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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Pembroke, CY - Ontario

Map of Pembroke, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Pembroke, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Pembroke, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Pembroke, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
105
Nat. rank
275

In 2011, Pembroke (City) had a population of 14,360, representing a percentage change of 3.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 14.35 square kilometres with a population density of 1,000.7 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, Pembroke (City) had 6,289 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Pembroke (City) is part of the census agglomeration of Pembroke.

Population and dwelling counts

Pembroke (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Pembroke (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Laurentian Valley, Ont. TP 9,657 9,265 4.2

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

Pembroke, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Pembroke, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.5% 14.9% 12.4%
15 to 64 63.0% 66.6% 59.7%
65 and over 23.5% 18.5% 27.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Pembroke, CY was 23.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.5%. 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.

Pembroke, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Pembroke, CY – 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 14,360 13,930 430 3.1
0 to 14 1,945 2,165 -220 -10.2
15 to 64 9,040 8,735 305 3.5
65 and over 3,375 3,035 340 11.2
Males
Total 6,715 6,405 310 4.8
0 to 14 1,000 1,070 -70 -6.5
15 to 64 4,475 4,215 260 6.2
65 and over 1,240 1,120 120 10.7
Females
Total 7,645 7,530 115 1.5
0 to 14 945 1,095 -150 -13.7
15 to 64 4,565 4,525 40 0.9
65 and over 2,135 1,910 225 11.8

Pembroke, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Pembroke, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 14,360 6,715 7,645
0 to 4 years 670 345 325
5 to 9 years 620 310 310
10 to 14 years 655 345 310
15 to 19 years 900 450 445
20 to 24 years 955 500 455
25 to 29 years 935 490 440
30 to 34 years 720 365 360
35 to 39 years 695 325 370
40 to 44 years 720 355 360
45 to 49 years 1,125 535 590
50 to 54 years 1,110 535 575
55 to 59 years 1,000 490 510
60 to 64 years 880 425 455
65 to 69 years 745 320 425
70 to 74 years 670 300 370
75 to 79 years 665 240 425
80 to 84 years 560 190 370
85 years and over 730 195 540
Median age 46.7 43.3 49.0

Pembroke, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Pembroke, CY was 46.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Pembroke, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Pembroke, CY 43.9 46.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Pembroke was 3,860, which represents a change of 1.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Pembroke, 64.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 16.2% were common-law-couples and 19.7% were lone-parent families.

Pembroke – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Pembroke, CY 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
Pembroke, CY 3,860 2,470 64.0 625 16.2 760 19.7 1.8
Laurentian Valley, TP 3,060 2,365 77.3 335 10.9 355 11.6 7.2

Pembroke – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Pembroke, 38.9% 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 * 935
Married couples without children * 1,535
Common-law-couples with children * 275
Common-law-couples without children * 355

Pembroke – Marital status

In Pembroke, 51.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (41.5%) or living with a common-law partner (10.1%).

The remaining 48.3% 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, Pembroke, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Pembroke, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 12,420 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,415 51.7 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 5,155 41.5 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,260 10.1 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,005 48.3 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,220 25.9 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 455 3.7 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 925 7.4 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,405 11.3 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Pembroke – Types of private households

There were 6,290 private households3 in Pembroke in 2011, a change of 4.7% from 2006. Of these, 18.6% 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, Pembroke, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Pembroke, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,290 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,170 18.6 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,810 28.8 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 690 11.0 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,270 36.1 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 90 1.4 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 250 4.0 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Pembroke – Structural type of dwelling

In Pembroke, 59.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Pembroke, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Pembroke, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,290 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,745 59.5 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 475 7.6 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 285 4.5 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.1 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,525 24.2 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 230 3.7 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 30 0.5 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Pembroke, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Pembroke, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Pembroke, CY - 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 Pembroke, 88.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 6.9% reported French only, and 3.5% 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, 96.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 2.1% spoke only French and 1.0% 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 Pembroke, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 13,660 100.0 13,660 100.0
English 12,075 88.4 13,110 96.0
French 945 6.9 285 2.1
Non-official language 475 3.5 130 1.0
Multiple responses 165 1.2 130 1.0
Table 13 Pembroke, CY – 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 99.8 0.1
French 57.9 32.9 25.0
Non-official language 57.7 29.8 27.9

Pembroke, CY – Non-official languages

In Pembroke, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.1%), Dutch (0.3%) and Polish (0.3%), 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 Pembroke, CY – 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 150 28.8 1.1
Dutch 45 8.7 0.3
Polish 35 6.7 0.3
Chinese, n.o.s. 30 5.8 0.2
Spanish 25 4.8 0.2

Pembroke, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Pembroke, CY – 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 13.9 8.3 86.8 11.6
0 to 19 13.8 12.0 66.7 12.5
20 to 44 14.9 9.8 91.5 15.0
45 to 64 13.4 6.2 91.0 9.7
65 and over 13.3 4.5 82.8 8.3
Table 16 Pembroke, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 13,660 100.0
English only 11,620 85.1
French only 50 0.4
English and French 1,975 14.5
Neither English nor French 15 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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