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Characteristic Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Quebec Data quality note(s)

(Province)
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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 7,903,001  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,546,131  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,685,926 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,343 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,356,547.02 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400 7,903,000 3,875,860 4,027,140
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050 440,840 225,525 215,320
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775 399,575 203,675 195,900
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740 418,205 213,540 204,665
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150 491,980 249,960 242,020
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730 93,955 47,690 46,265
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635 96,095 48,880 47,210
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760 97,795 49,925 47,875
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960 100,210 50,910 49,305
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065 103,915 52,545 51,370
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570 489,185 246,850 242,340
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655 490,665 245,695 244,970
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980 531,445 264,980 266,460
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175 498,225 249,610 248,615
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690 520,805 261,120 259,690
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460 623,575 311,320 312,250
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670 648,695 320,695 327,995
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185 579,280 285,295 293,990
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995 512,830 250,675 262,155
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735 403,210 194,305 208,905
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080 291,755 135,830 155,925
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440 232,355 101,675 130,680
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895 176,420 69,170 107,250
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155 153,945 45,945 108,005
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2 41.9 40.7 43.0
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8 84.1 83.4 84.7
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840 6,644,380 3,233,120 3,411,260
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855 3,745,320 1,875,415 1,869,905
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965 2,353,770 1,177,720 1,176,050
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890 1,391,550 697,695 693,850
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985 2,899,060 1,357,705 1,541,360
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240 1,942,090 1,045,540 896,545
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400 105,195 46,465 58,720
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800 463,830 188,265 275,565
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545 387,945 77,430 310,515
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,158,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 473,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 407,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 164,680 ...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 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,838,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,143,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 596,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 547,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 216,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 226,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 104,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 694,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 334,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 360,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,360 ...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 365,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 277,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 169,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 57,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 146,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,201,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 520,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 728,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 279,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 453,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 219,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 590,205 288,095 302,110 7,732,835 3,812,190 3,920,640
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785 1,489,290 717,115 772,170
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505 145,795 64,175 81,615
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285 249,085 141,300 107,785
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990 1,094,410 511,640 582,770
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330 6,243,545 3,095,075 3,148,470
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 75,360 34,360 41,000 1,128,815 510,045 618,775
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690 413,235 124,645 288,590
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510 45,530 11,850 33,680
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950 24,935 11,985 12,950
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235 342,775 100,810 241,965
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305 715,580 385,395 330,185
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,174,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,050,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,738,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 880,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 857,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 312,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 123,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 61,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,221,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,680 ...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 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,560,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 171,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,640,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 171,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 86,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,103,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,645 ...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 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,181,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 496,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 421,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,732,835 ...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 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250 7,663,135 3,764,810 3,898,325
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250 599,225 297,875 301,355
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330 6,102,210 2,994,300 3,107,910
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670 961,700 472,635 489,060
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85 41,290 20,530 20,760
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 5,815 2,975 2,845
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55 15,135 7,570 7,565
        Dene  10 10 5 0 5 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 8,715 4,200 4,515
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 10,915 5,430 5,485
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 670 340 325
        Ojibway  30 10 15 30 15 15
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 268,345 123,780 144,565 908,480 445,970 462,515
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25 930 530 400
        Afrikaans  220 120 100 100 50 45
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40 1,140 560 585
        Albanian  130 70 60 2,405 1,240 1,170
        Amharic  305 160 135 690 340 355
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015 140,035 74,985 65,050
        Armenian  275 140 135 15,030 7,335 7,700
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 1,645 875 770
        Bengali  880 465 420 10,405 5,305 5,100
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 5,645 3,095 2,550
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650 955 280 670
        Bosnian  225 110 115 1,505 745 760
        Bulgarian  465 210 260 6,495 3,165 3,330
        Burmese  340 175 165 60 25 35
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055 10,975 5,185 5,790
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150 41,590 19,745 21,850
        Creoles  70 40 35 49,475 21,965 27,510
        Croatian  1,320 635 680 2,375 1,220 1,160
        Czech  855 435 420 1,645 790 855
        Danish  435 205 230 305 145 160
        Dutch  1,350 675 670 3,245 1,595 1,645
        Estonian  130 50 80 200 75 125
        Finnish  410 150 260 415 155 255
        Flemish  40 30 10 590 250 340
        Fukien  545 245 305 75 30 45
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465 15,025 6,920 8,105
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110 39,825 20,135 19,690
        Gujarati  960 430 530 5,940 2,915 3,025
        Hakka  405 180 225 105 40 60
        Hebrew  830 460 365 3,975 2,105 1,870
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040 2,745 1,435 1,310
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700 6,675 3,250 3,430
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925 1,685 615 1,075
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 560 320 240
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625 113,815 56,530 57,285
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495 2,175 680 1,495
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180 8,620 4,035 4,580
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525 4,085 1,785 2,300
        Kurdish  385 210 175 820 465 360
        Lao  105 50 55 4,185 2,050 2,140
        Latvian  135 60 75 335 125 205
        Lingala  10 10 5 2,045 980 1,070
        Lithuanian  85 35 50 650 275 370
        Macedonian  60 25 40 195 105 95
        Malay  995 495 495 625 250 375
        Malayalam  325 160 165 315 165 150
        Maltese  20 10 5 30 15 15
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955 11,290 5,155 6,130
        Marathi  80 45 30 160 90 65
        Nepali  140 80 55 1,280 620 660
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 4,565 2,470 2,090
        Norwegian  205 95 110 275 130 140
        Oromo  75 45 30 7,035 3,865 3,170
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745 11,150 5,990 5,160
        Pashto  125 70 50 990 545 445
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990 19,835 10,340 9,500
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455 15,250 6,695 8,555
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730 34,265 16,505 17,760
        Romanian  1,145 525 620 31,245 15,115 16,130
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25 2,370 1,150 1,220
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070 24,085 10,765 13,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 2,005 875 1,130
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 150 80 75
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065 2,955 1,485 1,470
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255 1,910 945 970
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 95 40 50
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 520 305 215
        Sindhi  245 105 140 305 145 155
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100 585 305 280
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 95 55 40
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40 325 180 145
        Slovak  480 205 270 1,180 525 660
        Slovenian  155 85 75 840 375 460
        Somali  130 70 60 855 435 420
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270 131,850 64,490 67,365
        Swahili  110 60 50 2,065 1,060 1,010
        Swedish  440 200 235 515 240 280
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505 13,740 4,655 9,090
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880 405 190 215
        Tamil  1,400 760 635 13,245 6,645 6,595
        Telugu  95 55 40 365 200 160
        Thai  665 255 410 725 190 535
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15 110 60 50
        Tigrigna  120 60 65 350 160 190
        Turkish  815 475 340 6,915 3,605 3,305
        Ukrainian  890 355 530 4,785 2,095 2,690
        Urdu  700 375 325 9,800 5,115 4,690
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600 26,560 12,675 13,885
        Yiddish  185 90 100 9,035 4,515 4,520
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025 11,930 6,140 5,790
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965 152,820 76,455 76,365
    English and French  1,500 760 745 64,800 32,390 32,405
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625 23,435 11,455 11,975
    French and non-official language  755 345 410 51,640 25,810 25,825
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185 12,950 6,790 6,155
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,690
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825 363,860 180,175 183,690
  French only 430 205 225 4,047,175 1,871,500 2,175,675
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045 3,328,725 1,758,410 1,570,310
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120 76,190 31,175 45,015
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 7,815,955 3,841,265 3,974,695
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695 935,635 465,965 469,675
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505 6,561,510 3,216,790 3,344,720
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180 245,230 128,655 116,575
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825 73,580 29,860 43,720
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600 1,058,250 530,290 527,960
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8 13.5 13.8 13.3
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 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,695
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440 7,570,900 3,720,195 3,850,710
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485 767,415 379,915 387,500
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825 6,249,080 3,071,635 3,177,450
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130 554,400 268,640 285,760
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10 37,955 19,060 18,895
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 5,365 2,805 2,560
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 14,155 7,085 7,075
        Dene 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 7,730 3,760 3,965
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 10,360 5,230 5,130
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 330 175 155
        Ojibway 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 168,770 77,985 90,790 511,880 247,275 264,610
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 220 105 115
        Afrikaans 60 30 30 25 10 15
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15 565 260 310
        Albanian 55 25 25 1,510 765 745
        Amharic 130 65 70 360 165 195
        Arabic 1,660 955 710 72,955 37,360 35,590
        Armenian 90 45 45 10,980 5,195 5,785
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 290 140 155
        Bengali 560 280 275 8,285 4,110 4,170
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 1,915 1,005 915
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205 235 95 140
        Bosnian 115 65 55 1,030 525 505
        Bulgarian 215 95 120 4,940 2,430 2,505
        Burmese 225 125 105 30 10 15
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765 8,340 3,980 4,360
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580 33,890 16,270 17,620
        Creoles 45 20 25 19,430 8,295 11,135
        Croatian 475 225 250 1,060 510 545
        Czech 190 95 90 510 240 275
        Danish 50 25 25 35 20 15
        Dutch 135 60 75 525 245 280
        Estonian 20 10 15 30 15 15
        Finnish 95 40 60 65 25 40
        Flemish 15 10 5 95 45 55
        Fukien 165 70 100 15 10 5
        German 1,100 530 570 3,025 1,435 1,590
        Greek 955 440 510 20,060 9,685 10,380
        Gujarati 485 205 275 3,955 1,905 2,050
        Hakka 115 55 60 20 5 15
        Hebrew 350 175 170 1,735 885 845
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015 1,450 720 725
        Hungarian 335 145 185 2,390 1,070 1,315
        Ilocano 525 240 290 585 225 360
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 275 145 130
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150 39,540 17,925 21,615
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120 915 390 525
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90 5,350 2,475 2,875
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035 2,955 1,360 1,590
        Kurdish 215 105 110 380 200 180
        Lao 30 10 15 2,395 1,160 1,235
        Latvian 40 15 20 90 35 55
        Lingala 0 0 0 545 250 290
        Lithuanian 20 10 10 150 60 90
        Macedonian 35 15 20 125 65 60
        Malay 395 205 185 225 115 120
        Malayalam 205 100 105 75 40 35
        Maltese 5 5 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135 9,325 4,485 4,835
        Marathi 30 20 10 65 40 25
        Nepali 85 50 35 1,170 575 600
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 975 465 505
        Norwegian 35 15 10 40 20 25
        Oromo 40 25 15 2,115 1,110 1,010
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370 8,345 4,415 3,925
        Pashto 90 50 45 805 430 380
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985 14,380 7,125 7,255
        Polish 860 390 470 6,955 3,160 3,800
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800 16,015 7,615 8,405
        Romanian 445 220 230 22,790 11,190 11,605
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 665 305 355
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130 18,465 8,740 9,725
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10 450 210 235
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 75 40 35
        Serbian 1,325 645 685 2,015 985 1,025
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125 1,180 580 600
        Shanghainese 195 85 110 30 15 20
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45 975 625 355
        Sindhi 75 30 50 175 85 90
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 65 35 35 330 165 170
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30 55 20 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 145 65 75
        Slovak 125 60 65 255 115 140
        Slovenian 15 10 10 295 130 170
        Somali 70 35 40 520 245 275
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680 88,380 43,095 45,290
        Swahili 45 25 25 750 365 385
        Swedish 120 55 60 115 55 55
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460 7,280 2,815 4,465
        Taiwanese 765 365 400 220 115 100
        Tamil 1,035 550 485 11,270 5,585 5,685
        Telugu 45 30 15 220 120 105
        Thai 270 125 145 210 95 115
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5 80 40 40
        Tigrigna 60 30 35 170 80 90
        Turkish 370 195 175 4,945 2,470 2,475
        Ukrainian 140 60 80 1,925 835 1,090
        Urdu 400 200 205 7,125 3,595 3,530
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955 20,740 9,845 10,895
        Yiddish 5 0 0 6,275 3,225 3,050
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330 4,565 2,310 2,265
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775 245,055 121,070 123,985
    English and French 885 475 415 71,555 35,860 35,695
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975 43,765 21,305 22,460
    French and non-official language 255 125 130 100,110 48,590 51,525
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260 29,625 15,315 14,310
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 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795 6,691,145 3,279,620 3,411,525
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930 1,046,580 522,335 524,245
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245 459,125 234,190 224,935
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545 298,090 147,040 151,050
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140 289,365 141,100 148,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50 3,380 1,585 1,795
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 470 205 270
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40 1,250 630 620
        Dene  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 920 435 490
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 485 205 275
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5 250 110 135
        Ojibway  20 10 5 5 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 72,660 34,020 38,640 279,095 136,070 143,025
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 625 335 295
        Afrikaans  130 65 60 65 35 30
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20 475 240 240
        Albanian  45 25 20 400 200 200
        Amharic  105 60 50 195 95 100
        Arabic  735 500 230 49,400 26,430 22,965
        Armenian  80 45 35 2,500 1,235 1,265
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 945 495 450
        Bengali  190 90 100 1,140 635 505
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 1,980 1,050 930
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140 250 80 165
        Bosnian  80 35 45 310 145 165
        Bulgarian  150 65 85 835 380 450
        Burmese  90 45 45 10 5 5
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240 1,890 935 955
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935 5,395 2,480 2,920
        Creoles  35 20 15 34,645 15,580 19,065
        Croatian  505 230 270 600 280 325
        Czech  330 155 175 445 205 240
        Danish  160 80 85 130 50 75
        Dutch  455 220 235 930 415 515
        Estonian  30 15 20 60 25 35
        Finnish  140 45 95 140 60 85
        Flemish  10 5 5 110 45 65
        Fukien  195 80 110 25 10 15
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465 5,900 2,720 3,175
        Greek  1,165 585 580 14,520 7,350 7,165
        Gujarati  350 155 195 1,185 600 585
        Hakka  135 65 75 50 20 30
        Hebrew  510 260 255 2,975 1,475 1,505
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035 1,870 985 890
        Hungarian  430 200 235 1,580 715 865
        Ilocano  380 140 240 505 180 325
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 210 110 95
        Italian  1,925 945 980 39,030 19,225 19,810
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735 1,070 465 610
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45 2,300 1,070 1,230
        Korean  1,545 615 925 650 275 375
        Kurdish  85 50 35 230 125 110
        Lao  45 25 20 1,095 530 565
        Latvian  30 10 20 90 35 55
        Lingala  5 5 0 2,585 1,255 1,325
        Lithuanian  25 15 15 180 65 120
        Macedonian  5 5 5 45 20 25
        Malay  385 195 195 235 105 130
        Malayalam  95 45 45 135 70 70
        Maltese  10 5 5 5 5 0
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150 1,880 810 1,075
        Marathi  25 10 15 55 30 30
        Nepali  15 10 5 40 25 25
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 2,705 1,350 1,355
        Norwegian  80 40 40 110 60 55
        Oromo  10 10 5 2,435 1,275 1,160
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815 1,755 960 795
        Pashto  25 15 10 80 50 30
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705 2,920 1,600 1,325
        Polish  905 405 500 3,465 1,400 2,065
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645 9,950 4,785 5,165
        Romanian  355 140 215 4,475 2,070 2,410
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5 1,140 565 575
        Russian  1,035 440 590 4,610 2,105 2,500
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 920 390 530
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 55 35 25
        Serbian  510 250 260 540 275 265
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75 350 185 165
        Shanghainese  170 80 90 50 25 25
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35 445 205 240
        Sindhi  120 55 60 110 50 60
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35 175 95 80
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 25 15 15
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 95 55 45
        Slovak  175 55 125 310 140 175
        Slovenian  50 20 25 225 95 130
        Somali  45 20 25 250 135 120
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600 40,335 19,665 20,670
        Swahili  75 40 35 1,245 615 630
        Swedish  215 105 110 320 150 175
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025 4,875 1,540 3,335
        Taiwanese  680 320 365 135 65 70
        Tamil  290 170 120 1,510 790 720
        Telugu  40 20 20 80 50 30
        Thai  255 95 150 320 100 215
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5 30 15 10
        Tigrigna  40 15 20 90 45 45
        Turkish  280 160 120 1,270 690 575
        Ukrainian  245 110 135 1,245 535 715
        Urdu  195 110 90 2,205 1,200 1,010
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225 4,620 2,245 2,375
        Yiddish  45 15 25 1,690 765 920
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445 6,890 3,445 3,445
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490 78,230 39,305 38,925
    English and French  240 110 130 30,610 15,760 14,845
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610 24,795 12,330 12,465
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735 21,860 10,720 11,145
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 965 500 465

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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 Quebec (Code 24) (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 December 6, 2019).

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