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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Petawawa, T - Ontario

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

Map of Petawawa, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
96
Nat. rank
255

In 2011, Petawawa (Town) had a population of 15,988, representing a percentage change of 9.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 164.68 square kilometres with a population density of 97.1 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, Petawawa (Town) had 6,037 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 13.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Petawawa (Town) is part of the census agglomeration of Petawawa.

Population and dwelling counts

Petawawa (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Petawawa (Town) – 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
Chichester, Que. CT 368 388 -5.2
Sheenboro, Que. 130 167 -22.2
Laurentian Valley, Ont. TP 9,657 9,265 4.2
Laurentian Hills, Ont. T 2,811 2,789 0.8

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

Petawawa, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Petawawa, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 20.5% 19.6% 21.4%
15 to 64 72.2% 74.0% 69.9%
65 and over 7.4% 6.3% 8.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Petawawa, T was 7.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 72.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 20.5%. 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.

Petawawa, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Petawawa, 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 15,985 14,650 1,335 9.1
0 to 14 3,275 3,305 -30 -0.9
15 to 64 11,535 10,275 1,260 12.3
65 and over 1,180 1,070 110 10.3
Males
Total 8,655 7,755 900 11.6
0 to 14 1,700 1,690 10 0.6
15 to 64 6,405 5,580 825 14.8
65 and over 545 485 60 12.4
Females
Total 7,340 6,895 445 6.5
0 to 14 1,570 1,615 -45 -2.8
15 to 64 5,130 4,695 435 9.3
65 and over 635 585 50 8.5

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

Table 6 Petawawa, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 15,985 8,655 7,340
0 to 4 years 1,350 705 645
5 to 9 years 1,025 535 490
10 to 14 years 900 465 435
15 to 19 years 970 520 450
20 to 24 years 1,665 1,045 620
25 to 29 years 1,960 1,190 770
30 to 34 years 1,455 800 655
35 to 39 years 1,115 585 530
40 to 44 years 1,185 615 570
45 to 49 years 1,215 655 560
50 to 54 years 815 415 400
55 to 59 years 600 300 300
60 to 64 years 565 275 280
65 to 69 years 390 180 205
70 to 74 years 325 155 165
75 to 79 years 255 115 130
80 to 84 years 135 60 75
85 years and over 85 35 50
Median age 30.4 29.3 31.9

Petawawa, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Petawawa, T was 30.4 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Petawawa, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Petawawa, T 31.0 30.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Petawawa was 4,490, which represents a change of 8.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Petawawa, 69.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 19.8% were common-law-couples and 10.7% were lone-parent families.

Petawawa – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Petawawa, 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
Petawawa, T 4,490 3,125 69.6 890 19.8 480 10.7 8.5
L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, MÉ (Que.) 410 315 76.8 45 11.0 50 12.2 -6.8
Chichester, CT (Que.) 105 70 66.7 15 14.3 20 19.0 -8.7
Sheenboro, MÉ (Que.) 40 35 87.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Laurentian Valley, TP 3,060 2,365 77.3 335 10.9 355 11.6 7.2
Laurentian Hills, T 885 655 74.0 145 16.4 85 9.6 -0.6

Petawawa – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Petawawa, 52.7% 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 * 1,725
Married couples without children * 1,400
Common-law-couples with children * 390
Common-law-couples without children * 500

Petawawa – Marital status

In Petawawa, 64.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.0%) or living with a common-law partner (14.2%).

The remaining 35.8% 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, Petawawa, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Petawawa, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 12,715 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 8,155 64.1 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,355 50.0 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,805 14.2 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,555 35.8 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,325 26.2 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 370 2.9 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 510 4.0 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 350 2.8 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Petawawa – Types of private households

There were 6,040 private households3 in Petawawa in 2011, a change of 13.3% from 2006. Of these, 34.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Petawawa, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Petawawa, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,040 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,090 34.6 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,855 30.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 450 7.5 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,270 21.0 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 50 0.8 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 325 5.4 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Petawawa – Structural type of dwelling

In Petawawa, 69.8% 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, Petawawa, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Petawawa, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,040 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,215 69.8 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 380 6.3 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 805 13.3 415,230 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 585 9.7 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 45 0.7 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Petawawa, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Petawawa, 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 Petawawa, 87.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 8.3% reported French only, and 2.8% 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, 94.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 4.4% spoke only French and 0.4% 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 Petawawa, 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 15,990 100.0 15,990 100.0
English 14,030 87.7 15,035 94.0
French 1,330 8.3 710 4.4
Non-official language 450 2.8 65 0.4
Multiple responses 180 1.1 180 1.1
Table 13 Petawawa, 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 99.9 99.8 0.1
French 75.7 53.1 22.6
Non-official language 59.0 24.0 35.0

Petawawa, T – Non-official languages

In Petawawa, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.8%), Polish (0.3%) and Dutch (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 Petawawa, 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 130 26.0 0.8
Polish 50 10.0 0.3
Dutch 35 7.0 0.2
Spanish 30 6.0 0.2
Arabic 30 6.0 0.2

Petawawa, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Petawawa, 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 16.9 10.3 88.7 11.1
0 to 19 15.6 11.3 75.5 33.3
20 to 44 20.2 12.4 91.7 13.3
45 to 64 14.2 6.7 96.2 8.0
65 and over 8.5 3.0 86.7 0.0
Table 16 Petawawa, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 15,985 100.0
English only 13,085 81.9
French only 105 0.7
English and French 2,795 17.5
Neither English nor French 5 0.0

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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