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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
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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 33,897 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 41,464 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,372 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 17,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,259 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,117 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 1,143,793.47 ...Data not available ...Data not available 474,712.64 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 41,460 21,065 20,400 33,900 17,060 16,840
0 to 4 years 3,285 1,655 1,630 1,975 1,020 955
5 to 9 years 2,860 1,435 1,425 1,900 970 930
10 to 14 years 2,865 1,450 1,420 1,980 1,025 960
15 to 19 years 3,390 1,765 1,625 2,210 1,140 1,075
15 years 695 355 345 410 195 210
16 years 640 360 285 425 210 220
17 years 675 355 325 435 235 205
18 years 685 360 330 475 240 235
19 years 685 340 345 455 255 200
20 to 24 years 3,340 1,690 1,650 2,225 1,160 1,065
25 to 29 years 3,440 1,770 1,675 2,375 1,180 1,195
30 to 34 years 3,305 1,625 1,680 2,295 1,075 1,220
35 to 39 years 2,985 1,445 1,535 2,425 1,155 1,270
40 to 44 years 3,035 1,535 1,500 2,440 1,175 1,265
45 to 49 years 3,380 1,695 1,685 2,905 1,365 1,545
50 to 54 years 3,105 1,615 1,490 3,175 1,600 1,575
55 to 59 years 2,390 1,255 1,135 2,775 1,435 1,340
60 to 64 years 1,680 915 765 2,115 1,115 1,000
65 to 69 years 980 555 425 1,300 740 560
70 to 74 years 580 280 305 755 420 340
75 to 79 years 400 200 200 515 240 270
80 to 84 years 240 105 130 300 150 150
85 years and over 200 80 120 230 95 135
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 32.3 32.3 32.2 39.1 39.2 39.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 78.3 78.4 78.1 82.7 82.3 83.1
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 32,455 16,525 15,925 28,035 14,040 13,995
Married or living with a common-law partner 17,670 8,845 8,825 15,260 7,620 7,645
Married (and not separated) 11,375 5,715 5,655 10,545 5,280 5,265
Living common law 6,295 3,130 3,165 4,715 2,340 2,380
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 14,785 7,685 7,100 12,775 6,420 6,350
Single (never legally married) 11,785 6,475 5,315 8,875 4,810 4,065
Separated 785 370 410 810 385 425
Divorced 1,300 615 685 2,080 970 1,105
Widowed 915 230 690 1,010 255 755
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 10,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 4,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 2,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 2,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 1,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 685 ...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 9,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 8,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 5,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 3,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 3,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155 ...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 1,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 14,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 3,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 4,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 1,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 2,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 1,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 40,805 20,655 20,150 33,320 16,715 16,610
Number of persons not in census families 6,745 3,745 3,000 6,965 3,670 3,300
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 1,340 675 665 860 425 440
Living with non-relatives only 1,930 1,105 825 1,765 960 810
Living alone 3,475 1,965 1,510 4,335 2,285 2,050
Number of census family persons 34,060 16,910 17,145 26,360 13,045 13,310
Average number of persons per census family 3.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 2,230 1,135 1,095 2,940 1,565 1,380
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 845 365 480 1,230 555 675
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 185 55 125 130 45 85
Living with non-relatives only 40 20 20 75 35 35
Living alone 625 290 340 1,030 475 555
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 1,385 770 610 1,710 1,005 705
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 10,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 8,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 7,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 2,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 4,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 1,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 1,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 735 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 230 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 4,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...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 14,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 8,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,165 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 5,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 1,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 75 ...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 14,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 4,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 2,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 2,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 1,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 40,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.4 ...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 33,655 16,910 16,745
  Single responses  40,500 20,520 19,975 33,145 16,645 16,500
    English  31,375 16,000 15,375 28,065 14,150 13,920
    French  1,075 580 500 1,455 740 715
    Non-official languages  8,045 3,940 4,105 3,625 1,755 1,865
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 780 375 405 75 30 45
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  135 60 75 15 5 10
        Dene  450 245 205 45 20 25
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  190 70 120 0 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  10 5 5 5 0 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 2,735 1,345 1,390
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  5 0 5 10 5 10
        Akan (Twi)  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Albanian  5 5 0 5 0 5
        Amharic  10 5 5 5 0 0
        Arabic  150 100 55 15 10 10
        Armenian  75 35 40 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 30 20 15 0 0 5
        Bengali  35 20 15 10 5 10
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  70 25 45 65 30 35
        Bosnian  5 5 5 5 0 0
        Bulgarian  10 0 5 5 5 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  85 45 40 100 40 60
        Chinese, n.o.s.  110 55 55 125 55 70
        Creoles  40 15 25 20 10 10
        Croatian  20 10 10 10 5 5
        Czech  10 5 5 45 25 20
        Danish  10 5 5 25 10 10
        Dutch  50 30 25 120 55 65
        Estonian  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Finnish  10 5 5 20 10 10
        Flemish  5 0 0 0 5 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  185 100 85 805 425 375
        Greek  10 10 5 10 5 0
        Gujarati  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Hindi  25 15 10 20 10 10
        Hungarian  25 15 10 50 30 20
        Ilocano  45 20 25 35 20 20
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 5 0
        Italian  45 25 20 30 20 10
        Japanese  30 10 20 45 20 25
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  15 5 5 25 15 10
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Macedonian  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Malay  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Malayalam  15 5 5 5 5 5
        Maltese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin  35 15 20 40 15 25
        Marathi  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Nepali  20 10 10 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Norwegian  5 0 0 15 10 5
        Oromo  15 5 5 0 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  30 15 15 90 45 40
        Pashto  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Persian (Farsi)  20 10 10 15 10 5
        Polish  30 15 20 45 20 20
        Portuguese  20 10 15 5 0 0
        Romanian  20 10 10 10 5 5
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  40 15 25 60 25 35
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 0 0 0 0 5
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  15 5 10 5 5 5
        Serbo-Croatian  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 5 0 0 5 0
        Sindhi  0 5 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 0 0 5
        Slovak  15 5 10 10 5 10
        Slovenian  5 0 5 5 5 5
        Somali  40 30 5 5 0 0
        Spanish  90 40 55 170 75 95
        Swahili  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Swedish  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  545 205 340 375 160 215
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 10 5 0
        Tamil  25 10 15 20 10 10
        Telugu  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Thai  0 0 5 25 5 25
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  10 10 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  15 5 10 0 0 0
        Ukrainian  45 30 20 50 30 20
        Urdu  30 20 10 20 10 5
        Vietnamese  155 75 80 70 30 35
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,800 2,360 2,440 815 385 435
  Multiple responses          535 260 280 510 265 245
    English and French  75 35 35 140 75 65
    English and non-official language  450 215 235 335 170 160
    French and non-official language  15 5 10 20 15 5
    English, French and non-official language 5 0 0 15 5 10
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 41,040 20,785 20,255 33,655 16,910 16,745
  English only 37,040 18,900 18,140 29,050 14,780 14,270
  French only 45 20 25 90 35 60
  English and French 3,715 1,760 1,955 4,420 2,055 2,365
  Neither English nor French 235 95 140 100 45 55
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 41,040 20,780 20,255 33,655 16,910 16,745
  English 39,680 20,090 19,590 32,015 16,075 15,940
  French 1,030 550 475 1,420 720 700
  English and French 100 45 55 125 70 50
  Neither English nor French 225 95 130 95 40 55
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 1,080 575 505 1,480 755 730
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.6 2.8 2.5 4.4 4.5 4.4
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 33,655 16,910 16,745
  Single responses 40,650 20,600 20,055 33,080 16,635 16,445
    English 36,485 18,495 17,990 31,025 15,630 15,400
    French 550 290 265 815 375 440
    Non-official languages 3,615 1,815 1,800 1,240 635 610
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 235 130 110 20 10 5
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 5 0 0
        Dene 170 95 70 15 15 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 45 20 30 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 5 5 0 0 0 0
        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 1,110 565 550
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Akan (Twi) 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Albanian 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Amharic 10 5 5 5 0 0
        Arabic 100 55 45 15 10 10
        Armenian 50 20 25 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 0 0 0
        Bengali 25 15 10 10 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 25 15 15 30 15 15
        Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese 50 20 25 75 30 45
        Chinese, n.o.s. 65 35 30 85 40 40
        Creoles 25 5 15 0 5 0
        Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Czech 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Danish 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Dutch 5 0 5 10 5 5
        Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien 0 0 0 0 0 0
        German 25 10 10 215 105 110
        Greek 5 5 5 5 0 0
        Gujarati 15 5 5 0 0 0
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi 15 5 10 10 5 5
        Hungarian 5 0 0 10 10 0
        Ilocano 25 10 15 10 5 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Italian 10 5 5 0 0 0
        Japanese 10 10 10 20 10 5
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean 10 5 5 15 10 5
        Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Malayalam 10 5 5 5 0 5
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 30 15 20 25 15 10
        Marathi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali 15 10 10 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo 10 5 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 5 5 60 30 25
        Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 5 0 0 5 5 0
        Polish 10 5 0 5 0 0
        Portuguese 10 5 10 0 0 0
        Romanian 0 5 5 0 0 5
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian 30 15 15 40 20 20
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian 10 0 0 0 5 0
        Serbo-Croatian 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 0 5 0
        Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak 5 5 5 0 0 5
        Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali 10 10 0 0 5 0
        Spanish 40 15 20 100 45 50
        Swahili 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Swedish 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 295 130 160 240 125 110
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil 10 5 5 15 5 10
        Telugu 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Thai 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Turkish 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Ukrainian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Urdu 25 10 15 10 5 5
        Vietnamese 145 70 75 55 25 25
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,210 1,135 1,080 115 55 55
  Multiple responses         385 185 205 570 275 295
    English and French 45 20 20 110 65 50
    English and non-official language 330 160 170 445 205 245
    French and non-official language 0 0 0 5 5 5
    English, French and non-official language 15 5 5 10 5 5
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 33,655 16,910 16,745
  None 34,395 17,525 16,870 30,385 15,325 15,060
  Single responses  6,585 3,230 3,350 3,200 1,555 1,645
    English  2,345 1,225 1,125 940 470 470
    French  605 275 335 720 350 370
    Non-official languages  3,630 1,735 1,890 1,545 735 810
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 415 200 215 40 20 20
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  60 30 30 15 5 10
        Dene  235 120 110 10 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  120 50 75 10 5 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 840 400 445 975 475 505
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  5 5 5 10 0 5
        Akan (Twi)  10 5 0 0 0 0
        Albanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic  40 30 15 5 0 0
        Armenian  35 15 15 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 20 10 10 0 0 0
        Bengali  10 5 0 10 0 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10 10 10 5
        Bosnian  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Bulgarian  5 0 0 0 5 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  35 15 20 20 10 10
        Chinese, n.o.s.  25 15 10 30 10 20
        Creoles  10 5 0 15 5 10
        Croatian  10 5 5 10 0 5
        Czech  10 5 5 20 15 10
        Danish  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Dutch  10 5 5 35 15 15
        Estonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish  5 5 0 5 5 5
        Flemish  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  65 30 35 285 150 140
        Greek  0 5 0 5 5 0
        Gujarati  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Hindi  25 10 10 15 10 5
        Hungarian  10 5 5 15 5 5
        Ilocano  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Italian  20 10 5 15 5 10
        Japanese  10 5 5 30 10 15
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  5 0 5 10 5 10
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  5 0 5 5 5 0
        Malayalam  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Maltese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Marathi  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Nepali  0 5 5 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 0 0 0
        Norwegian  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Oromo  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10 10 5 25 15 5
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  10 5 10 10 5 0
        Polish  15 5 5 20 5 15
        Portuguese  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Romanian  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  20 10 10 25 15 10
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Sindhi  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  15 5 5 0 0 0
        Slovenian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Somali  20 15 5 0 0 0
        Spanish  65 20 45 135 55 75
        Swahili  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Swedish  10 0 5 5 5 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  195 70 120 100 40 60
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Telugu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai  5 0 5 20 5 10
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Ukrainian  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Urdu  15 10 5 0 0 0
        Vietnamese  15 10 10 10 5 5
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,375 1,135 1,235 530 240 285
  Multiple responses          60 20 40 70 35 35
    English and French  0 0 0 5 0 0
    English and non-official language  10 0 10 15 10 5
    French and non-official language  50 15 30 50 20 35
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Yukon (Code 60) (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 20, 2019).

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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)
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Census divisions
Census subdivisions
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations
Census tracts
Federal electoral districts (2003 representation order)
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Economic regions
Designated places
Population centres
Dissemination areas
Dissolved census subdivisions
Forward sortation areas©
Health regions (December 2013)
Empty cell

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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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(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)
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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.

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Map

Map

Map: Northwest Territories

Map: Yukon

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Northwest Territories (Territory)

  • Canada
    • Northwest Territories (Territory)

Geographic hierarchy: Yukon (Territory)

Note

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

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