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Characteristic Halifax
Nova Scotia
(Federal electoral district, 2003 representation order)
Nova Scotia

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 92,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 89,448 ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 3.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 49,104 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 43,976 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 457.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 202.12 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 92,515 44,485 48,030 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 3,795 1,880 1,915 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 3,280 1,685 1,595 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 3,390 1,695 1,690 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 4,825 2,340 2,485 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 730 350 380 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 760 370 390 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 765 385 380 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 1,000 495 505 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 1,570 740 830 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 12,250 6,165 6,085 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 10,155 5,150 5,005 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 6,880 3,490 3,390 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 5,545 2,745 2,800 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 5,430 2,710 2,720 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 6,255 3,045 3,210 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 6,460 3,015 3,440 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 6,090 2,880 3,215 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 5,315 2,520 2,795 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 3,545 1,670 1,880 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 2,655 1,195 1,465 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 2,265 910 1,355 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 1,900 700 1,200 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 2,470 685 1,785 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 36.5 34.7 38.3 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.7 88.2 89.2 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 82,055 39,225 42,835 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 36,655 18,440 18,215 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 27,515 13,815 13,695 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 9,140 4,625 4,520 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 45,400 20,785 24,615 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 33,335 17,110 16,225 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 2,075 875 1,200 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 5,220 1,910 3,310 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 4,770 885 3,885 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 21,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 12,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 4,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 3,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 1,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 21,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 17,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 13,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 6,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 6,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 2,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 4,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 3,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 95 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 4,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 3,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 35 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 18,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 4,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 5,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 2,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 3,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 2,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 89,520 43,120 46,400 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 31,310 14,935 16,370 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 2,225 960 1,270 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 11,780 6,375 5,400 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 17,305 7,605 9,700 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 58,215 28,185 30,030 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 11,190 4,660 6,530 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 4,900 1,325 3,575 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 460 95 365 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 270 125 145 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 4,165 1,105 3,060 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 6,295 3,340 2,955 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 43,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 21,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 19,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 16,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 9,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 3,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 1,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 1,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 22,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 17,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 5,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 43,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 13,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 10,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 19,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 1,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 2,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 3,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 11,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 43,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 17,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 15,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 5,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 3,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 1,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 89,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 90,460 43,665 46,795 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  89,345 43,120 46,225 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  78,140 37,275 40,865 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  2,110 1,000 1,110 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  9,090 4,835 4,255 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 30 15 15 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 0 25 15 15
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  25 10 15 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  0 5 0 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 8,905 4,745 4,165 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 35 20 20 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  15 5 10 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  15 10 5 50 25 30
        Albanian  40 25 20 245 130 120
        Amharic  80 40 35 150 80 70
        Arabic  1,845 1,190 660 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  15 10 10 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 30 20 10 100 55 45
        Bengali  165 95 70 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  15 5 5 85 30 55
        Bosnian  25 10 10 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  5 5 0 50 30 25
        Burmese  10 5 5 10 10 5
        Cantonese  190 80 105 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  1,225 635 585 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  15 10 5 45 20 25
        Croatian  65 35 30 210 110 100
        Czech  70 40 35 180 95 90
        Danish  20 10 10 175 95 85
        Dutch  125 50 70 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  15 5 10 55 25 25
        Finnish  15 5 10 95 40 50
        Flemish  5 0 5 30 10 15
        Fukien  5 0 5 15 10 10
        German  400 185 215 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  295 135 160 775 385 385
        Gujarati  30 20 10 105 60 50
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Hebrew  30 15 15 75 45 30
        Hindi  170 95 75 515 265 250
        Hungarian  35 15 20 280 130 150
        Ilocano  10 5 5 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 45 25 20
        Italian  170 90 80 790 445 345
        Japanese  120 40 80 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 0 5 5 5
        Korean  225 90 130 815 360 455
        Kurdish  10 5 5 70 45 30
        Lao  0 5 5 10 10 0
        Latvian  15 10 10 65 35 30
        Lingala  5 0 0 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  10 0 5 35 15 20
        Macedonian  5 0 0 15 5 5
        Malay  20 5 15 65 20 45
        Malayalam  40 15 20 115 55 55
        Maltese  5 5 5 20 10 5
        Mandarin  425 215 210 905 435 470
        Marathi  10 5 5 30 15 15
        Nepali  20 10 5 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 55 30 20 110 60 45
        Norwegian  30 20 15 125 70 55
        Oromo  15 10 0 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  70 40 30 375 205 170
        Pashto  5 0 0 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  495 265 235 1,185 635 550
        Polish  190 90 100 825 385 440
        Portuguese  65 30 35 380 195 185
        Romanian  40 20 25 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 5 15 5 5
        Russian  245 115 130 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 0 5 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 15 10 10
        Serbian  40 20 20 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  35 20 15 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  5 5 5 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 10 0 10 120 60 60
        Sindhi  5 5 0 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  30 20 5 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 10 5 10
        Slovak  50 25 25 120 50 70
        Slovenian  10 5 10 30 15 15
        Somali  25 10 15 40 20 20
        Spanish  375 170 205 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  40 20 15 75 45 35
        Swedish  20 10 5 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  305 140 165 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  10 5 5 40 15 25
        Tamil  115 75 40 270 155 110
        Telugu  45 40 10 125 75 50
        Thai  20 10 10 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  0 5 0 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  30 10 20 55 30 30
        Turkish  115 75 40 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  40 15 25 300 130 165
        Urdu  120 70 55 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  125 70 60 450 220 230
        Yiddish  15 10 5 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 155 80 70 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          1,115 545 570 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  405 185 220 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  595 295 290 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  90 45 40 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 30 20 10 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 90,460 43,665 46,795 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 76,480 37,635 38,840 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 70 30 35 875 385 490
  English and French 13,570 5,860 7,710 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 345 135 205 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 90,460 43,660 46,795 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 87,755 42,390 45,355 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 2,060 995 1,060 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 325 150 185 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 320 130 195 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 2,220 1,070 1,155 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.3 3.4 3.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 90,460 43,665 46,795 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 88,975 42,880 46,095 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 83,250 39,805 43,445 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 725 365 355 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 5,005 2,710 2,295 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 5 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 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 4,930 2,665 2,260 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 20 10 10 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 5 0 0 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 5 5 5 10 10 5
        Albanian 30 15 10 125 60 60
        Amharic 35 20 20 70 35 35
        Arabic 1,115 715 405 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 10 5 5 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 10 5 10
        Bengali 95 45 45 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 5 0 0 30 15 15
        Bosnian 10 5 5 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 10 5 10
        Burmese 5 0 0 5 5 5
        Cantonese 95 45 45 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 940 515 425 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 10 5 0 30 10 15
        Croatian 25 15 10 75 40 35
        Czech 20 15 15 45 20 25
        Danish 0 0 5 15 5 10
        Dutch 15 5 5 190 85 105
        Estonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Finnish 5 0 0 10 5 0
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Fukien 0 0 0 5 0 0
        German 100 45 55 1,170 565 605
        Greek 125 50 75 270 115 150
        Gujarati 20 15 10 50 25 25
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 10 5 5 25 15 10
        Hindi 85 45 40 215 110 105
        Hungarian 15 10 5 65 30 30
        Ilocano 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 20 5 10
        Italian 55 25 30 170 75 95
        Japanese 75 35 40 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Korean 130 55 75 560 265 295
        Kurdish 15 5 5 55 35 20
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 5 5 5 15 10 10
        Lingala 10 0 5 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Macedonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Malay 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Malayalam 10 5 5 35 20 20
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 330 175 160 660 340 320
        Marathi 10 0 5 25 15 10
        Nepali 15 10 5 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 30 10 15
        Norwegian 5 0 0 20 10 10
        Oromo 10 10 0 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 35 20 20 180 95 80
        Pashto 0 0 0 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 385 200 190 935 480 455
        Polish 80 40 35 255 125 130
        Portuguese 25 15 15 120 55 60
        Romanian 25 10 10 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 5 0 0 10 5 0
        Russian 160 85 80 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 10 10 5
        Serbian 20 10 10 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 20 10 15 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 195 110 85
        Sindhi 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 5 0 5 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Slovak 10 5 5 30 10 20
        Slovenian 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Somali 15 5 10 20 5 10
        Spanish 165 70 90 775 390 385
        Swahili 10 5 10 20 10 15
        Swedish 5 5 0 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 135 70 65 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 5 0 5 15 10 5
        Tamil 60 45 15 130 80 50
        Telugu 25 15 5 55 30 25
        Thai 15 5 10 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 15 10 10 25 15 10
        Turkish 65 35 25 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 5 5 0 25 5 20
        Urdu 65 30 35 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 75 35 40 280 145 135
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 75 40 35 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         1,485 780 705 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 185 90 90 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 1,230 650 585 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 25 10 10 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 45 25 15 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 90,460 43,665 46,795 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 82,375 39,485 42,890 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  7,860 4,065 3,795 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  2,750 1,525 1,230 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  1,785 785 1,000 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  3,320 1,755 1,570 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 45 20 25 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 5 10 5 5
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  40 20 20 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 3,155 1,675 1,480 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 10 5 0 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  5 0 0 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  5 5 0 35 20 20
        Albanian  15 10 5 95 45 45
        Amharic  20 10 10 40 25 20
        Arabic  580 370 210 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  5 5 0 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 45 25 25
        Bengali  45 30 15 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  5 0 0 15 5 10
        Bosnian  10 5 5 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  5 0 0 25 15 10
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cantonese  70 35 30 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  180 80 100 490 225 265
        Creoles  25 5 10 80 25 55
        Croatian  20 10 10 70 25 40
        Czech  25 10 15 55 20 35
        Danish  10 5 5 60 30 30
        Dutch  50 25 30 550 260 285
        Estonian  5 0 0 20 5 15
        Finnish  10 5 5 25 10 10
        Flemish  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Fukien  0 0 5 10 0 5
        German  220 110 105 1,255 605 645
        Greek  160 80 85 435 225 205
        Gujarati  5 5 5 40 15 20
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  40 25 15 85 45 35
        Hindi  100 60 40 310 165 145
        Hungarian  15 5 5 90 35 50
        Ilocano  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 15 5 5
        Italian  85 40 45 365 190 170
        Japanese  55 25 30 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 5 0 5 0 0
        Korean  75 30 40 205 95 110
        Kurdish  0 5 0 10 5 5
        Lao  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  5 0 5 25 10 10
        Lingala  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  0 0 5 5 0 5
        Macedonian  0 0 5 5 5 5
        Malay  10 0 10 30 10 15
        Malayalam  20 10 10 55 20 35
        Maltese  10 5 5 15 5 10
        Mandarin  85 50 40 225 110 120
        Marathi  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 65 30 35
        Norwegian  25 5 10 55 25 30
        Oromo  0 5 0 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  30 20 10 125 60 60
        Pashto  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  105 60 40 210 125 85
        Polish  65 35 35 280 135 140
        Portuguese  35 10 20 175 85 85
        Romanian  10 5 5 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 5 5 0 0
        Russian  65 30 35 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Serbian  15 10 5 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  10 5 5 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 220 90 135
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  10 10 5 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  15 5 10 55 25 30
        Slovenian  5 0 5 15 5 5
        Somali  10 10 5 15 10 5
        Spanish  295 130 160 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  35 25 10 75 40 35
        Swedish  15 5 10 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  130 55 70 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  5 5 5 15 10 5
        Tamil  50 30 20 105 60 45
        Telugu  15 10 0 40 20 15
        Thai  0 0 5 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  10 5 5 20 10 10
        Turkish  40 20 20 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  15 5 10 75 30 45
        Urdu  25 20 5 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  30 15 15 105 45 55
        Yiddish  5 5 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 125 60 60 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          225 115 115 840 400 435
    English and French  30 10 20 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  55 35 20 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  140 70 75 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  0 5 0 5 5 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. Halifax, Nova Scotia (Code 12004) and Nova Scotia (Code 12) (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 October 22, 2018).

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Footnotes

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: Halifax (Federal electoral district, 2003 Representation Order), Nova Scotia

Map: Nova Scotia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Halifax (Federal electoral district, 2003 Representation Order)

Geographic hierarchy: Nova Scotia (Province)

  • Canada
    • Nova Scotia (Province)

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: Halifax (Federal electoral district, 2003 Representation Order), Nova Scotia

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