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Characteristic Essex, CTY
Ontario
(Census division)
Ontario Data quality note(s)

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 388,782 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,851,821  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 393,402 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,160,282  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) -1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 164,733 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,308,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 152,293 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,508 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 210.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 1,850.78 ...Data not available ...Data not available 908,607.67 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 388,785 191,230 197,555 12,851,820 6,263,140 6,588,685
0 to 4 years 21,100 10,915 10,180 704,260 360,590 343,670
5 to 9 years 22,930 11,825 11,105 712,755 365,290 347,465
10 to 14 years 24,455 12,620 11,830 763,755 391,630 372,125
15 to 19 years 26,880 13,790 13,090 863,635 443,680 419,950
15 years 5,400 2,770 2,635 168,840 86,700 82,140
16 years 5,570 2,890 2,675 172,840 89,195 83,645
17 years 5,290 2,665 2,625 171,405 88,230 83,170
18 years 5,370 2,750 2,620 173,930 89,225 84,705
19 years 5,250 2,710 2,540 176,620 90,330 86,290
20 to 24 years 25,235 12,945 12,290 852,910 432,490 420,415
25 to 29 years 21,705 10,580 11,125 815,120 400,045 415,075
30 to 34 years 22,350 10,840 11,510 800,365 383,340 417,030
35 to 39 years 25,425 12,390 13,035 844,335 405,845 438,485
40 to 44 years 27,905 13,815 14,085 924,075 447,920 476,155
45 to 49 years 31,245 15,580 15,670 1,055,880 517,510 538,370
50 to 54 years 30,205 15,135 15,075 1,006,140 492,560 513,580
55 to 59 years 26,285 12,895 13,390 864,620 418,755 445,865
60 to 64 years 23,920 11,640 12,285 765,655 370,370 395,275
65 to 69 years 17,750 8,685 9,065 563,485 270,875 292,610
70 to 74 years 13,705 6,360 7,345 440,780 206,350 234,435
75 to 79 years 11,080 5,045 6,035 356,150 161,345 194,805
80 to 84 years 8,585 3,585 4,995 271,510 113,620 157,890
85 years and over 8,020 2,575 5,445 246,400 80,925 165,475
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.8 39.9 41.6 40.4 39.4 41.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 82.4 81.5 83.2 83.0 82.2 83.9
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 320,295 155,860 164,435 10,671,050 5,145,630 5,525,420
Married or living with a common-law partner 183,030 92,350 90,675 6,158,605 3,078,940 3,079,665
Married (and not separated) 162,790 82,170 80,620 5,367,400 2,681,320 2,686,075
Living common law 20,240 10,185 10,055 791,210 397,620 393,590
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 137,270 63,505 73,760 4,512,440 2,066,690 2,445,750
Single (never legally married) 87,220 47,060 40,165 2,985,020 1,583,760 1,401,260
Separated 9,715 4,070 5,645 319,805 133,790 186,015
Divorced 20,175 8,375 11,800 593,730 231,160 362,570
Widowed 20,155 4,005 16,155 613,880 117,980 495,905
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 108,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,612,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 52,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,686,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 812,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 22,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 783,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 11,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 329,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 108,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,612,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 88,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,007,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 78,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,612,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 34,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,090,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 44,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,522,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 15,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 559,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 19,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 676,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 9,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 286,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 10,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 394,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 5,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 236,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 158,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available 77,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 20,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 604,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 16,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 486,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 9,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 282,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 4,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 145,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 3,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 118,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 77,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 125,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,083,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 25,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 839,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 42,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,323,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 15,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 496,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 26,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 888,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 15,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 535,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 381,345 187,135 194,215 12,655,130 6,179,005 6,476,125
Number of persons not in census families 57,510 27,150 30,360 1,951,440 889,600 1,061,845
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 7,075 2,835 4,240 295,100 113,180 181,925
Living with non-relatives only 9,010 5,120 3,890 425,360 233,900 191,465
Living alone 41,420 19,190 22,230 1,230,980 542,525 688,455
Number of census family persons 323,840 159,985 163,850 10,703,690 5,289,410 5,414,280
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 55,400 25,135 30,265 1,752,725 796,110 956,615
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 18,290 5,125 13,160 563,605 155,405 408,200
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 2,510 540 1,970 105,130 22,345 82,785
Living with non-relatives only 725 325 400 30,835 14,715 16,125
Living alone 15,055 4,260 10,800 427,640 118,350 309,290
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 37,110 20,005 17,105 1,189,120 640,705 548,415
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 152,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 106,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 98,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,103,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 82,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,642,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 37,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,171,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 44,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,471,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 16,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 460,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 7,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 371,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 5,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 242,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 3,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 167,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 2,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 114,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 74,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 2,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 128,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 45,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,412,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 41,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 4,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 152,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 108,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,718,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 12,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 789,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 30,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,362,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 6,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 279,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 7,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 415,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 3,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 11,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 152,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,887,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 41,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 50,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,584,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 23,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 803,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 22,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 783,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 9,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 310,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 4,665 ...Data not available ...Data not available 174,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 381,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,655,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 384,935 189,705 195,230 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730
  Single responses  376,960 185,855 191,100 12,434,770 6,071,955 6,362,815
    English  281,975 139,225 142,750 8,677,040 4,276,970 4,400,065
    French  11,710 5,455 6,250 493,300 232,785 260,510
    Non-official languages  83,280 41,175 42,105 3,264,435 1,562,190 1,702,240
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 20 10 10 15,625 7,315 8,305
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 5 3,930 1,835 2,095
        Dene  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Innu/Montagnais  5 0 0 5 5 5
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 300 85 215
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 70 20 45
        Ojibway  15 5 5 8,255 3,925 4,330
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 3,030 1,440 1,590
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 82,885 40,985 41,895 3,222,400 1,542,155 1,680,245
        African languages, n.i.e 205 105 100 3,080 1,585 1,495
        Afrikaans  40 20 15 2,060 1,030 1,030
        Akan (Twi)  55 25 30 9,680 4,565 5,115
        Albanian  1,080 535 545 17,440 8,870 8,565
        Amharic  125 60 65 9,190 4,295 4,895
        Arabic  11,545 5,860 5,685 133,390 69,890 63,500
        Armenian  230 100 130 13,070 6,330 6,740
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 55 30 30 3,040 1,445 1,595
        Bengali  620 310 315 38,685 19,745 18,935
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 120 70 60
        Bisayan languages  70 25 45 6,380 2,395 3,985
        Bosnian  330 165 165 6,140 3,045 3,095
        Bulgarian  100 50 55 9,015 4,390 4,625
        Burmese  20 10 5 1,400 685 715
        Cantonese  1,230 580 650 186,870 87,020 99,850
        Chinese, n.o.s.  3,435 1,690 1,750 195,120 92,170 102,950
        Creoles  185 85 100 9,650 4,355 5,295
        Croatian  1,850 895 955 33,830 16,505 17,320
        Czech  195 80 120 12,115 5,675 6,440
        Danish  85 40 40 4,745 2,230 2,515
        Dutch  815 420 395 58,135 28,150 29,985
        Estonian  20 5 10 5,025 2,170 2,850
        Finnish  160 70 90 11,350 4,905 6,450
        Flemish  100 35 60 2,710 1,180 1,530
        Fukien  5 5 0 3,410 1,620 1,795
        German  8,950 4,350 4,595 140,315 65,815 74,500
        Greek  1,100 550 555 56,890 28,455 28,435
        Gujarati  635 325 310 68,105 34,110 33,995
        Hakka  10 5 5 3,535 1,685 1,850
        Hebrew  35 25 10 11,415 6,085 5,330
        Hindi  595 310 285 47,645 23,880 23,765
        Hungarian  1,515 730 785 41,010 19,455 21,555
        Ilocano  75 30 40 8,050 2,990 5,060
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 50 25 25 2,845 1,520 1,330
        Italian  10,785 5,325 5,465 251,330 123,830 127,505
        Japanese  85 30 55 12,215 4,415 7,800
        Khmer (Cambodian)  450 215 230 7,210 3,345 3,860
        Korean  420 210 210 64,080 30,065 34,015
        Kurdish  130 75 55 5,760 3,100 2,660
        Lao  245 125 115 5,350 2,620 2,730
        Latvian  20 5 15 4,640 1,970 2,670
        Lingala  20 10 10 755 325 430
        Lithuanian  80 30 50 5,600 2,375 3,230
        Macedonian  1,205 585 625 16,305 7,930 8,370
        Malay  60 35 25 5,305 2,395 2,910
        Malayalam  150 70 80 10,745 5,460 5,285
        Maltese  235 125 115 5,830 2,930 2,905
        Mandarin  1,110 530 580 118,390 55,825 62,565
        Marathi  85 45 40 4,155 2,135 2,025
        Nepali  95 50 45 3,640 1,850 1,795
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 180 80 95 5,780 2,925 2,860
        Norwegian  5 5 5 1,060 465 595
        Oromo  45 25 20 1,770 890 875
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  2,095 1,090 1,005 173,975 88,090 85,885
        Pashto  30 10 15 8,165 4,200 3,965
        Persian (Farsi)  615 305 305 98,905 50,110 48,790
        Polish  3,430 1,590 1,840 128,440 58,835 69,600
        Portuguese  2,385 1,145 1,245 147,725 71,605 76,125
        Romanian  2,405 1,145 1,265 41,980 19,835 22,140
        Rundi (Kirundi)  40 15 25 1,035 455 580
        Russian  550 225 325 93,080 42,590 50,490
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  95 45 50 1,120 450 670
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 2,085 1,005 1,075 14,930 7,345 7,590
        Serbian  3,045 1,520 1,525 41,910 20,750 21,165
        Serbo-Croatian  215 105 110 5,250 2,565 2,685
        Shanghainese  15 5 5 1,410 585 830
        Sign languages, n.i.e 55 25 25 1,580 835 745
        Sindhi  25 10 15 6,530 3,055 3,475
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  120 65 60 9,335 4,555 4,780
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 195 110 90 1,780 900 875
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 145 75 70 2,005 1,000 1,005
        Slovak  1,030 485 540 10,250 4,665 5,585
        Slovenian  195 80 120 7,505 3,475 4,030
        Somali  575 250 320 22,685 9,750 12,930
        Spanish  4,965 3,005 1,960 178,335 85,410 92,915
        Swahili  140 60 80 4,745 2,255 2,490
        Swedish  15 10 10 2,505 1,060 1,440
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  1,800 685 1,110 140,805 53,595 87,210
        Taiwanese  25 10 15 3,020 1,390 1,625
        Tamil  260 130 130 111,060 54,760 56,300
        Telugu  115 60 60 6,730 3,525 3,205
        Thai  190 100 85 2,915 995 1,915
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 3,965 2,005 1,960
        Tigrigna  120 50 70 5,560 2,605 2,955
        Turkish  400 220 180 16,615 8,755 7,865
        Ukrainian  730 295 440 41,455 18,275 23,185
        Urdu  1,915 985 930 128,730 65,470 63,260
        Vietnamese  1,925 935 990 65,915 30,920 34,990
        Yiddish  30 15 15 5,105 2,350 2,760
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 375 180 190 26,410 12,725 13,690
  Multiple responses          7,975 3,850 4,125 287,290 138,385 148,910
    English and French  1,720 800 925 46,605 21,805 24,795
    English and non-official language  5,550 2,735 2,820 219,425 106,790 112,635
    French and non-official language  440 205 235 13,645 6,285 7,365
    English, French and non-official language 265 115 150 7,615 3,495 4,115
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 384,935 189,705 195,230 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730
  English only 341,720 170,095 171,625 10,984,360 5,445,050 5,539,310
  French only 455 195 260 42,980 18,805 24,175
  English and French 35,775 16,085 19,690 1,395,805 627,725 768,085
  Neither English nor French 6,980 3,330 3,650 298,920 118,765 180,155
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 384,935 189,705 195,230 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730
  English 364,845 180,265 184,585 11,844,580 5,819,520 6,025,055
  French 10,825 5,045 5,775 500,270 235,620 264,655
  English and French 2,400 1,125 1,275 84,230 39,330 44,895
  Neither English nor French 6,865 3,275 3,590 292,980 115,860 177,115
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 12,020 5,610 6,410 542,390 255,285 287,100
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 3.1 3.0 3.3 4.3 4.1 4.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 384,930 189,705 195,225 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730
  Single responses 371,220 182,935 188,280 12,156,790 5,936,965 6,219,825
    English 325,175 160,400 164,775 10,044,810 4,930,610 5,114,200
    French 3,230 1,480 1,755 284,115 133,495 150,620
    Non-official languages 42,810 21,055 21,755 1,827,870 872,860 955,010
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 5 5,935 3,000 2,930
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 1,920 950 970
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 80 20 60
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Ojibway 5 0 0 2,855 1,510 1,345
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 1,065 505 555
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 42,670 20,985 21,680 1,811,985 864,990 946,995
        African languages, n.i.e. 115 60 55 1,405 675 730
        Afrikaans 5 0 5 775 385 390
        Akan (Twi) 15 10 10 5,305 2,390 2,915
        Albanian 570 275 295 10,055 5,075 4,980
        Amharic 70 35 35 5,280 2,400 2,880
        Arabic 6,930 3,345 3,590 76,410 38,095 38,315
        Armenian 110 40 65 7,375 3,435 3,940
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 885 420 465
        Bengali 425 205 225 26,895 13,495 13,405
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 40 20 20
        Bisayan languages 15 5 10 2,045 895 1,150
        Bosnian 180 90 95 3,525 1,765 1,760
        Bulgarian 50 30 25 5,165 2,535 2,630
        Burmese 10 10 5 885 425 460
        Cantonese 905 445 460 147,795 68,295 79,500
        Chinese, n.o.s. 2,435 1,195 1,240 135,665 64,765 70,895
        Creoles 100 45 60 4,720 2,120 2,600
        Croatian 705 320 385 13,185 6,320 6,865
        Czech 50 20 35 4,325 2,055 2,265
        Danish 5 5 0 335 170 170
        Dutch 30 15 20 5,395 2,535 2,855
        Estonian 0 0 0 1,260 475 785
        Finnish 40 15 20 2,280 1,005 1,270
        Flemish 10 5 10 230 105 130
        Fukien 0 0 0 1,045 495 550
        German 3,420 1,670 1,750 39,180 18,925 20,255
        Greek 455 215 240 23,590 11,185 12,405
        Gujarati 395 200 200 42,445 20,860 21,585
        Hakka 0 0 5 1,595 740 855
        Hebrew 5 5 5 5,240 2,630 2,610
        Hindi 325 155 165 24,650 12,200 12,450
        Hungarian 475 220 250 15,440 7,260 8,175
        Ilocano 5 0 5 2,920 1,170 1,745
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 20 5 10 1,175 590 590
        Italian 3,730 1,630 2,100 88,835 39,140 49,695
        Japanese 35 10 20 5,765 2,535 3,235
        Khmer (Cambodian) 270 130 145 4,065 1,860 2,205
        Korean 300 150 150 47,245 22,575 24,675
        Kurdish 90 45 45 3,580 1,835 1,745
        Lao 155 85 75 2,855 1,445 1,410
        Latvian 0 0 5 1,270 535 730
        Lingala 5 5 5 240 95 140
        Lithuanian 10 5 5 1,780 765 1,015
        Macedonian 550 265 285 7,290 3,495 3,795
        Malay 20 10 10 1,925 920 1,005
        Malayalam 80 35 45 5,315 2,665 2,645
        Maltese 40 20 20 1,295 625 670
        Mandarin 910 455 460 96,610 46,980 49,630
        Marathi 35 20 15 1,980 1,015 965
        Nepali 85 45 40 2,480 1,260 1,220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 45 20 30 1,830 870 960
        Norwegian 0 0 0 120 50 75
        Oromo 30 20 15 1,040 490 545
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,445 730 715 124,100 62,105 61,995
        Pashto 20 5 15 5,765 2,875 2,890
        Persian (Farsi) 370 175 190 69,200 33,860 35,335
        Polish 1,650 775 870 60,730 28,490 32,240
        Portuguese 1,020 450 570 70,210 33,690 36,520
        Romanian 1,400 670 730 22,845 10,960 11,880
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 375 180 195
        Russian 325 145 180 64,425 30,385 34,045
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 10 10 395 165 230
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 1,455 690 765 10,360 4,980 5,375
        Serbian 1,710 825 885 26,000 12,665 13,335
        Serbo-Croatian 120 60 60 2,500 1,220 1,285
        Shanghainese 15 5 10 660 300 365
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 40 2,650 1,535 1,115
        Sindhi 0 0 0 2,835 1,265 1,565
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 60 30 30 4,480 2,195 2,280
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 180 100 80 1,410 710 695
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 40 15 25 565 265 300
        Slovak 280 130 155 3,185 1,485 1,700
        Slovenian 45 15 30 1,815 830 990
        Somali 390 165 230 15,450 6,520 8,935
        Spanish 3,390 2,295 1,090 106,735 51,645 55,085
        Swahili 105 40 60 2,025 940 1,080
        Swedish 5 0 5 410 200 210
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 820 355 465 65,225 27,135 38,095
        Taiwanese 10 0 5 1,495 710 785
        Tamil 135 65 75 83,645 40,665 42,980
        Telugu 45 20 20 3,820 1,955 1,870
        Thai 150 95 60 1,320 650 675
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 3,200 1,615 1,585
        Tigrigna 80 30 45 3,075 1,390 1,680
        Turkish 205 100 100 10,395 5,265 5,135
        Ukrainian 125 45 80 15,240 6,810 8,425
        Urdu 1,210 605 605 83,520 41,750 41,770
        Vietnamese 1,440 680 755 47,355 22,240 25,120
        Yiddish 0 0 0 530 260 275
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 140 65 70 9,950 4,865 5,085
  Multiple responses         13,715 6,770 6,945 565,270 273,370 291,895
    English and French 830 375 460 37,955 17,250 20,705
    English and non-official language 12,380 6,160 6,215 509,105 248,050 261,055
    French and non-official language 145 80 70 6,370 2,855 3,520
    English, French and non-official language 365 160 205 11,845 5,225 6,620
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 384,930 189,705 195,230 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,725
  None 330,790 163,490 167,300 10,611,255 5,199,975 5,411,280
  Single responses  52,890 25,605 27,285 2,066,620 989,785 1,076,835
    English  18,815 9,225 9,585 848,410 416,070 432,340
    French  7,310 3,230 4,080 227,040 101,685 125,355
    Non-official languages  26,770 13,150 13,615 991,165 472,030 519,140
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 20 10 10 10,750 4,985 5,770
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 5 2,120 980 1,140
        Dene  0 0 0 15 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 220 85 135
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 50 20 30
        Ojibway  10 5 10 6,505 3,030 3,470
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 1,840 870 970
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 26,500 13,030 13,475 966,445 460,560 505,885
        African languages, n.i.e 60 25 35 1,340 675 665
        Afrikaans  30 15 15 1,285 630 660
        Akan (Twi)  50 25 25 4,585 2,195 2,390
        Albanian  330 160 165 4,625 2,315 2,310
        Amharic  40 20 25 3,085 1,430 1,655
        Arabic  4,350 2,280 2,065 45,670 24,305 21,360
        Armenian  75 40 35 3,700 1,785 1,910
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 40 25 20 1,490 675 810
        Bengali  120 65 55 8,115 4,155 3,960
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 5 0 50 25 20
        Bisayan languages  20 10 10 1,600 585 1,010
        Bosnian  105 55 50 1,790 875 915
        Bulgarian  40 15 20 2,240 1,050 1,185
        Burmese  5 5 0 405 200 205
        Cantonese  340 160 180 41,885 19,995 21,890
        Chinese, n.o.s.  670 340 335 35,080 16,715 18,365
        Creoles  105 45 60 7,720 3,355 4,370
        Croatian  710 335 370 13,060 6,290 6,770
        Czech  55 35 25 3,765 1,645 2,115
        Danish  30 15 15 1,690 740 950
        Dutch  215 90 120 18,365 8,275 10,095
        Estonian  5 0 10 1,850 785 1,065
        Finnish  55 25 30 3,725 1,530 2,195
        Flemish  10 5 10 590 230 355
        Fukien  0 0 0 1,440 695 750
        German  2,760 1,330 1,430 44,850 20,385 24,470
        Greek  490 250 240 29,400 14,815 14,580
        Gujarati  130 70 60 17,855 8,935 8,915
        Hakka  5 0 0 1,010 480 530
        Hebrew  25 10 10 8,795 4,415 4,380
        Hindi  345 190 155 31,720 16,115 15,605
        Hungarian  480 210 270 11,610 5,225 6,380
        Ilocano  15 5 10 2,215 830 1,385
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 15 5 10 1,050 550 505
        Italian  4,200 2,115 2,085 100,275 49,240 51,035
        Japanese  55 20 35 5,765 2,425 3,350
        Khmer (Cambodian)  115 60 55 2,105 985 1,120
        Korean  65 30 35 11,915 5,615 6,300
        Kurdish  20 10 10 1,355 730 625
        Lao  55 30 30 1,600 815 785
        Latvian  10 5 5 1,525 620 900
        Lingala  20 10 10 1,220 505 715
        Lithuanian  30 10 20 1,685 675 1,010
        Macedonian  455 230 230 5,710 2,780 2,930
        Malay  30 15 15 2,010 875 1,135
        Malayalam  50 25 30 4,210 2,120 2,085
        Maltese  80 40 40 2,270 1,045 1,225
        Mandarin  185 75 105 22,435 10,105 12,330
        Marathi  25 15 10 1,255 620 640
        Nepali  5 5 0 655 325 335
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 150 75 80 4,890 2,350 2,540
        Norwegian  5 5 5 475 205 265
        Oromo  5 0 5 450 235 225
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  405 210 195 36,175 18,600 17,575
        Pashto  5 0 0 1,565 845 715
        Persian (Farsi)  135 75 60 19,325 10,130 9,195
        Polish  1,005 460 540 36,540 16,475 20,070
        Portuguese  965 495 470 56,065 27,195 28,865
        Romanian  640 305 330 11,640 5,370 6,265
        Rundi (Kirundi)  10 0 5 535 225 310
        Russian  165 70 95 20,915 9,535 11,380
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  45 25 20 555 220 335
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 425 215 210 3,145 1,560 1,585
        Serbian  960 480 485 11,025 5,500 5,525
        Serbo-Croatian  60 30 30 1,355 675 675
        Shanghainese  5 5 5 460 185 275
        Sign languages, n.i.e 60 25 35 1,530 620 905
        Sindhi  10 5 10 2,660 1,255 1,410
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  55 30 20 4,160 2,055 2,105
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 175 85 95
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 35 15 15 570 280 295
        Slovak  305 135 170 2,965 1,305 1,665
        Slovenian  60 25 35 2,445 1,075 1,370
        Somali  145 75 70 7,410 3,415 4,000
        Spanish  1,515 715 800 64,810 31,120 33,695
        Swahili  75 35 35 3,240 1,485 1,755
        Swedish  5 5 5 1,240 520 720
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  665 240 425 48,070 17,385 30,690
        Taiwanese  10 0 10 1,050 480 570
        Tamil  90 50 40 23,860 11,970 11,885
        Telugu  50 30 25 1,730 910 820
        Thai  30 5 25 1,120 375 745
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 445 235 210
        Tigrigna  40 15 15 1,945 930 1,015
        Turkish  155 95 65 4,610 2,460 2,150
        Ukrainian  225 90 135 12,170 5,285 6,880
        Urdu  470 245 225 34,535 17,635 16,895
        Vietnamese  360 170 185 15,425 7,320 8,105
        Yiddish  5 0 0 1,540 660 875
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 255 120 135 13,970 6,485 7,490
  Multiple responses          1,250 610 645 44,190 20,580 23,610
    English and French  225 110 115 6,970 3,210 3,760
    English and non-official language  285 145 135 15,600 7,690 7,910
    French and non-official language  740 350 385 21,270 9,505 11,765
    English, French and non-official language  10 0 5 350 170 180

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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.

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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. Essex, Ontario (Code 3537) and Ontario (Code 35) (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 December 10, 2019).

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