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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Sidney, T - British Columbia

Map of Sidney, T (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Sidney, T

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Sidney, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Sidney, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
53
Nat. rank
355

In 2011, Sidney (Town) had a population of 11,178, representing a percentage change of -1.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 5.12 square kilometres with a population density of 2,183.6 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, Sidney (Town) had 5,328 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Sidney (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Victoria.

Population and dwelling counts

Sidney (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Sidney (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
North Saanich, B.C. DM 11,089 10,823 2.5
Capital G, B.C. RDA 4,868 5,101 -4.6

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

Sidney, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Sidney, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 10.3% 11.8% 9.2%
15 to 64 52.7% 54.8% 50.9%
65 and over 36.9% 33.4% 39.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Sidney, T was 36.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 52.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 10.3%. 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.

Sidney, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Sidney, T – 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 11,180 11,315 -135 -1.2
0 to 14 1,155 1,315 -160 -12.2
15 to 64 5,890 6,000 -110 -1.8
65 and over 4,125 4,005 120 3.0
Males
Total 5,015 4,985 30 0.6
0 to 14 590 645 -55 -8.5
15 to 64 2,750 2,800 -50 -1.8
65 and over 1,675 1,540 135 8.8
Females
Total 6,165 6,330 -165 -2.6
0 to 14 570 675 -105 -15.6
15 to 64 3,140 3,195 -55 -1.7
65 and over 2,455 2,460 -5 -0.2

Sidney, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Sidney, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 11,180 5,015 6,165
0 to 4 years 350 175 170
5 to 9 years 375 210 170
10 to 14 years 435 200 230
15 to 19 years 485 235 250
20 to 24 years 395 215 190
25 to 29 years 380 190 190
30 to 34 years 420 205 210
35 to 39 years 455 220 235
40 to 44 years 540 240 300
45 to 49 years 705 330 375
50 to 54 years 740 325 415
55 to 59 years 815 355 460
60 to 64 years 950 435 520
65 to 69 years 830 370 455
70 to 74 years 715 320 395
75 to 79 years 710 300 410
80 to 84 years 770 290 480
85 years and over 1,100 390 710
Median age 56.9 54.3 58.8

Sidney, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Sidney, T was 56.9 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Sidney, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Sidney, T 55.0 56.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Sidney was 3,230, which represents a change of 0.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Sidney, 75.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.2% were common-law-couples and 14.7% were lone-parent families.

Sidney – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Sidney, T 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
Sidney, T 3,230 2,425 75.1 330 10.2 475 14.7 0.0
North Saanich, DM 3,755 3,070 81.8 355 9.5 335 8.9 5.0
Capital G, RDA 1,540 1,110 72.1 285 18.5 135 8.8 -3.4

Sidney – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Sidney, 26.9% 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 * 645
Married couples without children * 1,775
Common-law-couples with children * 95
Common-law-couples without children * 235

Sidney – Marital status

In Sidney, 57.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.6%) or living with a common-law partner (6.6%).

The remaining 42.9% 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, Sidney, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Sidney, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 10,015 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,730 57.2 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 5,065 50.6 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 665 6.6 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,295 42.9 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,730 17.3 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 270 2.7 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 940 9.4 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,355 13.5 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Sidney – Types of private households

There were 5,330 private households3 in Sidney in 2011, a change of 2.6% from 2006. Of these, 13.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -8.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Sidney, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Sidney, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 5,330 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
720 13.5 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,945 36.5 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 440 8.3 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,010 37.7 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 65 1.2 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 155 2.9 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Sidney – Structural type of dwelling

In Sidney, 39.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 1.9% 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, Sidney, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Sidney, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 5,325 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,095 39.3 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 435 8.2 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 495 9.3 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 100 1.9 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,530 28.7 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 655 12.3 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.3 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.1 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Sidney, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Sidney, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Sidney, T - 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 Sidney, 89.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.6% reported French only, and 8.5% 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, 95.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 2.5% 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 Sidney, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 11,035 100.0 11,035 100.0
English 9,825 89.0 10,560 95.7
French 180 1.6 40 0.4
Non-official language 935 8.5 275 2.5
Multiple responses 100 0.9 170 1.5
Table 13 Sidney, T – 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 99.9 99.7 0.2
French 41.5 22.0 19.5
Non-official language 60.1 37.9 22.2

Sidney, T – Non-official languages

In Sidney, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.6%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (1.3%) and Dutch (1.0%), 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 Sidney, T – 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.
German 175 17.2 1.6
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 140 13.8 1.3
Dutch 115 11.3 1.0
Chinese, n.o.s. 50 4.9 0.5
Spanish 40 3.9 0.4
Ukrainian 40 3.9 0.4

Sidney, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Sidney, T – 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 7.5 6.1 91.4 7.0
0 to 19 10.5 10.5 150.0 5.6
20 to 44 8.1 7.5 83.3 5.1
45 to 64 6.8 5.1 100.0 7.5
65 and over 6.7 4.4 88.2 7.8
Table 16 Sidney, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 11,035 100.0
English only 10,160 92.1
French only 0 0.0
English and French 850 7.7
Neither English nor French 20 0.2

Symbols:

···
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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