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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 603,502 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,313,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,116,581 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available 949,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,336 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 802.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,882.55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400 2,313,325 1,130,375 1,182,955
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050 115,185 59,275 55,905
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775 114,390 58,725 55,660
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740 124,880 64,365 60,520
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150 145,190 75,070 70,115
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730 28,165 14,570 13,595
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635 28,785 15,090 13,695
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760 28,975 14,985 13,990
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960 29,365 15,065 14,300
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065 29,895 15,365 14,530
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570 159,080 80,620 78,465
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655 170,065 83,960 86,105
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980 160,010 77,900 82,110
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175 161,245 76,660 84,585
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690 180,535 86,315 94,225
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460 192,090 93,760 98,330
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670 182,435 88,705 93,730
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185 158,570 77,595 80,970
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995 136,755 66,610 70,145
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735 94,860 46,120 48,740
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080 72,890 34,215 38,675
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440 58,150 26,990 31,160
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895 44,235 19,050 25,185
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155 42,760 14,435 28,325
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2 40.2 39.3 40.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8 84.7 83.9 85.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840 1,958,880 948,010 1,010,870
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855 1,106,575 551,405 555,175
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965 970,585 482,590 487,995
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890 135,995 68,815 67,175
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985 852,300 396,600 455,695
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240 586,885 313,200 273,680
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400 48,835 19,980 28,855
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800 119,570 45,130 74,435
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545 97,010 18,290 78,725
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 294,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 140,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 49,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 151,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 535,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 467,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 185,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 282,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 109,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 67,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 24,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 98,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 48,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 146,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 690,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 136,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 214,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 100,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 590,205 288,095 302,110 2,280,770 1,115,555 1,165,220
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785 421,375 196,635 224,735
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505 63,575 23,920 39,660
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285 106,050 57,060 48,990
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990 251,745 115,655 136,090
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330 1,859,400 918,920 940,485
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 75,360 34,360 41,000 293,195 134,660 158,535
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690 99,835 29,055 70,780
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510 21,470 4,520 16,955
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950 5,995 2,860 3,135
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235 72,365 21,675 50,690
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305 193,360 105,610 87,750
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 595,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 510,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 436,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 191,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 245,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 85,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 295,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 301,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 129,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 455,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 228,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 264,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 272,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 134,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,280,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 2,292,120 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250 2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250 1,282,500 645,490 637,010
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330 24,780 12,080 12,700
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670 923,825 434,530 489,295
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85 330 155 175
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55 235 115 120
        Dene  10 10 5 20 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 10 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Ojibway  30 10 15 60 25 40
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5 0 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 268,345 123,780 144,565 917,155 431,300 485,855
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25 490 250 235
        Afrikaans  220 120 100 1,255 625 630
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40 375 190 185
        Albanian  130 70 60 985 500 485
        Amharic  305 160 135 1,065 520 545
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015 10,830 6,105 4,725
        Armenian  275 140 135 980 500 480
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 345 150 195
        Bengali  880 465 420 2,095 1,100 995
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650 3,160 1,215 1,950
        Bosnian  225 110 115 1,095 555 540
        Bulgarian  465 210 260 1,670 815 860
        Burmese  340 175 165 880 455 425
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055 128,115 59,365 68,745
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150 111,495 51,720 59,775
        Creoles  70 40 35 485 235 250
        Croatian  1,320 635 680 5,735 2,815 2,920
        Czech  855 435 420 3,490 1,735 1,755
        Danish  435 205 230 2,330 1,125 1,205
        Dutch  1,350 675 670 8,305 3,990 4,315
        Estonian  130 50 80 550 240 305
        Finnish  410 150 260 2,030 800 1,230
        Flemish  40 30 10 190 100 90
        Fukien  545 245 305 1,850 815 1,035
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465 26,935 12,750 14,185
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110 5,000 2,620 2,375
        Gujarati  960 430 530 6,175 2,855 3,320
        Hakka  405 180 225 1,070 460 610
        Hebrew  830 460 365 1,535 845 695
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040 22,955 11,005 11,945
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700 5,865 2,875 2,985
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925 3,355 1,330 2,020
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 395 225 170
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625 16,215 8,195 8,015
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495 15,840 5,545 10,290
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180 1,150 545 605
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525 43,845 19,955 23,885
        Kurdish  385 210 175 1,390 760 630
        Lao  105 50 55 835 390 445
        Latvian  135 60 75 350 175 175
        Lingala  10 10 5 30 15 15
        Lithuanian  85 35 50 260 115 145
        Macedonian  60 25 40 190 90 105
        Malay  995 495 495 3,215 1,490 1,725
        Malayalam  325 160 165 1,250 625 620
        Maltese  20 10 5 85 45 40
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955 90,185 41,955 48,235
        Marathi  80 45 30 385 195 185
        Nepali  140 80 55 695 370 330
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 335 185 150
        Norwegian  205 95 110 1,010 475 535
        Oromo  75 45 30 220 125 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745 139,230 69,140 70,085
        Pashto  125 70 50 820 440 380
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990 34,420 17,420 17,000
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455 12,650 5,990 6,660
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730 9,210 4,410 4,800
        Romanian  1,145 525 620 6,885 3,395 3,485
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25 120 50 75
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070 15,420 7,135 8,280
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 70 30 35
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 675 340 330
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065 5,990 3,070 2,915
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255 1,210 570 645
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 1,220 520 700
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 315 160 150
        Sindhi  245 105 140 1,695 755 945
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100 1,230 630 595
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 755 390 360
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40 280 140 135
        Slovak  480 205 270 2,330 1,030 1,300
        Slovenian  155 85 75 590 280 310
        Somali  130 70 60 915 460 450
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270 32,305 15,570 16,735
        Swahili  110 60 50 575 295 280
        Swedish  440 200 235 1,425 640 790
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505 58,500 23,510 34,995
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880 5,470 2,550 2,920
        Tamil  1,400 760 635 2,915 1,535 1,385
        Telugu  95 55 40 470 250 225
        Thai  665 255 410 1,655 560 1,100
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15 170 95 75
        Tigrigna  120 60 65 510 250 265
        Turkish  815 475 340 2,545 1,440 1,105
        Ukrainian  890 355 530 4,260 1,805 2,455
        Urdu  700 375 325 7,760 3,950 3,805
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600 21,690 10,165 11,525
        Yiddish  185 90 100 290 145 145
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025 6,340 3,075 3,270
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965 61,010 29,215 31,800
    English and French  1,500 760 745 4,375 2,145 2,240
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625 53,235 25,490 27,745
    French and non-official language  755 345 410 2,260 1,040 1,225
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185 1,135 545 595
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,100
  French only 430 205 225 1,270 575 690
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045 164,780 73,445 91,335
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120 128,460 52,785 75,680
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 2,292,115 1,121,315 1,170,805
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695 2,126,505 1,050,815 1,075,690
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505 25,030 12,225 12,805
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180 13,890 6,325 7,565
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825 126,690 51,945 74,740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600 31,975 15,385 16,590
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,510 304,215 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440 2,158,685 1,057,345 1,101,345
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485 1,568,165 778,030 790,135
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825 8,410 4,025 4,385
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130 582,110 275,295 306,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10 55 30 25
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 45 25 15
        Dene 5 0 5 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 168,770 77,985 90,790 579,845 274,140 305,700
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 160 75 85
        Afrikaans 60 30 30 520 255 260
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15 105 50 55
        Albanian 55 25 25 505 245 255
        Amharic 130 65 70 500 220 280
        Arabic 1,660 955 710 6,505 3,410 3,085
        Armenian 90 45 45 435 220 210
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 90 40 50
        Bengali 560 280 275 1,310 645 665
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205 1,095 470 630
        Bosnian 115 65 55 640 330 310
        Bulgarian 215 95 120 985 480 510
        Burmese 225 125 105 560 300 260
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765 100,680 46,200 54,485
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580 76,285 35,345 40,940
        Creoles 45 20 25 275 125 145
        Croatian 475 225 250 2,040 955 1,085
        Czech 190 95 90 1,020 525 495
        Danish 50 25 25 185 90 95
        Dutch 135 60 75 725 335 390
        Estonian 20 10 15 100 40 60
        Finnish 95 40 60 445 185 260
        Flemish 15 10 5 15 5 10
        Fukien 165 70 100 680 305 370
        German 1,100 530 570 3,485 1,635 1,855
        Greek 955 440 510 1,755 840 915
        Gujarati 485 205 275 2,910 1,270 1,645
        Hakka 115 55 60 310 140 175
        Hebrew 350 175 170 715 365 355
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015 11,685 5,550 6,135
        Hungarian 335 145 185 1,785 855 930
        Ilocano 525 240 290 1,085 490 600
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 145 75 70
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150 4,570 2,020 2,550
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120 8,110 3,375 4,735
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90 580 285 295
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035 34,850 16,095 18,755
        Kurdish 215 105 110 920 475 445
        Lao 30 10 15 415 210 210
        Latvian 40 15 20 80 35 40
        Lingala 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 20 10 10 50 25 25
        Macedonian 35 15 20 115 60 55
        Malay 395 205 185 1,265 635 630
        Malayalam 205 100 105 610 310 300
        Maltese 5 5 0 10 5 0
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135 75,385 35,675 39,710
        Marathi 30 20 10 210 110 100
        Nepali 85 50 35 460 240 220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 115 60 60
        Norwegian 35 15 10 80 40 35
        Oromo 40 25 15 135 70 65
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370 103,895 51,410 52,485
        Pashto 90 50 45 540 285 255
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985 23,895 11,670 12,220
        Polish 860 390 470 5,185 2,500 2,685
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800 3,435 1,630 1,805
        Romanian 445 220 230 3,575 1,765 1,805
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 70 25 40
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130 10,050 4,860 5,195
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 460 225 230
        Serbian 1,325 645 685 3,755 1,895 1,865
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125 555 270 285
        Shanghainese 195 85 110 545 255 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45 470 265 205
        Sindhi 75 30 50 660 285 375
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 65 35 35 530 260 265
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30 610 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 55 20 35
        Slovak 125 60 65 880 420 460
        Slovenian 15 10 10 65 30 40
        Somali 70 35 40 605 300 305
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680 17,105 8,345 8,760
        Swahili 45 25 25 200 100 100
        Swedish 120 55 60 260 125 135
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460 26,830 11,720 15,110
        Taiwanese 765 365 400 2,825 1,350 1,475
        Tamil 1,035 550 485 1,880 965 915
        Telugu 45 30 15 255 130 125
        Thai 270 125 145 655 295 360
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5 90 50 35
        Tigrigna 60 30 35 260 120 140
        Turkish 370 195 175 1,245 655 595
        Ukrainian 140 60 80 705 315 390
        Urdu 400 200 205 5,045 2,505 2,535
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955 14,925 7,005 7,920
        Yiddish 5 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330 2,215 1,120 1,095
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775 133,430 63,970 69,460
    English and French 885 475 415 2,620 1,265 1,355
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975 128,365 61,585 66,775
    French and non-official language 255 125 130 730 355 375
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260 1,720 765 955
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795 1,813,090 892,790 920,300
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930 470,395 224,500 245,895
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245 211,820 103,680 108,145
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545 18,930 8,650 10,280
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140 239,645 112,175 127,475
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50 200 90 110
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40 145 70 75
        Dene  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5 5 0 5
        Ojibway  20 10 5 35 15 20
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 72,660 34,020 38,640 236,710 110,835 125,875
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 220 125 95
        Afrikaans  130 65 60 685 330 360
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20 205 110 100
        Albanian  45 25 20 325 160 165
        Amharic  105 60 50 380 180 200
        Arabic  735 500 230 3,135 1,810 1,325
        Armenian  80 45 35 295 145 145
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 150 65 85
        Bengali  190 90 100 480 230 250
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140 745 300 445
        Bosnian  80 35 45 330 165 165
        Bulgarian  150 65 85 405 180 220
        Burmese  90 45 45 220 105 115
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240 27,690 13,220 14,470
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935 18,575 8,865 9,715
        Creoles  35 20 15 355 175 180
        Croatian  505 230 270 2,360 1,190 1,165
        Czech  330 155 175 1,250 565 685
        Danish  160 80 85 820 375 445
        Dutch  455 220 235 2,570 1,125 1,445
        Estonian  30 15 20 155 70 80
        Finnish  140 45 95 670 270 405
        Flemish  10 5 5 55 30 25
        Fukien  195 80 110 655 290 370
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465 9,705 4,415 5,285
        Greek  1,165 585 580 2,705 1,370 1,335
        Gujarati  350 155 195 2,990 1,395 1,600
        Hakka  135 65 75 300 130 170
        Hebrew  510 260 255 910 480 430
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035 11,660 5,670 5,990
        Hungarian  430 200 235 1,785 845 940
        Ilocano  380 140 240 820 315 505
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 150 75 80
        Italian  1,925 945 980 6,655 3,290 3,365
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735 6,870 2,760 4,110
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45 290 130 160
        Korean  1,545 615 925 6,030 2,715 3,315
        Kurdish  85 50 35 265 160 110
        Lao  45 25 20 300 145 160
        Latvian  30 10 20 65 25 45
        Lingala  5 5 0 50 20 30
        Lithuanian  25 15 15 80 35 45
        Macedonian  5 5 5 40 15 20
        Malay  385 195 195 1,265 585 685
        Malayalam  95 45 45 435 215 225
        Maltese  10 5 5 35 15 25
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150 16,745 7,640 9,105
        Marathi  25 10 15 115 60 55
        Nepali  15 10 5 120 65 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 195 115 85
        Norwegian  80 40 40 330 150 180
        Oromo  10 10 5 40 30 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815 26,855 13,370 13,485
        Pashto  25 15 10 205 105 100
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705 6,510 3,465 3,050
        Polish  905 405 500 3,990 1,805 2,180
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645 3,585 1,655 1,925
        Romanian  355 140 215 1,955 920 1,040
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5 35 20 15
        Russian  1,035 440 590 3,470 1,550 1,925
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 155 85 70
        Serbian  510 250 260 1,595 835 765
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75 360 155 200
        Shanghainese  170 80 90 475 210 260
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35 345 130 215
        Sindhi  120 55 60 890 380 510
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35 510 250 255
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 60 30 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 90 50 45
        Slovak  175 55 125 760 290 465
        Slovenian  50 20 25 165 70 90
        Somali  45 20 25 325 170 155
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600 14,470 7,085 7,385
        Swahili  75 40 35 425 205 220
        Swedish  215 105 110 670 300 365
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025 21,495 8,110 13,385
        Taiwanese  680 320 365 2,585 1,235 1,350
        Tamil  290 170 120 815 430 380
        Telugu  40 20 20 160 85 75
        Thai  255 95 150 670 230 440
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5 35 20 15
        Tigrigna  40 15 20 160 75 85
        Turkish  280 160 120 895 495 400
        Ukrainian  245 110 135 965 425 540
        Urdu  195 110 90 2,165 1,120 1,045
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225 5,085 2,475 2,610
        Yiddish  45 15 25 75 35 40
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445 2,730 1,240 1,490
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490 8,635 4,025 4,610
    English and French  240 110 130 890 400 485
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610 3,990 1,920 2,075
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735 3,690 1,675 2,010
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 60 20 35

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915022) and Greater Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 5915) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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