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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Central Saanich, DM - British Columbia

Map of Central Saanich, DM (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Central Saanich, DM

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Central Saanich, DM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Central Saanich, DM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
42
Nat. rank
256

In 2011, Central Saanich (District municipality) had a population of 15,936, representing a percentage change of 1.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 41.33 square kilometres with a population density of 385.6 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, Central Saanich (District municipality) had 6,597 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Central Saanich (District municipality) is part of the census metropolitan area of Victoria.

Population and dwelling counts

Central Saanich (District municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Central Saanich (District municipality) – 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
Saanich, B.C. DM 109,752 108,265 1.4
Capital G, B.C. RDA 4,868 5,101 -4.6
Capital H (Part 1), B.C. RDA 4,173 4,250 -1.8
East Saanich 2, B.C. IRI 1,709 1,637 4.4
South Saanich 1, B.C. IRI 818 571 43.3

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

Central Saanich, DM – Age distribution

Table 4 Central Saanich, DM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.2% 13.5% 13.0%
15 to 64 65.3% 65.9% 64.6%
65 and over 21.5% 20.5% 22.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Central Saanich, DM was 21.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 65.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.2%. 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.

Central Saanich, DM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Central Saanich, DM – 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 15,935 15,745 190 1.2
0 to 14 2,105 2,470 -365 -14.8
15 to 64 10,400 10,335 65 0.6
65 and over 3,430 2,940 490 16.7
Males
Total 7,650 7,590 60 0.8
0 to 14 1,030 1,235 -205 -16.6
15 to 64 5,045 5,010 35 0.7
65 and over 1,570 1,345 225 16.7
Females
Total 8,285 8,155 130 1.6
0 to 14 1,080 1,235 -155 -12.6
15 to 64 5,350 5,320 30 0.6
65 and over 1,860 1,595 265 16.6

Central Saanich, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Central Saanich, DM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 15,935 7,650 8,285
0 to 4 years 555 275 280
5 to 9 years 685 345 340
10 to 14 years 865 405 460
15 to 19 years 1,120 600 520
20 to 24 years 815 450 365
25 to 29 years 605 315 295
30 to 34 years 655 305 350
35 to 39 years 730 350 380
40 to 44 years 910 410 500
45 to 49 years 1,270 595 680
50 to 54 years 1,490 705 785
55 to 59 years 1,410 670 740
60 to 64 years 1,390 655 735
65 to 69 years 990 495 490
70 to 74 years 720 335 380
75 to 79 years 575 270 300
80 to 84 years 550 240 310
85 years and over 595 230 365
Median age 49.1 48.3 49.8

Central Saanich, DM – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Central Saanich, DM was 49.1 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Central Saanich, DM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Central Saanich, DM 45.8 49.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Central Saanich was 4,865, which represents a change of 2.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Central Saanich, 77.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.3% were common-law-couples and 12.3% were lone-parent families.

Central Saanich – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Central Saanich, DM 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
Central Saanich, DM 4,865 3,765 77.4 500 10.3 600 12.3 2.7
North Saanich, DM 3,755 3,070 81.8 355 9.5 335 8.9 5.0
Saanich, DM 31,310 22,765 72.7 3,720 11.9 4,820 15.4 0.4
Capital G, RDA 1,540 1,110 72.1 285 18.5 135 8.8 -3.4
Capital H (Part 1), RDA 1,345 970 72.1 250 18.6 120 8.9 2.7
East Saanich 2, IRI 530 345 65.1 100 18.9 90 17.0 2.9
South Saanich 1, IRI 195 70 35.9 50 25.6 75 38.5 0.0

Central Saanich – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Central Saanich, 39.2% 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 * 1,515
Married couples without children * 2,250
Common-law-couples with children * 155
Common-law-couples without children * 345

Central Saanich – Marital status

In Central Saanich, 62.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.5%) or living with a common-law partner (7.2%).

The remaining 37.3% 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, Central Saanich, DM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Central Saanich, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 13,830 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 8,675 62.7 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 7,675 55.5 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,000 7.2 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 5,160 37.3 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,955 21.4 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 290 2.1 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 980 7.1 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 925 6.7 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Central Saanich – Types of private households

There were 6,600 private households3 in Central Saanich in 2011, a change of 5.8% from 2006. Of these, 24.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -10.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Central Saanich, DM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Central Saanich, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 6,600 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,615 24.5 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,450 37.1 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 550 8.3 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,690 25.6 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 125 1.9 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 165 2.5 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Central Saanich – Structural type of dwelling

In Central Saanich, 59.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.1% 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, Central Saanich, DM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Central Saanich, DM British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 6,595 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,910 59.3 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 155 2.4 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 650 9.9 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.1 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 775 11.8 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,060 16.1 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 15 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 25 0.4 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Central Saanich, DM – Mother tongue

Chart J: Central Saanich, DM - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Central Saanich, DM - 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 Central Saanich, 90.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 8.2% 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, 96.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 2.2% 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 Central Saanich, DM – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 15,730 100.0 15,730 100.0
English 14,170 90.1 15,215 96.7
French 190 1.2 40 0.3
Non-official language 1,285 8.2 340 2.2
Multiple responses 90 0.6 135 0.9
Table 13 Central Saanich, DM – 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 99.9 0.0
French 42.9 19.0 23.8
Non-official language 57.4 30.7 26.7

Central Saanich, DM – Non-official languages

In Central Saanich, the three most common mother tongues were German (1.5%), Dutch (1.0%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (0.9%), 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 Central Saanich, DM – 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 235 17.3 1.5
Dutch 155 11.4 1.0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 135 10.0 0.9
Spanish 80 5.9 0.5
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 65 4.8 0.4

Central Saanich, DM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Central Saanich, DM – 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 9.1 8.1 86.8 8.2
0 to 19 17.0 16.6 100.0 17.6
20 to 44 10.0 9.2 100.0 8.9
45 to 64 6.5 5.1 94.1 6.8
65 and over 4.5 2.9 80.0 7.4
Table 16 Central Saanich, DM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 15,730 100.0
English only 14,230 90.5
French only 15 0.1
English and French 1,445 9.2
Neither English nor French 45 0.3

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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