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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Creston, T - British Columbia 1

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

Map of Creston, T

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
91
Nat. rank
677

In 2011, Creston (Town) had a population of 5,306, representing a percentage change of 9.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 8.47 square kilometres with a population density of 626.8 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, Creston (Town) had 2,464 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Creston (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Creston (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Central Kootenay B, B.C. RDA 4,464 4,575 -2.4
Central Kootenay C, B.C. RDA 1,372 1,284 6.9

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

Creston, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Creston, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.2% 13.1% 11.1%
15 to 64 54.8% 56.0% 53.7%
65 and over 33.1% 30.7% 35.0%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Creston, T was 33.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 54.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.2%. 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.

Creston, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Creston, 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 5,305 4,825 480 9.9
0 to 14 645 590 55 9.3
15 to 64 2,905 2,635 270 10.2
65 and over 1,755 1,600 155 9.7
Males
Total 2,475 2,250 225 10.0
0 to 14 325 330 -5 -1.5
15 to 64 1,385 1,220 165 13.5
65 and over 760 700 60 8.6
Females
Total 2,830 2,575 255 9.9
0 to 14 315 255 60 23.5
15 to 64 1,520 1,420 100 7.0
65 and over 990 900 90 10.0

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

Table 6 Creston, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,305 2,475 2,830
0 to 4 years 220 100 120
5 to 9 years 190 100 90
10 to 14 years 225 125 95
15 to 19 years 270 150 115
20 to 24 years 220 115 105
25 to 29 years 210 80 130
30 to 34 years 180 95 85
35 to 39 years 190 90 95
40 to 44 years 265 125 140
45 to 49 years 315 145 175
50 to 54 years 345 160 180
55 to 59 years 425 185 235
60 to 64 years 495 235 255
65 to 69 years 415 185 235
70 to 74 years 380 180 205
75 to 79 years 375 180 195
80 to 84 years 265 115 155
85 years and over 310 110 205
Median age 55.2 53.3 56.5

Creston, T – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Creston, T was 55.2 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Creston, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Creston, T 54.0 55.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Creston was 1,555, which represents a change of 6.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Creston, 74.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.2% were common-law-couples and 12.2% were lone-parent families.

Creston – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Creston, 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
Creston, T 1,555 1,165 74.9 190 12.2 190 12.2 6.9
Central Kootenay B, RDA 1,315 990 75.3 155 11.8 165 12.5 -1.5
Central Kootenay C, RDA 455 355 78.0 55 12.1 45 9.9 7.1

Creston – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Creston, 27.6% 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 * 310
Married couples without children * 865
Common-law-couples with children * 70
Common-law-couples without children * 125

Creston – Marital status

In Creston, 60.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (52.4%) or living with a common-law partner (8.3%).

The remaining 39.4% 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, Creston, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Creston, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,660 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,830 60.7 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,440 52.4 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 385 8.3 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,835 39.4 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 805 17.3 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 130 2.8 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 355 7.6 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 545 11.7 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Creston – Types of private households

There were 2,460 private households4 in Creston in 2011, a change of 4.2% from 2006. Of these, 14.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 23.7% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Creston, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Creston, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,460 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
365 14.8 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
965 39.2 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 175 7.1 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 860 35.0 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 25 1.0 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 75 3.0 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Creston – Structural type of dwelling

In Creston, 71.0% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.4% 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, Creston, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Creston, T British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,465 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,750 71.0 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 60 2.4 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 140 5.7 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 10 0.4 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 220 8.9 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 110 4.5 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 10 0.4 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 170 6.9 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Creston, T – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Creston, 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 Creston, 87.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.2% reported French only, and 9.2% 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, 96.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.8% spoke only French and 1.4% 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 Creston, 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 5,175 100.0 5,175 100.0
English 4,535 87.6 5,000 96.6
French 115 2.2 40 0.8
Non-official language 475 9.2 75 1.4
Multiple responses 55 1.1 60 1.2
Table 13 Creston, T – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 99.6 99.6 0.0
French 37.0 18.5 18.5
Non-official language 45.1 23.5 21.6

Creston, T – Non-official languages

In Creston, the three most common mother tongues were German (4.1%), Ukrainian (0.8%) and Dutch (0.7%), 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 Creston, 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 210 41.2 4.1
Ukrainian 40 7.8 0.8
Dutch 35 6.9 0.7
Hungarian 30 5.9 0.6
Russian 30 5.9 0.6

Creston, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Creston, 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 4.0 2.2 73.9 4.2
0 to 19 2.2 1.7 0.0 0.0
20 to 44 3.8 2.6 60.0 9.1
45 to 64 5.2 2.9 77.8 3.8
65 and over 4.3 1.9 77.8 3.6
Table 16 Creston, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,170 100.0
English only 4,945 95.6
French only 5 0.1
English and French 220 4.3
Neither English nor French 5 0.1

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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