Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Cochrane, T - Ontario

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

Map of Cochrane, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
222
Nat. rank
675

In 2011, Cochrane (Town) had a population of 5,340, representing a percentage change of -2.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 539.02 square kilometres with a population density of 9.9 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, Cochrane (Town) had 2,245 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -1.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Cochrane (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Cochrane (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part, Ont. NO 3,064 2,447 25.2

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

Cochrane, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Cochrane, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.0% 17.4% 16.7%
15 to 64 66.3% 66.7% 65.9%
65 and over 16.8% 15.9% 17.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Cochrane, T was 16.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.3% 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.

Cochrane, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Cochrane, 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 5,340 5,485 -145 -2.6
0 to 14 910 995 -85 -8.5
15 to 64 3,540 3,705 -165 -4.5
65 and over 895 785 110 14.0
Males
Total 2,645 2,730 -85 -3.1
0 to 14 460 500 -40 -8.0
15 to 64 1,765 1,885 -120 -6.4
65 and over 420 355 65 18.3
Females
Total 2,695 2,750 -55 -2.0
0 to 14 450 500 -50 -10.0
15 to 64 1,775 1,825 -50 -2.7
65 and over 475 430 45 10.5

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

Table 6 Cochrane, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,340 2,645 2,695
0 to 4 years 275 135 140
5 to 9 years 310 155 160
10 to 14 years 320 170 150
15 to 19 years 370 190 180
20 to 24 years 280 125 150
25 to 29 years 275 135 140
30 to 34 years 300 140 160
35 to 39 years 315 175 140
40 to 44 years 340 165 175
45 to 49 years 440 225 220
50 to 54 years 440 230 210
55 to 59 years 425 220 210
60 to 64 years 355 165 190
65 to 69 years 275 140 135
70 to 74 years 225 120 110
75 to 79 years 180 85 95
80 to 84 years 115 50 65
85 years and over 95 30 65
Median age 43.3 42.7 43.8

Cochrane, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Cochrane, T was 43.3 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Cochrane, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Cochrane, T 41.1 43.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Cochrane was 1,610, which represents a change of 0.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Cochrane, 69.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 17.7% were common-law-couples and 13.0% were lone-parent families.

Cochrane – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Cochrane, 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
Cochrane, T 1,610 1,115 69.3 285 17.7 210 13.0 0.9
Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part, NO 960 640 66.7 190 19.8 130 13.5 30.6

Cochrane – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Cochrane, 42.5% 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 * 445
Married couples without children * 670
Common-law-couples with children * 145
Common-law-couples without children * 135

Cochrane – Marital status

In Cochrane, 63.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.8%) or living with a common-law partner (12.9%).

The remaining 36.3% 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, Cochrane, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Cochrane, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,430 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,825 63.8 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,250 50.8 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 570 12.9 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,610 36.3 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 960 21.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 135 3.0 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 180 4.1 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 330 7.4 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Cochrane – Types of private households

There were 2,245 private households3 in Cochrane in 2011, a change of -1.5% from 2006. Of these, 25.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -11.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Cochrane, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Cochrane, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,245 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
575 25.6 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
775 34.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 185 8.2 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 635 28.3 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 40 1.8 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 40 1.8 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Cochrane – Structural type of dwelling

In Cochrane, 69.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.2% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Cochrane, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Cochrane, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,245 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,565 69.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 205 9.1 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 15 0.7 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.2 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 250 11.1 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 90 4.0 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 115 5.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Cochrane, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Cochrane, 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 Cochrane, 55.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 39.3% reported French only, and 4.0% 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, 68.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 28.7% spoke only French and 0.8% 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 Cochrane, 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 5,295 100.0 5,295 100.0
English 2,935 55.4 3,615 68.3
French 2,080 39.3 1,520 28.7
Non-official language 210 4.0 45 0.8
Multiple responses 80 1.5 115 2.2
Table 13 Cochrane, 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 99.2 98.3 0.8
French 87.9 73.2 14.7
Non-official language 69.8 27.9 41.9

Cochrane, T – Non-official languages

In Cochrane, the three most common mother tongues were Cree, n.o.s. (2.2%), Chinese, n.o.s. (0.5%) and Dutch (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 Cochrane, 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.
Cree, n.o.s. 115 52.3 2.2
Chinese, n.o.s. 25 11.4 0.5
Dutch 15 6.8 0.3
German 15 6.8 0.3

Cochrane, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Cochrane, 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 52.3 28.6 90.1 7.1
0 to 19 49.8 32.7 90.5 0.0
20 to 44 57.1 38.0 96.1 10.0
45 to 64 54.3 20.4 92.4 8.3
65 and over 44.1 13.5 79.0 6.7
Table 16 Cochrane, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,295 100.0
English only 2,315 43.7
French only 185 3.5
English and French 2,795 52.8
Neither English nor French 10 0.2

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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