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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic British Columbia Data quality note(s)

(Province)
Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,313,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,116,581 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 949,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,336 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 802.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,882.55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455 2,313,325 1,130,375 1,182,955
0 to 4 years 219,665 112,885 106,775 115,185 59,275 55,905
5 to 9 years 218,915 112,200 106,715 114,390 58,725 55,660
10 to 14 years 238,780 122,465 116,315 124,880 64,365 60,520
15 to 19 years 275,165 141,670 133,500 145,190 75,070 70,115
15 years 53,725 27,620 26,110 28,165 14,570 13,595
16 years 54,885 28,475 26,410 28,785 15,090 13,695
17 years 55,400 28,510 26,885 28,975 14,985 13,990
18 years 55,380 28,425 26,955 29,365 15,065 14,300
19 years 55,785 28,640 27,140 29,895 15,365 14,530
20 to 24 years 279,825 142,290 137,535 159,080 80,620 78,465
25 to 29 years 288,780 143,475 145,305 170,065 83,960 86,105
30 to 34 years 275,985 135,220 140,755 160,010 77,900 82,110
35 to 39 years 280,870 135,455 145,415 161,245 76,660 84,585
40 to 44 years 313,765 151,430 162,335 180,535 86,315 94,225
45 to 49 years 350,600 170,580 180,020 192,090 93,760 98,330
50 to 54 years 354,610 172,060 182,550 182,435 88,705 93,730
55 to 59 years 323,335 157,455 165,880 158,570 77,595 80,970
60 to 64 years 291,040 142,645 148,395 136,755 66,610 70,145
65 to 69 years 210,900 103,785 107,115 94,860 46,120 48,740
70 to 74 years 160,715 77,350 83,360 72,890 34,215 38,675
75 to 79 years 127,480 60,720 66,760 58,150 26,990 31,160
80 to 84 years 96,945 42,745 54,200 44,235 19,050 25,185
85 years and over 92,675 32,150 60,520 42,760 14,435 28,325
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 41.9 41.1 42.7 40.2 39.3 40.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.6 83.9 85.3 84.7 83.9 85.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650 1,958,880 948,010 1,010,870
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610 1,106,575 551,405 555,175
Married (and not separated) 1,832,605 913,430 919,175 970,585 482,590 487,995
Living common law 321,965 161,530 160,435 135,995 68,815 67,175
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,568,120 734,075 834,040 852,300 396,600 455,695
Single (never legally married) 1,014,270 550,830 463,435 586,885 313,200 273,680
Separated 102,040 43,570 58,470 48,835 19,980 28,855
Divorced 246,515 98,130 148,385 119,570 45,130 74,435
Widowed 205,300 41,550 163,750 97,010 18,290 78,725
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 294,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 49,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 535,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 467,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 185,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 282,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 109,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 67,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 98,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 690,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 136,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 214,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185 2,280,770 1,115,555 1,165,220
Number of persons not in census families 807,660 383,540 424,120 421,375 196,635 224,735
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,450 42,525 62,925 63,575 23,920 39,660
Living with non-relatives only 203,285 111,935 91,345 106,050 57,060 48,990
Living alone 498,920 229,075 269,850 251,745 115,655 136,090
Number of census family persons 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070 1,859,400 918,920 940,485
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 643,410 302,320 341,095 293,195 134,660 158,535
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 211,820 65,460 146,365 99,835 29,055 70,780
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 32,900 7,490 25,410 21,470 4,520 16,955
Living with non-relatives only 13,560 6,770 6,790 5,995 2,860 3,135
Living alone 165,365 51,195 114,165 72,365 21,675 50,690
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 431,590 236,860 194,730 193,360 105,610 87,750
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 595,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 510,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 436,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 245,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 85,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 295,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 82,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 301,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 129,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 455,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 228,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 272,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 134,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,280,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965 2,292,120 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses  4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870 2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005
    English  3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085 1,282,500 645,490 637,010
    French  57,275 28,315 28,965 24,780 12,080 12,700
    Non-official languages  1,154,215 543,395 610,825 923,825 434,530 489,295
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,210 540 675 330 155 175
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  955 435 525 235 115 120
        Dene  70 35 35 20 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 0 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  25 10 10 10 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  15 10 5 5 5 0
        Ojibway  140 50 90 60 25 40
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 5 5 0 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,137,420 535,395 602,025 917,155 431,300 485,855
        African languages, n.i.e 620 330 295 490 250 235
        Afrikaans  2,735 1,330 1,405 1,255 625 630
        Akan (Twi)  455 235 220 375 190 185
        Albanian  1,335 695 635 985 500 485
        Amharic  1,255 615 640 1,065 520 545
        Arabic  13,050 7,505 5,550 10,830 6,105 4,725
        Armenian  1,105 560 545 980 500 480
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 530 235 295 345 150 195
        Bengali  2,410 1,265 1,145 2,095 1,100 995
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  15 10 5 15 5 10
        Bisayan languages  3,870 1,445 2,430 3,160 1,215 1,950
        Bosnian  1,275 635 640 1,095 555 540
        Bulgarian  1,945 960 985 1,670 815 860
        Burmese  945 485 465 880 455 425
        Cantonese  133,245 61,790 71,455 128,115 59,365 68,745
        Chinese, n.o.s.  120,040 55,735 64,305 111,495 51,720 59,775
        Creoles  640 315 320 485 235 250
        Croatian  7,820 3,860 3,955 5,735 2,815 2,920
        Czech  5,610 2,800 2,810 3,490 1,735 1,755
        Danish  5,250 2,575 2,675 2,330 1,125 1,205
        Dutch  23,080 11,190 11,890 8,305 3,990 4,315
        Estonian  820 345 475 550 240 305
        Finnish  4,090 1,705 2,390 2,030 800 1,230
        Flemish  445 215 235 190 100 90
        Fukien  1,920 835 1,085 1,850 815 1,035
        German  73,625 35,140 38,485 26,935 12,750 14,185
        Greek  6,250 3,360 2,885 5,000 2,620 2,375
        Gujarati  6,595 3,060 3,540 6,175 2,855 3,320
        Hakka  1,110 475 630 1,070 460 610
        Hebrew  1,755 970 785 1,535 845 695
        Hindi  24,640 11,840 12,800 22,955 11,005 11,945
        Hungarian  9,855 4,915 4,940 5,865 2,875 2,985
        Ilocano  3,755 1,465 2,290 3,355 1,330 2,020
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 475 265 205 395 225 170
        Italian  24,060 12,180 11,880 16,215 8,195 8,015
        Japanese  19,665 6,840 12,825 15,840 5,545 10,290
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,465 700 770 1,150 545 605
        Korean  48,975 22,350 26,625 43,845 19,955 23,885
        Kurdish  1,415 775 645 1,390 760 630
        Lao  1,155 550 600 835 390 445
        Latvian  615 305 310 350 175 175
        Lingala  35 20 20 30 15 15
        Lithuanian  435 190 245 260 115 145
        Macedonian  275 130 140 190 90 105
        Malay  3,535 1,590 1,950 3,215 1,490 1,725
        Malayalam  1,460 735 725 1,250 625 620
        Maltese  220 115 115 85 45 40
        Mandarin  94,055 43,630 50,425 90,185 41,955 48,235
        Marathi  430 220 210 385 195 185
        Nepali  805 430 375 695 370 330
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 470 250 220 335 185 150
        Norwegian  2,370 1,155 1,215 1,010 475 535
        Oromo  325 185 140 220 125 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  182,915 90,900 92,020 139,230 69,140 70,085
        Pashto  900 485 415 820 440 380
        Persian (Farsi)  36,045 18,265 17,775 34,420 17,420 17,000
        Polish  17,460 8,185 9,270 12,650 5,990 6,660
        Portuguese  14,605 6,990 7,615 9,210 4,410 4,800
        Romanian  8,330 4,110 4,220 6,885 3,395 3,485
        Rundi (Kirundi)  135 60 80 120 50 75
        Russian  22,650 10,300 12,350 15,420 7,135 8,280
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  80 40 45 70 30 35
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 690 345 340 675 340 330
        Serbian  6,655 3,425 3,225 5,990 3,070 2,915
        Serbo-Croatian  1,425 675 755 1,210 570 645
        Shanghainese  1,250 530 715 1,220 520 700
        Sign languages, n.i.e 645 335 310 315 160 150
        Sindhi  1,770 790 975 1,695 755 945
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,405 715 685 1,230 630 595
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 775 400 375 755 390 360
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 495 275 225 280 140 135
        Slovak  3,220 1,440 1,780 2,330 1,030 1,300
        Slovenian  1,225 590 640 590 280 310
        Somali  975 495 480 915 460 450
        Spanish  40,795 19,325 21,470 32,305 15,570 16,735
        Swahili  755 390 365 575 295 280
        Swedish  2,740 1,195 1,545 1,425 640 790
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  66,120 25,835 40,285 58,500 23,510 34,995
        Taiwanese  5,675 2,640 3,035 5,470 2,550 2,920
        Tamil  3,135 1,635 1,500 2,915 1,535 1,385
        Telugu  570 295 270 470 250 225
        Thai  2,410 730 1,680 1,655 560 1,100
        Tibetan languages  200 115 85 170 95 75
        Tigrigna  590 285 300 510 250 265
        Turkish  2,890 1,650 1,235 2,545 1,440 1,105
        Ukrainian  9,680 4,215 5,460 4,260 1,805 2,455
        Urdu  8,450 4,315 4,140 7,760 3,950 3,805
        Vietnamese  25,100 11,745 13,360 21,690 10,165 11,525
        Yiddish  350 185 170 290 145 145
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 15,585 7,455 8,130 6,340 3,075 3,270
  Multiple responses          82,280 39,185 43,095 61,010 29,215 31,800
    English and French  8,600 4,065 4,535 4,375 2,145 2,240
    English and non-official language  68,800 32,875 35,925 53,235 25,490 27,745
    French and non-official language  3,345 1,520 1,830 2,260 1,040 1,225
    English, French and non-official language 1,530 725 805 1,135 545 595
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  English only 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,100
  French only 2,045 950 1,095 1,270 575 690
  English and French 296,645 132,940 163,705 164,780 73,445 91,335
  Neither English nor French 144,555 59,590 84,965 128,460 52,785 75,680
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965 2,292,115 1,121,315 1,170,805
  English 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885 2,126,505 1,050,815 1,075,690
  French 53,725 26,660 27,065 25,030 12,225 12,805
  English and French 16,935 7,710 9,220 13,890 6,325 7,565
  Neither English nor French 142,300 58,510 83,790 126,690 51,945 74,740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 62,190 30,515 31,680 31,975 15,385 16,590
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 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915 2,158,685 1,057,345 1,101,345
    English 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820 1,568,165 778,030 790,135
    French 16,685 8,015 8,665 8,410 4,025 4,385
    Non-official languages 670,100 317,670 352,430 582,110 275,295 306,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 175 85 85 55 30 25
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 135 70 65 45 25 15
        Dene 15 5 5 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 5 5 5 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 15 10 5 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 665,750 315,485 350,265 579,845 274,140 305,700
        African languages, n.i.e. 190 80 105 160 75 85
        Afrikaans 1,385 685 690 520 255 260
        Akan (Twi) 120 60 60 105 50 55
        Albanian 700 345 350 505 245 255
        Amharic 555 245 310 500 220 280
        Arabic 7,640 4,065 3,575 6,505 3,410 3,085
        Armenian 490 250 240 435 220 210
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 115 50 65 90 40 50
        Bengali 1,465 715 750 1,310 645 665
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,265 540 720 1,095 470 630
        Bosnian 705 370 340 640 330 310
        Bulgarian 1,085 530 555 985 480 510
        Burmese 585 315 270 560 300 260
        Cantonese 103,550 47,585 55,970 100,680 46,200 54,485
        Chinese, n.o.s. 81,270 37,740 43,525 76,285 35,345 40,940
        Creoles 315 145 165 275 125 145
        Croatian 2,540 1,200 1,340 2,040 955 1,085
        Czech 1,570 795 775 1,020 525 495
        Danish 325 160 170 185 90 95
        Dutch 2,230 1,055 1,175 725 335 390
        Estonian 110 40 70 100 40 60
        Finnish 795 350 445 445 185 260
        Flemish 50 25 20 15 5 10
        Fukien 690 310 380 680 305 370
        German 11,555 5,430 6,120 3,485 1,635 1,855
        Greek 2,105 1,015 1,095 1,755 840 915
        Gujarati 3,045 1,335 1,710 2,910 1,270 1,645
        Hakka 320 145 175 310 140 175
        Hebrew 780 395 390 715 365 355
        Hindi 12,390 5,900 6,490 11,685 5,550 6,135
        Hungarian 2,560 1,235 1,325 1,785 855 930
        Ilocano 1,190 530 660 1,085 490 600
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 180 85 85 145 75 70
        Italian 6,250 2,730 3,520 4,570 2,020 2,550
        Japanese 9,540 3,985 5,555 8,110 3,375 4,735
        Khmer (Cambodian) 750 370 385 580 285 295
        Korean 38,810 17,985 20,830 34,850 16,095 18,755
        Kurdish 945 490 460 920 475 445
        Lao 545 270 275 415 210 210
        Latvian 105 50 50 80 35 40
        Lingala 10 5 5 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 65 30 35 50 25 25
        Macedonian 140 70 70 115 60 55
        Malay 1,320 655 660 1,265 635 630
        Malayalam 690 350 340 610 310 300
        Maltese 15 10 5 10 5 0
        Mandarin 78,070 36,945 41,130 75,385 35,675 39,710
        Marathi 230 120 105 210 110 100
        Nepali 525 275 250 460 240 220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 140 65 75 115 60 60
        Norwegian 160 80 80 80 40 35
        Oromo 175 80 95 135 70 65
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 137,390 67,955 69,430 103,895 51,410 52,485
        Pashto 565 295 270 540 285 255
        Persian (Farsi) 24,750 12,095 12,655 23,895 11,670 12,220
        Polish 6,395 3,065 3,330 5,185 2,500 2,685
        Portuguese 5,195 2,405 2,785 3,435 1,630 1,805
        Romanian 4,155 2,050 2,105 3,575 1,765 1,805
        Rundi (Kirundi) 75 30 45 70 25 40
        Russian 12,205 5,880 6,320 10,050 4,860 5,195
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 10 15 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 465 230 235 460 225 230
        Serbian 4,020 2,020 2,000 3,755 1,895 1,865
        Serbo-Croatian 615 300 315 555 270 285
        Shanghainese 555 260 295 545 255 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 980 535 450 470 265 205
        Sindhi 675 295 385 660 285 375
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 595 295 300 530 260 265
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 620 315 300 610 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 80 35 45 55 20 35
        Slovak 1,080 515 570 880 420 460
        Slovenian 165 70 100 65 30 40
        Somali 625 310 315 605 300 305
        Spanish 20,585 10,025 10,555 17,105 8,345 8,760
        Swahili 250 130 125 200 100 100
        Swedish 430 195 235 260 125 135
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 29,380 12,780 16,600 26,830 11,720 15,110
        Taiwanese 2,910 1,390 1,515 2,825 1,350 1,475
        Tamil 1,965 1,010 960 1,880 965 915
        Telugu 290 145 140 255 130 125
        Thai 845 375 475 655 295 360
        Tibetan languages 100 55 45 90 50 35
        Tigrigna 295 135 160 260 120 140
        Turkish 1,365 725 645 1,245 655 595
        Ukrainian 1,070 475 595 705 315 390
        Urdu 5,430 2,700 2,730 5,045 2,505 2,535
        Vietnamese 17,270 8,085 9,180 14,925 7,005 7,920
        Yiddish 10 5 5 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,180 2,100 2,075 2,215 1,120 1,095
  Multiple responses         162,820 77,775 85,050 133,430 63,970 69,460
    English and French 4,700 2,240 2,460 2,620 1,265 1,355
    English and non-official language 155,065 74,155 80,905 128,365 61,585 66,775
    French and non-official language 930 435 495 730 355 375
    English, French and non-official language 2,130 940 1,185 1,720 765 955
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  None 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615 1,813,090 892,790 920,300
  Single responses  604,495 287,270 317,220 470,395 224,500 245,895
    English  249,765 122,305 127,455 211,820 103,680 108,145
    French  38,175 17,315 20,865 18,930 8,650 10,280
    Non-official languages  316,550 147,655 168,900 239,645 112,175 127,475
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 845 400 445 200 90 110
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  705 335 365 145 70 75
        Dene  30 15 20 10 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  20 10 5 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  10 5 5 5 0 5
        Ojibway  80 35 45 35 15 20
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 305,355 142,340 163,020 236,710 110,835 125,875
        African languages, n.i.e 310 165 140 220 125 95
        Afrikaans  1,340 650 690 685 330 360
        Akan (Twi)  260 130 125 205 110 100
        Albanian  405 200 205 325 160 165
        Amharic  460 220 245 380 180 200
        Arabic  3,845 2,280 1,570 3,135 1,810 1,325
        Armenian  320 160 165 295 145 145
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 215 95 125 150 65 85
        Bengali  570 285 285 480 230 250
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 5 0 5 0 5
        Bisayan languages  920 345 575 745 300 445
        Bosnian  395 190 205 330 165 165
        Bulgarian  495 215 275 405 180 220
        Burmese  235 110 130 220 105 115
        Cantonese  29,240 13,945 15,290 27,690 13,220 14,470
        Chinese, n.o.s.  20,595 9,830 10,760 18,575 8,865 9,715
        Creoles  490 250 235 355 175 180
        Croatian  3,195 1,585 1,615 2,360 1,190 1,165
        Czech  1,940 900 1,045 1,250 565 685
        Danish  1,705 765 940 820 375 445
        Dutch  6,930 3,130 3,805 2,570 1,125 1,445
        Estonian  235 100 135 155 70 80
        Finnish  1,290 550 740 670 270 405
        Flemish  125 50 70 55 30 25
        Fukien  670 295 380 655 290 370
        German  23,905 10,935 12,970 9,705 4,415 5,285
        Greek  3,310 1,730 1,580 2,705 1,370 1,335
        Gujarati  3,185 1,485 1,705 2,990 1,395 1,600
        Hakka  315 135 175 300 130 170
        Hebrew  1,090 575 515 910 480 430
        Hindi  12,695 6,190 6,505 11,660 5,670 5,990
        Hungarian  2,950 1,405 1,545 1,785 845 940
        Ilocano  945 360 590 820 315 505
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 175 90 85 150 75 80
        Italian  9,605 4,715 4,890 6,655 3,290 3,365
        Japanese  9,050 3,635 5,415 6,870 2,760 4,110
        Khmer (Cambodian)  365 170 195 290 130 160
        Korean  6,890 3,125 3,765 6,030 2,715 3,315
        Kurdish  270 160 110 265 160 110
        Lao  410 200 210 300 145 160
        Latvian  120 45 75 65 25 45
        Lingala  65 25 40 50 20 30
        Lithuanian  115 55 60 80 35 45
        Macedonian  60 25 35 40 15 20
        Malay  1,450 645 805 1,265 585 685
        Malayalam  520 260 260 435 215 225
        Maltese  80 30 50 35 15 25
        Mandarin  17,925 8,150 9,775 16,745 7,640 9,105
        Marathi  125 65 65 115 60 55
        Nepali  155 80 75 120 65 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 295 155 135 195 115 85
        Norwegian  715 330 380 330 150 180
        Oromo  65 45 25 40 30 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  34,010 17,040 16,970 26,855 13,370 13,485
        Pashto  235 120 120 205 105 100
        Persian (Farsi)  7,025 3,725 3,300 6,510 3,465 3,050
        Polish  5,450 2,475 2,975 3,990 1,805 2,180
        Portuguese  5,640 2,625 3,010 3,585 1,655 1,925
        Romanian  2,410 1,135 1,270 1,955 920 1,040
        Rundi (Kirundi)  40 25 25 35 20 15
        Russian  6,140 2,715 3,425 3,470 1,550 1,925
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  30 15 15 25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 160 85 70 155 85 70
        Serbian  1,855 955 905 1,595 835 765
        Serbo-Croatian  435 190 245 360 155 200
        Shanghainese  485 215 265 475 210 260
        Sign languages, n.i.e 865 345 520 345 130 215
        Sindhi  930 400 530 890 380 510
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  570 285 290 510 250 255
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 60 30 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 150 75 75 90 50 45
        Slovak  1,035 400 635 760 290 465
        Slovenian  345 155 190 165 70 90
        Somali  365 190 175 325 170 155
        Spanish  20,930 10,065 10,865 14,470 7,085 7,385
        Swahili  580 280 300 425 205 220
        Swedish  1,220 535 680 670 300 365
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  24,810 9,040 15,775 21,495 8,110 13,385
        Taiwanese  2,675 1,275 1,395 2,585 1,235 1,350
        Tamil  910 480 430 815 430 380
        Telugu  195 100 95 160 85 75
        Thai  1,110 370 740 670 230 440
        Tibetan languages  45 30 25 35 20 15
        Tigrigna  175 85 90 160 75 85
        Turkish  1,020 575 445 895 495 400
        Ukrainian  1,930 830 1,100 965 425 540
        Urdu  2,425 1,260 1,170 2,165 1,120 1,045
        Vietnamese  5,945 2,880 3,060 5,085 2,475 2,610
        Yiddish  90 35 50 75 35 40
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 10,345 4,910 5,435 2,730 1,240 1,490
  Multiple responses          11,455 5,320 6,130 8,635 4,025 4,610
    English and French  1,090 495 595 890 400 485
    English and non-official language  4,540 2,185 2,350 3,990 1,920 2,075
    French and non-official language  5,760 2,610 3,145 3,690 1,675 2,010
    English, French and non-official language  70 30 40 60 20 35

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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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.

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. British Columbia (Code 59) and Greater Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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