Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Central Elgin, MU - Ontario

Map of Central Elgin, MU (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Central Elgin, MU - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Central Elgin, MU - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
111
Nat. rank
306

In 2011, Central Elgin (Municipality) had a population of 12,743, representing a percentage change of 0.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 280.23 square kilometres with a population density of 45.5 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, Central Elgin (Municipality) had 4,781 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%.

Central Elgin (Municipality) is part of the census metropolitan area of London.

Population and dwelling counts

Central Elgin (Municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Central Elgin (Municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Malahide, Ont. TP 9,146 8,828 3.6
St. Thomas, Ont. CY 37,905 36,110 5.0
Southwold, Ont. TP 4,494 4,724 -4.9
Dutton/Dunwich, Ont. MU 3,876 3,821 1.4
Thames Centre, Ont. MU 13,000 13,085 -0.6
London, Ont. CY 366,151 352,395 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

Central Elgin, MU – Age distribution

Table 4 Central Elgin, MU – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.6% 17.6% 15.6%
15 to 64 68.1% 67.6% 68.8%
65 and over 15.2% 14.8% 15.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Central Elgin, MU was 15.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.6%. 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.

Central Elgin, MU – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Central Elgin, MU – 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 12,745 12,720 25 0.2
0 to 14 2,115 2,245 -130 -5.8
15 to 64 8,685 8,745 -60 -0.7
65 and over 1,940 1,735 205 11.8
Males
Total 6,405 6,340 65 1.0
0 to 14 1,130 1,115 15 1.3
15 to 64 4,330 4,405 -75 -1.7
65 and over 950 820 130 15.9
Females
Total 6,340 6,385 -45 -0.7
0 to 14 990 1,125 -135 -12.0
15 to 64 4,360 4,340 20 0.5
65 and over 990 915 75 8.2

Central Elgin, MU – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Central Elgin, MU – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 12,745 6,405 6,340
0 to 4 years 625 345 275
5 to 9 years 715 370 340
10 to 14 years 780 410 375
15 to 19 years 895 435 465
20 to 24 years 655 325 330
25 to 29 years 495 255 240
30 to 34 years 585 290 290
35 to 39 years 735 370 370
40 to 44 years 915 435 480
45 to 49 years 1,130 575 555
50 to 54 years 1,125 555 565
55 to 59 years 1,105 545 565
60 to 64 years 1,055 545 510
65 to 69 years 695 375 325
70 to 74 years 520 255 270
75 to 79 years 325 160 160
80 to 84 years 215 105 110
85 years and over 180 60 120
Median age 44.9 44.7 45.1

Central Elgin, MU – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Central Elgin, MU was 44.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Central Elgin, MU – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Central Elgin, MU 42.5 44.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Central Elgin was 3,935, which represents a change of -0.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Central Elgin, 80.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.2% were common-law-couples and 9.5% were lone-parent families.

Central Elgin – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Central Elgin, MU 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
Central Elgin, MU 3,935 3,165 80.4 400 10.2 375 9.5 -0.4
Malahide, TP 2,425 2,045 84.3 205 8.5 170 7.0 3.2
St. Thomas, CY 10,975 7,390 67.3 1,555 14.2 2,035 18.5 5.0
Southwold, TP 1,355 1,100 81.2 140 10.3 115 8.5 -2.5
Dutton/Dunwich, MU 1,135 855 75.3 145 12.8 140 12.3 3.7
Thames Centre, MU 3,950 3,255 82.4 370 9.4 335 8.5 1.4
London, CY 100,185 68,365 68.2 13,230 13.2 18,585 18.6 3.4

Central Elgin – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Central Elgin, 44.5% 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 * 1,440
Married couples without children * 1,725
Common-law-couples with children * 155
Common-law-couples without children * 245

Central Elgin – Marital status

In Central Elgin, 67.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (60.2%) or living with a common-law partner (7.5%).

The remaining 32.2% 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, Central Elgin, MU – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Central Elgin, MU Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 10,625 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 7,200 67.8 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,400 60.2 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 800 7.5 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,425 32.2 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,260 21.3 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 235 2.2 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 425 4.0 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 515 4.8 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Central Elgin – Types of private households

There were 4,780 private households3 in Central Elgin in 2011, a change of 0.1% from 2006. Of these, 32.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -4.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Central Elgin, MU – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Central Elgin, MU Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,780 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,565 32.7 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,905 39.9 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 325 6.8 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 830 17.4 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 75 1.6 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 85 1.8 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Central Elgin – Structural type of dwelling

In Central Elgin, 93.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Central Elgin, MU – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Central Elgin, MU Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,780 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,480 93.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 35 0.7 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 115 2.4 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.1 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 110 2.3 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 25 0.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.3 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.1 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Central Elgin, MU – Mother tongue

Chart J: Central Elgin, MU - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Central Elgin, MU - 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 Central Elgin, 92.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.9% reported French only, and 6.5% 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, 97.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 1.4% 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 Central Elgin, MU – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 12,590 100.0 12,590 100.0
English 11,590 92.1 12,310 97.8
French 115 0.9 25 0.2
Non-official language 815 6.5 175 1.4
Multiple responses 75 0.6 80 0.6
Table 13 Central Elgin, MU – 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 99.8 99.8 0.0
French 39.3 10.7 28.6
Non-official language 56.3 27.6 28.7

Central Elgin, MU – Non-official languages

In Central Elgin, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.4%), Dutch (1.5%) and Polish (0.4%), 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 Central Elgin, MU – 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 300 34.3 2.4
Dutch 185 21.1 1.5
Polish 55 6.3 0.4
Italian 35 4.0 0.3
Portuguese 35 4.0 0.3
Croatian 35 4.0 0.3

Central Elgin, MU – Bilingualism

Table 15 Central Elgin, MU – 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 4.2 3.5 86.4 3.1
0 to 19 5.3 5.5 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.8 4.0 83.3 2.9
45 to 64 3.3 2.1 100.0 4.8
65 and over 3.0 2.5 75.0 0.0
Table 16 Central Elgin, MU – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 12,590 100.0
English only 12,030 95.6
French only 5 0.0
English and French 545 4.3
Neither English nor French 15 0.1

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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