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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Prince Rupert, CY - British Columbia

Map of Prince Rupert, CY (shaded in green), British Columbia

Map of Prince Rupert, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Prince Rupert, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
46
Nat. rank
314

In 2011, Prince Rupert (City) had a population of 12,508, representing a percentage change of -2.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 54.93 square kilometres with a population density of 227.7 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, Prince Rupert (City) had 4,980 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -1.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Prince Rupert (City) is part of the census agglomeration of Prince Rupert.

Population and dwelling counts

Prince Rupert (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Prince Rupert (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Port Edward, B.C. DM 544 577 -5.7
Skeena-Queen Charlotte A, B.C. RDA 29 52 -44.2
Skeena-Queen Charlotte C, B.C. RDA 147 37 297.3

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

Prince Rupert, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Prince Rupert, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.2% 19.3% 19.2%
15 to 64 68.9% 69.3% 68.5%
65 and over 11.9% 11.4% 12.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Prince Rupert, CY was 11.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.2%. 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.

Prince Rupert, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Prince Rupert, 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 12,505 12,815 -310 -2.4
0 to 14 2,405 2,590 -185 -7.1
15 to 64 8,615 8,880 -265 -3.0
65 and over 1,490 1,345 145 10.8
Males
Total 6,245 6,345 -100 -1.6
0 to 14 1,205 1,360 -155 -11.4
15 to 64 4,325 4,355 -30 -0.7
65 and over 715 630 85 13.5
Females
Total 6,260 6,470 -210 -3.2
0 to 14 1,200 1,230 -30 -2.4
15 to 64 4,290 4,525 -235 -5.2
65 and over 770 715 55 7.7

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

Table 6 Prince Rupert, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 12,505 6,245 6,260
0 to 4 years 805 395 415
5 to 9 years 775 395 385
10 to 14 years 820 420 405
15 to 19 years 940 500 445
20 to 24 years 840 430 405
25 to 29 years 645 310 330
30 to 34 years 715 345 365
35 to 39 years 835 385 455
40 to 44 years 865 420 440
45 to 49 years 975 480 490
50 to 54 years 1,100 555 545
55 to 59 years 930 485 445
60 to 64 years 770 405 365
65 to 69 years 545 280 255
70 to 74 years 375 200 180
75 to 79 years 225 110 120
80 to 84 years 195 85 110
85 years and over 145 45 100
Median age 39.4 39.4 39.3

Prince Rupert, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Prince Rupert, CY was 39.4 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Prince Rupert, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Prince Rupert, CY 38.5 39.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Prince Rupert was 3,540, which represents a change of -3.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Prince Rupert, 57.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 18.8% were common-law-couples and 23.4% were lone-parent families.

Prince Rupert – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Prince Rupert, 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
Prince Rupert, CY 3,540 2,040 57.6 665 18.8 830 23.4 -3.3
Port Edward, DM 160 95 59.4 30 18.8 25 15.6 0.0
Skeena-Queen Charlotte C, RDA 45 20 44.4 5 11.1 15 33.3 0.0

Prince Rupert – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Prince Rupert, 48.7% 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 * 995
Married couples without children * 1,050
Common-law-couples with children * 330
Common-law-couples without children * 335

Prince Rupert – Marital status

In Prince Rupert, 55.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (41.7%) or living with a common-law partner (13.3%).

The remaining 45.0% 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, Prince Rupert, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Prince Rupert, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 10,105 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,555 55.0 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 4,210 41.7 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,345 13.3 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,550 45.0 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 3,115 30.8 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 320 3.2 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 575 5.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 540 5.3 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Prince Rupert – Types of private households

There were 4,980 private households3 in Prince Rupert in 2011, a change of -1.8% from 2006. Of these, 25.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -1.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Prince Rupert, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Prince Rupert, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,980 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,255 25.2 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,305 26.2 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 730 14.7 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,385 27.8 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 130 2.6 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 185 3.7 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Prince Rupert – Structural type of dwelling

In Prince Rupert, 57.8% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% 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, Prince Rupert, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Prince Rupert, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,980 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,880 57.8 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 210 4.2 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 330 6.6 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 790 15.9 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 665 13.4 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.2 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 90 1.8 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Prince Rupert, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Prince Rupert, 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 Prince Rupert, 84.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.9% reported French only, and 13.4% 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, 91.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.2% spoke only French and 6.1% 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 Prince Rupert, 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 12,435 100.0 12,440 100.0
English 10,460 84.1 11,410 91.7
French 110 0.9 20 0.2
Non-official language 1,670 13.4 755 6.1
Multiple responses 195 1.6 255 2.0
Table 13 Prince Rupert, 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 99.5 0.3
French 40.0 13.3 26.7
Non-official language 72.9 49.3 23.6

Prince Rupert, CY – Non-official languages

In Prince Rupert, the three most common mother tongues were Vietnamese (2.8%), Panjabi (Punjabi) (2.0%) and Italian (1.4%), 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 Prince Rupert, 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.
Vietnamese 345 18.8 2.8
Panjabi (Punjabi) 250 13.6 2.0
Italian 175 9.5 1.4
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 130 7.1 1.0
Portuguese 105 5.7 0.8

Prince Rupert, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Prince Rupert, 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 4.4 3.9 81.8 2.1
0 to 19 5.9 5.8 0.0 5.4
20 to 44 4.9 4.4 100.0 2.3
45 to 64 3.4 2.2 72.7 2.3
65 and over 1.4 0.5 75.0 0.0
Table 16 Prince Rupert, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 12,435 100.0
English only 11,785 94.8
French only 0 0.0
English and French 560 4.5
Neither English nor French 95 0.8

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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