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Characteristic Northwest Territories Data quality note(s)

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Nova Scotia

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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 41,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 41,464 ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 17,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 1,143,793.47 ...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 41,460 21,065 20,400 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 3,285 1,655 1,630 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 2,860 1,435 1,425 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 2,865 1,450 1,420 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 3,390 1,765 1,625 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 695 355 345 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 640 360 285 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 675 355 325 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 685 360 330 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 685 340 345 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 3,340 1,690 1,650 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 3,440 1,770 1,675 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 3,305 1,625 1,680 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 2,985 1,445 1,535 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 3,035 1,535 1,500 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 3,380 1,695 1,685 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 3,105 1,615 1,490 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 2,390 1,255 1,135 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 1,680 915 765 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 980 555 425 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 580 280 305 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 400 200 200 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 240 105 130 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 200 80 120 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 32.3 32.3 32.2 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 78.3 78.4 78.1 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 32,455 16,525 15,925 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 17,670 8,845 8,825 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 11,375 5,715 5,655 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 6,295 3,130 3,165 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 14,785 7,685 7,100 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 11,785 6,475 5,315 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 785 370 410 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 1,300 615 685 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 915 230 690 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 10,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 4,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 2,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 2,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 1,460 ...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 10,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 8,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 5,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 3,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 3,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 485 ...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 2,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 14,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 3,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 4,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 1,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 2,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 1,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.3 ...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 40,805 20,655 20,150 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 6,745 3,745 3,000 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 1,340 675 665 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 1,930 1,105 825 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 3,475 1,965 1,510 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 34,060 16,910 17,145 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 3.1 ...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 2,230 1,135 1,095 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 845 365 480 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 185 55 125 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 40 20 20 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 625 290 340 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 1,385 770 610 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 10,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 8,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 7,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 2,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 4,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 1,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 1,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 4,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 780 ...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 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 8,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 5,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 1,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 4,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 2,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 2,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 1,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 40,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.8 ...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 41,040 20,785 20,260 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  40,500 20,520 19,975 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  31,375 16,000 15,375 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  1,075 580 500 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  8,045 3,940 4,105 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 780 375 405 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  135 60 75 25 15 15
        Dene  450 245 205 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  190 70 120 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  10 5 5 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 2,465 1,205 1,260 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  5 0 5 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  10 5 5 50 25 30
        Albanian  5 5 0 245 130 120
        Amharic  10 5 5 150 80 70
        Arabic  150 100 55 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  75 35 40 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 30 20 15 100 55 45
        Bengali  35 20 15 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  70 25 45 85 30 55
        Bosnian  5 5 5 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  10 0 5 50 30 25
        Burmese  0 0 0 10 10 5
        Cantonese  85 45 40 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  110 55 55 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  40 15 25 45 20 25
        Croatian  20 10 10 210 110 100
        Czech  10 5 5 180 95 90
        Danish  10 5 5 175 95 85
        Dutch  50 30 25 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  0 0 0 55 25 25
        Finnish  10 5 5 95 40 50
        Flemish  5 0 0 30 10 15
        Fukien  0 0 0 15 10 10
        German  185 100 85 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  10 10 5 775 385 385
        Gujarati  10 5 5 105 60 50
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 75 45 30
        Hindi  25 15 10 515 265 250
        Hungarian  25 15 10 280 130 150
        Ilocano  45 20 25 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 45 25 20
        Italian  45 25 20 790 445 345
        Japanese  30 10 20 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Korean  15 5 5 815 360 455
        Kurdish  0 0 0 70 45 30
        Lao  5 0 0 10 10 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 65 35 30
        Lingala  0 0 0 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 35 15 20
        Macedonian  5 5 5 15 5 5
        Malay  5 0 0 65 20 45
        Malayalam  15 5 5 115 55 55
        Maltese  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Mandarin  35 15 20 905 435 470
        Marathi  0 0 0 30 15 15
        Nepali  20 10 10 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 110 60 45
        Norwegian  5 0 0 125 70 55
        Oromo  15 5 5 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  30 15 15 375 205 170
        Pashto  0 0 0 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  20 10 10 1,185 635 550
        Polish  30 15 20 825 385 440
        Portuguese  20 10 15 380 195 185
        Romanian  20 10 10 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Russian  40 15 25 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Serbian  15 5 10 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  5 0 0 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 5 0 120 60 60
        Sindhi  0 5 0 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 10 5 10
        Slovak  15 5 10 120 50 70
        Slovenian  5 0 5 30 15 15
        Somali  40 30 5 40 20 20
        Spanish  90 40 55 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  10 5 5 75 45 35
        Swedish  5 0 5 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  545 205 340 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 40 15 25
        Tamil  25 10 15 270 155 110
        Telugu  10 5 5 125 75 50
        Thai  0 0 5 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  10 10 0 55 30 30
        Turkish  15 5 10 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  45 30 20 300 130 165
        Urdu  30 20 10 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  155 75 80 450 220 230
        Yiddish  0 0 0 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,800 2,360 2,440 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          535 260 280 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  75 35 35 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  450 215 235 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  15 5 10 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 5 0 0 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 41,040 20,785 20,255 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 37,040 18,900 18,140 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 45 20 25 875 385 490
  English and French 3,715 1,760 1,955 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 235 95 140 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 41,040 20,780 20,255 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 39,680 20,090 19,590 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 1,030 550 475 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 100 45 55 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 225 95 130 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 1,080 575 505 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.6 2.8 2.5 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 41,040 20,780 20,260 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 40,650 20,600 20,055 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 36,485 18,495 17,990 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 550 290 265 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 3,615 1,815 1,800 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 235 130 110 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 5 0 0
        Dene 170 95 70 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 45 20 30 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 5 5 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,170 555 615 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 5 0 5 10 10 5
        Albanian 0 5 0 125 60 60
        Amharic 10 5 5 70 35 35
        Arabic 100 55 45 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 50 20 25 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 10 5 10
        Bengali 25 15 10 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 25 15 15 30 15 15
        Bosnian 0 0 0 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 5 0 0 10 5 10
        Burmese 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Cantonese 50 20 25 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 65 35 30 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 25 5 15 30 10 15
        Croatian 0 0 0 75 40 35
        Czech 0 0 0 45 20 25
        Danish 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Dutch 5 0 5 190 85 105
        Estonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Finnish 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Fukien 0 0 0 5 0 0
        German 25 10 10 1,170 565 605
        Greek 5 5 5 270 115 150
        Gujarati 15 5 5 50 25 25
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Hindi 15 5 10 215 110 105
        Hungarian 5 0 0 65 30 30
        Ilocano 25 10 15 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 5 10
        Italian 10 5 5 170 75 95
        Japanese 10 10 10 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Korean 10 5 5 560 265 295
        Kurdish 0 0 0 55 35 20
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Lingala 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Macedonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Malay 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Malayalam 10 5 5 35 20 20
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 30 15 20 660 340 320
        Marathi 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Nepali 15 10 10 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 30 10 15
        Norwegian 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Oromo 10 5 0 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 5 5 180 95 80
        Pashto 0 0 0 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 5 0 0 935 480 455
        Polish 10 5 0 255 125 130
        Portuguese 10 5 10 120 55 60
        Romanian 0 5 5 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Russian 30 15 15 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 10 5
        Serbian 10 0 0 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 5 0 5 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 195 110 85
        Sindhi 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Slovak 5 5 5 30 10 20
        Slovenian 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Somali 10 10 0 20 5 10
        Spanish 40 15 20 775 390 385
        Swahili 5 0 0 20 10 15
        Swedish 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 295 130 160 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Tamil 10 5 5 130 80 50
        Telugu 0 5 0 55 30 25
        Thai 0 0 0 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 5 0 25 15 10
        Turkish 0 5 0 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 0 0 0 25 5 20
        Urdu 25 10 15 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 145 70 75 280 145 135
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,210 1,135 1,080 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         385 185 205 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 45 20 20 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 330 160 170 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 0 0 0 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 15 5 5 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 41,040 20,780 20,255 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 34,395 17,525 16,870 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  6,585 3,230 3,350 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  2,345 1,225 1,125 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  605 275 335 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  3,630 1,735 1,890 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 415 200 215 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  60 30 30 10 5 5
        Dene  235 120 110 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  120 50 75 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 840 400 445 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  5 5 5 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  10 5 0 35 20 20
        Albanian  0 0 0 95 45 45
        Amharic  5 0 0 40 25 20
        Arabic  40 30 15 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  35 15 15 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 20 10 10 45 25 25
        Bengali  10 5 0 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10 15 5 10
        Bosnian  5 0 5 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  5 0 0 25 15 10
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cantonese  35 15 20 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  25 15 10 490 225 265
        Creoles  10 5 0 80 25 55
        Croatian  10 5 5 70 25 40
        Czech  10 5 5 55 20 35
        Danish  5 0 0 60 30 30
        Dutch  10 5 5 550 260 285
        Estonian  0 0 0 20 5 15
        Finnish  5 5 0 25 10 10
        Flemish  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Fukien  0 0 0 10 0 5
        German  65 30 35 1,255 605 645
        Greek  0 5 0 435 225 205
        Gujarati  0 0 0 40 15 20
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 85 45 35
        Hindi  25 10 10 310 165 145
        Hungarian  10 5 5 90 35 50
        Ilocano  5 5 0 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Italian  20 10 5 365 190 170
        Japanese  10 5 5 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Korean  5 0 5 205 95 110
        Kurdish  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lao  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 25 10 10
        Lingala  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Macedonian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Malay  5 0 5 30 10 15
        Malayalam  0 0 0 55 20 35
        Maltese  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Mandarin  0 0 0 225 110 120
        Marathi  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Nepali  0 5 5 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 65 30 35
        Norwegian  0 0 0 55 25 30
        Oromo  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10 10 5 125 60 60
        Pashto  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  10 5 10 210 125 85
        Polish  15 5 5 280 135 140
        Portuguese  5 0 5 175 85 85
        Romanian  5 5 5 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Russian  20 10 10 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Serbian  5 0 0 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 220 90 135
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  15 5 5 55 25 30
        Slovenian  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Somali  20 15 5 15 10 5
        Spanish  65 20 45 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  0 0 0 75 40 35
        Swedish  10 0 5 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  195 70 120 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Tamil  5 0 0 105 60 45
        Telugu  0 0 0 40 20 15
        Thai  5 0 5 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Turkish  5 5 0 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  10 5 5 75 30 45
        Urdu  15 10 5 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  15 10 10 105 45 55
        Yiddish  0 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,375 1,135 1,235 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          60 20 40 840 400 435
    English and French  0 0 0 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  10 0 10 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  50 15 30 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 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.

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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. Northwest Territories (Code 61) 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 July 21, 2019).

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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.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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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.

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Map

Map

Map: Northwest Territories

Map: Nova Scotia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Northwest Territories (Territory)

  • Canada
    • Northwest Territories (Territory)

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.

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