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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Ontario Data quality note(s)

(Province)
Waterloo, RM
Ontario
(Census division)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 12,851,821  ...Data not available ...Data not available 507,096 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 12,160,282  ...Data not available ...Data not available 478,121 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 5,308,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available 202,121 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 4,887,508 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,599 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 14.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 370.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 908,607.67 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,368.94 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 12,851,820 6,263,140 6,588,685 507,095 249,820 257,275
0 to 4 years 704,260 360,590 343,670 30,940 15,880 15,065
5 to 9 years 712,755 365,290 347,465 30,660 15,615 15,045
10 to 14 years 763,755 391,630 372,125 31,370 16,020 15,350
15 to 19 years 863,635 443,680 419,950 34,580 17,710 16,875
15 years 168,840 86,700 82,140 6,900 3,550 3,345
16 years 172,840 89,195 83,645 6,865 3,570 3,300
17 years 171,405 88,230 83,170 6,700 3,360 3,340
18 years 173,930 89,225 84,705 6,740 3,440 3,300
19 years 176,620 90,330 86,290 7,375 3,795 3,585
20 to 24 years 852,910 432,490 420,415 37,220 19,075 18,145
25 to 29 years 815,120 400,045 415,075 35,685 17,870 17,810
30 to 34 years 800,365 383,340 417,030 34,370 17,065 17,305
35 to 39 years 844,335 405,845 438,485 35,205 17,395 17,815
40 to 44 years 924,075 447,920 476,155 37,075 18,360 18,720
45 to 49 years 1,055,880 517,510 538,370 40,580 20,075 20,510
50 to 54 years 1,006,140 492,560 513,580 37,410 18,385 19,025
55 to 59 years 864,620 418,755 445,865 31,785 15,525 16,265
60 to 64 years 765,655 370,370 395,275 26,630 12,900 13,725
65 to 69 years 563,485 270,875 292,610 19,360 9,115 10,250
70 to 74 years 440,780 206,350 234,435 14,740 7,080 7,665
75 to 79 years 356,150 161,345 194,805 11,835 5,290 6,540
80 to 84 years 271,510 113,620 157,890 9,180 3,730 5,450
85 years and over 246,400 80,925 165,475 8,450 2,730 5,720
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.4 39.4 41.3 37.7 36.6 38.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.0 82.2 83.9 81.7 81.0 82.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 10,671,050 5,145,630 5,525,420 414,120 202,305 211,810
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,158,605 3,078,940 3,079,665 245,165 122,485 122,680
Married (and not separated) 5,367,400 2,681,320 2,686,075 212,085 105,985 106,100
Living common law 791,210 397,620 393,590 33,080 16,500 16,575
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,512,440 2,066,690 2,445,750 168,955 79,820 89,135
Single (never legally married) 2,985,020 1,583,760 1,401,260 113,695 61,995 51,700
Separated 319,805 133,790 186,015 12,535 5,205 7,335
Divorced 593,730 231,160 362,570 21,815 8,545 13,265
Widowed 613,880 117,980 495,905 20,915 4,080 16,835
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 3,612,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 1,686,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 65,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 812,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 783,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 329,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 3,612,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 3,007,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available 120,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 2,612,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 103,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,090,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,522,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 61,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 559,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 676,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 286,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 394,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 236,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 158,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 77,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 55,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 25,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 604,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 486,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 282,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 145,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 59,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 118,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 77,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 31,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 9,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 4,083,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 163,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 839,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 1,323,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 496,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 888,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 535,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 12,655,130 6,179,005 6,476,125 499,610 246,930 252,680
Number of persons not in census families 1,951,440 889,600 1,061,845 73,390 36,055 37,335
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 295,100 113,180 181,925 9,670 4,075 5,595
Living with non-relatives only 425,360 233,900 191,465 18,435 10,985 7,450
Living alone 1,230,980 542,525 688,455 45,285 20,995 24,290
Number of census family persons 10,703,690 5,289,410 5,414,280 426,225 210,875 215,345
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 1,752,725 796,110 956,615 58,490 26,450 32,040
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 563,605 155,405 408,200 18,200 4,795 13,405
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,130 22,345 82,785 3,020 625 2,390
Living with non-relatives only 30,835 14,715 16,125 810 370 440
Living alone 427,640 118,350 309,290 14,370 3,795 10,575
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 1,189,120 640,705 548,415 40,290 21,660 18,630
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 4,887,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 3,475,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 138,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 3,103,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 2,642,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 109,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,171,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 1,471,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 460,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 371,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 242,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 167,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 114,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 74,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 128,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 1,412,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 1,230,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 181,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 2,718,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 109,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 789,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 18,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 15,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 1,362,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 63,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 279,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 415,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 160,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 498,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 24,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 9,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 1,230,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 1,584,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 63,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 803,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 783,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 310,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 174,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 12,655,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 499,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730 501,800 247,815 253,990
  Single responses  12,434,770 6,071,955 6,362,815 494,100 244,020 250,080
    English  8,677,040 4,276,970 4,400,065 375,515 186,060 189,455
    French  493,300 232,785 260,510 6,090 2,870 3,220
    Non-official languages  3,264,435 1,562,190 1,702,240 112,495 55,080 57,415
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 15,625 7,315 8,305 30 5 25
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  3,930 1,835 2,095 5 0 5
        Dene  20 5 10 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  300 85 215 5 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  70 20 45 5 0 0
        Ojibway  8,255 3,925 4,330 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  3,030 1,440 1,590 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 3,222,400 1,542,155 1,680,245 111,250 54,455 56,800
        African languages, n.i.e 3,080 1,585 1,495 315 165 150
        Afrikaans  2,060 1,030 1,030 100 60 40
        Akan (Twi)  9,680 4,565 5,115 55 30 25
        Albanian  17,440 8,870 8,565 810 425 380
        Amharic  9,190 4,295 4,895 595 285 310
        Arabic  133,390 69,890 63,500 4,425 2,335 2,090
        Armenian  13,070 6,330 6,740 455 235 220
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,040 1,445 1,595 90 40 50
        Bengali  38,685 19,745 18,935 700 380 320
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  120 70 60 10 5 5
        Bisayan languages  6,380 2,395 3,985 45 20 30
        Bosnian  6,140 3,045 3,095 495 255 245
        Bulgarian  9,015 4,390 4,625 155 90 70
        Burmese  1,400 685 715 65 40 25
        Cantonese  186,870 87,020 99,850 1,410 710 700
        Chinese, n.o.s.  195,120 92,170 102,950 4,835 2,395 2,440
        Creoles  9,650 4,355 5,295 105 50 65
        Croatian  33,830 16,505 17,320 2,195 1,100 1,095
        Czech  12,115 5,675 6,440 800 375 425
        Danish  4,745 2,230 2,515 195 90 100
        Dutch  58,135 28,150 29,985 2,345 1,080 1,260
        Estonian  5,025 2,170 2,850 120 55 65
        Finnish  11,350 4,905 6,450 165 80 85
        Flemish  2,710 1,180 1,530 70 25 40
        Fukien  3,410 1,620 1,795 20 10 10
        German  140,315 65,815 74,500 16,515 7,850 8,670
        Greek  56,890 28,455 28,435 1,400 700 705
        Gujarati  68,105 34,110 33,995 2,165 1,115 1,050
        Hakka  3,535 1,685 1,850 15 10 10
        Hebrew  11,415 6,085 5,330 90 45 50
        Hindi  47,645 23,880 23,765 1,150 585 565
        Hungarian  41,010 19,455 21,555 1,825 895 930
        Ilocano  8,050 2,990 5,060 55 20 35
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 2,845 1,520 1,330 145 70 75
        Italian  251,330 123,830 127,505 1,930 1,040 890
        Japanese  12,215 4,415 7,800 395 165 230
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,210 3,345 3,860 275 140 135
        Korean  64,080 30,065 34,015 1,495 750 750
        Kurdish  5,760 3,100 2,660 515 280 230
        Lao  5,350 2,620 2,730 1,030 500 535
        Latvian  4,640 1,970 2,670 95 50 50
        Lingala  755 325 430 10 0 5
        Lithuanian  5,600 2,375 3,230 90 40 50
        Macedonian  16,305 7,930 8,370 250 125 115
        Malay  5,305 2,395 2,910 190 80 110
        Malayalam  10,745 5,460 5,285 300 150 150
        Maltese  5,830 2,930 2,905 60 30 30
        Mandarin  118,390 55,825 62,565 3,065 1,520 1,540
        Marathi  4,155 2,135 2,025 145 75 70
        Nepali  3,640 1,850 1,795 35 15 15
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5,780 2,925 2,860 95 45 45
        Norwegian  1,060 465 595 30 15 10
        Oromo  1,770 890 875 100 55 45
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  173,975 88,090 85,885 3,870 1,915 1,955
        Pashto  8,165 4,200 3,965 815 430 380
        Persian (Farsi)  98,905 50,110 48,790 2,930 1,530 1,395
        Polish  128,440 58,835 69,600 5,445 2,600 2,845
        Portuguese  147,725 71,605 76,125 10,020 4,815 5,205
        Romanian  41,980 19,835 22,140 5,555 2,725 2,830
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,035 455 580 15 5 10
        Russian  93,080 42,590 50,490 1,545 725 820
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,120 450 670 35 25 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 14,930 7,345 7,590 225 105 115
        Serbian  41,910 20,750 21,165 5,080 2,510 2,570
        Serbo-Croatian  5,250 2,565 2,685 580 290 290
        Shanghainese  1,410 585 830 10 5 5
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,580 835 745 60 25 30
        Sindhi  6,530 3,055 3,475 205 100 105
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  9,335 4,555 4,780 190 95 95
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 1,780 900 875 120 60 60
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 2,005 1,000 1,005 270 145 130
        Slovak  10,250 4,665 5,585 570 260 310
        Slovenian  7,505 3,475 4,030 285 150 135
        Somali  22,685 9,750 12,930 685 330 355
        Spanish  178,335 85,410 92,915 7,975 3,815 4,165
        Swahili  4,745 2,255 2,490 120 65 55
        Swedish  2,505 1,060 1,440 90 55 40
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  140,805 53,595 87,210 1,330 460 870
        Taiwanese  3,020 1,390 1,625 70 35 35
        Tamil  111,060 54,760 56,300 665 355 315
        Telugu  6,730 3,525 3,205 290 165 130
        Thai  2,915 995 1,915 115 40 70
        Tibetan languages  3,965 2,005 1,960 5 5 5
        Tigrigna  5,560 2,605 2,955 450 225 230
        Turkish  16,615 8,755 7,865 785 410 375
        Ukrainian  41,455 18,275 23,185 820 355 465
        Urdu  128,730 65,470 63,260 2,800 1,440 1,365
        Vietnamese  65,915 30,920 34,990 3,190 1,535 1,655
        Yiddish  5,105 2,350 2,760 15 5 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 26,410 12,725 13,690 1,215 625 590
  Multiple responses          287,290 138,385 148,910 7,700 3,795 3,905
    English and French  46,605 21,805 24,795 1,025 460 560
    English and non-official language  219,425 106,790 112,635 6,280 3,155 3,135
    French and non-official language  13,645 6,285 7,365 230 110 125
    English, French and non-official language 7,615 3,495 4,115 160 75 85
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730 501,800 247,815 253,990
  English only 10,984,360 5,445,050 5,539,310 462,190 230,855 231,330
  French only 42,980 18,805 24,175 230 100 130
  English and French 1,395,805 627,725 768,085 31,440 13,630 17,810
  Neither English nor French 298,920 118,765 180,155 7,940 3,230 4,710
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730 501,800 247,810 253,985
  English 11,844,580 5,819,520 6,025,055 485,815 240,750 245,070
  French 500,270 235,620 264,655 5,875 2,770 3,100
  English and French 84,230 39,330 44,895 2,360 1,160 1,205
  Neither English nor French 292,980 115,860 177,115 7,750 3,130 4,620
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 542,390 255,285 287,100 7,050 3,355 3,700
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 4.3 4.1 4.4 1.4 1.4 1.5
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730 501,800 247,810 253,985
  Single responses 12,156,790 5,936,965 6,219,825 484,965 239,535 245,430
    English 10,044,810 4,930,610 5,114,200 423,620 209,565 214,055
    French 284,115 133,495 150,620 1,725 810 915
    Non-official languages 1,827,870 872,860 955,010 59,620 29,160 30,460
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5,935 3,000 2,930 0 0 0
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 1,920 950 970 0 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 80 20 60 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 10 5 5 0 0 0
        Ojibway 2,855 1,510 1,345 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 1,065 505 555 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,811,985 864,990 946,995 59,085 28,900 30,190
        African languages, n.i.e. 1,405 675 730 165 80 85
        Afrikaans 775 385 390 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi) 5,305 2,390 2,915 20 10 10
        Albanian 10,055 5,075 4,980 530 270 260
        Amharic 5,280 2,400 2,880 390 195 200
        Arabic 76,410 38,095 38,315 2,690 1,320 1,370
        Armenian 7,375 3,435 3,940 225 105 120
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 885 420 465 35 15 20
        Bengali 26,895 13,495 13,405 435 225 210
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 40 20 20 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 2,045 895 1,150 15 5 5
        Bosnian 3,525 1,765 1,760 310 165 145
        Bulgarian 5,165 2,535 2,630 80 40 35
        Burmese 885 425 460 90 45 40
        Cantonese 147,795 68,295 79,500 820 400 420
        Chinese, n.o.s. 135,665 64,765 70,895 3,270 1,635 1,635
        Creoles 4,720 2,120 2,600 40 15 25
        Croatian 13,185 6,320 6,865 1,035 500 535
        Czech 4,325 2,055 2,265 265 125 140
        Danish 335 170 170 35 15 15
        Dutch 5,395 2,535 2,855 420 190 230
        Estonian 1,260 475 785 25 5 15
        Finnish 2,280 1,005 1,270 20 10 15
        Flemish 230 105 130 5 0 5
        Fukien 1,045 495 550 5 0 5
        German 39,180 18,925 20,255 6,375 3,065 3,310
        Greek 23,590 11,185 12,405 575 270 305
        Gujarati 42,445 20,860 21,585 1,380 690 690
        Hakka 1,595 740 855 0 0 0
        Hebrew 5,240 2,630 2,610 55 25 30
        Hindi 24,650 12,200 12,450 535 280 260
        Hungarian 15,440 7,260 8,175 615 310 305
        Ilocano 2,920 1,170 1,745 15 10 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 1,175 590 590 95 40 60
        Italian 88,835 39,140 49,695 450 210 240
        Japanese 5,765 2,535 3,235 220 105 110
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,065 1,860 2,205 160 85 75
        Korean 47,245 22,575 24,675 1,070 535 530
        Kurdish 3,580 1,835 1,745 325 170 155
        Lao 2,855 1,445 1,410 555 275 275
        Latvian 1,270 535 730 10 5 5
        Lingala 240 95 140 0 0 5
        Lithuanian 1,780 765 1,015 15 5 10
        Macedonian 7,290 3,495 3,795 125 60 65
        Malay 1,925 920 1,005 65 30 35
        Malayalam 5,315 2,665 2,645 190 95 95
        Maltese 1,295 625 670 10 5 5
        Mandarin 96,610 46,980 49,630 2,360 1,190 1,165
        Marathi 1,980 1,015 965 65 35 35
        Nepali 2,480 1,260 1,220 20 10 10
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,830 870 960 30 15 20
        Norwegian 120 50 75 5 5 0
        Oromo 1,040 490 545 50 20 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 124,100 62,105 61,995 2,575 1,250 1,330
        Pashto 5,765 2,875 2,890 585 295 290
        Persian (Farsi) 69,200 33,860 35,335 2,205 1,125 1,080
        Polish 60,730 28,490 32,240 2,490 1,215 1,280
        Portuguese 70,210 33,690 36,520 4,470 2,090 2,380
        Romanian 22,845 10,960 11,880 3,055 1,490 1,570
        Rundi (Kirundi) 375 180 195 10 5 5
        Russian 64,425 30,385 34,045 970 465 500
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 395 165 230 10 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10,360 4,980 5,375 160 75 85
        Serbian 26,000 12,665 13,335 3,810 1,880 1,925
        Serbo-Croatian 2,500 1,220 1,285 330 165 165
        Shanghainese 660 300 365 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 2,650 1,535 1,115 90 50 40
        Sindhi 2,835 1,265 1,565 85 45 40
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 4,480 2,195 2,280 80 40 40
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 1,410 710 695 95 50 50
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 565 265 300 140 75 65
        Slovak 3,185 1,485 1,700 180 85 100
        Slovenian 1,815 830 990 70 35 40
        Somali 15,450 6,520 8,935 480 230 245
        Spanish 106,735 51,645 55,085 4,720 2,265 2,455
        Swahili 2,025 940 1,080 70 30 40
        Swedish 410 200 210 40 20 15
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 65,225 27,135 38,095 445 200 245
        Taiwanese 1,495 710 785 35 20 15
        Tamil 83,645 40,665 42,980 370 190 180
        Telugu 3,820 1,955 1,870 160 85 75
        Thai 1,320 650 675 55 25 30
        Tibetan languages 3,200 1,615 1,585 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 3,075 1,390 1,680 285 140 145
        Turkish 10,395 5,265 5,135 420 215 200
        Ukrainian 15,240 6,810 8,425 240 100 140
        Urdu 83,520 41,750 41,770 1,755 895 860
        Vietnamese 47,355 22,240 25,120 2,295 1,110 1,185
        Yiddish 530 260 275 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 9,950 4,865 5,085 535 265 270
  Multiple responses         565,270 273,370 291,895 16,835 8,275 8,560
    English and French 37,955 17,250 20,705 585 250 340
    English and non-official language 509,105 248,050 261,055 15,880 7,855 8,025
    French and non-official language 6,370 2,855 3,520 80 35 45
    English, French and non-official language 11,845 5,225 6,620 285 130 150
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,725 501,795 247,810 253,990
  None 10,611,255 5,199,975 5,411,280 438,135 216,745 221,395
  Single responses  2,066,620 989,785 1,076,835 62,475 30,495 31,980
    English  848,410 416,070 432,340 25,505 12,775 12,730
    French  227,040 101,685 125,355 4,450 1,905 2,555
    Non-official languages  991,165 472,030 519,140 32,520 15,825 16,700
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 10,750 4,985 5,770 30 10 20
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  2,120 980 1,140 0 0 0
        Dene  15 10 10 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  220 85 135 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  50 20 30 0 0 0
        Ojibway  6,505 3,030 3,470 25 5 15
        Oji-Cree  1,840 870 970 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 966,445 460,560 505,885 31,905 15,515 16,390
        African languages, n.i.e 1,340 675 665 80 35 45
        Afrikaans  1,285 630 660 60 30 30
        Akan (Twi)  4,585 2,195 2,390 25 15 10
        Albanian  4,625 2,315 2,310 165 90 85
        Amharic  3,085 1,430 1,655 185 95 90
        Arabic  45,670 24,305 21,360 1,440 785 655
        Armenian  3,700 1,785 1,910 140 70 65
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,490 675 810 25 15 15
        Bengali  8,115 4,155 3,960 180 100 80
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  50 25 20 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  1,600 585 1,010 15 5 10
        Bosnian  1,790 875 915 160 85 75
        Bulgarian  2,240 1,050 1,185 40 30 20
        Burmese  405 200 205 25 15 15
        Cantonese  41,885 19,995 21,890 490 250 240
        Chinese, n.o.s.  35,080 16,715 18,365 980 490 485
        Creoles  7,720 3,355 4,370 75 35 40
        Croatian  13,060 6,290 6,770 725 360 365
        Czech  3,765 1,645 2,115 300 135 165
        Danish  1,690 740 950 65 30 40
        Dutch  18,365 8,275 10,095 620 270 345
        Estonian  1,850 785 1,065 40 10 25
        Finnish  3,725 1,530 2,195 50 25 20
        Flemish  590 230 355 10 0 5
        Fukien  1,440 695 750 5 0 5
        German  44,850 20,385 24,470 4,295 1,960 2,335
        Greek  29,400 14,815 14,580 660 325 330
        Gujarati  17,855 8,935 8,915 525 255 270
        Hakka  1,010 480 530 5 0 0
        Hebrew  8,795 4,415 4,380 60 25 30
        Hindi  31,720 16,115 15,605 770 410 360
        Hungarian  11,610 5,225 6,380 505 230 275
        Ilocano  2,215 830 1,385 20 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,050 550 505 35 20 10
        Italian  100,275 49,240 51,035 725 350 375
        Japanese  5,765 2,425 3,350 155 70 90
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,105 985 1,120 60 30 25
        Korean  11,915 5,615 6,300 275 145 130
        Kurdish  1,355 730 625 100 50 50
        Lao  1,600 815 785 310 160 145
        Latvian  1,525 620 900 25 10 10
        Lingala  1,220 505 715 10 5 10
        Lithuanian  1,685 675 1,010 20 5 10
        Macedonian  5,710 2,780 2,930 60 35 25
        Malay  2,010 875 1,135 75 30 40
        Malayalam  4,210 2,120 2,085 115 65 50
        Maltese  2,270 1,045 1,225 20 10 10
        Mandarin  22,435 10,105 12,330 625 295 330
        Marathi  1,255 620 640 40 30 15
        Nepali  655 325 335 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 4,890 2,350 2,540 75 40 40
        Norwegian  475 205 265 20 10 10
        Oromo  450 235 225 30 20 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  36,175 18,600 17,575 850 440 415
        Pashto  1,565 845 715 135 80 55
        Persian (Farsi)  19,325 10,130 9,195 400 215 185
        Polish  36,540 16,475 20,070 1,555 735 815
        Portuguese  56,065 27,195 28,865 3,855 1,895 1,955
        Romanian  11,640 5,370 6,265 1,570 755 810
        Rundi (Kirundi)  535 225 310 5 0 5
        Russian  20,915 9,535 11,380 395 190 210
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  555 220 335 15 10 5
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,145 1,560 1,585 60 30 30
        Serbian  11,025 5,500 5,525 825 400 420
        Serbo-Croatian  1,355 675 675 145 75 75
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 5 0 5
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,530 620 905 60 30 30
        Sindhi  2,660 1,255 1,410 60 25 35
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  4,160 2,055 2,105 70 40 30
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 175 85 95 10 5 10
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 570 280 295 30 15 15
        Slovak  2,965 1,305 1,665 175 75 100
        Slovenian  2,445 1,075 1,370 90 40 45
        Somali  7,410 3,415 4,000 160 70 90
        Spanish  64,810 31,120 33,695 2,795 1,355 1,440
        Swahili  3,240 1,485 1,755 85 50 40
        Swedish  1,240 520 720 40 20 20
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  48,070 17,385 30,690 515 160 355
        Taiwanese  1,050 480 570 20 10 10
        Tamil  23,860 11,970 11,885 240 130 110
        Telugu  1,730 910 820 90 45 45
        Thai  1,120 375 745 50 20 30
        Tibetan languages  445 235 210 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  1,945 930 1,015 130 60 70
        Turkish  4,610 2,460 2,150 295 145 140
        Ukrainian  12,170 5,285 6,880 190 75 115
        Urdu  34,535 17,635 16,895 840 420 415
        Vietnamese  15,425 7,320 8,105 645 325 325
        Yiddish  1,540 660 875 10 5 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 13,970 6,485 7,490 585 295 290
  Multiple responses          44,190 20,580 23,610 1,185 570 620
    English and French  6,970 3,210 3,760 155 75 85
    English and non-official language  15,600 7,690 7,910 460 240 220
    French and non-official language  21,270 9,505 11,765 555 255 305
    English, French and non-official language  350 170 180 10 5 5

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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.

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Footnote 5

Median age

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

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

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

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

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

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

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

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

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

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

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

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

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

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

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Footnote 13

Other family households

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

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

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

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

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

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

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

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

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

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

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

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

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

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

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

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

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

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

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Footnote 22

Other languages

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

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

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

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Ontario (Code 35) and Waterloo, Ontario (Code 3530) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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