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NHS Profile, Nova Scotia, 2011

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NHS data, Nova Scotia. Table summary
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Characteristic Nova Scotia

(Province)
Total Male Female
Non-official languages spoken
Total population in private households by non-official languages spokenNational Household Survey data footnote 64 49,960 24,770 25,195
Aboriginal languages 5,380 2,640 2,740
Algonquin 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0
Cree languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 65 20 15 0
Mi'kmaq 5,260 2,570 2,690
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
Ojibway 10 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0
Tlicho (Dogrib) 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0
Inuktitut 35 20 20
Other Aboriginal languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 66 35 30 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 44,620 22,150 22,470
Italian 1,425 690 735
Portuguese 505 265 235
Romanian 190 80 115
Spanish 6,060 2,690 3,370
Dutch 1,940 1,005 930
Flemish 65 0 55
German 5,620 2,760 2,860
Yiddish 50 30 25
Danish 225 145 85
Norwegian 330 170 160
Swedish 160 75 85
Afrikaans 200 85 120
Gaelic languages 1,275 500 775
Bosnian 85 50 35
Bulgarian 115 50 60
Croatian 225 95 135
Czech 185 95 90
Macedonian 0 0 0
Polish 820 400 420
Russian 1,355 795 560
Serbian 135 80 55
Serbo-Croatian 135 85 50
Slovak 75 20 60
Slovenian 35 20 20
Ukrainian 470 265 205
Latvian 60 25 30
Lithuanian 50 15 40
Greek 825 510 315
Armenian 95 65 30
Albanian 55 0 0
Estonian 55 0 40
Finnish 70 30 45
Hungarian 365 165 195
Turkish 350 185 160
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0
Oromo 70 35 0
Somali 100 0 55
Amharic 225 115 105
Arabic 7,805 4,635 3,175
Hebrew 415 245 175
Maltese 40 30 0
Tigrigna 45 20 30
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Bengali 545 245 300
Gujarati 60 40 0
Hindi 1,265 710 555
Konkani 20 0 0
Marathi 55 30 25
Panjabi (Punjabi) 800 415 385
Sindhi 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 180 115 65
Urdu 575 315 260
Nepali 240 125 110
Kurdish 50 40 10
Pashto 90 55 35
Persian (Farsi) 1,310 700 610
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 40 0 30
Kannada 85 45 40
Malayalam 145 85 65
Tamil 350 185 160
Telugu 145 65 80
Japanese 605 250 350
Korean 1,080 470 615
Cantonese 885 485 405
Fukien 100 0 50
Hakka 0 0 0
Mandarin 1,360 670 695
Taiwanese 175 70 100
Chinese, n.o.s. 2,565 1,280 1,280
Lao 0 0 0
Thai 55 25 30
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0
Vietnamese 495 220 275
Bisayan languages 160 40 115
Ilocano 55 45 15
Malay 165 65 100
Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino) 1,590 665 925
Akan (Twi) 65 40 25
Lingala 25 0 30
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0
Swahili 245 155 90
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 220 100 125
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 110 65 45
African languages, n.i.e. 45 25 20
Creoles 140 80 60
Other non-Aboriginal languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 67 2,150 890 1,265

National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 64

Refers to languages, other than English or French, in which the respondent can conduct a conversation. The category 'Non-official languages spoken' represents the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the National Household Survey. Hence, this total is greater than the total population.

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Footnote 65

Cree languages include the following categories: Cree not otherwise specified (which refers to those who reported 'Cree'), Swampy Cree, Plains Cree, Woods Cree, and a category labelled 'Cree not included elsewhere' (which includes Moose Cree, Northern East Cree and Southern East Cree).

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Footnote 66

This is a subtotal of all Aboriginal languages collected on May 10, 2011 that are not displayed separately here.

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Footnote 67

This is a subtotal of all non-Aboriginal languages, other than English or French, collected on May 10, 2011 that are not displayed separately here.

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed July 31, 2021).

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Census data, Nova Scotia. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Nova Scotia

(Province)
Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 921,727 ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 913,462 ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.9 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 442,155 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 390,279 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 17.4 ... ...
Land area (square km) 52,939.44 ... ...
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 270,065 ... ...
Size of census family: 2 persons 150,500 ... ...
Size of census family: 3 persons 58,590 ... ...
Size of census family: 4 persons 44,395 ... ...
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 16,585 ... ...
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 270,065 ... ...
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 223,330 ... ...
Married couples 184,870 ... ...
Without children at home 97,760 ... ...
With children at home 87,110 ... ...
1 child 37,995 ... ...
2 children 35,820 ... ...
3 or more children 13,295 ... ...
Common-law couples 38,460 ... ...
Without children at home 23,475 ... ...
With children at home 14,985 ... ...
1 child 7,780 ... ...
2 children 5,015 ... ...
3 or more children 2,190 ... ...
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 46,730 ... ...
Female parent 37,625 ... ...
1 child 22,970 ... ...
2 children 10,630 ... ...
3 or more children 4,025 ... ...
Male parent 9,110 ... ...
1 child 6,295 ... ...
2 children 2,185 ... ...
3 or more children 625 ... ...
Total children in census families in private households 248,885 ... ...
Under six years of age 52,315 ... ...
6 to 14 years 84,720 ... ...
15 to 17 years 32,250 ... ...
18 to 24 years 50,960 ... ...
25 years and over 28,640 ... ...
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ... ...
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ... ...
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 390,280 ... ...
Census-family households 264,450 ... ...
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 244,655 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 207,890 ... ...
Without children 112,780 ... ...
With children 95,110 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 36,770 ... ...
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 19,795 ... ...
One-family households with persons not in a census family 14,305 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 8,630 ... ...
Without children 4,200 ... ...
With children 4,435 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 5,670 ... ...
Two-or-more-family households 5,490 ... ...
Non-census-family households 125,825 ... ...
One-person households 108,795 ... ...
Two-or-more-person households 17,030 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 390,280 ... ...
Single-detached house 260,435 ... ...
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,880 ... ...
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 14,175 ... ...
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 97,790 ... ...
Semi-detached house 19,450 ... ...
Row house 9,180 ... ...
Apartment, duplex 11,970 ... ...
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 56,485 ... ...
Other single-attached house 710 ... ...
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 390,280 ... ...
1 person 108,795 ... ...
2 persons 149,105 ... ...
3 persons 62,005 ... ...
4 persons 47,900 ... ...
5 persons 15,995 ... ...
6 or more persons 6,480 ... ...
Number of persons in private households 906,175 ... ...
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ... ...
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 15 15
        Dene  5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0
        Inuktitut  25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  50 25 30
        Albanian  245 130 120
        Amharic  150 80 70
        Arabic  5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 100 55 45
        Bengali  375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  85 30 55
        Bosnian  90 45 45
        Bulgarian  50 30 25
        Burmese  10 10 5
        Cantonese  590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  45 20 25
        Croatian  210 110 100
        Czech  180 95 90
        Danish  175 95 85
        Dutch  1,725 860 865
        Estonian  55 25 25
        Finnish  95 40 50
        Flemish  30 10 15
        Fukien  15 10 10
        German  3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  775 385 385
        Gujarati  105 60 50
        Hakka  0 5 0
        Hebrew  75 45 30
        Hindi  515 265 250
        Hungarian  280 130 150
        Ilocano  25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 45 25 20
        Italian  790 445 345
        Japanese  305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 5
        Korean  815 360 455
        Kurdish  70 45 30
        Lao  10 10 0
        Latvian  65 35 30
        Lingala  10 0 10
        Lithuanian  35 15 20
        Macedonian  15 5 5
        Malay  65 20 45
        Malayalam  115 55 55
        Maltese  20 10 5
        Mandarin  905 435 470
        Marathi  30 15 15
        Nepali  225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 110 60 45
        Norwegian  125 70 55
        Oromo  35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  375 205 170
        Pashto  70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  1,185 635 550
        Polish  825 385 440
        Portuguese  380 195 185
        Romanian  170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 5 5
        Russian  815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 10
        Serbian  115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  105 55 55
        Shanghainese  5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 120 60 60
        Sindhi  15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 10
        Slovak  120 50 70
        Slovenian  30 15 15
        Somali  40 20 20
        Spanish  1,545 750 800
        Swahili  75 45 35
        Swedish  85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  40 15 25
        Tamil  270 155 110
        Telugu  125 75 50
        Thai  110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0
        Tigrigna  55 30 30
        Turkish  275 160 110
        Ukrainian  300 130 165
        Urdu  540 290 250
        Vietnamese  450 220 230
        Yiddish  25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 875 385 490
  English and French 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 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 19 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 10 10 5
        Albanian 125 60 60
        Amharic 70 35 35
        Arabic 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10
        Bengali 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 30 15 15
        Bosnian 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 10 5 10
        Burmese 5 5 5
        Cantonese 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 30 10 15
        Croatian 75 40 35
        Czech 45 20 25
        Danish 15 5 10
        Dutch 190 85 105
        Estonian 5 0 5
        Finnish 10 5 0
        Flemish 0 0 5
        Fukien 5 0 0
        German 1,170 565 605
        Greek 270 115 150
        Gujarati 50 25 25
        Hakka 0 0 0
        Hebrew 25 15 10
        Hindi 215 110 105
        Hungarian 65 30 30
        Ilocano 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 20 5 10
        Italian 170 75 95
        Japanese 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 0 0
        Korean 560 265 295
        Kurdish 55 35 20
        Lao 0 0 0
        Latvian 15 10 10
        Lingala 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 5 5 5
        Macedonian 5 0 5
        Malay 20 10 10
        Malayalam 35 20 20
        Maltese 0 0 0
        Mandarin 660 340 320
        Marathi 25 15 10
        Nepali 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15
        Norwegian 20 10 10
        Oromo 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 180 95 80
        Pashto 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 935 480 455
        Polish 255 125 130
        Portuguese 120 55 60
        Romanian 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 10 5 0
        Russian 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5
        Serbian 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 195 110 85
        Sindhi 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5
        Slovak 30 10 20
        Slovenian 5 0 0
        Somali 20 5 10
        Spanish 775 390 385
        Swahili 20 10 15
        Swedish 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 15 10 5
        Tamil 130 80 50
        Telugu 55 30 25
        Thai 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 25 15 10
        Turkish 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 25 5 20
        Urdu 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 280 145 135
        Yiddish 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 5
        Dene  5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0
        Inuktitut  30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  35 20 20
        Albanian  95 45 45
        Amharic  40 25 20
        Arabic  1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 45 25 25
        Bengali  95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10
        Bosnian  35 20 15
        Bulgarian  25 15 10
        Burmese  5 0 0
        Cantonese  195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  490 225 265
        Creoles  80 25 55
        Croatian  70 25 40
        Czech  55 20 35
        Danish  60 30 30
        Dutch  550 260 285
        Estonian  20 5 15
        Finnish  25 10 10
        Flemish  5 0 5
        Fukien  10 0 5
        German  1,255 605 645
        Greek  435 225 205
        Gujarati  40 15 20
        Hakka  0 0 0
        Hebrew  85 45 35
        Hindi  310 165 145
        Hungarian  90 35 50
        Ilocano  5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 15 5 5
        Italian  365 190 170
        Japanese  205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 0 0
        Korean  205 95 110
        Kurdish  10 5 5
        Lao  0 0 0
        Latvian  25 10 10
        Lingala  5 0 5
        Lithuanian  5 0 5
        Macedonian  5 5 5
        Malay  30 10 15
        Malayalam  55 20 35
        Maltese  15 5 10
        Mandarin  225 110 120
        Marathi  5 5 5
        Nepali  5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 65 30 35
        Norwegian  55 25 30
        Oromo  5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  125 60 60
        Pashto  10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  210 125 85
        Polish  280 135 140
        Portuguese  175 85 85
        Romanian  60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 0
        Russian  230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5
        Serbian  40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  45 20 25
        Shanghainese  0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 220 90 135
        Sindhi  0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Slovak  55 25 30
        Slovenian  15 5 5
        Somali  15 10 5
        Spanish  1,050 485 560
        Swahili  75 40 35
        Swedish  60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  435 165 275
        Taiwanese  15 10 5
        Tamil  105 60 45
        Telugu  40 20 15
        Thai  30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  5 5 0
        Tigrigna  20 10 10
        Turkish  120 65 50
        Ukrainian  75 30 45
        Urdu  170 90 80
        Vietnamese  105 45 55
        Yiddish  10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          840 400 435
    English and French  95 45 45
    English and non-official language  175 80 90
    French and non-official language  560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  5 5 5

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

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

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

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Footnote 12

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

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Footnote 13

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

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

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Footnote 15

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

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

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Footnote 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released June 26, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed July 31, 2021).

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