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(Country)
Waterloo, CY
Ontario
(Census subdivision)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 33,476,688  ...Data not available ...Data not available 98,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 31,612,897  ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 14,569,633 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,984 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 13,320,614 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,517 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 3.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,542.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 8,965,121.42 ...Data not available ...Data not available 64.02 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 33,476,685 16,414,225 17,062,460 98,780 48,875 49,905
0 to 4 years 1,877,095 961,150 915,945 4,985 2,550 2,435
5 to 9 years 1,809,895 925,965 883,935 5,765 2,920 2,845
10 to 14 years 1,920,355 983,995 936,360 6,025 3,090 2,940
15 to 19 years 2,178,135 1,115,845 1,062,295 7,225 3,725 3,500
15 years 423,755 216,765 206,985 1,365 705 665
16 years 432,490 222,445 210,045 1,390 765 625
17 years 434,060 223,015 211,045 1,300 625 680
18 years 439,700 225,050 214,650 1,380 710 675
19 years 448,130 228,570 219,560 1,785 930 855
20 to 24 years 2,187,450 1,108,775 1,078,670 9,465 5,145 4,320
25 to 29 years 2,169,590 1,077,275 1,092,315 6,750 3,580 3,175
30 to 34 years 2,162,905 1,058,810 1,104,095 6,000 3,050 2,955
35 to 39 years 2,173,930 1,064,200 1,109,735 6,410 3,105 3,310
40 to 44 years 2,324,875 1,141,720 1,183,155 7,295 3,500 3,795
45 to 49 years 2,675,130 1,318,715 1,356,420 7,915 3,835 4,080
50 to 54 years 2,658,965 1,309,030 1,349,940 7,420 3,610 3,810
55 to 59 years 2,340,635 1,147,300 1,193,335 6,100 2,935 3,170
60 to 64 years 2,052,670 1,002,690 1,049,985 4,990 2,380 2,615
65 to 69 years 1,521,715 738,010 783,705 3,640 1,725 1,920
70 to 74 years 1,153,065 543,435 609,630 2,795 1,320 1,475
75 to 79 years 922,700 417,945 504,755 2,340 1,060 1,280
80 to 84 years 702,070 291,085 410,985 1,895 785 1,105
85 years and over 645,515 208,300 437,215 1,750 565 1,185
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.6 39.6 41.5 37.6 35.7 39.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.2 82.5 84.0 83.0 82.5 83.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 27,869,340 13,543,130 14,326,215 82,000 40,315 41,685
Married or living with a common-law partner 16,084,490 8,045,795 8,038,700 47,835 23,895 23,940
Married (and not separated) 12,941,960 6,470,300 6,471,660 42,805 21,385 21,420
Living common law 3,142,525 1,575,495 1,567,035 5,030 2,510 2,515
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 11,784,855 5,497,335 6,287,515 34,165 16,420 17,745
Single (never legally married) 7,816,045 4,206,320 3,609,730 24,900 13,755 11,145
Separated 698,240 299,655 398,585 1,855 735 1,120
Divorced 1,686,035 680,415 1,005,620 3,555 1,195 2,365
Widowed 1,584,530 310,940 1,273,590 3,855 735 3,120
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 9,389,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 4,679,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 2,048,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 1,870,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 791,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 9,389,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 7,861,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 6,293,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,891,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 3,402,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,288,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,475,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 638,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 1,567,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 861,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 706,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 321,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 273,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 111,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 1,527,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 1,200,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 710,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 352,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 137,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 327,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 675 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 216,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 85,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 24,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 9,971,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 2,217,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 3,322,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 1,240,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 2,062,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 1,128,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 32,856,980 16,153,945 16,703,035 97,095 48,205 48,895
Number of persons not in census families 5,634,105 2,678,530 2,955,575 16,300 8,110 8,195
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 735,685 309,510 426,175 1,650 725 920
Living with non-relatives only 1,225,115 689,960 535,150 5,695 3,360 2,335
Living alone 3,673,310 1,679,055 1,994,250 8,955 4,020 4,935
Number of census family persons 27,222,870 13,475,410 13,747,460 80,795 40,090 40,700
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 4,551,900 2,081,795 2,470,110 11,310 5,115 6,190
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 1,527,630 445,865 1,081,770 3,430 820 2,605
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 224,755 52,375 172,380 485 90 390
Living with non-relatives only 87,185 42,230 44,955 150 50 100
Living alone 1,215,695 351,260 864,435 2,795 680 2,115
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 3,024,275 1,635,935 1,388,340 7,885 4,295 3,580
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 9,103,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 8,263,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 24,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 7,070,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,394,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 3,676,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,193,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 840,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 572,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 389,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 144,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 245,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 182,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 268,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 4,216,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 3,673,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 543,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 7,329,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,234,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 183,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 4,573,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 646,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 791,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 704,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,397,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 33,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 3,673,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 4,544,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 2,081,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 1,903,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 724,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 392,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 32,856,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 97,980 48,580 49,400
  Single responses  32,481,635 15,955,395 16,526,240 96,405 47,800 48,605
    English  18,858,980 9,345,225 9,513,750 71,425 35,385 36,035
    French  7,054,975 3,452,380 3,602,590 1,065 510 555
    Non-official languages  6,567,680 3,157,785 3,409,895 23,915 11,900 12,015
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 177,360 86,870 90,490 0 0 0
        Atikamekw    5,820 2,975 2,845 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  77,900 38,055 39,845 0 0 0
        Dene  11,215 5,500 5,720 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  10,785 5,205 5,580 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  33,500 16,725 16,775 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  7,635 3,715 3,920 5 5 0
        Ojibway  17,625 8,340 9,285 5 0 0
        Oji-Cree  9,835 4,890 4,945 0 0 0
        Stoney  3,050 1,465 1,580 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 6,312,435 3,032,860 3,279,570 23,665 11,770 11,895
        African languages, n.i.e 9,125 4,920 4,205 20 10 10
        Afrikaans  8,770 4,370 4,400 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi)  12,680 6,145 6,535 20 10 10
        Albanian  23,820 12,205 11,610 45 25 20
        Amharic  18,020 8,745 9,275 60 25 30
        Arabic  327,870 175,535 152,335 1,255 670 585
        Armenian  29,795 14,525 15,265 110 55 60
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 7,150 3,565 3,590 20 15 10
        Bengali  59,370 30,555 28,815 240 140 105
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,855 3,210 2,645 10 5 0
        Bisayan languages  16,240 6,185 10,055 5 0 0
        Bosnian  11,685 5,805 5,875 45 20 25
        Bulgarian  19,050 9,305 9,740 55 30 25
        Burmese  2,985 1,515 1,470 0 0 5
        Cantonese  372,460 173,510 198,955 635 320 310
        Chinese, n.o.s.  425,210 200,800 224,410 2,675 1,335 1,345
        Creoles  61,725 27,620 34,105 15 5 5
        Croatian  49,730 24,395 25,335 255 120 130
        Czech  23,585 11,350 12,230 150 65 90
        Danish  14,145 6,950 7,200 70 30 35
        Dutch  110,490 54,060 56,425 370 165 200
        Estonian  6,385 2,755 3,630 30 15 15
        Finnish  17,415 7,390 10,020 40 25 20
        Flemish  4,690 2,060 2,635 20 10 10
        Fukien  5,925 2,730 3,190 5 0 0
        German  409,200 195,415 213,785 2,740 1,270 1,470
        Greek  108,925 55,085 53,840 350 180 175
        Gujarati  91,450 45,570 45,875 335 160 170
        Hakka  5,115 2,360 2,755 10 5 5
        Hebrew  18,450 9,865 8,585 45 20 25
        Hindi  90,545 45,170 45,375 445 235 210
        Hungarian  67,920 32,740 35,180 315 155 160
        Ilocano  17,915 6,945 10,965 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5,255 2,860 2,395 20 10 10
        Italian  407,485 201,985 205,510 320 165 150
        Japanese  39,985 14,035 25,955 150 65 80
        Khmer (Cambodian)  19,440 9,095 10,345 15 5 5
        Korean  137,925 64,090 73,835 875 460 415
        Kurdish  9,805 5,350 4,445 65 40 25
        Lao  12,970 6,375 6,590 120 50 70
        Latvian  6,200 2,700 3,505 25 5 15
        Lingala  3,085 1,440 1,645 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  7,245 3,080 4,165 30 15 15
        Macedonian  17,245 8,405 8,840 45 25 15
        Malay  10,910 4,845 6,060 75 30 40
        Malayalam  16,080 8,200 7,875 85 45 40
        Maltese  6,220 3,125 3,100 5 5 0
        Mandarin  248,705 116,480 132,225 1,890 950 940
        Marathi  5,830 3,030 2,805 65 35 35
        Nepali  8,480 4,350 4,135 10 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 14,075 7,385 6,685 10 10 5
        Norwegian  5,800 2,745 3,055 10 0 5
        Oromo  11,140 6,075 5,060 15 5 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  430,705 217,015 213,685 770 390 380
        Pashto  12,465 6,470 5,990 65 35 30
        Persian (Farsi)  170,045 86,810 83,235 975 535 445
        Polish  191,645 87,905 103,745 1,060 515 540
        Portuguese  211,335 102,320 109,015 420 200 220
        Romanian  90,300 43,475 46,820 730 350 380
        Rundi (Kirundi)  3,975 1,875 2,100 0 0 0
        Russian  164,330 75,275 89,050 675 340 340
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  3,895 1,710 2,185 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 16,970 8,395 8,575 20 15 10
        Serbian  56,420 28,125 28,290 745 375 370
        Serbo-Croatian  10,155 4,940 5,215 100 55 50
        Shanghainese  2,920 1,230 1,695 10 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 3,815 2,050 1,760 5 0 5
        Sindhi  11,330 5,290 6,040 45 30 20
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  14,185 7,070 7,110 95 40 55
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 4,360 2,225 2,135 5 5 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 3,630 1,850 1,785 45 20 25
        Slovak  17,580 8,045 9,540 105 50 55
        Slovenian  10,775 5,015 5,760 40 20 20
        Somali  31,380 14,260 17,120 120 60 60
        Spanish  410,670 199,110 211,565 1,090 520 570
        Swahili  10,090 5,050 5,045 25 15 10
        Swedish  7,350 3,170 4,175 45 25 15
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  327,445 131,405 196,045 240 75 160
        Taiwanese  9,635 4,450 5,185 50 25 25
        Tamil  131,265 65,145 66,120 245 130 110
        Telugu  9,315 4,910 4,405 145 80 65
        Thai  7,935 2,505 5,425 20 10 15
        Tibetan languages  4,640 2,365 2,270 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  10,220 4,990 5,230 15 5 10
        Turkish  29,640 15,865 13,775 225 125 100
        Ukrainian  111,540 49,570 61,975 180 80 100
        Urdu  172,800 88,295 84,500 730 380 350
        Vietnamese  144,880 68,255 76,625 390 190 195
        Yiddish  15,205 7,400 7,805 5 0 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 77,890 38,055 39,835 250 130 120
  Multiple responses          639,540 310,480 329,060 1,580 780 795
    English and French  144,685 69,975 74,710 235 100 135
    English and non-official language  396,330 192,000 204,330 1,250 635 610
    French and non-official language  74,430 36,535 37,890 55 25 30
    English, French and non-official language 24,095 11,965 12,130 40 20 20
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 97,980 48,580 49,400
  English only 22,564,665 11,222,185 11,342,485 87,915 44,260 43,655
  French only 4,165,015 1,925,340 2,239,680 50 20 25
  English and French 5,795,570 2,876,560 2,919,005 8,735 3,770 4,965
  Neither English nor French 595,920 241,790 354,135 1,285 530 755
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,875 16,855,300 97,980 48,580 49,400
  English 24,662,900 12,172,545 12,490,350 94,990 47,205 47,780
  French 7,507,890 3,671,815 3,836,075 1,085 525 560
  English and French 367,635 186,235 181,405 660 340 320
  Neither English nor French 582,755 235,280 347,475 1,250 510 740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 7,691,705 3,764,930 3,926,770 1,415 695 720
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 23.2 23.1 23.3 1.4 1.4 1.5
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,875 16,855,300 97,980 48,575 49,400
  Single responses 31,958,800 15,701,165 16,257,640 94,795 47,010 47,785
    English 21,457,075 10,585,620 10,871,455 82,100 40,660 41,440
    French 6,827,865 3,348,235 3,479,625 365 185 185
    Non-official languages 3,673,865 1,767,310 1,906,555 12,325 6,170 6,160
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 114,610 58,055 56,550 0 0 0
        Atikamekw   5,365 2,800 2,565 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 44,520 22,555 21,970 0 0 0
        Dene 7,960 4,025 3,940 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 9,630 4,700 4,935 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 27,170 13,780 13,390 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 4,160 2,100 2,060 0 0 0
        Ojibway 6,850 3,555 3,295 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 6,875 3,525 3,350 0 0 0
        Stoney 2,070 1,025 1,045 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 3,531,990 1,695,585 1,836,405 12,210 6,110 6,100
        African languages, n.i.e. 4,130 2,085 2,045 0 0 5
        Afrikaans 4,465 2,230 2,235 10 5 5
        Akan (Twi) 6,545 2,980 3,560 5 0 5
        Albanian 13,765 6,985 6,775 20 10 10
        Amharic 10,760 5,065 5,695 30 15 15
        Arabic 181,790 92,840 88,950 700 355 350
        Armenian 19,140 9,035 10,105 60 30 35
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 1,815 865 950 5 5 5
        Bengali 42,065 21,140 20,925 150 80 65
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,995 1,045 950 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 5,390 2,395 2,995 0 0 0
        Bosnian 6,705 3,385 3,315 20 10 10
        Bulgarian 12,075 5,940 6,135 25 20 10
        Burmese 1,895 970 925 0 0 0
        Cantonese 288,620 133,355 155,265 350 180 175
        Chinese, n.o.s. 297,295 141,425 155,870 1,845 915 930
        Creoles 25,475 11,045 14,435 5 0 5
        Croatian 18,730 8,950 9,780 85 40 45
        Czech 7,415 3,595 3,820 50 20 30
        Danish 945 475 465 20 10 15
        Dutch 11,530 5,485 6,040 40 15 25
        Estonian 1,450 550 895 0 0 0
        Finnish 3,335 1,480 1,855 5 5 5
        Flemish 455 210 245 0 0 0
        Fukien 1,900 875 1,030 0 0 0
        German 126,375 61,350 65,030 485 215 275
        Greek 47,705 22,800 24,905 130 60 70
        Gujarati 55,725 27,220 28,505 155 70 80
        Hakka 2,050 945 1,110 0 0 0
        Hebrew 8,400 4,245 4,150 30 15 15
        Hindi 47,080 23,215 23,870 180 95 85
        Hungarian 22,945 10,780 12,165 100 50 50
        Ilocano 6,160 2,610 3,550 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 2,285 1,165 1,120 15 5 10
        Italian 139,480 61,990 77,485 65 25 35
        Japanese 18,850 8,010 10,835 85 40 45
        Khmer (Cambodian) 11,330 5,250 6,075 5 5 0
        Korean 104,905 49,660 55,245 620 325 295
        Kurdish 6,000 3,125 2,875 40 25 15
        Lao 6,980 3,445 3,540 65 25 35
        Latvian 1,625 715 910 0 5 0
        Lingala 880 400 485 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 2,115 915 1,205 0 0 0
        Macedonian 7,775 3,740 4,035 25 15 10
        Malay 3,940 1,935 2,005 25 10 15
        Malayalam 7,955 4,010 3,940 45 25 20
        Maltese 1,330 640 690 0 0 0
        Mandarin 203,275 97,960 105,320 1,475 745 730
        Marathi 2,800 1,450 1,345 20 10 10
        Nepali 6,320 3,215 3,105 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 3,785 1,800 1,985 5 5 0
        Norwegian 575 275 300 0 0 0
        Oromo 4,745 2,445 2,305 10 5 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 317,075 158,375 158,700 470 225 240
        Pashto 8,700 4,390 4,310 50 25 25
        Persian (Farsi) 118,830 58,420 60,415 710 380 335
        Polish 85,210 39,945 45,260 480 250 230
        Portuguese 97,210 46,445 50,760 165 80 85
        Romanian 54,460 26,580 27,880 330 170 160
        Rundi (Kirundi) 1,335 610 720 5 0 5
        Russian 109,735 52,320 57,420 420 210 210
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 1,180 540 640 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 11,670 5,640 6,030 10 5 5
        Serbian 34,885 17,100 17,780 515 255 260
        Serbo-Croatian 5,040 2,465 2,580 40 20 20
        Shanghainese 1,325 610 715 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 6,305 3,685 2,620 20 15 10
        Sindhi 4,870 2,175 2,695 20 10 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 6,850 3,410 3,440 40 20 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 3,525 1,795 1,730 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 1,135 545 590 20 10 10
        Slovak 5,370 2,545 2,825 20 10 10
        Slovenian 2,475 1,095 1,380 5 5 5
        Somali 21,665 9,665 12,000 75 35 35
        Spanish 252,015 123,085 128,935 620 295 325
        Swahili 4,175 2,040 2,130 10 5 5
        Swedish 1,130 535 595 25 10 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 161,080 71,145 89,935 70 30 40
        Taiwanese 4,830 2,315 2,515 20 15 10
        Tamil 98,940 48,355 50,590 120 65 50
        Telugu 5,205 2,675 2,530 75 40 35
        Thai 3,215 1,470 1,745 10 5 5
        Tibetan languages 3,620 1,835 1,785 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 5,975 2,845 3,130 10 5 5
        Turkish 18,705 9,510 9,190 100 55 45
        Ukrainian 25,565 11,505 14,065 55 25 35
        Urdu 113,785 57,100 56,680 415 220 195
        Vietnamese 104,960 49,550 55,410 255 125 130
        Yiddish 6,860 3,515 3,350 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 27,265 13,670 13,595 115 55 55
  Multiple responses         1,162,370 564,710 597,665 3,185 1,570 1,615
    English and French 131,205 63,475 67,730 120 45 75
    English and non-official language 875,135 425,370 449,765 2,985 1,485 1,500
    French and non-official language 109,700 53,010 56,690 15 5 5
    English, French and non-official language 46,330 22,845 23,485 70 35 35
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 97,980 48,580 49,405
  None 28,418,595 13,988,140 14,430,455 83,290 41,235 42,055
  Single responses  4,554,525 2,205,595 2,348,935 14,400 7,195 7,205
    English  1,910,475 948,755 961,715 6,070 3,105 2,965
    French  678,940 318,530 360,415 940 410 530
    Non-official languages  1,965,110 938,305 1,026,805 7,390 3,685 3,705
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 62,935 29,835 33,100 15 10 10
        Atikamekw    470 205 265 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  32,750 15,645 17,105 5 0 0
        Dene  3,245 1,535 1,710 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  1,065 490 580 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  7,230 3,510 3,720 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  3,135 1,435 1,700 0 0 0
        Ojibway  10,870 5,040 5,835 15 10 10
        Oji-Cree  3,300 1,570 1,730 0 0 0
        Stoney  865 410 455 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,857,185 887,115 970,070 7,265 3,625 3,645
        African languages, n.i.e 3,625 1,930 1,695 5 0 5
        Afrikaans  4,185 2,075 2,110 15 10 10
        Akan (Twi)  6,105 3,010 3,095 15 5 10
        Albanian  6,155 3,095 3,055 20 5 10
        Amharic  5,665 2,785 2,875 25 15 10
        Arabic  116,375 62,625 53,755 430 250 185
        Armenian  6,690 3,270 3,420 40 15 25
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,595 1,735 1,860 0 0 0
        Bengali  11,405 5,925 5,475 70 45 25
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  2,040 1,085 955 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages  4,015 1,515 2,500 0 0 0
        Bosnian  3,365 1,635 1,730 25 10 15
        Bulgarian  3,985 1,850 2,135 20 10 10
        Burmese  860 425 435 0 0 0
        Cantonese  83,955 40,200 43,755 210 110 105
        Chinese, n.o.s.  74,930 35,840 39,090 545 280 265
        Creoles  44,100 19,795 24,305 10 5 5
        Croatian  19,045 9,240 9,805 105 50 55
        Czech  7,540 3,415 4,120 65 25 35
        Danish  4,800 2,145 2,655 20 10 10
        Dutch  34,465 15,800 18,660 85 35 45
        Estonian  2,240 955 1,285 10 5 5
        Finnish  5,670 2,355 3,310 15 5 10
        Flemish  995 405 585 0 0 0
        Fukien  2,315 1,080 1,235 0 0 0
        German  117,070 54,490 62,585 955 430 525
        Greek  50,670 25,670 25,005 180 90 85
        Gujarati  25,635 12,745 12,890 115 55 65
        Hakka  1,490 685 805 5 5 5
        Hebrew  14,270 7,170 7,095 30 15 15
        Hindi  55,375 28,080 27,290 315 175 140
        Hungarian  19,135 8,770 10,360 75 40 40
        Ilocano  4,880 1,895 2,990 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,845 980 870 10 10 5
        Italian  156,885 77,220 79,665 115 55 60
        Japanese  19,050 7,875 11,175 55 25 30
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5,425 2,545 2,880 5 0 0
        Korean  22,870 10,620 12,255 150 85 65
        Kurdish  2,295 1,245 1,045 10 5 5
        Lao  3,830 1,915 1,915 35 15 15
        Latvian  1,880 760 1,125 5 0 0
        Lingala  4,235 1,965 2,270 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  2,120 855 1,260 5 0 5
        Macedonian  5,950 2,890 3,060 5 0 0
        Malay  4,320 1,915 2,405 25 10 10
        Malayalam  6,110 3,085 3,020 35 20 15
        Maltese  2,405 1,110 1,300 5 0 0
        Mandarin  47,785 21,575 26,205 395 190 205
        Marathi  1,740 870 875 25 15 10
        Nepali  1,175 605 565 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 10,610 5,245 5,365 30 15 15
        Norwegian  1,935 885 1,050 10 5 5
        Oromo  3,315 1,740 1,580 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  83,180 42,490 40,695 215 120 95
        Pashto  2,315 1,245 1,075 15 5 10
        Persian (Farsi)  32,275 17,085 15,190 165 90 75
        Polish  54,580 24,580 30,005 290 130 160
        Portuguese  77,850 37,635 40,215 150 75 70
        Romanian  20,800 9,715 11,085 225 105 120
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,925 925 1,000 0 0 0
        Russian  38,805 17,710 21,095 160 90 75
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,805 775 1,030 0 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,685 1,850 1,835 15 10 5
        Serbian  14,890 7,460 7,425 145 70 80
        Serbo-Croatian  2,565 1,255 1,315 30 15 10
        Shanghainese  1,045 445 595 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 4,300 1,800 2,505 5 5 0
        Sindhi  4,935 2,285 2,645 15 5 10
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  6,060 3,030 3,030 40 25 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 465 240 225 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 970 490 485 5 0 0
        Slovak  5,150 2,240 2,910 40 20 20
        Slovenian  3,415 1,515 1,900 10 5 5
        Somali  9,725 4,625 5,095 30 15 15
        Spanish  152,210 73,850 78,365 495 235 255
        Swahili  6,860 3,325 3,535 25 10 10
        Swedish  3,515 1,535 1,985 20 5 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  107,960 40,085 67,870 130 45 90
        Taiwanese  4,065 1,915 2,145 10 5 5
        Tamil  27,625 13,960 13,665 115 65 50
        Telugu  2,550 1,365 1,190 65 30 35
        Thai  3,380 1,135 2,240 20 10 10
        Tibetan languages  595 320 280 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  3,330 1,640 1,690 5 0 5
        Turkish  7,815 4,250 3,565 95 50 45
        Ukrainian  32,740 14,290 18,450 35 15 25
        Urdu  45,580 23,440 22,145 255 135 120
        Vietnamese  32,280 15,455 16,830 95 55 40
        Yiddish  3,510 1,555 1,955 5 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 44,985 21,360 23,630 105 50 55
  Multiple responses          148,055 72,140 75,915 290 145 145
    English and French  40,280 20,290 19,995 40 25 15
    English and non-official language  49,905 24,725 25,180 125 65 60
    French and non-official language  56,385 26,370 30,010 120 50 65
    English, French and non-official language  1,485 755 730 5 0 0

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Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

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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.

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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.

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