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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Prince Edward County, CY - Ontario

Map of Prince Edward County, CY (shaded in green), Ontario

Map of Prince Edward County, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Prince Edward County, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Prince Edward County, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
64
Nat. rank
163

In 2011, Prince Edward County (City) had a population of 25,258, representing a percentage change of -0.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 1,050.45 square kilometres with a population density of 24.0 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, Prince Edward County (City) had 10,549 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Prince Edward County (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Prince Edward County (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Frontenac Islands, Ont. TP 1,864 1,862 0.1
Loyalist, Ont. TP 16,221 15,062 7.7
Greater Napanee, Ont. T 15,511 15,400 0.7
Deseronto, Ont. T 1,835 1,824 0.6
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont. IRI 2,506
Belleville, Ont. CY 49,454 48,821 1.3
Quinte West, Ont. CY 43,086 42,697 0.9

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

Prince Edward County, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Prince Edward County, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.2% 12.8% 11.5%
15 to 64 62.6% 62.7% 62.6%
65 and over 25.2% 24.5% 25.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Prince Edward County, CY was 25.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.2%. 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.

Prince Edward County, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Prince Edward County, 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 25,260 25,495 -235 -0.9
0 to 14 3,070 3,675 -605 -16.5
15 to 64 15,815 16,275 -460 -2.8
65 and over 6,375 5,540 835 15.1
Males
Total 12,290 12,450 -160 -1.3
0 to 14 1,575 1,920 -345 -18.0
15 to 64 7,705 7,920 -215 -2.7
65 and over 3,015 2,610 405 15.5
Females
Total 12,965 13,050 -85 -0.7
0 to 14 1,495 1,755 -260 -14.8
15 to 64 8,110 8,360 -250 -3.0
65 and over 3,360 2,930 430 14.7

Prince Edward County, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Prince Edward County, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 25,260 12,290 12,965
0 to 4 years 920 460 460
5 to 9 years 980 500 475
10 to 14 years 1,170 610 560
15 to 19 years 1,520 765 750
20 to 24 years 1,165 620 550
25 to 29 years 930 470 455
30 to 34 years 960 470 490
35 to 39 years 1,070 510 560
40 to 44 years 1,345 660 685
45 to 49 years 1,885 905 985
50 to 54 years 2,235 1,055 1,175
55 to 59 years 2,230 1,020 1,210
60 to 64 years 2,470 1,230 1,240
65 to 69 years 2,025 980 1,050
70 to 74 years 1,550 785 765
75 to 79 years 1,200 565 630
80 to 84 years 895 435 460
85 years and over 700 240 460
Median age 51.6 50.8 52.2

Prince Edward County, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Prince Edward County, CY was 51.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Prince Edward County, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Prince Edward County, CY 47.7 51.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Prince Edward County was 7,985, which represents a change of 0.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Prince Edward County, 75.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.8% were common-law-couples and 10.5% were lone-parent families.

Prince Edward County – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Prince Edward County, 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
Prince Edward County, CY 7,985 6,045 75.7 1,100 13.8 835 10.5 0.9
Frontenac Islands, TP 615 485 78.9 80 13.0 50 8.1 0.8
Loyalist, TP 4,840 3,485 72.0 640 13.2 710 14.7 4.1
Greater Napanee, T 4,710 3,390 72.0 650 13.8 670 14.2 1.6
Deseronto, T 545 320 58.7 110 20.2 110 20.2 3.8
Belleville, CY 14,055 9,100 64.7 2,235 15.9 2,720 19.4 0.6
Quinte West, CY 13,000 9,115 70.1 2,000 15.4 1,885 14.5 1.0

Prince Edward County – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Prince Edward County, 32.9% 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 * 1,955
Married couples without children * 4,095
Common-law-couples with children * 395
Common-law-couples without children * 705

Prince Edward County – Marital status

In Prince Edward County, 65.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.9%) or living with a common-law partner (10.0%).

The remaining 34.0% 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, Ontario, Prince Edward County, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Prince Edward County, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 22,190 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 14,630 65.9 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 12,405 55.9 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,225 10.0 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,555 34.0 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 4,170 18.8 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 590 2.7 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,175 5.3 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,620 7.3 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Prince Edward County – Types of private households

There were 10,550 private households3 in Prince Edward County in 2011, a change of 2.4% from 2006. Of these, 21.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -15.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Prince Edward County, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Prince Edward County, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 10,550 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,285 21.7 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
4,650 44.1 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 735 7.0 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,500 23.7 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 150 1.4 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 220 2.1 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Prince Edward County – Structural type of dwelling

In Prince Edward County, 86.7% 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, Ontario, Prince Edward County, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Prince Edward County, CY Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 10,550 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 9,145 86.7 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 195 1.8 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 290 2.7 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 710 6.7 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 55 0.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 50 0.5 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 105 1.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Prince Edward County, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Prince Edward County, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Prince Edward County, 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 Prince Edward County, 93.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 4.6% 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, 98.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% 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 Prince Edward County, 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 24,805 100.0 24,805 100.0
English 23,225 93.6 24,415 98.4
French 340 1.4 85 0.3
Non-official language 1,130 4.6 190 0.8
Multiple responses 105 0.4 120 0.5
Table 13 Prince Edward County, 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 100.0 99.9 0.0
French 51.3 21.8 29.5
Non-official language 44.2 21.3 22.9

Prince Edward County, CY – Non-official languages

In Prince Edward County, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.2%), Dutch (1.1%) and Italian (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 Prince Edward County, 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 300 25.0 1.2
Dutch 285 23.8 1.1
Italian 65 5.4 0.3
Spanish 45 3.8 0.2
Polish 45 3.8 0.2

Prince Edward County, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Prince Edward County, 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 6.3 4.9 92.6 7.9
0 to 19 4.9 4.7 100.0 11.1
20 to 44 6.2 5.1 83.3 7.4
45 to 64 6.7 4.9 93.3 9.6
65 and over 6.8 4.9 91.3 6.5
Table 16 Prince Edward County, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 24,805 100.0
English only 23,175 93.4
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,590 6.4
Neither English nor French 35 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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