Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Coquitlam, CY - British Columbia

Map of Coquitlam, CY (shaded in green), British Columbia

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Coquitlam, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Coquitlam, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
6
Nat. rank
39

In 2011, Coquitlam (City) had a population of 126,456, representing a percentage change of 10.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 122.30 square kilometres with a population density of 1,034.0 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, Coquitlam (City) had 45,553 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Coquitlam (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Vancouver.

Population and dwelling counts

Coquitlam (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Coquitlam (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Surrey, B.C. CY 468,251 394,976 18.6
Greater Vancouver A, B.C. RDA 13,035 11,050 18.0
Burnaby, B.C. CY 223,218 202,799 10.1
New Westminster, B.C. CY 65,976 58,549 12.7
Anmore, B.C. VL 2,092 1,785 17.2
Port Coquitlam, B.C. CY 56,342 52,687 6.9
Port Moody, B.C. CY 32,975 27,512 19.9
Pitt Meadows, B.C. CY 17,736 15,623 13.5
Coquitlam 2, B.C. IRI 5 5 0.0
Coquitlam 1, B.C. IRI 39 24 62.5

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

Coquitlam, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Coquitlam, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.4% 17.2% 15.6%
15 to 64 71.7% 71.8% 71.6%
65 and over 11.9% 11.0% 12.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Coquitlam, CY was 11.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.4%. 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.

Coquitlam, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Coquitlam, CY – 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 126,455 114,565 11,890 10.4
0 to 14 20,700 19,930 770 3.9
15 to 64 90,685 82,125 8,560 10.4
65 and over 15,070 12,505 2,565 20.5
Males
Total 62,100 56,285 5,815 10.3
0 to 14 10,660 10,330 330 3.2
15 to 64 44,595 40,465 4,130 10.2
65 and over 6,845 5,485 1,360 24.8
Females
Total 64,350 58,280 6,070 10.4
0 to 14 10,045 9,595 450 4.7
15 to 64 46,090 41,660 4,430 10.6
65 and over 8,225 7,025 1,200 17.1

Coquitlam, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Coquitlam, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 126,455 62,100 64,350
0 to 4 years 6,495 3,240 3,250
5 to 9 years 6,710 3,535 3,170
10 to 14 years 7,500 3,880 3,620
15 to 19 years 9,170 4,745 4,425
20 to 24 years 9,095 4,765 4,325
25 to 29 years 7,935 4,055 3,880
30 to 34 years 7,445 3,625 3,830
35 to 39 years 8,200 3,800 4,395
40 to 44 years 10,415 4,815 5,600
45 to 49 years 11,175 5,410 5,770
50 to 54 years 11,110 5,350 5,760
55 to 59 years 9,160 4,600 4,560
60 to 64 years 6,980 3,445 3,545
65 to 69 years 4,755 2,355 2,400
70 to 74 years 3,740 1,720 2,020
75 to 79 years 2,820 1,330 1,490
80 to 84 years 1,955 840 1,115
85 years and over 1,800 600 1,200
Median age 40.3 39.3 41.2

Coquitlam, CY – Median age1 of the population

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

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Coquitlam, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Coquitlam, CY 39.0 40.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Coquitlam was 35,880, which represents a change of 11.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Coquitlam, 76.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.3% were common-law-couples and 15.5% were lone-parent families.

Coquitlam – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Coquitlam, CY 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
Coquitlam, CY 35,880 27,345 76.2 2,990 8.3 5,545 15.5 11.5
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
Burnaby, CY 61,365 45,795 74.6 5,620 9.2 9,950 16.2 9.5
New Westminster, CY 17,290 11,740 67.9 2,795 16.2 2,755 15.9 10.9
Anmore, VL 595 500 84.0 45 7.6 50 8.4 21.4
Port Coquitlam, CY 16,155 11,705 72.5 1,770 11.0 2,680 16.6 8.0
Port Moody, CY 9,605 7,150 74.4 1,125 11.7 1,330 13.8 18.7
Pitt Meadows, CY 5,255 3,815 72.6 615 11.7 825 15.7 15.0

Coquitlam – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Coquitlam, 54.9% 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 * 15,610
Married couples without children * 11,730
Common-law-couples with children * 1,025
Common-law-couples without children * 1,960

Coquitlam – Marital status

In Coquitlam, 58.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (53.2%) or living with a common-law partner (5.7%).

The remaining 41.1% 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, Coquitlam, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Coquitlam, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 105,750 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 62,255 58.9 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 56,265 53.2 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 5,985 5.7 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 43,505 41.1 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 30,820 29.1 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 2,485 2.3 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 5,565 5.3 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 4,635 4.4 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Coquitlam – Types of private households

There were 45,555 private households3 in Coquitlam in 2011, a change of 10.5% from 2006. Of these, 34.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 4.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Coquitlam, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Coquitlam, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 45,555 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
15,585 34.2 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
12,090 26.5 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 4,925 10.8 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 9,745 21.4 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 1,585 3.5 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 1,625 3.6 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Coquitlam – Structural type of dwelling

In Coquitlam, 44.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 7.8% 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, Coquitlam, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Coquitlam, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 45,550 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 20,155 44.2 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,380 3.0 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 3,875 8.5 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 3,535 7.8 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 10,225 22.4 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 6,065 13.3 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 25 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 285 0.6 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Coquitlam, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Coquitlam, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Coquitlam, CY - 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 Coquitlam, 54.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.1% reported French only, and 41.4% 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, 67.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 26.0% 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 Coquitlam, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 125,215 100.0 125,210 100.0
English 68,700 54.9 84,920 67.8
French 1,420 1.1 400 0.3
Non-official language 51,785 41.4 32,610 26.0
Multiple responses 3,310 2.6 7,290 5.8
Table 13 Coquitlam, CY – 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 99.2 98.3 1.0
French 49.3 25.3 24.0
Non-official language 85.0 67.1 17.9

Coquitlam, CY – Non-official languages

In Coquitlam, the three most common mother tongues were Korean (6.1%), Persian (Farsi) (4.9%) and Mandarin (4.7%), 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 Coquitlam, CY – 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 7,600 13.9 6.1
Persian (Farsi) 6,100 11.1 4.9
Mandarin 5,855 10.7 4.7
Cantonese 5,810 10.6 4.6
Chinese, n.o.s. 5,750 10.5 4.6

Coquitlam, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Coquitlam, CY – 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 6.2 6.4 87.3 3.8
0 to 19 8.6 9.0 85.2 6.8
20 to 44 6.8 7.8 89.2 3.9
45 to 64 4.3 3.6 88.6 2.5
65 and over 4.7 2.5 85.7 2.3
Table 16 Coquitlam, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 125,210 100.0
English only 111,635 89.2
French only 55 0.0
English and French 8,025 6.4
Neither English nor French 5,495 4.4

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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