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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Clarence-Rockland, CY - Ontario

Map of Clarence-Rockland, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Clarence-Rockland, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Clarence-Rockland, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
66
Nat. rank
176

In 2011, Clarence-Rockland (City) had a population of 23,185, representing a percentage change of 11.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 297.86 square kilometres with a population density of 77.8 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, Clarence-Rockland (City) had 8,641 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 15.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Clarence-Rockland (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Ottawa - Gatineau.

Population and dwelling counts

Clarence-Rockland (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Clarence-Rockland (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Thurso, Que. V 2,455 2,299 6.8
Lochaber, Que. CT 409 497 -17.7
Lochaber-Partie-Ouest, Que. CT 646 514 25.7
Alfred and Plantagenet, Ont. TP 9,196 8,654 6.3
The Nation / La Nation, Ont. M 11,668 10,662 A E 9.4
Ottawa, Ont. CV 883,391 812,129 8.8

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

Clarence-Rockland, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Clarence-Rockland, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.9% 18.2% 17.6%
15 to 64 70.3% 70.6% 70.0%
65 and over 11.8% 11.2% 12.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Clarence-Rockland, CY was 11.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.9%. 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.

Clarence-Rockland, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Clarence-Rockland, 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 23,185 20,790 2,395 11.5
0 to 14 4,145 4,165 -20 -0.5
15 to 64 16,300 14,650 1,650 11.3
65 and over 2,740 1,980 760 38.4
Males
Total 11,565 10,370 1,195 11.5
0 to 14 2,110 2,145 -35 -1.6
15 to 64 8,160 7,330 830 11.3
65 and over 1,300 895 405 45.3
Females
Total 11,615 10,420 1,195 11.5
0 to 14 2,040 2,020 20 1.0
15 to 64 8,135 7,315 820 11.2
65 and over 1,445 1,085 360 33.2

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

Table 6 Clarence-Rockland, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 23,185 11,565 11,615
0 to 4 years 1,380 705 680
5 to 9 years 1,275 635 640
10 to 14 years 1,495 775 715
15 to 19 years 1,750 900 850
20 to 24 years 1,340 725 615
25 to 29 years 1,215 595 625
30 to 34 years 1,440 675 765
35 to 39 years 1,620 795 820
40 to 44 years 1,755 855 905
45 to 49 years 2,165 1,140 1,030
50 to 54 years 1,980 980 995
55 to 59 years 1,620 780 840
60 to 64 years 1,410 715 695
65 to 69 years 1,025 535 490
70 to 74 years 690 330 360
75 to 79 years 450 230 220
80 to 84 years 285 110 170
85 years and over 290 90 205
Median age 40.2 39.9 40.5

Clarence-Rockland, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Clarence-Rockland, CY was 40.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Clarence-Rockland, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Clarence-Rockland, CY 38.6 40.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Clarence-Rockland was 6,975, which represents a change of 13.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Clarence-Rockland, 68.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 18.6% were common-law-couples and 13.2% were lone-parent families.

Clarence-Rockland – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Clarence-Rockland, 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
Clarence-Rockland, CY 6,975 4,750 68.1 1,300 18.6 920 13.2 13.0
Thurso, V (Que.) 730 360 49.3 230 31.5 135 18.5 1.4
Lochaber, CT (Que.) 120 55 45.8 50 41.7 15 12.5 -4.0
Lochaber-Partie-Ouest, CT (Que.) 195 100 51.3 80 41.0 20 10.3 25.8
Alfred and Plantagenet, TP 2,800 1,760 62.9 710 25.4 335 12.0 7.5
The Nation / La Nation, M 3,510 2,370 67.5 755 21.5 380 10.8 9.9
Ottawa, CV 239,470 169,680 70.9 31,255 13.1 38,540 16.1 7.8

Clarence-Rockland – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Clarence-Rockland, 49.3% 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 * 2,365
Married couples without children * 2,390
Common-law-couples with children * 620
Common-law-couples without children * 680

Clarence-Rockland – Marital status

In Clarence-Rockland, 64.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.7%) or living with a common-law partner (13.7%).

The remaining 35.6% 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, Clarence-Rockland, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Clarence-Rockland, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 19,040 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 12,255 64.4 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 9,655 50.7 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,600 13.7 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,785 35.6 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,520 23.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 570 3.0 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 835 4.4 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 855 4.5 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Clarence-Rockland – Types of private households

There were 8,640 private households3 in Clarence-Rockland in 2011, a change of 15.4% from 2006. Of these, 33.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Clarence-Rockland, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Clarence-Rockland, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 8,640 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,915 33.7 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,920 33.8 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 835 9.7 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,610 18.6 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 150 1.7 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 210 2.4 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Clarence-Rockland – Structural type of dwelling

In Clarence-Rockland, 78.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.3% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Clarence-Rockland, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Clarence-Rockland, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 8,640 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 6,745 78.1 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 380 4.4 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 350 4.1 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 30 0.3 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 715 8.3 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 385 4.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.2 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 20 0.2 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Clarence-Rockland, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Clarence-Rockland, 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 Clarence-Rockland, 31.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 63.9% reported French only, and 2.7% 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, 38.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 57.4% 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 Clarence-Rockland, 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 22,905 100.0 22,910 100.0
English 7,145 31.2 8,880 38.8
French 14,630 63.9 13,155 57.4
Non-official language 615 2.7 175 0.8
Multiple responses 520 2.3 695 3.0
Table 13 Clarence-Rockland, 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 98.2 94.4 3.8
French 95.7 88.4 7.2
Non-official language 64.9 33.6 31.3

Clarence-Rockland, CY – Non-official languages

In Clarence-Rockland, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.6%), Spanish (0.3%) and Creoles (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 Clarence-Rockland, 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 130 19.7 0.6
Spanish 65 9.8 0.3
Creoles 65 9.8 0.3
Dutch 50 7.6 0.2
Arabic 45 6.8 0.2

Clarence-Rockland, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Clarence-Rockland, 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 68.5 36.6 85.3 40.7
0 to 19 55.1 37.8 66.9 46.7
20 to 44 75.7 41.7 95.9 46.7
45 to 64 73.4 31.6 92.7 42.2
65 and over 64.5 26.7 74.9 23.5
Table 16 Clarence-Rockland, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 22,910 100.0
English only 4,940 21.6
French only 2,140 9.3
English and French 15,810 69.0
Neither English nor French 20 0.1

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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