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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
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 1 603,502 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 151,330 ...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 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 405 ...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 24,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 146,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...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 590,205 288,095 302,110 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...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 75,360 34,360 41,000 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ...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 15 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 264,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ...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 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55 955 435 525
        Dene  10 10 5 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Ojibway  30 10 15 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 268,345 123,780 144,565 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  220 120 100 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40 455 235 220
        Albanian  130 70 60 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  305 160 135 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  275 140 135 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 530 235 295
        Bengali  880 465 420 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  225 110 115 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  465 210 260 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  340 175 165 945 485 465
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  70 40 35 640 315 320
        Croatian  1,320 635 680 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  855 435 420 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  435 205 230 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  1,350 675 670 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  130 50 80 820 345 475
        Finnish  410 150 260 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  40 30 10 445 215 235
        Fukien  545 245 305 1,920 835 1,085
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  960 430 530 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  405 180 225 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  830 460 365 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 475 265 205
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180 1,465 700 770
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  385 210 175 1,415 775 645
        Lao  105 50 55 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  135 60 75 615 305 310
        Lingala  10 10 5 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  85 35 50 435 190 245
        Macedonian  60 25 40 275 130 140
        Malay  995 495 495 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  325 160 165 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  20 10 5 220 115 115
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  80 45 30 430 220 210
        Nepali  140 80 55 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 470 250 220
        Norwegian  205 95 110 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  75 45 30 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  125 70 50 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  1,145 525 620 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25 135 60 80
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 690 345 340
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 645 335 310
        Sindhi  245 105 140 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40 495 275 225
        Slovak  480 205 270 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  155 85 75 1,225 590 640
        Somali  130 70 60 975 495 480
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  110 60 50 755 390 365
        Swedish  440 200 235 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  1,400 760 635 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  95 55 40 570 295 270
        Thai  665 255 410 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  120 60 65 590 285 300
        Turkish  815 475 340 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  890 355 530 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  700 375 325 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  185 90 100 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  1,500 760 745 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  755 345 410 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 430 205 225 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8 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 19 595,720 291,510 304,215 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 135 70 65
        Dene 5 0 5 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 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 21 168,770 77,985 90,790 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 60 30 30 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15 120 60 60
        Albanian 55 25 25 700 345 350
        Amharic 130 65 70 555 245 310
        Arabic 1,660 955 710 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 90 45 45 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 115 50 65
        Bengali 560 280 275 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 115 65 55 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 215 95 120 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 225 125 105 585 315 270
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 45 20 25 315 145 165
        Croatian 475 225 250 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 190 95 90 1,570 795 775
        Danish 50 25 25 325 160 170
        Dutch 135 60 75 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 20 10 15 110 40 70
        Finnish 95 40 60 795 350 445
        Flemish 15 10 5 50 25 20
        Fukien 165 70 100 690 310 380
        German 1,100 530 570 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 955 440 510 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 485 205 275 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 115 55 60 320 145 175
        Hebrew 350 175 170 780 395 390
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 335 145 185 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 525 240 290 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 180 85 85
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90 750 370 385
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 215 105 110 945 490 460
        Lao 30 10 15 545 270 275
        Latvian 40 15 20 105 50 50
        Lingala 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 20 10 10 65 30 35
        Macedonian 35 15 20 140 70 70
        Malay 395 205 185 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 205 100 105 690 350 340
        Maltese 5 5 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 30 20 10 230 120 105
        Nepali 85 50 35 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 140 65 75
        Norwegian 35 15 10 160 80 80
        Oromo 40 25 15 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 90 50 45 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 860 390 470 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 445 220 230 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 75 30 45
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 465 230 235
        Serbian 1,325 645 685 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 195 85 110 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45 980 535 450
        Sindhi 75 30 50 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 65 35 35 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 80 35 45
        Slovak 125 60 65 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 15 10 10 165 70 100
        Somali 70 35 40 625 310 315
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 45 25 25 250 130 125
        Swedish 120 55 60 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 765 365 400 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 1,035 550 485 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 45 30 15 290 145 140
        Thai 270 125 145 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 60 30 35 295 135 160
        Turkish 370 195 175 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 140 60 80 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 400 200 205 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 5 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 885 475 415 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 255 125 130 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260 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 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40 705 335 365
        Dene  5 0 5 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5 10 5 5
        Ojibway  20 10 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 72,660 34,020 38,640 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  130 65 60 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20 260 130 125
        Albanian  45 25 20 405 200 205
        Amharic  105 60 50 460 220 245
        Arabic  735 500 230 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  80 45 35 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 215 95 125
        Bengali  190 90 100 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140 920 345 575
        Bosnian  80 35 45 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  150 65 85 495 215 275
        Burmese  90 45 45 235 110 130
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  35 20 15 490 250 235
        Croatian  505 230 270 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  330 155 175 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  160 80 85 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  455 220 235 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  30 15 20 235 100 135
        Finnish  140 45 95 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  10 5 5 125 50 70
        Fukien  195 80 110 670 295 380
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  1,165 585 580 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  350 155 195 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  135 65 75 315 135 175
        Hebrew  510 260 255 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  430 200 235 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  380 140 240 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 175 90 85
        Italian  1,925 945 980 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45 365 170 195
        Korean  1,545 615 925 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  85 50 35 270 160 110
        Lao  45 25 20 410 200 210
        Latvian  30 10 20 120 45 75
        Lingala  5 5 0 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  25 15 15 115 55 60
        Macedonian  5 5 5 60 25 35
        Malay  385 195 195 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  95 45 45 520 260 260
        Maltese  10 5 5 80 30 50
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  25 10 15 125 65 65
        Nepali  15 10 5 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 295 155 135
        Norwegian  80 40 40 715 330 380
        Oromo  10 10 5 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  25 15 10 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  905 405 500 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  355 140 215 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5 40 25 25
        Russian  1,035 440 590 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 160 85 70
        Serbian  510 250 260 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  170 80 90 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35 865 345 520
        Sindhi  120 55 60 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 150 75 75
        Slovak  175 55 125 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  50 20 25 345 155 190
        Somali  45 20 25 365 190 175
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  75 40 35 580 280 300
        Swedish  215 105 110 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  680 320 365 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  290 170 120 910 480 430
        Telugu  40 20 20 195 100 95
        Thai  255 95 150 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  40 15 20 175 85 90
        Turkish  280 160 120 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  245 110 135 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  195 110 90 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  45 15 25 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  240 110 130 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 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. Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915022) 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 May 31, 2016).

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