Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Brampton, CY - Ontario

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

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
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Nat. rank
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In 2011, Brampton (City) had a population of 523,911, representing a percentage change of 20.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 266.34 square kilometres with a population density of 1,967.1 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, Brampton (City) had 149,271 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 18.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Brampton (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Brampton (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Vaughan, Ont. CY 288,301 238,866 20.7
Toronto, Ont. C 2,615,060 2,503,281 4.5
Mississauga, Ont. CY 713,443 668,599 A 6.7
Caledon, Ont. T 59,460 57,050 4.2
Halton Hills, Ont. T 59,008 55,289 6.7

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

Brampton, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Brampton, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.8% 22.9% 20.7%
15 to 64 69.1% 68.6% 69.6%
65 and over 9.1% 8.4% 9.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Brampton, CY was 9.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.8%. 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.

Brampton, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Brampton, 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 523,905 433,805 90,100 20.8
0 to 14 114,320 99,315 15,005 15.1
15 to 64 362,105 300,820 61,285 20.4
65 and over 47,480 33,670 13,810 41.0
Males
Total 258,710 214,430 44,280 20.7
0 to 14 59,310 51,285 8,025 15.6
15 to 64 177,595 148,180 29,415 19.9
65 and over 21,805 14,960 6,845 45.8
Females
Total 265,200 219,375 45,825 20.9
0 to 14 55,010 48,025 6,985 14.5
15 to 64 184,510 152,640 31,870 20.9
65 and over 25,675 18,710 6,965 37.2

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

Table 6 Brampton, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 523,905 258,710 265,200
0 to 4 years 37,385 19,335 18,050
5 to 9 years 38,100 19,710 18,390
10 to 14 years 38,835 20,270 18,565
15 to 19 years 39,260 20,340 18,915
20 to 24 years 35,185 17,965 17,220
25 to 29 years 36,330 17,225 19,110
30 to 34 years 39,025 17,935 21,085
35 to 39 years 41,345 19,645 21,700
40 to 44 years 41,460 20,270 21,195
45 to 49 years 41,070 20,685 20,390
50 to 54 years 34,950 17,655 17,300
55 to 59 years 28,710 13,900 14,810
60 to 64 years 24,770 11,975 12,800
65 to 69 years 17,455 8,525 8,930
70 to 74 years 12,205 5,815 6,390
75 to 79 years 8,170 3,750 4,415
80 to 84 years 5,355 2,270 3,085
85 years and over 4,300 1,450 2,855
Median age 34.7 34.1 35.3

Brampton, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Brampton, CY was 34.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Brampton, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Brampton, CY 33.7 34.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Brampton was 145,350, which represents a change of 20.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Brampton, 76.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 6.2% were common-law-couples and 17.2% were lone-parent families.

Brampton – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Brampton, 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
Brampton, CY 145,350 111,325 76.6 8,970 6.2 25,050 17.2 20.3
Vaughan, CY 80,835 68,180 84.3 2,945 3.6 9,710 12.0 21.3
Toronto, C 690,340 473,440 68.6 69,910 10.1 146,990 21.3 3.0
Mississauga, CY 199,380 154,440 77.5 12,160 6.1 32,780 16.4 6.8
Caledon, T 17,250 13,895 80.6 1,415 8.2 1,940 11.2 3.8
Halton Hills, T 16,835 12,935 76.8 1,645 9.8 2,255 13.4 6.6

Brampton – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Brampton, 62.4% 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 * 70,330
Married couples without children * 41,000
Common-law-couples with children * 4,725
Common-law-couples without children * 4,255

Brampton – Marital status

In Brampton, 60.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (56.3%) or living with a common-law partner (4.4%).

The remaining 39.3% 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, Brampton, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Brampton, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 409,585 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 248,560 60.7 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 230,605 56.3 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 17,955 4.4 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 161,030 39.3 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 115,260 28.1 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 11,275 2.8 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 17,205 4.2 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 17,285 4.2 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Brampton – Types of private households

There were 149,270 private households3 in Brampton in 2011, a change of 18.5% from 2006. Of these, 41.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 13.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Brampton, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Brampton, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 149,270 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
62,140 41.6 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
30,900 20.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 18,780 12.6 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 18,050 12.1 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 15,675 10.5 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 3,735 2.5 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Brampton – Structural type of dwelling

In Brampton, 52.9% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 11.4% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Brampton, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Brampton, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 149,270 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 78,975 52.9 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 20,240 13.6 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 17,215 11.5 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,005 11.4 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 6,805 4.6 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 8,965 6.0 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 35 0.0 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 30 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Brampton, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Brampton, 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 Brampton, 51.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 43.1% 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, 62.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 27.3% 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 Brampton, 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 521,690 100.0 521,690 100.0
English 269,785 51.7 325,010 62.3
French 4,375 0.8 2,020 0.4
Non-official language 225,070 43.1 142,575 27.3
Multiple responses 22,460 4.3 52,085 10.0
Table 13 Brampton, 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 98.7 97.0 1.7
French 62.4 41.5 20.9
Non-official language 89.2 72.1 17.1

Brampton, CY – Non-official languages

In Brampton, the three most common mother tongues were Panjabi (Punjabi) (18.8%), Urdu (3.1%) and Gujarati (2.3%), 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 Brampton, 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.
Panjabi (Punjabi) 98,165 39.8 18.8
Urdu 16,380 6.6 3.1
Gujarati 12,095 4.9 2.3
Hindi 12,030 4.9 2.3
Portuguese 12,025 4.9 2.3

Brampton, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Brampton, 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 4.6 4.5 87.3 3.3
0 to 19 7.0 6.1 83.1 7.6
20 to 44 4.2 4.4 89.1 2.4
45 to 64 3.4 2.8 89.7 2.0
65 and over 2.4 1.9 83.8 1.0
Table 16 Brampton, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 521,690 100.0
English only 471,625 90.4
French only 375 0.1
English and French 25,495 4.9
Neither English nor French 24,185 4.6

Symbols:

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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.
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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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