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Characteristic Halifax, RGM
Nova Scotia
(Census subdivision)
Ontario Data quality note(s)

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 390,096 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,851,821  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 372,679 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,160,282  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 177,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,308,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 165,033 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,508 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 71.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 5,490.28 ...Data not available ...Data not available 908,607.67 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 390,090 188,585 201,505 12,851,820 6,263,140 6,588,685
0 to 4 years 19,965 10,265 9,705 704,260 360,590 343,670
5 to 9 years 19,155 9,780 9,380 712,755 365,290 347,465
10 to 14 years 20,485 10,520 9,965 763,755 391,630 372,125
15 to 19 years 23,870 12,045 11,825 863,635 443,680 419,950
15 years 4,490 2,205 2,280 168,840 86,700 82,140
16 years 4,490 2,290 2,205 172,840 89,195 83,645
17 years 4,535 2,325 2,210 171,405 88,230 83,170
18 years 4,940 2,555 2,385 173,930 89,225 84,705
19 years 5,415 2,670 2,745 176,620 90,330 86,290
20 to 24 years 31,230 15,630 15,600 852,910 432,490 420,415
25 to 29 years 28,400 13,985 14,415 815,120 400,045 415,075
30 to 34 years 25,925 12,485 13,440 800,365 383,340 417,030
35 to 39 years 26,490 12,745 13,745 844,335 405,845 438,485
40 to 44 years 27,810 13,260 14,550 924,075 447,920 476,155
45 to 49 years 33,100 16,170 16,925 1,055,880 517,510 538,370
50 to 54 years 31,555 15,265 16,290 1,006,140 492,560 513,580
55 to 59 years 27,185 12,875 14,310 864,620 418,755 445,865
60 to 64 years 23,895 11,425 12,470 765,655 370,370 395,275
65 to 69 years 16,785 8,025 8,760 563,485 270,875 292,610
70 to 74 years 11,840 5,470 6,370 440,780 206,350 234,435
75 to 79 years 9,125 4,050 5,070 356,150 161,345 194,805
80 to 84 years 6,620 2,620 4,005 271,510 113,620 157,890
85 years and over 6,650 1,980 4,675 246,400 80,925 165,475
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.9 38.8 40.9 40.4 39.4 41.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.7 83.8 85.6 83.0 82.2 83.9
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 330,490 158,030 172,455 10,671,050 5,145,630 5,525,420
Married or living with a common-law partner 185,635 92,810 92,825 6,158,605 3,078,940 3,079,665
Married (and not separated) 151,740 75,860 75,880 5,367,400 2,681,320 2,686,075
Living common law 33,895 16,950 16,945 791,210 397,620 393,590
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 144,860 65,220 79,630 4,512,440 2,066,690 2,445,750
Single (never legally married) 99,205 50,815 48,390 2,985,020 1,583,760 1,401,260
Separated 9,355 3,970 5,385 319,805 133,790 186,015
Divorced 19,480 7,200 12,280 593,730 231,160 362,570
Widowed 16,815 3,235 13,575 613,880 117,980 495,905
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 109,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,612,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 58,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,686,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 24,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 812,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 19,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 783,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 6,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 329,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 109,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,612,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 91,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,007,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 74,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,612,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 35,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,090,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 39,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,522,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 16,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 559,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 16,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 676,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 5,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 286,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 16,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 394,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 11,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 236,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 5,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 158,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available 77,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 18,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 604,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 14,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 486,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 9,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 282,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 4,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 145,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 3,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 118,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 77,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 195 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 104,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,083,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 23,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 839,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 35,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,323,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 13,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 496,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 21,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 888,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 10,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 535,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 384,305 186,125 198,180 12,655,130 6,179,005 6,476,125
Number of persons not in census families 78,305 36,255 42,060 1,951,440 889,600 1,061,845
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 7,725 3,155 4,575 295,100 113,180 181,925
Living with non-relatives only 23,440 12,740 10,700 425,360 233,900 191,465
Living alone 47,145 20,355 26,785 1,230,980 542,525 688,455
Number of census family persons 305,995 149,875 156,125 10,703,690 5,289,410 5,414,280
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 47,625 21,190 26,435 1,752,725 796,110 956,615
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 16,285 4,405 11,880 563,605 155,405 408,200
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 2,225 465 1,760 105,130 22,345 82,785
Living with non-relatives only 920 410 510 30,835 14,715 16,125
Living alone 13,140 3,525 9,610 427,640 118,350 309,290
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 31,340 16,785 14,555 1,189,120 640,705 548,415
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 165,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 107,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 99,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,103,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 84,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,642,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 43,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,171,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 41,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,471,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 14,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 460,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 8,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 371,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 6,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 242,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 3,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 167,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 1,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 114,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 74,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 2,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 128,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 57,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,412,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 47,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 10,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 165,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 84,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,718,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 789,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 3,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 59,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,362,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 11,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 279,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 6,165 ...Data not available ...Data not available 415,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 6,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 35,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 165,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 47,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 60,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,584,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 26,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 803,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 21,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 783,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 6,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 310,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 2,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 174,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 384,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,655,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 386,200 187,040 199,165 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730
  Single responses  382,530 185,245 197,285 12,434,770 6,071,955 6,362,815
    English  348,515 167,925 180,590 8,677,040 4,276,970 4,400,065
    French  10,155 5,015 5,145 493,300 232,785 260,510
    Non-official languages  23,855 12,305 11,550 3,264,435 1,562,190 1,702,240
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 75 35 40 15,625 7,315 8,305
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 5 3,930 1,835 2,095
        Dene  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Inuktitut  5 0 5 300 85 215
        Mi'kmaq  55 30 25 70 20 45
        Ojibway  5 0 0 8,255 3,925 4,330
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 3,030 1,440 1,590
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 23,375 12,060 11,315 3,222,400 1,542,155 1,680,245
        African languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 3,080 1,585 1,495
        Afrikaans  45 25 15 2,060 1,030 1,030
        Akan (Twi)  40 20 20 9,680 4,565 5,115
        Albanian  245 125 115 17,440 8,870 8,565
        Amharic  135 70 65 9,190 4,295 4,895
        Arabic  5,175 3,000 2,180 133,390 69,890 63,500
        Armenian  45 25 15 13,070 6,330 6,740
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 75 45 25 3,040 1,445 1,595
        Bengali  325 180 140 38,685 19,745 18,935
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 5 120 70 60
        Bisayan languages  60 25 40 6,380 2,395 3,985
        Bosnian  85 40 45 6,140 3,045 3,095
        Bulgarian  35 15 20 9,015 4,390 4,625
        Burmese  10 5 5 1,400 685 715
        Cantonese  460 210 255 186,870 87,020 99,850
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,195 1,105 1,095 195,120 92,170 102,950
        Creoles  45 20 20 9,650 4,355 5,295
        Croatian  170 90 80 33,830 16,505 17,320
        Czech  125 60 60 12,115 5,675 6,440
        Danish  95 50 45 4,745 2,230 2,515
        Dutch  515 245 270 58,135 28,150 29,985
        Estonian  30 15 15 5,025 2,170 2,850
        Finnish  45 20 20 11,350 4,905 6,450
        Flemish  20 10 10 2,710 1,180 1,530
        Fukien  10 5 5 3,410 1,620 1,795
        German  1,250 595 660 140,315 65,815 74,500
        Greek  665 330 335 56,890 28,455 28,435
        Gujarati  85 45 40 68,105 34,110 33,995
        Hakka  5 0 5 3,535 1,685 1,850
        Hebrew  65 40 30 11,415 6,085 5,330
        Hindi  435 220 215 47,645 23,880 23,765
        Hungarian  155 70 85 41,010 19,455 21,555
        Ilocano  20 5 15 8,050 2,990 5,060
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 15 2,845 1,520 1,330
        Italian  590 335 265 251,330 123,830 127,505
        Japanese  230 80 150 12,215 4,415 7,800
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 5 7,210 3,345 3,860
        Korean  675 300 375 64,080 30,065 34,015
        Kurdish  75 45 30 5,760 3,100 2,660
        Lao  5 5 5 5,350 2,620 2,730
        Latvian  30 10 20 4,640 1,970 2,670
        Lingala  10 5 5 755 325 430
        Lithuanian  20 5 20 5,600 2,375 3,230
        Macedonian  10 5 10 16,305 7,930 8,370
        Malay  45 15 35 5,305 2,395 2,910
        Malayalam  100 45 50 10,745 5,460 5,285
        Maltese  10 0 0 5,830 2,930 2,905
        Mandarin  810 395 415 118,390 55,825 62,565
        Marathi  25 15 15 4,155 2,135 2,025
        Nepali  215 110 100 3,640 1,850 1,795
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 90 55 40 5,780 2,925 2,860
        Norwegian  80 45 35 1,060 465 595
        Oromo  35 25 10 1,770 890 875
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  295 165 130 173,975 88,090 85,885
        Pashto  60 30 25 8,165 4,200 3,965
        Persian (Farsi)  1,125 600 525 98,905 50,110 48,790
        Polish  580 285 300 128,440 58,835 69,600
        Portuguese  280 145 135 147,725 71,605 76,125
        Romanian  145 70 70 41,980 19,835 22,140
        Rundi (Kirundi)  10 5 5 1,035 455 580
        Russian  695 340 355 93,080 42,590 50,490
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 0 0 1,120 450 670
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 14,930 7,345 7,590
        Serbian  100 45 50 41,910 20,750 21,165
        Serbo-Croatian  105 50 55 5,250 2,565 2,685
        Shanghainese  5 5 0 1,410 585 830
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 35 35 1,580 835 745
        Sindhi  15 10 5 6,530 3,055 3,475
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  85 55 30 9,335 4,555 4,780
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 1,780 900 875
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 0 5 2,005 1,000 1,005
        Slovak  90 40 50 10,250 4,665 5,585
        Slovenian  25 10 15 7,505 3,475 4,030
        Somali  35 15 20 22,685 9,750 12,930
        Spanish  1,135 530 600 178,335 85,410 92,915
        Swahili  60 35 30 4,745 2,255 2,490
        Swedish  45 20 30 2,505 1,060 1,440
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  910 415 500 140,805 53,595 87,210
        Taiwanese  35 20 20 3,020 1,390 1,625
        Tamil  200 120 80 111,060 54,760 56,300
        Telugu  110 65 40 6,730 3,525 3,205
        Thai  50 20 30 2,915 995 1,915
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 3,965 2,005 1,960
        Tigrigna  55 25 30 5,560 2,605 2,955
        Turkish  250 145 100 16,615 8,755 7,865
        Ukrainian  150 65 85 41,455 18,275 23,185
        Urdu  400 210 190 128,730 65,470 63,260
        Vietnamese  375 185 190 65,915 30,920 34,990
        Yiddish  20 10 5 5,105 2,350 2,760
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 405 210 195 26,410 12,725 13,690
  Multiple responses          3,675 1,790 1,880 287,290 138,385 148,910
    English and French  1,465 680 785 46,605 21,805 24,795
    English and non-official language  1,895 940 955 219,425 106,790 112,635
    French and non-official language  215 110 100 13,645 6,285 7,365
    English, French and non-official language 105 60 45 7,615 3,495 4,115
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 386,200 187,040 199,165 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730
  English only 338,245 165,935 172,305 10,984,360 5,445,050 5,539,310
  French only 380 165 215 42,980 18,805 24,175
  English and French 46,385 20,410 25,970 1,395,805 627,725 768,085
  Neither English nor French 1,190 520 670 298,920 118,765 180,155
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 386,205 187,040 199,165 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730
  English 374,250 181,160 193,090 11,844,580 5,819,520 6,025,055
  French 9,775 4,890 4,890 500,270 235,620 264,655
  English and French 1,045 500 545 84,230 39,330 44,895
  Neither English nor French 1,130 490 640 292,980 115,860 177,115
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 10,300 5,140 5,165 542,390 255,285 287,100
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.7 2.7 2.6 4.3 4.1 4.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 386,205 187,040 199,165 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730
  Single responses 381,260 184,525 196,735 12,156,790 5,936,965 6,219,825
    English 365,300 176,335 188,960 10,044,810 4,930,610 5,114,200
    French 3,660 1,810 1,850 284,115 133,495 150,620
    Non-official languages 12,305 6,380 5,920 1,827,870 872,860 955,010
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 5 0 5,935 3,000 2,930
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 1,920 950 970
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 5 0 80 20 60
        Mi'kmaq 5 0 0 10 5 5
        Ojibway 0 0 0 2,855 1,510 1,345
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 1,065 505 555
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 12,130 6,285 5,845 1,811,985 864,990 946,995
        African languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 1,405 675 730
        Afrikaans 15 5 10 775 385 390
        Akan (Twi) 10 10 5 5,305 2,390 2,915
        Albanian 120 60 60 10,055 5,075 4,980
        Amharic 60 30 30 5,280 2,400 2,880
        Arabic 3,025 1,705 1,320 76,410 38,095 38,315
        Armenian 15 5 5 7,375 3,435 3,940
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10 885 420 465
        Bengali 200 100 95 26,895 13,495 13,405
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 40 20 20
        Bisayan languages 25 10 15 2,045 895 1,150
        Bosnian 45 25 25 3,525 1,765 1,760
        Bulgarian 10 0 10 5,165 2,535 2,630
        Burmese 5 0 5 885 425 460
        Cantonese 255 135 120 147,795 68,295 79,500
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,595 830 760 135,665 64,765 70,895
        Creoles 25 10 15 4,720 2,120 2,600
        Croatian 60 30 30 13,185 6,320 6,865
        Czech 35 15 20 4,325 2,055 2,265
        Danish 10 0 5 335 170 170
        Dutch 55 20 30 5,395 2,535 2,855
        Estonian 0 0 0 1,260 475 785
        Finnish 0 0 0 2,280 1,005 1,270
        Flemish 5 0 5 230 105 130
        Fukien 0 0 5 1,045 495 550
        German 245 115 130 39,180 18,925 20,255
        Greek 250 105 140 23,590 11,185 12,405
        Gujarati 45 25 20 42,445 20,860 21,585
        Hakka 0 0 0 1,595 740 855
        Hebrew 25 15 10 5,240 2,630 2,610
        Hindi 185 100 95 24,650 12,200 12,450
        Hungarian 50 30 25 15,440 7,260 8,175
        Ilocano 5 0 0 2,920 1,170 1,745
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 1,175 590 590
        Italian 140 60 80 88,835 39,140 49,695
        Japanese 105 45 55 5,765 2,535 3,235
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 5 5 4,065 1,860 2,205
        Korean 470 225 250 47,245 22,575 24,675
        Kurdish 55 35 25 3,580 1,835 1,745
        Lao 0 0 0 2,855 1,445 1,410
        Latvian 5 5 0 1,270 535 730
        Lingala 5 0 5 240 95 140
        Lithuanian 5 0 5 1,780 765 1,015
        Macedonian 5 0 5 7,290 3,495 3,795
        Malay 15 10 10 1,925 920 1,005
        Malayalam 35 15 15 5,315 2,665 2,645
        Maltese 0 0 0 1,295 625 670
        Mandarin 605 310 295 96,610 46,980 49,630
        Marathi 15 5 10 1,980 1,015 965
        Nepali 200 105 100 2,480 1,260 1,220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 25 10 10 1,830 870 960
        Norwegian 15 10 5 120 50 75
        Oromo 20 15 5 1,040 490 545
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 145 80 65 124,100 62,105 61,995
        Pashto 30 20 15 5,765 2,875 2,890
        Persian (Farsi) 895 460 440 69,200 33,860 35,335
        Polish 185 90 90 60,730 28,490 32,240
        Portuguese 90 40 45 70,210 33,690 36,520
        Romanian 75 35 40 22,845 10,960 11,880
        Rundi (Kirundi) 5 5 5 375 180 195
        Russian 455 240 220 64,425 30,385 34,045
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 395 165 230
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 10,360 4,980 5,375
        Serbian 50 20 25 26,000 12,665 13,335
        Serbo-Croatian 45 25 25 2,500 1,220 1,285
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 660 300 365
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 90 40 40 2,650 1,535 1,115
        Sindhi 5 0 5 2,835 1,265 1,565
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 35 15 15 4,480 2,195 2,280
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 1,410 710 695
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 565 265 300
        Slovak 25 10 15 3,185 1,485 1,700
        Slovenian 5 0 0 1,815 830 990
        Somali 15 5 10 15,450 6,520 8,935
        Spanish 570 275 300 106,735 51,645 55,085
        Swahili 20 10 10 2,025 940 1,080
        Swedish 5 5 5 410 200 210
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 415 210 205 65,225 27,135 38,095
        Taiwanese 15 5 5 1,495 710 785
        Tamil 105 60 40 83,645 40,665 42,980
        Telugu 45 30 20 3,820 1,955 1,870
        Thai 15 5 10 1,320 650 675
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 3,200 1,615 1,585
        Tigrigna 30 15 15 3,075 1,390 1,680
        Turkish 140 70 65 10,395 5,265 5,135
        Ukrainian 15 5 10 15,240 6,810 8,425
        Urdu 215 100 120 83,520 41,750 41,770
        Vietnamese 230 120 110 47,355 22,240 25,120
        Yiddish 0 0 0 530 260 275
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 165 90 75 9,950 4,865 5,085
  Multiple responses         4,945 2,510 2,425 565,270 273,370 291,895
    English and French 830 405 425 37,955 17,250 20,705
    English and non-official language 3,880 1,990 1,890 509,105 248,050 261,055
    French and non-official language 90 45 45 6,370 2,855 3,520
    English, French and non-official language 140 70 70 11,845 5,225 6,620
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 386,205 187,040 199,165 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,725
  None 361,280 174,810 186,465 10,611,255 5,199,975 5,411,280
  Single responses  24,350 11,950 12,400 2,066,620 989,785 1,076,835
    English  7,935 4,125 3,810 848,410 416,070 432,340
    French  7,680 3,420 4,260 227,040 101,685 125,355
    Non-official languages  8,740 4,405 4,330 991,165 472,030 519,140
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 85 35 50 10,750 4,985 5,770
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 5 2,120 980 1,140
        Dene  0 0 0 15 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 5 0 5
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 220 85 135
        Mi'kmaq  75 30 40 50 20 30
        Ojibway  5 0 5 6,505 3,030 3,470
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 1,840 870 970
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 8,325 4,220 4,105 966,445 460,560 505,885
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 1,340 675 665
        Afrikaans  20 15 15 1,285 630 660
        Akan (Twi)  25 15 10 4,585 2,195 2,390
        Albanian  90 45 45 4,625 2,315 2,310
        Amharic  35 20 20 3,085 1,430 1,655
        Arabic  1,705 1,000 710 45,670 24,305 21,360
        Armenian  20 10 5 3,700 1,785 1,910
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 40 20 15 1,490 675 810
        Bengali  75 50 30 8,115 4,155 3,960
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 50 25 20
        Bisayan languages  15 5 5 1,600 585 1,010
        Bosnian  35 15 15 1,790 875 915
        Bulgarian  20 10 5 2,240 1,050 1,185
        Burmese  0 0 0 405 200 205
        Cantonese  155 75 80 41,885 19,995 21,890
        Chinese, n.o.s.  365 160 200 35,080 16,715 18,365
        Creoles  45 15 30 7,720 3,355 4,370
        Croatian  55 25 30 13,060 6,290 6,770
        Czech  35 15 15 3,765 1,645 2,115
        Danish  30 15 15 1,690 740 950
        Dutch  190 80 105 18,365 8,275 10,095
        Estonian  5 0 5 1,850 785 1,065
        Finnish  10 5 5 3,725 1,530 2,195
        Flemish  5 0 5 590 230 355
        Fukien  5 5 5 1,440 695 750
        German  640 305 335 44,850 20,385 24,470
        Greek  380 195 185 29,400 14,815 14,580
        Gujarati  30 10 15 17,855 8,935 8,915
        Hakka  0 0 0 1,010 480 530
        Hebrew  70 40 30 8,795 4,415 4,380
        Hindi  265 140 125 31,720 16,115 15,605
        Hungarian  60 25 35 11,610 5,225 6,380
        Ilocano  10 0 10 2,215 830 1,385
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 1,050 550 505
        Italian  285 150 135 100,275 49,240 51,035
        Japanese  145 60 85 5,765 2,425 3,350
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 2,105 985 1,120
        Korean  150 65 85 11,915 5,615 6,300
        Kurdish  10 5 5 1,355 730 625
        Lao  5 0 0 1,600 815 785
        Latvian  15 10 5 1,525 620 900
        Lingala  10 0 5 1,220 505 715
        Lithuanian  5 5 5 1,685 675 1,010
        Macedonian  5 5 5 5,710 2,780 2,930
        Malay  20 0 15 2,010 875 1,135
        Malayalam  45 15 25 4,210 2,120 2,085
        Maltese  10 5 5 2,270 1,045 1,225
        Mandarin  180 90 90 22,435 10,105 12,330
        Marathi  5 0 5 1,255 620 640
        Nepali  5 5 0 655 325 335
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 30 30 4,890 2,350 2,540
        Norwegian  40 20 20 475 205 265
        Oromo  10 5 5 450 235 225
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  100 50 50 36,175 18,600 17,575
        Pashto  10 5 5 1,565 845 715
        Persian (Farsi)  185 110 75 19,325 10,130 9,195
        Polish  200 105 95 36,540 16,475 20,070
        Portuguese  130 60 65 56,065 27,195 28,865
        Romanian  50 25 25 11,640 5,370 6,265
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 0 535 225 310
        Russian  185 90 95 20,915 9,535 11,380
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 5 555 220 335
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 3,145 1,560 1,585
        Serbian  35 20 20 11,025 5,500 5,525
        Serbo-Croatian  45 20 25 1,355 675 675
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 460 185 275
        Sign languages, n.i.e 105 40 70 1,530 620 905
        Sindhi  5 5 0 2,660 1,255 1,410
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  40 25 15 4,160 2,055 2,105
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 175 85 95
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 570 280 295
        Slovak  45 20 30 2,965 1,305 1,665
        Slovenian  15 5 5 2,445 1,075 1,370
        Somali  15 10 5 7,410 3,415 4,000
        Spanish  730 335 395 64,810 31,120 33,695
        Swahili  60 35 25 3,240 1,485 1,755
        Swedish  35 10 20 1,240 520 720
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  325 130 195 48,070 17,385 30,690
        Taiwanese  15 5 5 1,050 480 570
        Tamil  80 45 35 23,860 11,970 11,885
        Telugu  30 20 10 1,730 910 820
        Thai  20 5 15 1,120 375 745
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 445 235 210
        Tigrigna  20 5 10 1,945 930 1,015
        Turkish  100 55 45 4,610 2,460 2,150
        Ukrainian  45 20 30 12,170 5,285 6,880
        Urdu  145 75 70 34,535 17,635 16,895
        Vietnamese  80 45 40 15,425 7,320 8,105
        Yiddish  10 5 5 1,540 660 875
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 325 155 175 13,970 6,485 7,490
  Multiple responses          575 270 305 44,190 20,580 23,610
    English and French  70 35 40 6,970 3,210 3,760
    English and non-official language  150 75 75 15,600 7,690 7,910
    French and non-official language  345 165 180 21,270 9,505 11,765
    English, French and non-official language  5 0 0 350 170 180

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Code 1209034) and Ontario (Code 35) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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