Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Census Profile

Data table

Data table

Select a table view
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)
Nova Scotia

(Province)
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 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 12,160,282  ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 5,308,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 4,887,508 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 14.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 908,607.67 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 12,851,820 6,263,140 6,588,685 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 704,260 360,590 343,670 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 712,755 365,290 347,465 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 763,755 391,630 372,125 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 863,635 443,680 419,950 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 168,840 86,700 82,140 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 172,840 89,195 83,645 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 171,405 88,230 83,170 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 173,930 89,225 84,705 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 176,620 90,330 86,290 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 852,910 432,490 420,415 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 815,120 400,045 415,075 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 800,365 383,340 417,030 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 844,335 405,845 438,485 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 924,075 447,920 476,155 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 1,055,880 517,510 538,370 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 1,006,140 492,560 513,580 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 864,620 418,755 445,865 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 765,655 370,370 395,275 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 563,485 270,875 292,610 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 440,780 206,350 234,435 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 356,150 161,345 194,805 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 271,510 113,620 157,890 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 246,400 80,925 165,475 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.4 39.4 41.3 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.0 82.2 83.9 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 10,671,050 5,145,630 5,525,420 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,158,605 3,078,940 3,079,665 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 5,367,400 2,681,320 2,686,075 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 791,210 397,620 393,590 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,512,440 2,066,690 2,445,750 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 2,985,020 1,583,760 1,401,260 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 319,805 133,790 186,015 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 593,730 231,160 362,570 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 613,880 117,980 495,905 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 3,612,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 1,686,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 812,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 783,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 329,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...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 270,065 ...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 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 2,612,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,090,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,522,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 559,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 676,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 286,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 394,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 236,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 158,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 77,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 55,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 25,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,190 ...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 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 486,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 282,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 145,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 59,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 118,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 77,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 31,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 9,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 4,083,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 839,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 1,323,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 496,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 888,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 535,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 12,655,130 6,179,005 6,476,125 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 1,951,440 889,600 1,061,845 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 295,100 113,180 181,925 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 425,360 233,900 191,465 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 1,230,980 542,525 688,455 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 10,703,690 5,289,410 5,414,280 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 1,752,725 796,110 956,615 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 563,605 155,405 408,200 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,130 22,345 82,785 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 30,835 14,715 16,125 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 427,640 118,350 309,290 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 1,189,120 640,705 548,415 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 4,887,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 3,475,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 3,103,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 2,642,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,171,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 1,471,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 460,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 371,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 242,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 167,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 114,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 74,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 128,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 1,412,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 1,230,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 181,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,030 ...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 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 2,718,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 789,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 15,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 1,362,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 279,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 415,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 160,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 498,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 9,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...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 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 1,230,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 1,584,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 803,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 783,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 310,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 174,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 12,655,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  12,434,770 6,071,955 6,362,815 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  8,677,040 4,276,970 4,400,065 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  493,300 232,785 260,510 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  3,264,435 1,562,190 1,702,240 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 15,625 7,315 8,305 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  3,930 1,835 2,095 25 15 15
        Dene  20 5 10 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  300 85 215 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  70 20 45 4,620 2,255 2,370
        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 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 3,080 1,585 1,495 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  2,060 1,030 1,030 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  9,680 4,565 5,115 50 25 30
        Albanian  17,440 8,870 8,565 245 130 120
        Amharic  9,190 4,295 4,895 150 80 70
        Arabic  133,390 69,890 63,500 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  13,070 6,330 6,740 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,040 1,445 1,595 100 55 45
        Bengali  38,685 19,745 18,935 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  120 70 60 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  6,380 2,395 3,985 85 30 55
        Bosnian  6,140 3,045 3,095 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  9,015 4,390 4,625 50 30 25
        Burmese  1,400 685 715 10 10 5
        Cantonese  186,870 87,020 99,850 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  195,120 92,170 102,950 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  9,650 4,355 5,295 45 20 25
        Croatian  33,830 16,505 17,320 210 110 100
        Czech  12,115 5,675 6,440 180 95 90
        Danish  4,745 2,230 2,515 175 95 85
        Dutch  58,135 28,150 29,985 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  5,025 2,170 2,850 55 25 25
        Finnish  11,350 4,905 6,450 95 40 50
        Flemish  2,710 1,180 1,530 30 10 15
        Fukien  3,410 1,620 1,795 15 10 10
        German  140,315 65,815 74,500 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  56,890 28,455 28,435 775 385 385
        Gujarati  68,105 34,110 33,995 105 60 50
        Hakka  3,535 1,685 1,850 0 5 0
        Hebrew  11,415 6,085 5,330 75 45 30
        Hindi  47,645 23,880 23,765 515 265 250
        Hungarian  41,010 19,455 21,555 280 130 150
        Ilocano  8,050 2,990 5,060 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 2,845 1,520 1,330 45 25 20
        Italian  251,330 123,830 127,505 790 445 345
        Japanese  12,215 4,415 7,800 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,210 3,345 3,860 5 5 5
        Korean  64,080 30,065 34,015 815 360 455
        Kurdish  5,760 3,100 2,660 70 45 30
        Lao  5,350 2,620 2,730 10 10 0
        Latvian  4,640 1,970 2,670 65 35 30
        Lingala  755 325 430 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  5,600 2,375 3,230 35 15 20
        Macedonian  16,305 7,930 8,370 15 5 5
        Malay  5,305 2,395 2,910 65 20 45
        Malayalam  10,745 5,460 5,285 115 55 55
        Maltese  5,830 2,930 2,905 20 10 5
        Mandarin  118,390 55,825 62,565 905 435 470
        Marathi  4,155 2,135 2,025 30 15 15
        Nepali  3,640 1,850 1,795 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5,780 2,925 2,860 110 60 45
        Norwegian  1,060 465 595 125 70 55
        Oromo  1,770 890 875 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  173,975 88,090 85,885 375 205 170
        Pashto  8,165 4,200 3,965 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  98,905 50,110 48,790 1,185 635 550
        Polish  128,440 58,835 69,600 825 385 440
        Portuguese  147,725 71,605 76,125 380 195 185
        Romanian  41,980 19,835 22,140 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,035 455 580 15 5 5
        Russian  93,080 42,590 50,490 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,120 450 670 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 14,930 7,345 7,590 15 10 10
        Serbian  41,910 20,750 21,165 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  5,250 2,565 2,685 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  1,410 585 830 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,580 835 745 120 60 60
        Sindhi  6,530 3,055 3,475 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  9,335 4,555 4,780 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 1,780 900 875 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 2,005 1,000 1,005 10 5 10
        Slovak  10,250 4,665 5,585 120 50 70
        Slovenian  7,505 3,475 4,030 30 15 15
        Somali  22,685 9,750 12,930 40 20 20
        Spanish  178,335 85,410 92,915 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  4,745 2,255 2,490 75 45 35
        Swedish  2,505 1,060 1,440 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  140,805 53,595 87,210 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  3,020 1,390 1,625 40 15 25
        Tamil  111,060 54,760 56,300 270 155 110
        Telugu  6,730 3,525 3,205 125 75 50
        Thai  2,915 995 1,915 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  3,965 2,005 1,960 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  5,560 2,605 2,955 55 30 30
        Turkish  16,615 8,755 7,865 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  41,455 18,275 23,185 300 130 165
        Urdu  128,730 65,470 63,260 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  65,915 30,920 34,990 450 220 230
        Yiddish  5,105 2,350 2,760 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 26,410 12,725 13,690 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          287,290 138,385 148,910 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  46,605 21,805 24,795 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  219,425 106,790 112,635 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  13,645 6,285 7,365 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 7,615 3,495 4,115 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 10,984,360 5,445,050 5,539,310 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 42,980 18,805 24,175 875 385 490
  English and French 1,395,805 627,725 768,085 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 298,920 118,765 180,155 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 11,844,580 5,819,520 6,025,055 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 500,270 235,620 264,655 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 84,230 39,330 44,895 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 292,980 115,860 177,115 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 542,390 255,285 287,100 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 4.3 4.1 4.4 3.3 3.4 3.3
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 6,511,730 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 12,156,790 5,936,965 6,219,825 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 10,044,810 4,930,610 5,114,200 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 284,115 133,495 150,620 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 1,827,870 872,860 955,010 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5,935 3,000 2,930 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 1,920 950 970 5 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 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 2,855 1,510 1,345 5 0 5
        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 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 1,405 675 730 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 775 385 390 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 5,305 2,390 2,915 10 10 5
        Albanian 10,055 5,075 4,980 125 60 60
        Amharic 5,280 2,400 2,880 70 35 35
        Arabic 76,410 38,095 38,315 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 7,375 3,435 3,940 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 885 420 465 10 5 10
        Bengali 26,895 13,495 13,405 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 40 20 20 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 2,045 895 1,150 30 15 15
        Bosnian 3,525 1,765 1,760 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 5,165 2,535 2,630 10 5 10
        Burmese 885 425 460 5 5 5
        Cantonese 147,795 68,295 79,500 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 135,665 64,765 70,895 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 4,720 2,120 2,600 30 10 15
        Croatian 13,185 6,320 6,865 75 40 35
        Czech 4,325 2,055 2,265 45 20 25
        Danish 335 170 170 15 5 10
        Dutch 5,395 2,535 2,855 190 85 105
        Estonian 1,260 475 785 5 0 5
        Finnish 2,280 1,005 1,270 10 5 0
        Flemish 230 105 130 0 0 5
        Fukien 1,045 495 550 5 0 0
        German 39,180 18,925 20,255 1,170 565 605
        Greek 23,590 11,185 12,405 270 115 150
        Gujarati 42,445 20,860 21,585 50 25 25
        Hakka 1,595 740 855 0 0 0
        Hebrew 5,240 2,630 2,610 25 15 10
        Hindi 24,650 12,200 12,450 215 110 105
        Hungarian 15,440 7,260 8,175 65 30 30
        Ilocano 2,920 1,170 1,745 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 1,175 590 590 20 5 10
        Italian 88,835 39,140 49,695 170 75 95
        Japanese 5,765 2,535 3,235 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,065 1,860 2,205 5 0 0
        Korean 47,245 22,575 24,675 560 265 295
        Kurdish 3,580 1,835 1,745 55 35 20
        Lao 2,855 1,445 1,410 0 0 0
        Latvian 1,270 535 730 15 10 10
        Lingala 240 95 140 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 1,780 765 1,015 5 5 5
        Macedonian 7,290 3,495 3,795 5 0 5
        Malay 1,925 920 1,005 20 10 10
        Malayalam 5,315 2,665 2,645 35 20 20
        Maltese 1,295 625 670 0 0 0
        Mandarin 96,610 46,980 49,630 660 340 320
        Marathi 1,980 1,015 965 25 15 10
        Nepali 2,480 1,260 1,220 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,830 870 960 30 10 15
        Norwegian 120 50 75 20 10 10
        Oromo 1,040 490 545 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 124,100 62,105 61,995 180 95 80
        Pashto 5,765 2,875 2,890 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 69,200 33,860 35,335 935 480 455
        Polish 60,730 28,490 32,240 255 125 130
        Portuguese 70,210 33,690 36,520 120 55 60
        Romanian 22,845 10,960 11,880 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 375 180 195 10 5 0
        Russian 64,425 30,385 34,045 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 395 165 230 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10,360 4,980 5,375 10 10 5
        Serbian 26,000 12,665 13,335 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 2,500 1,220 1,285 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 660 300 365 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 2,650 1,535 1,115 195 110 85
        Sindhi 2,835 1,265 1,565 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 4,480 2,195 2,280 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 1,410 710 695 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 565 265 300 5 0 5
        Slovak 3,185 1,485 1,700 30 10 20
        Slovenian 1,815 830 990 5 0 0
        Somali 15,450 6,520 8,935 20 5 10
        Spanish 106,735 51,645 55,085 775 390 385
        Swahili 2,025 940 1,080 20 10 15
        Swedish 410 200 210 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 65,225 27,135 38,095 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 1,495 710 785 15 10 5
        Tamil 83,645 40,665 42,980 130 80 50
        Telugu 3,820 1,955 1,870 55 30 25
        Thai 1,320 650 675 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 3,200 1,615 1,585 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 3,075 1,390 1,680 25 15 10
        Turkish 10,395 5,265 5,135 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 15,240 6,810 8,425 25 5 20
        Urdu 83,520 41,750 41,770 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 47,355 22,240 25,120 280 145 135
        Yiddish 530 260 275 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 9,950 4,865 5,085 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         565,270 273,370 291,895 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 37,955 17,250 20,705 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 509,105 248,050 261,055 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 6,370 2,855 3,520 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 11,845 5,225 6,620 180 85 90
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 6,511,725 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 10,611,255 5,199,975 5,411,280 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  2,066,620 989,785 1,076,835 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  848,410 416,070 432,340 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  227,040 101,685 125,355 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  991,165 472,030 519,140 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 10,750 4,985 5,770 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  2,120 980 1,140 10 5 5
        Dene  15 10 10 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  220 85 135 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  50 20 30 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  6,505 3,030 3,470 10 5 5
        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 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 1,340 675 665 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  1,285 630 660 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  4,585 2,195 2,390 35 20 20
        Albanian  4,625 2,315 2,310 95 45 45
        Amharic  3,085 1,430 1,655 40 25 20
        Arabic  45,670 24,305 21,360 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  3,700 1,785 1,910 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,490 675 810 45 25 25
        Bengali  8,115 4,155 3,960 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  50 25 20 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  1,600 585 1,010 15 5 10
        Bosnian  1,790 875 915 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  2,240 1,050 1,185 25 15 10
        Burmese  405 200 205 5 0 0
        Cantonese  41,885 19,995 21,890 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  35,080 16,715 18,365 490 225 265
        Creoles  7,720 3,355 4,370 80 25 55
        Croatian  13,060 6,290 6,770 70 25 40
        Czech  3,765 1,645 2,115 55 20 35
        Danish  1,690 740 950 60 30 30
        Dutch  18,365 8,275 10,095 550 260 285
        Estonian  1,850 785 1,065 20 5 15
        Finnish  3,725 1,530 2,195 25 10 10
        Flemish  590 230 355 5 0 5
        Fukien  1,440 695 750 10 0 5
        German  44,850 20,385 24,470 1,255 605 645
        Greek  29,400 14,815 14,580 435 225 205
        Gujarati  17,855 8,935 8,915 40 15 20
        Hakka  1,010 480 530 0 0 0
        Hebrew  8,795 4,415 4,380 85 45 35
        Hindi  31,720 16,115 15,605 310 165 145
        Hungarian  11,610 5,225 6,380 90 35 50
        Ilocano  2,215 830 1,385 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,050 550 505 15 5 5
        Italian  100,275 49,240 51,035 365 190 170
        Japanese  5,765 2,425 3,350 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,105 985 1,120 5 0 0
        Korean  11,915 5,615 6,300 205 95 110
        Kurdish  1,355 730 625 10 5 5
        Lao  1,600 815 785 0 0 0
        Latvian  1,525 620 900 25 10 10
        Lingala  1,220 505 715 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  1,685 675 1,010 5 0 5
        Macedonian  5,710 2,780 2,930 5 5 5
        Malay  2,010 875 1,135 30 10 15
        Malayalam  4,210 2,120 2,085 55 20 35
        Maltese  2,270 1,045 1,225 15 5 10
        Mandarin  22,435 10,105 12,330 225 110 120
        Marathi  1,255 620 640 5 5 5
        Nepali  655 325 335 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 4,890 2,350 2,540 65 30 35
        Norwegian  475 205 265 55 25 30
        Oromo  450 235 225 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  36,175 18,600 17,575 125 60 60
        Pashto  1,565 845 715 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  19,325 10,130 9,195 210 125 85
        Polish  36,540 16,475 20,070 280 135 140
        Portuguese  56,065 27,195 28,865 175 85 85
        Romanian  11,640 5,370 6,265 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  535 225 310 5 0 0
        Russian  20,915 9,535 11,380 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  555 220 335 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,145 1,560 1,585 10 5 5
        Serbian  11,025 5,500 5,525 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  1,355 675 675 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,530 620 905 220 90 135
        Sindhi  2,660 1,255 1,410 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  4,160 2,055 2,105 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 175 85 95 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 570 280 295 0 0 0
        Slovak  2,965 1,305 1,665 55 25 30
        Slovenian  2,445 1,075 1,370 15 5 5
        Somali  7,410 3,415 4,000 15 10 5
        Spanish  64,810 31,120 33,695 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  3,240 1,485 1,755 75 40 35
        Swedish  1,240 520 720 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  48,070 17,385 30,690 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  1,050 480 570 15 10 5
        Tamil  23,860 11,970 11,885 105 60 45
        Telugu  1,730 910 820 40 20 15
        Thai  1,120 375 745 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  445 235 210 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  1,945 930 1,015 20 10 10
        Turkish  4,610 2,460 2,150 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  12,170 5,285 6,880 75 30 45
        Urdu  34,535 17,635 16,895 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  15,425 7,320 8,105 105 45 55
        Yiddish  1,540 660 875 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 13,970 6,485 7,490 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          44,190 20,580 23,610 840 400 435
    English and French  6,970 3,210 3,760 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  15,600 7,690 7,910 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  21,270 9,505 11,765 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  350 170 180 5 5 5

Symbols

A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

E use with caution

After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

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.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

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.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

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.

Return to footnote 1 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 2 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 3 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 4 referrer

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'.

Return to footnote 5 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 6 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 7 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 8 referrer

Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

Return to footnote 9 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 10 referrer

Footnote 11

One-family-only households

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

Return to footnote 11 referrer

Footnote 12

Couple-family households

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

Return to footnote 12 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 13 referrer

Footnote 14

Couple-family households

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

Return to footnote 14 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 15 referrer

Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

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

Return to footnote 16 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 17 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 18 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 19 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 20 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 21 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 22 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 23 referrer

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Ontario (Code 35) and Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed February 28, 2021).

Download

Download

 Information regarding available file formats

Option 1 – Download data table

Contains currently selected geographies (i.e., Ontario and Nova Scotia) and topics in the 'Data table' tab.

CSV (comma-separated values) file

TAB (tab-separated values) file

Option 2 – Comprehensive download files - CSV or TAB file format

Download a compressed CSV (comma-separated values) or a compressed TAB (tab-separated values) file for all geographies from a selected geographic level for all topics.

Select a geography and a file type (CSV or TAB)
A table showing form radio buttons and files size for compressed CSV and TAB file formats for each geographic level available for download, 2011 Census Profile.
Geographic level File formatCSV/TAB (2011) - Footnote 1 (compressed)
CSV (comma-separated values) TAB (tab-separated values)
Canada, provinces and territories
Census divisions
Census subdivisions
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations
Census tracts
Federal electoral districts (2003 representation order)
Federal electoral districts (2013 representation order)
Economic regions
Designated places
Population centres
Dissemination areas
Dissolved census subdivisions
Forward sortation areas©
Health regions (December 2013)
Empty cell

© This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them. For example, some data files may exceed the row limitations for various spreadsheet software.

Return to footnote 1 referrer - CSV/TAB (2011)

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


Option 3 – Comprehensive download files - IVT or XML file format

Download an IVT (Beyond 20/20) or a compressed XML (SDMX-ML) file for all geographies from a selected geographic level or groups of geographic levels for all topics.

Select a group of geographic levels and a file type (IVT or XML)
A table showing form radio buttons and files size for CSV and TAB file formats for each group of geographic levels available for download.
Geographic levels File formatIVT/XML - Footnote 1
IVT (Beyond 20/20) XML (SDMX-ML)
(compressed)
Canada, provinces, territories, census divisions and census subdivisions
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations
Census metropolitan areas, tracted census agglomerations and census tracts
Census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions
Canada, provinces, territories and federal electoral districts (2003 representation order)
Canada, provinces, territories and federal electoral districts (2013 representation order)
Designated places
Population centres
Canada, provinces, territories and economic regions
Canada, provinces, territories, census divisions, census subdivisions and dissemination areas
Dissolved census subdivisions
Forward sortation areas©
Canada, provinces, territories and health regions (December 2013)
..
Empty cell

Symbols

© This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.
.. not available for a specific reference period

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them.

Return to footnote 1 referrer - IVT/XML


Map

Map

Map: Ontario

Map: Nova Scotia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Ontario (Province)

Geographic hierarchy: Nova Scotia (Province)

  • Canada
    • Nova Scotia (Province)

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

Related data

Census Profile: Help

Help

Report a problem on this page

Is something not working? Is there information outdated? Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Privacy notice

Date modified: