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Characteristic Courtenay, CY Data quality note(s)
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
Comox Valley, RD Data quality note(s)
British Columbia
(Census division)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 24,099 ...Data not available ...Data not available 63,538 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 22,021A  ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,482A  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 9.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 11,377 ...Data not available ...Data not available 30,156 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 10,889 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 820.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 29.38 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,700.58 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 24,100 11,455 12,640 63,540 30,700 32,835
0 to 4 years 1,175 605 575 2,760 1,380 1,380
5 to 9 years 1,160 625 530 2,955 1,565 1,395
10 to 14 years 1,195 590 600 3,360 1,700 1,660
15 to 19 years 1,455 710 745 3,800 1,890 1,910
15 years 275 135 140 775 390 385
16 years 285 135 155 770 355 415
17 years 320 170 155 785 395 395
18 years 285 120 160 765 380 385
19 years 280 150 135 700 365 330
20 to 24 years 1,190 595 600 2,815 1,460 1,355
25 to 29 years 1,330 650 675 2,850 1,395 1,460
30 to 34 years 1,295 645 655 2,945 1,440 1,505
35 to 39 years 1,330 600 730 3,320 1,525 1,795
40 to 44 years 1,430 675 755 3,760 1,780 1,985
45 to 49 years 1,775 840 935 5,025 2,375 2,655
50 to 54 years 1,810 865 945 5,440 2,555 2,885
55 to 59 years 1,785 780 1,010 5,470 2,530 2,940
60 to 64 years 1,885 875 1,010 5,440 2,650 2,790
65 to 69 years 1,550 720 830 4,345 2,135 2,210
70 to 74 years 1,285 630 660 3,235 1,620 1,615
75 to 79 years 1,025 485 540 2,595 1,305 1,290
80 to 84 years 755 345 405 1,755 805 950
85 years and over 670 225 445 1,655 595 1,065
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 46.5 45.2 47.6 48.3 47.7 48.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.4 84.1 86.5 85.7 84.9 86.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 20,570 9,630 10,935 54,455 26,055 28,400
Married or living with a common-law partner 11,540 5,755 5,785 33,285 16,575 16,710
Married (and not separated) 9,445 4,715 4,735 27,445 13,675 13,770
Living common law 2,090 1,040 1,055 5,835 2,890 2,945
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,030 3,875 5,155 21,170 9,485 11,690
Single (never legally married) 4,870 2,570 2,300 11,605 6,275 5,330
Separated 735 305 430 1,700 715 985
Divorced 1,950 705 1,255 4,395 1,725 2,675
Widowed 1,470 300 1,170 3,470 770 2,700
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 6,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 4,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 1,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 6,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 5,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 4,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 1,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available 165 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 1,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 1,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 220 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 60 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 15 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 5,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 1,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 2,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 0.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 23,580 11,270 12,310 62,460 30,310 32,155
Number of persons not in census families 5,340 2,415 2,925 11,765 5,435 6,330
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 430 190 240 975 435 535
Living with non-relatives only 1,405 820 590 2,845 1,620 1,225
Living alone 3,505 1,410 2,090 7,940 3,375 4,565
Number of census family persons 18,235 8,855 9,385 50,695 24,870 25,825
Average number of persons per census family 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 4,865 2,280 2,585 12,805 6,220 6,580
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 1,620 510 1,110 3,895 1,295 2,600
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 120 30 95 330 90 240
Living with non-relatives only 130 65 65 305 165 145
Living alone 1,365 420 945 3,260 1,040 2,215
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 3,245 1,770 1,475 8,905 4,930 3,980
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 10,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 6,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 18,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 6,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 5,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 1,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 4,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 3,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 10,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 5,665 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 4,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 1,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 560 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 15 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 10,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 3,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 4,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 1,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 1,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 23,740 11,335 12,405 63,110 30,555 32,555
  Single responses  23,590 11,270 12,320 62,695 30,380 32,315
    English  21,350 10,230 11,115 57,445 27,915 29,525
    French  550 280 275 1,425 710 715
    Non-official languages  1,685 760 925 3,830 1,755 2,070
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 5 20 5 10
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 0 5 20 5 10
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,655 745 905 3,755 1,735 2,025
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  10 5 5 45 20 25
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Albanian  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  5 0 5 5 5 0
        Arabic  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Armenian  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bengali  0 5 0 5 5 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  10 0 10 15 5 10
        Bosnian  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  115 55 60 150 70 80
        Chinese, n.o.s.  105 45 60 155 70 90
        Creoles  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian  25 10 10 25 10 15
        Czech  20 10 5 55 30 30
        Danish  40 15 20 115 55 55
        Dutch  125 60 65 390 195 195
        Estonian  5 5 0 10 5 5
        Finnish  40 10 30 80 35 50
        Flemish  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  325 135 190 1,130 520 615
        Greek  15 15 0 20 15 0
        Gujarati  15 10 5 10 10 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Hindi  5 5 0 10 5 5
        Hungarian  25 5 10 55 20 35
        Ilocano  5 5 5 15 5 10
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 5 0 0
        Italian  45 30 20 110 65 50
        Japanese  25 5 15 60 15 45
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Korean  80 30 50 110 50 60
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 5 5 5 5
        Latvian  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  5 0 0 5 5 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Malayalam  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Maltese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Mandarin  15 10 10 35 15 15
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 5 0 0
        Norwegian  5 5 5 30 15 15
        Oromo  0 5 0 0 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  25 10 10 35 20 15
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  5 5 5 15 10 5
        Polish  40 25 20 90 50 45
        Portuguese  20 5 5 60 35 25
        Romanian  5 5 0 20 5 10
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  25 10 15 50 20 30
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Sindhi  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 5 5 0
        Slovak  5 5 5 15 0 5
        Slovenian  0 0 0 5 5 5
        Somali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish  100 40 60 200 75 125
        Swahili  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Swedish  10 5 5 55 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  95 35 55 160 50 110
        Taiwanese  10 5 10 10 5 5
        Tamil  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Telugu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai  15 0 10 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  10 5 5 15 10 5
        Ukrainian  50 20 25 110 50 55
        Urdu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Vietnamese  140 75 60 145 80 65
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 30 10 15 60 20 40
  Multiple responses          155 70 85 415 175 235
    English and French  60 30 35 175 80 95
    English and non-official language  85 35 45 215 85 125
    French and non-official language  5 5 5 15 10 10
    English, French and non-official language 5 0 0 10 0 5
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 23,740 11,335 12,405 63,110 30,560 32,555
  English only 21,760 10,415 11,350 57,485 27,930 29,560
  French only 15 5 5 40 20 20
  English and French 1,865 870 995 5,440 2,540 2,900
  Neither English nor French 100 50 55 140 65 75
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 23,740 11,340 12,405 63,110 30,560 32,550
  English 23,115 11,020 12,095 61,590 29,800 31,795
  French 515 265 250 1,330 675 655
  English and French 20 5 10 60 25 35
  Neither English nor French 100 50 50 130 55 70
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 520 270 255 1,360 685 675
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 23,745 11,340 12,405 63,105 30,555 32,550
  Single responses 23,525 11,235 12,290 62,680 30,365 32,320
    English 22,790 10,880 11,915 61,265 29,685 31,580
    French 185 90 90 455 215 240
    Non-official languages 550 265 280 960 470 495
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 540 265 275 945 460 485
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 5 5 0 30 15 15
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Albanian 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Amharic 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Armenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bengali 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 5 5 5 0 0 0
        Bosnian 0 0 5 5 0 5
        Bulgarian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese 85 45 35 90 45 45
        Chinese, n.o.s. 70 30 40 95 40 55
        Creoles 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian 5 5 0 10 5 5
        Czech 5 5 5 20 10 10
        Danish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dutch 5 0 0 25 15 10
        Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish 10 5 5 20 10 5
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien 0 0 0 0 0 0
        German 35 20 20 160 75 85
        Greek 0 0 5 0 0 0
        Gujarati 5 0 5 5 5 5
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 5
        Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Hungarian 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Ilocano 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Italian 5 5 0 15 5 10
        Japanese 15 5 5 25 10 10
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Korean 60 25 35 85 40 45
        Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao 5 0 5 5 5 0
        Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 10 5 5 20 10 10
        Marathi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo 5 5 5 5 0 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 15 10 5 20 10 10
        Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Polish 10 5 5 20 10 10
        Portuguese 5 0 0 15 10 5
        Romanian 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian 10 5 5 10 5 5
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 15 5 10
        Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish 25 15 15 55 25 30
        Swahili 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Swedish 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 20 10 10 30 15 15
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil 0 0 5 5 0 5
        Telugu 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai 5 0 5 5 5 5
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Ukrainian 0 0 5 5 0 0
        Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Vietnamese 105 55 50 110 60 55
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 5 5 5 10 5 10
  Multiple responses         220 105 115 425 195 235
    English and French 30 20 10 75 40 30
    English and non-official language 185 80 105 350 150 200
    French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 5 5 0 5 5 5
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 23,740 11,340 12,405 63,110 30,560 32,550
  None 22,485 10,765 11,720 60,025 29,165 30,860
  Single responses  1,230 560 670 3,005 1,360 1,645
    English  310 150 160 645 310 335
    French  300 140 160 905 420 490
    Non-official languages  620 275 345 1,455 640 820
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 5 0 5 5 5
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 5 5 10 5 0
        Dene  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 580 255 330 1,380 600 780
        African languages, n.i.e 0 5 0 5 0 0
        Afrikaans  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Albanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Arabic  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Armenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bengali  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Bosnian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Cantonese  20 10 5 25 15 15
        Chinese, n.o.s.  25 10 10 30 10 15
        Creoles  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Croatian  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Czech  5 5 0 10 5 5
        Danish  15 5 5 30 15 15
        Dutch  35 15 25 110 40 65
        Estonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish  10 5 5 25 10 10
        Flemish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  105 35 70 400 170 230
        Greek  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Gujarati  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hakka  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Hindi  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Hungarian  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Ilocano  0 0 5 10 5 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Italian  20 15 10 40 20 20
        Japanese  10 5 5 45 15 25
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  15 10 10 25 15 10
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Malayalam  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Maltese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin  10 5 5 25 10 10
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 0
        Norwegian  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oromo  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Polish  15 10 0 30 20 10
        Portuguese  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Romanian  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  10 5 5 25 10 10
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 10 10 5 20 10 10
        Sindhi  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 5 0 0 5
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Slovenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Spanish  100 50 55 225 95 125
        Swahili  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Swedish  5 0 0 20 5 15
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  55 15 40 85 20 60
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Telugu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai  10 0 10 15 0 15
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Ukrainian  10 5 5 20 10 10
        Urdu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Vietnamese  20 15 5 20 15 10
        Yiddish  0 0 0 5 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 30 15 15 65 35 30
  Multiple responses          25 15 10 80 30 45
    English and French  0 5 5 5 0 5
    English and non-official language  5 0 0 15 5 10
    French and non-official language  15 10 10 55 25 35
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 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.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

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. Courtenay, British Columbia (Code 5926010) and Comox Valley, British Columbia (Code 5926) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed October 20, 2020).

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Footnote 1

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Source

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.. not available for a specific reference period

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them.

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Map

Map

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

Map: Comox Valley, Regional district (Census Division), British Columbia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Note

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

Related data

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

2011 Census

Related data: Comox Valley, Regional district (Census Division), British Columbia

2011 Census

2011 National Household Survey (NHS)

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