Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Kamloops, British Columbia 1

Map of Kamloops, CA (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Kamloops

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Kamloops, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Kamloops, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
5
Nat. rank
37

In 2011, the population of Kamloops census agglomeration (CA) was 98,754, representing a percentage change of 6.4% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Kamloops, the land area is 5,668.64 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the national land area of 8,965,121.42 square kilometres with a population density of 3.7 persons per square kilometre. The land area of all CAs is 232,264.62 square kilometres with 18.56 persons per square kilometre.

In total, there were 40,728 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Kamloops in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Census subdivisions in the Kamloops CA

Table 1 Kamloops CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Kamloops CY 85,678 80,376 6.6
Thompson-Nicola P (Rivers and the Peaks) RDA 3,620 3,655 A -1.0
Kamloops 1 IRI 2,577 1,786 44.3
Chase VL 2,495 2,409 3.6
Logan Lake DM 2,073 2,162 -4.1
Thompson-Nicola J (Copper Desert Country) RDA 1,560 1,609 -3.0
Sun Peaks Mountain VL 371 426 A -12.9
Sahhaltkum 4 IRI 320 310 3.2
Whispering Pines 4 IRI 60 64 -6.3

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in British Columbia

Table 2 British Columbia – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Vancouver CMA 2,313,328 2,116,581 9.3 3 1
Victoria  CMA 344,615 330,088 4.4 15 2
Kelowna CMA 179,839 162,276 10.8 22 3
Abbotsford - Mission CMA 170,191 159,020 7.0 23 4
Kamloops CA 98,754 92,797 A 6.4 37 5
Nanaimo CA 98,021 92,361 6.1 38 6
Chilliwack CA 92,308 82,465 A 11.9 42 7
Prince George CA 84,232 83,225 1.2 46 8
Vernon CA 58,584 55,418 5.7 56 9
Courtenay CA 55,213 51,383 A 7.5 58 10
Duncan CA 43,252 41,387 4.5 68 11
Penticton CA 42,361 41,303 A 2.6 71 12
Campbell River CA 36,096 34,707 A 4.0 77 13
Parksville CA 27,822 26,518 4.9 92 14
Fort St. John CA 26,380 25,136 4.9 96 15
Port Alberni CA 25,465 25,343 A 0.5 99 16
Cranbrook CA 25,037 24,138 3.7 100 17
Quesnel CA 22,096 21,049 A 5.0 104 18
Williams Lake CA 18,490 18,760 -1.4 110 19
Salmon Arm CA 17,683 16,205 9.1 114 20
Squamish CA 17,479 15,256 14.6 116 21
Powell River CA 16,689 16,537 0.9 119 22
Terrace CA 15,569 15,420 A 1.0 124 23
Prince Rupert CA 13,052 13,392 -2.5 131 24
Dawson Creek CA 11,583 10,994 5.4 145 25

Age and sex

Kamloops – Age distribution

Table 3 Kamloops – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.3% 16.0% 14.7%
15 to 64 68.4% 68.7% 68.2%
65 and over 16.2% 15.3% 17.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Kamloops was 16.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.3%. 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.

Kamloops – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Kamloops – Population by broad age groups and 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 98,755 92,795 5,960 6.4
0 to 14 15,150 15,175 -25 -0.2
15 to 64 67,585 63,930 3,655 5.7
65 and over 16,020 13,695 2,325 17.0
Males
Total 48,465 45,435 3,030 6.7
0 to 14 7,770 7,805 -35 -0.4
15 to 64 33,285 31,235 2,050 6.6
65 and over 7,415 6,400 1,015 15.9
Females
Total 50,290 47,355 2,935 6.2
0 to 14 7,385 7,365 20 0.3
15 to 64 34,300 32,700 1,600 4.9
65 and over 8,610 7,295 1,315 18.0

Kamloops – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Kamloops – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 98,755 48,465 50,290
0 to 4 years 4,890 2,525 2,365
5 to 9 years 4,910 2,530 2,380
10 to 14 years 5,350 2,720 2,640
15 to 19 years 6,365 3,205 3,155
20 to 24 years 6,995 3,655 3,345
25 to 29 years 6,360 3,235 3,120
30 to 34 years 5,505 2,705 2,805
35 to 39 years 5,660 2,800 2,860
40 to 44 years 6,525 3,110 3,415
45 to 49 years 7,635 3,655 3,975
50 to 54 years 8,325 3,940 4,385
55 to 59 years 7,485 3,685 3,800
60 to 64 years 6,740 3,300 3,435
65 to 69 years 5,000 2,435 2,565
70 to 74 years 3,870 1,835 2,035
75 to 79 years 3,080 1,445 1,635
80 to 84 years 2,145 1,010 1,135
85 to 89 years 1,320 500 820
90 to 94 years 475 155 315
95 to 99 years 115 30 95
100 years and over 15 5 15
Median age 42.5 41.4 43.6

Kamloops – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Kamloops was 42.5 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 6 Canada, British Columbia and Kamloops – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Kamloops 41.5 42.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Kamloops was 28,560, which represents a change of 5.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Kamloops, 68.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.4% were common-law-couples and 16.2% were lone-parent families.

Kamloops – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia, Kamloops – 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
Kamloops 28,560 19,560 68.5 4,385 15.4 4,615 16.2 5.3

Kamloops – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Kamloops, 40.6% 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.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census agglomeration of Kamloops, 84.1% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 15.9% were stepfamilies, in which there was at least one child was the biological or adopted child of only one married spouse or common-law partner. For Canada as a whole in 2011, 12.6% of couples with children aged 24 and under were stepfamilies.

Kamloops – Marital status

In Kamloops, 58.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (47.7%) or living with a common-law partner (10.5%).

The remaining 41.8% 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 8 Canada, British Columbia, Kamloops – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Kamloops British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 83,605 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 48,645 58.2 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 39,850 47.7 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 8,795 10.5 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 34,960 41.8 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 21,570 25.8 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 2,575 3.1 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 6,015 7.2 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 4,800 5.7 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Kamloops – Types of private households

There were 40,725 private households4 in Kamloops in 2011, a change of 6.9% from 2006. Of these, 23.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -1.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, British Columbia, Kamloops – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Kamloops British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 40,725 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
9,420 23.1 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
13,545 33.3 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 4,235 10.4 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 10,685 26.2 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 675 1.7 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 2,175 5.3 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Kamloops – Structural type of dwelling

In Kamloops, 58.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 1.7% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Kamloops – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Kamloops British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 40,725 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 23,725 58.3 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 2,715 6.7 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 3,205 7.9 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 680 1.7 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 5,935 14.6 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 2,600 6.4 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 45 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 1,825 4.5 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Kamloops – Mother tongue

Chart J: Kamloops - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Kamloops - 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 Kamloops, 89.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 8.6% reported only a non-official language, 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, 95.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 3.0% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 80.5% for English only, 0.4% for French only and 15.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Kamloops – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 97,370 100.0 97,370 100.0
English 86,980 89.3 93,085 95.6
French 1,185 1.2 220 0.2
Non-official language 8,410 8.6 2,900 3.0
Multiple responses 790 0.8 1,165 1.2
Table 12 Kamloops – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 99.9 99.8 0.1
French 35.9 15.6 20.3
Non-official language 63.4 40.4 23.0

Kamloops – Non-official languages

In Kamloops, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.4%), Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.3%) and Italian (1.1%), 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 13 Kamloops – 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.
German 1,385 15.3 1.4
Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,255 13.9 1.3
Italian 1,045 11.5 1.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 430 4.7 0.4
Arabic 385 4.2 0.4

Kamloops – Bilingualism

Table 14 Kamloops – 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 5.1 4.2 81.5 3.7
0 to 19 7.1 6.9 76.5 5.2
20 to 44 5.8 5.2 85.4 4.3
45 to 64 3.8 2.3 83.5 4.0
65 and over 3.6 1.5 77.3 2.3
Table 15 Kamloops – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 97,370 100.0
English only 91,885 94.4
French only 20 0.0
English and French 5,095 5.2
Neither English nor French 375 0.4

Symbols:

···
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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