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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Amherstburg, T - Ontario

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

Map of Amherstburg, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
73
Nat. rank
186

In 2011, Amherstburg (Town) had a population of 21,556, representing a percentage change of -0.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 185.68 square kilometres with a population density of 116.1 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, Amherstburg (Town) had 8,124 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Amherstburg (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Windsor.

Population and dwelling counts

Amherstburg (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Amherstburg (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Pelee, Ont. TP 171 287 -40.4
Essex, Ont. T 19,600 20,032 -2.2
LaSalle, Ont. T 28,643 27,652 3.6
Tecumseh, Ont. T 23,610 24,224 -2.5

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

Amherstburg, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Amherstburg, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.6% 18.5% 16.6%
15 to 64 67.8% 67.8% 67.9%
65 and over 14.6% 13.7% 15.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Amherstburg, T was 14.6%, 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 17.6%. 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.

Amherstburg, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Amherstburg, 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 21,555 21,745 -190 -0.9
0 to 14 3,790 4,310 -520 -12.1
15 to 64 14,615 14,865 -250 -1.7
65 and over 3,150 2,570 580 22.6
Males
Total 10,615 10,765 -150 -1.4
0 to 14 1,965 2,200 -235 -10.7
15 to 64 7,195 7,445 -250 -3.4
65 and over 1,455 1,120 335 29.9
Females
Total 10,940 10,980 -40 -0.4
0 to 14 1,820 2,110 -290 -13.7
15 to 64 7,425 7,420 5 0.1
65 and over 1,690 1,455 235 16.2

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

Table 6 Amherstburg, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 21,555 10,615 10,940
0 to 4 years 1,075 515 560
5 to 9 years 1,240 660 585
10 to 14 years 1,475 790 675
15 to 19 years 1,590 795 795
20 to 24 years 1,230 635 590
25 to 29 years 985 460 525
30 to 34 years 1,170 585 585
35 to 39 years 1,300 600 695
40 to 44 years 1,580 745 835
45 to 49 years 1,800 910 895
50 to 54 years 1,830 900 930
55 to 59 years 1,610 780 830
60 to 64 years 1,525 775 750
65 to 69 years 1,060 540 520
70 to 74 years 730 365 370
75 to 79 years 540 245 295
80 to 84 years 420 190 235
85 years and over 400 125 275
Median age 42.2 41.6 42.8

Amherstburg, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Amherstburg, T was 42.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Amherstburg, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Amherstburg, T 38.6 42.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Amherstburg was 6,440, which represents a change of 1.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Amherstburg, 77.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.5% were common-law-couples and 13.9% were lone-parent families.

Amherstburg – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Amherstburg, 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
Amherstburg, T 6,440 5,000 77.6 545 8.5 895 13.9 1.7
Pelee, TP 55 45 81.8 5 9.1 5 9.1 -15.4
Essex, T 5,770 4,350 75.4 605 10.5 825 14.3 -0.3
LaSalle, T 8,365 6,815 81.5 500 6.0 1,050 12.6 5.0
Tecumseh, T 7,055 5,660 80.2 440 6.2 955 13.5 -0.6

Amherstburg – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Amherstburg, 47.9% 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 * 2,415
Married couples without children * 2,585
Common-law-couples with children * 245
Common-law-couples without children * 305

Amherstburg – Marital status

In Amherstburg, 63.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (56.9%) or living with a common-law partner (6.2%).

The remaining 36.9% 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, Amherstburg, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Amherstburg, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 17,770 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 11,215 63.1 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 10,110 56.9 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,100 6.2 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,555 36.9 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,210 23.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 435 2.4 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 915 5.1 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 995 5.6 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Amherstburg – Types of private households

There were 8,120 private households3 in Amherstburg in 2011, a change of 2.4% from 2006. Of these, 32.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -11.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Amherstburg, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Amherstburg, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 8,120 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,605 32.1 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,785 34.3 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 815 10.0 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,675 20.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 115 1.4 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 125 1.5 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Amherstburg – Structural type of dwelling

In Amherstburg, 85.2% 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, Amherstburg, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Amherstburg, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 8,120 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 6,915 85.2 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 115 1.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 330 4.1 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 310 3.8 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 350 4.3 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 90 1.1 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Amherstburg, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Amherstburg, 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 Amherstburg, 88.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.2% reported French only, and 7.4% 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, 96.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.7% spoke only French and 1.9% 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 Amherstburg, 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 21,400 100.0 21,400 100.0
English 18,930 88.5 20,685 96.7
French 685 3.2 140 0.7
Non-official language 1,585 7.4 405 1.9
Multiple responses 200 0.9 165 0.8
Table 13 Amherstburg, T – 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 99.8 99.8 0.1
French 41.4 18.5 22.9
Non-official language 59.1 29.4 29.7

Amherstburg, T – Non-official languages

In Amherstburg, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (3.7%), German (0.7%) and Polish (0.4%), 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 Amherstburg, 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.
Italian 785 46.3 3.7
German 150 8.8 0.7
Polish 75 4.4 0.4
Dutch 70 4.1 0.3
Slovak 60 3.5 0.3

Amherstburg, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Amherstburg, 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 10.1 7.9 81.8 6.0
0 to 19 14.8 13.9 90.0 30.8
20 to 44 10.8 9.0 88.9 8.5
45 to 64 6.3 3.2 81.6 6.0
65 and over 8.9 2.8 75.0 2.7
Table 16 Amherstburg, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 21,400 100.0
English only 19,100 89.3
French only 5 0.0
English and French 2,230 10.4
Neither English nor French 70 0.3

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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