Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Lakeshore, T - Ontario

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

Map of Lakeshore, T

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Prov. rank

52

Nat. rank

128

In 2011, Lakeshore (Town) had a population of 34,546, representing a percentage change of 3.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 530.32 square kilometres with a population density of 65.1 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, Lakeshore (Town) had 12,331 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 6.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Lakeshore (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Lakeshore (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Chatham-Kent, Ont. MU 103,671 108,177 -4.2
Leamington, Ont. MU 28,403 28,833 -1.5
Kingsville, Ont. T 21,362 20,908 2.2
Essex, Ont. T 19,600 20,032 -2.2
Tecumseh, Ont. T 23,610 24,224 -2.5
Walpole Island 46, Ont.  IRI 1,878

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

Lakeshore, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Lakeshore, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.3% 20.9% 19.7%
15 to 64 67.9% 67.7% 68.1%
65 and over 11.9% 11.5% 12.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Lakeshore, T was 11.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 20.3%. 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.

Lakeshore, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Lakeshore, 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 34,545 33,245 1,300 3.9
0 to 14 7,005 7,140 -135 -1.9
15 to 64 23,445 22,875 570 2.5
65 and over 4,095 3,225 870 27.0
Males
Total 17,405 16,800 605 3.6
0 to 14 3,630 3,705 -75 -2.0
15 to 64 11,780 11,560 220 1.9
65 and over 1,995 1,540 455 29.5
Females
Total 17,140 16,445 695 4.2
0 to 14 3,375 3,440 -65 -1.9
15 to 64 11,665 11,320 345 3.0
65 and over 2,105 1,685 420 24.9

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

Table 6 Lakeshore, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 34,545 17,405 17,140
0 to 4 years 1,980 1,005 970
5 to 9 years 2,475 1,310 1,170
10 to 14 years 2,550 1,315 1,230
15 to 19 years 2,485 1,300 1,180
20 to 24 years 1,915 1,015 900
25 to 29 years 1,450 695 755
30 to 34 years 1,840 885 955
35 to 39 years 2,535 1,215 1,315
40 to 44 years 2,750 1,360 1,390
45 to 49 years 3,050 1,515 1,530
50 to 54 years 2,815 1,450 1,365
55 to 59 years 2,440 1,215 1,230
60 to 64 years 2,170 1,120 1,050
65 to 69 years 1,560 815 750
70 to 74 years 975 495 480
75 to 79 years 695 335 365
80 to 84 years 465 225 240
85 years and over 400 135 265
Median age 40.1 39.8 40.3

Lakeshore, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Lakeshore, T was 40.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Lakeshore, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Lakeshore, T 37.5 40.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Lakeshore was 10,245, which represents a change of 5.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Lakeshore, 80.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.5% were common-law-couples and 11.3% were lone-parent families.

Lakeshore – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Lakeshore, 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
Lakeshore, T 10,245 8,205 80.1 875 8.5 1,160 11.3 5.3
Chatham-Kent, MU 30,315 21,720 71.6 3,595 11.9 5,005 16.5 -2.7
Leamington, MU 7,515 5,720 76.1 630 8.4 1,160 15.4 -1.7
Kingsville, T 6,105 4,915 80.5 480 7.9 710 11.6 2.9
Essex, T 5,770 4,350 75.4 605 10.5 825 14.3 -0.3
Tecumseh, T 7,055 5,660 80.2 440 6.2 955 13.5 -0.6

Lakeshore – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Lakeshore, 52.1% 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 * 4,370
Married couples without children * 3,835
Common-law-couples with children * 360
Common-law-couples without children * 520

Lakeshore – Marital status

In Lakeshore, 66.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (60.1%) or living with a common-law partner (6.4%).

The remaining 33.5% 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, Lakeshore, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Lakeshore, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 27,540 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 18,315 66.5 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 16,555 60.1 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,755 6.4 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,225 33.5 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 6,260 22.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 625 2.3 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,120 4.1 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,225 4.4 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Lakeshore – Types of private households

There were 12,330 private households3 in Lakeshore in 2011, a change of 6.0% from 2006. Of these, 37.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -3.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Lakeshore, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Lakeshore, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 12,330 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
4,635 37.6 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
4,215 34.2 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,065 8.6 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,100 17.0 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 165 1.3 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 155 1.3 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Lakeshore – Structural type of dwelling

In Lakeshore, 92.0% 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, Lakeshore, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Lakeshore, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 12,330 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 11,340 92.0 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 235 1.9 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 275 2.2 415,230 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 180 1.5 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 60 0.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.1 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 235 1.9 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Lakeshore, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Lakeshore, 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 Lakeshore, 81.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 7.7% reported French only, and 9.2% 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, 93.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 2.2% spoke only French and 3.1% 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 Lakeshore, 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 34,365 100.0 34,365 100.0
English 28,010 81.5 32,015 93.2
French 2,660 7.7 740 2.2
Non-official language 3,145 9.2 1,055 3.1
Multiple responses 545 1.6 560 1.6
Table 13 Lakeshore, 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 99.5 0.3
French 50.1 26.2 23.9
Non-official language 68.9 38.9 30.0

Lakeshore, T – Non-official languages

In Lakeshore, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (1.7%), German (1.0%) 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 Lakeshore, 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 590 17.4 1.7
German 360 10.6 1.0
Polish 215 6.3 0.6
Macedonian 190 5.6 0.6
Arabic 190 5.6 0.6

Lakeshore, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Lakeshore, 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 16.7 11.0 88.3 6.5
0 to 19 19.0 16.9 91.1 15.7
20 to 44 15.1 11.7 93.0 6.2
45 to 64 13.8 5.2 87.9 5.1
65 and over 22.7 6.8 85.0 3.8
Table 16 Lakeshore, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 34,370 100.0
English only 28,300 82.3
French only 50 0.1
English and French 5,905 17.2
Neither English nor French 115 0.3

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.

Note(s):

  1. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.
  2. Census family: Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family.
  3. Household, private: Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.
  4. Household type: Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living in common-law with or without children or a lone parent living with one or more children.
  5. Couple-family households with children: Refers to couple households with at least one child aged 24 and under.
  6. Couple-family households without children: Refers to couple households without children aged 24 and under. Includes couple households with all children aged 25 and over.
  7. Lone-parent-family households: Refers to all lone-parent family households regardless of age of children.
  8. Multiple-family households: Refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling.
  9. Other households: Refers to two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.
  10. Other single-attached house: A single dwelling that is attached to another building and that does not fall into any of the other categories, such as a single dwelling attached to a non-residential structure (e.g., a store or a church) or occasionally to another residential structure (e.g., an apartment building).
  11. Movable dwelling includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.
  12. Mother-tongue retention: Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.


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.