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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)

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Comox Valley, RD Data quality note(s)
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 63,538 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,482A  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,156 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,700.58 ...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 63,540 30,700 32,835
0 to 4 years 219,665 112,885 106,775 2,760 1,380 1,380
5 to 9 years 218,915 112,200 106,715 2,955 1,565 1,395
10 to 14 years 238,780 122,465 116,315 3,360 1,700 1,660
15 to 19 years 275,165 141,670 133,500 3,800 1,890 1,910
15 years 53,725 27,620 26,110 775 390 385
16 years 54,885 28,475 26,410 770 355 415
17 years 55,400 28,510 26,885 785 395 395
18 years 55,380 28,425 26,955 765 380 385
19 years 55,785 28,640 27,140 700 365 330
20 to 24 years 279,825 142,290 137,535 2,815 1,460 1,355
25 to 29 years 288,780 143,475 145,305 2,850 1,395 1,460
30 to 34 years 275,985 135,220 140,755 2,945 1,440 1,505
35 to 39 years 280,870 135,455 145,415 3,320 1,525 1,795
40 to 44 years 313,765 151,430 162,335 3,760 1,780 1,985
45 to 49 years 350,600 170,580 180,020 5,025 2,375 2,655
50 to 54 years 354,610 172,060 182,550 5,440 2,555 2,885
55 to 59 years 323,335 157,455 165,880 5,470 2,530 2,940
60 to 64 years 291,040 142,645 148,395 5,440 2,650 2,790
65 to 69 years 210,900 103,785 107,115 4,345 2,135 2,210
70 to 74 years 160,715 77,350 83,360 3,235 1,620 1,615
75 to 79 years 127,480 60,720 66,760 2,595 1,305 1,290
80 to 84 years 96,945 42,745 54,200 1,755 805 950
85 years and over 92,675 32,150 60,520 1,655 595 1,065
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 41.9 41.1 42.7 48.3 47.7 48.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.6 83.9 85.3 85.7 84.9 86.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650 54,455 26,055 28,400
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610 33,285 16,575 16,710
Married (and not separated) 1,832,605 913,430 919,175 27,445 13,675 13,770
Living common law 321,965 161,530 160,435 5,835 2,890 2,945
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,568,120 734,075 834,040 21,170 9,485 11,690
Single (never legally married) 1,014,270 550,830 463,435 11,605 6,275 5,330
Separated 102,040 43,570 58,470 1,700 715 985
Divorced 246,515 98,130 148,385 4,395 1,725 2,675
Widowed 205,300 41,550 163,750 3,470 770 2,700
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,055 ...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 19,145 ...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 16,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 165 ...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 2,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 220 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185 62,460 30,310 32,155
Number of persons not in census families 807,660 383,540 424,120 11,765 5,435 6,330
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,450 42,525 62,925 975 435 535
Living with non-relatives only 203,285 111,935 91,345 2,845 1,620 1,225
Living alone 498,920 229,075 269,850 7,940 3,375 4,565
Number of census family persons 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070 50,695 24,870 25,825
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 643,410 302,320 341,095 12,805 6,220 6,580
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 211,820 65,460 146,365 3,895 1,295 2,600
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 32,900 7,490 25,410 330 90 240
Living with non-relatives only 13,560 6,770 6,790 305 165 145
Living alone 165,365 51,195 114,165 3,260 1,040 2,215
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 431,590 236,860 194,730 8,905 4,930 3,980
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 18,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 82,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,110 ...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 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 560 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25 ...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 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965 63,110 30,555 32,555
  Single responses  4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870 62,695 30,380 32,315
    English  3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085 57,445 27,915 29,525
    French  57,275 28,315 28,965 1,425 710 715
    Non-official languages  1,154,215 543,395 610,825 3,830 1,755 2,070
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,210 540 675 20 5 10
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  955 435 525 20 5 10
        Dene  70 35 35 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  25 10 10 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  15 10 5 0 0 0
        Ojibway  140 50 90 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 5 5 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,137,420 535,395 602,025 3,755 1,735 2,025
        African languages, n.i.e 620 330 295 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  2,735 1,330 1,405 45 20 25
        Akan (Twi)  455 235 220 0 0 0
        Albanian  1,335 695 635 0 0 0
        Amharic  1,255 615 640 5 5 0
        Arabic  13,050 7,505 5,550 5 0 5
        Armenian  1,105 560 545 0 5 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 530 235 295 0 0 0
        Bengali  2,410 1,265 1,145 5 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  15 10 5 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  3,870 1,445 2,430 15 5 10
        Bosnian  1,275 635 640 5 5 0
        Bulgarian  1,945 960 985 0 0 0
        Burmese  945 485 465 0 0 0
        Cantonese  133,245 61,790 71,455 150 70 80
        Chinese, n.o.s.  120,040 55,735 64,305 155 70 90
        Creoles  640 315 320 0 0 0
        Croatian  7,820 3,860 3,955 25 10 15
        Czech  5,610 2,800 2,810 55 30 30
        Danish  5,250 2,575 2,675 115 55 55
        Dutch  23,080 11,190 11,890 390 195 195
        Estonian  820 345 475 10 5 5
        Finnish  4,090 1,705 2,390 80 35 50
        Flemish  445 215 235 5 0 0
        Fukien  1,920 835 1,085 0 0 0
        German  73,625 35,140 38,485 1,130 520 615
        Greek  6,250 3,360 2,885 20 15 0
        Gujarati  6,595 3,060 3,540 10 10 0
        Hakka  1,110 475 630 0 0 0
        Hebrew  1,755 970 785 5 0 5
        Hindi  24,640 11,840 12,800 10 5 5
        Hungarian  9,855 4,915 4,940 55 20 35
        Ilocano  3,755 1,465 2,290 15 5 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 475 265 205 5 0 0
        Italian  24,060 12,180 11,880 110 65 50
        Japanese  19,665 6,840 12,825 60 15 45
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,465 700 770 5 0 0
        Korean  48,975 22,350 26,625 110 50 60
        Kurdish  1,415 775 645 0 0 0
        Lao  1,155 550 600 5 5 5
        Latvian  615 305 310 5 5 0
        Lingala  35 20 20 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  435 190 245 5 5 0
        Macedonian  275 130 140 0 0 0
        Malay  3,535 1,590 1,950 5 0 0
        Malayalam  1,460 735 725 0 0 0
        Maltese  220 115 115 5 0 0
        Mandarin  94,055 43,630 50,425 35 15 15
        Marathi  430 220 210 0 0 0
        Nepali  805 430 375 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 470 250 220 5 0 0
        Norwegian  2,370 1,155 1,215 30 15 15
        Oromo  325 185 140 0 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  182,915 90,900 92,020 35 20 15
        Pashto  900 485 415 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  36,045 18,265 17,775 15 10 5
        Polish  17,460 8,185 9,270 90 50 45
        Portuguese  14,605 6,990 7,615 60 35 25
        Romanian  8,330 4,110 4,220 20 5 10
        Rundi (Kirundi)  135 60 80 0 0 0
        Russian  22,650 10,300 12,350 50 20 30
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  80 40 45 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 690 345 340 0 0 0
        Serbian  6,655 3,425 3,225 0 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  1,425 675 755 5 0 5
        Shanghainese  1,250 530 715 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 645 335 310 5 0 5
        Sindhi  1,770 790 975 5 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,405 715 685 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 775 400 375 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 495 275 225 5 5 0
        Slovak  3,220 1,440 1,780 15 0 5
        Slovenian  1,225 590 640 5 5 5
        Somali  975 495 480 0 0 0
        Spanish  40,795 19,325 21,470 200 75 125
        Swahili  755 390 365 0 0 0
        Swedish  2,740 1,195 1,545 55 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  66,120 25,835 40,285 160 50 110
        Taiwanese  5,675 2,640 3,035 10 5 5
        Tamil  3,135 1,635 1,500 10 5 5
        Telugu  570 295 270 0 0 0
        Thai  2,410 730 1,680 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  200 115 85 0 5 0
        Tigrigna  590 285 300 0 0 0
        Turkish  2,890 1,650 1,235 15 10 5
        Ukrainian  9,680 4,215 5,460 110 50 55
        Urdu  8,450 4,315 4,140 0 0 0
        Vietnamese  25,100 11,745 13,360 145 80 65
        Yiddish  350 185 170 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 15,585 7,455 8,130 60 20 40
  Multiple responses          82,280 39,185 43,095 415 175 235
    English and French  8,600 4,065 4,535 175 80 95
    English and non-official language  68,800 32,875 35,925 215 85 125
    French and non-official language  3,345 1,520 1,830 15 10 10
    English, French and non-official language 1,530 725 805 10 0 5
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 63,110 30,560 32,555
  English only 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190 57,485 27,930 29,560
  French only 2,045 950 1,095 40 20 20
  English and French 296,645 132,940 163,705 5,440 2,540 2,900
  Neither English nor French 144,555 59,590 84,965 140 65 75
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 63,110 30,560 32,550
  English 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885 61,590 29,800 31,795
  French 53,725 26,660 27,065 1,330 675 655
  English and French 16,935 7,710 9,220 60 25 35
  Neither English nor French 142,300 58,510 83,790 130 55 70
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 62,190 30,515 31,680 1,360 685 675
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.4 1.4 1.4 2.2 2.2 2.1
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 63,105 30,555 32,550
  Single responses 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915 62,680 30,365 32,320
    English 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820 61,265 29,685 31,580
    French 16,685 8,015 8,665 455 215 240
    Non-official languages 670,100 317,670 352,430 960 470 495
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 175 85 85 0 5 0
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 135 70 65 0 0 0
        Dene 15 5 5 0 0 0
        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 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 665,750 315,485 350,265 945 460 485
        African languages, n.i.e. 190 80 105 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 1,385 685 690 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi) 120 60 60 0 0 0
        Albanian 700 345 350 5 0 0
        Amharic 555 245 310 0 0 0
        Arabic 7,640 4,065 3,575 5 0 0
        Armenian 490 250 240 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 115 50 65 0 0 0
        Bengali 1,465 715 750 5 5 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,265 540 720 0 0 0
        Bosnian 705 370 340 5 0 5
        Bulgarian 1,085 530 555 0 0 0
        Burmese 585 315 270 0 0 0
        Cantonese 103,550 47,585 55,970 90 45 45
        Chinese, n.o.s. 81,270 37,740 43,525 95 40 55
        Creoles 315 145 165 0 0 0
        Croatian 2,540 1,200 1,340 10 5 5
        Czech 1,570 795 775 20 10 10
        Danish 325 160 170 0 0 0
        Dutch 2,230 1,055 1,175 25 15 10
        Estonian 110 40 70 0 0 0
        Finnish 795 350 445 20 10 5
        Flemish 50 25 20 0 0 0
        Fukien 690 310 380 0 0 0
        German 11,555 5,430 6,120 160 75 85
        Greek 2,105 1,015 1,095 0 0 0
        Gujarati 3,045 1,335 1,710 5 5 5
        Hakka 320 145 175 0 0 5
        Hebrew 780 395 390 0 0 0
        Hindi 12,390 5,900 6,490 0 0 0
        Hungarian 2,560 1,235 1,325 10 5 0
        Ilocano 1,190 530 660 5 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 180 85 85 0 0 0
        Italian 6,250 2,730 3,520 15 5 10
        Japanese 9,540 3,985 5,555 25 10 10
        Khmer (Cambodian) 750 370 385 0 5 0
        Korean 38,810 17,985 20,830 85 40 45
        Kurdish 945 490 460 0 0 0
        Lao 545 270 275 5 5 0
        Latvian 105 50 50 0 0 0
        Lingala 10 5 5 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 65 30 35 0 0 0
        Macedonian 140 70 70 0 0 0
        Malay 1,320 655 660 0 0 0
        Malayalam 690 350 340 0 0 0
        Maltese 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Mandarin 78,070 36,945 41,130 20 10 10
        Marathi 230 120 105 0 0 0
        Nepali 525 275 250 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 140 65 75 0 0 0
        Norwegian 160 80 80 0 0 0
        Oromo 175 80 95 5 0 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 137,390 67,955 69,430 20 10 10
        Pashto 565 295 270 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 24,750 12,095 12,655 0 0 0
        Polish 6,395 3,065 3,330 20 10 10
        Portuguese 5,195 2,405 2,785 15 10 5
        Romanian 4,155 2,050 2,105 5 5 0
        Rundi (Kirundi) 75 30 45 0 0 0
        Russian 12,205 5,880 6,320 10 5 5
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 10 15 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 465 230 235 0 0 0
        Serbian 4,020 2,020 2,000 5 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian 615 300 315 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 555 260 295 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 980 535 450 15 5 10
        Sindhi 675 295 385 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 595 295 300 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 620 315 300 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 80 35 45 0 0 0
        Slovak 1,080 515 570 0 0 0
        Slovenian 165 70 100 0 0 0
        Somali 625 310 315 0 0 0
        Spanish 20,585 10,025 10,555 55 25 30
        Swahili 250 130 125 0 0 0
        Swedish 430 195 235 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 29,380 12,780 16,600 30 15 15
        Taiwanese 2,910 1,390 1,515 0 0 0
        Tamil 1,965 1,010 960 5 0 5
        Telugu 290 145 140 0 0 0
        Thai 845 375 475 5 5 5
        Tibetan languages 100 55 45 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 295 135 160 0 0 0
        Turkish 1,365 725 645 5 0 0
        Ukrainian 1,070 475 595 5 0 0
        Urdu 5,430 2,700 2,730 0 0 0
        Vietnamese 17,270 8,085 9,180 110 60 55
        Yiddish 10 5 5 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,180 2,100 2,075 10 5 10
  Multiple responses         162,820 77,775 85,050 425 195 235
    English and French 4,700 2,240 2,460 75 40 30
    English and non-official language 155,065 74,155 80,905 350 150 200
    French and non-official language 930 435 495 0 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 2,130 940 1,185 5 5 5
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 63,110 30,560 32,550
  None 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615 60,025 29,165 30,860
  Single responses  604,495 287,270 317,220 3,005 1,360 1,645
    English  249,765 122,305 127,455 645 310 335
    French  38,175 17,315 20,865 905 420 490
    Non-official languages  316,550 147,655 168,900 1,455 640 820
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 845 400 445 5 5 5
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  705 335 365 10 5 0
        Dene  30 15 20 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  20 10 5 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Ojibway  80 35 45 0 0 0
        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 1,380 600 780
        African languages, n.i.e 310 165 140 5 0 0
        Afrikaans  1,340 650 690 10 5 5
        Akan (Twi)  260 130 125 0 0 0
        Albanian  405 200 205 0 0 0
        Amharic  460 220 245 0 0 0
        Arabic  3,845 2,280 1,570 5 0 0
        Armenian  320 160 165 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 215 95 125 0 0 0
        Bengali  570 285 285 5 0 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 5 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  920 345 575 5 0 0
        Bosnian  395 190 205 0 0 0
        Bulgarian  495 215 275 0 0 0
        Burmese  235 110 130 5 0 0
        Cantonese  29,240 13,945 15,290 25 15 15
        Chinese, n.o.s.  20,595 9,830 10,760 30 10 15
        Creoles  490 250 235 0 0 0
        Croatian  3,195 1,585 1,615 10 5 5
        Czech  1,940 900 1,045 10 5 5
        Danish  1,705 765 940 30 15 15
        Dutch  6,930 3,130 3,805 110 40 65
        Estonian  235 100 135 0 0 0
        Finnish  1,290 550 740 25 10 10
        Flemish  125 50 70 0 0 0
        Fukien  670 295 380 0 0 0
        German  23,905 10,935 12,970 400 170 230
        Greek  3,310 1,730 1,580 5 5 0
        Gujarati  3,185 1,485 1,705 0 0 0
        Hakka  315 135 175 5 0 0
        Hebrew  1,090 575 515 5 0 0
        Hindi  12,695 6,190 6,505 10 5 5
        Hungarian  2,950 1,405 1,545 5 0 5
        Ilocano  945 360 590 10 5 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 175 90 85 5 0 0
        Italian  9,605 4,715 4,890 40 20 20
        Japanese  9,050 3,635 5,415 45 15 25
        Khmer (Cambodian)  365 170 195 0 0 0
        Korean  6,890 3,125 3,765 25 15 10
        Kurdish  270 160 110 0 0 0
        Lao  410 200 210 5 0 0
        Latvian  120 45 75 0 0 0
        Lingala  65 25 40 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  115 55 60 0 0 0
        Macedonian  60 25 35 0 0 0
        Malay  1,450 645 805 5 0 5
        Malayalam  520 260 260 0 0 0
        Maltese  80 30 50 0 0 0
        Mandarin  17,925 8,150 9,775 25 10 10
        Marathi  125 65 65 0 0 0
        Nepali  155 80 75 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 295 155 135 5 5 0
        Norwegian  715 330 380 5 0 5
        Oromo  65 45 25 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  34,010 17,040 16,970 5 0 5
        Pashto  235 120 120 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  7,025 3,725 3,300 10 5 5
        Polish  5,450 2,475 2,975 30 20 10
        Portuguese  5,640 2,625 3,010 15 5 10
        Romanian  2,410 1,135 1,270 5 5 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  40 25 25 0 0 0
        Russian  6,140 2,715 3,425 25 10 10
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  30 15 15 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 160 85 70 0 0 0
        Serbian  1,855 955 905 0 5 0
        Serbo-Croatian  435 190 245 0 0 0
        Shanghainese  485 215 265 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 865 345 520 20 10 10
        Sindhi  930 400 530 5 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  570 285 290 0 0 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 150 75 75 0 0 0
        Slovak  1,035 400 635 5 0 5
        Slovenian  345 155 190 0 0 0
        Somali  365 190 175 0 0 0
        Spanish  20,930 10,065 10,865 225 95 125
        Swahili  580 280 300 5 0 0
        Swedish  1,220 535 680 20 5 15
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  24,810 9,040 15,775 85 20 60
        Taiwanese  2,675 1,275 1,395 0 0 0
        Tamil  910 480 430 0 0 0
        Telugu  195 100 95 0 0 0
        Thai  1,110 370 740 15 0 15
        Tibetan languages  45 30 25 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  175 85 90 0 0 0
        Turkish  1,020 575 445 0 5 0
        Ukrainian  1,930 830 1,100 20 10 10
        Urdu  2,425 1,260 1,170 0 0 0
        Vietnamese  5,945 2,880 3,060 20 15 10
        Yiddish  90 35 50 5 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 10,345 4,910 5,435 65 35 30
  Multiple responses          11,455 5,320 6,130 80 30 45
    English and French  1,090 495 595 5 0 5
    English and non-official language  4,540 2,185 2,350 15 5 10
    French and non-official language  5,760 2,610 3,145 55 25 35
    English, French and non-official language  70 30 40 0 0 0

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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.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (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. British Columbia (Code 59) and Comox Valley, British Columbia (Code 5926) (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 13, 2017).

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