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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Hanover, T - Ontario

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

Map of Hanover, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
178
Nat. rank
507

In 2011, Hanover (Town) had a population of 7,490, representing a percentage change of 4.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 9.81 square kilometres with a population density of 763.8 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, Hanover (Town) had 3,163 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Hanover (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Hanover (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Brockton, Ont. MU 9,432 9,641 -2.2
West Grey, Ont. MU 12,286 12,288 A 0.0

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

Hanover, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Hanover, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.6% 17.6% 13.7%
15 to 64 60.1% 61.6% 58.7%
65 and over 24.4% 20.9% 27.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Hanover, T was 24.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 60.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.6%. 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.

Hanover, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Hanover, 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 7,490 7,150 340 4.8
0 to 14 1,165 1,135 30 2.6
15 to 64 4,500 4,390 110 2.5
65 and over 1,825 1,625 200 12.3
Males
Total 3,520 3,325 195 5.9
0 to 14 620 575 45 7.8
15 to 64 2,170 2,115 55 2.6
65 and over 735 635 100 15.7
Females
Total 3,970 3,825 145 3.8
0 to 14 545 560 -15 -2.7
15 to 64 2,330 2,270 60 2.6
65 and over 1,095 990 105 10.6

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

Table 6 Hanover, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,490 3,520 3,970
0 to 4 years 380 215 165
5 to 9 years 395 210 190
10 to 14 years 385 195 190
15 to 19 years 410 200 210
20 to 24 years 395 175 220
25 to 29 years 425 225 200
30 to 34 years 360 175 195
35 to 39 years 395 190 200
40 to 44 years 435 205 230
45 to 49 years 475 235 240
50 to 54 years 575 260 315
55 to 59 years 515 240 275
60 to 64 years 500 255 250
65 to 69 years 395 170 220
70 to 74 years 380 160 215
75 to 79 years 365 155 210
80 to 84 years 340 135 205
85 years and over 350 115 240
Median age 46.7 44.2 49.2

Hanover, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Hanover, T was 46.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Hanover, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Hanover, T 44.5 46.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Hanover was 2,110, which represents a change of 4.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Hanover, 71.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.5% were common-law-couples and 14.9% were lone-parent families.

Hanover – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Hanover, 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
Hanover, T 2,110 1,505 71.3 285 13.5 315 14.9 4.2
Brockton, MU 2,765 2,100 75.9 340 12.3 330 11.9 -0.2
West Grey, MU 3,745 2,900 77.4 450 12.0 390 10.4 2.0

Hanover – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Hanover, 39.3% 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 * 580
Married couples without children * 925
Common-law-couples with children * 125
Common-law-couples without children * 165

Hanover – Marital status

In Hanover, 58.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (49.7%) or living with a common-law partner (9.1%).

The remaining 41.2% 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, Hanover, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Hanover, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,330 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,720 58.8 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,145 49.7 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 575 9.1 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,605 41.2 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,330 21.0 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 190 3.0 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 375 5.9 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 710 11.2 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Hanover – Types of private households

There were 3,165 private households3 in Hanover in 2011, a change of 3.9% from 2006. Of these, 22.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -5.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Hanover, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Hanover, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,165 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
695 22.0 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,060 33.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 290 9.2 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,000 31.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 35 1.1 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 85 2.7 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Hanover – Structural type of dwelling

In Hanover, 66.0% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 4.3% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Hanover, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Hanover, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,165 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,090 66.0 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 75 2.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 215 6.8 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 135 4.3 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 530 16.7 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 115 3.6 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.3 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Hanover, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Hanover, 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 Hanover, 93.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 5.3% 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, 98.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 1.2% 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 Hanover, 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 7,255 100.0 7,255 100.0
English 6,785 93.5 7,125 98.2
French 60 0.8 10 0.1
Non-official language 385 5.3 85 1.2
Multiple responses 30 0.4 35 0.5
Table 13 Hanover, 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 100.0 99.9 0.1
French 35.7 7.1 28.6
Non-official language 53.8 28.8 25.0

Hanover, T – Non-official languages

In Hanover, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.1%), Dutch (0.5%) and Ukrainian (0.2%), 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 Hanover, 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.
German 155 38.8 2.1
Dutch 35 8.8 0.5
Ukrainian 15 3.8 0.2
Hungarian 15 3.8 0.2
Gujarati 15 3.8 0.2
Urdu 15 3.8 0.2

Hanover, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Hanover, 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 4.4 3.6 84.6 5.3
0 to 19 7.6 7.2 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 5.0 3.9 75.0 8.3
45 to 64 2.9 2.1 100.0 9.5
65 and over 2.5 1.1 83.3 0.0
Table 16 Hanover, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,260 100.0
English only 6,925 95.4
French only 0 0.0
English and French 325 4.5
Neither English nor French 10 0.1

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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