Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Shippagan, P - New Brunswick 1

Map of Shippagan, P (shaded in green), New Brunswick

Map of Shippagan, P

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Shippagan, P - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Shippagan, P - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
28
Nat. rank
707

In 2011, Shippagan (Parish / Paroisse (municipalité de)) had a population of 5,032, representing a percentage change of -6.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 207.25 square kilometres with a population density of 24.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 71,377.18 square kilometres with a population density of 10.5 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Shippagan (Parish / Paroisse (municipalité de)) had 2,205 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -0.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Shippagan (Parish / Paroisse (municipalité de)) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Shippagan (Parish / Paroisse (municipalité de)) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Caraquet, N.B. P 1,382 1,511 -8.5
Le Goulet, N.B. VL 817 908 -10.0
Shippagan, N.B. T 2,603 2,754 -5.5
Lamèque, N.B. TV 1,432 1,422 0.7
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël, N.B. VL 955 993 -3.8

New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Dieppe C 23,310 18,565 25.6
Quispamsis TV 17,886 15,239 17.4
Lincoln P 6,458 5,764 12.0
Fredericton CY 56,224 50,535 11.3
Kingsclear P 7,391 6,689 10.5

New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Shippagan P 5,032 5,370 -6.3
Edmundston C 16,032 16,643 -3.7
Alnwick P 5,922 6,152 -3.7
Beaubassin East / Beaubassin-est RCR 6,200 6,429 -3.6
Bathurst CY 12,275 12,714 -3.5

Age and sex

Shippagan, P – Age distribution

Table 4 Shippagan, P – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 10.9% 11.2% 10.6%
15 to 64 71.9% 70.6% 72.9%
65 and over 17.4% 18.4% 16.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Shippagan, P was 17.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 10.9%. 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.

Shippagan, P – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Shippagan, P – Population by broad age groups, 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 5,030 5,370 -340 -6.3
0 to 14 550 660 -110 -16.7
15 to 64 3,615 3,985 -370 -9.3
65 and over 875 720 155 21.5
Males
Total 2,585 2,725 -140 -5.1
0 to 14 290 355 -65 -18.3
15 to 64 1,825 1,995 -170 -8.5
65 and over 475 380 95 25.0
Females
Total 2,450 2,645 -195 -7.4
0 to 14 260 310 -50 -16.1
15 to 64 1,785 1,990 -205 -10.3
65 and over 400 345 55 15.9

Shippagan, P – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Shippagan, P – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,030 2,585 2,450
0 to 4 years 180 90 90
5 to 9 years 160 80 80
10 to 14 years 205 115 95
15 to 19 years 260 145 115
20 to 24 years 260 125 135
25 to 29 years 240 125 110
30 to 34 years 270 130 140
35 to 39 years 310 160 145
40 to 44 years 330 160 165
45 to 49 years 465 225 245
50 to 54 years 495 255 245
55 to 59 years 505 255 250
60 to 64 years 480 235 240
65 to 69 years 355 185 170
70 to 74 years 215 130 90
75 to 79 years 145 75 65
80 to 84 years 100 55 45
85 years and over 65 30 30
Median age 48.3 48.7 47.9

Shippagan, P – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Shippagan, P was 48.3 years. In comparison, the median age of New Brunswick was 43.7 years.

Table 7 Canada, New Brunswick and Shippagan, P – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
New Brunswick 41.5 43.7
Shippagan, P 44.4 48.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Shippagan was 1,595, which represents a change of -1.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Shippagan, 52.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 22.9% were common-law-couples and 24.5% were lone-parent families.

Shippagan – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, New Brunswick, CSD of Shippagan, P and neighbouring census subdivisions – 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
Shippagan, P 1,595 840 52.7 365 22.9 390 24.5 -1.2
Caraquet, P 420 210 50.0 115 27.4 100 23.8 -6.7
Le Goulet, VL 260 130 50.0 45 17.3 80 30.8 8.3
Shippagan, T 740 360 48.6 170 23.0 215 29.1 -8.6
Lamèque, TV 415 225 54.2 95 22.9 90 21.7 0.0
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël, VL 300 160 53.3 60 20.0 80 26.7 1.7

Shippagan – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Shippagan, 33.8% 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.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 230
Married couples without children * 615
Common-law-couples with children * 175
Common-law-couples without children * 190

Shippagan – Marital status

In Shippagan, 54.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (38.0%) or living with a common-law partner (16.2%).

The remaining 45.7% 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 9 Canada, New Brunswick, Shippagan, P – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Shippagan, P New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,485 100.0 637,595 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,430 54.2 382,310 60.0 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 1,705 38.0 310,310 48.7 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 725 16.2 72,000 11.3 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,050 45.7 255,285 40.0 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,450 32.3 159,760 25.1 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 190 4.2 21,035 3.3 698,245 2.5
Divorced 150 3.3 32,930 5.2 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 265 5.9 41,565 6.5 1,584,525 5.7

Shippagan – Types of private households

There were 2,205 private households4 in Shippagan in 2011, a change of -0.9% from 2006. Of these, 17.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -30.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, New Brunswick, Shippagan, P – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Shippagan, P New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,205 100.0 314,010 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
395 17.9 74,710 23.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
745 33.8 108,040 34.4 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 340 15.4 32,940 10.5 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 590 26.8 81,705 26.0 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 60 2.7 4,415 1.4 268,060 2.0
Other households10 80 3.6 12,200 3.9 543,340 4.1

Shippagan – Structural type of dwelling

In Shippagan, 94.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, New Brunswick, Shippagan, P – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Shippagan, P New Brunswick Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,205 100.0 314,005 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,075 94.1 220,175 70.1 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 15 0.7 10,815 3.4 646,240 4.9
Row house 5 0.2 7,830 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 3,990 1.3 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 30 1.4 42,040 13.4 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 15 0.7 14,110 4.5 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 0 0.0 1,050 0.3 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 55 2.5 14,000 4.5 183,510 1.4

Language

Shippagan, P – Mother tongue

Chart J: Shippagan, P - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Shippagan, P - 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 Shippagan, 3.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 95.8% reported French only, and 0.1% reported a non-official language only, 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, 3.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 96.5% spoke only French and 0.0% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 69.2% for only English, 28.4% for only French and 1.3% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Shippagan, P – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,030 100.0 5,030 100.0
English 190 3.8 155 3.1
French 4,820 95.8 4,855 96.5
Non-official language 5 0.1 0 0.0
Multiple responses 20 0.4 25 0.5
Table 13 Shippagan, P – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 75.6 58.5 17.1
French 99.7 99.2 0.5
Non-official language 100.0 100.0 0.0

Shippagan, P – Bilingualism

Table 14 Shippagan, P – 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 28.9 69.2 27.3 0.0
0 to 19 18.6 80.0 17.4 0.0
20 to 44 37.6 88.9 35.9 0.0
45 to 64 28.3 70.6 26.3 0.0
65 and over 25.3 37.5 24.7 0.0
Table 15 Shippagan, P – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,030 100.0
English only 55 1.1
French only 3,510 69.8
English and French 1,465 29.1
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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