Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Parry Sound, T - Ontario

Map of Parry Sound, T (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Parry Sound, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Parry Sound, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
206
Nat. rank
602

In 2011, Parry Sound (Town) had a population of 6,191, representing a percentage change of 6.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 13.36 square kilometres with a population density of 463.3 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, Parry Sound (Town) had 2,840 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 13.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Parry Sound (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Parry Sound (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Seguin, Ont. TP 3,988 4,276 -6.7
McDougall, Ont. MU 2,705 2,704 0.0
Parry Island First Nation, Ont. IRI 419 350 19.7

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

Parry Sound, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Parry Sound, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.4% 14.7% 12.3%
15 to 64 63.2% 64.9% 61.7%
65 and over 23.4% 20.6% 25.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Parry Sound, T was 23.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.4%. 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.

Parry Sound, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Parry Sound, 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 6,190 5,815 375 6.4
0 to 14 830 870 -40 -4.6
15 to 64 3,910 3,530 380 10.8
65 and over 1,450 1,415 35 2.5
Males
Total 2,890 2,710 180 6.6
0 to 14 425 455 -30 -6.6
15 to 64 1,875 1,685 190 11.3
65 and over 595 575 20 3.5
Females
Total 3,300 3,105 195 6.3
0 to 14 405 420 -15 -3.6
15 to 64 2,035 1,845 190 10.3
65 and over 855 840 15 1.8

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

Table 6 Parry Sound, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 6,190 2,890 3,300
0 to 4 years 255 135 120
5 to 9 years 270 130 140
10 to 14 years 310 160 150
15 to 19 years 355 170 180
20 to 24 years 395 200 190
25 to 29 years 325 170 160
30 to 34 years 295 135 165
35 to 39 years 305 145 160
40 to 44 years 340 160 180
45 to 49 years 480 225 255
50 to 54 years 510 250 260
55 to 59 years 465 225 245
60 to 64 years 440 205 240
65 to 69 years 350 155 195
70 to 74 years 310 140 175
75 to 79 years 265 115 150
80 to 84 years 240 95 145
85 years and over 280 90 185
Median age 47.8 46.2 49.1

Parry Sound, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Parry Sound, T was 47.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Parry Sound, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Parry Sound, T 46.3 47.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Parry Sound was 1,700, which represents a change of 6.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Parry Sound, 61.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 16.5% were common-law-couples and 22.1% were lone-parent families.

Parry Sound – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Parry Sound, 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
Parry Sound, T 1,700 1,040 61.2 280 16.5 375 22.1 6.3
Seguin, TP 1,255 1,005 80.1 160 12.7 95 7.6 -5.3
McDougall, MU 870 700 80.5 95 10.9 75 8.6 -0.6
Parry Island First Nation, IRI 105 40 38.1 25 23.8 40 38.1 5.0

Parry Sound – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Parry Sound, 37.9% 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 * 385
Married couples without children * 650
Common-law-couples with children * 110
Common-law-couples without children * 170

Parry Sound – Marital status

In Parry Sound, 50.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (40.1%) or living with a common-law partner (10.5%).

The remaining 49.4% 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, Parry Sound, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Parry Sound, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,360 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,710 50.6 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,150 40.1 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 565 10.5 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,650 49.4 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,360 25.4 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 230 4.3 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 460 8.6 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 600 11.2 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Parry Sound – Types of private households

There were 2,840 private households3 in Parry Sound in 2011, a change of 12.9% from 2006. Of these, 17.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -10.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Parry Sound, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Parry Sound, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,840 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
485 17.1 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
795 28.0 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 350 12.3 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,075 37.9 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 35 1.2 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 100 3.5 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Parry Sound – Structural type of dwelling

In Parry Sound, 59.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 4.9% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Parry Sound, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Parry Sound, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,840 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,685 59.3 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 125 4.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 60 2.1 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 140 4.9 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 610 21.5 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 145 5.1 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 70 2.5 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Parry Sound, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Parry Sound, 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 Parry Sound, 94.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.7% reported French only, and 3.6% 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, 98.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 0.9% 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 Parry Sound, 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 6,060 100.0 6,060 100.0
English 5,710 94.2 5,955 98.3
French 100 1.7 15 0.2
Non-official language 220 3.6 55 0.9
Multiple responses 30 0.5 35 0.6
Table 13 Parry Sound, 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 43.5 13.0 30.4
Non-official language 55.3 34.0 21.3

Parry Sound, T – Non-official languages

In Parry Sound, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.0%), Finnish (0.4%) and Hungarian (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 Parry Sound, 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 60 25.5 1.0
Finnish 25 10.6 0.4
Hungarian 20 8.5 0.3
Dutch 15 6.4 0.2

Parry Sound, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Parry Sound, 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 5.6 4.5 75.0 7.0
0 to 19 7.3 6.9 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 8.5 7.3 66.7 12.5
45 to 64 4.3 2.6 75.0 5.9
65 and over 3.0 1.6 66.7 5.9
Table 16 Parry Sound, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,065 100.0
English only 5,700 94.0
French only 0 0.0
English and French 360 5.9
Neither English nor French 5 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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