Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Kent, DM - British Columbia 1

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

Map of Kent, DM

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
86
Nat. rank
646

In 2011, Kent (District municipality) had a population of 5,664, representing a percentage change of 19.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 168.39 square kilometres with a population density of 33.6 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, Kent (District municipality) had 2,054 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 6.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Kent (District municipality) is part of the census agglomeration of Chilliwack.

Population and dwelling counts

Kent (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Kent (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
Chilliwack, B.C. CY 77,936 69,217 12.6
Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. VL 1,468 1,573 -6.7
Fraser Valley D, B.C. RDA 1,346 1,296 3.9
Fraser Valley C, B.C. RDA 973 952 2.2
Lukseetsissum 9, B.C. IRI 21 20 5.0
Seabird Island, B.C. IRI 594 548 8.4
Scowlitz 1, B.C. IRI 10 10 0.0
Tseatah 2, B.C. IRI 16 10 60.0

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

Kent, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Kent, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.0% 13.7% 16.5%
15 to 64 65.0% 69.0% 60.0%
65 and over 20.1% 17.5% 23.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Kent, DM was 20.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 65.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.0%. 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.

Kent, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Kent, 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 5,665 4,740 925 19.5
0 to 14 850 830 20 2.4
15 to 64 3,680 2,975 705 23.7
65 and over 1,140 940 200 21.3
Males
Total 3,150 2,355 795 33.8
0 to 14 430 420 10 2.4
15 to 64 2,175 1,480 695 47.0
65 and over 550 455 95 20.9
Females
Total 2,510 2,380 130 5.5
0 to 14 415 415 0 0.0
15 to 64 1,505 1,485 20 1.3
65 and over 590 485 105 21.6

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

Table 6 Kent, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,665 3,150 2,510
0 to 4 years 295 155 140
5 to 9 years 255 135 120
10 to 14 years 295 145 155
15 to 19 years 290 150 140
20 to 24 years 295 180 115
25 to 29 years 345 230 115
30 to 34 years 370 255 120
35 to 39 years 310 205 105
40 to 44 years 350 215 130
45 to 49 years 420 245 175
50 to 54 years 445 245 200
55 to 59 years 430 225 205
60 to 64 years 420 230 195
65 to 69 years 330 165 160
70 to 74 years 255 130 130
75 to 79 years 210 115 95
80 to 84 years 175 75 100
85 years and over 165 55 105
Median age 45.3 42.7 48.3

Kent, DM – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Kent, DM was 45.3 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Kent, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Kent, DM 44.7 45.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Kent was 1,430, which represents a change of 1.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Kent, 74.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.2% were common-law-couples and 13.3% were lone-parent families.

Kent – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Kent, 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
Kent, DM 1,430 1,070 74.8 175 12.2 190 13.3 1.1
Fraser Valley B, RDA 200 135 67.5 45 22.5 25 12.5 -13.0
Chilliwack, CY 22,060 15,780 71.5 2,715 12.3 3,565 16.2 12.1
Harrison Hot Springs, VL 495 395 79.8 45 9.1 55 11.1 4.2
Fraser Valley D, RDA 385 320 83.1 35 9.1 35 9.1 -2.5
Fraser Valley C, RDA 305 225 73.8 50 16.4 25 8.2 7.0
Seabird Island, IRI 155 60 38.7 40 25.8 55 35.5 6.9

Kent – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Kent, 36.5% 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 * 395
Married couples without children * 670
Common-law-couples with children * 55
Common-law-couples without children * 115

Kent – Marital status

In Kent, 53.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.5%) or living with a common-law partner (7.3%).

The remaining 46.2% 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, Kent, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Kent, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,820 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,585 53.6 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,240 46.5 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 350 7.3 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,225 46.2 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,430 29.7 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 155 3.2 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 330 6.8 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 320 6.6 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Kent – Types of private households

There were 2,055 private households4 in Kent in 2011, a change of 5.9% from 2006. Of these, 21.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 2.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Kent, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Kent, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,055 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
440 21.4 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
775 37.7 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 175 8.5 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 570 27.7 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 25 1.2 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 75 3.6 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Kent – Structural type of dwelling

In Kent, 77.6% 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, Kent, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Kent, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,050 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,590 77.6 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 45 2.2 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 160 7.8 130,370 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 170 8.3 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 25 1.2 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 60 2.9 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Kent, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Kent, 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 Kent, 85.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.3% reported French only, and 12.3% 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, 96.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 2.6% 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 Kent, 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 4,900 100.0 4,895 100.0
English 4,175 85.2 4,705 96.1
French 65 1.3 20 0.4
Non-official language 605 12.3 125 2.6
Multiple responses 50 1.0 45 0.9
Table 13 Kent, 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 99.9 99.8 0.1
French 33.3 20.0 13.3
Non-official language 51.2 23.3 27.9

Kent, DM – Non-official languages

In Kent, the three most common mother tongues were Dutch (4.4%), German (3.4%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (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 Kent, 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.
Dutch 215 33.1 4.4
German 165 25.4 3.4
Panjabi (Punjabi) 25 3.8 0.5
Spanish 15 2.3 0.3
Chinese, n.o.s. 15 2.3 0.3

Kent, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Kent, 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 3.6 2.3 84.6 5.8
0 to 19 2.2 1.4 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 4.2 2.8 100.0 8.7
45 to 64 4.3 2.8 75.0 7.0
65 and over 3.4 0.6 80.0 4.3
Table 16 Kent, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 4,900 100.0
English only 4,700 95.9
French only 5 0.1
English and French 185 3.8
Neither English nor French 10 0.2

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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