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

(Province)
New Brunswick

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available 751,171 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available 729,997 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 348,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available 314,007 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available 71,377.18 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 921,730 445,585 476,140 751,170 366,440 384,730
0 to 4 years 43,985 22,565 21,415 36,525 18,575 17,955
5 to 9 years 44,425 22,660 21,765 36,660 18,600 18,060
10 to 14 years 49,810 25,555 24,260 40,390 20,780 19,610
15 to 19 years 57,440 29,235 28,205 45,845 23,585 22,265
15 years 11,060 5,555 5,505 8,705 4,485 4,220
16 years 11,095 5,690 5,405 9,030 4,660 4,365
17 years 11,425 5,800 5,625 9,270 4,730 4,540
18 years 11,775 6,065 5,705 9,450 4,900 4,550
19 years 12,085 6,125 5,965 9,395 4,815 4,585
20 to 24 years 59,620 30,055 29,560 44,585 22,735 21,850
25 to 29 years 51,920 25,405 26,515 41,725 20,535 21,190
30 to 34 years 51,545 24,470 27,070 43,700 21,160 22,540
35 to 39 years 56,380 26,835 29,545 48,120 23,380 24,740
40 to 44 years 62,115 29,895 32,220 51,275 25,010 26,265
45 to 49 years 76,275 37,010 39,265 61,905 30,250 31,650
50 to 54 years 77,465 37,465 39,995 62,795 30,675 32,115
55 to 59 years 70,960 34,200 36,760 59,340 28,940 30,400
60 to 64 years 66,425 32,310 34,115 54,665 26,940 27,725
65 to 69 years 48,920 23,840 25,075 39,110 19,410 19,695
70 to 74 years 36,395 17,300 19,095 29,255 14,060 15,190
75 to 79 years 27,655 12,460 15,195 22,480 10,020 12,460
80 to 84 years 20,015 8,040 11,975 16,335 6,535 9,795
85 years and over 20,385 6,285 14,105 16,465 5,240 11,225
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 43.7 42.7 44.6 43.7 42.8 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.0 84.1 85.8 84.9 84.2 85.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 783,510 374,810 408,700 637,590 308,485 329,110
Married or living with a common-law partner 453,095 226,305 226,790 382,310 191,050 191,260
Married (and not separated) 376,020 187,865 188,155 310,310 155,115 155,195
Living common law 77,075 38,440 38,635 72,000 35,935 36,070
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 330,420 148,505 181,915 255,285 117,440 137,850
Single (never legally married) 209,180 109,775 99,405 159,760 86,220 73,545
Separated 23,545 10,105 13,445 21,035 9,180 11,855
Divorced 46,065 18,690 27,375 32,930 14,060 18,870
Widowed 51,625 9,940 41,690 41,560 7,985 33,575
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 224,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 49,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 224,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 188,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 70,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 29,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 18,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 200,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 69,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 906,175 439,230 466,940 735,715 359,500 376,215
Number of persons not in census families 163,895 74,725 89,165 122,025 56,500 65,525
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 17,670 7,250 10,420 13,885 5,930 7,955
Living with non-relatives only 37,430 20,250 17,180 26,435 14,440 11,995
Living alone 108,795 47,225 61,570 81,705 36,135 45,570
Number of census family persons 742,285 364,505 377,775 613,695 303,000 310,690
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 143,825 65,235 78,595 114,255 52,430 61,830
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 48,920 14,375 34,550 37,740 11,275 26,460
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 6,250 1,570 4,675 4,920 1,330 3,590
Living with non-relatives only 2,710 1,275 1,430 2,545 1,205 1,340
Living alone 39,970 11,530 28,440 30,270 8,745 21,530
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 94,905 50,860 44,045 76,515 41,150 35,365
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 314,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 220,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 204,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 175,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 93,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 314,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 220,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 75,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 314,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 123,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 51,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 735,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425 739,900 361,415 378,480
  Single responses  904,285 438,165 466,125 731,855 357,560 374,295
    English  836,085 404,330 431,760 479,930 234,735 245,195
    French  31,105 15,005 16,100 233,530 113,495 120,035
    Non-official languages  37,090 18,825 18,260 18,395 9,330 9,065
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 4,685 2,280 2,405 2,135 1,030 1,110
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 15 15 10 5 5
        Dene  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  25 5 20 5 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  4,620 2,255 2,370 2,115 1,020 1,095
        Ojibway  15 5 10 0 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 31,675 16,170 15,510 15,520 7,920 7,595
        African languages, n.i.e 70 40 35 30 20 10
        Afrikaans  75 45 35 70 30 35
        Akan (Twi)  50 25 30 15 10 5
        Albanian  245 130 120 15 10 10
        Amharic  150 80 70 45 20 25
        Arabic  5,965 3,525 2,440 1,325 830 495
        Armenian  50 30 20 15 10 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 100 55 45 60 30 30
        Bengali  375 210 165 180 95 80
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 5 10 5 5
        Bisayan languages  85 30 55 65 20 45
        Bosnian  90 45 45 40 20 20
        Bulgarian  50 30 25 20 5 10
        Burmese  10 10 5 10 5 5
        Cantonese  590 275 315 225 120 105
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,750 1,395 1,355 1,190 605 585
        Creoles  45 20 25 70 40 35
        Croatian  210 110 100 75 35 40
        Czech  180 95 90 45 25 20
        Danish  175 95 85 145 50 95
        Dutch  1,725 860 865 925 500 425
        Estonian  55 25 25 20 10 10
        Finnish  95 40 50 50 25 25
        Flemish  30 10 15 30 10 20
        Fukien  15 10 10 0 0 5
        German  3,275 1,545 1,735 1,805 860 945
        Greek  775 385 385 140 85 55
        Gujarati  105 60 50 45 25 20
        Hakka  0 5 0 5 5 0
        Hebrew  75 45 30 25 20 10
        Hindi  515 265 250 250 130 115
        Hungarian  280 130 150 155 75 80
        Ilocano  25 5 15 15 10 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 30 15 15
        Italian  790 445 345 440 240 205
        Japanese  305 95 210 115 30 85
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 5 5 5 5 5
        Korean  815 360 455 1,810 915 890
        Kurdish  70 45 30 15 5 5
        Lao  10 10 0 5 0 0
        Latvian  65 35 30 20 10 10
        Lingala  10 0 10 15 5 5
        Lithuanian  35 15 20 15 5 5
        Macedonian  15 5 5 15 10 5
        Malay  65 20 45 45 25 20
        Malayalam  115 55 55 40 20 20
        Maltese  20 10 5 5 0 0
        Mandarin  905 435 470 405 190 215
        Marathi  30 15 15 35 15 15
        Nepali  225 120 105 100 50 50
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 110 60 45 135 85 55
        Norwegian  125 70 55 45 25 15
        Oromo  35 30 10 30 15 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  375 205 170 95 55 45
        Pashto  70 35 35 5 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  1,185 635 550 450 245 205
        Polish  825 385 440 255 125 130
        Portuguese  380 195 185 220 110 115
        Romanian  170 80 85 420 225 200
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 5 5 40 20 20
        Russian  815 395 430 355 175 180
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 35 20 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 5 0 0
        Serbian  115 55 55 120 60 55
        Serbo-Croatian  105 55 55 45 15 25
        Shanghainese  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 120 60 60 95 55 40
        Sindhi  15 10 0 10 5 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  110 65 45 20 10 10
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 25 15 15
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 10 5 5 0
        Slovak  120 50 70 20 10 15
        Slovenian  30 15 15 10 5 5
        Somali  40 20 20 5 5 0
        Spanish  1,545 750 800 1,135 545 585
        Swahili  75 45 35 140 80 55
        Swedish  85 40 50 45 20 30
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  1,185 500 685 585 205 380
        Taiwanese  40 15 25 5 0 0
        Tamil  270 155 110 90 55 35
        Telugu  125 75 50 45 25 20
        Thai  110 20 90 65 15 55
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  55 30 30 10 10 5
        Turkish  275 160 110 65 40 25
        Ukrainian  300 130 165 135 65 70
        Urdu  540 290 250 205 105 95
        Vietnamese  450 220 230 285 145 140
        Yiddish  25 10 10 25 20 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 725 380 345 740 385 360
  Multiple responses          6,335 3,025 3,305 8,040 3,860 4,185
    English and French  3,035 1,400 1,635 6,580 3,140 3,445
    English and non-official language  2,855 1,385 1,470 1,120 540 575
    French and non-official language  315 170 150 250 125 125
    English, French and non-official language 130 75 55 95 50 40
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 739,900 361,420 378,480
  English only 814,670 398,830 415,845 426,675 212,750 213,925
  French only 875 385 490 66,375 31,205 35,170
  English and French 93,435 41,245 52,185 245,890 117,020 128,870
  Neither English nor French 1,635 735 900 960 445 515
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,615 441,190 469,430 739,900 361,420 378,480
  English 877,990 425,370 452,620 502,040 245,760 256,285
  French 29,550 14,410 15,135 234,410 114,040 120,370
  English and French 1,565 740 820 2,575 1,225 1,350
  Neither English nor French 1,515 670 845 865 395 475
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 30,330 14,780 15,550 235,700 114,655 121,040
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 3.3 3.4 3.3 31.9 31.7 32.0
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,195 469,425 739,895 361,420 378,475
  Single responses 903,215 437,540 465,675 731,310 357,340 373,970
    English 868,765 420,340 448,425 512,110 250,355 261,760
    French 15,935 7,625 8,315 209,885 102,240 107,650
    Non-official languages 18,510 9,570 8,940 9,310 4,750 4,565
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 2,770 1,395 1,380 1,025 515 515
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 2,770 1,390 1,375 1,025 515 510
        Ojibway 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 15,500 8,060 7,440 8,000 4,085 3,915
        African languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 10 5 5
        Afrikaans 20 10 10 50 25 30
        Akan (Twi) 10 10 5 5 0 5
        Albanian 125 60 60 5 0 5
        Amharic 70 35 35 15 5 10
        Arabic 3,495 2,030 1,465 730 430 295
        Armenian 15 10 10 0 5 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10 20 5 10
        Bengali 230 115 110 105 55 45
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 30 15 15 20 10 5
        Bosnian 50 25 25 15 10 10
        Bulgarian 10 5 10 10 5 5
        Burmese 5 5 5 5 5 0
        Cantonese 320 165 155 130 70 65
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,985 1,040 950 845 445 400
        Creoles 30 10 15 35 15 15
        Croatian 75 40 35 25 10 15
        Czech 45 20 25 10 5 5
        Danish 15 5 10 10 10 5
        Dutch 190 85 105 180 90 95
        Estonian 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Finnish 10 5 0 15 10 5
        Flemish 0 0 5 5 5 0
        Fukien 5 0 0 10 0 0
        German 1,170 565 605 490 235 250
        Greek 270 115 150 35 15 20
        Gujarati 50 25 25 25 10 15
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 25 15 10 20 15 5
        Hindi 215 110 105 125 65 65
        Hungarian 65 30 30 25 10 15
        Ilocano 0 5 0 5 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 20 5 10 15 5 5
        Italian 170 75 95 90 40 50
        Japanese 130 60 70 35 10 25
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean 560 265 295 1,580 805 770
        Kurdish 55 35 20 5 5 5
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 15 10 10 5 0 0
        Lingala 5 5 5 5 0 0
        Lithuanian 5 5 5 5 0 5
        Macedonian 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Malay 20 10 10 25 15 10
        Malayalam 35 20 20 10 5 5
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 660 340 320 325 160 165
        Marathi 25 15 10 10 0 5
        Nepali 210 110 100 85 45 45
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15 10 5 5
        Norwegian 20 10 10 5 5 0
        Oromo 20 15 5 5 0 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 180 95 80 40 20 25
        Pashto 35 20 15 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 935 480 455 320 170 145
        Polish 255 125 130 65 30 35
        Portuguese 120 55 60 75 30 40
        Romanian 85 35 40 265 135 130
        Rundi (Kirundi) 10 5 0 20 5 15
        Russian 510 260 245 220 110 105
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 10 0 5
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5 0 0 0
        Serbian 60 25 35 90 50 45
        Serbo-Croatian 50 20 25 15 5 10
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 195 110 85 165 100 60
        Sindhi 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 45 25 25 10 5 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 25 10 15
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Slovak 30 10 20 5 0 5
        Slovenian 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali 20 5 10 0 0 0
        Spanish 775 390 385 595 280 315
        Swahili 20 10 15 70 35 30
        Swedish 10 5 5 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 550 275 275 280 130 150
        Taiwanese 15 10 5 0 0 5
        Tamil 130 80 50 35 20 15
        Telugu 55 30 25 20 10 10
        Thai 60 5 55 15 0 10
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 25 15 10 0 0 0
        Turkish 140 70 70 30 15 15
        Ukrainian 25 5 20 35 15 20
        Urdu 320 155 165 120 55 65
        Vietnamese 280 145 135 235 125 110
        Yiddish 0 0 0 20 15 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 235 120 115 280 150 125
  Multiple responses         7,405 3,655 3,755 8,585 4,075 4,510
    English and French 1,815 860 950 6,235 2,910 3,325
    English and non-official language 5,295 2,640 2,655 2,020 995 1,025
    French and non-official language 115 60 60 175 90 90
    English, French and non-official language 180 85 90 160 85 75
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 910,620 441,190 469,425 739,895 361,420 378,480
  None 863,715 418,680 445,030 656,325 321,935 334,390
  Single responses  46,065 22,110 23,960 82,780 39,115 43,665
    English  16,325 8,230 8,095 47,560 22,885 24,670
    French  15,705 6,975 8,730 28,410 12,880 15,535
    Non-official languages  14,035 6,900 7,130 6,810 3,350 3,465
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,945 900 1,045 845 375 465
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Dene  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Inuktitut  30 10 20 15 5 10
        Mi'kmaq  1,890 880 1,015 825 370 455
        Ojibway  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 11,385 5,685 5,705 5,280 2,665 2,610
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 25 15 5
        Afrikaans  55 25 30 20 10 5
        Akan (Twi)  35 20 20 15 10 5
        Albanian  95 45 45 10 5 5
        Amharic  40 25 20 10 10 5
        Arabic  1,995 1,175 825 450 275 180
        Armenian  20 10 5 5 5 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 45 25 25 50 30 20
        Bengali  95 60 35 50 25 25
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Bisayan languages  15 5 10 15 5 10
        Bosnian  35 20 15 15 5 10
        Bulgarian  25 15 10 10 5 5
        Burmese  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Cantonese  195 100 90 70 35 35
        Chinese, n.o.s.  490 225 265 245 120 125
        Creoles  80 25 55 70 30 35
        Croatian  70 25 40 25 10 15
        Czech  55 20 35 20 10 10
        Danish  60 30 30 55 20 35
        Dutch  550 260 285 310 165 145
        Estonian  20 5 15 5 5 5
        Finnish  25 10 10 30 10 15
        Flemish  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Fukien  10 0 5 0 0 0
        German  1,255 605 645 680 330 345
        Greek  435 225 205 65 45 20
        Gujarati  40 15 20 15 10 5
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  85 45 35 35 20 10
        Hindi  310 165 145 130 65 60
        Hungarian  90 35 50 50 25 25
        Ilocano  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 10 0 5
        Italian  365 190 170 190 95 95
        Japanese  205 85 115 110 50 55
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  205 95 110 150 80 70
        Kurdish  10 5 5 0 5 0
        Lao  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  25 10 10 5 0 5
        Lingala  5 0 5 30 15 15
        Lithuanian  5 0 5 5 0 0
        Macedonian  5 5 5 5 0 5
        Malay  30 10 15 15 10 5
        Malayalam  55 20 35 15 10 5
        Maltese  15 5 10 5 5 5
        Mandarin  225 110 120 95 40 55
        Marathi  5 5 5 15 5 10
        Nepali  5 5 5 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 95 55 40
        Norwegian  55 25 30 20 10 10
        Oromo  5 5 0 20 10 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  125 60 60 40 25 15
        Pashto  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  210 125 85 95 45 45
        Polish  280 135 140 75 40 45
        Portuguese  175 85 85 75 40 35
        Romanian  60 25 35 100 60 40
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Russian  230 105 120 105 60 50
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 5 0 25 20 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 0 0 0
        Serbian  40 25 20 15 5 5
        Serbo-Croatian  45 20 25 15 10 10
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 220 90 135 115 50 65
        Sindhi  0 5 0 0 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  45 30 20 10 5 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  55 25 30 5 0 5
        Slovenian  15 5 5 10 5 5
        Somali  15 10 5 10 0 0
        Spanish  1,050 485 560 705 335 365
        Swahili  75 40 35 80 35 45
        Swedish  60 20 35 30 10 20
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  435 165 275 220 65 155
        Taiwanese  15 10 5 5 0 5
        Tamil  105 60 45 45 25 20
        Telugu  40 20 15 25 15 10
        Thai  30 5 20 35 10 25
        Tibetan languages  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  20 10 10 5 0 0
        Turkish  120 65 50 20 10 10
        Ukrainian  75 30 45 35 20 15
        Urdu  170 90 80 60 35 25
        Vietnamese  105 45 55 50 25 25
        Yiddish  10 5 5 10 0 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 705 325 380 695 310 385
  Multiple responses          840 400 435 790 370 420
    English and French  95 45 45 130 60 65
    English and non-official language  175 80 90 250 130 120
    French and non-official language  560 265 300 400 175 230
    English, French and non-official language  5 5 5 10 5 5

Symbols

A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

E use with caution

After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

Incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement: There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation. Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

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

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

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

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

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

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

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

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Nova Scotia (Code 12) and New Brunswick (Code 13) (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 13, 2017).

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them. For example, some data files may exceed the row limitations for various spreadsheet software.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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© This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.
.. not available for a specific reference period

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them.

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Map

Map

Map: Nova Scotia

Map: New Brunswick

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Nova Scotia (Province)

  • Canada
    • Nova Scotia (Province)

Geographic hierarchy: New Brunswick (Province)

  • Canada
    • New Brunswick (Province)

Note

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

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