Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of View Royal, T - British Columbia

Map of View Royal, T (shaded in green), British Columbia

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: View Royal, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: View Royal, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
61
Nat. rank
423

In 2011, View Royal (Town) had a population of 9,381, representing a percentage change of 7.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 14.36 square kilometres with a population density of 653.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 922,509.29 square kilometres with a population density of 4.8 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, View Royal (Town) had 3,950 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 17.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

View Royal (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Victoria.

Population and dwelling counts

View Royal (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 View Royal (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saanich, B.C. DM 109,752 108,265 1.4
Esquimalt, B.C. DM 16,209 16,840 -3.7
Colwood, B.C. CY 16,093 14,687 9.6
Langford, B.C. CY 29,228 22,459 30.1
Highlands, B.C. DM 2,120 1,903 11.4
Capital H (Part 1), B.C. RDA 4,173 4,250 -1.8
Esquimalt, B.C.  IRI
New Songhees 1A, B.C. IRI 1,678 1,643 2.1

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 British Columbia – 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
Langford CY 29,228 22,459 30.1
Lake Country DM 11,708 9,606 21.9
Port Moody CY 32,975 27,512 19.9
Kent DM 5,664 4,738 E 19.5
Surrey CY 468,251 394,976 18.6

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 British Columbia – 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
Kitimat DM 8,335 8,987 -7.3
Peace River D RDA 5,479 5,749 -4.7
Esquimalt DM 16,209 16,840 -3.7
Hope DM 5,969 6,185 -3.5
Okanagan-Similkameen D RDA 5,717 5,913 -3.3

Age and sex

View Royal, T – Age distribution

Table 4 View Royal, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.2% 15.7% 14.8%
15 to 64 69.4% 70.6% 68.4%
65 and over 15.3% 13.8% 16.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in View Royal, T was 15.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.2%. 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.

View Royal, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 View Royal, T – 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 9,385 8,770 615 7.0
0 to 14 1,430 1,390 40 2.9
15 to 64 6,515 6,140 375 6.1
65 and over 1,440 1,240 200 16.1
Males
Total 4,585 4,180 405 9.7
0 to 14 720 710 10 1.4
15 to 64 3,235 2,905 330 11.4
65 and over 635 565 70 12.4
Females
Total 4,795 4,590 205 4.5
0 to 14 710 685 25 3.6
15 to 64 3,280 3,235 45 1.4
65 and over 805 675 130 19.3

View Royal, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 View Royal, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 9,385 4,585 4,795
0 to 4 years 515 275 240
5 to 9 years 445 205 240
10 to 14 years 465 240 225
15 to 19 years 515 275 240
20 to 24 years 475 265 210
25 to 29 years 490 230 260
30 to 34 years 590 300 290
35 to 39 years 595 270 330
40 to 44 years 730 365 360
45 to 49 years 775 380 395
50 to 54 years 845 420 430
55 to 59 years 795 375 420
60 to 64 years 710 360 350
65 to 69 years 490 215 275
70 to 74 years 330 155 170
75 to 79 years 280 130 150
80 to 84 years 200 85 115
85 years and over 140 45 90
Median age 44.1 43.3 44.9

View Royal, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in View Royal, T was 44.1 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and View Royal, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
View Royal, T 43.5 44.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in View Royal was 2,775, which represents a change of 10.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In View Royal, 72.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.1% were common-law-couples and 13.7% were lone-parent families.

View Royal – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of View Royal, T 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
British Columbia  1,238,155 887,990 71.7 160,360 13.0 189,805 15.3 6.6
View Royal, T 2,775 2,000 72.1 390 14.1 380 13.7 10.8
Saanich, DM 31,310 22,765 72.7 3,720 11.9 4,820 15.4 0.4
Esquimalt, DM 4,210 2,470 58.7 945 22.4 795 18.9 -5.3
Colwood, CY 4,920 3,590 73.0 685 13.9 645 13.1 9.5
Langford, CY 8,575 5,615 65.5 1,560 18.2 1,400 16.3 29.2
Highlands, DM 665 515 77.4 100 15.0 55 8.3 9.0
Capital H (Part 1), RDA 1,345 970 72.1 250 18.6 120 8.9 2.7
New Songhees 1A, IRI 465 240 51.6 95 20.4 130 28.0 0.0

View Royal – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of View Royal, 40.7% 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 * 865
Married couples without children * 1,130
Common-law-couples with children * 110
Common-law-couples without children * 285

View Royal – Marital status

In View Royal, 61.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.4%) or living with a common-law partner (10.0%).

The remaining 38.7% 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, British Columbia, View Royal, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status View Royal, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 7,955 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,880 61.3 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 4,085 51.4 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 795 10.0 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,075 38.7 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,780 22.4 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 260 3.3 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 665 8.4 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 370 4.7 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

View Royal – Types of private households

There were 3,950 private households3 in View Royal in 2011, a change of 18.3% from 2006. Of these, 23.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 3.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, View Royal, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 View Royal, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,950 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
925 23.4 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,340 33.9 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 355 9.0 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,080 27.3 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 70 1.8 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 170 4.3 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

View Royal – Structural type of dwelling

In View Royal, 41.6% 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, British Columbia, View Royal, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling View Royal, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,950 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,645 41.6 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 160 4.1 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 695 17.6 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 480 12.2 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 800 20.3 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 160 4.1 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

View Royal, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: View Royal, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: View Royal, T - 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 View Royal, 84.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.2% reported French only, and 11.7% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 70.3% for English only, 1.3% for French only and 26.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 93.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.6% spoke only French and 4.7% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 80.5% for only English, 0.4% for only French and 15.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 View Royal, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 9,375 100.0 9,370 100.0
English 7,940 84.7 8,725 93.1
French 210 2.2 60 0.6
Non-official language 1,095 11.7 445 4.7
Multiple responses 120 1.3 140 1.5
Table 13 View Royal, T – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(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 99.8 99.6 0.2
French 53.1 28.6 24.5
Non-official language 71.0 45.4 25.6

View Royal, T – Non-official languages

In View Royal, the three most common mother tongues were Panjabi (Punjabi) (2.9%), German (1.0%) and Spanish (0.8%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Panjabi (Punjabi) (4.5%), Cantonese (3.2%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (2.9%).

Table 14 View Royal, T – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
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.
Panjabi (Punjabi) 275 23.1 2.9
German 90 7.6 1.0
Spanish 75 6.3 0.8
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 65 5.5 0.7
Dutch 60 5.0 0.6

View Royal, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 View Royal, T – 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 7.6 6.0 85.7 4.6
0 to 19 7.4 6.4 60.0 6.9
20 to 44 9.1 7.9 90.9 5.3
45 to 64 7.1 4.9 88.9 2.9
65 and over 5.9 3.4 77.8 4.4
Table 16 View Royal, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 9,370 100.0
English only 8,580 91.6
French only 15 0.2
English and French 730 7.8
Neither English nor French 50 0.5

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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