.3 2,120 3.8 543,340 4.1

Summerside – Structural type of dwelling

In Summerside, 54.6% 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 11 Canada, Prince Edward Island, Summerside, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Summerside, CY Prince Edward Island Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,270 100.0 56,465 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,425 54.6 40,330 71.4 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 650 10.4 3,005 5.3 646,240 4.9
Row house 475 7.6 1,805 3.2 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 60 0.1 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,060 16.9 7,635 13.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 205 3.3 910 1.6 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.2 135 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 445 7.1 2,585 4.6 183,510 1.4

Language

Summerside, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Summerside, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Summerside, CY - 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 Summerside, 92.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 5.2% reported French only, and 1.8% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 92.2% for English only, 3.8% for French only and 3.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 96.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.8% spoke only French and 1.0% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 95.5% for only English, 1.8% for only French and 2.1% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Summerside, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 14,485 100.0 14,485 100.0
English 13,355 92.2 13,970 96.4
French 760 5.2 255 1.8
Non-official language 265 1.8 150 1.0
Multiple responses 105 0.7 105 0.7
Table 13 Summerside, CY – 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 99.8 0.1
French 53.6 34.3 19.3
Non-official language 79.0 59.7 19.4

Summerside, CY – Non-official languages

In Summerside, the three most common mother tongues were Albanian (0.2%), Arabic (0.2%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (0.2%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Chinese, n.o.s. (0.9%), Dutch (0.4%) and German (0.2%).

Table 14 Summerside, CY – 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.
Albanian 35 11.3 0.2
Arabic 25 8.1 0.2
Chinese, n.o.s. 25 8.1 0.2
Cantonese 20 6.5 0.1
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 20 6.5 0.1

Summerside, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Summerside, CY – 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 13.2 9.1 87.4 5.7
0 to 19 19.0 17.6 84.6 10.0
20 to 44 13.9 11.3 92.6 4.8
45 to 64 8.6 3.5 87.0 6.7
65 and over 12.3 2.7 87.5 14.3
Table 16 Summerside, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 14,485 100.0
English only 12,505 86.3
French only 20 0.1
English and French 1,950 13.5
Neither English nor French 10 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.
 

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