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Characteristic Nova Scotia

(Province)
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(Province)
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 7,903,001  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,546,131  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,685,926 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,343 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,356,547.02 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 921,730 445,585 476,140 7,903,000 3,875,860 4,027,140
0 to 4 years 43,985 22,565 21,415 440,840 225,525 215,320
5 to 9 years 44,425 22,660 21,765 399,575 203,675 195,900
10 to 14 years 49,810 25,555 24,260 418,205 213,540 204,665
15 to 19 years 57,440 29,235 28,205 491,980 249,960 242,020
15 years 11,060 5,555 5,505 93,955 47,690 46,265
16 years 11,095 5,690 5,405 96,095 48,880 47,210
17 years 11,425 5,800 5,625 97,795 49,925 47,875
18 years 11,775 6,065 5,705 100,210 50,910 49,305
19 years 12,085 6,125 5,965 103,915 52,545 51,370
20 to 24 years 59,620 30,055 29,560 489,185 246,850 242,340
25 to 29 years 51,920 25,405 26,515 490,665 245,695 244,970
30 to 34 years 51,545 24,470 27,070 531,445 264,980 266,460
35 to 39 years 56,380 26,835 29,545 498,225 249,610 248,615
40 to 44 years 62,115 29,895 32,220 520,805 261,120 259,690
45 to 49 years 76,275 37,010 39,265 623,575 311,320 312,250
50 to 54 years 77,465 37,465 39,995 648,695 320,695 327,995
55 to 59 years 70,960 34,200 36,760 579,280 285,295 293,990
60 to 64 years 66,425 32,310 34,115 512,830 250,675 262,155
65 to 69 years 48,920 23,840 25,075 403,210 194,305 208,905
70 to 74 years 36,395 17,300 19,095 291,755 135,830 155,925
75 to 79 years 27,655 12,460 15,195 232,355 101,675 130,680
80 to 84 years 20,015 8,040 11,975 176,420 69,170 107,250
85 years and over 20,385 6,285 14,105 153,945 45,945 108,005
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 43.7 42.7 44.6 41.9 40.7 43.0
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.0 84.1 85.8 84.1 83.4 84.7
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 783,510 374,810 408,700 6,644,380 3,233,120 3,411,260
Married or living with a common-law partner 453,095 226,305 226,790 3,745,320 1,875,415 1,869,905
Married (and not separated) 376,020 187,865 188,155 2,353,770 1,177,720 1,176,050
Living common law 77,075 38,440 38,635 1,391,550 697,695 693,850
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 330,420 148,505 181,915 2,899,060 1,357,705 1,541,360
Single (never legally married) 209,180 109,775 99,405 1,942,090 1,045,540 896,545
Separated 23,545 10,105 13,445 105,195 46,465 58,720
Divorced 46,065 18,690 27,375 463,830 188,265 275,565
Widowed 51,625 9,940 41,690 387,945 77,430 310,515
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,158,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 473,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 407,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 164,680 ...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 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,838,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,143,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 596,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 547,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 216,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 226,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 104,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 694,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 334,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 360,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,360 ...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 365,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 277,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 169,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 57,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,201,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 520,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 728,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 279,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 453,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 219,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 906,175 439,230 466,940 7,732,835 3,812,190 3,920,640
Number of persons not in census families 163,895 74,725 89,165 1,489,290 717,115 772,170
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 17,670 7,250 10,420 145,795 64,175 81,615
Living with non-relatives only 37,430 20,250 17,180 249,085 141,300 107,785
Living alone 108,795 47,225 61,570 1,094,410 511,640 582,770
Number of census family persons 742,285 364,505 377,775 6,243,545 3,095,075 3,148,470
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 143,825 65,235 78,595 1,128,815 510,045 618,775
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 48,920 14,375 34,550 413,235 124,645 288,590
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 6,250 1,570 4,675 45,530 11,850 33,680
Living with non-relatives only 2,710 1,275 1,430 24,935 11,985 12,950
Living alone 39,970 11,530 28,440 342,775 100,810 241,965
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 94,905 50,860 44,045 715,580 385,395 330,185
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,174,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,050,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,738,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 880,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 857,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 312,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 123,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 61,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,221,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,680 ...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 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,560,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 171,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,640,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 171,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 86,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,103,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,645 ...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 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,181,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 496,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 421,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,732,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...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 19 910,620 441,190 469,425 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690
  Single responses  904,285 438,165 466,125 7,663,135 3,764,810 3,898,325
    English  836,085 404,330 431,760 599,225 297,875 301,355
    French  31,105 15,005 16,100 6,102,210 2,994,300 3,107,910
    Non-official languages  37,090 18,825 18,260 961,700 472,635 489,060
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 4,685 2,280 2,405 41,290 20,530 20,760
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 5,815 2,975 2,845
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 15 15 15,135 7,570 7,565
        Dene  5 0 0 0 5 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 8,715 4,200 4,515
        Inuktitut  25 5 20 10,915 5,430 5,485
        Mi'kmaq  4,620 2,255 2,370 670 340 325
        Ojibway  15 5 10 30 15 15
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 31,675 16,170 15,510 908,480 445,970 462,515
        African languages, n.i.e 70 40 35 930 530 400
        Afrikaans  75 45 35 100 50 45
        Akan (Twi)  50 25 30 1,140 560 585
        Albanian  245 130 120 2,405 1,240 1,170
        Amharic  150 80 70 690 340 355
        Arabic  5,965 3,525 2,440 140,035 74,985 65,050
        Armenian  50 30 20 15,030 7,335 7,700
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 100 55 45 1,645 875 770
        Bengali  375 210 165 10,405 5,305 5,100
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 5 5,645 3,095 2,550
        Bisayan languages  85 30 55 955 280 670
        Bosnian  90 45 45 1,505 745 760
        Bulgarian  50 30 25 6,495 3,165 3,330
        Burmese  10 10 5 60 25 35
        Cantonese  590 275 315 10,975 5,185 5,790
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,750 1,395 1,355 41,590 19,745 21,850
        Creoles  45 20 25 49,475 21,965 27,510
        Croatian  210 110 100 2,375 1,220 1,160
        Czech  180 95 90 1,645 790 855
        Danish  175 95 85 305 145 160
        Dutch  1,725 860 865 3,245 1,595 1,645
        Estonian  55 25 25 200 75 125
        Finnish  95 40 50 415 155 255
        Flemish  30 10 15 590 250 340
        Fukien  15 10 10 75 30 45
        German  3,275 1,545 1,735 15,025 6,920 8,105
        Greek  775 385 385 39,825 20,135 19,690
        Gujarati  105 60 50 5,940 2,915 3,025
        Hakka  0 5 0 105 40 60
        Hebrew  75 45 30 3,975 2,105 1,870
        Hindi  515 265 250 2,745 1,435 1,310
        Hungarian  280 130 150 6,675 3,250 3,430
        Ilocano  25 5 15 1,685 615 1,075
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 560 320 240
        Italian  790 445 345 113,815 56,530 57,285
        Japanese  305 95 210 2,175 680 1,495
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 5 8,620 4,035 4,580
        Korean  815 360 455 4,085 1,785 2,300
        Kurdish  70 45 30 820 465 360
        Lao  10 10 0 4,185 2,050 2,140
        Latvian  65 35 30 335 125 205
        Lingala  10 0 10 2,045 980 1,070
        Lithuanian  35 15 20 650 275 370
        Macedonian  15 5 5 195 105 95
        Malay  65 20 45 625 250 375
        Malayalam  115 55 55 315 165 150
        Maltese  20 10 5 30 15 15
        Mandarin  905 435 470 11,290 5,155 6,130
        Marathi  30 15 15 160 90 65
        Nepali  225 120 105 1,280 620 660
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 110 60 45 4,565 2,470 2,090
        Norwegian  125 70 55 275 130 140
        Oromo  35 30 10 7,035 3,865 3,170
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  375 205 170 11,150 5,990 5,160
        Pashto  70 35 35 990 545 445
        Persian (Farsi)  1,185 635 550 19,835 10,340 9,500
        Polish  825 385 440 15,250 6,695 8,555
        Portuguese  380 195 185 34,265 16,505 17,760
        Romanian  170 80 85 31,245 15,115 16,130
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 5 5 2,370 1,150 1,220
        Russian  815 395 430 24,085 10,765 13,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 2,005 875 1,130
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 150 80 75
        Serbian  115 55 55 2,955 1,485 1,470
        Serbo-Croatian  105 55 55 1,910 945 970
        Shanghainese  5 5 0 95 40 50
        Sign languages, n.i.e 120 60 60 520 305 215
        Sindhi  15 10 0 305 145 155
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  110 65 45 585 305 280
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 95 55 40
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 10 325 180 145
        Slovak  120 50 70 1,180 525 660
        Slovenian  30 15 15 840 375 460
        Somali  40 20 20 855 435 420
        Spanish  1,545 750 800 131,850 64,490 67,365
        Swahili  75 45 35 2,065 1,060 1,010
        Swedish  85 40 50 515 240 280
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  1,185 500 685 13,740 4,655 9,090
        Taiwanese  40 15 25 405 190 215
        Tamil  270 155 110 13,245 6,645 6,595
        Telugu  125 75 50 365 200 160
        Thai  110 20 90 725 190 535
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 110 60 50
        Tigrigna  55 30 30 350 160 190
        Turkish  275 160 110 6,915 3,605 3,305
        Ukrainian  300 130 165 4,785 2,095 2,690
        Urdu  540 290 250 9,800 5,115 4,690
        Vietnamese  450 220 230 26,560 12,675 13,885
        Yiddish  25 10 10 9,035 4,515 4,520
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 725 380 345 11,930 6,140 5,790
  Multiple responses          6,335 3,025 3,305 152,820 76,455 76,365
    English and French  3,035 1,400 1,635 64,800 32,390 32,405
    English and non-official language  2,855 1,385 1,470 23,435 11,455 11,975
    French and non-official language  315 170 150 51,640 25,810 25,825
    English, French and non-official language 130 75 55 12,950 6,790 6,155
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,690
  English only 814,670 398,830 415,845 363,860 180,175 183,690
  French only 875 385 490 4,047,175 1,871,500 2,175,675
  English and French 93,435 41,245 52,185 3,328,725 1,758,410 1,570,310
  Neither English nor French 1,635 735 900 76,190 31,175 45,015
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 7,815,955 3,841,265 3,974,695
  English 877,990 425,370 452,620 935,635 465,965 469,675
  French 29,550 14,410 15,135 6,561,510 3,216,790 3,344,720
  English and French 1,565 740 820 245,230 128,655 116,575
  Neither English nor French 1,515 670 845 73,580 29,860 43,720
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 30,330 14,780 15,550 1,058,250 530,290 527,960
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 3.3 3.4 3.3 13.5 13.8 13.3
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 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,695
  Single responses 903,215 437,540 465,675 7,570,900 3,720,195 3,850,710
    English 868,765 420,340 448,425 767,415 379,915 387,500
    French 15,935 7,625 8,315 6,249,080 3,071,635 3,177,450
    Non-official languages 18,510 9,570 8,940 554,400 268,640 285,760
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 2,770 1,395 1,380 37,955 19,060 18,895
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 5,365 2,805 2,560
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 14,155 7,085 7,075
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 7,730 3,760 3,965
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 10,360 5,230 5,130
        Mi'kmaq 2,770 1,390 1,375 330 175 155
        Ojibway 5 0 5 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 15,500 8,060 7,440 511,880 247,275 264,610
        African languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 220 105 115
        Afrikaans 20 10 10 25 10 15
        Akan (Twi) 10 10 5 565 260 310
        Albanian 125 60 60 1,510 765 745
        Amharic 70 35 35 360 165 195
        Arabic 3,495 2,030 1,465 72,955 37,360 35,590
        Armenian 15 10 10 10,980 5,195 5,785
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10 290 140 155
        Bengali 230 115 110 8,285 4,110 4,170
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 1,915 1,005 915
        Bisayan languages 30 15 15 235 95 140
        Bosnian 50 25 25 1,030 525 505
        Bulgarian 10 5 10 4,940 2,430 2,505
        Burmese 5 5 5 30 10 15
        Cantonese 320 165 155 8,340 3,980 4,360
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,985 1,040 950 33,890 16,270 17,620
        Creoles 30 10 15 19,430 8,295 11,135
        Croatian 75 40 35 1,060 510 545
        Czech 45 20 25 510 240 275
        Danish 15 5 10 35 20 15
        Dutch 190 85 105 525 245 280
        Estonian 5 0 5 30 15 15
        Finnish 10 5 0 65 25 40
        Flemish 0 0 5 95 45 55
        Fukien 5 0 0 15 10 5
        German 1,170 565 605 3,025 1,435 1,590
        Greek 270 115 150 20,060 9,685 10,380
        Gujarati 50 25 25 3,955 1,905 2,050
        Hakka 0 0 0 20 5 15
        Hebrew 25 15 10 1,735 885 845
        Hindi 215 110 105 1,450 720 725
        Hungarian 65 30 30 2,390 1,070 1,315
        Ilocano 0 5 0 585 225 360
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 20 5 10 275 145 130
        Italian 170 75 95 39,540 17,925 21,615
        Japanese 130 60 70 915 390 525
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 0 0 5,350 2,475 2,875
        Korean 560 265 295 2,955 1,360 1,590
        Kurdish 55 35 20 380 200 180
        Lao 0 0 0 2,395 1,160 1,235
        Latvian 15 10 10 90 35 55
        Lingala 5 5 5 545 250 290
        Lithuanian 5 5 5 150 60 90
        Macedonian 5 0 5 125 65 60
        Malay 20 10 10 225 115 120
        Malayalam 35 20 20 75 40 35
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 660 340 320 9,325 4,485 4,835
        Marathi 25 15 10 65 40 25
        Nepali 210 110 100 1,170 575 600
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15 975 465 505
        Norwegian 20 10 10 40 20 25
        Oromo 20 15 5 2,115 1,110 1,010
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 180 95 80 8,345 4,415 3,925
        Pashto 35 20 15 805 430 380
        Persian (Farsi) 935 480 455 14,380 7,125 7,255
        Polish 255 125 130 6,955 3,160 3,800
        Portuguese 120 55 60 16,015 7,615 8,405
        Romanian 85 35 40 22,790 11,190 11,605
        Rundi (Kirundi) 10 5 0 665 305 355
        Russian 510 260 245 18,465 8,740 9,725
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 450 210 235
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5 75 40 35
        Serbian 60 25 35 2,015 985 1,025
        Serbo-Croatian 50 20 25 1,180 580 600
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 30 15 20
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 195 110 85 975 625 355
        Sindhi 5 0 5 175 85 90
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 45 25 25 330 165 170
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 55 20 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 145 65 75
        Slovak 30 10 20 255 115 140
        Slovenian 5 0 0 295 130 170
        Somali 20 5 10 520 245 275
        Spanish 775 390 385 88,380 43,095 45,290
        Swahili 20 10 15 750 365 385
        Swedish 10 5 5 115 55 55
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 550 275 275 7,280 2,815 4,465
        Taiwanese 15 10 5 220 115 100
        Tamil 130 80 50 11,270 5,585 5,685
        Telugu 55 30 25 220 120 105
        Thai 60 5 55 210 95 115
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 80 40 40
        Tigrigna 25 15 10 170 80 90
        Turkish 140 70 70 4,945 2,470 2,475
        Ukrainian 25 5 20 1,925 835 1,090
        Urdu 320 155 165 7,125 3,595 3,530
        Vietnamese 280 145 135 20,740 9,845 10,895
        Yiddish 0 0 0 6,275 3,225 3,050
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 235 120 115 4,565 2,310 2,265
  Multiple responses         7,405 3,655 3,755 245,055 121,070 123,985
    English and French 1,815 860 950 71,555 35,860 35,695
    English and non-official language 5,295 2,640 2,655 43,765 21,305 22,460
    French and non-official language 115 60 60 100,110 48,590 51,525
    English, French and non-official language 180 85 90 29,625 15,315 14,310
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 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690
  None 863,715 418,680 445,030 6,691,145 3,279,620 3,411,525
  Single responses  46,065 22,110 23,960 1,046,580 522,335 524,245
    English  16,325 8,230 8,095 459,125 234,190 224,935
    French  15,705 6,975 8,730 298,090 147,040 151,050
    Non-official languages  14,035 6,900 7,130 289,365 141,100 148,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,945 900 1,045 3,380 1,585 1,795
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 470 205 270
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 5 1,250 630 620
        Dene  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 920 435 490
        Inuktitut  30 10 20 485 205 275
        Mi'kmaq  1,890 880 1,015 250 110 135
        Ojibway  10 5 5 5 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 11,385 5,685 5,705 279,095 136,070 143,025
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 625 335 295
        Afrikaans  55 25 30 65 35 30
        Akan (Twi)  35 20 20 475 240 240
        Albanian  95 45 45 400 200 200
        Amharic  40 25 20 195 95 100
        Arabic  1,995 1,175 825 49,400 26,430 22,965
        Armenian  20 10 5 2,500 1,235 1,265
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 45 25 25 945 495 450
        Bengali  95 60 35 1,140 635 505
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 1,980 1,050 930
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10 250 80 165
        Bosnian  35 20 15 310 145 165
        Bulgarian  25 15 10 835 380 450
        Burmese  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Cantonese  195 100 90 1,890 935 955
        Chinese, n.o.s.  490 225 265 5,395 2,480 2,920
        Creoles  80 25 55 34,645 15,580 19,065
        Croatian  70 25 40 600 280 325
        Czech  55 20 35 445 205 240
        Danish  60 30 30 130 50 75
        Dutch  550 260 285 930 415 515
        Estonian  20 5 15 60 25 35
        Finnish  25 10 10 140 60 85
        Flemish  5 0 5 110 45 65
        Fukien  10 0 5 25 10 15
        German  1,255 605 645 5,900 2,720 3,175
        Greek  435 225 205 14,520 7,350 7,165
        Gujarati  40 15 20 1,185 600 585
        Hakka  0 0 0 50 20 30
        Hebrew  85 45 35 2,975 1,475 1,505
        Hindi  310 165 145 1,870 985 890
        Hungarian  90 35 50 1,580 715 865
        Ilocano  5 0 5 505 180 325
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 210 110 95
        Italian  365 190 170 39,030 19,225 19,810
        Japanese  205 85 115 1,070 465 610
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 0 0 2,300 1,070 1,230
        Korean  205 95 110 650 275 375
        Kurdish  10 5 5 230 125 110
        Lao  0 0 0 1,095 530 565
        Latvian  25 10 10 90 35 55
        Lingala  5 0 5 2,585 1,255 1,325
        Lithuanian  5 0 5 180 65 120
        Macedonian  5 5 5 45 20 25
        Malay  30 10 15 235 105 130
        Malayalam  55 20 35 135 70 70
        Maltese  15 5 10 5 5 0
        Mandarin  225 110 120 1,880 810 1,075
        Marathi  5 5 5 55 30 30
        Nepali  5 5 5 40 25 25
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 2,705 1,350 1,355
        Norwegian  55 25 30 110 60 55
        Oromo  5 5 0 2,435 1,275 1,160
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  125 60 60 1,755 960 795
        Pashto  10 5 5 80 50 30
        Persian (Farsi)  210 125 85 2,920 1,600 1,325
        Polish  280 135 140 3,465 1,400 2,065
        Portuguese  175 85 85 9,950 4,785 5,165
        Romanian  60 25 35 4,475 2,070 2,410
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 0 1,140 565 575
        Russian  230 105 120 4,610 2,105 2,500
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 920 390 530
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 55 35 25
        Serbian  40 25 20 540 275 265
        Serbo-Croatian  45 20 25 350 185 165
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 50 25 25
        Sign languages, n.i.e 220 90 135 445 205 240
        Sindhi  0 5 0 110 50 60
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  45 30 20 175 95 80
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 25 15 15
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 95 55 45
        Slovak  55 25 30 310 140 175
        Slovenian  15 5 5 225 95 130
        Somali  15 10 5 250 135 120
        Spanish  1,050 485 560 40,335 19,665 20,670
        Swahili  75 40 35 1,245 615 630
        Swedish  60 20 35 320 150 175
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  435 165 275 4,875 1,540 3,335
        Taiwanese  15 10 5 135 65 70
        Tamil  105 60 45 1,510 790 720
        Telugu  40 20 15 80 50 30
        Thai  30 5 20 320 100 215
        Tibetan languages  5 5 0 30 15 10
        Tigrigna  20 10 10 90 45 45
        Turkish  120 65 50 1,270 690 575
        Ukrainian  75 30 45 1,245 535 715
        Urdu  170 90 80 2,205 1,200 1,010
        Vietnamese  105 45 55 4,620 2,245 2,375
        Yiddish  10 5 5 1,690 765 920
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 705 325 380 6,890 3,445 3,445
  Multiple responses          840 400 435 78,230 39,305 38,925
    English and French  95 45 45 30,610 15,760 14,845
    English and non-official language  175 80 90 24,795 12,330 12,465
    French and non-official language  560 265 300 21,860 10,720 11,145
    English, French and non-official language  5 5 5 965 500 465

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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 Quebec (Code 24) (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 April 18, 2021).

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