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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Castlegar, CY - British Columbia 1

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

Map of Castlegar, CY

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
68
Nat. rank
482

In 2011, Castlegar (City) had a population of 7,816, representing a percentage change of 7.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 19.58 square kilometres with a population density of 399.3 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, Castlegar (City) had 3,349 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 9.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Castlegar (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Castlegar (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Central Kootenay I, B.C. RDA 2,570 2,415 6.4
Central Kootenay J, B.C. RDA 2,996 2,792 7.3

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

Castlegar, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Castlegar, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.3% 15.3% 13.4%
15 to 64 64.4% 65.0% 63.8%
65 and over 21.3% 19.7% 22.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Castlegar, CY was 21.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.3%. 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.

Castlegar, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Castlegar, 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 7,815 7,260 555 7.6
0 to 14 1,120 1,120 0 0.0
15 to 64 5,035 4,735 300 6.3
65 and over 1,665 1,405 260 18.5
Males
Total 3,790 3,510 280 8.0
0 to 14 580 585 -5 -0.9
15 to 64 2,465 2,320 145 6.3
65 and over 745 605 140 23.1
Females
Total 4,030 3,750 280 7.5
0 to 14 540 540 0 0.0
15 to 64 2,570 2,415 155 6.4
65 and over 920 800 120 15.0

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

Table 6 Castlegar, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,815 3,790 4,030
0 to 4 years 335 170 165
5 to 9 years 385 195 190
10 to 14 years 395 210 185
15 to 19 years 475 245 225
20 to 24 years 415 210 205
25 to 29 years 430 215 210
30 to 34 years 425 205 215
35 to 39 years 445 200 245
40 to 44 years 510 250 260
45 to 49 years 530 250 280
50 to 54 years 645 325 325
55 to 59 years 605 310 290
60 to 64 years 560 255 305
65 to 69 years 470 225 250
70 to 74 years 385 180 200
75 to 79 years 295 145 150
80 to 84 years 255 110 145
85 years and over 260 85 175
Median age 46.1 44.8 47.2

Castlegar, CY – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Castlegar, CY was 46.1 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Castlegar, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Castlegar, CY 44.4 46.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Castlegar was 2,285, which represents a change of 8.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Castlegar, 69.1% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 14.7% were common-law-couples and 16.2% were lone-parent families.

Castlegar – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Castlegar, 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
Castlegar, CY 2,285 1,580 69.1 335 14.7 370 16.2 8.6
Central Kootenay I, RDA 805 555 68.9 155 19.3 95 11.8 5.9
Central Kootenay J, RDA 925 670 72.4 135 14.6 115 12.4 7.6

Castlegar – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Castlegar, 37.4% 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 * 580
Married couples without children * 1,000
Common-law-couples with children * 135
Common-law-couples without children * 200

Castlegar – Marital status

In Castlegar, 58.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.6%) or living with a common-law partner (10.1%).

The remaining 41.3% 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, Castlegar, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Castlegar, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,700 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,925 58.6 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,255 48.6 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 675 10.1 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,770 41.3 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,530 22.8 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 220 3.3 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 455 6.8 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 570 8.5 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Castlegar – Types of private households

There were 3,350 private households4 in Castlegar in 2011, a change of 9.3% from 2006. Of these, 20.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -3.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Castlegar, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Castlegar, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,350 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
700 20.9 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,155 34.5 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 350 10.4 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 990 29.6 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 40 1.2 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households10 115 3.4 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Castlegar – Structural type of dwelling

In Castlegar, 70.6% 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, Castlegar, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Castlegar, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,350 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,365 70.6 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 115 3.4 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 215 6.4 130,370 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 260 7.8 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 215 6.4 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 15 0.4 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 160 4.8 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Castlegar, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Castlegar, 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 Castlegar, 84.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 13.2% 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, 95.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 2.4% 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 Castlegar, 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 7,680 100.0 7,685 100.0
English 6,500 84.6 7,355 95.7
French 65 0.8 20 0.3
Non-official language 1,010 13.2 185 2.4
Multiple responses 110 1.4 125 1.6
Table 13 Castlegar, CY – 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 99.9 99.9 0.0
French 37.5 18.8 18.8
Non-official language 53.4 25.1 28.3

Castlegar, CY – Non-official languages

In Castlegar, the three most common mother tongues were Russian (6.4%), Portuguese (2.3%) and German (1.2%), 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 Castlegar, 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.
Russian 490 44.1 6.4
Portuguese 175 15.8 2.3
German 90 8.1 1.2
Italian 70 6.3 0.9
Panjabi (Punjabi) 25 2.3 0.3

Castlegar, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Castlegar, 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 5.2 4.8 84.6 3.0
0 to 19 8.0 7.8 100.0 0.0
20 to 44 6.2 6.0 75.0 2.9
45 to 64 3.3 2.6 80.0 3.0
65 and over 3.6 2.4 100.0 2.1
Table 16 Castlegar, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,685 100.0
English only 7,250 94.3
French only 5 0.1
English and French 405 5.3
Neither English nor French 25 0.3

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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