Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Dryden, CY - Ontario

Map of Dryden, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Dryden, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Dryden, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
171
Nat. rank
495

In 2011, Dryden (City) had a population of 7,617, representing a percentage change of -7.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 65.84 square kilometres with a population density of 115.7 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, Dryden (City) had 3,204 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -2.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Dryden (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Dryden (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
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

Dryden, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Dryden, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.8% 16.6% 15.2%
15 to 64 65.7% 66.6% 64.8%
65 and over 18.5% 16.8% 20.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Dryden, CY was 18.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 65.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.8%. 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.

Dryden, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Dryden, CY – 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 7,615 8,195 -580 -7.1
0 to 14 1,205 1,450 -245 -16.9
15 to 64 5,005 5,425 -420 -7.7
65 and over 1,410 1,320 90 6.8
Males
Total 3,655 3,955 -300 -7.6
0 to 14 605 730 -125 -17.1
15 to 64 2,435 2,645 -210 -7.9
65 and over 615 575 40 7.0
Females
Total 3,960 4,240 -280 -6.6
0 to 14 600 715 -115 -16.1
15 to 64 2,565 2,775 -210 -7.6
65 and over 795 745 50 6.7

Dryden, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Dryden, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,615 3,655 3,960
0 to 4 years 340 155 185
5 to 9 years 380 205 180
10 to 14 years 480 245 235
15 to 19 years 540 265 280
20 to 24 years 410 215 190
25 to 29 years 360 160 195
30 to 34 years 370 180 190
35 to 39 years 400 170 225
40 to 44 years 525 250 275
45 to 49 years 615 295 315
50 to 54 years 705 365 340
55 to 59 years 550 275 275
60 to 64 years 530 250 280
65 to 69 years 365 175 185
70 to 74 years 355 155 205
75 to 79 years 280 125 155
80 to 84 years 190 85 110
85 years and over 215 70 145
Median age 45.0 44.7 45.4

Dryden, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Dryden, CY was 45 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Dryden, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Dryden, CY 41.8 45.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Dryden was 2,240, which represents a change of -7.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Dryden, 70.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.1% were common-law-couples and 15.4% were lone-parent families.

Dryden – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Dryden, CY 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
Dryden, CY 2,240 1,580 70.5 315 14.1 345 15.4 -7.2
Kenora, Unorganized, NO 2,295 1,825 79.5 270 11.8 200 8.7 2.9

Dryden – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Dryden, 41.3% 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 * 660
Married couples without children * 925
Common-law-couples with children * 130
Common-law-couples without children * 185

Dryden – Marital status

In Dryden, 60.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.4%) or living with a common-law partner (9.9%).

The remaining 39.7% 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, Dryden, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Dryden, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,410 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,870 60.4 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,230 50.4 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 635 9.9 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,545 39.7 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,470 22.9 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 185 2.9 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 340 5.3 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 550 8.6 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Dryden – Types of private households

There were 3,205 private households3 in Dryden in 2011, a change of -2.4% from 2006. Of these, 24.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -21.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Dryden, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Dryden, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,205 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
770 24.0 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,075 33.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 315 9.8 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 925 28.9 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 35 1.1 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 80 2.5 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Dryden – Structural type of dwelling

In Dryden, 75.2% 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, Dryden, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Dryden, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,200 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,405 75.2 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 115 3.6 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 85 2.7 415,230 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 400 12.5 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 60 1.9 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 25 0.8 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 115 3.6 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Dryden, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Dryden, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Dryden, CY - 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 Dryden, 91.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.3% reported French only, and 6.0% 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, 98.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 1.0% 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 Dryden, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 7,495 100.0 7,495 100.0
English 6,830 91.1 7,345 98.0
French 175 2.3 20 0.3
Non-official language 450 6.0 75 1.0
Multiple responses 45 0.6 55 0.7
Table 13 Dryden, CY – 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 99.9 0.0
French 38.5 12.8 25.6
Non-official language 53.1 22.9 30.2

Dryden, CY – Non-official languages

In Dryden, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.4%), Italian (0.6%) and Ojibway (0.5%), 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 Dryden, CY – 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 105 22.1 1.4
Italian 45 9.5 0.6
Ojibway 40 8.4 0.5
Ukrainian 40 8.4 0.5

Dryden, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Dryden, CY – 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 6.2 4.5 80.6 2.2
0 to 19 9.9 9.1 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 6.6 5.7 80.0 0.0
45 to 64 3.4 1.2 76.9 3.1
65 and over 5.7 1.9 73.3 0.0
Table 16 Dryden, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,500 100.0
English only 7,005 93.4
French only 5 0.1
English and French 475 6.3
Neither English nor French 15 0.2

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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