NHS Profile, British Columbia, 2011

NHS data

NHS data

Select a table view
NHS data, British Columbia. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic British Columbia

(Province)
Total Male Female
Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Total number of occupied private dwellings by condition of dwellingNational Household Survey data footnote 98 1,764,630 ... ...
Only regular maintenance or minor repairs needed 1,636,875 ... ...
Major repairs needed 127,760 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by period of constructionNational Household Survey data footnote 99 1,764,630 ... ...
1960 or before 282,675 ... ...
1961 to 1980 551,655 ... ...
1981 to 1990 308,450 ... ...
1991 to 2000 329,780 ... ...
2001 to 2005 133,235 ... ...
2006 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 100 158,845 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by number of roomsNational Household Survey data footnote 101 1,764,635 ... ...
1 to 4 rooms 548,705 ... ...
5 rooms 259,775 ... ...
6 rooms 227,360 ... ...
7 rooms 190,065 ... ...
8 or more rooms 538,720 ... ...
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6.2 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by number of bedroomsNational Household Survey data footnote 102 1,764,630 ... ...
0 to 1 bedroom 313,575 ... ...
2 bedrooms 472,285 ... ...
3 bedrooms 499,495 ... ...
4 or more bedrooms 479,280 ... ...
Household characteristics
Total number of private households by tenureNational Household Survey data footnote 103 1,764,630 ... ...
Owner 1,234,710 ... ...
Renter 524,995 ... ...
Band housing 4,920 ... ...
Total number of private households by condominium statusNational Household Survey data footnote 104 1,764,630 ... ...
Part of a condominium development 397,105 ... ...
Not part of a condominium development 1,367,530 ... ...
Total number of private households by number of household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 105 1,764,635 ... ...
1 household maintainer 1,038,910 ... ...
2 household maintainers 673,945 ... ...
3 or more household maintainers 51,775 ... ...
Total number of private households by age group of primary household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 106 1,764,635 ... ...
Under 25 years 57,815 ... ...
25 to 34 years 235,955 ... ...
35 to 44 years 308,825 ... ...
45 to 54 years 396,785 ... ...
55 to 64 years 354,395 ... ...
65 to 74 years 220,365 ... ...
75 years and over 190,500 ... ...
Total number of private households by number of persons per roomNational Household Survey data footnote 107 1,764,635 ... ...
One person or fewer per room 1,716,855 ... ...
More than one person per room 47,780 ... ...
Total number of private households by housing suitabilityNational Household Survey data footnote 108 1,764,630 ... ...
Suitable 1,645,475 ... ...
Not suitable 119,150 ... ...

Symbols

... not applicable

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 98 referrer

Footnote 99

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

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 99 referrer

Footnote 100

Includes data up to May 10, 2011.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 100 referrer

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).

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 101 referrer

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 102 referrer

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).

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 103 referrer

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 104 referrer

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 105 referrer

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 106 referrer

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 107 referrer

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.

Return to National Household Survey data footnote 108 referrer

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. British Columbia (Code 59) (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 December 18, 2017).

Data source

2011 National Household Survey

NHS data quality

British Columbia

  • Global non-response rate (GNR) = 26.1%
  • Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

Download current NHS table

  •  CSV (approx. 70 kb)
  •  TAB (approx. 70 kb)

Download NHS data for a complete geographic level

Census data

Census data

Select a table view
Census data, British Columbia. Table summary
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

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

Symbols

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

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

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.

Return to census data footnote 1 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 2 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 3 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 4 referrer

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'.

Return to census data footnote 5 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 6 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 7 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 8 referrer

Footnote 9

Non-relatives may be present.

Return to census data footnote 9 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 10 referrer

Footnote 11

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

Return to census data footnote 11 referrer

Footnote 12

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

Return to census data footnote 12 referrer

Footnote 13

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

Return to census data footnote 13 referrer

Footnote 14

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

Return to census data footnote 14 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 15 referrer

Footnote 16

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

Return to census data footnote 16 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 17 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 18 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 19 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 20 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 21 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 22 referrer

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.

Return to census data footnote 23 referrer

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. British Columbia (Code 59) (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 December 18, 2017).

Data source

2011 Census of Population

Census data quality

British Columbia

  • Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

Download current census table

  •  CSV (approx. 50 kb)
  •  TAB (approx. 50 kb)

Download census data for complete geographic level

Related links

Map

Map

Map: British Columbia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: British Columbia (Province)

  • Canada
    • British Columbia (Province)

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

Related data

Date modified: