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Characteristic Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 2,313,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,313,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 2,116,581 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,116,581 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 9.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 949,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 949,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 891,336 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,336 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 802.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 802.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 2,882.55 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,882.55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 2,313,325 1,130,375 1,182,955 2,313,325 1,130,375 1,182,955
0 to 4 years 115,185 59,275 55,905 115,185 59,275 55,905
5 to 9 years 114,390 58,725 55,660 114,390 58,725 55,660
10 to 14 years 124,880 64,365 60,520 124,880 64,365 60,520
15 to 19 years 145,190 75,070 70,115 145,190 75,070 70,115
15 years 28,165 14,570 13,595 28,165 14,570 13,595
16 years 28,785 15,090 13,695 28,785 15,090 13,695
17 years 28,975 14,985 13,990 28,975 14,985 13,990
18 years 29,365 15,065 14,300 29,365 15,065 14,300
19 years 29,895 15,365 14,530 29,895 15,365 14,530
20 to 24 years 159,080 80,620 78,465 159,080 80,620 78,465
25 to 29 years 170,065 83,960 86,105 170,065 83,960 86,105
30 to 34 years 160,010 77,900 82,110 160,010 77,900 82,110
35 to 39 years 161,245 76,660 84,585 161,245 76,660 84,585
40 to 44 years 180,535 86,315 94,225 180,535 86,315 94,225
45 to 49 years 192,090 93,760 98,330 192,090 93,760 98,330
50 to 54 years 182,435 88,705 93,730 182,435 88,705 93,730
55 to 59 years 158,570 77,595 80,970 158,570 77,595 80,970
60 to 64 years 136,755 66,610 70,145 136,755 66,610 70,145
65 to 69 years 94,860 46,120 48,740 94,860 46,120 48,740
70 to 74 years 72,890 34,215 38,675 72,890 34,215 38,675
75 to 79 years 58,150 26,990 31,160 58,150 26,990 31,160
80 to 84 years 44,235 19,050 25,185 44,235 19,050 25,185
85 years and over 42,760 14,435 28,325 42,760 14,435 28,325
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.2 39.3 40.9 40.2 39.3 40.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.7 83.9 85.5 84.7 83.9 85.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 1,958,880 948,010 1,010,870 1,958,880 948,010 1,010,870
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,106,575 551,405 555,175 1,106,575 551,405 555,175
Married (and not separated) 970,585 482,590 487,995 970,585 482,590 487,995
Living common law 135,995 68,815 67,175 135,995 68,815 67,175
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 852,300 396,600 455,695 852,300 396,600 455,695
Single (never legally married) 586,885 313,200 273,680 586,885 313,200 273,680
Separated 48,835 19,980 28,855 48,835 19,980 28,855
Divorced 119,570 45,130 74,435 119,570 45,130 74,435
Widowed 97,010 18,290 78,725 97,010 18,290 78,725
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 294,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 294,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 148,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 140,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 49,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 49,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 535,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 535,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 467,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 467,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 185,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 185,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 282,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 282,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 109,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 109,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 126,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 67,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 67,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 48,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 19,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 10,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 6,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 98,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 98,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 78,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 48,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 7,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 19,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 12,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 690,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 690,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 136,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 136,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 214,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 214,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 82,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 155,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 100,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 2,280,770 1,115,555 1,165,220 2,280,770 1,115,555 1,165,220
Number of persons not in census families 421,375 196,635 224,735 421,375 196,635 224,735
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 63,575 23,920 39,660 63,575 23,920 39,660
Living with non-relatives only 106,050 57,060 48,990 106,050 57,060 48,990
Living alone 251,745 115,655 136,090 251,745 115,655 136,090
Number of census family persons 1,859,400 918,920 940,485 1,859,400 918,920 940,485
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 293,195 134,660 158,535 293,195 134,660 158,535
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 99,835 29,055 70,780 99,835 29,055 70,780
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 21,470 4,520 16,955 21,470 4,520 16,955
Living with non-relatives only 5,995 2,860 3,135 5,995 2,860 3,135
Living alone 72,365 21,675 50,690 72,365 21,675 50,690
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 193,360 105,610 87,750 193,360 105,610 87,750
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 595,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 595,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 510,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 510,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 436,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 436,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 191,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 245,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 245,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 85,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 85,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 50,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 38,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 11,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 27,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 11,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 34,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 295,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 295,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 44,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 301,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 301,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 129,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 129,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 4,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 455,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 455,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 80,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 126,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 228,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 228,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 272,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 272,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 142,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 134,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 134,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 52,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 37,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 2,280,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,280,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,120 1,121,310 1,170,805 2,292,120 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses  2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005 2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005
    English  1,282,500 645,490 637,010 1,282,500 645,490 637,010
    French  24,780 12,080 12,700 24,780 12,080 12,700
    Non-official languages  923,825 434,530 489,295 923,825 434,530 489,295
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 330 155 175 330 155 175
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  235 115 120 235 115 120
        Dene  20 10 10 20 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  10 0 5 10 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Ojibway  60 25 40 60 25 40
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 5 5 0 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 917,155 431,300 485,855 917,155 431,300 485,855
        African languages, n.i.e 490 250 235 490 250 235
        Afrikaans  1,255 625 630 1,255 625 630
        Akan (Twi)  375 190 185 375 190 185
        Albanian  985 500 485 985 500 485
        Amharic  1,065 520 545 1,065 520 545
        Arabic  10,830 6,105 4,725 10,830 6,105 4,725
        Armenian  980 500 480 980 500 480
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 345 150 195 345 150 195
        Bengali  2,095 1,100 995 2,095 1,100 995
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  15 5 10 15 5 10
        Bisayan languages  3,160 1,215 1,950 3,160 1,215 1,950
        Bosnian  1,095 555 540 1,095 555 540
        Bulgarian  1,670 815 860 1,670 815 860
        Burmese  880 455 425 880 455 425
        Cantonese  128,115 59,365 68,745 128,115 59,365 68,745
        Chinese, n.o.s.  111,495 51,720 59,775 111,495 51,720 59,775
        Creoles  485 235 250 485 235 250
        Croatian  5,735 2,815 2,920 5,735 2,815 2,920
        Czech  3,490 1,735 1,755 3,490 1,735 1,755
        Danish  2,330 1,125 1,205 2,330 1,125 1,205
        Dutch  8,305 3,990 4,315 8,305 3,990 4,315
        Estonian  550 240 305 550 240 305
        Finnish  2,030 800 1,230 2,030 800 1,230
        Flemish  190 100 90 190 100 90
        Fukien  1,850 815 1,035 1,850 815 1,035
        German  26,935 12,750 14,185 26,935 12,750 14,185
        Greek  5,000 2,620 2,375 5,000 2,620 2,375
        Gujarati  6,175 2,855 3,320 6,175 2,855 3,320
        Hakka  1,070 460 610 1,070 460 610
        Hebrew  1,535 845 695 1,535 845 695
        Hindi  22,955 11,005 11,945 22,955 11,005 11,945
        Hungarian  5,865 2,875 2,985 5,865 2,875 2,985
        Ilocano  3,355 1,330 2,020 3,355 1,330 2,020
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 395 225 170 395 225 170
        Italian  16,215 8,195 8,015 16,215 8,195 8,015
        Japanese  15,840 5,545 10,290 15,840 5,545 10,290
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,150 545 605 1,150 545 605
        Korean  43,845 19,955 23,885 43,845 19,955 23,885
        Kurdish  1,390 760 630 1,390 760 630
        Lao  835 390 445 835 390 445
        Latvian  350 175 175 350 175 175
        Lingala  30 15 15 30 15 15
        Lithuanian  260 115 145 260 115 145
        Macedonian  190 90 105 190 90 105
        Malay  3,215 1,490 1,725 3,215 1,490 1,725
        Malayalam  1,250 625 620 1,250 625 620
        Maltese  85 45 40 85 45 40
        Mandarin  90,185 41,955 48,235 90,185 41,955 48,235
        Marathi  385 195 185 385 195 185
        Nepali  695 370 330 695 370 330
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 335 185 150 335 185 150
        Norwegian  1,010 475 535 1,010 475 535
        Oromo  220 125 95 220 125 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  139,230 69,140 70,085 139,230 69,140 70,085
        Pashto  820 440 380 820 440 380
        Persian (Farsi)  34,420 17,420 17,000 34,420 17,420 17,000
        Polish  12,650 5,990 6,660 12,650 5,990 6,660
        Portuguese  9,210 4,410 4,800 9,210 4,410 4,800
        Romanian  6,885 3,395 3,485 6,885 3,395 3,485
        Rundi (Kirundi)  120 50 75 120 50 75
        Russian  15,420 7,135 8,280 15,420 7,135 8,280
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  70 30 35 70 30 35
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 675 340 330 675 340 330
        Serbian  5,990 3,070 2,915 5,990 3,070 2,915
        Serbo-Croatian  1,210 570 645 1,210 570 645
        Shanghainese  1,220 520 700 1,220 520 700
        Sign languages, n.i.e 315 160 150 315 160 150
        Sindhi  1,695 755 945 1,695 755 945
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,230 630 595 1,230 630 595
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 755 390 360 755 390 360
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 280 140 135 280 140 135
        Slovak  2,330 1,030 1,300 2,330 1,030 1,300
        Slovenian  590 280 310 590 280 310
        Somali  915 460 450 915 460 450
        Spanish  32,305 15,570 16,735 32,305 15,570 16,735
        Swahili  575 295 280 575 295 280
        Swedish  1,425 640 790 1,425 640 790
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  58,500 23,510 34,995 58,500 23,510 34,995
        Taiwanese  5,470 2,550 2,920 5,470 2,550 2,920
        Tamil  2,915 1,535 1,385 2,915 1,535 1,385
        Telugu  470 250 225 470 250 225
        Thai  1,655 560 1,100 1,655 560 1,100
        Tibetan languages  170 95 75 170 95 75
        Tigrigna  510 250 265 510 250 265
        Turkish  2,545 1,440 1,105 2,545 1,440 1,105
        Ukrainian  4,260 1,805 2,455 4,260 1,805 2,455
        Urdu  7,760 3,950 3,805 7,760 3,950 3,805
        Vietnamese  21,690 10,165 11,525 21,690 10,165 11,525
        Yiddish  290 145 145 290 145 145
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 6,340 3,075 3,270 6,340 3,075 3,270
  Multiple responses          61,010 29,215 31,800 61,010 29,215 31,800
    English and French  4,375 2,145 2,240 4,375 2,145 2,240
    English and non-official language  53,235 25,490 27,745 53,235 25,490 27,745
    French and non-official language  2,260 1,040 1,225 2,260 1,040 1,225
    English, French and non-official language 1,135 545 595 1,135 545 595
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  English only 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,100 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,100
  French only 1,270 575 690 1,270 575 690
  English and French 164,780 73,445 91,335 164,780 73,445 91,335
  Neither English nor French 128,460 52,785 75,680 128,460 52,785 75,680
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,315 1,170,805 2,292,115 1,121,315 1,170,805
  English 2,126,505 1,050,815 1,075,690 2,126,505 1,050,815 1,075,690
  French 25,030 12,225 12,805 25,030 12,225 12,805
  English and French 13,890 6,325 7,565 13,890 6,325 7,565
  Neither English nor French 126,690 51,945 74,740 126,690 51,945 74,740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 31,975 15,385 16,590 31,975 15,385 16,590
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses 2,158,685 1,057,345 1,101,345 2,158,685 1,057,345 1,101,345
    English 1,568,165 778,030 790,135 1,568,165 778,030 790,135
    French 8,410 4,025 4,385 8,410 4,025 4,385
    Non-official languages 582,110 275,295 306,825 582,110 275,295 306,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 55 30 25 55 30 25
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 45 25 15 45 25 15
        Dene 5 0 5 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 5 0 5 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 579,845 274,140 305,700 579,845 274,140 305,700
        African languages, n.i.e. 160 75 85 160 75 85
        Afrikaans 520 255 260 520 255 260
        Akan (Twi) 105 50 55 105 50 55
        Albanian 505 245 255 505 245 255
        Amharic 500 220 280 500 220 280
        Arabic 6,505 3,410 3,085 6,505 3,410 3,085
        Armenian 435 220 210 435 220 210
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 90 40 50 90 40 50
        Bengali 1,310 645 665 1,310 645 665
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,095 470 630 1,095 470 630
        Bosnian 640 330 310 640 330 310
        Bulgarian 985 480 510 985 480 510
        Burmese 560 300 260 560 300 260
        Cantonese 100,680 46,200 54,485 100,680 46,200 54,485
        Chinese, n.o.s. 76,285 35,345 40,940 76,285 35,345 40,940
        Creoles 275 125 145 275 125 145
        Croatian 2,040 955 1,085 2,040 955 1,085
        Czech 1,020 525 495 1,020 525 495
        Danish 185 90 95 185 90 95
        Dutch 725 335 390 725 335 390
        Estonian 100 40 60 100 40 60
        Finnish 445 185 260 445 185 260
        Flemish 15 5 10 15 5 10
        Fukien 680 305 370 680 305 370
        German 3,485 1,635 1,855 3,485 1,635 1,855
        Greek 1,755 840 915 1,755 840 915
        Gujarati 2,910 1,270 1,645 2,910 1,270 1,645
        Hakka 310 140 175 310 140 175
        Hebrew 715 365 355 715 365 355
        Hindi 11,685 5,550 6,135 11,685 5,550 6,135
        Hungarian 1,785 855 930 1,785 855 930
        Ilocano 1,085 490 600 1,085 490 600
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 145 75 70 145 75 70
        Italian 4,570 2,020 2,550 4,570 2,020 2,550
        Japanese 8,110 3,375 4,735 8,110 3,375 4,735
        Khmer (Cambodian) 580 285 295 580 285 295
        Korean 34,850 16,095 18,755 34,850 16,095 18,755
        Kurdish 920 475 445 920 475 445
        Lao 415 210 210 415 210 210
        Latvian 80 35 40 80 35 40
        Lingala 10 5 5 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 50 25 25 50 25 25
        Macedonian 115 60 55 115 60 55
        Malay 1,265 635 630 1,265 635 630
        Malayalam 610 310 300 610 310 300
        Maltese 10 5 0 10 5 0
        Mandarin 75,385 35,675 39,710 75,385 35,675 39,710
        Marathi 210 110 100 210 110 100
        Nepali 460 240 220 460 240 220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 115 60 60 115 60 60
        Norwegian 80 40 35 80 40 35
        Oromo 135 70 65 135 70 65
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 103,895 51,410 52,485 103,895 51,410 52,485
        Pashto 540 285 255 540 285 255
        Persian (Farsi) 23,895 11,670 12,220 23,895 11,670 12,220
        Polish 5,185 2,500 2,685 5,185 2,500 2,685
        Portuguese 3,435 1,630 1,805 3,435 1,630 1,805
        Romanian 3,575 1,765 1,805 3,575 1,765 1,805
        Rundi (Kirundi) 70 25 40 70 25 40
        Russian 10,050 4,860 5,195 10,050 4,860 5,195
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 10 15 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 460 225 230 460 225 230
        Serbian 3,755 1,895 1,865 3,755 1,895 1,865
        Serbo-Croatian 555 270 285 555 270 285
        Shanghainese 545 255 295 545 255 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 470 265 205 470 265 205
        Sindhi 660 285 375 660 285 375
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 530 260 265 530 260 265
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 610 315 300 610 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 55 20 35 55 20 35
        Slovak 880 420 460 880 420 460
        Slovenian 65 30 40 65 30 40
        Somali 605 300 305 605 300 305
        Spanish 17,105 8,345 8,760 17,105 8,345 8,760
        Swahili 200 100 100 200 100 100
        Swedish 260 125 135 260 125 135
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 26,830 11,720 15,110 26,830 11,720 15,110
        Taiwanese 2,825 1,350 1,475 2,825 1,350 1,475
        Tamil 1,880 965 915 1,880 965 915
        Telugu 255 130 125 255 130 125
        Thai 655 295 360 655 295 360
        Tibetan languages 90 50 35 90 50 35
        Tigrigna 260 120 140 260 120 140
        Turkish 1,245 655 595 1,245 655 595
        Ukrainian 705 315 390 705 315 390
        Urdu 5,045 2,505 2,535 5,045 2,505 2,535
        Vietnamese 14,925 7,005 7,920 14,925 7,005 7,920
        Yiddish 10 5 5 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,215 1,120 1,095 2,215 1,120 1,095
  Multiple responses         133,430 63,970 69,460 133,430 63,970 69,460
    English and French 2,620 1,265 1,355 2,620 1,265 1,355
    English and non-official language 128,365 61,585 66,775 128,365 61,585 66,775
    French and non-official language 730 355 375 730 355 375
    English, French and non-official language 1,720 765 955 1,720 765 955
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  None 1,813,090 892,790 920,300 1,813,090 892,790 920,300
  Single responses  470,395 224,500 245,895 470,395 224,500 245,895
    English  211,820 103,680 108,145 211,820 103,680 108,145
    French  18,930 8,650 10,280 18,930 8,650 10,280
    Non-official languages  239,645 112,175 127,475 239,645 112,175 127,475
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 200 90 110 200 90 110
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  145 70 75 145 70 75
        Dene  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Ojibway  35 15 20 35 15 20
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 236,710 110,835 125,875 236,710 110,835 125,875
        African languages, n.i.e 220 125 95 220 125 95
        Afrikaans  685 330 360 685 330 360
        Akan (Twi)  205 110 100 205 110 100
        Albanian  325 160 165 325 160 165
        Amharic  380 180 200 380 180 200
        Arabic  3,135 1,810 1,325 3,135 1,810 1,325
        Armenian  295 145 145 295 145 145
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 150 65 85 150 65 85
        Bengali  480 230 250 480 230 250
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Bisayan languages  745 300 445 745 300 445
        Bosnian  330 165 165 330 165 165
        Bulgarian  405 180 220 405 180 220
        Burmese  220 105 115 220 105 115
        Cantonese  27,690 13,220 14,470 27,690 13,220 14,470
        Chinese, n.o.s.  18,575 8,865 9,715 18,575 8,865 9,715
        Creoles  355 175 180 355 175 180
        Croatian  2,360 1,190 1,165 2,360 1,190 1,165
        Czech  1,250 565 685 1,250 565 685
        Danish  820 375 445 820 375 445
        Dutch  2,570 1,125 1,445 2,570 1,125 1,445
        Estonian  155 70 80 155 70 80
        Finnish  670 270 405 670 270 405
        Flemish  55 30 25 55 30 25
        Fukien  655 290 370 655 290 370
        German  9,705 4,415 5,285 9,705 4,415 5,285
        Greek  2,705 1,370 1,335 2,705 1,370 1,335
        Gujarati  2,990 1,395 1,600 2,990 1,395 1,600
        Hakka  300 130 170 300 130 170
        Hebrew  910 480 430 910 480 430
        Hindi  11,660 5,670 5,990 11,660 5,670 5,990
        Hungarian  1,785 845 940 1,785 845 940
        Ilocano  820 315 505 820 315 505
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 150 75 80 150 75 80
        Italian  6,655 3,290 3,365 6,655 3,290 3,365
        Japanese  6,870 2,760 4,110 6,870 2,760 4,110
        Khmer (Cambodian)  290 130 160 290 130 160
        Korean  6,030 2,715 3,315 6,030 2,715 3,315
        Kurdish  265 160 110 265 160 110
        Lao  300 145 160 300 145 160
        Latvian  65 25 45 65 25 45
        Lingala  50 20 30 50 20 30
        Lithuanian  80 35 45 80 35 45
        Macedonian  40 15 20 40 15 20
        Malay  1,265 585 685 1,265 585 685
        Malayalam  435 215 225 435 215 225
        Maltese  35 15 25 35 15 25
        Mandarin  16,745 7,640 9,105 16,745 7,640 9,105
        Marathi  115 60 55 115 60 55
        Nepali  120 65 55 120 65 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 195 115 85 195 115 85
        Norwegian  330 150 180 330 150 180
        Oromo  40 30 20 40 30 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  26,855 13,370 13,485 26,855 13,370 13,485
        Pashto  205 105 100 205 105 100
        Persian (Farsi)  6,510 3,465 3,050 6,510 3,465 3,050
        Polish  3,990 1,805 2,180 3,990 1,805 2,180
        Portuguese  3,585 1,655 1,925 3,585 1,655 1,925
        Romanian  1,955 920 1,040 1,955 920 1,040
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 20 15 35 20 15
        Russian  3,470 1,550 1,925 3,470 1,550 1,925
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 155 85 70 155 85 70
        Serbian  1,595 835 765 1,595 835 765
        Serbo-Croatian  360 155 200 360 155 200
        Shanghainese  475 210 260 475 210 260
        Sign languages, n.i.e 345 130 215 345 130 215
        Sindhi  890 380 510 890 380 510
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  510 250 255 510 250 255
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 60 30 30 60 30 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 90 50 45 90 50 45
        Slovak  760 290 465 760 290 465
        Slovenian  165 70 90 165 70 90
        Somali  325 170 155 325 170 155
        Spanish  14,470 7,085 7,385 14,470 7,085 7,385
        Swahili  425 205 220 425 205 220
        Swedish  670 300 365 670 300 365
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  21,495 8,110 13,385 21,495 8,110 13,385
        Taiwanese  2,585 1,235 1,350 2,585 1,235 1,350
        Tamil  815 430 380 815 430 380
        Telugu  160 85 75 160 85 75
        Thai  670 230 440 670 230 440
        Tibetan languages  35 20 15 35 20 15
        Tigrigna  160 75 85 160 75 85
        Turkish  895 495 400 895 495 400
        Ukrainian  965 425 540 965 425 540
        Urdu  2,165 1,120 1,045 2,165 1,120 1,045
        Vietnamese  5,085 2,475 2,610 5,085 2,475 2,610
        Yiddish  75 35 40 75 35 40
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,730 1,240 1,490 2,730 1,240 1,490
  Multiple responses          8,635 4,025 4,610 8,635 4,025 4,610
    English and French  890 400 485 890 400 485
    English and non-official language  3,990 1,920 2,075 3,990 1,920 2,075
    French and non-official language  3,690 1,675 2,010 3,690 1,675 2,010
    English, French and non-official language  60 20 35 60 20 35

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Greater Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915) and Greater Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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