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Characteristic Cape Breton, RGM
Nova Scotia
(Census subdivision)
Cape Breton, CTY
Nova Scotia
(Census division)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 97,398 ...Data not available ...Data not available 101,619 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 102,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,928 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) -4.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available -4.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 45,371 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,632 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 41,122 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 40.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 2,433.35 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,470.60 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 97,400 46,075 51,320 101,620 48,130 53,490
0 to 4 years 4,070 2,080 1,985 4,560 2,345 2,215
5 to 9 years 4,300 2,210 2,090 4,755 2,435 2,320
10 to 14 years 4,960 2,515 2,445 5,400 2,730 2,670
15 to 19 years 6,170 3,110 3,060 6,675 3,370 3,305
15 years 1,185 605 575 1,300 665 635
16 years 1,170 595 570 1,260 650 615
17 years 1,265 620 640 1,365 675 690
18 years 1,265 610 650 1,360 660 700
19 years 1,295 675 620 1,395 725 670
20 to 24 years 5,880 3,035 2,845 6,270 3,235 3,040
25 to 29 years 4,485 2,155 2,335 4,775 2,290 2,485
30 to 34 years 4,425 2,025 2,395 4,690 2,140 2,550
35 to 39 years 5,070 2,280 2,790 5,320 2,390 2,925
40 to 44 years 5,735 2,730 3,010 6,035 2,860 3,175
45 to 49 years 7,615 3,485 4,130 7,830 3,585 4,240
50 to 54 years 8,740 4,100 4,640 8,915 4,190 4,725
55 to 59 years 8,610 4,210 4,395 8,775 4,290 4,485
60 to 64 years 7,850 3,815 4,035 7,970 3,875 4,095
65 to 69 years 5,940 2,825 3,110 6,000 2,860 3,135
70 to 74 years 4,705 2,195 2,510 4,750 2,215 2,535
75 to 79 years 3,605 1,535 2,070 3,635 1,540 2,100
80 to 84 years 2,585 995 1,590 2,595 1,000 1,600
85 years and over 2,660 770 1,890 2,665 770 1,890
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 47.5 46.4 48.3 46.6 45.4 47.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 86.3 85.2 87.3 85.5 84.4 86.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 84,075 39,270 44,805 86,900 40,615 46,280
Married or living with a common-law partner 44,015 21,985 22,025 45,025 22,485 22,540
Married (and not separated) 38,205 19,085 19,120 38,880 19,420 19,460
Living common law 5,810 2,905 2,910 6,150 3,070 3,075
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 40,065 17,285 22,775 41,875 18,130 23,740
Single (never legally married) 24,310 12,525 11,785 25,805 13,265 12,540
Separated 3,150 1,220 1,930 3,245 1,255 1,995
Divorced 5,200 2,130 3,070 5,325 2,185 3,140
Widowed 7,395 1,405 5,990 7,495 1,430 6,065
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 28,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 29,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 15,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 6,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 4,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 28,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 29,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 21,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 18,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 9,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 8,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 4,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 3,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 2,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 685 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 7,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 5,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 1,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 80 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 28,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 4,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 8,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 3,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 6,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 5,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 95,475 45,315 50,165 99,695 47,365 52,325
Number of persons not in census families 16,785 7,310 9,480 17,365 7,615 9,755
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 2,485 1,025 1,460 2,725 1,145 1,585
Living with non-relatives only 2,470 1,405 1,060 2,570 1,470 1,100
Living alone 11,835 4,875 6,955 12,070 5,000 7,065
Number of census family persons 78,690 38,005 40,685 82,325 39,750 42,570
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 18,310 7,990 10,325 18,460 8,055 10,405
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 6,740 2,050 4,695 6,805 2,070 4,735
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 1,055 300 755 1,085 310 775
Living with non-relatives only 310 155 150 310 160 150
Living alone 5,375 1,590 3,785 5,410 1,605 3,810
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 11,570 5,945 5,630 11,660 5,990 5,670
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 41,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 27,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 25,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 19,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 10,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 9,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 5,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 2,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 1,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 1,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 13,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 11,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 1,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 41,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 30,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 1,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 9,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 2,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 665 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 1,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 4,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 75 ...Data not available ...Data not available 75 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 41,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 11,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 14,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 7,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 4,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 1,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 865 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 95,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 99,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 95,885 45,505 50,375 100,105 47,565 52,540
  Single responses  95,610 45,385 50,225 99,735 47,395 52,345
    English  93,210 44,185 49,020 94,535 44,825 49,710
    French  920 405 515 925 405 520
    Non-official languages  1,475 785 685 4,280 2,160 2,120
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 70 35 35 2,855 1,395 1,460
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 5 0 10 5 0
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  60 30 30 2,845 1,390 1,450
        Ojibway  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,330 720 610 1,340 725 615
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Albanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic  315 235 75 315 235 75
        Armenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 5 5 5 0 0
        Bengali  20 10 10 20 10 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bosnian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  20 10 10 15 10 5
        Chinese, n.o.s.  180 90 85 175 85 90
        Creoles  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian  10 0 5 5 0 5
        Czech  0 0 5 5 5 0
        Danish  10 0 5 5 5 5
        Dutch  50 25 25 50 25 25
        Estonian  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Finnish  5 0 5 5 5 5
        Flemish  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  75 35 45 80 30 45
        Greek  55 25 30 55 25 30
        Gujarati  0 0 5 5 0 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Hungarian  30 20 15 35 20 10
        Ilocano  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Italian  70 40 40 75 40 35
        Japanese  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  10 5 10 10 5 5
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  5 5 0 0 5 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malayalam  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Maltese  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Mandarin  25 10 15 30 15 15
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 0 0 5
        Norwegian  0 0 5 0 5 5
        Oromo  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  20 10 10 20 15 10
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  20 5 10 15 5 10
        Polish  65 30 35 65 30 35
        Portuguese  10 10 5 10 5 5
        Romanian  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  15 10 5 15 10 5
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 10 5 0 10 5 5
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish  45 20 25 45 20 20
        Swahili  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Swedish  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  25 5 20 30 10 20
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil  30 15 15 30 15 15
        Telugu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  0 5 0 5 5 0
        Ukrainian  50 20 30 50 20 30
        Urdu  65 40 25 70 40 30
        Vietnamese  30 10 20 25 10 15
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 75 35 40 80 40 40
  Multiple responses          270 125 150 365 170 200
    English and French  125 50 70 125 50 75
    English and non-official language  140 65 70 225 105 120
    French and non-official language  10 10 5 15 10 0
    English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 5 0 0
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 95,880 45,510 50,375 100,105 47,560 52,545
  English only 91,715 43,785 47,935 95,865 45,800 50,065
  French only 25 5 15 25 10 20
  English and French 4,080 1,695 2,385 4,120 1,710 2,405
  Neither English nor French 60 25 40 90 40 55
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 95,880 45,505 50,375 100,100 47,560 52,545
  English 95,025 45,130 49,900 99,205 47,160 52,050
  French 770 345 430 775 345 430
  English and French 40 15 20 55 25 25
  Neither English nor French 45 15 30 75 30 40
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 790 350 435 800 360 440
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 95,885 45,505 50,375 100,105 47,565 52,545
  Single responses 95,575 45,345 50,225 99,695 47,350 52,345
    English 94,620 44,825 49,790 96,815 45,875 50,945
    French 255 110 140 255 110 145
    Non-official languages 705 410 290 2,625 1,370 1,255
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 15 1,935 965 975
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 20 10 15 1,940 960 975
        Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 665 395 270 675 400 270
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Albanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic 225 175 50 230 175 50
        Armenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bengali 10 5 0 10 5 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese 5 5 0 5 5 0
        Chinese, n.o.s. 145 65 75 145 70 75
        Creoles 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Czech 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Danish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dutch 0 0 5 5 0 0
        Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien 0 0 0 0 0 0
        German 20 10 10 20 5 10
        Greek 15 5 10 15 10 5
        Gujarati 0 5 0 0 5 5
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hungarian 0 5 0 0 5 0
        Ilocano 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Italian 5 5 0 5 0 0
        Japanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 15 10 10 20 10 10
        Marathi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 15 10 5 10 5 5
        Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 15 5 10 15 5 10
        Polish 15 10 5 10 10 5
        Portuguese 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Romanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian 5 0 5 10 0 5
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 30 15 15 30 20 15
        Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish 30 15 15 25 10 10
        Swahili 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Swedish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 10 5 5 10 5 0
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil 15 10 5 15 5 10
        Telugu 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ukrainian 10 0 0 5 5 5
        Urdu 45 30 20 45 30 20
        Vietnamese 20 10 10 20 10 10
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 10 0 10 15 0 10
  Multiple responses         310 160 150 405 215 200
    English and French 80 35 40 80 40 40
    English and non-official language 225 120 105 325 170 155
    French and non-official language 5 0 0 0 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 5 0 0 5 0 5
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 95,880 45,510 50,375 100,105 47,565 52,545
  None 94,240 44,720 49,520 96,300 45,715 50,585
  Single responses  1,620 780 840 3,785 1,835 1,950
    English  390 220 170 1,635 830 805
    French  625 265 360 620 265 360
    Non-official languages  605 300 310 1,525 740 785
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 60 25 30 970 465 505
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 5 0 5 5 0
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  50 20 30 960 460 500
        Ojibway  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 450 230 220 455 235 220
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 5 5 5 0
        Albanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic  70 50 25 75 50 25
        Armenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 0 0 0
        Bengali  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bosnian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  5 5 5 5 0 5
        Chinese, n.o.s.  25 15 10 25 15 10
        Creoles  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian  5 0 5 5 5 5
        Czech  5 0 0 0 0 5
        Danish  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Dutch  20 10 10 20 10 10
        Estonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish  5 5 5 5 0 0
        Flemish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  40 20 25 45 20 25
        Greek  25 10 10 25 15 10
        Gujarati  5 0 0 0 5 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi  5 0 0 5 5 5
        Hungarian  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Ilocano  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Italian  30 20 15 35 15 15
        Japanese  10 5 0 10 5 5
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  10 0 5 5 0 5
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Malayalam  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Maltese  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Mandarin  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 5 0 5
        Norwegian  0 5 0 0 5 0
        Oromo  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  5 5 0 5 5 5
        Polish  20 10 15 20 10 15
        Portuguese  5 0 5 5 5 0
        Romanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 20 10 5
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 5 5 0 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovenian  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish  40 20 25 40 20 25
        Swahili  0 0 5 5 0 0
        Swedish  0 5 0 0 0 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  10 0 5 5 0 10
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Telugu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  5 5 5 0 5 0
        Ukrainian  10 5 5 5 0 5
        Urdu  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Vietnamese  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Yiddish  5 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 95 40 55 100 45 55
  Multiple responses          20 5 10 20 10 10
    English and French  0 0 0 0 5 0
    English and non-official language  0 5 0 5 0 0
    French and non-official language  15 5 10 15 5 10
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 0 0 0

Symbols

A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

E use with caution

After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

Incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement: There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation. Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

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. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Code 1217030) and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Code 1217) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed June 23, 2021).

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Footnote 1

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Map

Map

Map: Cape Breton, Regional municipality (Census Subdivision), Nova Scotia

Map: Cape Breton, County (Census Division), Nova Scotia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Cape Breton  (Regional municipality)

Geographic hierarchy: Cape Breton (County)

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

Related data

Related data: Cape Breton, Regional municipality (Census Subdivision), Nova Scotia

Related data: Cape Breton, County (Census Division), Nova Scotia

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