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Characteristic Merritt, CY Data quality note(s)
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Thompson-Nicola, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 7,113 ...Data not available ...Data not available 128,473 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 6,998E  ...Data not available ...Data not available 122,286 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 1.6E  ...Data not available ...Data not available 5.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 3,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,888 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 2,903 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,374 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 286.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 24.82 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,447.71 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 7,110 3,505 3,610 128,475 63,510 64,965
0 to 4 years 385 215 175 6,280 3,260 3,020
5 to 9 years 415 220 200 6,340 3,255 3,085
10 to 14 years 425 220 205 7,035 3,560 3,470
15 to 19 years 520 265 255 8,180 4,150 4,035
15 years 105 55 50 1,615 790 825
16 years 105 55 50 1,585 810 775
17 years 110 55 50 1,660 860 800
18 years 100 50 50 1,605 830 775
19 years 95 50 45 1,720 855 860
20 to 24 years 330 180 150 8,225 4,305 3,920
25 to 29 years 340 155 185 7,620 3,860 3,760
30 to 34 years 350 160 185 6,820 3,325 3,490
35 to 39 years 400 195 205 7,105 3,520 3,585
40 to 44 years 485 235 250 8,330 3,995 4,335
45 to 49 years 505 230 275 9,950 4,760 5,185
50 to 54 years 550 270 280 11,090 5,305 5,790
55 to 59 years 530 265 265 10,310 5,075 5,235
60 to 64 years 515 245 265 9,365 4,650 4,715
65 to 69 years 415 195 225 7,035 3,525 3,510
70 to 74 years 350 175 170 5,485 2,700 2,785
75 to 79 years 250 125 120 4,120 2,055 2,065
80 to 84 years 175 85 100 2,820 1,340 1,480
85 years and over 170 60 110 2,370 865 1,500
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 43.9 42.7 45.1 44.0 43.1 44.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 82.7 81.2 83.9 84.7 84.1 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 5,880 2,850 3,035 108,820 53,435 55,385
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,335 1,670 1,670 64,245 32,145 32,095
Married (and not separated) 2,655 1,325 1,330 52,020 26,060 25,960
Living common law 680 340 345 12,225 6,090 6,135
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,545 1,185 1,360 44,580 21,290 23,285
Single (never legally married) 1,325 725 600 26,990 14,890 12,105
Separated 230 105 125 3,415 1,550 1,865
Divorced 500 230 275 7,805 3,405 4,400
Widowed 480 120 360 6,370 1,450 4,920
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 2,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 1,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 2,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 1,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 1,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 80 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 50 ...Data not available ...Data not available 825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 25 ...Data not available ...Data not available 355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 400 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 90 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 45 ...Data not available ...Data not available 500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 90 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25 ...Data not available ...Data not available 355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 6,895 3,405 3,490 125,955 62,185 63,770
Number of persons not in census families 1,315 635 675 23,500 11,610 11,895
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 210 85 125 2,865 1,300 1,565
Living with non-relatives only 295 165 130 6,485 3,685 2,800
Living alone 805 385 420 14,155 6,625 7,525
Number of census family persons 5,585 2,770 2,815 102,455 50,580 51,875
Average number of persons per census family 2.7 ...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 1,195 580 615 20,410 10,000 10,410
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 415 145 265 6,530 2,280 4,250
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 50 15 35 710 195 510
Living with non-relatives only 40 25 20 555 295 260
Living alone 325 110 215 5,265 1,790 3,480
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 785 440 345 13,880 7,715 6,165
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 2,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 1,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 1,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 175 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 865 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available 870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 945 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 2,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 1,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 20 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 2,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 1,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 75 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 6,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,015 3,470 3,550 126,950 62,670 64,280
  Single responses  6,935 3,435 3,505 125,815 62,150 63,665
    English  6,135 3,030 3,110 113,315 56,020 57,295
    French  120 55 65 1,685 825 855
    Non-official languages  680 350 330 10,820 5,300 5,515
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 0 45 15 30
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 5 0 35 15 25
        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 5 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 5 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 630 325 305 9,935 4,880 5,055
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Afrikaans  15 10 5 95 50 50
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Albanian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Amharic  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic  5 0 0 365 265 100
        Armenian  0 0 0 20 5 15
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Bengali  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 25 5 20
        Bosnian  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 10 10 5
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cantonese  10 0 0 210 110 100
        Chinese, n.o.s.  5 5 5 445 250 200
        Creoles  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Croatian  0 0 0 115 50 65
        Czech  5 0 0 60 35 25
        Danish  5 5 5 115 60 55
        Dutch  45 20 25 510 250 260
        Estonian  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Finnish  0 0 0 85 35 50
        Flemish  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  95 50 50 1,860 900 960
        Greek  0 0 0 85 55 30
        Gujarati  5 0 0 35 25 15
        Hakka  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Hindi  5 0 5 105 50 55
        Hungarian  15 5 5 185 95 90
        Ilocano  0 0 0 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Italian  35 20 15 1,075 570 510
        Japanese  10 5 0 250 90 160
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Korean  15 10 5 210 105 105
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Latvian  5 0 0 10 5 10
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 5 0 10 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0 25 10 15
        Malayalam  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Maltese  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Mandarin  5 0 5 215 115 95
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  5 0 0 15 10 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Norwegian  5 5 0 55 30 25
        Oromo  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  275 140 135 1,470 725 740
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  5 0 5 40 20 20
        Polish  10 5 0 230 115 110
        Portuguese  5 0 0 140 65 75
        Romanian  0 0 0 35 15 20
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  5 5 5 185 65 125
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  0 0 0 40 20 15
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 15 0 10
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 10 5
        Slovak  0 0 0 45 20 25
        Slovenian  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Somali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish  15 5 5 305 125 180
        Swahili  0 0 0 10 0 5
        Swedish  5 0 5 55 25 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  15 5 15 350 110 240
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Tamil  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Telugu  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Thai  0 0 0 40 15 20
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  0 0 0 15 15 0
        Ukrainian  10 5 5 370 175 200
        Urdu  5 5 5 60 30 30
        Vietnamese  0 0 0 85 35 45
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 50 20 30 840 410 430
  Multiple responses          80 35 45 1,130 515 610
    English and French  5 5 5 195 85 105
    English and non-official language  65 35 30 865 395 465
    French and non-official language  5 5 5 60 25 40
    English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 15 10 5
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,020 3,470 3,550 126,950 62,670 64,280
  English only 6,530 3,265 3,265 120,175 59,690 60,485
  French only 0 5 0 30 15 15
  English and French 445 180 260 6,300 2,795 3,510
  Neither English nor French 45 25 25 435 170 270
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,020 3,465 3,550 126,945 62,670 64,280
  English 6,870 3,395 3,475 125,060 61,765 63,290
  French 100 45 50 1,390 700 695
  English and French 0 5 0 90 45 40
  Neither English nor French 45 25 25 405 155 250
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 100 50 50 1,435 720 710
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,020 3,465 3,550 126,950 62,665 64,280
  Single responses 6,925 3,425 3,500 125,495 61,955 63,535
    English 6,605 3,265 3,335 121,680 60,040 61,640
    French 25 10 20 325 155 175
    Non-official languages 300 150 145 3,485 1,765 1,725
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 5 0 5
        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 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 295 150 145 3,385 1,725 1,665
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 10 5 5 65 35 30
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Albanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic 0 0 0 260 175 90
        Armenian 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bengali 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bosnian 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Burmese 0 0 0 0 5 5
        Cantonese 10 5 0 115 60 50
        Chinese, n.o.s. 0 0 0 300 165 130
        Creoles 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian 0 0 0 20 10 10
        Czech 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Danish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dutch 0 0 0 50 20 25
        Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish 0 0 0 25 10 10
        Flemish 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Fukien 0 0 0 0 0 0
        German 10 5 5 230 120 115
        Greek 0 5 0 30 15 15
        Gujarati 5 5 5 15 5 5
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Hindi 0 0 0 30 15 15
        Hungarian 0 0 0 25 10 15
        Ilocano 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Italian 15 5 10 295 125 165
        Japanese 5 5 5 65 25 40
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Korean 15 10 10 140 70 70
        Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Malayalam 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 5 0 0 155 95 60
        Marathi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali 5 0 5 10 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 195 100 95 960 470 485
        Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 5 5 0 5 5 5
        Polish 0 0 0 55 30 25
        Portuguese 0 0 0 30 15 20
        Romanian 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian 0 0 0 30 10 15
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 45 20 20
        Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak 0 0 0 15 5 10
        Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish 5 0 0 110 50 60
        Swahili 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Swedish 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 10 5 10 85 40 45
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Tamil 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Telugu 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ukrainian 0 0 0 15 10 10
        Urdu 5 0 0 30 20 15
        Vietnamese 0 0 0 50 20 25
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 5 0 0 95 35 55
  Multiple responses         90 40 50 1,455 710 745
    English and French 10 5 5 80 45 35
    English and non-official language 80 35 45 1,335 650 685
    French and non-official language 0 0 5 10 5 10
    English, French and non-official language 0 5 0 25 10 10
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,020 3,470 3,550 126,950 62,670 64,280
  None 6,580 3,245 3,330 120,275 59,415 60,860
  Single responses  425 215 210 6,540 3,195 3,345
    English  120 65 50 1,585 825 755
    French  75 30 45 910 395 515
    Non-official languages  235 120 115 4,045 1,975 2,075
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 20 10 5 55 30 25
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  10 10 0 40 25 15
        Dene  5 0 0 0 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 175 85 90 3,180 1,555 1,620
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Afrikaans  5 5 0 35 20 15
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Albanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Arabic  0 0 0 65 55 5
        Armenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bengali  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Bosnian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  5 0 0 75 40 35
        Chinese, n.o.s.  10 5 5 85 55 25
        Creoles  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Croatian  0 0 0 55 30 30
        Czech  0 0 0 20 10 10
        Danish  5 0 0 25 10 15
        Dutch  5 0 5 115 50 65
        Estonian  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Finnish  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Flemish  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 5
        German  25 15 10 550 265 285
        Greek  0 0 0 25 15 10
        Gujarati  0 0 0 10 5 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Hindi  10 5 5 40 20 20
        Hungarian  5 0 0 45 25 25
        Ilocano  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Italian  10 5 5 420 215 200
        Japanese  5 0 0 135 60 75
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  5 0 0 50 30 20
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 5 0 0 5 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Malay  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Malayalam  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Maltese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin  0 0 0 55 30 25
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 10 5
        Norwegian  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Oromo  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  65 35 30 350 175 170
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  5 0 5 20 10 15
        Polish  5 5 5 75 35 40
        Portuguese  0 0 0 45 20 20
        Romanian  0 0 0 10 0 5
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  0 0 0 70 25 50
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  0 0 0 15 10 5
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 25 10 15
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Slovak  0 0 0 15 5 5
        Slovenian  0 0 0 15 0 10
        Somali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish  10 5 5 270 135 140
        Swahili  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Swedish  0 0 0 20 10 15
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  10 5 5 155 45 110
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 10 0 5
        Tamil  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Telugu  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Thai  0 0 0 20 5 10
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Ukrainian  0 0 0 65 30 35
        Urdu  0 0 0 30 15 15
        Vietnamese  0 0 0 20 10 15
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 45 20 20 815 390 430
  Multiple responses          15 10 5 135 60 75
    English and French  0 0 0 10 5 5
    English and non-official language  0 0 0 20 10 10
    French and non-official language  15 5 5 105 45 60
    English, French and non-official language  0 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. Merritt, British Columbia (Code 5933006) and Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia (Code 5933) (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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Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them. For example, some data files may exceed the row limitations for various spreadsheet software.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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© This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.
.. 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: Merritt, City (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

Map: Thompson-Nicola, Regional district (Census Division), British Columbia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Merritt  (City)

Geographic hierarchy: Thompson-Nicola (Regional district)

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: Merritt, City (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

2011 Census

Related data: Thompson-Nicola, Regional district (Census Division), British Columbia

2011 Census

2011 National Household Survey (NHS)

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