Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA - British Columbia 1

Map of Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
83
Nat. rank
633

In 2011, Okanagan-Similkameen D (Regional district electoral area) had a population of 5,717, representing a percentage change of -3.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 919.17 square kilometres with a population density of 6.2 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, Okanagan-Similkameen D (Regional district electoral area) had 2,436 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -2.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Okanagan-Similkameen D (Regional district electoral area) is part of the census agglomeration of Penticton.

Population and dwelling counts

Okanagan-Similkameen D (Regional district electoral area) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Okanagan-Similkameen D (Regional district electoral area) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Kootenay Boundary E, B.C. RDA 1,970 2,234 -11.8
Okanagan-Similkameen C, B.C. RDA 3,473 3,874 A -10.4
Penticton, B.C. CY 32,877 31,909 3.0
Okanagan-Similkameen E, B.C. RDA 1,844 2,010 -8.3
Okanagan-Similkameen F, B.C. RDA 2,100 2,011 4.4
Okanagan-Similkameen G, B.C. RDA 2,314 2,308 0.3
Penticton 1, B.C. IRI 1,667 1,470 13.4

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

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Age distribution

Table 4 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.0% 11.4% 12.4%
15 to 64 62.8% 61.5% 63.9%
65 and over 25.3% 26.9% 23.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA was 25.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.0%. 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.

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – 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 5,715 5,915 -200 -3.4
0 to 14 685 815 -130 -16.0
15 to 64 3,590 3,815 -225 -5.9
65 and over 1,445 1,285 160 12.5
Males
Total 2,805 2,955 -150 -5.1
0 to 14 320 405 -85 -21.0
15 to 64 1,725 1,855 -130 -7.0
65 and over 755 690 65 9.4
Females
Total 2,910 2,965 -55 -1.9
0 to 14 360 410 -50 -12.2
15 to 64 1,860 1,960 -100 -5.1
65 and over 690 595 95 16.0

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,715 2,805 2,910
0 to 4 years 195 95 105
5 to 9 years 225 105 120
10 to 14 years 265 125 140
15 to 19 years 300 150 145
20 to 24 years 180 95 85
25 to 29 years 160 75 90
30 to 34 years 220 100 125
35 to 39 years 230 110 120
40 to 44 years 280 145 130
45 to 49 years 460 200 255
50 to 54 years 535 250 290
55 to 59 years 615 290 320
60 to 64 years 615 310 305
65 to 69 years 505 250 255
70 to 74 years 405 210 190
75 to 79 years 260 150 110
80 to 84 years 175 100 75
85 years and over 105 45 60
Median age 53.2 54.0 52.6

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA was 53.2 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA 49.9 53.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Okanagan-Similkameen D was 1,915, which represents a change of -2.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Okanagan-Similkameen D, 79.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.5% were common-law-couples and 8.1% were lone-parent families.

Okanagan-Similkameen D – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA 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
Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA 1,915 1,525 79.6 240 12.5 155 8.1 -2.0
Kootenay Boundary E, RDA 595 445 74.8 95 16.0 55 9.2 -10.5
Okanagan-Similkameen C, RDA 1,125 890 79.1 135 12.0 100 8.9 -6.3
Penticton, CY 9,205 6,270 68.1 1,285 14.0 1,650 17.9 0.5
Okanagan-Similkameen E, RDA 605 455 75.2 85 14.0 65 10.7 -9.0
Okanagan-Similkameen F, RDA 680 540 79.4 80 11.8 60 8.8 3.0
Okanagan-Similkameen G, RDA 725 535 73.8 110 15.2 75 10.3 -3.3
Penticton 1, IRI 515 355 68.9 65 12.6 95 18.4 9.6

Okanagan-Similkameen D – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Okanagan-Similkameen D, 27.5% 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 * 415
Married couples without children * 1,105
Common-law-couples with children * 65
Common-law-couples without children * 170

Okanagan-Similkameen D – Marital status

In Okanagan-Similkameen D, 70.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (61.4%) or living with a common-law partner (9.6%).

The remaining 29.1% 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, Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,035 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,570 70.9 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,090 61.4 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 485 9.6 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,465 29.1 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 780 15.5 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 100 2.0 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 285 5.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 305 6.1 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Okanagan-Similkameen D – Types of private households

There were 2,435 private households4 in Okanagan-Similkameen D in 2011, a change of -2.8% from 2006. Of these, 19.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -7.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,435 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
465 19.1 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,220 50.1 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 135 5.5 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 505 20.7 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 45 1.8 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 65 2.7 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Okanagan-Similkameen D – Structural type of dwelling

In Okanagan-Similkameen D, 84.4% 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, Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,440 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,060 84.4 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 30 1.2 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 80 3.3 130,370 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 70 2.9 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 25 1.0 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 170 7.0 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Mother tongue

Chart J: Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA - 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 Okanagan-Similkameen D, 87.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.0% reported French only, and 9.1% 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, 96.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 2.1% 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 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,715 100.0 5,715 100.0
English 5,020 87.8 5,515 96.5
French 115 2.0 20 0.3
Non-official language 520 9.1 120 2.1
Multiple responses 60 1.0 60 1.0
Table 13 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – 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 99.7 99.7 0.0
French 25.0 10.7 14.3
Non-official language 54.0 29.2 24.8

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Non-official languages

In Okanagan-Similkameen D, the three most common mother tongues were German (3.3%), Dutch (1.0%) and Portuguese (0.5%), 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 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – 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 190 33.3 3.3
Dutch 60 10.5 1.0
Portuguese 30 5.3 0.5
Hungarian 30 5.3 0.5
Italian 25 4.4 0.4

Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Bilingualism

Table 15 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – 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 5.6 4.2 63.6 6.7
0 to 19 11.9 11.2 50.0 33.3
20 to 44 6.1 4.6 100.0 14.3
45 to 64 4.3 2.3 66.7 7.5
65 and over 3.5 1.8 71.4 4.1
Table 16 Okanagan-Similkameen D, RDA – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,720 100.0
English only 5,370 93.9
French only 0 0.0
English and French 330 5.8
Neither English nor French 15 0.3

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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