Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Vaughan, CY - Ontario

Map of Vaughan, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
8
Nat. rank
17

In 2011, Vaughan (City) had a population of 288,301, representing a percentage change of 20.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 273.52 square kilometres with a population density of 1,054.0 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, Vaughan (City) had 86,063 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 23.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Vaughan (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Toronto.

Population and dwelling counts

Vaughan (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Vaughan (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Markham, Ont. T 301,709 261,573 15.3
Richmond Hill, Ont. T 185,541 162,704 14.0
King, Ont. TP 19,899 19,487 2.1
Toronto, Ont. C 2,615,060 2,503,281 4.5
Brampton, Ont. CY 523,911 433,806 20.8
Caledon, Ont. T 59,460 57,050 4.2

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

Vaughan, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Vaughan, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.3% 21.2% 19.4%
15 to 64 68.6% 68.1% 69.0%
65 and over 11.2% 10.7% 11.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Vaughan, CY was 11.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 20.3%. 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.

Vaughan, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Vaughan, 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 288,300 238,865 49,435 20.7
0 to 14 58,455 51,600 6,855 13.3
15 to 64 197,650 163,990 33,660 20.5
65 and over 32,190 23,270 8,920 38.3
Males
Total 140,905 117,260 23,645 20.2
0 to 14 29,885 26,290 3,595 13.7
15 to 64 95,930 79,910 16,020 20.0
65 and over 15,095 11,065 4,030 36.4
Females
Total 147,395 121,605 25,790 21.2
0 to 14 28,575 25,315 3,260 12.9
15 to 64 101,725 84,080 17,645 21.0
65 and over 17,100 12,210 4,890 40.0

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

Table 6 Vaughan, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 288,300 140,905 147,395
0 to 4 years 18,050 9,225 8,825
5 to 9 years 20,090 10,245 9,845
10 to 14 years 20,315 10,415 9,900
15 to 19 years 20,685 10,705 9,985
20 to 24 years 18,865 9,510 9,350
25 to 29 years 16,465 8,115 8,350
30 to 34 years 17,675 8,105 9,575
35 to 39 years 21,925 10,180 11,745
40 to 44 years 24,605 11,815 12,785
45 to 49 years 24,415 11,925 12,490
50 to 54 years 21,480 10,365 11,120
55 to 59 years 16,665 7,970 8,695
60 to 64 years 14,870 7,240 7,630
65 to 69 years 9,685 4,775 4,910
70 to 74 years 8,585 4,155 4,430
75 to 79 years 6,320 3,055 3,260
80 to 84 years 4,110 1,830 2,280
85 years and over 3,490 1,285 2,205
Median age 37.9 37.2 38.5

Vaughan, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Vaughan, CY was 37.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Vaughan, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Vaughan, CY 35.9 37.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Vaughan was 80,835, which represents a change of 21.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Vaughan, 84.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 3.6% were common-law-couples and 12.0% were lone-parent families.

Vaughan – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Vaughan, 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
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Vaughan, CY 80,835 68,180 84.3 2,945 3.6 9,710 12.0 21.3
Markham, T 86,610 72,005 83.1 3,265 3.8 11,340 13.1 16.6
Richmond Hill, T 52,925 43,605 82.4 2,230 4.2 7,085 13.4 14.9
King, TP 5,745 4,720 82.2 445 7.7 580 10.1 3.3
Toronto, C 690,340 473,440 68.6 69,910 10.1 146,990 21.3 3.0
Brampton, CY 145,350 111,325 76.6 8,970 6.2 25,050 17.2 20.3
Caledon, T 17,250 13,895 80.6 1,415 8.2 1,940 11.2 3.8

Vaughan – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Vaughan, 61.5% 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 * 42,385
Married couples without children * 25,790
Common-law-couples with children * 1,380
Common-law-couples without children * 1,560

Vaughan – Marital status

In Vaughan, 63.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (60.7%) or living with a common-law partner (2.6%).

The remaining 36.7% 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, Ontario, Vaughan, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Vaughan, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 229,845 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 145,460 63.3 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 139,565 60.7 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 5,895 2.6 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 84,380 36.7 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 61,825 26.9 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 4,310 1.9 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 7,780 3.4 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 10,460 4.6 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Vaughan – Types of private households

There were 86,060 private households3 in Vaughan in 2011, a change of 23.8% from 2006. Of these, 46.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 13.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Vaughan, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Vaughan, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 86,060 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
40,375 46.9 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
22,970 26.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 7,660 8.9 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 9,165 10.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 4,740 5.5 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 1,160 1.3 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Vaughan – Structural type of dwelling

In Vaughan, 67.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 8.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Vaughan, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Vaughan, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 86,065 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 58,205 67.6 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 7,195 8.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 9,305 10.8 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 6,940 8.1 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,330 1.5 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 3,070 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

Vaughan, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Vaughan, 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 Vaughan, 45.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.6% reported French only, and 49.9% 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, 65.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 26.1% 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 Vaughan, 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 286,945 100.0 286,945 100.0
English 131,770 45.9 188,745 65.8
French 1,795 0.6 670 0.2
Non-official language 143,250 49.9 74,890 26.1
Multiple responses 10,135 3.5 22,640 7.9
Table 13 Vaughan, 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 98.9 97.6 1.3
French 57.5 33.4 24.2
Non-official language 80.5 57.7 22.8

Vaughan, CY – Non-official languages

In Vaughan, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (15.2%), Russian (6.7%) and Spanish (2.7%), 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 Vaughan, 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.
Italian 43,590 28.5 15.2
Russian 19,185 12.5 6.7
Spanish 7,890 5.2 2.7
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 5,345 3.5 1.9
Panjabi (Punjabi) 5,205 3.4 1.8

Vaughan, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Vaughan, 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 5.7 5.6 89.9 4.7
0 to 19 6.5 5.0 82.8 9.7
20 to 44 6.1 6.2 93.4 5.1
45 to 64 5.2 6.1 91.9 3.7
65 and over 3.4 3.8 88.1 2.2
Table 16 Vaughan, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 286,945 100.0
English only 258,300 90.0
French only 175 0.1
English and French 16,950 5.9
Neither English nor French 11,520 4.0

Symbols:

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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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