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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Smiths Falls, T - Ontario 1

Map of Smiths Falls, T (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Smiths Falls, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Smiths Falls, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
159
Nat. rank
435

In 2011, Smiths Falls (Town) had a population of 8,978, representing a percentage change of -2.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 9.61 square kilometres with a population density of 934.6 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 908,607.67 square kilometres with a population density of 14.1 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Smiths Falls (Town) had 4,070 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 6.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Smiths Falls (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Smiths Falls (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Rideau Lakes, Ont. TP 10,207 10,350 -1.4
Merrickville-Wolford, Ont. VL 2,850 2,867 -0.6
Montague, Ont. TP 3,483 3,209 A 8.5
Drummond/North Elmsley, Ont. TP 7,487 7,118 5.2

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

Table 2 Ontario – 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
Milton T 84,362 53,889 A 56.5
Whitchurch-Stouffville T 37,628 24,390 54.3
Ajax T 109,600 90,167 21.6
Brampton CY 523,911 433,806 20.8
Vaughan CY 288,301 238,866 20.7

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

Table 3 Ontario – 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
Thunder Bay, Unorganized NO 5,909 6,585 -10.3
Hearst T 5,090 5,620 -9.4
Dryden CY 7,617 8,195 -7.1
The Blue Mountains T 6,453 6,825 -5.5

Age and sex

Smiths Falls, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Smiths Falls, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.3% 17.0% 13.9%
15 to 64 64.9% 66.5% 63.3%
65 and over 19.8% 16.3% 22.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Smiths Falls, T was 19.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.3%. 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.

Smiths Falls, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Smiths Falls, 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 8,980 9,160 -180 -2.0
0 to 14 1,375 1,475 -100 -6.8
15 to 64 5,825 6,010 -185 -3.1
65 and over 1,775 1,680 95 5.7
Males
Total 4,260 4,295 -35 -0.8
0 to 14 725 780 -55 -7.1
15 to 64 2,835 2,870 -35 -1.2
65 and over 695 650 45 6.9
Females
Total 4,720 4,865 -145 -3.0
0 to 14 655 695 -40 -5.8
15 to 64 2,990 3,135 -145 -4.6
65 and over 1,080 1,030 50 4.9

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

Table 6 Smiths Falls, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 8,980 4,260 4,720
0 to 4 years 490 250 235
5 to 9 years 395 210 180
10 to 14 years 495 260 240
15 to 19 years 575 315 260
20 to 24 years 545 270 280
25 to 29 years 545 260 285
30 to 34 years 430 215 215
35 to 39 years 440 210 230
40 to 44 years 490 240 250
45 to 49 years 690 345 350
50 to 54 years 710 335 380
55 to 59 years 690 330 355
60 to 64 years 705 320 385
65 to 69 years 490 215 275
70 to 74 years 370 165 210
75 to 79 years 320 120 205
80 to 84 years 320 120 195
85 years and over 275 75 200
Median age 45.9 43.1 48.0

Smiths Falls, T – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Smiths Falls, T was 45.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Smiths Falls, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Smiths Falls, T 43.8 45.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Smiths Falls was 2,510, which represents a change of 2.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Smiths Falls, 60.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 16.3% were common-law-couples and 23.7% were lone-parent families.

Smiths Falls – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Smiths Falls, 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
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Smiths Falls, T 2,510 1,505 60.0 410 16.3 595 23.7 2.4
Rideau Lakes, TP 3,380 2,605 77.1 385 11.4 385 11.4 1.5
Merrickville-Wolford, VL 855 615 71.9 135 15.8 100 11.7 4.3
Montague, TP 1,085 795 73.3 165 15.2 125 11.5 8.5
Drummond/North Elmsley, TP 2,385 1,870 78.4 310 13.0 205 8.6 6.7

Smiths Falls – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Smiths Falls, 38.9% 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 * 535
Married couples without children * 965
Common-law-couples with children * 205
Common-law-couples without children * 205

Smiths Falls – Marital status

In Smiths Falls, 51.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (40.4%) or living with a common-law partner (10.8%).

The remaining 48.8% 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, Ontario, Smiths Falls, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Smiths Falls, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 7,600 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,890 51.2 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,070 40.4 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 820 10.8 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,710 48.8 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,955 25.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 355 4.7 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 675 8.9 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 725 9.5 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Smiths Falls – Types of private households

There were 4,070 private households4 in Smiths Falls in 2011, a change of 6.7% from 2006. Of these, 17.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -12.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Smiths Falls, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Smiths Falls, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,070 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
725 17.8 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,120 27.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 555 13.6 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,465 36.0 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 55 1.4 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households10 150 3.7 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Smiths Falls – Structural type of dwelling

In Smiths Falls, 53.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 1.2% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Smiths Falls, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Smiths Falls, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,070 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,185 53.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 585 14.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 145 3.6 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 50 1.2 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 985 24.2 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 90 2.2 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 25 0.6 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Smiths Falls, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Smiths Falls, 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 Smiths Falls, 93.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.2% reported French only, and 3.0% reported a non-official language only, 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, 97.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% spoke only French and 1.1% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 79.0% for only English, 2.2% for only French and 14.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Smiths Falls, 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 8,880 100.0 8,880 100.0
English 8,295 93.4 8,665 97.6
French 280 3.2 55 0.6
Non-official language 265 3.0 100 1.1
Multiple responses 45 0.5 65 0.7
Table 13 Smiths Falls, T – 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 99.9 99.9 0.1
French 50.0 19.4 30.6
Non-official language 64.3 44.6 19.6

Smiths Falls, T – Non-official languages

In Smiths Falls, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.5%), Polish (0.3%) and Dutch (0.2%), 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 14 Smiths Falls, 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.
German 40 14.0 0.5
Polish 30 10.5 0.3
Dutch 20 7.0 0.2
Mandarin 20 7.0 0.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 20 7.0 0.2

Smiths Falls, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Smiths Falls, 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 8.4 5.6 89.3 11.3
0 to 19 7.5 6.6 80.0 0.0
20 to 44 9.5 7.2 100.0 21.4
45 to 64 8.3 4.5 88.0 12.5
65 and over 8.0 3.9 86.7 5.6
Table 16 Smiths Falls, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 8,885 100.0
English only 8,100 91.2
French only 0 0.0
English and French 765 8.6
Neither English nor French 20 0.2

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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