Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Woolwich, TP - Ontario

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

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
67
Nat. rank
177

In 2011, Woolwich (Township) had a population of 23,145, representing a percentage change of 17.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 326.17 square kilometres with a population density of 71.0 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, Woolwich (Township) had 7,913 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 20.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Woolwich (Township) is part of the census metropolitan area of Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo.

Population and dwelling counts

Woolwich (Township) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Woolwich (Township) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Guelph/Eramosa, Ont. TP 12,380 12,066 2.6
Centre Wellington, Ont. TP 26,693 26,049 2.5
Mapleton, Ont. TP 9,989 9,851 1.4
Cambridge, Ont. CY 126,748 120,371 5.3
Kitchener, Ont. CY 219,153 204,668 7.1
Waterloo, Ont. CY 98,780 97,475 1.3
Wilmot, Ont. TP 19,223 17,097 12.4
Wellesley, Ont. TP 10,713 9,789 9.4

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

Woolwich, TP – Age distribution

Table 4 Woolwich, TP – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.7% 21.9% 19.5%
15 to 64 64.1% 64.3% 64.0%
65 and over 15.1% 13.8% 16.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Woolwich, TP was 15.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.1% 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.

Woolwich, TP – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Woolwich, 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 23,145 19,655 3,490 17.8
0 to 14 4,795 4,010 785 19.6
15 to 64 14,845 12,795 2,050 16.0
65 and over 3,505 2,845 660 23.2
Males
Total 11,365 9,665 1,700 17.6
0 to 14 2,490 2,060 430 20.9
15 to 64 7,305 6,380 925 14.5
65 and over 1,570 1,230 340 27.6
Females
Total 11,780 9,990 1,790 17.9
0 to 14 2,300 1,950 350 17.9
15 to 64 7,540 6,420 1,120 17.4
65 and over 1,940 1,620 320 19.8

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

Table 6 Woolwich, TP – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 23,145 11,365 11,780
0 to 4 years 1,690 865 830
5 to 9 years 1,555 820 735
10 to 14 years 1,545 810 740
15 to 19 years 1,505 730 775
20 to 24 years 1,345 705 640
25 to 29 years 1,420 670 750
30 to 34 years 1,445 715 730
35 to 39 years 1,495 755 735
40 to 44 years 1,525 765 760
45 to 49 years 1,685 805 880
50 to 54 years 1,600 795 805
55 to 59 years 1,490 740 750
60 to 64 years 1,335 625 710
65 to 69 years 1,080 550 540
70 to 74 years 765 360 405
75 to 79 years 630 275 355
80 to 84 years 485 220 265
85 years and over 540 160 380
Median age 38.6 37.5 39.7

Woolwich, TP – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Woolwich, TP was 38.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Woolwich, TP – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Woolwich, TP 38.9 38.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Woolwich was 6,570, which represents a change of 19.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Woolwich, 83.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 7.8% were common-law-couples and 8.6% were lone-parent families.

Woolwich – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Woolwich, 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
Woolwich, TP 6,570 5,495 83.6 510 7.8 565 8.6 19.0
Guelph/Eramosa, TP 3,725 3,030 81.3 370 9.9 330 8.9 4.8
Centre Wellington, TP 7,850 6,155 78.4 840 10.7 855 10.9 2.8
Mapleton, TP 2,595 2,300 88.6 150 5.8 150 5.8 3.0
Cambridge, CY 36,255 25,365 70.0 4,615 12.7 6,270 17.3 5.5
Kitchener, CY 61,255 42,655 69.6 8,025 13.1 10,575 17.3 7.3
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
Wellesley, TP 2,765 2,450 88.6 150 5.4 170 6.1 12.4

Woolwich – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Woolwich, 50.2% 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 * 2,835
Married couples without children * 2,660
Common-law-couples with children * 175
Common-law-couples without children * 330

Woolwich – Marital status

In Woolwich, 66.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (61.1%) or living with a common-law partner (5.6%).

The remaining 33.4% 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, Woolwich, TP – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Woolwich, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 18,350 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 12,225 66.6 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 11,205 61.1 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,020 5.6 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,125 33.4 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,200 22.9 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 345 1.9 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 585 3.2 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,000 5.4 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Woolwich – Types of private households

There were 7,915 private households3 in Woolwich in 2011, a change of 20.5% from 2006. Of these, 36.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 16.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Woolwich, TP – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Woolwich, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 7,915 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,915 36.8 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,845 35.9 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 505 6.4 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,290 16.3 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 150 1.9 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 205 2.6 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Woolwich – Structural type of dwelling

In Woolwich, 76.4% 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, Woolwich, TP – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Woolwich, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 7,915 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 6,045 76.4 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 680 8.6 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 340 4.3 415,230 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 665 8.4 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 75 0.9 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 95 1.2 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Woolwich, TP – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Woolwich, 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 Woolwich, 79.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.7% reported French only, and 19.6% 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, 87.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 11.2% 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 Woolwich, 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 22,790 100.0 22,790 100.0
English 18,005 79.0 19,920 87.4
French 155 0.7 55 0.2
Non-official language 4,465 19.6 2,545 11.2
Multiple responses 160 0.7 280 1.2
Table 13 Woolwich, 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 99.7 99.6 0.1
French 46.2 25.6 20.5
Non-official language 75.5 57.9 17.6

Woolwich, TP – Non-official languages

In Woolwich, the three most common mother tongues were German (13.4%), Dutch (1.5%) and Polish (0.6%), 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 Woolwich, 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 3,055 66.4 13.4
Dutch 340 7.4 1.5
Polish 130 2.8 0.6
Romanian 100 2.2 0.4
Serbian 85 1.8 0.4

Woolwich, TP – Bilingualism

Table 15 Woolwich, 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 4.0 3.7 87.1 2.1
0 to 19 3.7 3.8 75.0 1.3
20 to 44 6.0 5.7 100.0 2.6
45 to 64 3.0 2.3 88.9 2.8
65 and over 2.2 1.7 80.0 1.6
Table 16 Woolwich, TP – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 22,790 100.0
English only 21,540 94.5
French only 5 0.0
English and French 930 4.1
Neither English nor French 315 1.4

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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