Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Pitt Meadows, CY - British Columbia

Map of Pitt Meadows, CY (shaded in green), British Columbia

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Pitt Meadows, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
37
Nat. rank
234

In 2011, Pitt Meadows (City) had a population of 17,736, representing a percentage change of 13.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 86.51 square kilometres with a population density of 205.0 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, Pitt Meadows (City) had 6,718 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 15.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Pitt Meadows (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Pitt Meadows (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Fraser Valley F, B.C. RDA 1,303 1,339 -2.7
Langley, B.C. DM 104,177 93,726 11.2
Surrey, B.C. CY 468,251 394,976 18.6
Greater Vancouver A, B.C. RDA 13,035 11,050 18.0
Coquitlam, B.C. CY 126,456 114,565 10.4
Port Coquitlam, B.C. CY 56,342 52,687 6.9
Maple Ridge, B.C. DM 76,052 68,949 10.3
Katzie 1, B.C. IRI 229 246 -6.9

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

Pitt Meadows, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Pitt Meadows, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.3% 19.3% 17.3%
15 to 64 69.8% 69.7% 70.1%
65 and over 11.9% 11.1% 12.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Pitt Meadows, CY was 11.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.3%. 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.

Pitt Meadows, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Pitt Meadows, 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 17,735 15,620 2,115 13.5
0 to 14 3,245 3,005 240 8.0
15 to 64 12,385 10,880 1,505 13.8
65 and over 2,105 1,740 365 21.0
Males
Total 8,640 7,610 1,030 13.5
0 to 14 1,670 1,470 200 13.6
15 to 64 6,020 5,380 640 11.9
65 and over 955 770 185 24.0
Females
Total 9,090 8,010 1,080 13.5
0 to 14 1,575 1,535 40 2.6
15 to 64 6,370 5,505 865 15.7
65 and over 1,150 970 180 18.6

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

Table 6 Pitt Meadows, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 17,735 8,640 9,090
0 to 4 years 1,080 585 490
5 to 9 years 1,095 530 560
10 to 14 years 1,070 555 520
15 to 19 years 1,210 600 615
20 to 24 years 1,065 520 545
25 to 29 years 1,085 555 525
30 to 34 years 1,150 565 585
35 to 39 years 1,240 565 675
40 to 44 years 1,405 670 740
45 to 49 years 1,505 750 755
50 to 54 years 1,565 770 795
55 to 59 years 1,170 560 605
60 to 64 years 990 460 530
65 to 69 years 750 360 390
70 to 74 years 525 235 290
75 to 79 years 390 175 215
80 to 84 years 265 125 140
85 years and over 170 55 115
Median age 39.5 38.7 40.2

Pitt Meadows, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Pitt Meadows, CY was 39.5 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Pitt Meadows, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Pitt Meadows, CY 38.3 39.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Pitt Meadows was 5,255, which represents a change of 15.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Pitt Meadows, 72.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.7% were common-law-couples and 15.7% were lone-parent families.

Pitt Meadows – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Pitt Meadows, 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
Pitt Meadows, CY 5,255 3,815 72.6 615 11.7 825 15.7 15.0
Fraser Valley F, RDA 395 260 65.8 80 20.3 55 13.9 -1.3
Langley, DM 30,095 22,845 75.9 3,130 10.4 4,120 13.7 11.6
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
Coquitlam, CY 35,880 27,345 76.2 2,990 8.3 5,545 15.5 11.5
Port Coquitlam, CY 16,155 11,705 72.5 1,770 11.0 2,680 16.6 8.0
Maple Ridge, DM 21,700 15,390 70.9 2,785 12.8 3,530 16.3 10.9
Katzie 1, IRI 65 15 23.1 20 30.8 25 38.5 -7.1

Pitt Meadows – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Pitt Meadows, 51.1% 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 * 2,035
Married couples without children * 1,780
Common-law-couples with children * 230
Common-law-couples without children * 385

Pitt Meadows – Marital status

In Pitt Meadows, 62.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (53.5%) or living with a common-law partner (8.5%).

The remaining 38.0% 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, Pitt Meadows, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Pitt Meadows, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 14,490 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 8,990 62.0 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 7,755 53.5 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,230 8.5 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 5,500 38.0 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,575 24.7 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 445 3.1 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 840 5.8 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 645 4.5 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Pitt Meadows – Types of private households

There were 6,720 private households3 in Pitt Meadows in 2011, a change of 15.5% from 2006. Of these, 32.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 5.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Pitt Meadows, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Pitt Meadows, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,720 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,175 32.4 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,015 30.0 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 750 11.2 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,415 21.1 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 145 2.2 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 210 3.1 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Pitt Meadows – Structural type of dwelling

In Pitt Meadows, 46.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.4% 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, Pitt Meadows, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Pitt Meadows, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,715 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,120 46.5 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 180 2.7 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 1,235 18.4 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 25 0.4 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,325 19.7 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 650 9.7 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 180 2.7 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Pitt Meadows, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Pitt Meadows, 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 Pitt Meadows, 80.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 17.1% 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, 88.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 8.0% 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 Pitt Meadows, 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 17,730 100.0 17,730 100.0
English 14,180 80.0 15,770 88.9
French 215 1.2 60 0.3
Non-official language 3,025 17.1 1,415 8.0
Multiple responses 315 1.8 485 2.7
Table 13 Pitt Meadows, 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 99.7 99.5 0.2
French 53.6 23.2 30.4
Non-official language 76.1 52.7 23.3

Pitt Meadows, CY – Non-official languages

In Pitt Meadows, the three most common mother tongues were Panjabi (Punjabi) (2.8%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.9%) and Spanish (1.3%), 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 Pitt Meadows, 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.
Panjabi (Punjabi) 495 15.0 2.8
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 340 10.3 1.9
Spanish 235 7.1 1.3
German 220 6.7 1.2
Korean 190 5.8 1.1

Pitt Meadows, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Pitt Meadows, 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 7.6 6.7 88.4 5.6
0 to 19 12.8 11.9 100.0 16.3
20 to 44 7.6 7.2 91.7 4.8
45 to 64 4.3 2.8 93.3 3.4
65 and over 4.1 1.7 72.7 1.9
Table 16 Pitt Meadows, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 17,725 100.0
English only 16,115 90.9
French only 5 0.0
English and French 1,375 7.8
Neither English nor French 235 1.3

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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