Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of The Blue Mountains, T - Ontario

Map of The Blue Mountains, T (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of The Blue Mountains, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: The Blue Mountains, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: The Blue Mountains, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
201
Nat. rank
580

In 2011, The Blue Mountains (Town) had a population of 6,453, representing a percentage change of -5.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 287.23 square kilometres with a population density of 22.5 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, The Blue Mountains (Town) had 2,846 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -3.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

The Blue Mountains (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 The Blue Mountains (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
South Bruce Peninsula, Ont. T 8,413 8,415 0.0
Grey Highlands, Ont. MU 9,520 9,480 0.4
Meaford, Ont. MU 11,100 10,948 1.4
Clearview, Ont. TP 13,734 14,088 -2.5
Collingwood, Ont. T 19,241 17,290 E 11.3
Tiny, Ont. TP 11,232 10,754 A 4.4
Georgian Bay, Ont. TP 2,124 2,340 -9.2

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

The Blue Mountains, T – Age distribution

Table 4 The Blue Mountains, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 10.9% 11.4% 10.5%
15 to 64 60.5% 59.3% 61.7%
65 and over 28.5% 29.3% 27.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in The Blue Mountains, T was 28.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 60.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 10.9%. 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.

The Blue Mountains, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 The Blue Mountains, 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 6,455 6,825 -370 -5.4
0 to 14 705 890 -185 -20.8
15 to 64 3,905 4,245 -340 -8.0
65 and over 1,840 1,690 150 8.9
Males
Total 3,160 3,380 -220 -6.5
0 to 14 360 480 -120 -25.0
15 to 64 1,875 2,070 -195 -9.4
65 and over 925 825 100 12.1
Females
Total 3,290 3,445 -155 -4.5
0 to 14 345 415 -70 -16.9
15 to 64 2,030 2,170 -140 -6.5
65 and over 915 865 50 5.8

The Blue Mountains, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 The Blue Mountains, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 6,455 3,160 3,290
0 to 4 years 180 90 90
5 to 9 years 210 110 100
10 to 14 years 310 155 155
15 to 19 years 360 190 170
20 to 24 years 335 170 165
25 to 29 years 200 110 95
30 to 34 years 185 85 100
35 to 39 years 240 120 120
40 to 44 years 305 150 160
45 to 49 years 415 195 220
50 to 54 years 570 250 320
55 to 59 years 610 295 320
60 to 64 years 675 315 360
65 to 69 years 605 310 300
70 to 74 years 465 240 225
75 to 79 years 355 175 180
80 to 84 years 245 125 115
85 years and over 170 75 95
Median age 54.2 53.9 54.4

The Blue Mountains, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in The Blue Mountains, T was 54.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and The Blue Mountains, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
The Blue Mountains, T 50.6 54.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in The Blue Mountains was 2,045, which represents a change of -1.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In The Blue Mountains, 80.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.8% were common-law-couples and 8.8% were lone-parent families.

The Blue Mountains – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of The Blue Mountains, 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
The Blue Mountains, T 2,045 1,640 80.2 220 10.8 180 8.8 -1.0
South Bruce Peninsula, T 2,635 1,965 74.6 365 13.9 310 11.8 0.2
Grey Highlands, MU 2,850 2,155 75.6 380 13.3 315 11.1 -0.3
Meaford, MU 3,495 2,645 75.7 440 12.6 410 11.7 3.9
Clearview, TP 4,100 3,065 74.8 520 12.7 515 12.6 -1.9
Collingwood, T 5,515 3,695 67.0 810 14.7 1,010 18.3 11.3
Tiny, TP 3,595 2,695 75.0 495 13.8 405 11.3 4.2
Georgian Bay, TP 690 505 73.2 100 14.5 85 12.3 -4.2

The Blue Mountains – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of The Blue Mountains, 31.2% 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 * 520
Married couples without children * 1,120
Common-law-couples with children * 55
Common-law-couples without children * 165

The Blue Mountains – Marital status

In The Blue Mountains, 65.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (58.1%) or living with a common-law partner (7.7%).

The remaining 34.3% 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, The Blue Mountains, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status The Blue Mountains, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,750 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,780 65.7 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,340 58.1 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 445 7.7 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,970 34.3 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,115 19.4 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 135 2.3 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 330 5.7 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 385 6.7 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

The Blue Mountains – Types of private households

There were 2,845 private households3 in The Blue Mountains in 2011, a change of -3.1% from 2006. Of these, 20.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -14.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, The Blue Mountains, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 The Blue Mountains, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,845 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
570 20.0 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,250 43.9 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 170 6.0 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 770 27.1 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 30 1.1 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 65 2.3 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

The Blue Mountains – Structural type of dwelling

In The Blue Mountains, 83.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.7% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, The Blue Mountains, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling The Blue Mountains, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,845 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,375 83.5 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 70 2.5 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 210 7.4 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 20 0.7 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 125 4.4 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 20 0.7 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 20 0.7 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

The Blue Mountains, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: The Blue Mountains, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: The Blue Mountains, 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 The Blue Mountains, 90.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 7.5% 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, 97.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 1.4% 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 The Blue Mountains, 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 6,395 100.0 6,400 100.0
English 5,815 90.9 6,255 97.7
French 65 1.0 10 0.2
Non-official language 480 7.5 90 1.4
Multiple responses 35 0.5 45 0.7
Table 13 The Blue Mountains, 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 0.0
French 53.3 26.7 26.7
Non-official language 49.0 21.6 27.5

The Blue Mountains, T – Non-official languages

In The Blue Mountains, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.2%), Italian (0.6%) and Dutch (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 The Blue Mountains, 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 140 27.5 2.2
Italian 40 7.8 0.6
Dutch 40 7.8 0.6
Polish 40 7.8 0.6
Czech 30 5.9 0.5

The Blue Mountains, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 The Blue Mountains, 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 6.9 5.8 92.3 9.3
0 to 19 6.6 6.8 0.0 25.0
20 to 44 9.8 8.8 150.0 8.3
45 to 64 6.2 4.6 83.3 11.4
65 and over 5.9 4.6 75.0 9.1
Table 16 The Blue Mountains, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,400 100.0
English only 5,940 92.8
French only 5 0.1
English and French 455 7.1
Neither English nor French 5 0.1

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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