Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Langford, CY - British Columbia

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

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
28
Nat. rank
147

In 2011, Langford (City) had a population of 29,228, representing a percentage change of 30.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 39.94 square kilometres with a population density of 731.9 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, Langford (City) had 11,680 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 35.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Langford (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Victoria.

Population and dwelling counts

Langford (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Langford (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Colwood, B.C. CY 16,093 14,687 9.6
Metchosin, B.C. DM 4,803 4,795 0.2
View Royal, B.C. T 9,381 8,768 7.0
Highlands, B.C. DM 2,120 1,903 11.4
Capital H (Part 1), B.C. RDA 4,173 4,250 -1.8

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

Langford, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Langford, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.0% 19.1% 17.0%
15 to 64 71.6% 71.9% 71.4%
65 and over 10.4% 9.0% 11.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Langford, CY was 10.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.0%. 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.

Langford, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Langford, 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 29,225 22,460 6,765 30.1
0 to 14 5,270 4,355 915 21.0
15 to 64 20,935 15,800 5,135 32.5
65 and over 3,025 2,305 720 31.2
Males
Total 14,335 11,000 3,335 30.3
0 to 14 2,740 2,240 500 22.3
15 to 64 10,300 7,775 2,525 32.5
65 and over 1,295 985 310 31.5
Females
Total 14,890 11,460 3,430 29.9
0 to 14 2,530 2,120 410 19.3
15 to 64 10,635 8,025 2,610 32.5
65 and over 1,730 1,320 410 31.1

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

Table 6 Langford, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 29,225 14,335 14,890
0 to 4 years 1,905 980 925
5 to 9 years 1,715 900 815
10 to 14 years 1,645 855 790
15 to 19 years 1,700 890 810
20 to 24 years 1,795 890 905
25 to 29 years 2,345 1,115 1,235
30 to 34 years 2,395 1,210 1,185
35 to 39 years 2,255 1,085 1,170
40 to 44 years 2,365 1,180 1,185
45 to 49 years 2,455 1,215 1,240
50 to 54 years 2,185 1,060 1,130
55 to 59 years 1,870 905 960
60 to 64 years 1,570 760 810
65 to 69 years 1,030 480 550
70 to 74 years 675 310 370
75 to 79 years 515 240 275
80 to 84 years 360 130 230
85 years and over 440 140 300
Median age 37.5 36.6 38.4

Langford, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Langford, CY was 37.5 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Langford, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Langford, CY 38.0 37.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Langford was 8,575, which represents a change of 29.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Langford, 65.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 18.2% were common-law-couples and 16.3% were lone-parent families.

Langford – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Langford, 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
Langford, CY 8,575 5,615 65.5 1,560 18.2 1,400 16.3 29.2
Colwood, CY 4,920 3,590 73.0 685 13.9 645 13.1 9.5
Metchosin, DM 1,435 1,130 78.7 195 13.6 110 7.7 0.0
View Royal, T 2,775 2,000 72.1 390 14.1 380 13.7 10.8
Highlands, DM 665 515 77.4 100 15.0 55 8.3 9.0
Capital H (Part 1), RDA 1,345 970 72.1 250 18.6 120 8.9 2.7

Langford – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Langford, 47.5% 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 * 2,840
Married couples without children * 2,775
Common-law-couples with children * 575
Common-law-couples without children * 990

Langford – Marital status

In Langford, 60.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (47.5%) or living with a common-law partner (13.1%).

The remaining 39.5% 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, Langford, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Langford, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 23,960 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 14,495 60.5 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 11,370 47.5 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 3,130 13.1 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,460 39.5 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 5,845 24.4 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 710 3.0 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,840 7.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,065 4.4 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Langford – Types of private households

There were 11,680 private households3 in Langford in 2011, a change of 34.5% from 2006. Of these, 27.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 18.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Langford, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Langford, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 11,680 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,260 27.9 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,495 29.9 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,280 11.0 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,855 24.4 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 265 2.3 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 530 4.5 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Langford – Structural type of dwelling

In Langford, 44.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 1.1% 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, Langford, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Langford, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 11,680 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 5,210 44.6 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 765 6.5 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 725 6.2 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 125 1.1 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,940 16.6 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 2,335 20.0 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.1 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 570 4.9 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Langford, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Langford, 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 Langford, 89.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.7% reported French only, and 8.1% 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, 95.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.4% spoke only French and 2.7% 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 Langford, 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 29,000 100.0 29,000 100.0
English 25,905 89.3 27,695 95.5
French 480 1.7 120 0.4
Non-official language 2,340 8.1 785 2.7
Multiple responses 270 0.9 400 1.4
Table 13 Langford, 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 99.8 99.8 0.1
French 53.6 25.0 28.6
Non-official language 68.6 40.3 28.3

Langford, CY – Non-official languages

In Langford, the three most common mother tongues were Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.2%), German (0.9%) and Spanish (0.6%), 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 Langford, 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.
Panjabi (Punjabi) 360 14.1 1.2
German 255 10.0 0.9
Spanish 185 7.3 0.6
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 150 5.9 0.5
Dutch 140 5.5 0.5

Langford, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Langford, 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 6.4 5.1 86.5 4.5
0 to 19 6.7 6.4 66.7 3.4
20 to 44 7.1 5.8 94.7 3.9
45 to 64 5.6 3.7 85.7 4.6
65 and over 5.2 2.6 80.0 6.3
Table 16 Langford, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 29,000 100.0
English only 26,975 93.0
French only 10 0.0
English and French 1,910 6.6
Neither English nor French 105 0.4

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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