Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census metropolitan area of Moncton, New Brunswick

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Moncton, CMA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Moncton, CMA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
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Nat. rank
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In 2011, the population of Moncton census metropolitan area (CMA) was 138,644, representing a percentage change of 9.7% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CMAs of 7.4%.

In Moncton, the land area is 2,406.31 square kilometres with a population density of 57.6 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the national land area of 8,965,121.42 square kilometres with a population density of 3.7 persons per square kilometre. The land area of all CMAs is 92,648.98 square kilometres with 249.58 persons per square kilometre.

In total, there were 58,294 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Moncton in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 13.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Census subdivisions in the Moncton CMA

Table 1 Moncton CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Moncton C 69,074 64,128 7.7
Dieppe C 23,310 18,565 25.6
Riverview T 19,128 17,832 7.3
Moncton P 9,421 8,861 6.3
Memramcook VL 4,831 4,638 4.2
Coverdale P 4,401 4,144 6.2
Salisbury VL 2,208 2,036 8.4
Hillsborough P 1,395 1,473 -5.3
Hillsborough VL 1,350 1,292 4.5
Dorchester VL 1,167 1,119 4.3
Elgin P 968 973 -0.5
Saint-Paul P 866 858 0.9
Dorchester P 477 460 3.7
Fort Folly 1 IRI 48 45 6.7

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in New Brunswick

Table 2 New Brunswick – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Moncton CMA 138,644 126,424 9.7 29 1
Saint John CMA 127,761 122,389 4.4 31 2
Fredericton CA 94,268 86,226 A 9.3 39 3
Bathurst CA 33,484 34,106 A -1.8 82 4
Miramichi CA 28,115 28,773 A -2.3 90 5
Edmundston CA 21,903 22,471 A -2.5 105 6
Campbellton CA 17,842 17,878 A -0.2 113 ···
Campbellton (New Brunswick part / partie du Nouveau-Brunswick)   14,520 14,816 A -2.0 ··· 7
Campbellton (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   3,322 3,062 8.5 ··· 30

Age and sex

Moncton – Age distribution

Table 3 Moncton – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.5% 16.3% 14.7%
15 to 64 69.9% 70.7% 69.1%
65 and over 14.6% 13.0% 16.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Moncton was 14.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.5%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Moncton – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Moncton – Population by broad age groups and sex, and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 138,645 126,425 12,220 9.7
0 to 14 21,470 20,230 1,240 6.1
15 to 64 96,910 88,900 8,010 9.0
65 and over 20,265 17,290 2,975 17.2
Males
Total 67,510 61,185 6,325 10.3
0 to 14 11,000 10,330 670 6.5
15 to 64 47,755 43,690 4,065 9.3
65 and over 8,765 7,165 1,600 22.3
Females
Total 71,130 65,240 5,890 9.0
0 to 14 10,475 9,895 580 5.9
15 to 64 49,155 45,210 3,945 8.7
65 and over 11,500 10,125 1,375 13.6

Moncton – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Moncton – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 138,645 67,510 71,130
0 to 4 years 7,410 3,755 3,660
5 to 9 years 7,015 3,615 3,405
10 to 14 years 7,040 3,630 3,410
15 to 19 years 8,140 4,050 4,090
20 to 24 years 9,310 4,630 4,680
25 to 29 years 9,780 4,860 4,925
30 to 34 years 9,700 4,810 4,895
35 to 39 years 10,040 4,920 5,125
40 to 44 years 9,800 4,940 4,865
45 to 49 years 11,160 5,460 5,695
50 to 54 years 10,415 5,080 5,335
55 to 59 years 9,690 4,720 4,970
60 to 64 years 8,870 4,295 4,580
65 to 69 years 6,300 3,055 3,245
70 to 74 years 4,540 2,130 2,405
75 to 79 years 3,645 1,575 2,065
80 to 84 years 2,725 1,020 1,705
85 to 89 years 1,965 690 1,270
90 to 94 years 850 240 610
95 to 99 years 210 40 170
100 years and over 30 5 30
Median age 40.4 39.5 41.3

Moncton – Median age1 of the population

The median age in Moncton was 40.4 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 6 Canada, New Brunswick and Moncton – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Moncton 39.4 40.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Moncton was 40,295, which represents a change of 8.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Moncton, 66.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 18.1% were common-law-couples and 15.1% were lone-parent families.

Moncton – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick, Moncton – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
New Brunswick 224,590 152,455 67.9 35,945 16.0 36,190 16.1 3.1
Moncton 40,295 26,920 66.8 7,280 18.1 6,095 15.1 8.5

Moncton – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census metropolitan area of Moncton, 41.8% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census metropolitan area of Moncton, 85.6% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 14.4% were stepfamilies, in which there was at least one child was the biological or adopted child of only one married spouse or common-law partner. For Canada as a whole in 2011, 12.6% of couples with children aged 24 and under were stepfamilies.

Moncton – Marital status

In Moncton, 59.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.8%) or living with a common-law partner (12.4%).

The remaining 40.7% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 8 Canada, New Brunswick, Moncton – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Moncton New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 117,175 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 69,465 59.3 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 54,890 46.8 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 14,575 12.4 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 47,710 40.7 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 31,055 26.5 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 3,845 3.3 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 6,525 5.6 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 6,280 5.4 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Moncton – Types of private households

There were 58,290 private households3 in Moncton in 2011, a change of 13.0% from 2006. Of these, 24.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 3.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, New Brunswick, Moncton – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Moncton New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 58,290 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
13,995 24.0 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
19,235 33.0 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 5,675 9.7 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 15,410 26.4 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households8 695 1.2 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households9 3,290 5.6 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Moncton – Structural type of dwelling

In Moncton, 56.8% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 2.2% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, New Brunswick, Moncton – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Moncton New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 58,295 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 33,120 56.8 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 4,830 8.3 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 1,785 3.1 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,295 2.2 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 10,855 18.6 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 3,330 5.7 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 170 0.3 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 2,905 5.0 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Moncton – Mother tongue

Chart J: Moncton - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Moncton - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Moncton, 61.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 34.5% reported French only, and 2.5% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 64.9% for English only, 31.6% for French only and 2.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 68.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 28.3% spoke only French and 1.3% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 69.2% for English only, 28.4% for French only and 1.3% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Moncton – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 136,145 100.0 136,150 100.0
English 83,585 61.4 93,425 68.6
French 46,960 34.5 38,500 28.3
Non-official language 3,400 2.5 1,715 1.3
Multiple responses 2,205 1.6 2,500 1.8
Table 12 Moncton – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 99.4 98.3 1.1
French 90.7 79.4 11.3
Non-official language 76.2 52.8 23.3

Moncton – Non-official languages

In Moncton, the three most common mother tongues were Korean (0.4%), Arabic (0.3%) and Spanish (0.2%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Mi'kmaq (0.3%), German (0.3%) and Korean (0.3%).

Table 13 Moncton – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Korean 555 15.1 0.4
Arabic 370 10.0 0.3
Spanish 270 7.3 0.2
German 250 6.8 0.2
Italian 195 5.3 0.1
Dutch 165 4.5 0.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 155 4.2 0.1
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 155 4.2 0.1
Vietnamese 100 2.7 0.1
Swahili 100 2.7 0.1

Moncton – Bilingualism

Table 14 Moncton – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 45.8 22.0 89.6 27.6
0 to 19 40.4 30.0 65.9 26.3
20 to 44 54.6 30.3 96.3 30.6
45 to 64 42.7 12.5 95.0 26.6
65 and over 38.4 7.4 90.8 20.3
Table 15 Moncton – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 136,145 100.0
English only 68,060 50.0
French only 4,650 3.4
English and French 63,245 46.5
Neither English nor French 195 0.1

Symbols:

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not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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