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Characteristic Ontario Data quality note(s)

(Province)
Waterloo, CY
Ontario
(Census subdivision)
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 98,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 12,160,282  ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 5,308,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,984 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 4,887,508 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,517 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 14.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,542.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 908,607.67 ...Data not available ...Data not available 64.02 ...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 98,780 48,875 49,905
0 to 4 years 704,260 360,590 343,670 4,985 2,550 2,435
5 to 9 years 712,755 365,290 347,465 5,765 2,920 2,845
10 to 14 years 763,755 391,630 372,125 6,025 3,090 2,940
15 to 19 years 863,635 443,680 419,950 7,225 3,725 3,500
15 years 168,840 86,700 82,140 1,365 705 665
16 years 172,840 89,195 83,645 1,390 765 625
17 years 171,405 88,230 83,170 1,300 625 680
18 years 173,930 89,225 84,705 1,380 710 675
19 years 176,620 90,330 86,290 1,785 930 855
20 to 24 years 852,910 432,490 420,415 9,465 5,145 4,320
25 to 29 years 815,120 400,045 415,075 6,750 3,580 3,175
30 to 34 years 800,365 383,340 417,030 6,000 3,050 2,955
35 to 39 years 844,335 405,845 438,485 6,410 3,105 3,310
40 to 44 years 924,075 447,920 476,155 7,295 3,500 3,795
45 to 49 years 1,055,880 517,510 538,370 7,915 3,835 4,080
50 to 54 years 1,006,140 492,560 513,580 7,420 3,610 3,810
55 to 59 years 864,620 418,755 445,865 6,100 2,935 3,170
60 to 64 years 765,655 370,370 395,275 4,990 2,380 2,615
65 to 69 years 563,485 270,875 292,610 3,640 1,725 1,920
70 to 74 years 440,780 206,350 234,435 2,795 1,320 1,475
75 to 79 years 356,150 161,345 194,805 2,340 1,060 1,280
80 to 84 years 271,510 113,620 157,890 1,895 785 1,105
85 years and over 246,400 80,925 165,475 1,750 565 1,185
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.4 39.4 41.3 37.6 35.7 39.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.0 82.2 83.9 83.0 82.5 83.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 10,671,050 5,145,630 5,525,420 82,000 40,315 41,685
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,158,605 3,078,940 3,079,665 47,835 23,895 23,940
Married (and not separated) 5,367,400 2,681,320 2,686,075 42,805 21,385 21,420
Living common law 791,210 397,620 393,590 5,030 2,510 2,515
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,512,440 2,066,690 2,445,750 34,165 16,420 17,745
Single (never legally married) 2,985,020 1,583,760 1,401,260 24,900 13,755 11,145
Separated 319,805 133,790 186,015 1,855 735 1,120
Divorced 593,730 231,160 362,570 3,555 1,195 2,365
Widowed 613,880 117,980 495,905 3,855 735 3,120
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 3,612,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 1,686,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 812,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 783,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 329,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 3,612,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,775 ...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 23,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 2,612,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,090,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,522,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 559,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 676,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 286,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 394,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 236,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 158,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 77,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 55,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 25,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 604,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 486,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 282,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 145,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 59,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 118,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 675 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 77,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 31,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 9,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 4,083,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 839,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 1,323,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 496,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 888,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 535,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 12,655,130 6,179,005 6,476,125 97,095 48,205 48,895
Number of persons not in census families 1,951,440 889,600 1,061,845 16,300 8,110 8,195
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 295,100 113,180 181,925 1,650 725 920
Living with non-relatives only 425,360 233,900 191,465 5,695 3,360 2,335
Living alone 1,230,980 542,525 688,455 8,955 4,020 4,935
Number of census family persons 10,703,690 5,289,410 5,414,280 80,795 40,090 40,700
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 11,310 5,115 6,190
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 563,605 155,405 408,200 3,430 820 2,605
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,130 22,345 82,785 485 90 390
Living with non-relatives only 30,835 14,715 16,125 150 50 100
Living alone 427,640 118,350 309,290 2,795 680 2,115
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 1,189,120 640,705 548,415 7,885 4,295 3,580
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 4,887,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 3,475,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 3,103,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 24,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 2,642,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,171,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 1,471,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 460,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 371,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 242,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 167,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available 350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 114,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 74,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 128,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 1,412,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 1,230,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 181,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 2,718,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 789,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 15,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 1,362,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 279,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 415,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 160,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 498,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 9,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20 ...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 37,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 1,230,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 1,584,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 803,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 783,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 310,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 174,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 12,655,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,095 ...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 97,980 48,580 49,400
  Single responses  12,434,770 6,071,955 6,362,815 96,405 47,800 48,605
    English  8,677,040 4,276,970 4,400,065 71,425 35,385 36,035
    French  493,300 232,785 260,510 1,065 510 555
    Non-official languages  3,264,435 1,562,190 1,702,240 23,915 11,900 12,015
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 15,625 7,315 8,305 0 0 0
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  3,930 1,835 2,095 0 0 0
        Dene  20 5 10 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  300 85 215 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  70 20 45 5 5 0
        Ojibway  8,255 3,925 4,330 5 0 0
        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 23,665 11,770 11,895
        African languages, n.i.e 3,080 1,585 1,495 20 10 10
        Afrikaans  2,060 1,030 1,030 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi)  9,680 4,565 5,115 20 10 10
        Albanian  17,440 8,870 8,565 45 25 20
        Amharic  9,190 4,295 4,895 60 25 30
        Arabic  133,390 69,890 63,500 1,255 670 585
        Armenian  13,070 6,330 6,740 110 55 60
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,040 1,445 1,595 20 15 10
        Bengali  38,685 19,745 18,935 240 140 105
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  120 70 60 10 5 0
        Bisayan languages  6,380 2,395 3,985 5 0 0
        Bosnian  6,140 3,045 3,095 45 20 25
        Bulgarian  9,015 4,390 4,625 55 30 25
        Burmese  1,400 685 715 0 0 5
        Cantonese  186,870 87,020 99,850 635 320 310
        Chinese, n.o.s.  195,120 92,170 102,950 2,675 1,335 1,345
        Creoles  9,650 4,355 5,295 15 5 5
        Croatian  33,830 16,505 17,320 255 120 130
        Czech  12,115 5,675 6,440 150 65 90
        Danish  4,745 2,230 2,515 70 30 35
        Dutch  58,135 28,150 29,985 370 165 200
        Estonian  5,025 2,170 2,850 30 15 15
        Finnish  11,350 4,905 6,450 40 25 20
        Flemish  2,710 1,180 1,530 20 10 10
        Fukien  3,410 1,620 1,795 5 0 0
        German  140,315 65,815 74,500 2,740 1,270 1,470
        Greek  56,890 28,455 28,435 350 180 175
        Gujarati  68,105 34,110 33,995 335 160 170
        Hakka  3,535 1,685 1,850 10 5 5
        Hebrew  11,415 6,085 5,330 45 20 25
        Hindi  47,645 23,880 23,765 445 235 210
        Hungarian  41,010 19,455 21,555 315 155 160
        Ilocano  8,050 2,990 5,060 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 2,845 1,520 1,330 20 10 10
        Italian  251,330 123,830 127,505 320 165 150
        Japanese  12,215 4,415 7,800 150 65 80
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,210 3,345 3,860 15 5 5
        Korean  64,080 30,065 34,015 875 460 415
        Kurdish  5,760 3,100 2,660 65 40 25
        Lao  5,350 2,620 2,730 120 50 70
        Latvian  4,640 1,970 2,670 25 5 15
        Lingala  755 325 430 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  5,600 2,375 3,230 30 15 15
        Macedonian  16,305 7,930 8,370 45 25 15
        Malay  5,305 2,395 2,910 75 30 40
        Malayalam  10,745 5,460 5,285 85 45 40
        Maltese  5,830 2,930 2,905 5 5 0
        Mandarin  118,390 55,825 62,565 1,890 950 940
        Marathi  4,155 2,135 2,025 65 35 35
        Nepali  3,640 1,850 1,795 10 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5,780 2,925 2,860 10 10 5
        Norwegian  1,060 465 595 10 0 5
        Oromo  1,770 890 875 15 5 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  173,975 88,090 85,885 770 390 380
        Pashto  8,165 4,200 3,965 65 35 30
        Persian (Farsi)  98,905 50,110 48,790 975 535 445
        Polish  128,440 58,835 69,600 1,060 515 540
        Portuguese  147,725 71,605 76,125 420 200 220
        Romanian  41,980 19,835 22,140 730 350 380
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,035 455 580 0 0 0
        Russian  93,080 42,590 50,490 675 340 340
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,120 450 670 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 14,930 7,345 7,590 20 15 10
        Serbian  41,910 20,750 21,165 745 375 370
        Serbo-Croatian  5,250 2,565 2,685 100 55 50
        Shanghainese  1,410 585 830 10 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,580 835 745 5 0 5
        Sindhi  6,530 3,055 3,475 45 30 20
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  9,335 4,555 4,780 95 40 55
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 1,780 900 875 5 5 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 2,005 1,000 1,005 45 20 25
        Slovak  10,250 4,665 5,585 105 50 55
        Slovenian  7,505 3,475 4,030 40 20 20
        Somali  22,685 9,750 12,930 120 60 60
        Spanish  178,335 85,410 92,915 1,090 520 570
        Swahili  4,745 2,255 2,490 25 15 10
        Swedish  2,505 1,060 1,440 45 25 15
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  140,805 53,595 87,210 240 75 160
        Taiwanese  3,020 1,390 1,625 50 25 25
        Tamil  111,060 54,760 56,300 245 130 110
        Telugu  6,730 3,525 3,205 145 80 65
        Thai  2,915 995 1,915 20 10 15
        Tibetan languages  3,965 2,005 1,960 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  5,560 2,605 2,955 15 5 10
        Turkish  16,615 8,755 7,865 225 125 100
        Ukrainian  41,455 18,275 23,185 180 80 100
        Urdu  128,730 65,470 63,260 730 380 350
        Vietnamese  65,915 30,920 34,990 390 190 195
        Yiddish  5,105 2,350 2,760 5 0 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 26,410 12,725 13,690 250 130 120
  Multiple responses          287,290 138,385 148,910 1,580 780 795
    English and French  46,605 21,805 24,795 235 100 135
    English and non-official language  219,425 106,790 112,635 1,250 635 610
    French and non-official language  13,645 6,285 7,365 55 25 30
    English, French and non-official language 7,615 3,495 4,115 40 20 20
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 97,980 48,580 49,400
  English only 10,984,360 5,445,050 5,539,310 87,915 44,260 43,655
  French only 42,980 18,805 24,175 50 20 25
  English and French 1,395,805 627,725 768,085 8,735 3,770 4,965
  Neither English nor French 298,920 118,765 180,155 1,285 530 755
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 97,980 48,580 49,400
  English 11,844,580 5,819,520 6,025,055 94,990 47,205 47,780
  French 500,270 235,620 264,655 1,085 525 560
  English and French 84,230 39,330 44,895 660 340 320
  Neither English nor French 292,980 115,860 177,115 1,250 510 740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 542,390 255,285 287,100 1,415 695 720
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 97,980 48,575 49,400
  Single responses 12,156,790 5,936,965 6,219,825 94,795 47,010 47,785
    English 10,044,810 4,930,610 5,114,200 82,100 40,660 41,440
    French 284,115 133,495 150,620 365 185 185
    Non-official languages 1,827,870 872,860 955,010 12,325 6,170 6,160
      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 12,210 6,110 6,100
        African languages, n.i.e. 1,405 675 730 0 0 5
        Afrikaans 775 385 390 10 5 5
        Akan (Twi) 5,305 2,390 2,915 5 0 5
        Albanian 10,055 5,075 4,980 20 10 10
        Amharic 5,280 2,400 2,880 30 15 15
        Arabic 76,410 38,095 38,315 700 355 350
        Armenian 7,375 3,435 3,940 60 30 35
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 885 420 465 5 5 5
        Bengali 26,895 13,495 13,405 150 80 65
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 40 20 20 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 2,045 895 1,150 0 0 0
        Bosnian 3,525 1,765 1,760 20 10 10
        Bulgarian 5,165 2,535 2,630 25 20 10
        Burmese 885 425 460 0 0 0
        Cantonese 147,795 68,295 79,500 350 180 175
        Chinese, n.o.s. 135,665 64,765 70,895 1,845 915 930
        Creoles 4,720 2,120 2,600 5 0 5
        Croatian 13,185 6,320 6,865 85 40 45
        Czech 4,325 2,055 2,265 50 20 30
        Danish 335 170 170 20 10 15
        Dutch 5,395 2,535 2,855 40 15 25
        Estonian 1,260 475 785 0 0 0
        Finnish 2,280 1,005 1,270 5 5 5
        Flemish 230 105 130 0 0 0
        Fukien 1,045 495 550 0 0 0
        German 39,180 18,925 20,255 485 215 275
        Greek 23,590 11,185 12,405 130 60 70
        Gujarati 42,445 20,860 21,585 155 70 80
        Hakka 1,595 740 855 0 0 0
        Hebrew 5,240 2,630 2,610 30 15 15
        Hindi 24,650 12,200 12,450 180 95 85
        Hungarian 15,440 7,260 8,175 100 50 50
        Ilocano 2,920 1,170 1,745 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 1,175 590 590 15 5 10
        Italian 88,835 39,140 49,695 65 25 35
        Japanese 5,765 2,535 3,235 85 40 45
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,065 1,860 2,205 5 5 0
        Korean 47,245 22,575 24,675 620 325 295
        Kurdish 3,580 1,835 1,745 40 25 15
        Lao 2,855 1,445 1,410 65 25 35
        Latvian 1,270 535 730 0 5 0
        Lingala 240 95 140 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 1,780 765 1,015 0 0 0
        Macedonian 7,290 3,495 3,795 25 15 10
        Malay 1,925 920 1,005 25 10 15
        Malayalam 5,315 2,665 2,645 45 25 20
        Maltese 1,295 625 670 0 0 0
        Mandarin 96,610 46,980 49,630 1,475 745 730
        Marathi 1,980 1,015 965 20 10 10
        Nepali 2,480 1,260 1,220 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,830 870 960 5 5 0
        Norwegian 120 50 75 0 0 0
        Oromo 1,040 490 545 10 5 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 124,100 62,105 61,995 470 225 240
        Pashto 5,765 2,875 2,890 50 25 25
        Persian (Farsi) 69,200 33,860 35,335 710 380 335
        Polish 60,730 28,490 32,240 480 250 230
        Portuguese 70,210 33,690 36,520 165 80 85
        Romanian 22,845 10,960 11,880 330 170 160
        Rundi (Kirundi) 375 180 195 5 0 5
        Russian 64,425 30,385 34,045 420 210 210
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 395 165 230 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10,360 4,980 5,375 10 5 5
        Serbian 26,000 12,665 13,335 515 255 260
        Serbo-Croatian 2,500 1,220 1,285 40 20 20
        Shanghainese 660 300 365 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 2,650 1,535 1,115 20 15 10
        Sindhi 2,835 1,265 1,565 20 10 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 4,480 2,195 2,280 40 20 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 1,410 710 695 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 565 265 300 20 10 10
        Slovak 3,185 1,485 1,700 20 10 10
        Slovenian 1,815 830 990 5 5 5
        Somali 15,450 6,520 8,935 75 35 35
        Spanish 106,735 51,645 55,085 620 295 325
        Swahili 2,025 940 1,080 10 5 5
        Swedish 410 200 210 25 10 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 65,225 27,135 38,095 70 30 40
        Taiwanese 1,495 710 785 20 15 10
        Tamil 83,645 40,665 42,980 120 65 50
        Telugu 3,820 1,955 1,870 75 40 35
        Thai 1,320 650 675 10 5 5
        Tibetan languages 3,200 1,615 1,585 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 3,075 1,390 1,680 10 5 5
        Turkish 10,395 5,265 5,135 100 55 45
        Ukrainian 15,240 6,810 8,425 55 25 35
        Urdu 83,520 41,750 41,770 415 220 195
        Vietnamese 47,355 22,240 25,120 255 125 130
        Yiddish 530 260 275 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 9,950 4,865 5,085 115 55 55
  Multiple responses         565,270 273,370 291,895 3,185 1,570 1,615
    English and French 37,955 17,250 20,705 120 45 75
    English and non-official language 509,105 248,050 261,055 2,985 1,485 1,500
    French and non-official language 6,370 2,855 3,520 15 5 5
    English, French and non-official language 11,845 5,225 6,620 70 35 35
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,725 97,980 48,580 49,405
  None 10,611,255 5,199,975 5,411,280 83,290 41,235 42,055
  Single responses  2,066,620 989,785 1,076,835 14,400 7,195 7,205
    English  848,410 416,070 432,340 6,070 3,105 2,965
    French  227,040 101,685 125,355 940 410 530
    Non-official languages  991,165 472,030 519,140 7,390 3,685 3,705
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 10,750 4,985 5,770 15 10 10
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  2,120 980 1,140 5 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 15 10 10
        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 7,265 3,625 3,645
        African languages, n.i.e 1,340 675 665 5 0 5
        Afrikaans  1,285 630 660 15 10 10
        Akan (Twi)  4,585 2,195 2,390 15 5 10
        Albanian  4,625 2,315 2,310 20 5 10
        Amharic  3,085 1,430 1,655 25 15 10
        Arabic  45,670 24,305 21,360 430 250 185
        Armenian  3,700 1,785 1,910 40 15 25
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,490 675 810 0 0 0
        Bengali  8,115 4,155 3,960 70 45 25
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  50 25 20 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages  1,600 585 1,010 0 0 0
        Bosnian  1,790 875 915 25 10 15
        Bulgarian  2,240 1,050 1,185 20 10 10
        Burmese  405 200 205 0 0 0
        Cantonese  41,885 19,995 21,890 210 110 105
        Chinese, n.o.s.  35,080 16,715 18,365 545 280 265
        Creoles  7,720 3,355 4,370 10 5 5
        Croatian  13,060 6,290 6,770 105 50 55
        Czech  3,765 1,645 2,115 65 25 35
        Danish  1,690 740 950 20 10 10
        Dutch  18,365 8,275 10,095 85 35 45
        Estonian  1,850 785 1,065 10 5 5
        Finnish  3,725 1,530 2,195 15 5 10
        Flemish  590 230 355 0 0 0
        Fukien  1,440 695 750 0 0 0
        German  44,850 20,385 24,470 955 430 525
        Greek  29,400 14,815 14,580 180 90 85
        Gujarati  17,855 8,935 8,915 115 55 65
        Hakka  1,010 480 530 5 5 5
        Hebrew  8,795 4,415 4,380 30 15 15
        Hindi  31,720 16,115 15,605 315 175 140
        Hungarian  11,610 5,225 6,380 75 40 40
        Ilocano  2,215 830 1,385 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,050 550 505 10 10 5
        Italian  100,275 49,240 51,035 115 55 60
        Japanese  5,765 2,425 3,350 55 25 30
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,105 985 1,120 5 0 0
        Korean  11,915 5,615 6,300 150 85 65
        Kurdish  1,355 730 625 10 5 5
        Lao  1,600 815 785 35 15 15
        Latvian  1,525 620 900 5 0 0
        Lingala  1,220 505 715 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  1,685 675 1,010 5 0 5
        Macedonian  5,710 2,780 2,930 5 0 0
        Malay  2,010 875 1,135 25 10 10
        Malayalam  4,210 2,120 2,085 35 20 15
        Maltese  2,270 1,045 1,225 5 0 0
        Mandarin  22,435 10,105 12,330 395 190 205
        Marathi  1,255 620 640 25 15 10
        Nepali  655 325 335 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 4,890 2,350 2,540 30 15 15
        Norwegian  475 205 265 10 5 5
        Oromo  450 235 225 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  36,175 18,600 17,575 215 120 95
        Pashto  1,565 845 715 15 5 10
        Persian (Farsi)  19,325 10,130 9,195 165 90 75
        Polish  36,540 16,475 20,070 290 130 160
        Portuguese  56,065 27,195 28,865 150 75 70
        Romanian  11,640 5,370 6,265 225 105 120
        Rundi (Kirundi)  535 225 310 0 0 0
        Russian  20,915 9,535 11,380 160 90 75
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  555 220 335 0 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,145 1,560 1,585 15 10 5
        Serbian  11,025 5,500 5,525 145 70 80
        Serbo-Croatian  1,355 675 675 30 15 10
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,530 620 905 5 5 0
        Sindhi  2,660 1,255 1,410 15 5 10
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  4,160 2,055 2,105 40 25 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 175 85 95 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 570 280 295 5 0 0
        Slovak  2,965 1,305 1,665 40 20 20
        Slovenian  2,445 1,075 1,370 10 5 5
        Somali  7,410 3,415 4,000 30 15 15
        Spanish  64,810 31,120 33,695 495 235 255
        Swahili  3,240 1,485 1,755 25 10 10
        Swedish  1,240 520 720 20 5 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  48,070 17,385 30,690 130 45 90
        Taiwanese  1,050 480 570 10 5 5
        Tamil  23,860 11,970 11,885 115 65 50
        Telugu  1,730 910 820 65 30 35
        Thai  1,120 375 745 20 10 10
        Tibetan languages  445 235 210 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  1,945 930 1,015 5 0 5
        Turkish  4,610 2,460 2,150 95 50 45
        Ukrainian  12,170 5,285 6,880 35 15 25
        Urdu  34,535 17,635 16,895 255 135 120
        Vietnamese  15,425 7,320 8,105 95 55 40
        Yiddish  1,540 660 875 5 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 13,970 6,485 7,490 105 50 55
  Multiple responses          44,190 20,580 23,610 290 145 145
    English and French  6,970 3,210 3,760 40 25 15
    English and non-official language  15,600 7,690 7,910 125 65 60
    French and non-official language  21,270 9,505 11,765 120 50 65
    English, French and non-official language  350 170 180 5 0 0

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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. Ontario (Code 35) and Waterloo, Ontario (Code 3530016) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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