NHS Profile, Vancouver, CY, British Columbia, 2011

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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Total Male Female
Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Total number of occupied private dwellings by condition of dwellingNational Household Survey data footnote 98 264,570 ... ...
Only regular maintenance or minor repairs needed 243,125 ... ...
Major repairs needed 21,445 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by period of constructionNational Household Survey data footnote 99 264,575 ... ...
1960 or before 73,615 ... ...
1961 to 1980 68,460 ... ...
1981 to 1990 37,795 ... ...
1991 to 2000 43,275 ... ...
2001 to 2005 21,085 ... ...
2006 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 100 20,340 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by number of roomsNational Household Survey data footnote 101 264,570 ... ...
1 to 4 rooms 148,370 ... ...
5 rooms 34,275 ... ...
6 rooms 21,700 ... ...
7 rooms 15,825 ... ...
8 or more rooms 44,400 ... ...
Average number of rooms per dwelling 4.8 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by number of bedroomsNational Household Survey data footnote 102 264,575 ... ...
0 to 1 bedroom 107,395 ... ...
2 bedrooms 70,095 ... ...
3 bedrooms 36,960 ... ...
4 or more bedrooms 50,115 ... ...
Household characteristics
Total number of private households by tenureNational Household Survey data footnote 103 264,570 ... ...
Owner 128,440 ... ...
Renter 136,135 ... ...
Band housing 0 ... ...
Total number of private households by condominium statusNational Household Survey data footnote 104 264,570 ... ...
Part of a condominium development 86,410 ... ...
Not part of a condominium development 178,160 ... ...
Total number of private households by number of household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 105 264,575 ... ...
1 household maintainer 167,305 ... ...
2 household maintainers 86,745 ... ...
3 or more household maintainers 10,525 ... ...
Total number of private households by age group of primary household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 106 264,570 ... ...
Under 25 years 12,400 ... ...
25 to 34 years 53,215 ... ...
35 to 44 years 52,845 ... ...
45 to 54 years 54,055 ... ...
55 to 64 years 44,510 ... ...
65 to 74 years 24,705 ... ...
75 years and over 22,840 ... ...
Total number of private households by number of persons per roomNational Household Survey data footnote 107 264,575 ... ...
One person or fewer per room 253,250 ... ...
More than one person per room 11,325 ... ...
Total number of private households by housing suitabilityNational Household Survey data footnote 108 264,575 ... ...
Suitable 235,900 ... ...
Not suitable 28,675 ... ...

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National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 98

Condition of dwelling - Refers to whether the dwelling is in need of repairs. This does not include desirable remodelling or additions.

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Footnote 99

Period of construction - Refers to the period in time during which the building or dwelling was originally constructed.

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Footnote 100

Includes data up to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 101

Rooms - Refers to enclosed areas within a private dwelling which are finished and suitable for year round living. The number of rooms of a private dwelling includes kitchens, bedrooms and finished rooms in the attic or basement. The number of rooms of a private dwelling excludes bathrooms, halls, vestibules and rooms used solely for business purposes. Partially divided rooms are considered to be separate rooms if they are considered as such by the respondent (e.g., L-shaped dining room and living room arrangements).

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Footnote 102

Bedrooms - Refers to rooms in a private dwelling that are designed mainly for sleeping purposes even if they are now used for other purposes, such as guest rooms and television rooms. Also included are rooms used as bedrooms now, even if they were not originally built as bedrooms, such as bedrooms in a finished basement. Bedrooms exclude rooms designed for another use during the day such as dining rooms and living rooms even if they may be used for sleeping purposes at night. By definition, one-room private dwellings such as studio apartments have zero bedrooms.

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Footnote 103

Tenure - Refers to whether the household owns or rents their private dwelling, or whether the dwelling is band housing (on an Indian reserve or settlement).

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Footnote 104

Condominium status - Refers to whether the private dwelling is part of a condominium development. A condominium is a residential complex in which dwellings are owned individually while land and common elements are held in joint ownership with others.

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Footnote 105

Household maintainer - Refers to whether or not a person residing in the household is responsible for paying the rent, or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity or other services or utilities. Where a number of people may contribute to the payments, more than one person in the household may be identified as a household maintainer. If no person in the household is identified as making such payments, the reference person is identified by default.

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Footnote 106

Primary household maintainer - First person in the household identified as someone who pays the rent or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity bill, and so on, for the dwelling. The order of the persons in a household is determined by the order in which the respondent lists the persons on the questionnaire. Generally, an adult is listed first followed, if applicable, by that person's spouse or common-law partner and by their children. The order does not necessarily correspond to the proportion of household payments made by the person. Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 107

Persons per room - Refers to an indicator of the level of crowding in a private dwelling. It is calculated by dividing the number of persons in the household by the number of rooms in the dwelling.

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Footnote 108

Housing suitability - Housing suitability refers to whether a private household is living in suitable accommodations according to the National Occupancy Standard (NOS); that is, whether the dwelling has enough bedrooms for the size and composition of the household. A household is deemed to be living in suitable accommodations if its dwelling has enough bedrooms, as calculated using the National Occupancy Standard. Housing suitability assesses the required number of bedrooms for a household based on the age, sex, and relationships among household members. An alternative variable, the number of persons per room, considers all rooms in a private dwelling and the number of household members. Housing suitability and the National Occupancy Standard (NOS) on which it is based were developed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) through consultations with provincial housing agencies.

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Vancouver, CY, British Columbia (Code 5915022) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed September 25, 2017).

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Census data, Vancouver, CY, British Columbia. Table summary
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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 603,502 ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ... ...
Land area (square km) 114.97 ... ...
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ... ...
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ... ...
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ... ...
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ... ...
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ... ...
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 151,330 ... ...
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 126,610 ... ...
Married couples 103,030 ... ...
Without children at home 43,510 ... ...
With children at home 59,520 ... ...
1 child 25,375 ... ...
2 children 25,655 ... ...
3 or more children 8,495 ... ...
Common-law couples 23,580 ... ...
Without children at home 19,305 ... ...
With children at home 4,270 ... ...
1 child 2,450 ... ...
2 children 1,420 ... ...
3 or more children 405 ... ...
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 24,725 ... ...
Female parent 20,120 ... ...
1 child 13,055 ... ...
2 children 5,435 ... ...
3 or more children 1,630 ... ...
Male parent 4,600 ... ...
1 child 3,160 ... ...
2 children 1,135 ... ...
3 or more children 305 ... ...
Total children in census families in private households 146,430 ... ...
Under six years of age 29,245 ... ...
6 to 14 years 41,480 ... ...
15 to 17 years 16,065 ... ...
18 to 24 years 31,885 ... ...
25 years and over 27,755 ... ...
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ... ...
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 590,205 288,095 302,110
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ... ...
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 75,360 34,360 41,000
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ... ...
Census-family households 142,960 ... ...
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ... ...
Without children 52,895 ... ...
With children 50,985 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ... ...
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ... ...
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ... ...
Without children 3,300 ... ...
With children 6,520 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ... ...
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ... ...
Non-census-family households 121,615 ... ...
One-person households 101,205 ... ...
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 264,575 ... ...
Single-detached house 47,530 ... ...
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ... ...
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ... ...
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ... ...
Semi-detached house 4,000 ... ...
Row house 9,040 ... ...
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ... ...
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ... ...
Other single-attached house 390 ... ...
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 264,570 ... ...
1 person 101,205 ... ...
2 persons 81,465 ... ...
3 persons 34,770 ... ...
4 persons 28,070 ... ...
5 persons 10,985 ... ...
6 or more persons 8,070 ... ...
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ... ...
Average number of persons in private households 2.2 ... ...
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55
        Dene  10 10 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5
        Inuktitut  5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0
        Ojibway  30 10 15
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 268,345 123,780 144,565
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25
        Afrikaans  220 120 100
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40
        Albanian  130 70 60
        Amharic  305 160 135
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015
        Armenian  275 140 135
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30
        Bengali  880 465 420
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650
        Bosnian  225 110 115
        Bulgarian  465 210 260
        Burmese  340 175 165
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150
        Creoles  70 40 35
        Croatian  1,320 635 680
        Czech  855 435 420
        Danish  435 205 230
        Dutch  1,350 675 670
        Estonian  130 50 80
        Finnish  410 150 260
        Flemish  40 30 10
        Fukien  545 245 305
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110
        Gujarati  960 430 530
        Hakka  405 180 225
        Hebrew  830 460 365
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525
        Kurdish  385 210 175
        Lao  105 50 55
        Latvian  135 60 75
        Lingala  10 10 5
        Lithuanian  85 35 50
        Macedonian  60 25 40
        Malay  995 495 495
        Malayalam  325 160 165
        Maltese  20 10 5
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955
        Marathi  80 45 30
        Nepali  140 80 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20
        Norwegian  205 95 110
        Oromo  75 45 30
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745
        Pashto  125 70 50
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730
        Romanian  1,145 525 620
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255
        Shanghainese  460 185 275
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35
        Sindhi  245 105 140
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40
        Slovak  480 205 270
        Slovenian  155 85 75
        Somali  130 70 60
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270
        Swahili  110 60 50
        Swedish  440 200 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880
        Tamil  1,400 760 635
        Telugu  95 55 40
        Thai  665 255 410
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15
        Tigrigna  120 60 65
        Turkish  815 475 340
        Ukrainian  890 355 530
        Urdu  700 375 325
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600
        Yiddish  185 90 100
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965
    English and French  1,500 760 745
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625
    French and non-official language  755 345 410
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825
  French only 430 205 225
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,510 304,215
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10
        Atikamekw   0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10
        Dene 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 168,770 77,985 90,790
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5
        Afrikaans 60 30 30
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15
        Albanian 55 25 25
        Amharic 130 65 70
        Arabic 1,660 955 710
        Armenian 90 45 45
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5
        Bengali 560 280 275
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205
        Bosnian 115 65 55
        Bulgarian 215 95 120
        Burmese 225 125 105
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580
        Creoles 45 20 25
        Croatian 475 225 250
        Czech 190 95 90
        Danish 50 25 25
        Dutch 135 60 75
        Estonian 20 10 15
        Finnish 95 40 60
        Flemish 15 10 5
        Fukien 165 70 100
        German 1,100 530 570
        Greek 955 440 510
        Gujarati 485 205 275
        Hakka 115 55 60
        Hebrew 350 175 170
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015
        Hungarian 335 145 185
        Ilocano 525 240 290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035
        Kurdish 215 105 110
        Lao 30 10 15
        Latvian 40 15 20
        Lingala 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 20 10 10
        Macedonian 35 15 20
        Malay 395 205 185
        Malayalam 205 100 105
        Maltese 5 5 0
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135
        Marathi 30 20 10
        Nepali 85 50 35
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10
        Norwegian 35 15 10
        Oromo 40 25 15
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370
        Pashto 90 50 45
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985
        Polish 860 390 470
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800
        Romanian 445 220 230
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10
        Serbian 1,325 645 685
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125
        Shanghainese 195 85 110
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45
        Sindhi 75 30 50
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 65 35 35
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15
        Slovak 125 60 65
        Slovenian 15 10 10
        Somali 70 35 40
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680
        Swahili 45 25 25
        Swedish 120 55 60
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460
        Taiwanese 765 365 400
        Tamil 1,035 550 485
        Telugu 45 30 15
        Thai 270 125 145
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5
        Tigrigna 60 30 35
        Turkish 370 195 175
        Ukrainian 140 60 80
        Urdu 400 200 205
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955
        Yiddish 5 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775
    English and French 885 475 415
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975
    French and non-official language 255 125 130
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40
        Dene  5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5
        Ojibway  20 10 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 72,660 34,020 38,640
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10
        Afrikaans  130 65 60
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20
        Albanian  45 25 20
        Amharic  105 60 50
        Arabic  735 500 230
        Armenian  80 45 35
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15
        Bengali  190 90 100
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140
        Bosnian  80 35 45
        Bulgarian  150 65 85
        Burmese  90 45 45
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935
        Creoles  35 20 15
        Croatian  505 230 270
        Czech  330 155 175
        Danish  160 80 85
        Dutch  455 220 235
        Estonian  30 15 20
        Finnish  140 45 95
        Flemish  10 5 5
        Fukien  195 80 110
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465
        Greek  1,165 585 580
        Gujarati  350 155 195
        Hakka  135 65 75
        Hebrew  510 260 255
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035
        Hungarian  430 200 235
        Ilocano  380 140 240
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20
        Italian  1,925 945 980
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45
        Korean  1,545 615 925
        Kurdish  85 50 35
        Lao  45 25 20
        Latvian  30 10 20
        Lingala  5 5 0
        Lithuanian  25 15 15
        Macedonian  5 5 5
        Malay  385 195 195
        Malayalam  95 45 45
        Maltese  10 5 5
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150
        Marathi  25 10 15
        Nepali  15 10 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5
        Norwegian  80 40 40
        Oromo  10 10 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815
        Pashto  25 15 10
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705
        Polish  905 405 500
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645
        Romanian  355 140 215
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5
        Russian  1,035 440 590
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5
        Serbian  510 250 260
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75
        Shanghainese  170 80 90
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35
        Sindhi  120 55 60
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10
        Slovak  175 55 125
        Slovenian  50 20 25
        Somali  45 20 25
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600
        Swahili  75 40 35
        Swedish  215 105 110
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025
        Taiwanese  680 320 365
        Tamil  290 170 120
        Telugu  40 20 20
        Thai  255 95 150
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5
        Tigrigna  40 15 20
        Turkish  280 160 120
        Ukrainian  245 110 135
        Urdu  195 110 90
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225
        Yiddish  45 15 25
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490
    English and French  240 110 130
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

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

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

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

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

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

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Vancouver, CY, British Columbia (Code 5915022) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released June 26, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed September 25, 2017).

Data source

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