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Characteristic Essex, T
Ontario
(Census subdivision)
Essex, CTY
Ontario
(Census division)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 19,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 388,782 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 20,032 ...Data not available ...Data not available 393,402 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) -2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available -1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 8,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 164,733 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 7,793 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,293 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 70.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 210.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 277.92 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,850.78 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 19,600 9,740 9,860 388,785 191,230 197,555
0 to 4 years 870 480 390 21,100 10,915 10,180
5 to 9 years 1,095 555 545 22,930 11,825 11,105
10 to 14 years 1,200 620 580 24,455 12,620 11,830
15 to 19 years 1,375 735 635 26,880 13,790 13,090
15 years 265 140 120 5,400 2,770 2,635
16 years 285 155 130 5,570 2,890 2,675
17 years 280 150 135 5,290 2,665 2,625
18 years 270 140 130 5,370 2,750 2,620
19 years 265 145 120 5,250 2,710 2,540
20 to 24 years 1,085 585 495 25,235 12,945 12,290
25 to 29 years 870 430 445 21,705 10,580 11,125
30 to 34 years 935 475 460 22,350 10,840 11,510
35 to 39 years 1,250 615 635 25,425 12,390 13,035
40 to 44 years 1,325 650 680 27,905 13,815 14,085
45 to 49 years 1,730 850 875 31,245 15,580 15,670
50 to 54 years 1,640 830 815 30,205 15,135 15,075
55 to 59 years 1,505 720 785 26,285 12,895 13,390
60 to 64 years 1,425 710 715 23,920 11,640 12,285
65 to 69 years 1,075 520 555 17,750 8,685 9,065
70 to 74 years 770 375 400 13,705 6,360 7,345
75 to 79 years 595 275 315 11,080 5,045 6,035
80 to 84 years 415 175 240 8,585 3,585 4,995
85 years and over 435 135 305 8,020 2,575 5,445
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 44.2 43.0 45.4 40.8 39.9 41.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.8 83.0 84.6 82.4 81.5 83.2
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 16,430 8,085 8,345 320,295 155,860 164,435
Married or living with a common-law partner 10,120 5,095 5,030 183,030 92,350 90,675
Married (and not separated) 8,920 4,495 4,420 162,790 82,170 80,620
Living common law 1,205 600 605 20,240 10,185 10,055
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,310 2,995 3,315 137,270 63,505 73,760
Single (never legally married) 3,795 2,140 1,650 87,220 47,060 40,165
Separated 440 195 240 9,715 4,070 5,645
Divorced 980 440 535 20,175 8,375 11,800
Widowed 1,105 215 890 20,155 4,005 16,155
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 5,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 2,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 1,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 1,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 5,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 4,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 88,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 4,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 2,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 95 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 35 ...Data not available ...Data not available 690 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 45 ...Data not available ...Data not available 975 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 15 ...Data not available ...Data not available 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 5,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 1,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 2,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 1,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 19,205 9,525 9,675 381,345 187,135 194,215
Number of persons not in census families 2,535 1,145 1,395 57,510 27,150 30,360
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 285 110 170 7,075 2,835 4,240
Living with non-relatives only 265 135 130 9,010 5,120 3,890
Living alone 1,995 900 1,090 41,420 19,190 22,230
Number of census family persons 16,660 8,375 8,285 323,840 159,985 163,850
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...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 3,090 1,425 1,665 55,400 25,135 30,265
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 970 290 680 18,290 5,125 13,160
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 120 30 95 2,510 540 1,970
Living with non-relatives only 35 15 20 725 325 400
Living alone 815 245 570 15,055 4,260 10,800
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 2,115 1,135 980 37,110 20,005 17,105
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 7,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 5,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 106,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 5,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 98,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 4,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 2,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 2,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 85 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 75 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 2,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 1,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 7,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 6,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 45 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 7,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 1,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 2,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 1,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,665 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 19,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 381,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,310 9,615 9,695 384,935 189,705 195,230
  Single responses  19,140 9,535 9,605 376,960 185,855 191,100
    English  17,335 8,650 8,685 281,975 139,225 142,750
    French  445 215 235 11,710 5,455 6,250
    Non-official languages  1,355 680 680 83,280 41,175 42,105
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,355 680 680 82,885 40,985 41,895
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 205 105 100
        Afrikaans  0 0 0 40 20 15
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 55 25 30
        Albanian  0 0 0 1,080 535 545
        Amharic  0 0 0 125 60 65
        Arabic  35 20 15 11,545 5,860 5,685
        Armenian  0 0 0 230 100 130
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 55 30 30
        Bengali  0 0 0 620 310 315
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 70 25 45
        Bosnian  0 0 0 330 165 165
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 100 50 55
        Burmese  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Cantonese  5 5 5 1,230 580 650
        Chinese, n.o.s.  25 15 10 3,435 1,690 1,750
        Creoles  0 0 0 185 85 100
        Croatian  25 15 10 1,850 895 955
        Czech  0 5 5 195 80 120
        Danish  5 0 5 85 40 40
        Dutch  85 40 40 815 420 395
        Estonian  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Finnish  5 5 5 160 70 90
        Flemish  10 0 5 100 35 60
        Fukien  0 0 0 5 5 0
        German  260 130 135 8,950 4,350 4,595
        Greek  0 5 0 1,100 550 555
        Gujarati  0 0 0 635 325 310
        Hakka  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Hebrew  0 0 0 35 25 10
        Hindi  0 0 0 595 310 285
        Hungarian  65 35 30 1,515 730 785
        Ilocano  0 0 0 75 30 40
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 5 0 50 25 25
        Italian  90 50 40 10,785 5,325 5,465
        Japanese  0 0 0 85 30 55
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 450 215 230
        Korean  15 5 10 420 210 210
        Kurdish  0 0 0 130 75 55
        Lao  0 0 0 245 125 115
        Latvian  0 0 0 20 5 15
        Lingala  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Lithuanian  5 0 5 80 30 50
        Macedonian  25 10 15 1,205 585 625
        Malay  0 5 0 60 35 25
        Malayalam  0 0 0 150 70 80
        Maltese  5 0 5 235 125 115
        Mandarin  0 0 0 1,110 530 580
        Marathi  0 0 0 85 45 40
        Nepali  0 0 0 95 50 45
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 180 80 95
        Norwegian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Oromo  0 0 0 45 25 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  5 0 0 2,095 1,090 1,005
        Pashto  0 0 0 30 10 15
        Persian (Farsi)  5 0 0 615 305 305
        Polish  70 35 35 3,430 1,590 1,840
        Portuguese  370 175 190 2,385 1,145 1,245
        Romanian  20 5 10 2,405 1,145 1,265
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 40 15 25
        Russian  5 5 5 550 225 325
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 95 45 50
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 2,085 1,005 1,075
        Serbian  15 10 10 3,045 1,520 1,525
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 215 105 110
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 55 25 25
        Sindhi  0 0 0 25 10 15
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 120 65 60
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 195 110 90
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 145 75 70
        Slovak  80 40 40 1,030 485 540
        Slovenian  5 5 0 195 80 120
        Somali  0 0 0 575 250 320
        Spanish  70 45 25 4,965 3,005 1,960
        Swahili  0 0 0 140 60 80
        Swedish  0 0 0 15 10 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  15 5 15 1,800 685 1,110
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 25 10 15
        Tamil  0 0 0 260 130 130
        Telugu  0 0 0 115 60 60
        Thai  5 5 0 190 100 85
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 120 50 70
        Turkish  5 0 0 400 220 180
        Ukrainian  20 10 10 730 295 440
        Urdu  0 0 0 1,915 985 930
        Vietnamese  0 0 0 1,925 935 990
        Yiddish  0 0 0 30 15 15
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 5 0 0 375 180 190
  Multiple responses          170 75 90 7,975 3,850 4,125
    English and French  75 30 40 1,720 800 925
    English and non-official language  85 45 45 5,550 2,735 2,820
    French and non-official language  5 5 0 440 205 235
    English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 265 115 150
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,310 9,615 9,690 384,935 189,705 195,230
  English only 17,965 9,020 8,940 341,720 170,095 171,625
  French only 10 5 0 455 195 260
  English and French 1,250 540 710 35,775 16,085 19,690
  Neither English nor French 85 45 40 6,980 3,330 3,650
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,310 9,615 9,695 384,935 189,705 195,230
  English 18,835 9,390 9,450 364,845 180,265 184,585
  French 370 175 195 10,825 5,045 5,775
  English and French 15 5 10 2,400 1,125 1,275
  Neither English nor French 85 50 40 6,865 3,275 3,590
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 375 175 205 12,020 5,610 6,410
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.8 2.1 3.1 3.0 3.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,310 9,615 9,695 384,930 189,705 195,225
  Single responses 19,155 9,540 9,615 371,220 182,935 188,280
    English 18,625 9,280 9,345 325,175 160,400 164,775
    French 90 50 45 3,230 1,480 1,755
    Non-official languages 435 210 225 42,810 21,055 21,755
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 5 0 5
        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 0 0 0 0 0 0
        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 21 440 210 225 42,670 20,985 21,680
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 115 60 55
        Afrikaans 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Albanian 0 0 0 570 275 295
        Amharic 0 0 0 70 35 35
        Arabic 10 5 5 6,930 3,345 3,590
        Armenian 0 0 0 110 40 65
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Bengali 0 0 0 425 205 225
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Bosnian 0 0 0 180 90 95
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 50 30 25
        Burmese 0 0 0 10 10 5
        Cantonese 0 0 0 905 445 460
        Chinese, n.o.s. 5 5 5 2,435 1,195 1,240
        Creoles 0 0 0 100 45 60
        Croatian 5 0 5 705 320 385
        Czech 0 0 0 50 20 35
        Danish 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Dutch 0 0 5 30 15 20
        Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish 0 0 0 40 15 20
        Flemish 0 0 5 10 5 10
        Fukien 0 0 0 0 0 0
        German 40 15 25 3,420 1,670 1,750
        Greek 0 0 0 455 215 240
        Gujarati 0 0 0 395 200 200
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Hebrew 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Hindi 0 0 0 325 155 165
        Hungarian 10 0 5 475 220 250
        Ilocano 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 5 10
        Italian 10 5 5 3,730 1,630 2,100
        Japanese 0 0 0 35 10 20
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 270 130 145
        Korean 15 5 10 300 150 150
        Kurdish 0 0 0 90 45 45
        Lao 0 5 0 155 85 75
        Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Lingala 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Macedonian 10 5 10 550 265 285
        Malay 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Malayalam 0 0 0 80 35 45
        Maltese 0 0 0 40 20 20
        Mandarin 0 0 0 910 455 460
        Marathi 0 0 0 35 20 15
        Nepali 0 0 0 85 45 40
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 45 20 30
        Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo 0 0 0 30 20 15
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 0 0 0 1,445 730 715
        Pashto 0 0 0 20 5 15
        Persian (Farsi) 0 0 0 370 175 190
        Polish 30 15 20 1,650 775 870
        Portuguese 180 75 105 1,020 450 570
        Romanian 10 5 5 1,400 670 730
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 20 10 15
        Russian 5 5 0 325 145 180
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 25 10 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 1,455 690 765
        Serbian 10 5 5 1,710 825 885
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 120 60 60
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 95 50 40
        Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 60 30 30
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 180 100 80
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 40 15 25
        Slovak 25 10 15 280 130 155
        Slovenian 0 0 0 45 15 30
        Somali 0 0 0 390 165 230
        Spanish 55 40 15 3,390 2,295 1,090
        Swahili 0 0 0 105 40 60
        Swedish 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 0 0 0 820 355 465
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 10 0 5
        Tamil 0 0 0 135 65 75
        Telugu 0 0 0 45 20 20
        Thai 5 0 0 150 95 60
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 80 30 45
        Turkish 0 0 0 205 100 100
        Ukrainian 0 0 0 125 45 80
        Urdu 0 0 0 1,210 605 605
        Vietnamese 0 0 0 1,440 680 755
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 0 0 0 140 65 70
  Multiple responses         155 80 80 13,715 6,770 6,945
    English and French 25 10 10 830 375 460
    English and non-official language 130 65 65 12,380 6,160 6,215
    French and non-official language 5 0 0 145 80 70
    English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 365 160 205
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,310 9,615 9,695 384,930 189,705 195,230
  None 18,345 9,175 9,170 330,790 163,490 167,300
  Single responses  950 435 510 52,890 25,605 27,285
    English  225 100 125 18,815 9,225 9,585
    French  255 105 145 7,310 3,230 4,080
    Non-official languages  475 230 245 26,770 13,150 13,615
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0 10 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 470 225 245 26,500 13,030 13,475
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 60 25 35
        Afrikaans  0 0 0 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 50 25 25
        Albanian  0 0 0 330 160 165
        Amharic  0 0 0 40 20 25
        Arabic  15 10 5 4,350 2,280 2,065
        Armenian  0 0 0 75 40 35
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 40 25 20
        Bengali  0 0 0 120 65 55
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Bosnian  0 0 0 105 55 50
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 40 15 20
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Cantonese  0 0 5 340 160 180
        Chinese, n.o.s.  5 5 5 670 340 335
        Creoles  0 0 0 105 45 60
        Croatian  5 5 0 710 335 370
        Czech  0 0 5 55 35 25
        Danish  5 0 0 30 15 15
        Dutch  25 10 20 215 90 120
        Estonian  0 0 0 5 0 10
        Finnish  5 0 5 55 25 30
        Flemish  0 0 0 10 5 10
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  85 45 40 2,760 1,330 1,430
        Greek  5 5 0 490 250 240
        Gujarati  0 0 0 130 70 60
        Hakka  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 25 10 10
        Hindi  0 0 0 345 190 155
        Hungarian  25 10 10 480 210 270
        Ilocano  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 15 5 10
        Italian  35 15 15 4,200 2,115 2,085
        Japanese  0 0 0 55 20 35
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 115 60 55
        Korean  0 0 0 65 30 35
        Kurdish  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Lao  0 0 0 55 30 30
        Latvian  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lingala  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Lithuanian  5 0 0 30 10 20
        Macedonian  20 5 15 455 230 230
        Malay  0 0 0 30 15 15
        Malayalam  0 0 0 50 25 30
        Maltese  0 0 5 80 40 40
        Mandarin  0 0 0 185 75 105
        Marathi  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 150 75 80
        Norwegian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Oromo  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  0 0 0 405 210 195
        Pashto  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  0 0 0 135 75 60
        Polish  20 10 5 1,005 460 540
        Portuguese  130 75 55 965 495 470
        Romanian  10 5 5 640 305 330
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 10 0 5
        Russian  0 0 0 165 70 95
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 45 25 20
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 425 215 210
        Serbian  15 10 5 960 480 485
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 60 30 30
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 5 0 60 25 35
        Sindhi  0 0 0 10 5 10
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 55 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 35 15 15
        Slovak  30 10 10 305 135 170
        Slovenian  0 0 0 60 25 35
        Somali  0 0 0 145 75 70
        Spanish  20 5 15 1,515 715 800
        Swahili  0 0 0 75 35 35
        Swedish  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  5 0 5 665 240 425
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 10 0 10
        Tamil  0 0 0 90 50 40
        Telugu  0 0 0 50 30 25
        Thai  0 0 0 30 5 25
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 40 15 15
        Turkish  0 0 0 155 95 65
        Ukrainian  5 0 0 225 90 135
        Urdu  0 0 0 470 245 225
        Vietnamese  0 0 0 360 170 185
        Yiddish  0 0 0 5 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 5 5 5 255 120 135
  Multiple responses          15 5 5 1,250 610 645
    English and French  0 0 0 225 110 115
    English and non-official language  0 0 0 285 145 135
    French and non-official language  15 5 10 740 350 385
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 10 0 5

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. Essex, Ontario (Code 3537016) and Essex, Ontario (Code 3537) (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 July 31, 2021).

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Footnote 1

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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Footnotes

Footnote 1

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Map

Map

Map: Essex, Town (Census Subdivision), Ontario

Map: Essex, County (Census Division), Ontario

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Essex  (Town)

Note

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

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Related data: Essex, Town (Census Subdivision), Ontario

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