Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Peace River D, RDA - British Columbia

Map of Peace River D, RDA (shaded in green), British Columbia

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Peace River D, RDA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Peace River D, RDA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
88
Nat. rank
662

In 2011, Peace River D (Regional district electoral area) had a population of 5,479, representing a percentage change of -4.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 11,709.25 square kilometres with a population density of 0.5 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, Peace River D (Regional district electoral area) had 2,003 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -3.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Peace River D (Regional district electoral area) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Peace River D (Regional district electoral area) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Improvement District No. 25 Willmore Wilderness, Alta. ID 0 0  ···
Clear Hills, Alta. MD 2,801 2,714 3.2
Greenview No. 16, Alta. MD 5,299 5,464 -3.0
Grande Prairie County No. 1, Alta. MD 20,347 17,929 A 13.5
Saddle Hills County, Alta. MD 2,288 2,458 -6.9
Fraser-Fort George H, B.C. RDA 1,665 1,877 -11.3
Fraser-Fort George F, B.C. RDA 1,207 1,284 -6.0
Tumbler Ridge, B.C. DM 2,710 2,454 10.4
Pouce Coupe, B.C. VL 738 739 -0.1
Dawson Creek, B.C. CY 11,583 10,994 5.4
Peace River E, B.C. RDA 2,764 3,031 -8.8
Taylor, B.C. DM 1,373 1,384 -0.8
Peace River B, B.C. RDA 5,552 5,538 0.3
Peace River C, B.C. RDA 6,398 6,350 0.8

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

Peace River D, RDA – Age distribution

Table 4 Peace River D, RDA – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.2% 18.1% 18.4%
15 to 64 69.2% 68.3% 70.1%
65 and over 12.7% 13.7% 11.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Peace River D, RDA was 12.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.2%. 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.

Peace River D, RDA – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Peace River D, RDA – 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 5,480 5,745 -265 -4.6
0 to 14 1,000 1,115 -115 -10.3
15 to 64 3,790 3,990 -200 -5.0
65 and over 695 645 50 7.8
Males
Total 2,820 3,000 -180 -6.0
0 to 14 510 575 -65 -11.3
15 to 64 1,925 2,060 -135 -6.6
65 and over 385 365 20 5.5
Females
Total 2,660 2,755 -95 -3.4
0 to 14 490 540 -50 -9.3
15 to 64 1,865 1,930 -65 -3.4
65 and over 310 285 25 8.8

Peace River D, RDA – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Peace River D, RDA – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,480 2,820 2,660
0 to 4 years 305 170 135
5 to 9 years 325 160 165
10 to 14 years 365 180 190
15 to 19 years 440 235 210
20 to 24 years 290 135 150
25 to 29 years 240 120 120
30 to 34 years 275 130 145
35 to 39 years 310 165 150
40 to 44 years 335 160 175
45 to 49 years 500 275 230
50 to 54 years 560 270 290
55 to 59 years 455 255 195
60 to 64 years 380 185 195
65 to 69 years 265 145 120
70 to 74 years 235 130 100
75 to 79 years 120 65 55
80 to 84 years 55 35 25
85 years and over 20 5 15
Median age 42.9 43.9 42.0

Peace River D, RDA – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Peace River D, RDA was 42.9 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Peace River D, RDA – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Peace River D, RDA 41.7 42.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Peace River D was 1,650, which represents a change of -2.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Peace River D, 76.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 13.9% were common-law-couples and 9.7% were lone-parent families.

Peace River D – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Peace River D, RDA 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
Peace River D, RDA 1,650 1,260 76.4 230 13.9 160 9.7 -2.1
Clear Hills, MD (Alta.) 715 600 83.9 70 9.8 45 6.3 2.9
Greenview No. 16, MD (Alta.) 1,590 1,240 78.0 215 13.5 140 8.8 -0.3
Grande Prairie County No. 1, MD (Alta.) 6,020 4,720 78.4 830 13.8 465 7.7 14.7
Saddle Hills County, MD (Alta.) 710 575 81.0 75 10.6 60 8.5 -6.6
Fraser-Fort George H, RDA 515 400 77.7 80 15.5 35 6.8 -8.8
Fraser-Fort George F, RDA 370 255 68.9 85 23.0 30 8.1 -6.3
Tumbler Ridge, DM 795 520 65.4 170 21.4 100 12.6 3.9
Pouce Coupe, VL 200 130 65.0 40 20.0 30 15.0 -4.8
Dawson Creek, CY 3,065 1,840 60.0 585 19.1 635 20.7 2.3
Peace River E, RDA 845 595 70.4 145 17.2 100 11.8 -9.6
Taylor, DM 405 245 60.5 115 28.4 40 9.9 0.0
Peace River B, RDA 1,390 1,180 84.9 135 9.7 80 5.8 1.5
Peace River C, RDA 1,895 1,440 76.0 315 16.6 140 7.4 -1.0

Peace River D – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Peace River D, 43.3% 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 * 555
Married couples without children * 700
Common-law-couples with children * 90
Common-law-couples without children * 145

Peace River D – Marital status

In Peace River D, 68.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (58.1%) or living with a common-law partner (10.3%).

The remaining 31.6% 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, Peace River D, RDA – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Peace River D, RDA British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,480 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,065 68.4 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,605 58.1 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 460 10.3 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,415 31.6 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 980 21.9 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 100 2.2 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 165 3.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 170 3.8 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Peace River D – Types of private households

There were 2,005 private households3 in Peace River D in 2011, a change of -3.1% from 2006. Of these, 30.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -6.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Peace River D, RDA – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Peace River D, RDA British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,005 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
620 30.9 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
820 40.9 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 140 7.0 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 345 17.2 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 35 1.7 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 40 2.0 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Peace River D – Structural type of dwelling

In Peace River D, 89.5% 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, Peace River D, RDA – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Peace River D, RDA British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,000 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,790 89.5 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 0 0.0 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 0 0.0 130,370 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 0 0.0 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 5 0.3 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.3 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 210 10.5 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Peace River D, RDA – Mother tongue

Chart J: Peace River D, RDA - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Peace River D, RDA - 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 Peace River D, 91.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.9% reported French only, and 7.5% 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, 97.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 1.7% 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 Peace River D, RDA – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,475 100.0 5,480 100.0
English 4,985 91.1 5,330 97.3
French 50 0.9 15 0.3
Non-official language 410 7.5 95 1.7
Multiple responses 35 0.6 40 0.7
Table 13 Peace River D, RDA – 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 99.6 0.1
French 30.8 7.7 23.1
Non-official language 67.0 26.1 40.9

Peace River D, RDA – Non-official languages

In Peace River D, the three most common mother tongues were German (4.8%), Cree, n.o.s. (0.7%) and Russian (0.4%), 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 Peace River D, RDA – 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 265 60.2 4.8
Cree, n.o.s. 40 9.1 0.7
Russian 20 4.5 0.4
Dutch 15 3.4 0.3

Peace River D, RDA – Bilingualism

Table 15 Peace River D, RDA – 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 3.9 3.3 63.6 2.5
0 to 19 5.6 5.6 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 3.8 3.8 50.0 0.0
45 to 64 2.9 2.0 80.0 3.8
65 and over 1.5 1.7 100.0 5.9
Table 16 Peace River D, RDA – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,480 100.0
English only 5,245 95.7
French only 5 0.1
English and French 215 3.9
Neither English nor French 25 0.5

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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