Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Hope, DM - British Columbia 1

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

Map of Hope, DM

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Hope, DM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Hope, DM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
81
Nat. rank
615

In 2011, Hope (District municipality) had a population of 5,969, representing a percentage change of -3.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 41.14 square kilometres with a population density of 145.1 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, Hope (District municipality) had 2,632 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -0.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Hope (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Hope (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Fraser Valley B, B.C. RDA 721 796 -9.4
Schkam 2, B.C. IRI 132 138 -4.3

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

Hope, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Hope, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.7% 14.5% 12.7%
15 to 64 62.3% 61.2% 63.3%
65 and over 24.1% 24.4% 23.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Hope, DM was 24.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.7%. 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.

Hope, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Hope, 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 5,970 6,185 -215 -3.5
0 to 14 815 965 -150 -15.5
15 to 64 3,720 3,925 -205 -5.2
65 and over 1,440 1,295 145 11.2
Males
Total 2,975 3,055 -80 -2.6
0 to 14 430 495 -65 -13.1
15 to 64 1,820 1,895 -75 -4.0
65 and over 725 660 65 9.8
Females
Total 2,995 3,135 -140 -4.5
0 to 14 380 470 -90 -19.1
15 to 64 1,895 2,030 -135 -6.7
65 and over 715 635 80 12.6

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

Table 6 Hope, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,970 2,975 2,995
0 to 4 years 240 130 110
5 to 9 years 290 160 135
10 to 14 years 285 140 145
15 to 19 years 365 185 180
20 to 24 years 240 115 125
25 to 29 years 205 100 100
30 to 34 years 245 125 125
35 to 39 years 280 130 150
40 to 44 years 380 195 185
45 to 49 years 435 205 230
50 to 54 years 540 270 270
55 to 59 years 530 255 270
60 to 64 years 495 245 255
65 to 69 years 470 240 230
70 to 74 years 350 185 165
75 to 79 years 280 150 130
80 to 84 years 175 90 85
85 years and over 160 55 105
Median age 50.2 50.0 50.3

Hope, DM – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Hope, DM was 50.2 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Hope, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Hope, DM 47.0 50.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Hope was 1,760, which represents a change of -3.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Hope, 67.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.6% were common-law-couples and 17.3% were lone-parent families.

Hope – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Hope, 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
Hope, DM 1,760 1,180 67.0 275 15.6 305 17.3 -3.8
Fraser Valley B, RDA 200 135 67.5 45 22.5 25 12.5 -13.0
Schkam 2, IRI 35 5 14.3 15 42.9 15 42.9 16.7

Hope – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Hope, 30.6% 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.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 345
Married couples without children * 830
Common-law-couples with children * 95
Common-law-couples without children * 180

Hope – Marital status

In Hope, 57.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.8%) or living with a common-law partner (10.8%).

The remaining 42.5% 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, Hope, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Hope, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,155 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,970 57.6 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,415 46.8 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 555 10.8 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,190 42.5 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,145 22.2 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 220 4.3 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 420 8.1 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 410 8.0 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Hope – Types of private households

There were 2,635 private households4 in Hope in 2011, a change of -0.8% from 2006. Of these, 16.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -13.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Hope, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Hope, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,635 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
435 16.5 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
980 37.2 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 285 10.8 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 795 30.2 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 30 1.1 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 110 4.2 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Hope – Structural type of dwelling

In Hope, 71.2% 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, Hope, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Hope, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,635 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,875 71.2 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 65 2.5 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 185 7.0 130,370 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 215 8.2 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 25 0.9 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 260 9.9 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Hope, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Hope, 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 Hope, 87.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.6% reported French only, and 9.8% 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, 96.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 2.8% 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 Hope, 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 5,885 100.0 5,885 100.0
English 5,165 87.8 5,650 96.0
French 95 1.6 10 0.2
Non-official language 575 9.8 165 2.8
Multiple responses 45 0.8 60 1.0
Table 13 Hope, 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 0.1
French 37.5 12.5 25.0
Non-official language 51.2 32.2 19.0

Hope, DM – Non-official languages

In Hope, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.6%), Dutch (1.1%) and Italian (0.6%), 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 Hope, 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 150 24.8 2.6
Dutch 65 10.7 1.1
Italian 35 5.8 0.6
Korean 30 5.0 0.5

Hope, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Hope, 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 4.3 2.5 90.0 5.2
0 to 19 3.0 2.2 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.2 2.9 100.0 5.6
45 to 64 4.6 2.3 87.5 5.0
65 and over 5.1 2.3 87.5 4.0
Table 16 Hope, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,885 100.0
English only 5,610 95.3
French only 5 0.1
English and French 265 4.5
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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