Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Kitimat, DM - British Columbia

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

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
64
Nat. rank
454

In 2011, Kitimat (District municipality) had a population of 8,335, representing a percentage change of -7.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 240.01 square kilometres with a population density of 34.7 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, Kitimat (District municipality) had 3,630 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 0.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Kitimat (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Kitimat (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Kitimat-Stikine C (Part 2), B.C. RDA 5 5 0.0

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

Kitimat, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Kitimat, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.7% 16.6% 17.0%
15 to 64 69.9% 71.0% 68.7%
65 and over 13.4% 12.5% 14.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Kitimat, DM was 13.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.7%. 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.

Kitimat, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Kitimat, 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 8,335 8,985 -650 -7.2
0 to 14 1,395 1,650 -255 -15.5
15 to 64 5,825 6,380 -555 -8.7
65 and over 1,115 960 155 16.1
Males
Total 4,275 4,645 -370 -8.0
0 to 14 710 900 -190 -21.1
15 to 64 3,035 3,275 -240 -7.3
65 and over 535 470 65 13.8
Females
Total 4,060 4,345 -285 -6.6
0 to 14 690 750 -60 -8.0
15 to 64 2,790 3,105 -315 -10.1
65 and over 580 490 90 18.4

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

Table 6 Kitimat, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 8,335 4,275 4,060
0 to 4 years 395 200 195
5 to 9 years 450 210 240
10 to 14 years 545 300 255
15 to 19 years 585 345 245
20 to 24 years 410 205 205
25 to 29 years 375 190 185
30 to 34 years 425 205 215
35 to 39 years 465 210 255
40 to 44 years 570 285 285
45 to 49 years 750 395 355
50 to 54 years 875 460 410
55 to 59 years 760 390 365
60 to 64 years 605 345 260
65 to 69 years 385 190 190
70 to 74 years 300 150 150
75 to 79 years 230 100 130
80 to 84 years 125 65 60
85 years and over 80 30 55
Median age 44.4 44.8 44.1

Kitimat, DM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Kitimat, DM was 44.4 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Kitimat, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Kitimat, DM 41.4 44.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Kitimat was 2,535, which represents a change of -6.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Kitimat, 69.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 15.0% were common-law-couples and 15.4% were lone-parent families.

Kitimat – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Kitimat, 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
Kitimat, DM 2,535 1,765 69.6 380 15.0 390 15.4 -6.3

Kitimat – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Kitimat, 41.3% 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 * 715
Married couples without children * 1,050
Common-law-couples with children * 170
Common-law-couples without children * 205

Kitimat – Marital status

In Kitimat, 63.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (52.2%) or living with a common-law partner (11.0%).

The remaining 36.8% 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, Kitimat, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Kitimat, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,940 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,380 63.1 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,625 52.2 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 760 11.0 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,555 36.8 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,595 23.0 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 220 3.2 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 385 5.5 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 355 5.1 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Kitimat – Types of private households

There were 3,630 private households3 in Kitimat in 2011, a change of 0.1% from 2006. Of these, 24.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -22.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Kitimat, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Kitimat, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,630 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
880 24.2 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,235 34.0 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 370 10.2 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,060 29.2 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 25 0.7 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 65 1.8 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Kitimat – Structural type of dwelling

In Kitimat, 63.4% 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, Kitimat, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Kitimat, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,630 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,300 63.4 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 420 11.6 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 335 9.2 130,370 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 415 11.4 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 50 1.4 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 105 2.9 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Kitimat, DM – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Kitimat, 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 Kitimat, 78.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.8% reported French only, and 17.8% 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, 90.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.7% spoke only French and 5.7% 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 Kitimat, 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 8,300 100.0 8,300 100.0
English 6,490 78.2 7,530 90.7
French 235 2.8 145 1.7
Non-official language 1,475 17.8 470 5.7
Multiple responses 95 1.1 150 1.8
Table 13 Kitimat, 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 0.2
French 64.7 56.9 7.8
Non-official language 64.3 37.6 26.7

Kitimat, DM – Non-official languages

In Kitimat, the three most common mother tongues were Portuguese (7.9%), German (2.7%) and Italian (1.0%), 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 Kitimat, 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.
Portuguese 655 42.1 7.9
German 220 14.1 2.7
Italian 85 5.5 1.0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 85 5.5 1.0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 75 4.8 0.9

Kitimat, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Kitimat, 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 6.6 4.5 89.4 3.1
0 to 19 10.2 7.5 90.9 12.5
20 to 44 6.8 4.4 91.7 4.2
45 to 64 5.4 2.5 88.9 2.9
65 and over 3.7 1.8 100.0 2.0
Table 16 Kitimat, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 8,300 100.0
English only 7,665 92.3
French only 10 0.1
English and French 565 6.8
Neither English nor French 60 0.7

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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