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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Capital, RD Data quality note(s)
British Columbia
(Census division)
British Columbia Data quality note(s)

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 359,991  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 345,164  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 177,977 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 160,634 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 153.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 2,340.48 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 359,990 172,900 187,095 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 15,305 7,830 7,470 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 15,170 7,740 7,435 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 16,405 8,275 8,130 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 19,770 10,105 9,655 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 3,655 1,905 1,745 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 3,805 1,945 1,860 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 4,050 2,070 1,985 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 3,980 2,025 1,950 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 4,275 2,160 2,115 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 23,930 11,730 12,205 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 24,080 12,055 12,030 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 22,115 11,050 11,065 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 21,130 10,390 10,745 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 23,190 11,395 11,795 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 26,730 12,895 13,835 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 28,630 13,380 15,255 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 28,595 13,360 15,235 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 27,270 12,985 14,285 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 19,530 9,420 10,115 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 13,930 6,600 7,330 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 11,840 5,400 6,440 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 10,140 4,190 5,950 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 12,225 4,110 8,115 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 44.8 43.1 46.2 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 87.0 86.2 87.7 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 313,110 149,050 164,060 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 173,840 86,675 87,170 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 141,980 70,790 71,195 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 31,860 15,880 15,980 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 139,265 62,380 76,885 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 84,295 45,075 39,220 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 8,580 3,700 4,880 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 26,420 9,685 16,725 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 19,975 3,920 16,055 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 100,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 59,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 19,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 15,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 4,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 100,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 84,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 68,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 38,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 30,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 13,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 4,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 15,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 11,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 15,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 11,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 7,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 3,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 3,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 810 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 82,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 18,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 28,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 10,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 16,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 351,060 169,100 181,965 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 83,715 37,925 45,800 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 7,020 2,870 4,145 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 22,830 12,365 10,465 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 53,870 22,685 31,185 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 267,340 131,175 136,165 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 61,960 28,005 33,950 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 22,165 6,335 15,835 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 2,005 445 1,560 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 1,295 595 700 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 18,870 5,295 13,575 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 39,790 21,675 18,120 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 160,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 97,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 88,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 76,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 44,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 31,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 12,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 9,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 6,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 4,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 2,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 2,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 2,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 63,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 53,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 9,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 160,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 70,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 8,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 2,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 78,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 6,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 21,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 41,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 160,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 53,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 60,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 21,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 16,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 5,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 2,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 351,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 355,015 170,890 184,125 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  350,795 168,985 181,815 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  301,980 146,690 155,290 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  6,015 2,975 3,040 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  42,800 19,315 23,485 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 45 25 25 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  20 10 10 955 435 525
        Dene  5 0 0 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Ojibway  15 5 10 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 42,040 18,970 23,080 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 30 20 10 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  125 65 65 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  25 20 10 455 235 220
        Albanian  120 70 55 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  100 50 55 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  840 475 365 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  45 20 20 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 55 25 25 530 235 295
        Bengali  115 55 65 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  230 95 140 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  20 10 15 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  100 45 55 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  20 10 5 945 485 465
        Cantonese  2,935 1,390 1,545 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  4,135 1,900 2,235 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  35 20 15 640 315 320
        Croatian  465 235 230 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  335 160 180 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  550 250 300 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  2,205 1,040 1,165 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  65 20 40 820 345 475
        Finnish  305 120 185 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  50 20 25 445 215 235
        Fukien  30 10 15 1,920 835 1,085
        German  4,825 2,100 2,720 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  315 180 135 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  120 55 65 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  10 5 10 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  80 40 40 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  335 165 175 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  730 375 355 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  105 30 70 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 475 265 205
        Italian  1,105 550 560 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  1,245 355 890 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  125 65 60 1,465 700 770
        Korean  1,310 570 745 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  5 5 5 1,415 775 645
        Lao  20 10 10 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  60 30 30 615 305 310
        Lingala  5 5 5 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  50 30 25 435 190 245
        Macedonian  20 5 10 275 130 140
        Malay  105 35 75 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  40 20 20 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  15 10 10 220 115 115
        Mandarin  1,965 825 1,140 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  20 10 10 430 220 210
        Nepali  25 15 10 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 35 15 20 470 250 220
        Norwegian  235 115 125 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  50 25 25 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,720 1,805 1,910 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  35 15 20 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  685 355 330 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  1,165 525 640 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  1,285 615 675 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  245 120 130 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 135 60 80
        Russian  895 385 510 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  15 5 5 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 690 345 340
        Serbian  155 80 75 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  80 45 35 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  20 5 10 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 60 35 30 645 335 310
        Sindhi  30 10 15 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  60 30 30 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 5 0 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 35 20 10 495 275 225
        Slovak  145 60 85 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  85 40 50 1,225 590 640
        Somali  40 20 20 975 495 480
        Spanish  2,510 1,155 1,355 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  65 35 30 755 390 365
        Swedish  205 80 125 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  2,145 700 1,440 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  80 30 50 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  85 40 45 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  40 20 20 570 295 270
        Thai  215 50 165 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  15 10 10 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  60 25 30 590 285 300
        Turkish  160 95 60 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  680 290 395 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  170 90 80 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  870 385 480 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  35 20 15 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 710 330 385 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          4,220 1,905 2,310 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  950 415 535 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  2,970 1,360 1,610 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  190 85 110 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 105 50 55 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 355,015 170,890 184,125 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 317,355 154,100 163,250 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 190 90 100 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 34,810 15,605 19,205 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 2,665 1,095 1,570 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 355,015 170,885 184,125 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 345,820 166,630 179,190 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 5,765 2,850 2,915 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 860 365 495 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 2,560 1,045 1,520 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 6,195 3,030 3,165 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.7 1.8 1.7 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 19 355,010 170,890 184,125 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 348,970 168,125 180,850 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 330,355 159,505 170,845 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 1,815 885 930 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 16,805 7,735 9,075 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 5 5 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 135 70 65
        Dene 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 5 0 0 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 16,685 7,665 9,020 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 30 15 15 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 0 5 0 120 60 60
        Albanian 70 35 30 700 345 350
        Amharic 30 15 20 555 245 310
        Arabic 460 225 235 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 25 15 10 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 115 50 65
        Bengali 70 25 40 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 55 20 30 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 5 5 5 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 35 15 15 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 15 5 5 585 315 270
        Cantonese 1,745 825 920 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 2,460 1,140 1,320 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 20 5 10 315 145 165
        Croatian 150 75 75 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 75 35 40 1,570 795 775
        Danish 35 20 20 325 160 170
        Dutch 205 100 105 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 5 0 5 110 40 70
        Finnish 45 25 25 795 350 445
        Flemish 0 0 0 50 25 20
        Fukien 10 5 5 690 310 380
        German 585 265 325 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 85 35 40 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 30 10 15 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 0 0 0 320 145 175
        Hebrew 20 5 10 780 395 390
        Hindi 140 65 75 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 130 60 70 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 20 10 15 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 180 85 85
        Italian 195 85 110 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 460 170 285 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 65 30 30 750 370 385
        Korean 950 415 535 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 5 5 0 945 490 460
        Lao 5 5 5 545 270 275
        Latvian 5 5 5 105 50 50
        Lingala 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 65 30 35
        Macedonian 5 5 0 140 70 70
        Malay 10 5 10 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 10 5 5 690 350 340
        Maltese 0 0 5 15 10 5
        Mandarin 1,390 620 770 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 15 10 10 230 120 105
        Nepali 5 0 5 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 140 65 75
        Norwegian 20 10 15 160 80 80
        Oromo 30 10 20 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 2,190 1,045 1,140 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 5 5 0 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 370 180 190 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 315 150 165 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 430 195 235 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 105 50 60 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 75 30 45
        Russian 390 185 210 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 5 0 0 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 465 230 235
        Serbian 65 35 30 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 25 15 15 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 5 5 5 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 100 45 50 980 535 450
        Sindhi 5 5 5 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 20 10 10 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 80 35 45
        Slovak 35 15 20 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 10 5 10 165 70 100
        Somali 15 10 10 625 310 315
        Spanish 1,035 490 550 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 25 15 15 250 130 125
        Swedish 15 10 10 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 805 325 480 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 30 10 15 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 35 15 15 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 10 5 5 290 145 140
        Thai 75 30 35 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 10 5 5 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 30 15 15 295 135 160
        Turkish 50 30 25 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 90 35 50 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 95 50 50 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 520 230 290 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 0 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 120 65 50 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         6,040 2,765 3,275 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 530 225 305 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 5,345 2,465 2,880 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 40 20 20 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 130 55 70 2,130 940 1,185
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 355,015 170,890 184,125 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 326,060 157,760 168,300 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  28,355 12,860 15,495 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  8,020 3,775 4,240 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  4,390 1,985 2,405 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  15,950 7,100 8,850 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 45 15 30 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  30 15 20 705 335 365
        Dene  0 0 0 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Ojibway  10 5 5 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 15,450 6,875 8,575 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 15 10 10 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  105 55 50 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  10 10 5 260 130 125
        Albanian  25 15 15 405 200 205
        Amharic  45 20 30 460 220 245
        Arabic  275 175 100 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  10 10 0 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 10 0 5 215 95 125
        Bengali  35 15 15 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  65 25 45 920 345 575
        Bosnian  5 0 5 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  45 15 30 495 215 275
        Burmese  5 0 0 235 110 130
        Cantonese  865 410 460 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  965 450 520 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  25 15 10 490 250 235
        Croatian  190 85 105 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  130 50 75 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  175 70 110 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  655 290 370 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  25 5 15 235 100 135
        Finnish  105 40 65 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  15 5 10 125 50 70
        Fukien  10 5 0 670 295 380
        German  1,755 755 1,005 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  145 85 60 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  55 25 30 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  5 0 5 315 135 175
        Hebrew  75 35 40 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  200 110 90 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  240 110 130 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  30 10 20 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 5 5 175 90 85
        Italian  485 215 265 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  840 340 500 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  20 10 5 365 170 195
        Korean  265 110 155 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  0 0 0 270 160 110
        Lao  10 5 0 410 200 210
        Latvian  10 0 10 120 45 75
        Lingala  5 5 5 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  15 10 10 115 55 60
        Macedonian  0 0 0 60 25 35
        Malay  45 15 30 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  15 10 5 520 260 260
        Maltese  5 5 0 80 30 50
        Mandarin  555 225 330 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  5 0 0 125 65 65
        Nepali  10 5 5 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 10 10 295 155 135
        Norwegian  75 30 45 715 330 380
        Oromo  15 5 5 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  1,265 625 635 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  20 5 10 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  225 110 115 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  365 155 210 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  530 255 280 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  85 35 45 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 40 25 25
        Russian  325 140 180 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 5 0 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 160 85 70
        Serbian  50 25 25 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  35 15 20 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  10 10 10 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 90 40 50 865 345 520
        Sindhi  20 10 15 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  25 10 15 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 150 75 75
        Slovak  50 15 35 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  25 10 10 345 155 190
        Somali  25 15 10 365 190 175
        Spanish  1,770 815 950 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  40 25 20 580 280 300
        Swedish  95 40 55 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  930 265 665 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  35 15 15 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  55 25 30 910 480 430
        Telugu  15 5 5 195 100 95
        Thai  115 40 75 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  5 0 0 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  10 5 5 175 85 90
        Turkish  60 35 25 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  120 45 75 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  60 35 25 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  245 115 125 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  10 0 10 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 465 215 255 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          600 265 335 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  60 25 40 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  135 60 75 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  400 185 220 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  5 0 0 70 30 40

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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. Capital, British Columbia (Code 5917) and British Columbia (Code 59) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed January 18, 2018).

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