Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Burnaby, CY - British Columbia

Map of Burnaby, CY (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Burnaby, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Burnaby, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Burnaby, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
3
Nat. rank
20

In 2011, Burnaby (City) had a population of 223,218, representing a percentage change of 10.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 90.61 square kilometres with a population density of 2,463.5 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 922,509.29 square kilometres with a population density of 4.8 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Burnaby (City) had 86,839 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 11.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Burnaby (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Vancouver.

Population and dwelling counts

Burnaby (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Burnaby (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Richmond, B.C. CY 190,473 174,461 9.2
Vancouver, B.C. CY 603,502 578,041 4.4
New Westminster, B.C. CY 65,976 58,549 12.7
Coquitlam, B.C. CY 126,456 114,565 10.4
Port Moody, B.C. CY 32,975 27,512 19.9
North Vancouver, B.C. DM 84,412 82,562 2.2

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Langford CY 29,228 22,459 30.1
Lake Country DM 11,708 9,606 21.9
Port Moody CY 32,975 27,512 19.9
Kent DM 5,664 4,738 E 19.5
Surrey CY 468,251 394,976 18.6

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Kitimat DM 8,335 8,987 -7.3
Peace River D RDA 5,479 5,749 -4.7
Esquimalt DM 16,209 16,840 -3.7
Hope DM 5,969 6,185 -3.5
Okanagan-Similkameen D RDA 5,717 5,913 -3.3

Age and sex

Burnaby, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Burnaby, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.9% 14.6% 13.3%
15 to 64 72.2% 72.5% 72.0%
65 and over 13.8% 12.9% 14.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Burnaby, CY was 13.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 72.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.9%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Burnaby, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Burnaby, CY – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 223,220 202,800 20,420 10.1
0 to 14 31,120 29,845 1,275 4.3
15 to 64 161,195 144,820 16,375 11.3
65 and over 30,900 28,135 2,765 9.8
Males
Total 109,250 98,775 10,475 10.6
0 to 14 16,005 15,295 710 4.6
15 to 64 79,175 71,030 8,145 11.5
65 and over 14,070 12,445 1,625 13.1
Females
Total 113,970 104,025 9,945 9.6
0 to 14 15,120 14,550 570 3.9
15 to 64 82,025 73,785 8,240 11.2
65 and over 16,825 15,685 1,140 7.3

Burnaby, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Burnaby, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 223,220 109,250 113,970
0 to 4 years 10,805 5,615 5,190
5 to 9 years 9,900 5,055 4,850
10 to 14 years 10,415 5,335 5,080
15 to 19 years 13,130 6,805 6,320
20 to 24 years 17,625 9,075 8,550
25 to 29 years 18,100 9,140 8,965
30 to 34 years 16,410 8,150 8,265
35 to 39 years 15,915 7,640 8,275
40 to 44 years 17,240 8,145 9,095
45 to 49 years 18,270 8,785 9,485
50 to 54 years 16,970 8,155 8,820
55 to 59 years 15,005 7,235 7,775
60 to 64 years 12,535 6,055 6,480
65 to 69 years 8,710 4,250 4,460
70 to 74 years 7,330 3,370 3,960
75 to 79 years 6,050 2,850 3,205
80 to 84 years 4,530 2,010 2,520
85 years and over 4,280 1,595 2,690
Median age 39.8 38.6 40.8

Burnaby, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Burnaby, CY was 39.8 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Burnaby, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Burnaby, CY 39.1 39.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Burnaby was 61,365, which represents a change of 9.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Burnaby, 74.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 9.2% were common-law-couples and 16.2% were lone-parent families.

Burnaby – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Burnaby, CY and neighbouring census subdivisions – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
British Columbia  1,238,155 887,990 71.7 160,360 13.0 189,805 15.3 6.6
Burnaby, CY 61,365 45,795 74.6 5,620 9.2 9,950 16.2 9.5
Richmond, CY 55,400 43,270 78.1 3,210 5.8 8,920 16.1 10.3
Vancouver, CY 151,330 103,025 68.1 23,580 15.6 24,720 16.3 3.9
New Westminster, CY 17,290 11,740 67.9 2,795 16.2 2,755 15.9 10.9
Coquitlam, CY 35,880 27,345 76.2 2,990 8.3 5,545 15.5 11.5
Port Moody, CY 9,605 7,150 74.4 1,125 11.7 1,330 13.8 18.7
North Vancouver, DM 24,355 19,065 78.3 2,060 8.5 3,230 13.3 2.3

Burnaby – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Burnaby, 48.4% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 23,450
Married couples without children * 22,345
Common-law-couples with children * 1,430
Common-law-couples without children * 4,190

Burnaby – Marital status

In Burnaby, 55.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (49.7%) or living with a common-law partner (5.9%).

The remaining 44.4% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 9 Canada, British Columbia, Burnaby, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Burnaby, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 192,095 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 106,815 55.6 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 95,525 49.7 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 11,295 5.9 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 85,280 44.4 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 60,135 31.3 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 4,570 2.4 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 11,010 5.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 9,560 5.0 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Burnaby – Types of private households

There were 86,840 private households3 in Burnaby in 2011, a change of 11.3% from 2006. Of these, 26.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 4.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Burnaby, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Burnaby, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 86,840 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
22,820 26.3 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
23,300 26.8 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 8,830 10.2 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 23,655 27.2 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 3,090 3.6 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 5,150 5.9 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Burnaby – Structural type of dwelling

In Burnaby, 24.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 21.9% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, British Columbia, Burnaby, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Burnaby, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 86,840 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 21,360 24.6 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 2,735 3.1 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 7,775 9.0 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 19,055 21.9 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 23,180 26.7 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 12,670 14.6 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 55 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 15 0.0 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Burnaby, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Burnaby, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Burnaby, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Burnaby, 42.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 53.9% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 70.3% for English only, 1.3% for French only and 26.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 58.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 34.2% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 80.5% for only English, 0.4% for only French and 15.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Burnaby, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 221,460 100.0 221,460 100.0
English 93,430 42.2 128,910 58.2
French 1,680 0.8 615 0.3
Non-official language 119,440 53.9 75,750 34.2
Multiple responses 6,920 3.1 16,190 7.3
Table 13 Burnaby, CY – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 98.6 97.0 1.6
French 54.0 31.6 22.4
Non-official language 84.7 66.4 18.3

Burnaby, CY – Non-official languages

In Burnaby, the three most common mother tongues were Mandarin (8.8%), Chinese, n.o.s. (8.4%) and Cantonese (8.3%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Panjabi (Punjabi) (4.5%), Cantonese (3.2%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (2.9%).

Table 14 Burnaby, CY – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Mandarin 19,425 15.4 8.8
Chinese, n.o.s. 18,605 14.8 8.4
Cantonese 18,475 14.7 8.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,625 6.1 3.4
Korean 7,385 5.9 3.3

Burnaby, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Burnaby, CY – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 5.2 6.4 88.1 3.0
0 to 19 7.3 7.7 81.3 6.1
20 to 44 6.0 8.1 93.1 3.2
45 to 64 3.8 4.5 89.6 2.0
65 and over 2.6 2.3 78.9 1.6
Table 16 Burnaby, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 221,460 100.0
English only 194,970 88.0
French only 135 0.1
English and French 11,870 5.4
Neither English nor French 14,485 6.5

Symbols:

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not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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