There has been little change in Bashaw’s household numbers since the 2011 census was taken.
Statistics Canada’s newest census release provides 2016 information related to families, households and marital status, plus languages in the community. While English remains the majority language for Bashaw, there are about 15 people who also use French in their homes.
Of the 770 people in households — 380 male and 395 women — English is their first language. There are smatterings of folks who speak additional languages such as Arabic, German, Dutch, Chinese and Tagalog.
It should be noted the total population of Bashaw is 830, which dropped from 873 from 2011 numbers.
As for households, there are a total of 380 private households, the same as in 2011, with 375 occupied. There are 290 single detached homes plus 65 other attached homes such as being semi detached, row houses, apartments of flats or apartments in a building with less than five stories.
The 380 private households are split into one person up to five person homes:
• 1 person – 130 homes
• 2 person – 170
• 3 person – 35
• 4 person – 30
• 5 or more persons – 15
The average household size is two people.
There are 235 census families in private households with 210 counted as “couple families.” Of those couple families there are 175 married couples and 30 common law couples. There are also 30 lone-parent families (25 female and five male).
As for couples without children there are 140 and 65 couples with children: 25 with one child, 30 with two children and 10 with three or more children.
The next major release from Statistics Canada is set for Sept. 23, which includes income information.