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

(Territory)
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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 41,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,464 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,143,793.47 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 603,500 295,095 308,400 41,460 21,065 20,400
0 to 4 years 24,770 12,725 12,050 3,285 1,655 1,630
5 to 9 years 22,400 11,625 10,775 2,860 1,435 1,425
10 to 14 years 24,175 12,435 11,740 2,865 1,450 1,420
15 to 19 years 29,095 14,950 14,150 3,390 1,765 1,625
15 years 5,500 2,770 2,730 695 355 345
16 years 5,625 2,985 2,635 640 360 285
17 years 5,715 2,955 2,760 675 355 325
18 years 5,985 3,025 2,960 685 360 330
19 years 6,275 3,215 3,065 685 340 345
20 to 24 years 44,285 21,710 22,570 3,340 1,690 1,650
25 to 29 years 59,465 28,810 30,655 3,440 1,770 1,675
30 to 34 years 53,335 26,355 26,980 3,305 1,625 1,680
35 to 39 years 47,230 23,055 24,175 2,985 1,445 1,535
40 to 44 years 48,640 23,950 24,690 3,035 1,535 1,500
45 to 49 years 49,195 24,730 24,460 3,380 1,695 1,685
50 to 54 years 44,105 21,435 22,670 3,105 1,615 1,490
55 to 59 years 39,500 19,315 20,185 2,390 1,255 1,135
60 to 64 years 35,365 17,370 17,995 1,680 915 765
65 to 69 years 22,845 11,110 11,735 980 555 425
70 to 74 years 18,800 8,720 10,080 580 280 305
75 to 79 years 15,870 7,425 8,440 400 200 200
80 to 84 years 12,305 5,410 6,895 240 105 130
85 years and over 12,110 3,955 8,155 200 80 120
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 39.1 40.2 32.3 32.3 32.2
% of the population aged 15 and over 88.2 87.5 88.8 78.3 78.4 78.1
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 532,150 258,310 273,840 32,455 16,525 15,925
Married or living with a common-law partner 264,105 132,245 131,855 17,670 8,845 8,825
Married (and not separated) 216,815 107,845 108,965 11,375 5,715 5,655
Living common law 47,285 24,395 22,890 6,295 3,130 3,165
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 268,050 126,065 141,985 14,785 7,685 7,100
Single (never legally married) 194,270 102,030 92,240 11,785 6,475 5,315
Separated 12,850 5,445 7,400 785 370 410
Divorced 35,825 14,020 21,800 1,300 615 685
Widowed 25,110 4,570 20,545 915 230 690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,460 ...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 10,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 485 ...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 2,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 180 ...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 14,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 590,205 288,095 302,110 40,805 20,655 20,150
Number of persons not in census families 165,840 79,055 86,785 6,745 3,745 3,000
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 18,175 6,670 11,505 1,340 675 665
Living with non-relatives only 46,460 24,170 22,285 1,930 1,105 825
Living alone 101,200 48,215 52,990 3,475 1,965 1,510
Number of census family persons 424,370 209,045 215,330 34,060 16,910 17,145
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 75,360 34,360 41,000 2,230 1,135 1,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 28,975 9,280 19,690 845 365 480
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,605 1,090 4,510 185 55 125
Living with non-relatives only 1,795 845 950 40 20 20
Living alone 21,575 7,340 14,235 625 290 340
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 46,390 25,085 21,305 1,385 770 610
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 20,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 780 ...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 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 370 ...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 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 590,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...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 41,040 20,785 20,260
  Single responses  578,685 283,430 295,250 40,500 20,520 19,975
    English  299,290 154,040 145,250 31,375 16,000 15,375
    French  8,905 4,575 4,330 1,075 580 500
    Non-official languages  270,490 124,825 145,670 8,045 3,940 4,105
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 165 85 85 780 375 405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  120 60 55 135 60 75
        Dene  10 10 5 450 245 205
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 190 70 120
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  30 10 15 10 5 5
        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 2,465 1,205 1,260
        African languages, n.i.e 55 30 25 0 0 5
        Afrikaans  220 120 100 5 0 5
        Akan (Twi)  70 35 40 10 5 5
        Albanian  130 70 60 5 5 0
        Amharic  305 160 135 10 5 5
        Arabic  2,685 1,670 1,015 150 100 55
        Armenian  275 140 135 75 35 40
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 30 20 15
        Bengali  880 465 420 35 20 15
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  1,020 370 650 70 25 45
        Bosnian  225 110 115 5 5 5
        Bulgarian  465 210 260 10 0 5
        Burmese  340 175 165 0 0 0
        Cantonese  63,220 29,170 34,055 85 45 40
        Chinese, n.o.s.  44,880 20,730 24,150 110 55 55
        Creoles  70 40 35 40 15 25
        Croatian  1,320 635 680 20 10 10
        Czech  855 435 420 10 5 5
        Danish  435 205 230 10 5 5
        Dutch  1,350 675 670 50 30 25
        Estonian  130 50 80 0 0 0
        Finnish  410 150 260 10 5 5
        Flemish  40 30 10 5 0 0
        Fukien  545 245 305 0 0 0
        German  6,615 3,150 3,465 185 100 85
        Greek  2,275 1,160 1,110 10 10 5
        Gujarati  960 430 530 10 5 5
        Hakka  405 180 225 0 0 0
        Hebrew  830 460 365 0 0 0
        Hindi  3,955 1,905 2,040 25 15 10
        Hungarian  1,350 655 700 25 15 10
        Ilocano  1,535 615 925 45 20 25
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 5 0 0
        Italian  5,065 2,435 2,625 45 25 20
        Japanese  6,730 2,235 4,495 30 10 20
        Khmer (Cambodian)  330 150 180 0 0 0
        Korean  7,825 3,300 4,525 15 5 5
        Kurdish  385 210 175 0 0 0
        Lao  105 50 55 5 0 0
        Latvian  135 60 75 0 0 0
        Lingala  10 10 5 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  85 35 50 0 0 0
        Macedonian  60 25 40 5 5 5
        Malay  995 495 495 5 0 0
        Malayalam  325 160 165 15 5 5
        Maltese  20 10 5 0 0 0
        Mandarin  23,675 10,715 12,955 35 15 20
        Marathi  80 45 30 0 0 0
        Nepali  140 80 55 20 10 10
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 5 0 0
        Norwegian  205 95 110 5 0 0
        Oromo  75 45 30 15 5 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  15,235 7,485 7,745 30 15 15
        Pashto  125 70 50 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  6,260 3,270 2,990 20 10 10
        Polish  2,705 1,245 1,455 30 15 20
        Portuguese  3,410 1,680 1,730 20 10 15
        Romanian  1,145 525 620 20 10 10
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 15 25 0 0 0
        Russian  3,705 1,635 2,070 40 15 25
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10 5 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 0 0 0
        Serbian  2,080 1,020 1,065 15 5 10
        Serbo-Croatian  480 230 255 5 0 0
        Shanghainese  460 185 275 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 65 30 35 0 5 0
        Sindhi  245 105 140 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 100 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 5 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 80 40 40 5 5 0
        Slovak  480 205 270 15 5 10
        Slovenian  155 85 75 5 0 5
        Somali  130 70 60 40 30 5
        Spanish  10,500 5,230 5,270 90 40 55
        Swahili  110 60 50 10 5 5
        Swedish  440 200 235 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,805 7,300 11,505 545 205 340
        Taiwanese  1,600 725 880 0 0 0
        Tamil  1,400 760 635 25 10 15
        Telugu  95 55 40 10 5 5
        Thai  665 255 410 0 0 5
        Tibetan languages  45 30 15 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  120 60 65 10 10 0
        Turkish  815 475 340 15 5 10
        Ukrainian  890 355 530 45 30 20
        Urdu  700 375 325 30 20 10
        Vietnamese  10,585 4,985 5,600 155 75 80
        Yiddish  185 90 100 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,985 960 1,025 4,800 2,360 2,440
  Multiple responses          17,035 8,075 8,965 535 260 280
    English and French  1,500 760 745 75 35 35
    English and non-official language  14,425 6,800 7,625 450 215 235
    French and non-official language  755 345 410 15 5 10
    English, French and non-official language 355 170 185 5 0 0
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 41,040 20,785 20,255
  English only 490,430 245,600 244,825 37,040 18,900 18,140
  French only 430 205 225 45 20 25
  English and French 58,905 26,855 32,045 3,715 1,760 1,955
  Neither English nor French 45,960 18,835 27,120 235 95 140
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 595,720 291,505 304,215 41,040 20,780 20,255
  English 537,105 266,410 270,695 39,680 20,090 19,590
  French 9,165 4,660 4,505 1,030 550 475
  English and French 4,020 1,835 2,180 100 45 55
  Neither English nor French 45,430 18,600 26,825 225 95 130
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 11,175 5,575 5,600 1,080 575 505
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.6 2.8 2.5
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 41,040 20,780 20,260
  Single responses 560,350 274,905 285,440 40,650 20,600 20,055
    English 387,300 194,815 192,485 36,485 18,495 17,990
    French 3,560 1,735 1,825 550 290 265
    Non-official languages 169,485 78,360 91,130 3,615 1,815 1,800
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 25 15 10 235 130 110
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 15 10 10 15 10 10
        Dene 5 0 5 170 95 70
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 45 20 30
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 5 5 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 1,170 555 615
        African languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 60 30 30 0 0 0
        Akan (Twi) 20 10 15 5 0 5
        Albanian 55 25 25 0 5 0
        Amharic 130 65 70 10 5 5
        Arabic 1,660 955 710 100 55 45
        Armenian 90 45 45 50 20 25
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 5 5 5
        Bengali 560 280 275 25 15 10
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 340 140 205 25 15 15
        Bosnian 115 65 55 0 0 0
        Bulgarian 215 95 120 5 0 0
        Burmese 225 125 105 0 0 0
        Cantonese 49,175 22,410 26,765 50 20 25
        Chinese, n.o.s. 30,650 14,070 16,580 65 35 30
        Creoles 45 20 25 25 5 15
        Croatian 475 225 250 0 0 0
        Czech 190 95 90 0 0 0
        Danish 50 25 25 0 0 0
        Dutch 135 60 75 5 0 5
        Estonian 20 10 15 0 0 0
        Finnish 95 40 60 0 0 0
        Flemish 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Fukien 165 70 100 0 0 0
        German 1,100 530 570 25 10 10
        Greek 955 440 510 5 5 5
        Gujarati 485 205 275 15 5 5
        Hakka 115 55 60 0 0 0
        Hebrew 350 175 170 0 0 0
        Hindi 1,915 905 1,015 15 5 10
        Hungarian 335 145 185 5 0 0
        Ilocano 525 240 290 25 10 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 0 0 0
        Italian 2,040 890 1,150 10 5 5
        Japanese 3,560 1,440 2,120 10 10 10
        Khmer (Cambodian) 175 85 90 0 0 0
        Korean 5,445 2,415 3,035 10 5 5
        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 0 0 0
        Malay 395 205 185 0 0 0
        Malayalam 205 100 105 10 5 5
        Maltese 5 5 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 19,030 8,895 10,135 30 15 20
        Marathi 30 20 10 0 0 0
        Nepali 85 50 35 15 10 10
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 0 0 0
        Norwegian 35 15 10 0 0 0
        Oromo 40 25 15 10 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,500 5,120 5,370 10 5 5
        Pashto 90 50 45 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 3,875 1,890 1,985 5 0 0
        Polish 860 390 470 10 5 0
        Portuguese 1,545 750 800 10 5 10
        Romanian 445 220 230 0 5 5
        Rundi (Kirundi) 20 10 15 0 0 0
        Russian 2,085 960 1,130 30 15 15
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 10 5 10 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 0 0 0
        Serbian 1,325 645 685 10 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian 240 115 125 5 0 5
        Shanghainese 195 85 110 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 95 50 45 5 5 5
        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 0 0 0
        Slovak 125 60 65 5 5 5
        Slovenian 15 10 10 0 0 0
        Somali 70 35 40 10 10 0
        Spanish 5,245 2,560 2,680 40 15 20
        Swahili 45 25 25 5 0 0
        Swedish 120 55 60 0 0 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,345 3,880 5,460 295 130 160
        Taiwanese 765 365 400 0 0 0
        Tamil 1,035 550 485 10 5 5
        Telugu 45 30 15 0 5 0
        Thai 270 125 145 0 0 0
        Tibetan languages 20 15 5 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 60 30 35 0 5 0
        Turkish 370 195 175 0 5 0
        Ukrainian 140 60 80 0 0 0
        Urdu 400 200 205 25 10 15
        Vietnamese 7,475 3,525 3,955 145 70 75
        Yiddish 5 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 690 365 330 2,210 1,135 1,080
  Multiple responses         35,375 16,600 18,775 385 185 205
    English and French 885 475 415 45 20 20
    English and non-official language 33,780 15,805 17,975 330 160 170
    French and non-official language 255 125 130 0 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 450 195 260 15 5 5
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 41,040 20,780 20,255
  None 454,215 224,420 229,795 34,395 17,525 16,870
  Single responses  138,730 65,795 72,930 6,585 3,230 3,350
    English  58,315 28,070 30,245 2,345 1,225 1,125
    French  6,815 3,275 3,545 605 275 335
    Non-official languages  73,595 34,460 39,140 3,630 1,735 1,890
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 105 55 50 415 200 215
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 40 60 30 30
        Dene  5 0 5 235 120 110
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0 120 50 75
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Ojibway  20 10 5 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 72,660 34,020 38,640 840 400 445
        African languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  130 65 60 5 5 5
        Akan (Twi)  35 15 20 10 5 0
        Albanian  45 25 20 0 0 0
        Amharic  105 60 50 5 0 0
        Arabic  735 500 230 40 30 15
        Armenian  80 45 35 35 15 15
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 20 10 10
        Bengali  190 90 100 10 5 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  220 80 140 15 5 10
        Bosnian  80 35 45 5 0 5
        Bulgarian  150 65 85 5 0 0
        Burmese  90 45 45 0 0 0
        Cantonese  13,960 6,715 7,240 35 15 20
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,635 3,705 3,935 25 15 10
        Creoles  35 20 15 10 5 0
        Croatian  505 230 270 10 5 5
        Czech  330 155 175 10 5 5
        Danish  160 80 85 5 0 0
        Dutch  455 220 235 10 5 5
        Estonian  30 15 20 0 0 0
        Finnish  140 45 95 5 5 0
        Flemish  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Fukien  195 80 110 0 0 0
        German  2,735 1,275 1,465 65 30 35
        Greek  1,165 585 580 0 5 0
        Gujarati  350 155 195 0 0 0
        Hakka  135 65 75 0 0 0
        Hebrew  510 260 255 0 0 0
        Hindi  2,065 1,035 1,035 25 10 10
        Hungarian  430 200 235 10 5 5
        Ilocano  380 140 240 5 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 40 20 20 0 0 0
        Italian  1,925 945 980 20 10 5
        Japanese  2,860 1,130 1,735 10 5 5
        Khmer (Cambodian)  75 35 45 0 0 0
        Korean  1,545 615 925 5 0 5
        Kurdish  85 50 35 0 0 0
        Lao  45 25 20 5 5 0
        Latvian  30 10 20 0 0 0
        Lingala  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  25 15 15 0 0 0
        Macedonian  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Malay  385 195 195 5 0 5
        Malayalam  95 45 45 0 0 0
        Maltese  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Mandarin  5,625 2,475 3,150 0 0 0
        Marathi  25 10 15 0 0 0
        Nepali  15 10 5 0 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 20 15 5 15 5 5
        Norwegian  80 40 40 0 0 0
        Oromo  10 10 5 5 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  3,655 1,840 1,815 10 10 5
        Pashto  25 15 10 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  1,545 840 705 10 5 10
        Polish  905 405 500 15 5 5
        Portuguese  1,290 645 645 5 0 5
        Romanian  355 140 215 5 5 5
        Rundi (Kirundi)  5 5 5 0 0 0
        Russian  1,035 440 590 20 10 10
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Serbian  510 250 260 5 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  125 50 75 0 0 0
        Shanghainese  170 80 90 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 45 20 35 0 0 0
        Sindhi  120 55 60 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  70 35 35 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 15 10 5 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 25 10 10 5 0 0
        Slovak  175 55 125 15 5 5
        Slovenian  50 20 25 0 0 0
        Somali  45 20 25 20 15 5
        Spanish  5,260 2,660 2,600 65 20 45
        Swahili  75 40 35 0 0 0
        Swedish  215 105 110 10 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  6,385 2,360 4,025 195 70 120
        Taiwanese  680 320 365 0 0 0
        Tamil  290 170 120 5 0 0
        Telugu  40 20 20 0 0 0
        Thai  255 95 150 5 0 5
        Tibetan languages  15 10 5 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  40 15 20 0 0 0
        Turkish  280 160 120 5 5 0
        Ukrainian  245 110 135 10 5 5
        Urdu  195 110 90 15 10 5
        Vietnamese  2,400 1,175 1,225 15 10 10
        Yiddish  45 15 25 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 830 385 445 2,375 1,135 1,235
  Multiple responses          2,780 1,285 1,490 60 20 40
    English and French  240 110 130 0 0 0
    English and non-official language  1,140 530 610 10 0 10
    French and non-official language  1,380 645 735 50 15 30
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 0 0 0

Symbols

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).

E use with caution

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.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. 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.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

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 Northwest Territories (Code 61) (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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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


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Footnotes

Footnote 1

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Map

Map

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

Map: Northwest Territories

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Vancouver  (City)

Geographic hierarchy: Northwest Territories (Territory)

  • Canada
    • Northwest Territories (Territory)

Note

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

Related data

Related data

Related data: Vancouver, City (Census Subdivision), British Columbia

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