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Characteristic Surrey, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
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 1 468,251 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,313,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 394,976 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,116,581 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 18.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 163,986 ...Data not available ...Data not available 949,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 152,847 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,336 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 1,479.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 802.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 316.41 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,882.55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 468,250 231,570 236,680 2,313,325 1,130,375 1,182,955
0 to 4 years 29,160 15,115 14,050 115,185 59,275 55,905
5 to 9 years 28,800 14,820 13,980 114,390 58,725 55,660
10 to 14 years 30,785 15,955 14,830 124,880 64,365 60,520
15 to 19 years 33,130 17,230 15,905 145,190 75,070 70,115
15 years 6,800 3,535 3,265 28,165 14,570 13,595
16 years 6,695 3,535 3,160 28,785 15,090 13,695
17 years 6,655 3,450 3,210 28,975 14,985 13,990
18 years 6,630 3,440 3,190 29,365 15,065 14,300
19 years 6,355 3,270 3,085 29,895 15,365 14,530
20 to 24 years 31,085 15,750 15,335 159,080 80,620 78,465
25 to 29 years 32,275 15,835 16,435 170,065 83,960 86,105
30 to 34 years 32,150 15,405 16,745 160,010 77,900 82,110
35 to 39 years 32,900 15,650 17,250 161,245 76,660 84,585
40 to 44 years 35,030 17,090 17,940 180,535 86,315 94,225
45 to 49 years 36,530 18,250 18,285 192,090 93,760 98,330
50 to 54 years 34,340 17,055 17,285 182,435 88,705 93,730
55 to 59 years 29,825 14,770 15,050 158,570 77,595 80,970
60 to 64 years 25,670 12,570 13,100 136,755 66,610 70,145
65 to 69 years 18,530 9,095 9,435 94,860 46,120 48,740
70 to 74 years 13,585 6,560 7,025 72,890 34,215 38,675
75 to 79 years 10,180 4,750 5,425 58,150 26,990 31,160
80 to 84 years 7,400 3,235 4,165 44,235 19,050 25,185
85 years and over 6,875 2,430 4,445 42,760 14,435 28,325
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 37.5 36.8 38.2 40.2 39.3 40.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 81.0 80.2 81.9 84.7 83.9 85.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 379,510 185,685 193,825 1,958,880 948,010 1,010,870
Married or living with a common-law partner 231,120 115,300 115,820 1,106,575 551,405 555,175
Married (and not separated) 210,295 104,895 105,400 970,585 482,590 487,995
Living common law 20,825 10,405 10,425 135,995 68,815 67,175
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 148,385 70,385 78,000 852,300 396,600 455,695
Single (never legally married) 100,530 54,915 45,615 586,885 313,200 273,680
Separated 9,690 4,065 5,630 48,835 19,980 28,855
Divorced 19,430 7,770 11,665 119,570 45,130 74,435
Widowed 18,730 3,640 15,090 97,010 18,290 78,725
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 131,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 55,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 294,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 29,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 32,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 14,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 49,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 131,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 111,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 535,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 101,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 467,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 37,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 185,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 63,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 282,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 21,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 109,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 28,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 10,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 67,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 6,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 695 ...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 19,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 98,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 15,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 8,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 4,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 3,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 160,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 690,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 34,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 136,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 53,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 214,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 19,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 34,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 19,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.2 ...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 463,340 229,405 233,935 2,280,770 1,115,555 1,165,220
Number of persons not in census families 59,805 28,525 31,275 421,375 196,635 224,735
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 15,055 5,725 9,325 63,575 23,920 39,660
Living with non-relatives only 14,605 8,405 6,200 106,050 57,060 48,990
Living alone 30,145 14,400 15,740 251,745 115,655 136,090
Number of census family persons 403,535 200,875 202,665 1,859,400 918,920 940,485
Average number of persons per census family 3.1 ...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 53,505 25,130 28,375 293,195 134,660 158,535
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 16,255 4,695 11,555 99,835 29,055 70,780
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,500 1,305 4,195 21,470 4,520 16,955
Living with non-relatives only 1,070 545 525 5,995 2,860 3,135
Living alone 9,680 2,850 6,830 72,365 21,675 50,690
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 37,255 20,430 16,820 193,360 105,610 87,750
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 152,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 117,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 595,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 93,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 510,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 80,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 436,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 31,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 49,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 245,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 13,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 23,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 85,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 2,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 7,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 11,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 35,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 295,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 30,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 5,205 ...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 15 152,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 64,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 301,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 3,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 129,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 83,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 455,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 3,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 20,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 27,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 31,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 228,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 152,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 30,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 42,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 272,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 25,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 27,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 134,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 13,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 13,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 463,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,280,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 3.0 ...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 19 465,005 230,090 234,915 2,292,120 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses  449,780 222,615 227,160 2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005
    English  240,485 120,785 119,705 1,282,500 645,490 637,010
    French  3,475 1,710 1,760 24,780 12,080 12,700
    Non-official languages  205,815 100,120 105,695 923,825 434,530 489,295
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 65 20 40 330 155 175
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  45 15 25 235 115 120
        Dene  5 0 5 20 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 10 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Ojibway  15 0 15 60 25 40
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 204,430 99,455 104,970 917,155 431,300 485,855
        African languages, n.i.e 200 90 110 490 250 235
        Afrikaans  170 85 90 1,255 625 630
        Akan (Twi)  150 70 80 375 190 185
        Albanian  265 125 140 985 500 485
        Amharic  290 130 160 1,065 520 545
        Arabic  2,930 1,555 1,375 10,830 6,105 4,725
        Armenian  85 35 45 980 500 480
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 115 45 70 345 150 195
        Bengali  465 235 230 2,095 1,100 995
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 5 0 15 5 10
        Bisayan languages  750 315 440 3,160 1,215 1,950
        Bosnian  140 75 65 1,095 555 540
        Bulgarian  90 45 40 1,670 815 860
        Burmese  250 140 110 880 455 425
        Cantonese  3,890 1,835 2,050 128,115 59,365 68,745
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,760 3,630 4,135 111,495 51,720 59,775
        Creoles  215 105 115 485 235 250
        Croatian  735 385 355 5,735 2,815 2,920
        Czech  495 250 250 3,490 1,735 1,755
        Danish  450 230 220 2,330 1,125 1,205
        Dutch  1,765 825 940 8,305 3,990 4,315
        Estonian  80 40 45 550 240 305
        Finnish  280 115 165 2,030 800 1,230
        Flemish  35 20 15 190 100 90
        Fukien  125 50 75 1,850 815 1,035
        German  4,910 2,285 2,625 26,935 12,750 14,185
        Greek  575 315 255 5,000 2,620 2,375
        Gujarati  1,240 600 635 6,175 2,855 3,320
        Hakka  70 30 45 1,070 460 610
        Hebrew  50 30 20 1,535 845 695
        Hindi  12,235 5,860 6,370 22,955 11,005 11,945
        Hungarian  1,030 520 510 5,865 2,875 2,985
        Ilocano  650 280 370 3,355 1,330 2,020
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 125 70 55 395 225 170
        Italian  1,395 760 635 16,215 8,195 8,015
        Japanese  950 360 595 15,840 5,545 10,290
        Khmer (Cambodian)  600 290 310 1,150 545 605
        Korean  7,740 3,675 4,070 43,845 19,955 23,885
        Kurdish  115 70 50 1,390 760 630
        Lao  580 285 295 835 390 445
        Latvian  35 25 10 350 175 175
        Lingala  5 0 0 30 15 15
        Lithuanian  35 15 20 260 115 145
        Macedonian  15 5 10 190 90 105
        Malay  355 160 200 3,215 1,490 1,725
        Malayalam  390 200 190 1,250 625 620
        Maltese  15 5 5 85 45 40
        Mandarin  10,050 4,855 5,195 90,185 41,955 48,235
        Marathi  55 25 30 385 195 185
        Nepali  300 155 145 695 370 330
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 130 70 60 335 185 150
        Norwegian  205 90 115 1,010 475 535
        Oromo  50 25 25 220 125 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  93,785 46,785 47,000 139,230 69,140 70,085
        Pashto  385 190 195 820 440 380
        Persian (Farsi)  2,030 1,045 990 34,420 17,420 17,000
        Polish  2,735 1,340 1,400 12,650 5,990 6,660
        Portuguese  1,350 660 690 9,210 4,410 4,800
        Romanian  630 320 310 6,885 3,395 3,485
        Rundi (Kirundi)  45 25 20 120 50 75
        Russian  1,370 635 740 15,420 7,135 8,280
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  20 10 10 70 30 35
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 455 230 225 675 340 330
        Serbian  460 250 205 5,990 3,070 2,915
        Serbo-Croatian  85 45 40 1,210 570 645
        Shanghainese  45 25 20 1,220 520 700
        Sign languages, n.i.e 90 45 45 315 160 150
        Sindhi  210 100 115 1,695 755 945
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  535 260 270 1,230 630 595
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 305 160 145 755 390 360
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 35 20 20 280 140 135
        Slovak  290 130 165 2,330 1,030 1,300
        Slovenian  105 50 50 590 280 310
        Somali  535 260 275 915 460 450
        Spanish  5,865 2,835 3,030 32,305 15,570 16,735
        Swahili  160 90 75 575 295 280
        Swedish  145 65 85 1,425 640 790
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  13,740 5,955 7,790 58,500 23,510 34,995
        Taiwanese  745 360 390 5,470 2,550 2,920
        Tamil  525 270 250 2,915 1,535 1,385
        Telugu  100 55 45 470 250 225
        Thai  200 65 135 1,655 560 1,100
        Tibetan languages  45 20 20 170 95 75
        Tigrigna  90 55 35 510 250 265
        Turkish  190 100 90 2,545 1,440 1,105
        Ukrainian  910 390 520 4,260 1,805 2,455
        Urdu  4,495 2,280 2,220 7,760 3,950 3,805
        Vietnamese  6,035 2,850 3,185 21,690 10,165 11,525
        Yiddish  15 10 10 290 145 145
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,325 645 680 6,340 3,075 3,270
  Multiple responses          15,235 7,475 7,755 61,010 29,215 31,800
    English and French  635 295 340 4,375 2,145 2,240
    English and non-official language  14,055 6,915 7,140 53,235 25,490 27,745
    French and non-official language  350 165 190 2,260 1,040 1,225
    English, French and non-official language 190 100 85 1,135 545 595
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,010 230,090 234,915 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  English only 413,830 208,255 205,575 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,100
  French only 225 100 125 1,270 575 690
  English and French 21,305 9,540 11,770 164,780 73,445 91,335
  Neither English nor French 29,650 12,195 17,450 128,460 52,785 75,680
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,010 230,095 234,915 2,292,115 1,121,315 1,170,805
  English 429,840 215,225 214,610 2,126,505 1,050,815 1,075,690
  French 3,510 1,750 1,760 25,030 12,225 12,805
  English and French 2,410 1,115 1,290 13,890 6,325 7,565
  Neither English nor French 29,255 11,995 17,255 126,690 51,945 74,740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 4,715 2,305 2,400 31,975 15,385 16,590
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.0 1.0 1.0 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 19 465,010 230,090 234,920 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses 429,585 212,510 217,070 2,158,685 1,057,345 1,101,345
    English 291,155 144,725 146,430 1,568,165 778,030 790,135
    French 1,050 505 540 8,410 4,025 4,385
    Non-official languages 137,380 67,275 70,100 582,110 275,295 306,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 5 55 30 25
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 45 25 15
        Dene 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 136,795 67,000 69,805 579,845 274,140 305,700
        African languages, n.i.e. 90 35 50 160 75 85
        Afrikaans 90 45 45 520 255 260
        Akan (Twi) 45 20 25 105 50 55
        Albanian 165 80 85 505 245 255
        Amharic 130 55 75 500 220 280
        Arabic 1,875 945 935 6,505 3,410 3,085
        Armenian 30 15 15 435 220 210
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15 90 40 50
        Bengali 305 145 160 1,310 645 665
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages 290 135 150 1,095 470 630
        Bosnian 75 40 30 640 330 310
        Bulgarian 45 25 20 985 480 510
        Burmese 185 105 80 560 300 260
        Cantonese 2,685 1,280 1,405 100,680 46,200 54,485
        Chinese, n.o.s. 5,390 2,560 2,825 76,285 35,345 40,940
        Creoles 135 65 65 275 125 145
        Croatian 205 100 110 2,040 955 1,085
        Czech 175 90 90 1,020 525 495
        Danish 10 5 5 185 90 95
        Dutch 120 55 65 725 335 390
        Estonian 15 0 10 100 40 60
        Finnish 40 15 25 445 185 260
        Flemish 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Fukien 50 20 25 680 305 370
        German 520 235 280 3,485 1,635 1,855
        Greek 170 80 85 1,755 840 915
        Gujarati 650 310 345 2,910 1,270 1,645
        Hakka 15 5 10 310 140 175
        Hebrew 5 5 0 715 365 355
        Hindi 6,885 3,300 3,580 11,685 5,550 6,135
        Hungarian 280 145 140 1,785 855 930
        Ilocano 210 105 115 1,085 490 600
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 55 30 30 145 75 70
        Italian 275 130 145 4,570 2,020 2,550
        Japanese 435 200 240 8,110 3,375 4,735
        Khmer (Cambodian) 325 160 165 580 285 295
        Korean 6,365 3,025 3,335 34,850 16,095 18,755
        Kurdish 70 35 30 920 475 445
        Lao 345 175 175 415 210 210
        Latvian 0 5 0 80 35 40
        Lingala 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 5 5 0 50 25 25
        Macedonian 0 0 0 115 60 55
        Malay 150 80 75 1,265 635 630
        Malayalam 195 95 95 610 310 300
        Maltese 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Mandarin 8,575 4,200 4,380 75,385 35,675 39,710
        Marathi 25 10 10 210 110 100
        Nepali 200 105 95 460 240 220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 40 20 20 115 60 60
        Norwegian 20 10 15 80 40 35
        Oromo 30 15 15 135 70 65
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 73,620 36,650 36,970 103,895 51,410 52,485
        Pashto 250 125 125 540 285 255
        Persian (Farsi) 1,345 665 685 23,895 11,670 12,220
        Polish 1,300 645 660 5,185 2,500 2,685
        Portuguese 435 210 225 3,435 1,630 1,805
        Romanian 295 150 150 3,575 1,765 1,805
        Rundi (Kirundi) 30 10 15 70 25 40
        Russian 815 395 425 10,050 4,860 5,195
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 335 170 165 460 225 230
        Serbian 240 130 110 3,755 1,895 1,865
        Serbo-Croatian 25 10 10 555 270 285
        Shanghainese 30 15 15 545 255 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 125 60 65 470 265 205
        Sindhi 95 45 50 660 285 375
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 265 125 140 530 260 265
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 250 130 120 610 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 55 20 35
        Slovak 100 50 50 880 420 460
        Slovenian 15 5 10 65 30 40
        Somali 385 185 200 605 300 305
        Spanish 3,370 1,625 1,750 17,105 8,345 8,760
        Swahili 75 40 35 200 100 100
        Swedish 10 5 10 260 125 135
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 6,410 2,915 3,490 26,830 11,720 15,110
        Taiwanese 445 220 225 2,825 1,350 1,475
        Tamil 320 165 155 1,880 965 915
        Telugu 70 35 35 255 130 125
        Thai 80 35 50 655 295 360
        Tibetan languages 15 5 10 90 50 35
        Tigrigna 35 20 15 260 120 140
        Turkish 70 35 35 1,245 655 595
        Ukrainian 190 95 95 705 315 390
        Urdu 3,265 1,625 1,645 5,045 2,505 2,535
        Vietnamese 4,440 2,075 2,360 14,925 7,005 7,920
        Yiddish 0 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 575 280 290 2,215 1,120 1,095
  Multiple responses         35,420 17,580 17,845 133,430 63,970 69,460
    English and French 400 170 235 2,620 1,265 1,355
    English and non-official language 34,500 17,170 17,325 128,365 61,585 66,775
    French and non-official language 135 70 65 730 355 375
    English, French and non-official language 385 170 220 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 19 465,010 230,090 234,920 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  None 364,500 180,800 183,705 1,813,090 892,790 920,300
  Single responses  99,030 48,570 50,465 470,395 224,500 245,895
    English  48,465 24,470 24,000 211,820 103,680 108,145
    French  2,430 1,145 1,280 18,930 8,650 10,280
    Non-official languages  48,130 22,950 25,180 239,645 112,175 127,475
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 40 10 30 200 90 110
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 10 15 145 70 75
        Dene  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Ojibway  10 0 5 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 47,500 22,675 24,825 236,710 110,835 125,875
        African languages, n.i.e 75 40 35 220 125 95
        Afrikaans  65 35 35 685 330 360
        Akan (Twi)  100 50 45 205 110 100
        Albanian  75 35 40 325 160 165
        Amharic  110 55 60 380 180 200
        Arabic  825 430 400 3,135 1,810 1,325
        Armenian  40 20 15 295 145 145
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 30 10 25 150 65 85
        Bengali  105 50 50 480 230 250
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Bisayan languages  215 90 125 745 300 445
        Bosnian  45 30 20 330 165 165
        Bulgarian  20 10 10 405 180 220
        Burmese  45 20 25 220 105 115
        Cantonese  1,070 490 575 27,690 13,220 14,470
        Chinese, n.o.s.  1,430 645 785 18,575 8,865 9,715
        Creoles  145 75 70 355 175 180
        Croatian  300 165 140 2,360 1,190 1,165
        Czech  155 65 90 1,250 565 685
        Danish  150 70 80 820 375 445
        Dutch  555 240 315 2,570 1,125 1,445
        Estonian  25 15 10 155 70 80
        Finnish  110 50 55 670 270 405
        Flemish  15 5 10 55 30 25
        Fukien  35 15 20 655 290 370
        German  1,560 680 875 9,705 4,415 5,285
        Greek  330 180 150 2,705 1,370 1,335
        Gujarati  510 255 255 2,990 1,395 1,600
        Hakka  20 5 15 300 130 170
        Hebrew  30 20 10 910 480 430
        Hindi  5,595 2,715 2,885 11,660 5,670 5,990
        Hungarian  325 150 170 1,785 845 940
        Ilocano  155 65 95 820 315 505
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 35 20 20 150 75 80
        Italian  595 305 280 6,655 3,290 3,365
        Japanese  455 180 275 6,870 2,760 4,110
        Khmer (Cambodian)  150 70 80 290 130 160
        Korean  930 455 475 6,030 2,715 3,315
        Kurdish  20 10 10 265 160 110
        Lao  190 90 100 300 145 160
        Latvian  5 0 5 65 25 45
        Lingala  5 0 5 50 20 30
        Lithuanian  5 5 5 80 35 45
        Macedonian  10 5 5 40 15 20
        Malay  170 80 90 1,265 585 685
        Malayalam  125 60 65 435 215 225
        Maltese  5 0 0 35 15 25
        Mandarin  1,500 720 785 16,745 7,640 9,105
        Marathi  20 10 10 115 60 55
        Nepali  65 35 30 120 65 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 90 50 40 195 115 85
        Norwegian  55 25 30 330 150 180
        Oromo  5 0 5 40 30 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  14,800 7,360 7,440 26,855 13,370 13,485
        Pashto  100 45 55 205 105 100
        Persian (Farsi)  425 225 195 6,510 3,465 3,050
        Polish  810 380 430 3,990 1,805 2,180
        Portuguese  525 225 295 3,585 1,655 1,925
        Romanian  210 95 115 1,955 920 1,040
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 10 5 35 20 15
        Russian  330 140 190 3,470 1,550 1,925
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 105 50 55 155 85 70
        Serbian  140 80 60 1,595 835 765
        Serbo-Croatian  20 15 10 360 155 200
        Shanghainese  30 10 15 475 210 260
        Sign languages, n.i.e 80 40 45 345 130 215
        Sindhi  85 40 50 890 380 510
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 105 510 250 255
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 60 30 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 90 50 45
        Slovak  115 50 65 760 290 465
        Slovenian  30 10 15 165 70 90
        Somali  150 85 65 325 170 155
        Spanish  2,310 1,145 1,165 14,470 7,085 7,385
        Swahili  130 55 75 425 205 220
        Swedish  55 30 25 670 300 365
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  4,795 1,970 2,825 21,495 8,110 13,385
        Taiwanese  355 170 185 2,585 1,235 1,350
        Tamil  195 95 95 815 430 380
        Telugu  25 15 10 160 85 75
        Thai  110 35 75 670 230 440
        Tibetan languages  10 10 5 35 20 15
        Tigrigna  35 15 20 160 75 85
        Turkish  95 45 50 895 495 400
        Ukrainian  175 75 100 965 425 540
        Urdu  985 510 475 2,165 1,120 1,045
        Vietnamese  1,310 630 670 5,085 2,475 2,610
        Yiddish  10 5 5 75 35 40
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 595 260 330 2,730 1,240 1,490
  Multiple responses          1,475 725 750 8,635 4,025 4,610
    English and French  145 80 70 890 400 485
    English and non-official language  805 420 390 3,990 1,920 2,075
    French and non-official language  505 225 280 3,690 1,675 2,010
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 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. Surrey, British Columbia (Code 5915004) and Greater Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915) (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 June 22, 2017).

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