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Characteristic Nova Scotia

(Province)
Ottawa - Gatineau (CMA) Data quality note(s)
Ontario
(Census metropolitan area)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,236,324 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,133,633A  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 526,627 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,636 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 196.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,287.03 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 921,730 445,585 476,140 1,236,320 601,270 635,055
0 to 4 years 43,985 22,565 21,415 71,245 36,245 35,000
5 to 9 years 44,425 22,660 21,765 68,720 34,900 33,820
10 to 14 years 49,810 25,555 24,260 71,470 36,155 35,315
15 to 19 years 57,440 29,235 28,205 82,620 42,030 40,590
15 years 11,060 5,555 5,505 15,510 7,990 7,515
16 years 11,095 5,690 5,405 16,205 8,250 7,955
17 years 11,425 5,800 5,625 16,180 8,255 7,930
18 years 11,775 6,065 5,705 16,830 8,485 8,340
19 years 12,085 6,125 5,965 17,890 9,050 8,850
20 to 24 years 59,620 30,055 29,560 88,795 44,500 44,290
25 to 29 years 51,920 25,405 26,515 83,955 41,305 42,645
30 to 34 years 51,545 24,470 27,070 82,070 39,520 42,545
35 to 39 years 56,380 26,835 29,545 84,990 40,870 44,120
40 to 44 years 62,115 29,895 32,220 90,215 43,890 46,325
45 to 49 years 76,275 37,010 39,265 103,875 51,045 52,830
50 to 54 years 77,465 37,465 39,995 98,840 48,090 50,750
55 to 59 years 70,960 34,200 36,760 82,290 40,085 42,205
60 to 64 years 66,425 32,310 34,115 70,360 34,270 36,095
65 to 69 years 48,920 23,840 25,075 50,100 23,895 26,210
70 to 74 years 36,395 17,300 19,095 36,445 16,850 19,600
75 to 79 years 27,655 12,460 15,195 28,375 12,690 15,680
80 to 84 years 20,015 8,040 11,975 21,470 8,540 12,935
85 years and over 20,385 6,285 14,105 20,485 6,375 14,110
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 43.7 42.7 44.6 39.1 38.2 39.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.0 84.1 85.8 82.9 82.2 83.6
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 783,510 374,810 408,700 1,024,890 493,965 530,930
Married or living with a common-law partner 453,095 226,305 226,790 579,740 289,645 290,095
Married (and not separated) 376,020 187,865 188,155 461,205 230,155 231,055
Living common law 77,075 38,440 38,635 118,535 59,490 59,045
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 330,420 148,505 181,915 445,155 204,325 240,835
Single (never legally married) 209,180 109,775 99,405 306,365 160,450 145,915
Separated 23,545 10,105 13,445 26,815 11,120 15,700
Divorced 46,065 18,690 27,375 62,115 23,135 38,975
Widowed 51,625 9,940 41,690 49,855 9,620 40,240
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 340,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 164,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 76,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 71,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 29,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 340,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 284,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 224,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 96,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 128,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 57,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 24,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 372,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 79,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ...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 906,175 439,230 466,940 1,215,465 592,935 622,530
Number of persons not in census families 163,895 74,725 89,165 218,720 101,700 117,025
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 17,670 7,250 10,420 25,040 10,410 14,625
Living with non-relatives only 37,430 20,250 17,180 52,960 29,745 23,215
Living alone 108,795 47,225 61,570 140,720 61,545 79,180
Number of census family persons 742,285 364,505 377,775 996,745 491,235 505,505
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 143,825 65,235 78,595 142,825 64,445 78,375
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 48,920 14,375 34,550 47,770 13,060 34,715
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 6,250 1,570 4,675 7,095 1,460 5,640
Living with non-relatives only 2,710 1,275 1,430 2,840 1,290 1,550
Living alone 39,970 11,530 28,440 37,835 10,310 27,525
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 94,905 50,860 44,045 95,055 51,390 43,665
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 333,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 308,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 262,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 120,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 164,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 24,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 226,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 72,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 199,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 79,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 68,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 665 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 166,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,215,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425 1,222,760 595,810 626,950
  Single responses  904,285 438,165 466,125 1,187,685 578,925 608,760
    English  836,085 404,330 431,760 599,295 298,245 301,050
    French  31,105 15,005 16,100 384,160 183,510 200,650
    Non-official languages  37,090 18,825 18,260 204,230 97,175 107,060
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 4,685 2,280 2,405 565 200 365
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 15 15 215 100 115
        Dene  5 0 0 10 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Inuktitut  25 5 20 225 55 165
        Mi'kmaq  4,620 2,255 2,370 25 10 15
        Ojibway  15 5 10 70 25 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 31,675 16,170 15,510 201,255 95,815 105,435
        African languages, n.i.e 70 40 35 525 265 255
        Afrikaans  75 45 35 155 80 75
        Akan (Twi)  50 25 30 325 155 170
        Albanian  245 130 120 625 310 310
        Amharic  150 80 70 1,225 595 635
        Arabic  5,965 3,525 2,440 34,020 17,795 16,230
        Armenian  50 30 20 475 245 235
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 100 55 45 645 315 330
        Bengali  375 210 165 2,915 1,495 1,425
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 5 175 90 85
        Bisayan languages  85 30 55 385 110 280
        Bosnian  90 45 45 720 335 385
        Bulgarian  50 30 25 1,030 475 555
        Burmese  10 10 5 165 85 80
        Cantonese  590 275 315 6,575 3,080 3,490
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,750 1,395 1,355 13,580 6,390 7,190
        Creoles  45 20 25 4,455 1,905 2,555
        Croatian  210 110 100 1,205 580 625
        Czech  180 95 90 1,065 485 580
        Danish  175 95 85 335 155 185
        Dutch  1,725 860 865 2,745 1,315 1,425
        Estonian  55 25 25 190 85 105
        Finnish  95 40 50 340 135 205
        Flemish  30 10 15 105 50 60
        Fukien  15 10 10 85 40 45
        German  3,275 1,545 1,735 6,640 2,940 3,705
        Greek  775 385 385 2,180 1,165 1,015
        Gujarati  105 60 50 1,225 640 580
        Hakka  0 5 0 60 35 25
        Hebrew  75 45 30 365 200 165
        Hindi  515 265 250 2,365 1,195 1,170
        Hungarian  280 130 150 1,885 940 950
        Ilocano  25 5 15 365 120 240
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 140 80 55
        Italian  790 445 345 9,960 5,025 4,935
        Japanese  305 95 210 1,030 325 705
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 5 1,300 570 730
        Korean  815 360 455 1,710 725 985
        Kurdish  70 45 30 715 375 340
        Lao  10 10 0 475 235 240
        Latvian  65 35 30 295 135 165
        Lingala  10 0 10 385 180 205
        Lithuanian  35 15 20 225 100 130
        Macedonian  15 5 5 70 35 35
        Malay  65 20 45 390 165 225
        Malayalam  115 55 55 450 225 225
        Maltese  20 10 5 40 10 25
        Mandarin  905 435 470 7,275 3,360 3,920
        Marathi  30 15 15 240 115 125
        Nepali  225 120 105 465 230 240
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 110 60 45 870 465 405
        Norwegian  125 70 55 155 60 95
        Oromo  35 30 10 565 310 260
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  375 205 170 3,365 1,680 1,685
        Pashto  70 35 35 720 385 335
        Persian (Farsi)  1,185 635 550 6,555 3,285 3,270
        Polish  825 385 440 6,230 2,830 3,395
        Portuguese  380 195 185 6,625 3,190 3,440
        Romanian  170 80 85 3,280 1,520 1,760
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 5 5 935 420 520
        Russian  815 395 430 6,030 2,635 3,400
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 875 335 535
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 170 85 85
        Serbian  115 55 55 2,195 1,100 1,095
        Serbo-Croatian  105 55 55 960 465 495
        Shanghainese  5 5 0 80 35 45
        Sign languages, n.i.e 120 60 60 140 65 70
        Sindhi  15 10 0 245 120 130
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  110 65 45 730 360 370
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 360 175 180
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 10 75 40 35
        Slovak  120 50 70 680 305 375
        Slovenian  30 15 15 245 115 130
        Somali  40 20 20 6,290 2,690 3,600
        Spanish  1,545 750 800 14,920 6,850 8,070
        Swahili  75 45 35 1,070 515 555
        Swedish  85 40 50 290 130 160
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  1,185 500 685 5,070 1,675 3,395
        Taiwanese  40 15 25 175 75 100
        Tamil  270 155 110 2,100 1,080 1,020
        Telugu  125 75 50 345 170 170
        Thai  110 20 90 385 105 275
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 20 10 10
        Tigrigna  55 30 30 775 375 400
        Turkish  275 160 110 1,510 775 740
        Ukrainian  300 130 165 1,675 730 945
        Urdu  540 290 250 3,790 1,925 1,860
        Vietnamese  450 220 230 6,230 2,915 3,310
        Yiddish  25 10 10 230 120 105
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 725 380 345 2,405 1,155 1,250
  Multiple responses          6,335 3,025 3,305 35,075 16,885 18,190
    English and French  3,035 1,400 1,635 16,665 8,010 8,650
    English and non-official language  2,855 1,385 1,470 11,795 5,770 6,020
    French and non-official language  315 170 150 4,630 2,190 2,440
    English, French and non-official language 130 75 55 1,985 905 1,075
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 1,222,755 595,805 626,950
  English only 814,670 398,830 415,845 556,405 282,365 274,040
  French only 875 385 490 105,280 46,280 59,000
  English and French 93,435 41,245 52,185 547,625 261,975 285,650
  Neither English nor French 1,635 735 900 13,445 5,185 8,260
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 1,222,755 595,810 626,950
  English 877,990 425,370 452,620 774,485 383,195 391,295
  French 29,550 14,410 15,135 408,010 194,450 213,560
  English and French 1,565 740 820 27,220 13,200 14,025
  Neither English nor French 1,515 670 845 13,040 4,965 8,070
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 30,330 14,780 15,550 421,625 201,050 220,575
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 3.3 3.4 3.3 34.5 33.7 35.2
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,195 469,425 1,222,760 595,810 626,950
  Single responses 903,215 437,540 465,675 1,169,560 570,455 599,110
    English 868,765 420,340 448,425 718,430 355,105 363,330
    French 15,935 7,625 8,315 345,630 165,270 180,365
    Non-official languages 18,510 9,570 8,940 105,500 50,085 55,420
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 2,770 1,395 1,380 170 60 110
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 80 30 50
        Dene 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 60 15 45
        Mi'kmaq 2,770 1,390 1,375 5 0 0
        Ojibway 5 0 5 20 10 10
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 15,500 8,060 7,440 104,505 49,620 54,885
        African languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 205 95 110
        Afrikaans 20 10 10 50 30 25
        Akan (Twi) 10 10 5 110 55 55
        Albanian 125 60 60 310 155 155
        Amharic 70 35 35 685 315 365
        Arabic 3,495 2,030 1,465 20,295 10,240 10,050
        Armenian 15 10 10 240 120 115
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10 100 45 60
        Bengali 230 115 110 1,965 970 995
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 75 30 45
        Bisayan languages 30 15 15 125 40 80
        Bosnian 50 25 25 405 205 200
        Bulgarian 10 5 10 575 275 300
        Burmese 5 5 5 100 45 55
        Cantonese 320 165 155 4,070 1,895 2,175
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,985 1,040 950 9,180 4,330 4,855
        Creoles 30 10 15 1,855 765 1,085
        Croatian 75 40 35 500 245 255
        Czech 45 20 25 295 135 160
        Danish 15 5 10 30 15 10
        Dutch 190 85 105 200 95 110
        Estonian 5 0 5 45 20 30
        Finnish 10 5 0 30 10 15
        Flemish 0 0 5 5 0 5
        Fukien 5 0 0 15 10 10
        German 1,170 565 605 875 380 490
        Greek 270 115 150 665 325 335
        Gujarati 50 25 25 460 225 240
        Hakka 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Hebrew 25 15 10 145 70 70
        Hindi 215 110 105 1,055 520 535
        Hungarian 65 30 30 545 260 285
        Ilocano 0 5 0 160 65 100
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 20 5 10 35 20 15
        Italian 170 75 95 2,980 1,355 1,625
        Japanese 130 60 70 420 160 260
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 0 0 635 285 350
        Korean 560 265 295 1,050 485 570
        Kurdish 55 35 20 440 220 220
        Lao 0 0 0 255 135 125
        Latvian 15 10 10 70 30 45
        Lingala 5 5 5 135 50 75
        Lithuanian 5 5 5 55 25 30
        Macedonian 5 0 5 30 15 15
        Malay 20 10 10 115 60 55
        Malayalam 35 20 20 180 90 95
        Maltese 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Mandarin 660 340 320 5,530 2,680 2,855
        Marathi 25 15 10 120 55 65
        Nepali 210 110 100 345 165 175
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15 150 75 75
        Norwegian 20 10 10 10 5 5
        Oromo 20 15 5 265 125 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 180 95 80 1,830 875 960
        Pashto 35 20 15 525 280 245
        Persian (Farsi) 935 480 455 4,165 1,970 2,200
        Polish 255 125 130 2,505 1,165 1,340
        Portuguese 120 55 60 2,775 1,320 1,455
        Romanian 85 35 40 1,880 900 985
        Rundi (Kirundi) 10 5 0 330 160 170
        Russian 510 260 245 3,825 1,785 2,040
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 285 120 170
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5 90 45 50
        Serbian 60 25 35 1,600 805 795
        Serbo-Croatian 50 20 25 600 305 300
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 40 20 15
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 195 110 85 225 130 90
        Sindhi 5 0 5 60 25 40
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 45 25 25 350 175 175
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 275 140 135
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 25 10 15
        Slovak 30 10 20 205 95 110
        Slovenian 5 0 0 35 15 15
        Somali 20 5 10 3,935 1,635 2,295
        Spanish 775 390 385 8,485 3,970 4,515
        Swahili 20 10 15 390 170 215
        Swedish 10 5 5 65 35 30
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 550 275 275 2,125 830 1,295
        Taiwanese 15 10 5 80 35 45
        Tamil 130 80 50 1,285 630 655
        Telugu 55 30 25 125 60 65
        Thai 60 5 55 135 45 80
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Tigrigna 25 15 10 405 180 225
        Turkish 140 70 70 805 395 410
        Ukrainian 25 5 20 445 200 245
        Urdu 320 155 165 2,050 1,025 1,025
        Vietnamese 280 145 135 4,315 2,025 2,295
        Yiddish 0 0 0 15 10 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 235 120 115 830 405 420
  Multiple responses         7,405 3,655 3,755 53,190 25,355 27,840
    English and French 1,815 860 950 17,120 8,000 9,120
    English and non-official language 5,295 2,640 2,655 27,065 13,210 13,855
    French and non-official language 115 60 60 5,045 2,270 2,775
    English, French and non-official language 180 85 90 3,960 1,870 2,095
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425 1,222,760 595,805 626,945
  None 863,715 418,680 445,030 942,040 462,705 479,335
  Single responses  46,065 22,110 23,960 270,045 128,120 141,925
    English  16,325 8,230 8,095 122,885 59,095 63,790
    French  15,705 6,975 8,730 76,435 35,695 40,735
    Non-official languages  14,035 6,900 7,130 70,725 33,325 37,405
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,945 900 1,045 355 130 220
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 5 115 55 65
        Dene  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  30 10 20 145 45 95
        Mi'kmaq  1,890 880 1,015 20 10 5
        Ojibway  10 5 5 65 25 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 10 5 10
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 11,385 5,685 5,705 68,855 32,505 36,345
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 250 120 125
        Afrikaans  55 25 30 75 30 40
        Akan (Twi)  35 20 20 235 100 135
        Albanian  95 45 45 165 85 75
        Amharic  40 25 20 390 180 205
        Arabic  1,995 1,175 825 10,390 5,505 4,885
        Armenian  20 10 5 110 45 60
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 45 25 25 370 185 185
        Bengali  95 60 35 640 355 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 55 25 25
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10 100 35 65
        Bosnian  35 20 15 225 95 125
        Bulgarian  25 15 10 275 130 150
        Burmese  5 0 0 50 25 25
        Cantonese  195 100 90 1,800 845 955
        Chinese, n.o.s.  490 225 265 2,855 1,360 1,490
        Creoles  80 25 55 3,145 1,335 1,805
        Croatian  70 25 40 415 210 200
        Czech  55 20 35 355 140 215
        Danish  60 30 30 140 60 85
        Dutch  550 260 285 925 415 510
        Estonian  20 5 15 65 25 35
        Finnish  25 10 10 145 50 95
        Flemish  5 0 5 20 10 10
        Fukien  10 0 5 35 15 20
        German  1,255 605 645 2,730 1,210 1,520
        Greek  435 225 205 1,160 625 535
        Gujarati  40 15 20 600 310 290
        Hakka  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Hebrew  85 45 35 355 180 180
        Hindi  310 165 145 1,425 730 695
        Hungarian  90 35 50 560 260 300
        Ilocano  5 0 5 95 25 70
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 65 35 25
        Italian  365 190 170 4,210 2,035 2,175
        Japanese  205 85 115 595 260 340
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 0 0 440 190 250
        Korean  205 95 110 500 215 285
        Kurdish  10 5 5 155 80 75
        Lao  0 0 0 125 60 65
        Latvian  25 10 10 85 40 45
        Lingala  5 0 5 620 255 370
        Lithuanian  5 0 5 70 30 45
        Macedonian  5 5 5 20 5 15
        Malay  30 10 15 185 80 105
        Malayalam  55 20 35 190 100 95
        Maltese  15 5 10 20 10 15
        Mandarin  225 110 120 1,745 765 975
        Marathi  5 5 5 65 25 35
        Nepali  5 5 5 60 25 40
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 735 350 385
        Norwegian  55 25 30 80 30 50
        Oromo  5 5 0 145 75 65
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  125 60 60 1,090 545 545
        Pashto  10 5 5 140 70 65
        Persian (Farsi)  210 125 85 1,555 815 740
        Polish  280 135 140 1,980 815 1,165
        Portuguese  175 85 85 2,250 1,085 1,165
        Romanian  60 25 35 830 395 435
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 0 510 225 285
        Russian  230 105 120 1,645 715 930
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 425 155 265
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 50 20 30
        Serbian  40 25 20 380 200 185
        Serbo-Croatian  45 20 25 170 90 80
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 25 10 20
        Sign languages, n.i.e 220 90 135 145 55 90
        Sindhi  0 5 0 120 60 65
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  45 30 20 280 140 145
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 35 20 20
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Slovak  55 25 30 240 100 140
        Slovenian  15 5 5 70 20 45
        Somali  15 10 5 2,015 925 1,090
        Spanish  1,050 485 560 6,505 3,050 3,455
        Swahili  75 40 35 780 360 425
        Swedish  60 20 35 170 80 95
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  435 165 275 1,920 565 1,355
        Taiwanese  15 10 5 65 25 40
        Tamil  105 60 45 660 345 320
        Telugu  40 20 15 145 70 70
        Thai  30 5 20 205 65 140
        Tibetan languages  5 5 0 10 5 0
        Tigrigna  20 10 10 265 130 135
        Turkish  120 65 50 420 225 195
        Ukrainian  75 30 45 545 220 320
        Urdu  170 90 80 1,445 750 695
        Vietnamese  105 45 55 1,420 685 735
        Yiddish  10 5 5 55 25 25
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 705 325 380 1,520 685 835
  Multiple responses          840 400 435 10,665 4,985 5,680
    English and French  95 45 45 3,345 1,610 1,740
    English and non-official language  175 80 90 3,125 1,465 1,660
    French and non-official language  560 265 300 4,110 1,865 2,245
    English, French and non-official language  5 5 5 85 40 45

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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.

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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.')

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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.

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

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

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

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

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

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

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

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Footnote 4

Age

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

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

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

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

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

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

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

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

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

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

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

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

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

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

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

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

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Footnote 13

Other family households

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

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

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

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

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

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

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

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

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

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

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

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

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

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

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

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

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

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

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Footnote 22

Other languages

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

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

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

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Nova Scotia (Code 12) and Ottawa - Gatineau, Ontario (Code 505) (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 February 22, 2019).

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