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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Hinton, T - Alberta

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

Map of Hinton, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
45
Nat. rank
413

In 2011, Hinton (Town) had a population of 9,640, representing a percentage change of -1.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 33.77 square kilometres with a population density of 285.4 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, Hinton (Town) had 3,781 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Hinton (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Hinton (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Yellowhead County, Alta. MD 10,469 10,045 4.2

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

Hinton, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Hinton, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.7% 20.1% 19.1%
15 to 64 71.1% 71.3% 70.9%
65 and over 9.3% 8.5% 10.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Hinton, T was 9.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.7%. 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.

Hinton, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Hinton, 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 9,640 9,735 -95 -1.0
0 to 14 1,895 2,080 -185 -8.9
15 to 64 6,850 6,915 -65 -0.9
65 and over 895 740 155 20.9
Males
Total 4,975 5,050 -75 -1.5
0 to 14 1,000 1,100 -100 -9.1
15 to 64 3,545 3,585 -40 -1.1
65 and over 425 360 65 18.1
Females
Total 4,660 4,690 -30 -0.6
0 to 14 890 980 -90 -9.2
15 to 64 3,305 3,330 -25 -0.8
65 and over 470 380 90 23.7

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

Table 6 Hinton, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 9,640 4,975 4,660
0 to 4 years 645 345 305
5 to 9 years 610 310 305
10 to 14 years 640 350 290
15 to 19 years 700 345 350
20 to 24 years 590 295 295
25 to 29 years 730 375 360
30 to 34 years 715 370 345
35 to 39 years 625 315 310
40 to 44 years 730 375 355
45 to 49 years 825 425 405
50 to 54 years 855 455 405
55 to 59 years 625 350 280
60 to 64 years 445 240 205
65 to 69 years 300 145 150
70 to 74 years 205 85 120
75 to 79 years 195 105 95
80 to 84 years 115 60 60
85 years and over 75 30 45
Median age 36.4 36.5 36.4

Hinton, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Hinton, T was 36.4 years. In comparison, the median age of Alberta was 36.5 years.

Table 7 Canada, Alberta and Hinton, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Alberta 36.0 36.5
Hinton, T 35.1 36.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Hinton was 2,820, which represents a change of -1.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Hinton, 66.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 20.4% were common-law-couples and 13.8% were lone-parent families.

Hinton – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Alberta, CSD of Hinton, 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
Hinton, T 2,820 1,860 66.0 575 20.4 390 13.8 -1.1
Yellowhead County, MD 3,155 2,395 75.9 465 14.7 290 9.2 7.5

Hinton – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Hinton, 47.0% 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 * 885
Married couples without children * 975
Common-law-couples with children * 265
Common-law-couples without children * 310

Hinton – Marital status

In Hinton, 64.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (49.1%) or living with a common-law partner (14.9%).

The remaining 36.0% 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, Hinton, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Hinton, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 7,740 100.0 2,960,470 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,950 64.0 1,756,860 59.3 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,800 49.1 1,484,705 50.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,150 14.9 272,155 9.2 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,790 36.0 1,203,615 40.7 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,860 24.0 823,935 27.8 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 190 2.5 70,855 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 430 5.6 177,375 6.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 310 4.0 131,440 4.4 1,584,525 5.7

Hinton – Types of private households

There were 3,780 private households3 in Hinton in 2011, a change of 3.0% from 2006. Of these, 29.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -8.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Alberta, Hinton, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Hinton, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,780 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,130 29.9 407,145 29.3 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,235 32.7 406,380 29.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 360 9.5 128,330 9.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 855 22.6 342,735 24.7 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 50 1.3 27,900 2.0 268,060 2.0
Other households9 155 4.1 77,785 5.6 543,340 4.1

Hinton – Structural type of dwelling

In Hinton, 49.2% 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, Alberta, Hinton, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Hinton, T Alberta Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,780 100.0 1,390,275 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,860 49.2 883,260 63.5 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 190 5.0 71,850 5.2 646,240 4.9
Row house 340 9.0 97,865 7.0 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 58,205 4.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 425 11.2 197,945 14.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 50 1.3 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 915 24.2 46,590 3.4 183,510 1.4

Language

Hinton, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Hinton, 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 Hinton, 87.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 4.0% reported French only, and 7.1% 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, 95.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.0% spoke only French and 2.5% 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 Hinton, 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 9,640 100.0 9,640 100.0
English 8,475 87.9 9,195 95.4
French 385 4.0 95 1.0
Non-official language 680 7.1 240 2.5
Multiple responses 105 1.1 110 1.1
Table 13 Hinton, 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 99.8 99.7 0.1
French 48.3 24.1 24.1
Non-official language 64.4 37.6 26.8

Hinton, T – Non-official languages

In Hinton, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.9%), German (1.2%) and Ojibway (0.6%), 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 Hinton, 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) 180 24.2 1.9
German 115 15.4 1.2
Ojibway 60 8.1 0.6
Ukrainian 45 6.0 0.5
Dutch 35 4.7 0.4

Hinton, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Hinton, 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 9.2 6.3 85.5 3.0
0 to 19 13.2 12.8 71.4 0.0
20 to 44 7.7 5.6 89.5 2.1
45 to 64 7.3 1.9 85.3 4.4
65 and over 8.0 0.0 76.5 3.4
Table 16 Hinton, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 9,640 100.0
English only 8,700 90.2
French only 5 0.1
English and French 910 9.4
Neither English nor French 25 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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