Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Hearst, T - Ontario

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

Map of Hearst, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
227
Nat. rank
698

In 2011, Hearst (Town) had a population of 5,090, representing a percentage change of -9.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 98.73 square kilometres with a population density of 51.6 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, Hearst (Town) had 2,251 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -6.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Hearst (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Hearst (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

Hearst, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Hearst, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.9% 16.2% 15.6%
15 to 64 67.3% 68.5% 66.0%
65 and over 16.8% 15.0% 18.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Hearst, T was 16.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.9%. 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.

Hearst, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Hearst, 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 5,090 5,620 -530 -9.4
0 to 14 810 945 -135 -14.3
15 to 64 3,425 3,930 -505 -12.8
65 and over 855 745 110 14.8
Males
Total 2,495 2,820 -325 -11.5
0 to 14 405 475 -70 -14.7
15 to 64 1,710 2,020 -310 -15.3
65 and over 375 330 45 13.6
Females
Total 2,600 2,805 -205 -7.3
0 to 14 405 470 -65 -13.8
15 to 64 1,715 1,915 -200 -10.4
65 and over 475 415 60 14.5

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

Table 6 Hearst, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,090 2,495 2,600
0 to 4 years 280 145 140
5 to 9 years 250 110 140
10 to 14 years 280 150 130
15 to 19 years 345 175 170
20 to 24 years 245 105 140
25 to 29 years 225 115 110
30 to 34 years 265 130 135
35 to 39 years 300 150 145
40 to 44 years 350 175 175
45 to 49 years 430 215 215
50 to 54 years 485 250 235
55 to 59 years 385 195 195
60 to 64 years 400 205 190
65 to 69 years 275 130 150
70 to 74 years 190 90 95
75 to 79 years 175 80 95
80 to 84 years 115 55 65
85 years and over 100 25 75
Median age 45.1 44.8 45.5

Hearst, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Hearst, T was 45.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Hearst, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Hearst, T 41.5 45.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Hearst was 1,495, which represents a change of -8.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Hearst, 65.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 21.7% were common-law-couples and 13.4% were lone-parent families.

Hearst – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Hearst, 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
Hearst, T 1,495 975 65.2 325 21.7 200 13.4 -8.6
Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part, NO 960 640 66.7 190 19.8 130 13.5 30.6

Hearst – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Hearst, 44.4% 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 * 390
Married couples without children * 585
Common-law-couples with children * 185
Common-law-couples without children * 145

Hearst – Marital status

In Hearst, 61.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.0%) or living with a common-law partner (15.4%).

The remaining 38.6% 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, Hearst, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Hearst, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,280 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,625 61.3 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 1,970 46.0 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 660 15.4 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,650 38.6 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 970 22.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 155 3.6 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 195 4.6 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 335 7.8 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Hearst – Types of private households

There were 2,250 private households3 in Hearst in 2011, a change of -6.3% from 2006. Of these, 25.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -13.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Hearst, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Hearst, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,250 100.0 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
715 31.8 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 190 8.4 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 720 32.0 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 15 0.7 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 40 1.8 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Hearst – Structural type of dwelling

In Hearst, 53.9% 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, Hearst, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Hearst, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,255 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,215 53.9 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 85 3.8 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 80 3.5 415,230 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 610 27.1 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 135 6.0 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 120 5.3 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Hearst, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Hearst, 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 Hearst, 9.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 86.9% reported French only, and 1.6% 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, 12.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 85.1% 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 Hearst, 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 5,015 100.0 5,010 100.0
English 495 9.9 605 12.1
French 4,360 86.9 4,265 85.1
Non-official language 80 1.6 30 0.6
Multiple responses 70 1.4 115 2.3
Table 13 Hearst, 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 94.7 85.0 9.7
French 98.9 97.1 1.8
Non-official language 72.2 44.4 27.8

Hearst, T – Non-official languages

In Hearst, the three most common mother tongues were Portuguese (0.5%), Cree, n.o.s. (0.4%) and Spanish (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 Hearst, 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.
Portuguese 25 27.8 0.5
Cree, n.o.s. 20 22.2 0.4
Spanish 10 11.1 0.2
Finnish 10 11.1 0.2

Hearst, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Hearst, 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 68.8 49.0 71.6 29.4
0 to 19 53.3 52.4 54.0 50.0
20 to 44 87.5 55.0 93.9 66.7
45 to 64 75.6 44.8 79.7 28.6
65 and over 43.9 33.3 45.8 20.0
Table 16 Hearst, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,015 100.0
English only 315 6.3
French only 1,240 24.7
English and French 3,460 69.0
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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