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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Yarmouth, T - Nova Scotia

Map of Yarmouth, T (shaded in green), Nova Scotia

Map of Yarmouth, T

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Yarmouth, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Yarmouth, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
24
Nat. rank
563

In 2011, Yarmouth (Town) had a population of 6,761, representing a percentage change of -5.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 10.56 square kilometres with a population density of 640.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Yarmouth (Town) had 3,144 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 0.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Yarmouth (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Yarmouth (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Yarmouth, N.S. MD 10,105 10,304 -1.9

Nova Scotia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Nova Scotia – 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
Antigonish, Subd. A SC 8,253 7,730 6.8
Kentville T 6,094 5,815 4.8
Halifax RGM 390,096 372,679 4.7
Bridgewater T 8,241 7,944 3.7
East Hants MD 22,111 21,397 A 3.3

Nova Scotia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Nova Scotia – 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
Inverness, Subd. A SC 5,280 5,859 -9.9
Digby MD 7,463 7,986 -6.5
Yarmouth T 6,761 7,162 -5.6
Clare MD 8,319 8,813 -5.6
Kings, Subd. D SC 5,201 5,499 -5.4

Age and sex

Yarmouth, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Yarmouth, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.3% 15.4% 13.4%
15 to 64 63.8% 65.9% 62.2%
65 and over 21.9% 18.7% 24.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Yarmouth, T was 21.9%, 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 14.3%. 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.

Yarmouth, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Yarmouth, T – 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 6,760 7,160 -400 -5.6
0 to 14 970 1,175 -205 -17.4
15 to 64 4,315 4,550 -235 -5.2
65 and over 1,480 1,440 40 2.8
Males
Total 2,995 3,220 -225 -7.0
0 to 14 460 580 -120 -20.7
15 to 64 1,975 2,095 -120 -5.7
65 and over 560 550 10 1.8
Females
Total 3,765 3,940 -175 -4.4
0 to 14 505 595 -90 -15.1
15 to 64 2,340 2,455 -115 -4.7
65 and over 925 890 35 3.9

Yarmouth, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Yarmouth, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 6,760 2,995 3,765
0 to 4 years 340 155 185
5 to 9 years 280 135 145
10 to 14 years 345 175 180
15 to 19 years 440 195 245
20 to 24 years 435 210 225
25 to 29 years 345 145 195
30 to 34 years 350 155 190
35 to 39 years 325 135 190
40 to 44 years 435 200 235
45 to 49 years 520 250 270
50 to 54 years 535 250 290
55 to 59 years 485 230 255
60 to 64 years 445 200 245
65 to 69 years 355 160 195
70 to 74 years 290 120 170
75 to 79 years 275 110 165
80 to 84 years 255 80 180
85 years and over 300 95 210
Median age 46.0 44.8 46.9

Yarmouth, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Yarmouth, T was 46 years. In comparison, the median age of Nova Scotia was 43.7 years.

Table 7 Canada, Nova Scotia and Yarmouth, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Nova Scotia 41.8 43.7
Yarmouth, T 42.3 46.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Yarmouth was 1,845, which represents a change of -7.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Yarmouth, 55.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.2% were common-law-couples and 29.3% were lone-parent families.

Yarmouth – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Nova Scotia, CSD of Yarmouth, T 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
Nova Scotia 270,065 184,870 68.5 38,460 14.2 46,735 17.3 1.0
Yarmouth, T 1,845 1,025 55.6 280 15.2 540 29.3 -7.8
Yarmouth, MD 3,185 2,305 72.4 410 12.9 470 14.8 -0.5

Yarmouth – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Yarmouth, 35.6% 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.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 340
Married couples without children * 685
Common-law-couples with children * 120
Common-law-couples without children * 160

Yarmouth – Marital status

In Yarmouth, 46.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (36.6%) or living with a common-law partner (9.7%).

The remaining 53.7% 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, Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Yarmouth, T Nova Scotia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,795 100.0 783,510 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,680 46.2 453,095 57.8 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,120 36.6 376,020 48.0 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 560 9.7 77,075 9.8 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,110 53.7 330,420 42.2 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,675 28.9 209,180 26.7 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 270 4.7 23,545 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 535 9.2 46,060 5.9 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 630 10.9 51,625 6.6 1,584,525 5.7

Yarmouth – Types of private households

There were 3,145 private households3 in Yarmouth in 2011, a change of 0.3% from 2006. Of these, 14.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -28.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Yarmouth, T Nova Scotia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,145 100.0 390,280 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
450 14.3 88,450 22.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
800 25.4 128,065 32.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 505 16.1 42,445 10.9 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,190 37.8 108,795 27.9 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 40 1.3 5,495 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households9 155 4.9 17,030 4.4 543,340 4.1

Yarmouth – Structural type of dwelling

In Yarmouth, 46.4% 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, Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Yarmouth, T Nova Scotia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,145 100.0 390,280 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,460 46.4 260,435 66.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 355 11.3 19,450 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 60 1.9 9,175 2.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 17,880 4.6 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,060 33.7 56,485 14.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 205 6.5 11,970 3.1 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 705 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 14,175 3.6 183,510 1.4

Language

Yarmouth, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Yarmouth, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Yarmouth, T - 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 Yarmouth, 89.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 7.7% reported French only, and 1.6% reported a non-official language only, 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, 96.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.8% spoke only French and 0.6% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 95.4% for only English, 1.8% for only French and 2.0% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Yarmouth, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 6,555 100.0 6,555 100.0
English 5,880 89.7 6,330 96.6
French 505 7.7 120 1.8
Non-official language 105 1.6 40 0.6
Multiple responses 60 0.9 65 1.0
Table 13 Yarmouth, T – 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 99.7 99.7 0.1
French 48.2 26.4 21.8
Non-official language 64.0 44.0 20.0

Yarmouth, T – Non-official languages

In Yarmouth, the three most common mother tongues were Arabic (0.3%), Kannada (0.2%) and Korean (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 14 Yarmouth, T – 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.
Arabic 20 16.7 0.3
Kannada 10 8.3 0.2
Korean 10 8.3 0.2
Vietnamese 10 8.3 0.2

Yarmouth, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Yarmouth, T – 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 15.6 9.9 84.2 9.5
0 to 19 17.8 17.0 75.0 0.0
20 to 44 16.0 12.3 94.4 0.0
45 to 64 11.9 5.2 85.3 0.0
65 and over 18.0 4.6 84.1 20.0
Table 16 Yarmouth, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,550 100.0
English only 5,480 83.7
French only 5 0.1
English and French 1,060 16.2
Neither English nor French 5 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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