Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Kimberley, CY - British Columbia

Map of Kimberley, CY (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Kimberley, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Kimberley, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
78
Nat. rank
573

In 2011, Kimberley (City) had a population of 6,652, representing a percentage change of 8.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 60.62 square kilometres with a population density of 109.7 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, Kimberley (City) had 2,946 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Kimberley (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Kimberley (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
East Kootenay E, B.C. RDA 1,634 1,731 -5.6

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

Kimberley, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Kimberley, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.3% 15.5% 14.9%
15 to 64 63.9% 65.0% 63.0%
65 and over 20.7% 19.3% 22.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Kimberley, CY was 20.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.3%. 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.

Kimberley, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Kimberley, 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 6,655 6,140 515 8.4
0 to 14 1,020 855 165 19.3
15 to 64 4,255 4,025 230 5.7
65 and over 1,380 1,260 120 9.5
Males
Total 3,290 3,005 285 9.5
0 to 14 510 430 80 18.6
15 to 64 2,140 2,000 140 7.0
65 and over 635 570 65 11.4
Females
Total 3,355 3,135 220 7.0
0 to 14 500 425 75 17.6
15 to 64 2,115 2,020 95 4.7
65 and over 745 690 55 8.0

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

Table 6 Kimberley, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 6,655 3,290 3,355
0 to 4 years 400 210 195
5 to 9 years 310 165 145
10 to 14 years 305 140 165
15 to 19 years 325 175 155
20 to 24 years 280 135 145
25 to 29 years 345 175 170
30 to 34 years 400 205 195
35 to 39 years 445 220 220
40 to 44 years 425 205 220
45 to 49 years 480 235 245
50 to 54 years 510 250 260
55 to 59 years 520 265 260
60 to 64 years 530 285 250
65 to 69 years 390 190 195
70 to 74 years 315 150 165
75 to 79 years 260 140 120
80 to 84 years 195 95 105
85 years and over 210 60 150
Median age 46.3 45.8 46.8

Kimberley, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Kimberley, CY was 46.3 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Kimberley, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Kimberley, CY 46.0 46.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Kimberley was 2,015, which represents a change of 8.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Kimberley, 70.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 17.4% were common-law-couples and 12.2% were lone-parent families.

Kimberley – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Kimberley, 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
Kimberley, CY 2,015 1,425 70.7 350 17.4 245 12.2 8.3
East Kootenay E, RDA 560 430 76.8 85 15.2 45 8.0 -9.7

Kimberley – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Kimberley, 36.2% 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 * 510
Married couples without children * 915
Common-law-couples with children * 130
Common-law-couples without children * 220

Kimberley – Marital status

In Kimberley, 64.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.6%) or living with a common-law partner (12.3%).

The remaining 36.1% 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, Kimberley, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Kimberley, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,635 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,605 64.0 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,905 51.6 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 695 12.3 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,035 36.1 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,070 19.0 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 170 3.0 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 355 6.3 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 435 7.7 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Kimberley – Types of private households

There were 2,945 private households3 in Kimberley in 2011, a change of 4.1% from 2006. Of these, 21.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 12.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Kimberley, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Kimberley, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,945 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
630 21.4 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,110 37.7 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 240 8.1 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 860 29.2 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 20 0.7 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 90 3.1 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Kimberley – Structural type of dwelling

In Kimberley, 81.0% 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, Kimberley, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Kimberley, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,950 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,390 81.0 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 95 3.2 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 80 2.7 130,370 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 280 9.5 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 35 1.2 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 55 1.9 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Kimberley, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Kimberley, 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 Kimberley, 92.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 6.0% 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, 97.8% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.1% 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 Kimberley, 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 6,595 100.0 6,595 100.0
English 6,085 92.3 6,450 97.8
French 80 1.2 5 0.1
Non-official language 395 6.0 110 1.7
Multiple responses 35 0.5 35 0.5
Table 13 Kimberley, 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 100.0 99.9 0.1
French 42.1 10.5 31.6
Non-official language 57.1 32.1 25.0

Kimberley, CY – Non-official languages

In Kimberley, the three most common mother tongues were German (2.2%), Italian (0.5%) and Dutch (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 Kimberley, 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.
German 145 34.1 2.2
Italian 35 8.2 0.5
Dutch 25 5.9 0.4
Polish 20 4.7 0.3
Ukrainian 20 4.7 0.3

Kimberley, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Kimberley, 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 4.9 3.7 93.8 3.8
0 to 19 4.9 5.0 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 6.9 5.4 100.0 11.1
45 to 64 3.7 2.6 100.0 8.7
65 and over 3.4 1.7 100.0 0.0
Table 16 Kimberley, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,595 100.0
English only 6,260 94.9
French only 0 0.0
English and French 330 5.0
Neither English nor French 5 0.1

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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