Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of North Vancouver, DM - British Columbia

Map of North Vancouver, DM (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of North Vancouver, DM

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: North Vancouver, DM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
12
Nat. rank
61

In 2011, North Vancouver (District municipality) had a population of 84,412, representing a percentage change of 2.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 160.76 square kilometres with a population density of 525.1 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, North Vancouver (District municipality) had 30,553 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

North Vancouver (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 North Vancouver (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Greater Vancouver A, B.C. RDA 13,035 11,050 18.0
Vancouver, B.C. CY 603,502 578,041 4.4
Burnaby, B.C. CY 223,218 202,799 10.1
Belcarra, B.C. VL 644 676 -4.7
Anmore, B.C. VL 2,092 1,785 17.2
Port Moody, B.C. CY 32,975 27,512 19.9
North Vancouver, B.C. CY 48,196 45,165 6.7
West Vancouver, B.C. DM 42,694 42,131 1.3
Burrard Inlet 3, B.C. IRI 1,472 1,405 4.8
Capilano 5, B.C. IRI 2,700 2,492 8.3
Seymour Creek 2, B.C. IRI 107 75 42.7

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

North Vancouver, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 North Vancouver, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.1% 18.1% 16.2%
15 to 64 67.3% 67.3% 67.4%
65 and over 15.5% 14.6% 16.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in North Vancouver, DM was 15.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.1%. 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.

North Vancouver, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 North Vancouver, 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 84,410 82,560 1,850 2.2
0 to 14 14,475 15,330 -855 -5.6
15 to 64 56,815 56,070 745 1.3
65 and over 13,125 11,165 1,960 17.6
Males
Total 40,900 40,025 875 2.2
0 to 14 7,415 7,900 -485 -6.1
15 to 64 27,510 27,170 340 1.3
65 and over 5,970 4,955 1,015 20.5
Females
Total 43,510 42,535 975 2.3
0 to 14 7,055 7,430 -375 -5.0
15 to 64 29,305 28,900 405 1.4
65 and over 7,155 6,210 945 15.2

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

Table 6 North Vancouver, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 84,410 40,900 43,510
0 to 4 years 3,975 2,035 1,935
5 to 9 years 4,880 2,450 2,435
10 to 14 years 5,610 2,935 2,680
15 to 19 years 6,395 3,305 3,095
20 to 24 years 5,180 2,660 2,520
25 to 29 years 3,465 1,765 1,705
30 to 34 years 3,405 1,595 1,815
35 to 39 years 4,865 2,175 2,690
40 to 44 years 6,545 3,045 3,500
45 to 49 years 7,490 3,430 4,060
50 to 54 years 7,840 3,795 4,045
55 to 59 years 6,335 3,160 3,175
60 to 64 years 5,280 2,575 2,705
65 to 69 years 4,110 2,030 2,080
70 to 74 years 2,965 1,380 1,590
75 to 79 years 2,435 1,110 1,325
80 to 84 years 1,850 815 1,035
85 years and over 1,770 635 1,135
Median age 43.4 42.5 44.2

North Vancouver, DM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in North Vancouver, DM was 43.4 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and North Vancouver, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
North Vancouver, DM 41.7 43.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in North Vancouver was 24,355, which represents a change of 2.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In North Vancouver, 78.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 8.5% were common-law-couples and 13.3% were lone-parent families.

North Vancouver – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of North Vancouver, 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
North Vancouver, DM 24,355 19,065 78.3 2,060 8.5 3,230 13.3 2.3
Greater Vancouver A, RDA 3,365 2,535 75.3 230 6.8 595 17.7 20.0
Vancouver, CY 151,330 103,025 68.1 23,580 15.6 24,720 16.3 3.9
Burnaby, CY 61,365 45,795 74.6 5,620 9.2 9,950 16.2 9.5
Belcarra, VL 220 185 84.1 20 9.1 15 6.8 0.0
Anmore, VL 595 500 84.0 45 7.6 50 8.4 21.4
Port Moody, CY 9,605 7,150 74.4 1,125 11.7 1,330 13.8 18.7
North Vancouver, CY 12,845 8,425 65.6 1,950 15.2 2,470 19.2 4.7
West Vancouver, DM 12,325 10,025 81.3 790 6.4 1,515 12.3 2.2
Burrard Inlet 3, IRI 455 255 56.0 95 20.9 105 23.1 0.0
Capilano 5, IRI 710 365 51.4 100 14.1 250 35.2 17.4
Seymour Creek 2, IRI 25 5 20.0 0 0.0 15 60.0 0.0

North Vancouver – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of North Vancouver, 54.4% 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 * 10,750
Married couples without children * 8,310
Common-law-couples with children * 735
Common-law-couples without children * 1,330

North Vancouver – Marital status

In North Vancouver, 61.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.6%) or living with a common-law partner (5.9%).

The remaining 38.5% 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, North Vancouver, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status North Vancouver, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 69,940 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 43,010 61.5 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 38,885 55.6 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 4,125 5.9 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 26,930 38.5 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 18,140 25.9 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,450 2.1 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 3,860 5.5 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 3,480 5.0 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

North Vancouver – Types of private households

There were 30,555 private households3 in North Vancouver in 2011, a change of 2.7% from 2006. Of these, 36.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -2.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, North Vancouver, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 North Vancouver, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 30,555 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
11,085 36.3 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
9,010 29.5 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 3,005 9.8 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 6,035 19.8 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 615 2.0 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 805 2.6 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

North Vancouver – Structural type of dwelling

In North Vancouver, 56.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 5.5% 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, North Vancouver, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling North Vancouver, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 30,555 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 17,130 56.1 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 460 1.5 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 2,695 8.8 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,680 5.5 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 3,695 12.1 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 4,870 15.9 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 10 0.0 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

North Vancouver, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: North Vancouver, 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 North Vancouver, 74.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 22.5% 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, 85.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.5% spoke only French and 11.1% 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 North Vancouver, 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 83,690 100.0 83,695 100.0
English 62,405 74.6 71,340 85.2
French 1,045 1.2 405 0.5
Non-official language 18,870 22.5 9,260 11.1
Multiple responses 1,370 1.6 2,685 3.2
Table 13 North Vancouver, 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 99.7 99.4 0.3
French 61.0 33.6 27.4
Non-official language 76.8 54.7 22.2

North Vancouver, DM – Non-official languages

In North Vancouver, the three most common mother tongues were Persian (Farsi) (5.2%), German (2.1%) and Korean (1.9%), 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 North Vancouver, 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.
Persian (Farsi) 4,385 21.9 5.2
German 1,725 8.6 2.1
Korean 1,570 7.8 1.9
Spanish 1,165 5.8 1.4
Cantonese 1,135 5.7 1.4

North Vancouver, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 North Vancouver, 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 10.7 10.2 90.4 7.9
0 to 19 14.8 14.2 84.6 13.7
20 to 44 12.4 12.4 95.1 8.3
45 to 64 8.2 7.3 91.0 6.3
65 and over 5.9 4.3 81.8 6.1
Table 16 North Vancouver, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 83,695 100.0
English only 73,475 87.8
French only 45 0.1
English and French 9,165 11.0
Neither English nor French 1,005 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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