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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Banff, T - Alberta

Map of Banff, T (shaded in green), Alberta

Map of Banff, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
60
Nat. rank
497

In 2011, Banff (Town) had a population of 7,584, representing a percentage change of 13.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 4.88 square kilometres with a population density of 1,555.0 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 640,081.87 square kilometres with a population density of 5.7 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Banff (Town) had 2,565 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -0.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Banff (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Banff (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Improvement District No. 9 Banff, Alta. ID 1,175 938 25.3

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Alberta – 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
Chestermere T 14,824 9,923 A 49.4
Beaumont T 13,284 8,961 48.2
Airdrie CY 42,564 28,927 47.1
Leduc CY 24,279 16,967 43.1
Okotoks T 24,511 17,150 A 42.9

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Alberta – 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
Lac la Biche County MD 8,402 9,123 A -7.9
Willow Creek No. 26 MD 5,107 5,337 -4.3
Crowsnest Pass SM 5,565 5,749 -3.2
Greenview No. 16 MD 5,299 5,464 -3.0
Lethbridge County MD 10,061 10,254 A -1.9

Age and sex

Banff, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Banff, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 10.4% 10.2% 10.5%
15 to 64 83.4% 84.3% 82.5%
65 and over 6.2% 5.5% 7.0%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Banff, T was 6.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 83.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 10.4%. 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.

Banff, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Banff, 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 7,580 6,700 880 13.1
0 to 14 785 805 -20 -2.5
15 to 64 6,325 5,485 840 15.3
65 and over 470 410 60 14.6
Males
Total 3,880 3,410 470 13.8
0 to 14 395 405 -10 -2.5
15 to 64 3,270 2,835 435 15.3
65 and over 215 175 40 22.9
Females
Total 3,705 3,290 415 12.6
0 to 14 390 400 -10 -2.5
15 to 64 3,055 2,655 400 15.1
65 and over 260 235 25 10.6

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

Table 6 Banff, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,580 3,880 3,705
0 to 4 years 310 150 160
5 to 9 years 245 125 120
10 to 14 years 230 120 115
15 to 19 years 385 185 200
20 to 24 years 1,050 480 570
25 to 29 years 1,190 625 565
30 to 34 years 865 455 410
35 to 39 years 725 385 340
40 to 44 years 540 270 270
45 to 49 years 525 280 245
50 to 54 years 425 230 190
55 to 59 years 345 205 140
60 to 64 years 270 155 115
65 to 69 years 145 80 70
70 to 74 years 95 40 55
75 to 79 years 80 35 45
80 to 84 years 75 35 45
85 years and over 70 25 45
Median age 31.8 32.5 31.2

Banff, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Banff, T was 31.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Banff, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Banff, T 32.1 31.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Banff was 1,520, which represents a change of 5.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Banff, 65.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 25.7% were common-law-couples and 8.6% were lone-parent families.

Banff – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Banff, 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
Alberta  999,525 719,355 72.0 135,660 13.6 144,510 14.5 10.5
Banff, T 1,520 990 65.1 390 25.7 130 8.6 5.6
Improvement District No. 9 Banff, ID 45 30 66.7 15 33.3 0 0.0 -47.1

Banff – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Banff, 41.5% 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 * 510
Married couples without children * 485
Common-law-couples with children * 65
Common-law-couples without children * 325

Banff – Marital status

In Banff, 45.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (32.6%) or living with a common-law partner (12.8%).

The remaining 54.6% 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, Alberta, Banff, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Banff, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,795 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,085 45.4 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,215 32.6 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 870 12.8 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,710 54.6 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,180 46.8 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 100 1.5 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 280 4.1 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 150 2.2 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Banff – Types of private households

There were 2,565 private households3 in Banff in 2011, a change of -0.2% from 2006. Of these, 22.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 5.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Banff, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Banff, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,565 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
570 22.2 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
745 29.0 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 125 4.9 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 645 25.1 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 40 1.6 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 445 17.3 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Banff – Structural type of dwelling

In Banff, 15.8% 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, Alberta, Banff, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Banff, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,565 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 405 15.8 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 350 13.6 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 295 11.5 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.2 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,405 54.8 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 110 4.3 33,505 2.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 1,060 0.1 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Banff, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Banff, 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 Banff, 70.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 4.7% reported French only, and 22.7% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 77.0% for English only, 1.9% for French only and 19.4% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 81.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 2.1% spoke only French and 13.2% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 85.7% for only English, 0.7% for only French and 10.5% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Banff, 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 7,580 100.0 7,585 100.0
English 5,325 70.3 6,150 81.1
French 355 4.7 160 2.1
Non-official language 1,720 22.7 1,000 13.2
Multiple responses 180 2.4 275 3.6
Table 13 Banff, 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 98.5 0.7
French 73.4 40.5 32.9
Non-official language 80.5 60.3 20.3

Banff, T – Non-official languages

In Banff, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (6.7%), Japanese (6.3%) and German (2.4%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (2.3%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.9%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.5%).

Table 14 Banff, 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.
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 505 26.9 6.7
Japanese 480 25.6 6.3
German 185 9.9 2.4
Korean 115 6.1 1.5
Spanish 110 5.9 1.5

Banff, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Banff, 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 12.4 9.4 94.4 5.0
0 to 19 8.8 7.2 83.3 4.5
20 to 44 13.5 9.9 92.3 3.9
45 to 64 12.7 10.8 90.9 6.8
65 and over 9.7 6.2 100.0 8.3
Table 16 Banff, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,585 100.0
English only 6,545 86.3
French only 10 0.1
English and French 945 12.5
Neither English nor French 80 1.1

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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