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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO - Ontario 1

Map of Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
210
Nat. rank
622

In 2011, Thunder Bay, Unorganized (Unorganized / Non organisé) had a population of 5,909, representing a percentage change of -10.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 97,007.34 square kilometres with a population density of 0.1 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, Thunder Bay, Unorganized (Unorganized / Non organisé) had 2,539 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -5.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Thunder Bay, Unorganized (Unorganized / Non organisé) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Thunder Bay, Unorganized (Unorganized / Non organisé) – 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
White River, Ont. TP 607 841 -27.8
Algoma, Unorganized, North Part, Ont. NO 5,518 5,717 -3.5
Neebing, Ont. MU 1,986 2,184 -9.1
Thunder Bay, Ont. CY 108,359 109,160 A -0.7
Oliver Paipoonge, Ont. MU 5,732 5,757 -0.4
Gillies, Ont. TP 473 544 -13.1
O'Connor, Ont. TP 685 720 -4.9
Conmee, Ont. TP 764 740 3.2
Shuniah, Ont. TP 2,737 2,913 -6.0
Dorion, Ont. TP 338 379 -10.8
Red Rock, Ont. TP 942 1,063 -11.4
Nipigon, Ont. TP 1,631 1,752 -6.9
Schreiber, Ont. TP 1,126 901 25.0
Terrace Bay, Ont. TP 1,471 1,625 -9.5
Marathon, Ont. T 3,353 3,863 -13.2
Pic Mobert North, Ont. IRI 193 137 40.9
Pic Mobert South, Ont. IRI 96 104 -7.7
Pic River 50, Ont. IRI 395 383 3.1
Pays Plat 51, Ont. IRI 75 79 -5.1
Lake Helen 53A, Ont. IRI 303 283 7.1
Gull River 55, Ont. IRI 210 206 1.9
Manitouwadge, Ont. TP 2,105 2,300 -8.5
Ginoogaming First Nation, Ont. IRI 167 175 -4.6
Long Lake 58, Ont. IRI 367 417 -12.0
Rocky Bay 1, Ont. IRI 182 154 18.2
Greenstone, Ont. MU 4,724 4,886 A -3.3
Aroland 83, Ont. IRI 361 325 11.1
Ojibway Nation of Saugeen (Savant Lake), Ont. IRI 100 98 2.0
Osnaburgh 63A, Ont. IRI 153 153 0.0
Seine River 22A2, Ont. IRI 0 0  ···
Whitesand, Ont. IRI 260 247 5.3
Lac des Mille Lacs 22A1, Ont. IRI 0 21 -100.0
Rainy River, Unorganized, Ont. NO 1,159 1,431 -19.0
Osnaburgh 63B, Ont. IRI 425 347 22.5
Kenora, Unorganized, Ont. NO 7,031 7,041 -0.1

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

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Age distribution

Table 4 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.8% 12.7% 12.8%
15 to 64 71.6% 70.6% 72.5%
65 and over 15.7% 16.8% 14.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO was 15.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.8%. 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.

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – 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 5,910 6,585 -675 -10.3
0 to 14 755 1,030 -275 -26.7
15 to 64 4,230 4,755 -525 -11.0
65 and over 930 800 130 16.3
Males
Total 3,100 3,505 -405 -11.6
0 to 14 395 555 -160 -28.8
15 to 64 2,190 2,495 -305 -12.2
65 and over 520 455 65 14.3
Females
Total 2,805 3,080 -275 -8.9
0 to 14 360 475 -115 -24.2
15 to 64 2,035 2,265 -230 -10.2
65 and over 410 345 65 18.8

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,910 3,100 2,805
0 to 4 years 210 100 115
5 to 9 years 240 130 110
10 to 14 years 300 160 140
15 to 19 years 365 190 175
20 to 24 years 265 135 135
25 to 29 years 235 110 120
30 to 34 years 225 120 110
35 to 39 years 305 145 160
40 to 44 years 395 195 200
45 to 49 years 530 290 240
50 to 54 years 665 355 310
55 to 59 years 660 340 325
60 to 64 years 585 320 265
65 to 69 years 380 210 170
70 to 74 years 255 135 120
75 to 79 years 160 100 55
80 to 84 years 95 55 40
85 years and over 45 25 25
Median age 49.0 49.6 48.3

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO was 49 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO 44.7 49.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Thunder Bay, Unorganized was 1,870, which represents a change of -7.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Thunder Bay, Unorganized, 75.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.8% were common-law-couples and 8.6% were lone-parent families.

Thunder Bay, Unorganized – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO 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
Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO 1,870 1,415 75.7 295 15.8 160 8.6 -7.9
Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part, NO 960 640 66.7 190 19.8 130 13.5 30.6
White River, TP 190 115 60.5 50 26.3 25 13.2 -26.9
Algoma, Unorganized, North Part, NO 1,810 1,325 73.2 290 16.0 185 10.2 -2.7
Neebing, MU 650 505 77.7 80 12.3 65 10.0 -0.8
Thunder Bay, CY 30,350 20,180 66.5 4,185 13.8 5,990 19.7 -1.5
Oliver Paipoonge, MU 1,765 1,390 78.8 220 12.5 155 8.8 1.1
Gillies, TP 145 115 79.3 15 10.3 10 6.9 -17.1
O'Connor, TP 215 170 79.1 35 16.3 15 7.0 -10.4
Conmee, TP 240 170 70.8 35 14.6 30 12.5 23.1
Shuniah, TP 925 735 79.5 120 13.0 75 8.1 -4.1
Dorion, TP 110 90 81.8 10 9.1 10 9.1 -4.3
Red Rock, TP 285 220 77.2 30 10.5 35 12.3 -10.9
Nipigon, TP 485 340 70.1 65 13.4 80 16.5 -4.9
Schreiber, TP 340 245 72.1 55 16.2 45 13.2 30.8
Terrace Bay, TP 450 335 74.4 65 14.4 55 12.2 -10.9
Marathon, T 1,040 710 68.3 180 17.3 150 14.4 -14.0
Pic Mobert North, IRI 45 10 22.2 20 44.4 20 44.4 12.5
Pic Mobert South, IRI 25 5 20.0 5 20.0 15 60.0 0.0
Pic River 50, IRI 105 45 42.9 15 14.3 40 38.1 0.0
Pays Plat 51, IRI 25 10 40.0 5 20.0 10 40.0 0.0
Lake Helen 53A, IRI 85 35 41.2 25 29.4 30 35.3 0.0
Gull River 55, IRI 55 20 36.4 5 9.1 25 45.5 0.0
Manitouwadge, TP 655 465 71.0 135 20.6 60 9.2 -8.4
Ginoogaming First Nation, IRI 45 10 22.2 10 22.2 30 66.7 -10.0
Long Lake 58, IRI 100 15 15.0 40 40.0 40 40.0 0.0
Rocky Bay 1, IRI 50 15 30.0 20 40.0 20 40.0 42.9
Greenstone, MU 1,395 870 62.4 300 21.5 225 16.1 -5.1
Aroland 83, IRI 100 40 40.0 30 30.0 30 30.0 11.1
Ojibway Nation of Saugeen (Savant Lake), IRI 25 5 20.0 10 40.0 5 20.0 0.0
Osnaburgh 63A, IRI 35 5 14.3 15 42.9 15 42.9 40.0
Whitesand, IRI 65 15 23.1 30 46.2 20 30.8 0.0
Rainy River, Unorganized, NO 400 340 85.0 45 11.3 20 5.0 -13.0
Osnaburgh 63B, IRI 90 15 16.7 45 50.0 30 33.3 12.5
Kenora, Unorganized, NO 2,295 1,825 79.5 270 11.8 200 8.7 2.9

Thunder Bay, Unorganized – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Thunder Bay, Unorganized, 35.1% 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 * 490
Married couples without children * 920
Common-law-couples with children * 110
Common-law-couples without children * 190

Thunder Bay, Unorganized – Marital status

In Thunder Bay, Unorganized, 67.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.5%) or living with a common-law partner (11.7%).

The remaining 32.8% 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, Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,155 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,465 67.2 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,860 55.5 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 605 11.7 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,690 32.8 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,085 21.0 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 135 2.6 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 265 5.1 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 210 4.1 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Thunder Bay, Unorganized – Types of private households

There were 2,540 private households4 in Thunder Bay, Unorganized in 2011, a change of -5.9% from 2006. Of these, 23.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -19.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,540 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
585 23.0 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,085 42.7 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 140 5.5 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 645 25.4 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 25 1.0 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households10 50 2.0 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Thunder Bay, Unorganized – Structural type of dwelling

In Thunder Bay, Unorganized, 91.7% 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, Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,540 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,330 91.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 5 0.2 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 0 0.0 415,230 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 5 0.2 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 5 0.2 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 15 0.6 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 180 7.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Mother tongue

Chart J: Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO - 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 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, 83.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.6% reported French only, and 11.3% 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, 0.9% spoke only French and 1.8% 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 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,910 100.0 5,905 100.0
English 4,960 83.9 5,695 96.4
French 215 3.6 55 0.9
Non-official language 665 11.3 105 1.8
Multiple responses 75 1.3 60 1.0
Table 13 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 52.1 20.8 31.3
Non-official language 52.8 20.8 31.9

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Non-official languages

In Thunder Bay, Unorganized, the three most common mother tongues were Finnish (7.1%), Ojibway (1.1%) and German (1.1%), 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 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – 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.
Finnish 420 58.7 7.1
Ojibway 65 9.1 1.1
German 65 9.1 1.1
Polish 35 4.9 0.6
Italian 25 3.5 0.4

Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Bilingualism

Table 15 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – 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 6.8 3.9 83.7 3.0
0 to 19 7.2 6.5 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 6.7 3.9 87.5 5.6
45 to 64 6.9 3.3 81.8 3.4
65 and over 6.0 0.8 80.0 1.9
Table 16 Thunder Bay, Unorganized, NO – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,910 100.0
English only 5,465 92.5
French only 20 0.3
English and French 415 7.0
Neither English nor French 15 0.3

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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