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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Laurentian Valley, TP - Ontario

Map of Laurentian Valley, TP (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Laurentian Valley, TP

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Laurentian Valley, TP - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Laurentian Valley, TP - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
149
Nat. rank
412

In 2011, Laurentian Valley (Township) had a population of 9,657, representing a percentage change of 4.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 552.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.5 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, Laurentian Valley (Township) had 3,652 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Laurentian Valley (Township) is part of the census agglomeration of Pembroke.

Population and dwelling counts

Laurentian Valley (Township) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Laurentian Valley (Township) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, Que. 1,345 1,443 -6.8
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Ont. TP 2,402 2,550 -5.8
Admaston/Bromley, Ont. TP 2,844 2,716 4.7
Whitewater Region, Ont. TP 6,921 6,631 4.4
Pembroke, Ont. CY 14,360 13,930 3.1
North Algona Wilberforce, Ont. TP 2,873 2,840 1.2
Petawawa, Ont. T 15,988 14,651 9.1
Laurentian Hills, Ont. T 2,811 2,789 0.8
Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ont. NO 80 571 E -86.0

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

Laurentian Valley, TP – Age distribution

Table 4 Laurentian Valley, TP – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.0% 17.2% 16.8%
15 to 64 67.9% 68.3% 67.4%
65 and over 15.1% 14.4% 15.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Laurentian Valley, TP was 15.1%, 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 17.0%. 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.

Laurentian Valley, TP – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Laurentian Valley, TP – 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 9,655 9,265 390 4.2
0 to 14 1,640 1,715 -75 -4.4
15 to 64 6,555 6,285 270 4.3
65 and over 1,460 1,265 195 15.4
Males
Total 4,820 4,600 220 4.8
0 to 14 830 835 -5 -0.6
15 to 64 3,290 3,150 140 4.4
65 and over 695 615 80 13.0
Females
Total 4,840 4,665 175 3.8
0 to 14 815 875 -60 -6.9
15 to 64 3,260 3,140 120 3.8
65 and over 765 650 115 17.7

Laurentian Valley, TP – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Laurentian Valley, TP – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 9,655 4,820 4,840
0 to 4 years 475 250 225
5 to 9 years 560 275 285
10 to 14 years 605 300 305
15 to 19 years 710 350 355
20 to 24 years 480 235 240
25 to 29 years 485 265 225
30 to 34 years 510 265 245
35 to 39 years 575 260 310
40 to 44 years 670 325 350
45 to 49 years 905 460 445
50 to 54 years 845 435 415
55 to 59 years 755 375 380
60 to 64 years 630 325 305
65 to 69 years 520 250 275
70 to 74 years 380 200 185
75 to 79 years 310 140 165
80 to 84 years 165 80 85
85 years and over 90 30 55
Median age 43.2 43.0 43.3

Laurentian Valley, TP – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Laurentian Valley, TP was 43.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Laurentian Valley, TP – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Laurentian Valley, TP 41.8 43.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Laurentian Valley was 3,060, which represents a change of 7.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Laurentian Valley, 77.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.9% were common-law-couples and 11.6% were lone-parent families.

Laurentian Valley – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Laurentian Valley, TP 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
Laurentian Valley, TP 3,060 2,365 77.3 335 10.9 355 11.6 7.2
L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, MÉ (Que.) 410 315 76.8 45 11.0 50 12.2 -6.8
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, TP 725 550 75.9 85 11.7 85 11.7 -5.2
Admaston/Bromley, TP 870 690 79.3 95 10.9 90 10.3 9.4
Whitewater Region, TP 2,085 1,585 76.0 275 13.2 220 10.6 5.8
Pembroke, CY 3,860 2,470 64.0 625 16.2 760 19.7 1.8
North Algona Wilberforce, TP 935 770 82.4 85 9.1 85 9.1 1.1
Petawawa, T 4,490 3,125 69.6 890 19.8 480 10.7 8.5
Laurentian Hills, T 885 655 74.0 145 16.4 85 9.6 -0.6
Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, NO 25 20 80.0 5 20.0 5 20.0 0.0

Laurentian Valley – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Laurentian Valley, 43.5% 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 * 1,035
Married couples without children * 1,330
Common-law-couples with children * 140
Common-law-couples without children * 200

Laurentian Valley – Marital status

In Laurentian Valley, 67.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (59.5%) or living with a common-law partner (8.5%).

The remaining 32.0% 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, Laurentian Valley, TP – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Laurentian Valley, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 8,020 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,445 67.9 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 4,770 59.5 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 680 8.5 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,570 32.0 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,690 21.1 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 190 2.4 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 290 3.6 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 400 5.0 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Laurentian Valley – Types of private households

There were 3,650 private households3 in Laurentian Valley in 2011, a change of 7.5% from 2006. Of these, 31.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -6.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Laurentian Valley, TP – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Laurentian Valley, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,650 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,140 31.2 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,450 39.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 310 8.5 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 600 16.4 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 75 2.1 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 75 2.1 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Laurentian Valley – Structural type of dwelling

In Laurentian Valley, 92.5% 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, Laurentian Valley, TP – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Laurentian Valley, TP Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,655 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,380 92.5 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 85 2.3 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 5 0.1 415,230 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 165 4.5 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 10 0.3 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Laurentian Valley, TP – Mother tongue

Chart J: Laurentian Valley, TP - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Laurentian Valley, TP - 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 Laurentian Valley, 89.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 5.8% reported French only, and 3.4% 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, 96.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 2.1% spoke only French and 0.6% 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 Laurentian Valley, TP – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 9,655 100.0 9,660 100.0
English 8,670 89.8 9,310 96.4
French 560 5.8 205 2.1
Non-official language 330 3.4 55 0.6
Multiple responses 100 1.0 85 0.9
Table 13 Laurentian Valley, TP – 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 100.1 99.8 0.2
French 64.5 37.9 26.6
Non-official language 48.6 23.0 25.7

Laurentian Valley, TP – Non-official languages

In Laurentian Valley, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.7%), Polish (0.5%) and Dutch (0.5%), 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 Laurentian Valley, TP – 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 160 42.7 1.7
Polish 50 13.3 0.5
Dutch 45 12.0 0.5
Italian 10 2.7 0.1
Greek 10 2.7 0.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 10 2.7 0.1

Laurentian Valley, TP – Bilingualism

Table 15 Laurentian Valley, TP – 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 14.5 9.8 92.8 6.0
0 to 19 19.0 15.5 95.0 33.3
20 to 44 16.5 12.3 96.3 20.0
45 to 64 11.3 5.6 88.1 4.8
65 and over 10.1 3.9 86.4 0.0
Table 16 Laurentian Valley, TP – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 9,655 100.0
English only 8,205 85.0
French only 10 0.1
English and French 1,440 14.9
Neither English nor French 5 0.1

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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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