Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Mission, DM - British Columbia

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
23
Nat. rank
123

In 2011, Mission (District municipality) had a population of 36,426, representing a percentage change of 5.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 225.70 square kilometres with a population density of 161.4 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, Mission (District municipality) had 12,787 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Mission (District municipality) is part of the census metropolitan area of Abbotsford - Mission.

Population and dwelling counts

Mission (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Mission (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Abbotsford, B.C. CY 133,497 124,258 A 7.4
Fraser Valley F, B.C. RDA 1,303 1,339 -2.7
Fraser Valley G, B.C. RDA 1,764 1,914 -7.8
Matsqui Main 2, B.C. IRI 81 75 8.0
Maple Ridge, B.C. DM 76,052 68,949 10.3

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

Mission, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Mission, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.1% 19.5% 18.6%
15 to 64 69.1% 69.6% 68.6%
65 and over 11.9% 10.9% 12.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Mission, DM was 11.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.1%. 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.

Mission, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Mission, 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 36,425 34,505 1,920 5.6
0 to 14 6,940 6,970 -30 -0.4
15 to 64 25,160 23,830 1,330 5.6
65 and over 4,325 3,705 620 16.7
Males
Total 18,330 17,410 920 5.3
0 to 14 3,580 3,600 -20 -0.6
15 to 64 12,755 12,145 610 5.0
65 and over 2,000 1,665 335 20.1
Females
Total 18,095 17,100 995 5.8
0 to 14 3,360 3,375 -15 -0.4
15 to 64 12,405 11,685 720 6.2
65 and over 2,330 2,040 290 14.2

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

Table 6 Mission, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 36,425 18,330 18,095
0 to 4 years 2,155 1,095 1,060
5 to 9 years 2,360 1,255 1,105
10 to 14 years 2,420 1,235 1,190
15 to 19 years 2,685 1,365 1,320
20 to 24 years 2,265 1,205 1,060
25 to 29 years 2,025 1,000 1,025
30 to 34 years 2,225 1,130 1,090
35 to 39 years 2,410 1,210 1,200
40 to 44 years 2,675 1,335 1,335
45 to 49 years 3,190 1,600 1,585
50 to 54 years 3,170 1,565 1,605
55 to 59 years 2,450 1,265 1,185
60 to 64 years 2,070 1,075 1,000
65 to 69 years 1,400 710 690
70 to 74 years 1,015 460 555
75 to 79 years 780 370 405
80 to 84 years 595 265 325
85 years and over 540 185 350
Median age 39.3 38.7 40.0

Mission, DM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Mission, DM was 39.3 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Mission, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Mission, DM 37.5 39.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Mission was 10,205, which represents a change of 6.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Mission, 68.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.9% were common-law-couples and 17.7% were lone-parent families.

Mission – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Mission, 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
Mission, DM 10,205 6,985 68.4 1,415 13.9 1,805 17.7 6.1
Abbotsford, CY 37,130 28,875 77.8 2,925 7.9 5,325 14.3 7.1
Fraser Valley F, RDA 395 260 65.8 80 20.3 55 13.9 -1.3
Fraser Valley G, RDA 500 350 70.0 80 16.0 70 14.0 -14.5
Matsqui Main 2, IRI 20 0 0.0 10 50.0 5 25.0 0.0
Maple Ridge, DM 21,700 15,390 70.9 2,785 12.8 3,530 16.3 10.9

Mission – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Mission, 50.6% 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 * 3,610
Married couples without children * 3,375
Common-law-couples with children * 635
Common-law-couples without children * 780

Mission – Marital status

In Mission, 58.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.6%) or living with a common-law partner (9.6%).

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 9 Canada, British Columbia, Mission, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Mission, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 29,485 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 17,165 58.2 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,335 48.6 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,835 9.6 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 12,320 41.8 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 7,945 26.9 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 880 3.0 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,050 7.0 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,440 4.9 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Mission – Types of private households

There were 12,785 private households3 in Mission in 2011, a change of 4.9% from 2006. Of these, 30.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Mission, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Mission, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 12,785 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,880 30.3 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,595 28.1 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,560 12.2 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,735 21.4 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 565 4.4 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 460 3.6 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Mission – Structural type of dwelling

In Mission, 68.9% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.5% 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, Mission, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Mission, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 12,785 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 8,815 68.9 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 240 1.9 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 505 3.9 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 65 0.5 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,230 9.6 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,845 14.4 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 25 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 60 0.5 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Mission, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Mission, 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 Mission, 84.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.1% reported French only, and 12.8% 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, 91.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 6.5% 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 Mission, 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 35,725 100.0 35,725 100.0
English 30,315 84.9 32,725 91.6
French 405 1.1 70 0.2
Non-official language 4,585 12.8 2,310 6.5
Multiple responses 425 1.2 625 1.7
Table 13 Mission, DM – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(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 99.6 0.2
French 35.7 17.3 18.4
Non-official language 74.4 55.7 18.6

Mission, DM – Non-official languages

In Mission, the three most common mother tongues were Panjabi (Punjabi) (6.1%), German (1.7%) and Spanish (0.7%), 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 Mission, 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.
Panjabi (Punjabi) 2,165 43.9 6.1
German 610 12.4 1.7
Spanish 235 4.8 0.7
Dutch 215 4.4 0.6
Romanian 120 2.4 0.3
Polish 120 2.4 0.3

Mission, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Mission, 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 5.3 4.5 83.8 3.8
0 to 19 7.2 7.2 100.0 5.1
20 to 44 5.1 4.7 88.2 2.4
45 to 64 4.4 2.7 80.0 4.6
65 and over 4.1 2.0 83.3 3.7
Table 16 Mission, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 35,725 100.0
English only 33,190 92.9
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,960 5.5
Neither English nor French 565 1.6

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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