Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Ajax, T - Ontario

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
22
Nat. rank
45

In 2011, Ajax (Town) had a population of 109,600, representing a percentage change of 21.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 67.07 square kilometres with a population density of 1,634.2 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, Ajax (Town) had 35,038 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 22.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Ajax (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Toronto.

Population and dwelling counts

Ajax (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Ajax (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Pickering, Ont. CY 88,721 87,838 1.0
Whitby, Ont. T 122,022 111,184 9.7

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

Ajax, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Ajax, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.7% 21.8% 19.5%
15 to 64 70.6% 70.3% 70.9%
65 and over 8.7% 7.8% 9.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Ajax, T was 8.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 20.7%. 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.

Ajax, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Ajax, 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 109,600 90,170 19,430 21.5
0 to 14 22,640 20,350 2,290 11.3
15 to 64 77,385 62,780 14,605 23.3
65 and over 9,575 7,040 2,535 36.0
Males
Total 52,890 43,805 9,085 20.7
0 to 14 11,555 10,330 1,225 11.9
15 to 64 37,195 30,490 6,705 22.0
65 and over 4,145 2,985 1,160 38.9
Females
Total 56,710 46,360 10,350 22.3
0 to 14 11,080 10,025 1,055 10.5
15 to 64 40,195 32,285 7,910 24.5
65 and over 5,430 4,055 1,375 33.9

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

Table 6 Ajax, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 109,600 52,890 56,710
0 to 4 years 7,300 3,735 3,570
5 to 9 years 7,315 3,730 3,585
10 to 14 years 8,025 4,095 3,930
15 to 19 years 8,950 4,525 4,420
20 to 24 years 7,415 3,720 3,690
25 to 29 years 6,545 3,135 3,410
30 to 34 years 7,380 3,295 4,090
35 to 39 years 8,115 3,785 4,335
40 to 44 years 8,650 4,055 4,595
45 to 49 years 9,940 4,755 5,185
50 to 54 years 8,875 4,340 4,540
55 to 59 years 6,445 3,150 3,295
60 to 64 years 5,070 2,430 2,635
65 to 69 years 3,280 1,570 1,710
70 to 74 years 2,325 1,035 1,285
75 to 79 years 1,830 805 1,025
80 to 84 years 1,245 460 780
85 years and over 900 275 625
Median age 36.2 35.3 36.9

Ajax, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Ajax, T was 36.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Ajax, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Ajax, T 35.4 36.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Ajax was 30,955, which represents a change of 22.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Ajax, 73.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.7% were common-law-couples and 18.3% were lone-parent families.

Ajax – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Ajax, 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
Ajax, T 30,955 22,610 73.0 2,685 8.7 5,660 18.3 22.4
Pickering, CY 25,420 18,615 73.2 2,140 8.4 4,670 18.4 2.1
Whitby, T 34,460 25,785 74.8 3,270 9.5 5,400 15.7 9.9

Ajax – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Ajax, 61.9% 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 * 14,295
Married couples without children * 8,315
Common-law-couples with children * 1,370
Common-law-couples without children * 1,315

Ajax – Marital status

In Ajax, 59.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (53.0%) or living with a common-law partner (6.2%).

The remaining 40.8% 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, Ajax, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Ajax, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 86,960 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 51,435 59.1 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 46,055 53.0 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 5,380 6.2 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 35,520 40.8 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 25,590 29.4 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 2,540 2.9 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 4,120 4.7 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 3,275 3.8 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Ajax – Types of private households

There were 35,040 private households3 in Ajax in 2011, a change of 22.5% from 2006. Of these, 41.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 12.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Ajax, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Ajax, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 35,040 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
14,610 41.7 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
8,250 23.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 4,655 13.3 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 5,060 14.4 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 1,680 4.8 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 785 2.2 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Ajax – Structural type of dwelling

In Ajax, 65.9% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 6.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Ajax, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Ajax, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 35,040 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 23,100 65.9 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 2,000 5.7 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 5,075 14.5 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 2,140 6.1 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,430 4.1 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,270 3.6 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.0 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Ajax, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Ajax, 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 Ajax, 76.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 19.8% 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, 85.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.7% spoke only French and 9.2% 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 Ajax, 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 109,300 100.0 109,305 100.0
English 83,200 76.1 93,430 85.5
French 1,575 1.4 765 0.7
Non-official language 21,680 19.8 10,030 9.2
Multiple responses 2,845 2.6 5,075 4.6
Table 13 Ajax, 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 99.6 99.2 0.5
French 67.6 45.1 22.5
Non-official language 80.4 55.5 24.9

Ajax, T – Non-official languages

In Ajax, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (2.5%), Urdu (2.4%) and Tamil (2.0%), 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 Ajax, 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.
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,685 11.1 2.5
Urdu 2,635 10.9 2.4
Tamil 2,230 9.2 2.0
Persian (Farsi) 1,480 6.1 1.4
Arabic 1,380 5.7 1.3

Ajax, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Ajax, 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 6.7 5.5 91.4 5.1
0 to 19 9.1 8.1 86.6 9.5
20 to 44 7.0 5.8 95.4 5.1
45 to 64 4.9 3.2 91.5 3.6
65 and over 3.7 2.0 85.3 2.5
Table 16 Ajax, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 109,300 100.0
English only 100,430 91.9
French only 80 0.1
English and French 7,655 7.0
Neither English nor French 1,145 1.0

Symbols:

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not applicable
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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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