Population by Selected Age Groups
   (listed by Gender)
 
     1996 Census    2001 Census    2006 Census Percent
Change
1996 - 2006
Gender: Total
  # % # % # %
Total Reporting
33,805
100.0
32,605
100.0
32,045
100.0
-5.2
By Selected Age Groups  
   Pre-School Age (less
   than 5 yrs)
1,830
5.4
1,545
4.7
1,355
4.2
-26.0
   Elementary/Secondary    School Age (5-19 yrs)
6,580
19.5
6,110
18.7
5,560
17.4
-15.5
   Labour Force Ages  
      20-34 yrs
6,445
19.1
5,145
15.8
4,480
14.0
-30.5
      35-54 yrs
9,365
27.7
9,815
30.1
9,550
29.8
2.0
      55-64 yrs
3,550
10.5
3,870
11.9
4,685
14.6
32.0
   Seniors  
      65-74 yrs
3,185
9.4
3,060
9.4
3,325
10.4
4.4
      75+ yrs
2,860
8.5
3,055
9.4
3,085
9.6
7.9


 

     1996 Census    2001 Census    2006 Census Percent
Change
1996 - 2006
Gender: Male
  # % # % # %
Total Reporting
16,425
100.0
15,835
100.0
15,515
100.0
-5.5
By Selected Age Groups  
   Pre-School Age (less
   than 5 yrs)
930
5.7
810
5.1
670
4.3
-28.0
   Elementary/Secondary    School Age (5-19 yrs)
3,355
20.4
3,135
19.8
2,860
18.4
-14.8
   Labour Force Ages  
      20-34 yrs
3,280
20.0
2,605
16.5
2,210
14.2
-32.6
      35-54 yrs
4,645
28.3
4,840
30.6
4,695
30.3
1.1
      55-64 yrs
1,760
10.7
1,930
12.2
2,290
14.8
30.1
   Seniors  
      65-74 yrs
1,415
8.6
1,410
8.9
1,620
10.4
14.5
      75+ yrs
1,040
6.3
1,100
6.9
1,165
7.5
12.0


 

     1996 Census    2001 Census    2006 Census Percent
Change
1996 - 2006
Gender: Female
  # % # % # %
Total Reporting
17,380
100.0
16,765
100.0
16,535
100.0
-4.9
By Selected Age Groups  
   Pre-School Age (less
   than 5 yrs)
900
5.2
735
4.4
685
4.1
-23.9
   Elementary/Secondary    School Age (5-19 yrs)
3,225
18.6
2,975
17.7
2,700
16.3
-16.3
   Labour Force Ages  
      20-34 yrs
3,165
18.2
2,540
15.2
2,270
13.7
-28.3
      35-54 yrs
4,720
27.2
4,975
29.7
4,855
29.4
2.9
      55-64 yrs
1,790
10.3
1,940
11.6
2,395
14.5
33.8
   Seniors  
      65-74 yrs
1,770
10.2
1,650
9.8
1,705
10.3
-3.7
      75+ yrs
1,820
10.5
1,955
11.7
1,920
11.6
5.5

 

Marital Status
 
     1996 Census    2001 Census    2006 Census Percent
Change
1996 - 2006
 
  # % # % # %
Persons 15 yrs & Over
27,600
100.0
27,130
100.0
27,195
100.0
-1.5
Single (never married)
7,480
27.1
7,445
27.4
7,680
28.2
2.7
Married (not separated)
14,390
52.1
13,865
51.1
13,605
50.0
-5.5
Widowed
2,700
9.8
2,645
9.7
2,515
9.2
-6.9
Divorced
1,935
7.0
2,105
7.8
2,310
8.5
19.4
Separated
1,090
3.9
1,075
4.0
1,085
4.0
-0.5

 

Family Structure
 
     1996 Census    2001 Census    2006 Census Percent
Change
1996 - 2006
 
  # % # % # %
Total Census Families
9,655
100.0
9,640
100.0
9,545
100.0
-1.1
Married Families
7,120
73.7
6,875
71.3
6,685
70.0
-6.1
   With no children
   at home
3,425
35.5
3,550
36.8
3,820
40.0
11.5
   1 child at home
1,480
15.3
1,380
14.3
1,210
12.7
-18.2
   2 children at home
1,525
15.8
1,360
14.1
1,125
11.8
-26.2
   3 or more children
   at home
690
7.1
585
6.1
520
5.4
-24.6
Common-Law Families
1,035
10.7
1,230
12.8
1,300