Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Summerland, DM - British Columbia 1

Map of Summerland, DM (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Summerland, DM

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Prov. rank

52

Nat. rank

350

In 2011, Summerland (District municipality) had a population of 11,280, representing a percentage change of 4.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 74.06 square kilometres with a population density of 152.3 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, Summerland (District municipality) had 4,779 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Summerland (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Summerland (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Okanagan-Similkameen F, B.C. RDA 2,100 2,011 4.4
Penticton 1, B.C. IRI 1,667 1,470 13.4
Central Okanagan J, B.C. RDA 1,947 1,758 A 10.8

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

Summerland, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Summerland, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.8% 13.0% 12.6%
15 to 64 59.8% 61.4% 58.3%
65 and over 27.5% 25.6% 29.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Summerland, DM was 27.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 59.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.8%. 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.

Summerland, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Summerland, DM – 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 11,280 10,830 450 4.2
0 to 14 1,445 1,540 -95 -6.2
15 to 64 6,740 6,505 235 3.6
65 and over 3,100 2,790 310 11.1
Males
Total 5,225 5,110 115 2.3
0 to 14 680 725 -45 -6.2
15 to 64 3,210 3,100 110 3.5
65 and over 1,335 1,285 50 3.9
Females
Total 6,050 5,720 330 5.8
0 to 14 765 815 -50 -6.1
15 to 64 3,530 3,405 125 3.7
65 and over 1,765 1,500 265 17.7

Summerland, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Summerland, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 11,280 5,225 6,050
0 to 4 years 370 185 190
5 to 9 years 495 225 270
10 to 14 years 575 270 305
15 to 19 years 685 325 360
20 to 24 years 470 245 225
25 to 29 years 340 175 170
30 to 34 years 400 195 205
35 to 39 years 500 235 265
40 to 44 years 610 290 315
45 to 49 years 850 380 470
50 to 54 years 935 430 510
55 to 59 years 990 485 505
60 to 64 years 950 455 495
65 to 69 years 725 355 365
70 to 74 years 675 295 385
75 to 79 years 545 285 265
80 to 84 years 520 215 310
85 years and over 630 190 440
Median age 52.0 51.2 52.6

Summerland, DM – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Summerland, DM was 52 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Summerland, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Summerland, DM 49.5 52.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Summerland was 3,425, which represents a change of 2.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Summerland, 76.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.5% were common-law-couples and 12.4% were lone-parent families.

Summerland – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Summerland, DM 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
Summerland, DM 3,425 2,610 76.2 395 11.5 425 12.4 2.4
Okanagan-Similkameen F, RDA 680 540 79.4 80 11.8 60 8.8 3.0
Penticton 1, IRI 515 355 68.9 65 12.6 95 18.4 9.6
Central Okanagan J, RDA 660 515 78.0 95 14.4 50 7.6 10.9

Summerland – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Summerland, 33.8% 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 * 890
Married couples without children * 1,715
Common-law-couples with children * 125
Common-law-couples without children * 270

Summerland – Marital status

In Summerland, 62.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.4%) or living with a common-law partner (8.0%).

The remaining 37.6% 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, Summerland, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Summerland, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 9,835 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,140 62.4 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 5,355 54.4 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 790 8.0 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,695 37.6 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,800 18.3 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 250 2.5 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 655 6.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 990 10.1 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Summerland – Types of private households

There were 4,780 private households4 in Summerland in 2011, a change of 5.3% from 2006. Of these, 20.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -4.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Summerland, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Summerland, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,780 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
980 20.5 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,905 39.9 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 395 8.3 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,295 27.1 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 70 1.5 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 130 2.7 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Summerland – Structural type of dwelling

In Summerland, 72.8% 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, Summerland, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Summerland, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,775 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,475 72.8 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 150 3.1 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 310 6.5 130,370 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 560 11.7 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 160 3.4 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 20 0.4 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 105 2.2 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Summerland, DM – Mother tongue

Chart J: Summerland, DM - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Summerland, DM - 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 Summerland, 86.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.7% reported French only, and 10.5% 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, 95.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 3.4% 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 Summerland, DM – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 11,110 100.0 11,110 100.0
English 9,655 86.9 10,610 95.5
French 185 1.7 40 0.4
Non-official language 1,170 10.5 375 3.4
Multiple responses 100 0.9 80 0.7
Table 13 Summerland, DM – 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 99.8 99.7 0.2
French 40.5 21.4 19.0
Non-official language 54.4 32.8 21.6

Summerland, DM – Non-official languages

In Summerland, the three most common mother tongues were German (3.9%), Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.2%) and Dutch (0.9%), 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 Summerland, DM – 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 430 34.5 3.9
Panjabi (Punjabi) 130 10.4 1.2
Dutch 105 8.4 0.9
Italian 55 4.4 0.5
Ukrainian 50 4.0 0.5

Summerland, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Summerland, DM – 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 6.4 4.9 86.5 6.0
0 to 19 10.7 10.0 66.7 11.1
20 to 44 6.7 5.8 100.0 5.1
45 to 64 5.5 3.2 93.3 7.1
65 and over 4.1 1.7 85.7 3.8
Table 16 Summerland, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 11,105 100.0
English only 10,335 93.1
French only 5 0.0
English and French 725 6.5
Neither English nor French 40 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.

Note(s):

  1. Summerland, DM (British Columbia) – This census subdivision has the following data quality indicators (commonly referred to as data quality flags):
     

    Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.

  2. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.
  3. Census family: Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family.
  4. Household, private: 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.
  5. 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 in common-law with or without children or a lone parent living with one or more children.
  6. Couple-family households with children: Refers to couple households with at least one child aged 24 and under.
  7. Couple-family households without children: Refers to couple households without children aged 24 and under. Includes couple households with all children aged 25 and over.
  8. Lone-parent-family households: Refers to all lone-parent family households regardless of age of children.
  9. Multiple-family households: Refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling.
  10. Other households: Refers to two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.
  11. Other single-attached house: A single dwelling that is attached to another building and that does not fall into any of the other categories, such as a single dwelling attached to a non-residential structure (e.g., a store or a church) or occasionally to another residential structure (e.g., an apartment building).
  12. Movable dwelling includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.
  13. Mother-tongue retention: Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.


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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