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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Nova Scotia

(Province)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 603,502 ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...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 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,190 ...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 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 146,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...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 590,205 288,095 302,110 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330 742,285 364,505 377,775
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 41,000 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,030 ...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 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...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 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...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 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55 25 15 15
        Dene  10 10 5 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  30 10 15 15 5 10
        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 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  220 120 100 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40 50 25 30
        Albanian  130 70 60 245 130 120
        Amharic  305 160 135 150 80 70
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  275 140 135 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 100 55 45
        Bengali  880 465 420 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650 85 30 55
        Bosnian  225 110 115 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  465 210 260 50 30 25
        Burmese  340 175 165 10 10 5
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  70 40 35 45 20 25
        Croatian  1,320 635 680 210 110 100
        Czech  855 435 420 180 95 90
        Danish  435 205 230 175 95 85
        Dutch  1,350 675 670 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  130 50 80 55 25 25
        Finnish  410 150 260 95 40 50
        Flemish  40 30 10 30 10 15
        Fukien  545 245 305 15 10 10
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110 775 385 385
        Gujarati  960 430 530 105 60 50
        Hakka  405 180 225 0 5 0
        Hebrew  830 460 365 75 45 30
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040 515 265 250
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700 280 130 150
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 45 25 20
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625 790 445 345
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180 5 5 5
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525 815 360 455
        Kurdish  385 210 175 70 45 30
        Lao  105 50 55 10 10 0
        Latvian  135 60 75 65 35 30
        Lingala  10 10 5 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  85 35 50 35 15 20
        Macedonian  60 25 40 15 5 5
        Malay  995 495 495 65 20 45
        Malayalam  325 160 165 115 55 55
        Maltese  20 10 5 20 10 5
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955 905 435 470
        Marathi  80 45 30 30 15 15
        Nepali  140 80 55 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 110 60 45
        Norwegian  205 95 110 125 70 55
        Oromo  75 45 30 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745 375 205 170
        Pashto  125 70 50 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990 1,185 635 550
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455 825 385 440
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730 380 195 185
        Romanian  1,145 525 620 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25 15 5 5
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 15 10 10
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 120 60 60
        Sindhi  245 105 140 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40 10 5 10
        Slovak  480 205 270 120 50 70
        Slovenian  155 85 75 30 15 15
        Somali  130 70 60 40 20 20
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  110 60 50 75 45 35
        Swedish  440 200 235 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880 40 15 25
        Tamil  1,400 760 635 270 155 110
        Telugu  95 55 40 125 75 50
        Thai  665 255 410 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  120 60 65 55 30 30
        Turkish  815 475 340 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  890 355 530 300 130 165
        Urdu  700 375 325 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600 450 220 230
        Yiddish  185 90 100 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  1,500 760 745 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  755 345 410 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 430 205 225 875 385 490
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8 3.3 3.4 3.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,510 304,215 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 5 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 2,770 1,390 1,375
        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 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 60 30 30 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15 10 10 5
        Albanian 55 25 25 125 60 60
        Amharic 130 65 70 70 35 35
        Arabic 1,660 955 710 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 90 45 45 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 10 5 10
        Bengali 560 280 275 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205 30 15 15
        Bosnian 115 65 55 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 215 95 120 10 5 10
        Burmese 225 125 105 5 5 5
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 45 20 25 30 10 15
        Croatian 475 225 250 75 40 35
        Czech 190 95 90 45 20 25
        Danish 50 25 25 15 5 10
        Dutch 135 60 75 190 85 105
        Estonian 20 10 15 5 0 5
        Finnish 95 40 60 10 5 0
        Flemish 15 10 5 0 0 5
        Fukien 165 70 100 5 0 0
        German 1,100 530 570 1,170 565 605
        Greek 955 440 510 270 115 150
        Gujarati 485 205 275 50 25 25
        Hakka 115 55 60 0 0 0
        Hebrew 350 175 170 25 15 10
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015 215 110 105
        Hungarian 335 145 185 65 30 30
        Ilocano 525 240 290 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 20 5 10
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150 170 75 95
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90 5 0 0
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035 560 265 295
        Kurdish 215 105 110 55 35 20
        Lao 30 10 15 0 0 0
        Latvian 40 15 20 15 10 10
        Lingala 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 20 10 10 5 5 5
        Macedonian 35 15 20 5 0 5
        Malay 395 205 185 20 10 10
        Malayalam 205 100 105 35 20 20
        Maltese 5 5 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135 660 340 320
        Marathi 30 20 10 25 15 10
        Nepali 85 50 35 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 30 10 15
        Norwegian 35 15 10 20 10 10
        Oromo 40 25 15 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370 180 95 80
        Pashto 90 50 45 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985 935 480 455
        Polish 860 390 470 255 125 130
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800 120 55 60
        Romanian 445 220 230 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 10 5 0
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 10 10 5
        Serbian 1,325 645 685 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 195 85 110 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45 195 110 85
        Sindhi 75 30 50 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 65 35 35 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 5 0 5
        Slovak 125 60 65 30 10 20
        Slovenian 15 10 10 5 0 0
        Somali 70 35 40 20 5 10
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680 775 390 385
        Swahili 45 25 25 20 10 15
        Swedish 120 55 60 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 765 365 400 15 10 5
        Tamil 1,035 550 485 130 80 50
        Telugu 45 30 15 55 30 25
        Thai 270 125 145 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 60 30 35 25 15 10
        Turkish 370 195 175 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 140 60 80 25 5 20
        Urdu 400 200 205 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955 280 145 135
        Yiddish 5 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 885 475 415 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 255 125 130 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40 10 5 5
        Dene  5 0 5 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  20 10 5 10 5 5
        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 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  130 65 60 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20 35 20 20
        Albanian  45 25 20 95 45 45
        Amharic  105 60 50 40 25 20
        Arabic  735 500 230 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  80 45 35 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 45 25 25
        Bengali  190 90 100 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140 15 5 10
        Bosnian  80 35 45 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  150 65 85 25 15 10
        Burmese  90 45 45 5 0 0
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935 490 225 265
        Creoles  35 20 15 80 25 55
        Croatian  505 230 270 70 25 40
        Czech  330 155 175 55 20 35
        Danish  160 80 85 60 30 30
        Dutch  455 220 235 550 260 285
        Estonian  30 15 20 20 5 15
        Finnish  140 45 95 25 10 10
        Flemish  10 5 5 5 0 5
        Fukien  195 80 110 10 0 5
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465 1,255 605 645
        Greek  1,165 585 580 435 225 205
        Gujarati  350 155 195 40 15 20
        Hakka  135 65 75 0 0 0
        Hebrew  510 260 255 85 45 35
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035 310 165 145
        Hungarian  430 200 235 90 35 50
        Ilocano  380 140 240 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 15 5 5
        Italian  1,925 945 980 365 190 170
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45 5 0 0
        Korean  1,545 615 925 205 95 110
        Kurdish  85 50 35 10 5 5
        Lao  45 25 20 0 0 0
        Latvian  30 10 20 25 10 10
        Lingala  5 5 0 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  25 15 15 5 0 5
        Macedonian  5 5 5 5 5 5
        Malay  385 195 195 30 10 15
        Malayalam  95 45 45 55 20 35
        Maltese  10 5 5 15 5 10
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150 225 110 120
        Marathi  25 10 15 5 5 5
        Nepali  15 10 5 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 65 30 35
        Norwegian  80 40 40 55 25 30
        Oromo  10 10 5 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815 125 60 60
        Pashto  25 15 10 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705 210 125 85
        Polish  905 405 500 280 135 140
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645 175 85 85
        Romanian  355 140 215 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5 5 0 0
        Russian  1,035 440 590 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 10 5 5
        Serbian  510 250 260 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  170 80 90 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35 220 90 135
        Sindhi  120 55 60 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 0 0 0
        Slovak  175 55 125 55 25 30
        Slovenian  50 20 25 15 5 5
        Somali  45 20 25 15 10 5
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  75 40 35 75 40 35
        Swedish  215 105 110 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  680 320 365 15 10 5
        Tamil  290 170 120 105 60 45
        Telugu  40 20 20 40 20 15
        Thai  255 95 150 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  40 15 20 20 10 10
        Turkish  280 160 120 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  245 110 135 75 30 45
        Urdu  195 110 90 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225 105 45 55
        Yiddish  45 15 25 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490 840 400 435
    English and French  240 110 130 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 5 5 5

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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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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.

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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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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 Nova Scotia (Code 12) (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 July 7, 2020).

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Footnote 1

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Map

Map

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

Map: Nova Scotia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Vancouver  (City)

Geographic hierarchy: Nova Scotia (Province)

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Note

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

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