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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Nanaimo, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
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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 83,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,692 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,204 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 918.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91.30 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400 83,810 40,395 43,415
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050 3,995 2,045 1,955
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775 3,760 1,925 1,830
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740 4,255 2,180 2,075
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150 4,975 2,540 2,435
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730 920 460 460
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635 940 490 455
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760 965 495 470
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960 1,040 545 495
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065 1,110 550 560
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570 5,385 2,660 2,720
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655 5,315 2,660 2,660
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980 4,580 2,220 2,355
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175 4,570 2,240 2,335
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690 5,270 2,515 2,750
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460 5,945 2,810 3,135
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670 6,665 3,225 3,445
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185 6,440 2,990 3,455
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995 6,150 2,905 3,250
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735 4,710 2,305 2,400
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080 3,610 1,740 1,870
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440 3,055 1,455 1,605
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895 2,540 1,135 1,410
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155 2,585 850 1,735
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2 44.8 43.5 46.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8 85.7 84.8 86.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840 71,800 34,240 37,560
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855 40,200 20,075 20,125
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965 32,770 16,365 16,400
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890 7,435 3,705 3,725
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985 31,600 14,165 17,430
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240 18,140 9,865 8,275
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400 2,260 925 1,330
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800 6,115 2,340 3,780
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545 5,085 1,035 4,050
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,240 ...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 23,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205 ...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 4,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 146,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 590,205 288,095 302,110 81,565 39,465 42,095
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785 17,700 8,215 9,485
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505 1,645 690 955
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285 5,140 2,905 2,235
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990 10,920 4,625 6,295
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330 63,865 31,250 32,615
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 75,360 34,360 41,000 14,865 6,960 7,900
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690 4,940 1,480 3,455
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510 445 95 350
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950 330 160 170
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235 4,165 1,235 2,935
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305 9,925 5,480 4,445
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 540 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 685 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 545 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,965 ...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 36,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 21,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 80 ...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 36,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...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 82,705 39,960 42,745
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250 81,905 39,575 42,330
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250 72,615 35,215 37,400
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330 1,170 580 590
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670 8,115 3,780 4,335
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85 20 10 10
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55 10 5 5
        Dene  10 10 5 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  30 10 15 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 268,345 123,780 144,565 7,935 3,695 4,240
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25 10 5 5
        Afrikaans  220 120 100 75 35 40
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40 10 5 10
        Albanian  130 70 60 10 10 5
        Amharic  305 160 135 5 5 0
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015 110 75 30
        Armenian  275 140 135 5 0 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 10 5 5
        Bengali  880 465 420 10 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650 10 0 5
        Bosnian  225 110 115 10 5 5
        Bulgarian  465 210 260 10 5 5
        Burmese  340 175 165 5 5 0
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055 190 85 100
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150 535 255 285
        Creoles  70 40 35 5 5 5
        Croatian  1,320 635 680 140 70 75
        Czech  855 435 420 110 55 55
        Danish  435 205 230 210 100 115
        Dutch  1,350 675 670 515 255 260
        Estonian  130 50 80 15 5 5
        Finnish  410 150 260 100 30 70
        Flemish  40 30 10 10 10 0
        Fukien  545 245 305 0 0 0
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465 1,100 520 575
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110 70 40 25
        Gujarati  960 430 530 45 25 20
        Hakka  405 180 225 10 5 5
        Hebrew  830 460 365 10 10 0
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040 85 45 40
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700 180 85 95
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925 15 5 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 5 5 5
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625 245 120 120
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495 195 70 130
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180 90 45 45
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525 270 120 150
        Kurdish  385 210 175 0 0 0
        Lao  105 50 55 5 0 0
        Latvian  135 60 75 10 5 5
        Lingala  10 10 5 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  85 35 50 5 5 5
        Macedonian  60 25 40 10 5 5
        Malay  995 495 495 20 5 10
        Malayalam  325 160 165 5 5 5
        Maltese  20 10 5 5 5 0
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955 310 135 175
        Marathi  80 45 30 0 0 0
        Nepali  140 80 55 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 10 5 5
        Norwegian  205 95 110 70 35 35
        Oromo  75 45 30 5 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745 900 450 450
        Pashto  125 70 50 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990 85 40 45
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455 215 105 115
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730 75 30 45
        Romanian  1,145 525 620 40 25 20
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25 0 0 0
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070 160 60 90
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 5 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 5 5 0
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065 40 20 20
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255 5 0 0
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 10 5 5
        Sindhi  245 105 140 5 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100 5 0 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 5 5 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40 20 10 5
        Slovak  480 205 270 45 20 25
        Slovenian  155 85 75 15 10 10
        Somali  130 70 60 5 5 5
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270 380 155 220
        Swahili  110 60 50 5 0 0
        Swedish  440 200 235 90 35 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505 325 110 215
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880 35 15 15
        Tamil  1,400 760 635 0 0 5
        Telugu  95 55 40 5 5 0
        Thai  665 255 410 55 10 45
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  120 60 65 0 0 0
        Turkish  815 475 340 20 15 0
        Ukrainian  890 355 530 165 70 90
        Urdu  700 375 325 30 15 15
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600 325 150 170
        Yiddish  185 90 100 5 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025 165 75 90
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965 800 385 415
    English and French  1,500 760 745 210 100 105
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625 535 255 275
    French and non-official language  755 345 410 35 15 20
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185 25 20 10
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 82,705 39,960 42,745
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825 76,990 37,375 39,610
  French only 430 205 225 35 15 20
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045 5,315 2,430 2,885
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120 365 140 230
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 82,705 39,960 42,745
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695 81,195 39,265 41,930
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505 1,060 520 540
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180 105 55 55
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825 345 125 220
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600 1,115 545 565
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.3 1.4 1.3
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 82,710 39,960 42,745
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440 81,605 39,455 42,150
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485 78,570 38,040 40,530
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825 265 110 155
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130 2,770 1,305 1,455
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10 0 0 0
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 0 0 0
        Dene 5 0 5 0 0 0
        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 0 0 0
        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 2,730 1,295 1,435
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 60 30 30 35 15 15
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15 0 5 0
        Albanian 55 25 25 0 0 0
        Amharic 130 65 70 0 0 0
        Arabic 1,660 955 710 35 25 15
        Armenian 90 45 45 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 0 0 0
        Bengali 560 280 275 0 0 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205 0 0 0
        Bosnian 115 65 55 0 5 0
        Bulgarian 215 95 120 0 0 0
        Burmese 225 125 105 0 0 0
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765 80 40 45
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580 285 145 140
        Creoles 45 20 25 5 5 0
        Croatian 475 225 250 40 20 20
        Czech 190 95 90 50 25 30
        Danish 50 25 25 5 5 5
        Dutch 135 60 75 50 30 25
        Estonian 20 10 15 0 0 0
        Finnish 95 40 60 10 5 10
        Flemish 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Fukien 165 70 100 0 0 0
        German 1,100 530 570 100 45 55
        Greek 955 440 510 30 15 20
        Gujarati 485 205 275 10 5 5
        Hakka 115 55 60 0 0 0
        Hebrew 350 175 170 0 0 0
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015 40 25 15
        Hungarian 335 145 185 40 15 25
        Ilocano 525 240 290 10 5 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 0 0 5
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150 30 15 20
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120 60 25 30
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90 65 30 35
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035 175 80 95
        Kurdish 215 105 110 0 0 0
        Lao 30 10 15 0 0 0
        Latvian 40 15 20 0 0 0
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 20 10 10 0 0 0
        Macedonian 35 15 20 5 5 5
        Malay 395 205 185 0 0 0
        Malayalam 205 100 105 0 0 0
        Maltese 5 5 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135 220 105 115
        Marathi 30 20 10 0 0 0
        Nepali 85 50 35 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 0 0 0
        Norwegian 35 15 10 5 0 5
        Oromo 40 25 15 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370 565 275 290
        Pashto 90 50 45 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985 40 20 25
        Polish 860 390 470 60 25 35
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800 25 10 10
        Romanian 445 220 230 5 5 5
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 0 0 0
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130 55 25 30
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 5 0 0
        Serbian 1,325 645 685 10 5 5
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 195 85 110 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45 20 10 15
        Sindhi 75 30 50 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 65 35 35 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 5 0 0
        Slovak 125 60 65 5 0 0
        Slovenian 15 10 10 5 0 0
        Somali 70 35 40 0 0 0
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680 140 65 75
        Swahili 45 25 25 0 0 0
        Swedish 120 55 60 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460 90 40 50
        Taiwanese 765 365 400 20 10 10
        Tamil 1,035 550 485 0 0 0
        Telugu 45 30 15 0 0 0
        Thai 270 125 145 10 5 10
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 60 30 35 0 0 0
        Turkish 370 195 175 5 0 0
        Ukrainian 140 60 80 10 0 5
        Urdu 400 200 205 15 5 10
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955 225 105 120
        Yiddish 5 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330 35 10 20
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775 1,100 505 595
    English and French 885 475 415 95 50 45
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975 985 450 540
    French and non-official language 255 125 130 5 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260 20 10 15
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 82,705 39,960 42,745
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795 77,475 37,570 39,905
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930 5,125 2,340 2,785
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245 1,340 620 715
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545 765 325 440
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140 3,020 1,390 1,625
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50 10 0 5
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40 5 0 5
        Dene  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Ojibway  20 10 5 0 5 0
        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 2,885 1,330 1,555
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 5 0 5
        Afrikaans  130 65 60 35 20 20
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20 15 10 5
        Albanian  45 25 20 5 5 0
        Amharic  105 60 50 0 0 0
        Arabic  735 500 230 45 25 15
        Armenian  80 45 35 0 0 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 5 5 0
        Bengali  190 90 100 5 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140 5 0 5
        Bosnian  80 35 45 5 0 0
        Bulgarian  150 65 85 0 5 0
        Burmese  90 45 45 0 0 0
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240 50 25 30
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935 135 65 75
        Creoles  35 20 15 5 5 0
        Croatian  505 230 270 50 20 30
        Czech  330 155 175 30 20 15
        Danish  160 80 85 70 30 35
        Dutch  455 220 235 140 60 80
        Estonian  30 15 20 5 5 5
        Finnish  140 45 95 30 10 20
        Flemish  10 5 5 5 5 0
        Fukien  195 80 110 0 0 0
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465 360 170 190
        Greek  1,165 585 580 35 20 10
        Gujarati  350 155 195 25 15 10
        Hakka  135 65 75 5 0 5
        Hebrew  510 260 255 15 5 5
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035 70 25 45
        Hungarian  430 200 235 50 20 30
        Ilocano  380 140 240 10 5 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 0 0 0
        Italian  1,925 945 980 85 40 45
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735 120 55 65
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45 20 15 5
        Korean  1,545 615 925 65 35 30
        Kurdish  85 50 35 0 0 0
        Lao  45 25 20 0 0 0
        Latvian  30 10 20 0 0 0
        Lingala  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  25 15 15 0 0 5
        Macedonian  5 5 5 0 0 5
        Malay  385 195 195 15 0 10
        Malayalam  95 45 45 5 5 5
        Maltese  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150 90 35 55
        Marathi  25 10 15 0 0 0
        Nepali  15 10 5 0 5 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 5 5 5
        Norwegian  80 40 40 25 10 15
        Oromo  10 10 5 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815 255 125 125
        Pashto  25 15 10 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705 25 15 10
        Polish  905 405 500 85 40 45
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645 30 15 10
        Romanian  355 140 215 25 15 10
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Russian  1,035 440 590 45 25 20
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Serbian  510 250 260 15 10 10
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75 5 0 0
        Shanghainese  170 80 90 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35 15 5 10
        Sindhi  120 55 60 5 5 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35 0 5 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 5 5 0
        Slovak  175 55 125 25 10 15
        Slovenian  50 20 25 0 0 5
        Somali  45 20 25 0 0 0
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600 310 145 170
        Swahili  75 40 35 5 0 0
        Swedish  215 105 110 35 15 20
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025 165 50 110
        Taiwanese  680 320 365 10 0 5
        Tamil  290 170 120 5 5 0
        Telugu  40 20 20 5 5 0
        Thai  255 95 150 25 5 20
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  40 15 20 0 0 0
        Turkish  280 160 120 10 5 0
        Ukrainian  245 110 135 35 15 15
        Urdu  195 110 90 10 5 10
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225 75 35 40
        Yiddish  45 15 25 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445 125 55 70
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490 105 55 60
    English and French  240 110 130 10 5 5
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610 20 10 10
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735 75 40 35
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 0 0 0

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A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

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After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

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X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

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.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

Incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement: There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation. Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

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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 Nanaimo, British Columbia (Code 5921007) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed October 17, 2018).

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Footnote 1

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Map

Map

Map: Vancouver, City (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

Map: Nanaimo, City (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Vancouver  (City)

Geographic hierarchy: Nanaimo  (City)

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

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