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Characteristic Sidney, T
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Capital, RD Data quality note(s)
British Columbia
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 11,178 ...Data not available ...Data not available 359,991  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 11,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 345,164  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) -1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 5,776 ...Data not available ...Data not available 177,977 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 5,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,634 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 2,183.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 153.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 5.12 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,340.48 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 11,180 5,015 6,165 359,990 172,900 187,095
0 to 4 years 350 180 175 15,305 7,830 7,470
5 to 9 years 380 210 170 15,170 7,740 7,435
10 to 14 years 430 200 235 16,405 8,275 8,130
15 to 19 years 485 235 245 19,770 10,105 9,655
15 years 100 45 60 3,655 1,905 1,745
16 years 80 35 45 3,805 1,945 1,860
17 years 95 50 50 4,050 2,070 1,985
18 years 105 50 55 3,980 2,025 1,950
19 years 100 50 50 4,275 2,160 2,115
20 to 24 years 400 210 185 23,930 11,730 12,205
25 to 29 years 380 190 190 24,080 12,055 12,030
30 to 34 years 420 210 215 22,115 11,050 11,065
35 to 39 years 455 225 235 21,130 10,390 10,745
40 to 44 years 545 240 300 23,190 11,395 11,795
45 to 49 years 705 335 375 26,730 12,895 13,835
50 to 54 years 740 325 415 28,630 13,380 15,255
55 to 59 years 815 350 460 28,595 13,360 15,235
60 to 64 years 950 435 520 27,270 12,985 14,285
65 to 69 years 830 370 460 19,530 9,420 10,115
70 to 74 years 715 320 395 13,930 6,600 7,330
75 to 79 years 710 300 410 11,840 5,400 6,440
80 to 84 years 770 290 475 10,140 4,190 5,950
85 years and over 1,100 390 710 12,225 4,110 8,115
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 56.9 54.3 58.8 44.8 43.1 46.2
% of the population aged 15 and over 89.6 88.3 90.8 87.0 86.2 87.7
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 10,020 4,425 5,595 313,110 149,050 164,060
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,725 2,840 2,885 173,840 86,675 87,170
Married (and not separated) 5,060 2,520 2,545 141,980 70,790 71,195
Living common law 665 325 345 31,860 15,880 15,980
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,295 1,585 2,710 139,265 62,380 76,885
Single (never legally married) 1,730 905 820 84,295 45,075 39,220
Separated 270 115 155 8,580 3,700 4,880
Divorced 940 330 605 26,420 9,685 16,725
Widowed 1,360 235 1,125 19,975 3,920 16,055
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 3,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 2,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 3,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 2,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 2,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available 68,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 95 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,685 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 30 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 10 ...Data not available ...Data not available 605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 35 ...Data not available ...Data not available 840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25 ...Data not available ...Data not available 810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 15 ...Data not available ...Data not available 175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 2,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 18,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 10,660 4,840 5,820 351,060 169,100 181,965
Number of persons not in census families 2,560 890 1,670 83,715 37,925 45,800
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 155 70 90 7,020 2,870 4,145
Living with non-relatives only 395 225 170 22,830 12,365 10,465
Living alone 2,010 600 1,410 53,870 22,685 31,185
Number of census family persons 8,095 3,950 4,150 267,340 131,175 136,165
Average number of persons per census family 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 3,675 1,540 2,135 61,960 28,005 33,950
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 1,355 310 1,045 22,165 6,335 15,835
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 50 10 40 2,005 445 1,560
Living with non-relatives only 60 30 30 1,295 595 700
Living alone 1,240 270 970 18,870 5,295 13,575
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 2,320 1,230 1,090 39,790 21,675 18,120
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 5,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 3,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 2,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 88,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 2,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 76,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 50 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 2,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 63,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 2,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 5,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 2,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 70,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 3,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 15 ...Data not available ...Data not available 290 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 5,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 2,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 60,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 425 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,945 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 10,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 351,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 11,040 4,970 6,070 355,015 170,890 184,125
  Single responses  10,940 4,925 6,015 350,795 168,985 181,815
    English  9,830 4,435 5,390 301,980 146,690 155,290
    French  175 70 110 6,015 2,975 3,040
    Non-official languages  935 415 515 42,800 19,315 23,485
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 45 25 25
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 5 20 10 10
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 915 405 505 42,040 18,970 23,080
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 30 20 10
        Afrikaans  0 0 0 125 65 65
        Akan (Twi)  5 5 0 25 20 10
        Albanian  0 0 0 120 70 55
        Amharic  0 0 0 100 50 55
        Arabic  10 5 0 840 475 365
        Armenian  0 0 0 45 20 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 55 25 25
        Bengali  0 0 0 115 55 65
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  10 0 10 230 95 140
        Bosnian  0 0 0 20 10 15
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 100 45 55
        Burmese  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Cantonese  35 15 20 2,935 1,390 1,545
        Chinese, n.o.s.  50 25 25 4,135 1,900 2,235
        Creoles  0 0 0 35 20 15
        Croatian  5 0 5 465 235 230
        Czech  5 5 0 335 160 180
        Danish  30 15 10 550 250 300
        Dutch  105 45 60 2,205 1,040 1,165
        Estonian  5 0 0 65 20 40
        Finnish  0 5 5 305 120 185
        Flemish  5 0 0 50 20 25
        Fukien  5 0 0 30 10 15
        German  165 70 100 4,825 2,100 2,720
        Greek  10 10 0 315 180 135
        Gujarati  0 0 0 120 55 65
        Hakka  0 0 0 10 5 10
        Hebrew  0 0 0 80 40 40
        Hindi  10 5 5 335 165 175
        Hungarian  15 10 10 730 375 355
        Ilocano  5 5 0 105 30 70
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Italian  15 10 5 1,105 550 560
        Japanese  10 0 10 1,245 355 890
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 125 65 60
        Korean  0 0 0 1,310 570 745
        Kurdish  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lao  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Latvian  5 5 5 60 30 30
        Lingala  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 50 30 25
        Macedonian  0 5 0 20 5 10
        Malay  0 0 0 105 35 75
        Malayalam  0 0 0 40 20 20
        Maltese  0 0 0 15 10 10
        Mandarin  20 5 10 1,965 825 1,140
        Marathi  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Nepali  0 0 5 25 15 10
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 35 15 20
        Norwegian  15 5 5 235 115 125
        Oromo  0 0 0 50 25 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15 5 10 3,720 1,805 1,910
        Pashto  0 0 0 35 15 20
        Persian (Farsi)  5 5 0 685 355 330
        Polish  25 5 15 1,165 525 640
        Portuguese  25 15 15 1,285 615 675
        Romanian  0 0 0 245 120 130
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  30 10 20 895 385 510
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  5 5 0 155 80 75
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 80 45 35
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Sign languages, n.i.e 5 5 5 60 35 30
        Sindhi  0 0 0 30 10 15
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 60 30 30
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 5 5 35 20 10
        Slovak  0 5 0 145 60 85
        Slovenian  0 0 0 85 40 50
        Somali  0 0 0 40 20 20
        Spanish  40 20 20 2,510 1,155 1,355
        Swahili  0 0 0 65 35 30
        Swedish  20 5 10 205 80 125
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  125 50 70 2,145 700 1,440
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 80 30 50
        Tamil  0 0 0 85 40 45
        Telugu  0 0 0 40 20 20
        Thai  5 5 0 215 50 165
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 15 10 10
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 60 25 30
        Turkish  5 5 0 160 95 60
        Ukrainian  35 15 15 680 290 395
        Urdu  5 5 0 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  15 5 5 870 385 480
        Yiddish  0 0 0 35 20 15
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 20 10 5 710 330 385
  Multiple responses          100 50 50 4,220 1,905 2,310
    English and French  15 10 10 950 415 535
    English and non-official language  70 30 35 2,970 1,360 1,610
    French and non-official language  5 0 5 190 85 110
    English, French and non-official language 5 5 5 105 50 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 11,035 4,970 6,065 355,015 170,890 184,125
  English only 10,160 4,595 5,565 317,355 154,100 163,250
  French only 0 0 0 190 90 100
  English and French 855 365 485 34,810 15,605 19,205
  Neither English nor French 20 10 15 2,665 1,095 1,570
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 11,035 4,970 6,070 355,015 170,885 184,125
  English 10,835 4,885 5,940 345,820 166,630 179,190
  French 165 65 100 5,765 2,850 2,915
  English and French 20 5 10 860 365 495
  Neither English nor French 25 10 10 2,560 1,045 1,520
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 170 70 105 6,195 3,030 3,165
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 11,040 4,970 6,065 355,010 170,890 184,125
  Single responses 10,870 4,895 5,975 348,970 168,125 180,850
    English 10,555 4,750 5,805 330,355 159,505 170,845
    French 45 20 25 1,815 885 930
    Non-official languages 275 125 145 16,805 7,735 9,075
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 265 125 145 16,685 7,665 9,020
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Afrikaans 0 0 0 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Albanian 0 0 0 70 35 30
        Amharic 0 0 0 30 15 20
        Arabic 0 0 0 460 225 235
        Armenian 0 0 0 25 15 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Bengali 0 0 0 70 25 40
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 5 0 0 55 20 30
        Bosnian 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 35 15 15
        Burmese 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Cantonese 25 10 10 1,745 825 920
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30 15 20 2,460 1,140 1,320
        Creoles 0 0 0 20 5 10
        Croatian 0 0 0 150 75 75
        Czech 0 0 0 75 35 40
        Danish 0 0 5 35 20 20
        Dutch 15 10 5 205 100 105
        Estonian 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Finnish 0 0 0 45 25 25
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien 0 0 0 10 5 5
        German 25 10 10 585 265 325
        Greek 5 5 5 85 35 40
        Gujarati 0 0 0 30 10 15
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0 20 5 10
        Hindi 0 0 0 140 65 75
        Hungarian 5 0 0 130 60 70
        Ilocano 0 0 0 20 10 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 0 5
        Italian 0 5 0 195 85 110
        Japanese 0 0 0 460 170 285
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 65 30 30
        Korean 0 0 0 950 415 535
        Kurdish 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Lao 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Latvian 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian 5 5 0 5 5 0
        Malay 0 0 0 10 5 10
        Malayalam 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Mandarin 10 5 10 1,390 620 770
        Marathi 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Nepali 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Norwegian 5 5 0 20 10 15
        Oromo 0 0 0 30 10 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 5 10 2,190 1,045 1,140
        Pashto 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Persian (Farsi) 5 0 0 370 180 190
        Polish 0 0 0 315 150 165
        Portuguese 0 0 5 430 195 235
        Romanian 0 0 0 105 50 60
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian 20 10 10 390 185 210
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian 0 0 0 65 35 30
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 25 15 15
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 100 45 50
        Sindhi 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak 0 0 0 35 15 20
        Slovenian 0 0 0 10 5 10
        Somali 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Spanish 15 10 5 1,035 490 550
        Swahili 0 0 0 25 15 15
        Swedish 0 0 5 15 10 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 50 20 30 805 325 480
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 30 10 15
        Tamil 0 0 0 35 15 15
        Telugu 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Thai 5 5 0 75 30 35
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 30 15 15
        Turkish 0 0 0 50 30 25
        Ukrainian 5 5 0 90 35 50
        Urdu 0 0 0 95 50 50
        Vietnamese 15 5 10 520 230 290
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 0 0 5 120 65 50
  Multiple responses         170 75 90 6,040 2,765 3,275
    English and French 10 5 5 530 225 305
    English and non-official language 145 65 80 5,345 2,465 2,880
    French and non-official language 0 0 5 40 20 20
    English, French and non-official language 10 5 0 130 55 70
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 11,035 4,970 6,065 355,015 170,890 184,125
  None 10,465 4,720 5,740 326,060 157,760 168,300
  Single responses  560 245 315 28,355 12,860 15,495
    English  160 75 90 8,020 3,775 4,240
    French  90 40 55 4,390 1,985 2,405
    Non-official languages  305 130 175 15,950 7,100 8,850
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 0 45 15 30
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 0 30 15 20
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        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 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 300 125 175 15,450 6,875 8,575
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  10 5 5 105 55 50
        Akan (Twi)  5 0 0 10 10 5
        Albanian  0 0 0 25 15 15
        Amharic  0 0 0 45 20 30
        Arabic  5 0 0 275 175 100
        Armenian  0 0 0 10 10 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 0 5
        Bengali  0 0 0 35 15 15
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 5 65 25 45
        Bosnian  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 45 15 30
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cantonese  5 0 5 865 410 460
        Chinese, n.o.s.  0 0 5 965 450 520
        Creoles  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Croatian  5 0 0 190 85 105
        Czech  0 0 0 130 50 75
        Danish  5 5 0 175 70 110
        Dutch  45 20 20 655 290 370
        Estonian  0 0 0 25 5 15
        Finnish  0 0 0 105 40 65
        Flemish  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Fukien  0 0 0 10 5 0
        German  55 20 30 1,755 755 1,005
        Greek  5 5 5 145 85 60
        Gujarati  0 0 0 55 25 30
        Hakka  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Hebrew  0 0 0 75 35 40
        Hindi  0 5 0 200 110 90
        Hungarian  5 0 0 240 110 130
        Ilocano  0 0 0 30 10 20
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Italian  5 5 5 485 215 265
        Japanese  10 5 5 840 340 500
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Korean  0 0 0 265 110 155
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 10 5 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 10 0 10
        Lingala  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 15 10 10
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0 45 15 30
        Malayalam  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Maltese  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Mandarin  0 0 0 555 225 330
        Marathi  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 20 10 10
        Norwegian  0 0 0 75 30 45
        Oromo  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10 5 5 1,265 625 635
        Pashto  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Persian (Farsi)  0 0 0 225 110 115
        Polish  10 0 5 365 155 210
        Portuguese  15 5 10 530 255 280
        Romanian  0 0 0 85 35 45
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  10 5 5 325 140 180
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  0 0 0 50 25 25
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 35 15 20
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 10 10 10
        Sign languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 90 40 50
        Sindhi  0 0 0 20 10 15
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 25 10 15
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Slovak  0 0 0 50 15 35
        Slovenian  0 0 0 25 10 10
        Somali  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Spanish  20 10 10 1,770 815 950
        Swahili  0 0 0 40 25 20
        Swedish  5 0 0 95 40 55
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  45 15 30 930 265 665
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 35 15 15
        Tamil  5 0 5 55 25 30
        Telugu  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Thai  0 0 0 115 40 75
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Turkish  0 0 0 60 35 25
        Ukrainian  5 0 0 120 45 75
        Urdu  0 0 0 60 35 25
        Vietnamese  0 0 0 245 115 125
        Yiddish  0 0 0 10 0 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 5 5 5 465 215 255
  Multiple responses          10 0 5 600 265 335
    English and French  0 0 0 60 25 40
    English and non-official language  0 0 0 135 60 75
    French and non-official language  10 5 10 400 185 220
    English, French and non-official language  5 0 0 5 0 0

Symbols

A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

E use with caution

After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

Incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement: There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation. Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

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. Sidney, British Columbia (Code 5917010) and Capital, British Columbia (Code 5917) (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 December 14, 2017).

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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.. not available for a specific reference period

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them.

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Map

Map

Map: Sidney, Town (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

Map: Capital, Regional district (Census Division), British Columbia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

Related data

Related data: Sidney, Town (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

2011 Census

Related data: Capital, Regional district (Census Division), British Columbia

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2011 National Household Survey (NHS)

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