Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Langley, DM - British Columbia

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

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
9
Nat. rank
49

In 2011, Langley (District municipality) had a population of 104,177, representing a percentage change of 11.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 308.03 square kilometres with a population density of 338.2 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, Langley (District municipality) had 37,237 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 11.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Langley (District municipality) is part of the census metropolitan area of Vancouver.

Population and dwelling counts

Langley (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Langley (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
Langley, B.C. CY 25,081 23,606 E 6.2
Surrey, B.C. CY 468,251 394,976 18.6
Greater Vancouver A, B.C. RDA 13,035 11,050 18.0
Pitt Meadows, B.C. CY 17,736 15,623 13.5
Maple Ridge, B.C. DM 76,052 68,949 10.3
Katzie 2, B.C. IRI 0 37 -100.0
McMillan Island 6, B.C. IRI 68 63 7.9
Matsqui 4, B.C. IRI 498 426 16.9

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

Langley, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Langley, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.6% 19.4% 17.8%
15 to 64 68.1% 68.2% 68.0%
65 and over 13.3% 12.4% 14.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Langley, DM was 13.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.6%. 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.

Langley, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Langley, 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 104,180 93,725 10,455 11.2
0 to 14 19,350 18,210 1,140 6.3
15 to 64 70,945 64,155 6,790 10.6
65 and over 13,880 11,360 2,520 22.2
Males
Total 51,045 45,885 5,160 11.2
0 to 14 9,895 9,320 575 6.2
15 to 64 34,800 31,425 3,375 10.7
65 and over 6,350 5,140 1,210 23.5
Females
Total 53,135 47,845 5,290 11.1
0 to 14 9,450 8,890 560 6.3
15 to 64 36,145 32,730 3,415 10.4
65 and over 7,535 6,220 1,315 21.1

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

Table 6 Langley, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 104,180 51,045 53,135
0 to 4 years 5,920 3,000 2,915
5 to 9 years 6,455 3,265 3,190
10 to 14 years 6,975 3,630 3,350
15 to 19 years 7,830 3,975 3,855
20 to 24 years 6,220 3,185 3,035
25 to 29 years 5,555 2,740 2,815
30 to 34 years 5,815 2,785 3,035
35 to 39 years 6,755 3,250 3,510
40 to 44 years 7,900 3,760 4,145
45 to 49 years 8,690 4,225 4,465
50 to 54 years 8,480 4,160 4,320
55 to 59 years 7,370 3,635 3,740
60 to 64 years 6,325 3,095 3,235
65 to 69 years 4,620 2,260 2,365
70 to 74 years 3,155 1,530 1,625
75 to 79 years 2,445 1,160 1,285
80 to 84 years 1,890 790 1,105
85 years and over 1,770 610 1,160
Median age 40.3 39.5 41.0

Langley, DM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Langley, DM was 40.3 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Langley, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Langley, DM 39.1 40.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Langley was 30,095, which represents a change of 11.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Langley, 75.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.4% were common-law-couples and 13.7% were lone-parent families.

Langley – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Langley, 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
Langley, DM 30,095 22,845 75.9 3,130 10.4 4,120 13.7 11.6
Abbotsford, CY 37,130 28,875 77.8 2,925 7.9 5,325 14.3 7.1
Langley, CY 6,615 4,250 64.2 1,060 16.0 1,305 19.7 4.5
Surrey, CY 131,065 101,155 77.2 10,380 7.9 19,530 14.9 17.3
Greater Vancouver A, RDA 3,365 2,535 75.3 230 6.8 595 17.7 20.0
Pitt Meadows, CY 5,255 3,815 72.6 615 11.7 825 15.7 15.0
Maple Ridge, DM 21,700 15,390 70.9 2,785 12.8 3,530 16.3 10.9
McMillan Island 6, IRI 15 10 66.7 5 33.3 5 33.3 0.0

Langley – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Langley, 50.9% 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 * 11,995
Married couples without children * 10,855
Common-law-couples with children * 1,235
Common-law-couples without children * 1,895

Langley – Marital status

In Langley, 62.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.9%) or living with a common-law partner (7.4%).

The remaining 37.7% 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, Langley, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Langley, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 84,825 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 52,815 62.3 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 46,560 54.9 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 6,255 7.4 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 32,015 37.7 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 20,855 24.6 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 2,080 2.5 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 4,840 5.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 4,235 5.0 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Langley – Types of private households

There were 37,235 private households3 in Langley in 2011, a change of 11.7% from 2006. Of these, 33.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 2.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Langley, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Langley, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 37,235 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
12,440 33.4 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
11,510 30.9 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 3,600 9.7 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 7,360 19.8 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 1,235 3.3 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 1,085 2.9 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Langley – Structural type of dwelling

In Langley, 58.9% 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, Langley, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Langley, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 37,235 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 21,940 58.9 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 980 2.6 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 5,260 14.1 130,370 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 2,915 7.8 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 4,155 11.2 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 95 0.3 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 1,890 5.1 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Langley, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Langley, 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 Langley, 83.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 14.9% 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, 91.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 6.9% 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 Langley, 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 103,380 100.0 103,380 100.0
English 85,820 83.0 94,230 91.1
French 1,025 1.0 205 0.2
Non-official language 15,390 14.9 7,085 6.9
Multiple responses 1,145 1.1 1,855 1.8
Table 13 Langley, 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 41.9 18.7 23.2
Non-official language 71.7 50.5 21.2

Langley, DM – Non-official languages

In Langley, the three most common mother tongues were Korean (2.4%), German (1.9%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.7%), 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 Langley, 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.
Korean 2,520 15.4 2.4
German 2,000 12.2 1.9
Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,735 10.6 1.7
Dutch 1,100 6.7 1.1
Mandarin 980 6.0 0.9

Langley, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Langley, 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 5.5 4.7 84.4 4.3
0 to 19 7.5 7.1 81.3 8.2
20 to 44 6.1 5.7 91.7 4.1
45 to 64 3.9 2.6 84.3 3.2
65 and over 3.4 1.7 80.8 2.6
Table 16 Langley, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 103,380 100.0
English only 96,400 93.2
French only 20 0.0
English and French 5,760 5.6
Neither English nor French 1,200 1.2

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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