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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Tillsonburg, T - Ontario

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

Map of Tillsonburg, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
101
Nat. rank
264

In 2011, Tillsonburg (Town) had a population of 15,301, representing a percentage change of 3.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 22.34 square kilometres with a population density of 685.1 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, Tillsonburg (Town) had 6,814 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 6.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Tillsonburg (Town) is part of the census agglomeration of Tillsonburg.

Population and dwelling counts

Tillsonburg (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Tillsonburg (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Norfolk County, Ont. CY 63,175 62,563 1.0
Norwich, Ont. TP 10,721 10,481 2.3
South-West Oxford, Ont. TP 7,544 7,589 -0.6
Bayham, Ont. MU 6,989 6,727 3.9

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

Tillsonburg, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Tillsonburg, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.0% 16.2% 13.8%
15 to 64 60.0% 61.2% 58.8%
65 and over 25.1% 22.5% 27.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Tillsonburg, T was 25.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 60.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.0%. 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.

Tillsonburg, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Tillsonburg, 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 15,300 14,820 480 3.2
0 to 14 2,290 2,395 -105 -4.4
15 to 64 9,180 9,020 160 1.8
65 and over 3,835 3,405 430 12.6
Males
Total 7,250 6,995 255 3.6
0 to 14 1,175 1,210 -35 -2.9
15 to 64 4,440 4,335 105 2.4
65 and over 1,630 1,445 185 12.8
Females
Total 8,050 7,830 220 2.8
0 to 14 1,110 1,185 -75 -6.3
15 to 64 4,735 4,685 50 1.1
65 and over 2,205 1,965 240 12.2

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

Table 6 Tillsonburg, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 15,300 7,250 8,050
0 to 4 years 730 370 360
5 to 9 years 785 405 380
10 to 14 years 770 405 370
15 to 19 years 845 430 415
20 to 24 years 795 405 390
25 to 29 years 775 395 385
30 to 34 years 855 395 455
35 to 39 years 800 410 385
40 to 44 years 910 455 460
45 to 49 years 1,055 510 550
50 to 54 years 1,130 515 620
55 to 59 years 990 455 535
60 to 64 years 1,015 475 540
65 to 69 years 970 425 545
70 to 74 years 915 420 495
75 to 79 years 805 330 475
80 to 84 years 615 265 350
85 years and over 530 185 345
Median age 46.9 44.5 48.9

Tillsonburg, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Tillsonburg, T was 46.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Tillsonburg, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Tillsonburg, T 43.9 46.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Tillsonburg was 4,530, which represents a change of 1.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Tillsonburg, 72.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.9% were common-law-couples and 15.3% were lone-parent families.

Tillsonburg – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Tillsonburg, 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
Tillsonburg, T 4,530 3,295 72.7 540 11.9 695 15.3 1.0
Norfolk County, CY 18,770 14,015 74.7 2,275 12.1 2,480 13.2 1.8
Norwich, TP 3,010 2,425 80.6 275 9.1 310 10.3 4.0
South-West Oxford, TP 2,195 1,805 82.2 215 9.8 175 8.0 -0.7
Bayham, MU 1,880 1,500 79.8 215 11.4 170 9.0 1.1

Tillsonburg – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Tillsonburg, 36.8% 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 * 1,200
Married couples without children * 2,095
Common-law-couples with children * 205
Common-law-couples without children * 330

Tillsonburg – Marital status

In Tillsonburg, 59.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.5%) or living with a common-law partner (8.3%).

The remaining 40.2% 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, Tillsonburg, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Tillsonburg, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 13,015 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,780 59.8 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,700 51.5 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,075 8.3 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 5,235 40.2 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,640 20.3 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 465 3.6 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 870 6.7 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,260 9.7 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Tillsonburg – Types of private households

There were 6,810 private households3 in Tillsonburg in 2011, a change of 6.8% from 2006. Of these, 20.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -5.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Tillsonburg, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Tillsonburg, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,810 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,390 20.4 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,380 34.9 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 650 9.5 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,160 31.7 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 55 0.8 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 180 2.6 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Tillsonburg – Structural type of dwelling

In Tillsonburg, 67.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 6.3% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Tillsonburg, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Tillsonburg, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,815 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,585 67.3 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 280 4.1 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 330 4.8 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 430 6.3 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 905 13.3 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 170 2.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 60 0.9 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 55 0.8 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Tillsonburg, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Tillsonburg, 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 Tillsonburg, 87.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 10.4% 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, 96.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% spoke only French and 2.4% 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 Tillsonburg, 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 15,150 100.0 15,150 100.0
English 13,245 87.4 14,570 96.2
French 205 1.4 20 0.1
Non-official language 1,580 10.4 360 2.4
Multiple responses 120 0.8 190 1.3
Table 13 Tillsonburg, 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 99.9 99.9 0.1
French 32.6 15.2 17.4
Non-official language 56.0 29.2 26.8

Tillsonburg, T – Non-official languages

In Tillsonburg, the three most common mother tongues were German (3.3%), Hungarian (1.8%) and Dutch (1.3%), 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 Tillsonburg, 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.
German 500 29.7 3.3
Hungarian 280 16.6 1.8
Dutch 200 11.9 1.3
Flemish 170 10.1 1.1
Vietnamese 85 5.0 0.6

Tillsonburg, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Tillsonburg, 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 3.2 2.0 80.5 2.5
0 to 19 2.3 2.1 0.0 5.9
20 to 44 2.7 2.3 83.3 1.3
45 to 64 3.5 1.8 86.7 3.8
65 and over 4.1 1.9 78.9 2.8
Table 16 Tillsonburg, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 15,145 100.0
English only 14,610 96.5
French only 0 0.0
English and French 490 3.2
Neither English nor French 45 0.3

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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