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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Wellesley, TP - Ontario

Map of Wellesley, TP (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Wellesley, TP

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Wellesley, TP - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Wellesley, TP - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
135
Nat. rank
370

In 2011, Wellesley (Township) had a population of 10,713, representing a percentage change of 9.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 277.79 square kilometres with a population density of 38.6 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, Wellesley (Township) had 3,143 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Wellesley (Township) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Wellesley (Township) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Mapleton, Ont. TP 9,989 9,851 1.4
Waterloo, Ont. CY 98,780 97,475 1.3
Wilmot, Ont. TP 19,223 17,097 12.4
Woolwich, Ont. TP 23,145 19,658 17.7
Perth East, Ont. TP 12,028 11,986 A 0.4

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

Wellesley, TP – Age distribution

Table 4 Wellesley, TP – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 27.4% 27.8% 27.1%
15 to 64 62.6% 62.6% 62.7%
65 and over 9.9% 9.6% 10.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Wellesley, TP was 9.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 27.4%. 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.

Wellesley, TP – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Wellesley, TP – 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 10,715 9,785 930 9.5
0 to 14 2,940 2,745 195 7.1
15 to 64 6,710 6,185 525 8.5
65 and over 1,065 865 200 23.1
Males
Total 5,435 4,955 480 9.7
0 to 14 1,510 1,390 120 8.6
15 to 64 3,405 3,130 275 8.8
65 and over 520 435 85 19.5
Females
Total 5,280 4,830 450 9.3
0 to 14 1,430 1,350 80 5.9
15 to 64 3,310 3,050 260 8.5
65 and over 545 430 115 26.7

Wellesley, TP – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Wellesley, TP – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 10,715 5,435 5,280
0 to 4 years 990 505 480
5 to 9 years 1,010 530 480
10 to 14 years 935 470 470
15 to 19 years 890 460 430
20 to 24 years 755 395 360
25 to 29 years 505 260 245
30 to 34 years 615 285 330
35 to 39 years 655 340 315
40 to 44 years 710 355 355
45 to 49 years 750 380 370
50 to 54 years 710 350 370
55 to 59 years 620 335 285
60 to 64 years 500 245 250
65 to 69 years 375 180 195
70 to 74 years 265 150 115
75 to 79 years 190 85 100
80 to 84 years 140 65 75
85 years and over 90 40 55
Median age 32.3 31.8 32.8

Wellesley, TP – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Wellesley, TP was 32.3 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Wellesley, TP – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Wellesley, TP 30.9 32.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Wellesley was 2,765, which represents a change of 12.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Wellesley, 88.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 5.4% were common-law-couples and 6.1% were lone-parent families.

Wellesley – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Wellesley, TP 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
Wellesley, TP 2,765 2,450 88.6 150 5.4 170 6.1 12.4
Mapleton, TP 2,595 2,300 88.6 150 5.8 150 5.8 3.0
Waterloo, CY 26,775 20,845 77.9 2,505 9.4 3,430 12.8 0.9
Wilmot, TP 5,775 4,795 83.0 475 8.2 505 8.7 14.0
Woolwich, TP 6,570 5,495 83.6 510 7.8 565 8.6 19.0
Perth East, TP 3,215 2,765 86.0 235 7.3 210 6.5 0.3

Wellesley – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Wellesley, 58.5% 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 * 1,465
Married couples without children * 985
Common-law-couples with children * 60
Common-law-couples without children * 85

Wellesley – Marital status

In Wellesley, 67.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (63.7%) or living with a common-law partner (3.8%).

The remaining 32.5% 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, Wellesley, TP – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Wellesley, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 7,775 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,250 67.5 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 4,950 63.7 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 295 3.8 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,530 32.5 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,055 26.4 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 105 1.4 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 145 1.9 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 230 3.0 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Wellesley – Types of private households

There were 3,145 private households3 in Wellesley in 2011, a change of 10.9% from 2006. Of these, 46.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 3.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Wellesley, TP – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Wellesley, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,145 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,460 46.4 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,020 32.4 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 145 4.6 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 395 12.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 70 2.2 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 55 1.7 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Wellesley – Structural type of dwelling

In Wellesley, 84.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Wellesley, TP – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Wellesley, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,140 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,660 84.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 305 9.7 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 50 1.6 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 100 3.2 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 15 0.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 10 0.3 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Wellesley, TP – Mother tongue

Chart J: Wellesley, TP - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Wellesley, TP - 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 Wellesley, 62.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.5% reported French only, and 36.6% 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, 70.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 28.3% 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 Wellesley, TP – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 10,710 100.0 10,715 100.0
English 6,640 62.0 7,525 70.2
French 50 0.5 15 0.1
Non-official language 3,915 36.6 3,035 28.3
Multiple responses 105 1.0 140 1.3
Table 13 Wellesley, TP – 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 99.3 99.3 0.1
French 42.9 14.3 28.6
Non-official language 87.2 77.3 9.9

Wellesley, TP – Non-official languages

In Wellesley, the three most common mother tongues were German (32.8%), Dutch (2.3%) and Romanian (0.3%), 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 Wellesley, TP – 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 3,515 87.7 32.8
Dutch 250 6.2 2.3
Romanian 35 0.9 0.3
Spanish 35 0.9 0.3
Polish 30 0.7 0.3

Wellesley, TP – Bilingualism

Table 15 Wellesley, TP – 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 2.7 2.9 90.0 1.3
0 to 19 2.9 3.4 100.0 1.4
20 to 44 3.1 3.9 50.0 0.9
45 to 64 2.1 1.6 80.0 1.5
65 and over 2.4 2.3 50.0 1.3
Table 16 Wellesley, TP – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 10,715 100.0
English only 9,990 93.2
French only 5 0.0
English and French 300 2.8
Neither English nor French 425 4.0

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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