Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Milton, T - Ontario 1

Map of Milton, T (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
29
Nat. rank
62

In 2011, Milton (Town) had a population of 84,362, representing a percentage change of 56.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 363.22 square kilometres with a population density of 232.3 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, Milton (Town) had 27,561 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 49.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Milton (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Milton (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Mississauga, Ont. CY 713,443 668,599 A 6.7
Puslinch, Ont. TP 7,029 6,689 5.1
Guelph/Eramosa, Ont. TP 12,380 12,066 2.6
Oakville, Ont. T 182,520 165,613 10.2
Burlington, Ont. CY 175,779 164,415 6.9
Halton Hills, Ont. T 59,008 55,289 6.7
Hamilton, Ont. C 519,949 504,559 3.1

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

Milton, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Milton, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 24.6% 25.6% 23.6%
15 to 64 67.8% 67.3% 68.2%
65 and over 7.6% 7.1% 8.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Milton, T was 7.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 24.6%. 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.

Milton, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Milton, 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 84,360 53,885 30,475 56.6
0 to 14 20,750 11,505 9,245 80.4
15 to 64 57,160 37,905 19,255 50.8
65 and over 6,450 4,480 1,970 44.0
Males
Total 41,805 26,900 14,905 55.4
0 to 14 10,705 5,950 4,755 79.9
15 to 64 28,135 18,945 9,190 48.5
65 and over 2,965 2,005 960 47.9
Females
Total 42,560 26,985 15,575 57.7
0 to 14 10,045 5,555 4,490 80.8
15 to 64 29,025 18,960 10,065 53.1
65 and over 3,490 2,475 1,015 41.0

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

Table 6 Milton, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 84,360 41,805 42,560
0 to 4 years 8,615 4,505 4,110
5 to 9 years 6,950 3,530 3,420
10 to 14 years 5,180 2,670 2,510
15 to 19 years 4,625 2,390 2,240
20 to 24 years 3,835 1,960 1,870
25 to 29 years 5,690 2,580 3,105
30 to 34 years 8,955 4,135 4,820
35 to 39 years 8,915 4,445 4,465
40 to 44 years 7,115 3,710 3,410
45 to 49 years 5,775 2,960 2,820
50 to 54 years 4,595 2,270 2,330
55 to 59 years 3,905 1,875 2,025
60 to 64 years 3,750 1,810 1,935
65 to 69 years 2,400 1,175 1,225
70 to 74 years 1,560 760 800
75 to 79 years 1,040 490 555
80 to 84 years 760 310 445
85 years and over 690 220 470
Median age 34.1 34.0 34.2

Milton, T – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Milton, T was 34.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Milton, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Milton, T 34.4 34.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Milton was 24,295, which represents a change of 52.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Milton, 79.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.0% were common-law-couples and 10.9% were lone-parent families.

Milton – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Milton, 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
Milton, T 24,295 19,210 79.1 2,435 10.0 2,650 10.9 52.9
Mississauga, CY 199,380 154,440 77.5 12,160 6.1 32,780 16.4 6.8
Puslinch, TP 2,180 1,805 82.8 225 10.3 150 6.9 9.5
Guelph/Eramosa, TP 3,725 3,030 81.3 370 9.9 330 8.9 4.8
Oakville, T 51,665 41,730 80.8 3,290 6.4 6,645 12.9 10.1
Burlington, CY 51,180 38,795 75.8 5,045 9.9 7,335 14.3 6.6
Halton Hills, T 16,835 12,935 76.8 1,645 9.8 2,255 13.4 6.6
Hamilton, C 144,120 100,635 69.8 16,270 11.3 27,220 18.9 2.4

Milton – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Milton, 60.8% 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 * 12,175
Married couples without children * 7,035
Common-law-couples with children * 980
Common-law-couples without children * 1,460

Milton – Marital status

In Milton, 69.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (61.4%) or living with a common-law partner (7.7%).

The remaining 30.9% 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, Milton, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Milton, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 63,615 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 43,950 69.1 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 39,075 61.4 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 4,880 7.7 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 19,660 30.9 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 13,690 21.5 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,405 2.2 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,315 3.6 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,250 3.5 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Milton – Types of private households

There were 27,560 private households4 in Milton in 2011, a change of 49.4% from 2006. Of these, 45.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 61.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Milton, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Milton, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 27,560 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
12,420 45.1 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
7,575 27.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 2,235 8.1 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 3,745 13.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 995 3.6 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households10 590 2.1 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Milton – Structural type of dwelling

In Milton, 63.4% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 3.8% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Milton, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Milton, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 27,560 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 17,485 63.4 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 2,870 10.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 5,130 18.6 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,035 3.8 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 755 2.7 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 255 0.9 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 20 0.1 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 15 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Milton, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Milton, 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 Milton, 69.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.5% reported French only, and 26.0% 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, 81.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.7% spoke only French and 12.6% 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 Milton, 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 83,680 100.0 83,680 100.0
English 58,145 69.5 67,940 81.2
French 1,235 1.5 545 0.7
Non-official language 21,760 26.0 10,565 12.6
Multiple responses 2,545 3.0 4,630 5.5
Table 13 Milton, 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 99.5 98.8 0.7
French 64.9 39.6 25.2
Non-official language 80.9 57.0 23.9

Milton, T – Non-official languages

In Milton, the three most common mother tongues were Urdu (4.9%), Polish (2.3%) and Spanish (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 Milton, 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.
Urdu 4,135 17.2 4.9
Polish 1,910 7.9 2.3
Spanish 1,890 7.9 2.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,485 6.2 1.8
Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,455 6.0 1.7

Milton, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Milton, 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 7.1 6.1 87.0 5.5
0 to 19 7.2 6.0 72.0 8.7
20 to 44 8.2 7.5 91.9 5.3
45 to 64 6.0 4.4 91.0 4.2
65 and over 4.3 3.2 89.5 2.8
Table 16 Milton, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 83,680 100.0
English only 76,325 91.2
French only 100 0.1
English and French 6,190 7.4
Neither English nor French 1,075 1.3

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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