Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Lake Country, DM - British Columbia

Map of Lake Country, DM (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Lake Country, DM

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Lake Country, DM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
48
Nat. rank
338

In 2011, Lake Country (District municipality) had a population of 11,708, representing a percentage change of 21.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 122.19 square kilometres with a population density of 95.8 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, Lake Country (District municipality) had 4,533 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 24.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Lake Country (District municipality) is part of the census metropolitan area of Kelowna.

Population and dwelling counts

Lake Country (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Lake Country (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Kelowna, B.C. CY 117,312 107,035 A 9.6
Central Okanagan, B.C. RDA 3,795 3,650 A 4.0
Central Okanagan J, B.C. RDA 1,947 1,758 A 10.8
Duck Lake 7, B.C. IRI 1,917 1,923 -0.3
Vernon, B.C. CY 38,150 35,979 A 6.0
North Okanagan B, B.C. RDA 3,046 3,211 -5.1

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

Lake Country, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Lake Country, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.4% 17.1% 15.7%
15 to 64 69.6% 69.0% 70.1%
65 and over 14.1% 13.8% 14.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Lake Country, DM was 14.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.6% 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.

Lake Country, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Lake Country, 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 11,705 9,610 2,095 21.8
0 to 14 1,920 1,595 325 20.4
15 to 64 8,145 6,715 1,430 21.3
65 and over 1,645 1,300 345 26.5
Males
Total 5,855 4,815 1,040 21.6
0 to 14 1,000 820 180 22.0
15 to 64 4,040 3,365 675 20.1
65 and over 810 625 185 29.6
Females
Total 5,855 4,795 1,060 22.1
0 to 14 920 770 150 19.5
15 to 64 4,105 3,345 760 22.7
65 and over 835 675 160 23.7

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

Table 6 Lake Country, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 11,705 5,855 5,855
0 to 4 years 630 335 290
5 to 9 years 600 300 305
10 to 14 years 695 370 325
15 to 19 years 775 395 380
20 to 24 years 670 345 330
25 to 29 years 630 325 310
30 to 34 years 670 310 360
35 to 39 years 680 350 330
40 to 44 years 775 395 380
45 to 49 years 1,025 465 560
50 to 54 years 1,090 555 535
55 to 59 years 1,015 490 525
60 to 64 years 800 405 400
65 to 69 years 575 305 270
70 to 74 years 410 210 205
75 to 79 years 300 155 145
80 to 84 years 175 70 100
85 years and over 185 75 110
Median age 43.1 42.3 43.9

Lake Country, DM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Lake Country, DM was 43.1 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Lake Country, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Lake Country, DM 43.2 43.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Lake Country was 3,560, which represents a change of 21.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Lake Country, 74.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.5% were common-law-couples and 11.8% were lone-parent families.

Lake Country – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Lake Country, 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
Lake Country, DM 3,560 2,660 74.7 480 13.5 420 11.8 21.3
Kelowna, CY 32,820 23,255 70.9 4,515 13.8 5,055 15.4 6.8
Central Okanagan, RDA 1,205 950 78.8 155 12.9 100 8.3 0.0
Central Okanagan J, RDA 660 515 78.0 95 14.4 50 7.6 10.9
Duck Lake 7, IRI 625 455 72.8 85 13.6 85 13.6 -6.7
Vernon, CY 10,685 7,185 67.2 1,580 14.8 1,915 17.9 3.6
North Okanagan B, RDA 955 710 74.3 120 12.6 125 13.1 4.4

Lake Country – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Lake Country, 42.7% 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 * 1,180
Married couples without children * 1,480
Common-law-couples with children * 165
Common-law-couples without children * 315

Lake Country – Marital status

In Lake Country, 65.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.1%) or living with a common-law partner (9.9%).

The remaining 35.1% 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, Lake Country, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Lake Country, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 9,785 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,360 65.0 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 5,395 55.1 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 965 9.9 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,430 35.1 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,140 21.9 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 295 3.0 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 550 5.6 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 435 4.4 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Lake Country – Types of private households

There were 4,535 private households3 in Lake Country in 2011, a change of 24.4% from 2006. Of these, 28.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 11.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Lake Country, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Lake Country, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,535 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,285 28.3 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,675 36.9 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 380 8.4 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 925 20.4 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 110 2.4 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 165 3.6 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Lake Country – Structural type of dwelling

In Lake Country, 77.6% 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, Lake Country, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Lake Country, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,535 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,520 77.6 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 80 1.8 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 155 3.4 130,370 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 350 7.7 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 310 6.8 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.3 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 105 2.3 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Lake Country, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Lake Country, 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 Lake Country, 88.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.7% reported French only, and 9.3% 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, 96.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 2.5% 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 Lake Country, 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 11,605 100.0 11,600 100.0
English 10,255 88.4 11,150 96.1
French 195 1.7 35 0.3
Non-official language 1,075 9.3 290 2.5
Multiple responses 80 0.7 120 1.0
Table 13 Lake Country, 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 99.7 0.0
French 31.0 14.3 16.7
Non-official language 58.6 31.7 26.9

Lake Country, DM – Non-official languages

In Lake Country, the three most common mother tongues were German (3.4%), Panjabi (Punjabi) (0.8%) and Dutch (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 Lake Country, 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.
German 400 35.1 3.4
Panjabi (Punjabi) 95 8.3 0.8
Dutch 85 7.5 0.7
Russian 65 5.7 0.6
Italian 60 5.3 0.5

Lake Country, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Lake Country, 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 6.8 5.6 78.9 6.1
0 to 19 8.4 8.3 66.7 4.3
20 to 44 8.3 7.1 77.8 7.8
45 to 64 5.1 3.4 72.2 4.9
65 and over 5.1 2.4 77.8 5.1
Table 16 Lake Country, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 11,600 100.0
English only 10,780 92.9
French only 0 0.0
English and French 795 6.9
Neither English nor French 25 0.2

Symbols:

···
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.
 

Related data:

Date modified: