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Characteristic Saanich, DM
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 1 109,752 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 108,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 1.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 49,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 1,057.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 103.78 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 109,750 52,940 56,815 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 4,560 2,375 2,180 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 4,925 2,560 2,365 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 5,565 2,830 2,730 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 7,220 3,735 3,480 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 1,295 680 615 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 1,420 760 660 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 1,515 780 740 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 1,405 720 685 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 1,580 800 780 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 8,370 4,220 4,145 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 6,630 3,420 3,215 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 5,760 2,825 2,935 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 6,190 2,970 3,220 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 7,040 3,350 3,690 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 8,325 3,905 4,420 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 8,845 4,050 4,795 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 8,535 4,010 4,525 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 7,745 3,670 4,075 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 5,585 2,670 2,920 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 4,240 1,990 2,250 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 3,795 1,720 2,070 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 3,100 1,340 1,760 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 3,330 1,290 2,035 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 44.0 42.2 45.6 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 86.3 85.3 87.2 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 94,710 45,180 49,530 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 54,130 26,995 27,135 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 46,675 23,290 23,385 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 7,455 3,705 3,745 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 40,580 18,180 22,400 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 26,145 13,905 12,245 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 2,230 900 1,325 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 6,520 2,235 4,285 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 5,690 1,140 4,550 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 31,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 17,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 6,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 5,665 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 1,745 ...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 31,310 ...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 26,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 22,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 11,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 11,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 4,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 3,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 145 ...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 4,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 3,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 45 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 28,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 5,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 9,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 3,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 6,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 3,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ...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 107,860 52,115 55,745 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 21,605 9,635 11,965 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 2,345 920 1,425 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 6,830 3,775 3,055 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 12,435 4,950 7,485 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 86,255 42,480 43,775 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 18,940 8,635 10,310 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 5,880 1,550 4,330 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 760 155 605 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 360 140 215 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 4,760 1,250 3,510 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 13,065 7,080 5,980 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 30,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 27,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 23,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 12,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 10,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 3,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 3,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 2,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 715 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 1,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 905 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 15,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 12,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 2,575 ...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 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 22,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 20 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 22,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 1,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 3,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 9,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 8,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 65 ...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 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 12,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 16,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 7,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 5,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 2,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 107,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.4 ...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 19 108,835 52,450 56,390 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  107,230 51,690 55,535 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  86,590 42,265 44,320 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  1,360 650 705 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  19,285 8,780 10,510 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 5 0 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 0 955 435 525
        Dene  0 0 0 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Ojibway  0 0 0 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 19,115 8,705 10,410 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 15 15 5 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  40 20 20 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  5 5 5 455 235 220
        Albanian  50 25 20 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  30 15 15 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  345 185 160 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  20 10 15 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 530 235 295
        Bengali  75 30 45 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  90 35 55 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  5 5 0 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  35 15 15 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  10 10 5 945 485 465
        Cantonese  1,885 885 1,000 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  2,600 1,190 1,410 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  5 5 5 640 315 320
        Croatian  245 125 120 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  90 45 40 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  140 60 85 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  645 300 350 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  10 5 5 820 345 475
        Finnish  105 40 65 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  10 5 5 445 215 235
        Fukien  20 10 5 1,920 835 1,085
        German  1,435 635 805 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  125 70 55 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  55 30 30 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  10 5 5 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  40 20 20 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  170 85 90 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  245 135 110 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  35 10 25 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 5 5 475 265 205
        Italian  465 225 245 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  475 140 330 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  60 30 35 1,465 700 770
        Korean  735 320 410 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  5 0 0 1,415 775 645
        Lao  10 5 5 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  15 10 5 615 305 310
        Lingala  5 5 0 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  20 10 5 435 190 245
        Macedonian  5 5 5 275 130 140
        Malay  30 5 20 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  20 15 10 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  10 5 5 220 115 115
        Mandarin  1,175 490 685 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  15 10 5 430 220 210
        Nepali  5 5 5 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 15 5 5 470 250 220
        Norwegian  75 35 40 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  15 5 5 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  2,555 1,250 1,305 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  20 10 10 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  275 155 125 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  335 145 190 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  690 320 370 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  105 50 60 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 135 60 80
        Russian  290 125 160 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 0 5 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 690 345 340
        Serbian  80 40 35 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  30 15 15 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  15 5 5 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 645 335 310
        Sindhi  20 10 10 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  20 15 10 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 0 495 275 225
        Slovak  40 15 20 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  45 15 25 1,225 590 640
        Somali  20 10 15 975 495 480
        Spanish  875 400 475 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  20 10 10 755 390 365
        Swedish  50 15 35 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  830 285 540 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  55 25 35 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  40 25 25 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  30 15 15 570 295 270
        Thai  70 20 50 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  5 0 5 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  25 10 10 590 285 300
        Turkish  55 30 25 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  225 100 125 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  80 40 35 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  390 175 215 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  10 5 10 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 165 70 95 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          1,605 755 850 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  245 110 140 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  1,260 605 660 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  60 25 35 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 35 20 20 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 108,835 52,450 56,390 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 97,850 47,645 50,205 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 25 10 15 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 9,390 4,160 5,230 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 1,570 635 940 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 108,835 52,450 56,385 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 105,630 51,035 54,595 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 1,310 635 675 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 365 170 195 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 1,530 610 920 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 1,490 720 775 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 108,835 52,450 56,385 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 106,170 51,205 54,965 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 96,615 46,810 49,810 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 375 175 200 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 9,185 4,225 4,955 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 135 70 65
        Dene 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 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 9,150 4,210 4,940 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 10 10 5 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 5 0 0 120 60 60
        Albanian 20 10 10 700 345 350
        Amharic 15 5 5 555 245 310
        Arabic 200 95 105 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 10 5 0 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 115 50 65
        Bengali 55 20 30 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 20 5 15 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 5 0 0 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 20 10 10 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 15 10 0 585 315 270
        Cantonese 1,175 555 620 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 1,570 715 855 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 10 0 10 315 145 165
        Croatian 95 50 45 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 30 20 15 1,570 795 775
        Danish 5 5 0 325 160 170
        Dutch 55 25 25 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 0 0 0 110 40 70
        Finnish 30 15 15 795 350 445
        Flemish 0 0 0 50 25 20
        Fukien 5 0 0 690 310 380
        German 165 80 90 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 45 20 20 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 15 10 10 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 0 0 0 320 145 175
        Hebrew 15 10 10 780 395 390
        Hindi 80 40 40 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 45 20 25 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 10 5 5 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 180 85 85
        Italian 95 40 55 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 195 70 125 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 40 20 25 750 370 385
        Korean 575 250 320 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 0 5 0 945 490 460
        Lao 0 0 0 545 270 275
        Latvian 5 0 0 105 50 50
        Lingala 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 65 30 35
        Macedonian 0 0 0 140 70 70
        Malay 5 0 5 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 5 5 0 690 350 340
        Maltese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 875 380 495 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 10 5 10 230 120 105
        Nepali 5 5 5 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 5 140 65 75
        Norwegian 5 0 0 160 80 80
        Oromo 5 0 5 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,620 770 845 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 0 5 0 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 165 85 80 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 80 40 35 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 275 130 150 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 50 20 25 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 75 30 45
        Russian 135 60 70 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 5 0 0 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 465 230 235
        Serbian 40 20 15 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 10 5 5 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 5 5 0 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 30 15 20 980 535 450
        Sindhi 0 0 0 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 10 5 5 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 80 35 45
        Slovak 20 10 10 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 5 0 5 165 70 100
        Somali 5 0 5 625 310 315
        Spanish 350 160 195 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 5 0 5 250 130 125
        Swedish 5 0 5 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 325 135 185 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 20 5 15 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 25 15 10 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 10 5 5 290 145 140
        Thai 20 10 10 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 5 0 5 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 10 10 10 295 135 160
        Turkish 25 10 10 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 45 25 20 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 50 25 25 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 250 115 140 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 0 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 35 20 15 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         2,665 1,240 1,420 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 145 55 90 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 2,470 1,170 1,300 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 20 10 10 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 30 10 25 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 19 108,830 52,450 56,390 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 97,000 47,030 49,970 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  11,630 5,335 6,295 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  3,995 1,885 2,115 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  1,070 495 580 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  6,565 2,955 3,610 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 5 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 5 705 335 365
        Dene  0 0 0 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Ojibway  0 0 0 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 6,480 2,920 3,560 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  35 15 20 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  5 0 0 260 130 125
        Albanian  10 5 5 405 200 205
        Amharic  15 5 10 460 220 245
        Arabic  115 75 40 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  5 0 0 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 215 95 125
        Bengali  10 5 10 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  40 15 20 920 345 575
        Bosnian  0 0 0 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  15 5 10 495 215 275
        Burmese  0 0 0 235 110 130
        Cantonese  550 260 290 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  645 305 335 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  5 5 0 490 250 235
        Croatian  110 50 60 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  35 20 20 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  50 20 30 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  180 70 115 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  5 5 0 235 100 135
        Finnish  30 10 20 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  5 0 5 125 50 70
        Fukien  5 5 0 670 295 380
        German  515 210 310 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  50 25 20 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  30 15 15 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  5 5 0 315 135 175
        Hebrew  10 5 5 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  115 60 50 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  85 40 45 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  10 5 5 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 175 90 85
        Italian  180 85 100 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  305 120 185 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5 0 5 365 170 195
        Korean  115 45 70 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  5 0 0 270 160 110
        Lao  5 5 0 410 200 210
        Latvian  0 0 0 120 45 75
        Lingala  5 5 5 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  5 0 0 115 55 60
        Macedonian  5 0 0 60 25 35
        Malay  15 5 15 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  0 5 5 520 260 260
        Maltese  5 5 0 80 30 50
        Mandarin  315 130 185 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  0 0 0 125 65 65
        Nepali  5 0 5 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 5 5 295 155 135
        Norwegian  25 10 15 715 330 380
        Oromo  10 5 0 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  785 405 385 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  10 5 10 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  75 35 40 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  125 55 70 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  265 120 140 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  45 20 20 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 40 25 25
        Russian  90 40 50 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 160 85 70
        Serbian  20 5 15 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  10 5 5 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  5 5 5 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 30 20 15 865 345 520
        Sindhi  5 5 5 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  10 5 5 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 150 75 75
        Slovak  10 0 10 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  15 5 10 345 155 190
        Somali  5 5 5 365 190 175
        Spanish  575 265 310 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  15 5 5 580 280 300
        Swedish  25 5 15 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  335 105 235 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  20 10 10 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  25 10 10 910 480 430
        Telugu  15 5 5 195 100 95
        Thai  35 10 25 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  10 0 5 175 85 90
        Turkish  20 10 10 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  30 15 25 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  25 15 15 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  115 60 60 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  10 5 5 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 80 30 45 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          200 80 120 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  20 10 15 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  65 30 35 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  115 45 70 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 70 30 40

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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.

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

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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. Saanich, British Columbia (Code 5917021) 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 December 16, 2017).

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Map: Saanich, District municipality (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

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Geographic hierarchy

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Geographic hierarchy: Saanich  (District municipality)

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