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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 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 921,730 445,585 476,140 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 43,985 22,565 21,415 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 44,425 22,660 21,765 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 49,810 25,555 24,260 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 57,440 29,235 28,205 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 11,060 5,555 5,505 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 11,095 5,690 5,405 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 11,425 5,800 5,625 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 11,775 6,065 5,705 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 12,085 6,125 5,965 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 59,620 30,055 29,560 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 51,920 25,405 26,515 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 51,545 24,470 27,070 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 56,380 26,835 29,545 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 62,115 29,895 32,220 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 76,275 37,010 39,265 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 77,465 37,465 39,995 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 70,960 34,200 36,760 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 66,425 32,310 34,115 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 48,920 23,840 25,075 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 36,395 17,300 19,095 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 27,655 12,460 15,195 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 20,015 8,040 11,975 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 20,385 6,285 14,105 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 43.7 42.7 44.6 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.0 84.1 85.8 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 783,510 374,810 408,700 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 453,095 226,305 226,790 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 376,020 187,865 188,155 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 77,075 38,440 38,635 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 330,420 148,505 181,915 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 209,180 109,775 99,405 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 23,545 10,105 13,445 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 46,065 18,690 27,375 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 51,625 9,940 41,690 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...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 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,225 ...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 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...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 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 163,895 74,725 89,165 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 17,670 7,250 10,420 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 37,430 20,250 17,180 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 108,795 47,225 61,570 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 742,285 364,505 377,775 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
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 78,595 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 48,920 14,375 34,550 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 6,250 1,570 4,675 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 2,710 1,275 1,430 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 39,970 11,530 28,440 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 94,905 50,860 44,045 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,640 ...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 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...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 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  904,285 438,165 466,125 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  836,085 404,330 431,760 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  31,105 15,005 16,100 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  37,090 18,825 18,260 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 4,685 2,280 2,405 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 15 15 955 435 525
        Dene  5 0 0 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  25 5 20 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  4,620 2,255 2,370 15 10 5
        Ojibway  15 5 10 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 31,675 16,170 15,510 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 70 40 35 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  75 45 35 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  50 25 30 455 235 220
        Albanian  245 130 120 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  150 80 70 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  5,965 3,525 2,440 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  50 30 20 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 100 55 45 530 235 295
        Bengali  375 210 165 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 5 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  85 30 55 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  90 45 45 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  50 30 25 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  10 10 5 945 485 465
        Cantonese  590 275 315 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,750 1,395 1,355 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  45 20 25 640 315 320
        Croatian  210 110 100 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  180 95 90 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  175 95 85 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  1,725 860 865 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  55 25 25 820 345 475
        Finnish  95 40 50 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  30 10 15 445 215 235
        Fukien  15 10 10 1,920 835 1,085
        German  3,275 1,545 1,735 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  775 385 385 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  105 60 50 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  0 5 0 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  75 45 30 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  515 265 250 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  280 130 150 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  25 5 15 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 475 265 205
        Italian  790 445 345 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  305 95 210 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 5 1,465 700 770
        Korean  815 360 455 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  70 45 30 1,415 775 645
        Lao  10 10 0 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  65 35 30 615 305 310
        Lingala  10 0 10 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  35 15 20 435 190 245
        Macedonian  15 5 5 275 130 140
        Malay  65 20 45 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  115 55 55 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  20 10 5 220 115 115
        Mandarin  905 435 470 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  30 15 15 430 220 210
        Nepali  225 120 105 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 110 60 45 470 250 220
        Norwegian  125 70 55 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  35 30 10 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  375 205 170 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  70 35 35 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  1,185 635 550 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  825 385 440 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  380 195 185 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  170 80 85 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 5 5 135 60 80
        Russian  815 395 430 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 690 345 340
        Serbian  115 55 55 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  105 55 55 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  5 5 0 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 120 60 60 645 335 310
        Sindhi  15 10 0 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  110 65 45 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 10 495 275 225
        Slovak  120 50 70 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  30 15 15 1,225 590 640
        Somali  40 20 20 975 495 480
        Spanish  1,545 750 800 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  75 45 35 755 390 365
        Swedish  85 40 50 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  1,185 500 685 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  40 15 25 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  270 155 110 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  125 75 50 570 295 270
        Thai  110 20 90 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  55 30 30 590 285 300
        Turkish  275 160 110 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  300 130 165 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  540 290 250 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  450 220 230 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  25 10 10 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 725 380 345 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          6,335 3,025 3,305 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  3,035 1,400 1,635 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  2,855 1,385 1,470 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  315 170 150 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 130 75 55 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 814,670 398,830 415,845 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 875 385 490 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 93,435 41,245 52,185 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 1,635 735 900 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 877,990 425,370 452,620 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 29,550 14,410 15,135 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 1,565 740 820 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 1,515 670 845 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 30,330 14,780 15,550 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 3.3 3.4 3.3 1.4 1.4 1.4
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 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 903,215 437,540 465,675 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 868,765 420,340 448,425 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 15,935 7,625 8,315 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 18,510 9,570 8,940 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 2,770 1,395 1,380 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 135 70 65
        Dene 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 2,770 1,390 1,375 0 0 0
        Ojibway 5 0 5 15 10 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 7,440 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 20 10 10 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 10 10 5 120 60 60
        Albanian 125 60 60 700 345 350
        Amharic 70 35 35 555 245 310
        Arabic 3,495 2,030 1,465 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 15 10 10 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10 115 50 65
        Bengali 230 115 110 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 30 15 15 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 50 25 25 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 10 5 10 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 5 5 5 585 315 270
        Cantonese 320 165 155 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,985 1,040 950 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 30 10 15 315 145 165
        Croatian 75 40 35 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 45 20 25 1,570 795 775
        Danish 15 5 10 325 160 170
        Dutch 190 85 105 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 5 0 5 110 40 70
        Finnish 10 5 0 795 350 445
        Flemish 0 0 5 50 25 20
        Fukien 5 0 0 690 310 380
        German 1,170 565 605 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 270 115 150 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 50 25 25 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 0 0 0 320 145 175
        Hebrew 25 15 10 780 395 390
        Hindi 215 110 105 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 65 30 30 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 0 5 0 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 20 5 10 180 85 85
        Italian 170 75 95 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 130 60 70 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 0 0 750 370 385
        Korean 560 265 295 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 55 35 20 945 490 460
        Lao 0 0 0 545 270 275
        Latvian 15 10 10 105 50 50
        Lingala 5 5 5 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 5 5 5 65 30 35
        Macedonian 5 0 5 140 70 70
        Malay 20 10 10 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 35 20 20 690 350 340
        Maltese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 660 340 320 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 25 15 10 230 120 105
        Nepali 210 110 100 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15 140 65 75
        Norwegian 20 10 10 160 80 80
        Oromo 20 15 5 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 180 95 80 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 35 20 15 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 935 480 455 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 255 125 130 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 120 55 60 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 85 35 40 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 10 5 0 75 30 45
        Russian 510 260 245 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5 465 230 235
        Serbian 60 25 35 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 50 20 25 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 195 110 85 980 535 450
        Sindhi 5 0 5 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 45 25 25 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 80 35 45
        Slovak 30 10 20 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 5 0 0 165 70 100
        Somali 20 5 10 625 310 315
        Spanish 775 390 385 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 20 10 15 250 130 125
        Swedish 10 5 5 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 550 275 275 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 15 10 5 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 130 80 50 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 55 30 25 290 145 140
        Thai 60 5 55 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 25 15 10 295 135 160
        Turkish 140 70 70 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 25 5 20 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 320 155 165 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 280 145 135 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 0 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 235 120 115 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         7,405 3,655 3,755 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 1,815 860 950 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 5,295 2,640 2,655 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 115 60 60 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 180 85 90 2,130 940 1,185
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 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 863,715 418,680 445,030 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  46,065 22,110 23,960 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  16,325 8,230 8,095 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  15,705 6,975 8,730 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  14,035 6,900 7,130 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,945 900 1,045 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 5 705 335 365
        Dene  5 0 0 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  30 10 20 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  1,890 880 1,015 10 5 5
        Ojibway  10 5 5 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 11,385 5,685 5,705 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  55 25 30 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  35 20 20 260 130 125
        Albanian  95 45 45 405 200 205
        Amharic  40 25 20 460 220 245
        Arabic  1,995 1,175 825 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  20 10 5 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 45 25 25 215 95 125
        Bengali  95 60 35 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10 920 345 575
        Bosnian  35 20 15 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  25 15 10 495 215 275
        Burmese  5 0 0 235 110 130
        Cantonese  195 100 90 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  490 225 265 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  80 25 55 490 250 235
        Croatian  70 25 40 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  55 20 35 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  60 30 30 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  550 260 285 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  20 5 15 235 100 135
        Finnish  25 10 10 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  5 0 5 125 50 70
        Fukien  10 0 5 670 295 380
        German  1,255 605 645 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  435 225 205 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  40 15 20 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  0 0 0 315 135 175
        Hebrew  85 45 35 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  310 165 145 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  90 35 50 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  5 0 5 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 175 90 85
        Italian  365 190 170 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  205 85 115 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 0 0 365 170 195
        Korean  205 95 110 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  10 5 5 270 160 110
        Lao  0 0 0 410 200 210
        Latvian  25 10 10 120 45 75
        Lingala  5 0 5 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  5 0 5 115 55 60
        Macedonian  5 5 5 60 25 35
        Malay  30 10 15 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  55 20 35 520 260 260
        Maltese  15 5 10 80 30 50
        Mandarin  225 110 120 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  5 5 5 125 65 65
        Nepali  5 5 5 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 295 155 135
        Norwegian  55 25 30 715 330 380
        Oromo  5 5 0 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  125 60 60 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  10 5 5 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  210 125 85 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  280 135 140 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  175 85 85 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  60 25 35 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 0 40 25 25
        Russian  230 105 120 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 160 85 70
        Serbian  40 25 20 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  45 20 25 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 220 90 135 865 345 520
        Sindhi  0 5 0 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  45 30 20 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 150 75 75
        Slovak  55 25 30 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  15 5 5 345 155 190
        Somali  15 10 5 365 190 175
        Spanish  1,050 485 560 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  75 40 35 580 280 300
        Swedish  60 20 35 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  435 165 275 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  15 10 5 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  105 60 45 910 480 430
        Telugu  40 20 15 195 100 95
        Thai  30 5 20 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  5 5 0 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  20 10 10 175 85 90
        Turkish  120 65 50 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  75 30 45 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  170 90 80 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  105 45 55 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  10 5 5 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 705 325 380 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          840 400 435 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  95 45 45 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  175 80 90 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  560 265 300 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  5 5 5 70 30 40

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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 British Columbia (Code 59) (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 August 18, 2019).

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Geographic hierarchy

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Geographic hierarchy: Nova Scotia (Province)

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