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(Country)
Vancouver, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 33,476,688  ...Data not available ...Data not available 603,502 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 31,612,897  ...Data not available ...Data not available 578,041 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 14,569,633 ...Data not available ...Data not available 286,742 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 13,320,614 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,573 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 3.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,249.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 8,965,121.42 ...Data not available ...Data not available 114.97 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 33,476,685 16,414,225 17,062,460 603,500 295,095 308,400
0 to 4 years 1,877,095 961,150 915,945 24,770 12,725 12,050
5 to 9 years 1,809,895 925,965 883,935 22,400 11,625 10,775
10 to 14 years 1,920,355 983,995 936,360 24,175 12,435 11,740
15 to 19 years 2,178,135 1,115,845 1,062,295 29,095 14,950 14,150
15 years 423,755 216,765 206,985 5,500 2,770 2,730
16 years 432,490 222,445 210,045 5,625 2,985 2,635
17 years 434,060 223,015 211,045 5,715 2,955 2,760
18 years 439,700 225,050 214,650 5,985 3,025 2,960
19 years 448,130 228,570 219,560 6,275 3,215 3,065
20 to 24 years 2,187,450 1,108,775 1,078,670 44,285 21,710 22,570
25 to 29 years 2,169,590 1,077,275 1,092,315 59,465 28,810 30,655
30 to 34 years 2,162,905 1,058,810 1,104,095 53,335 26,355 26,980
35 to 39 years 2,173,930 1,064,200 1,109,735 47,230 23,055 24,175
40 to 44 years 2,324,875 1,141,720 1,183,155 48,640 23,950 24,690
45 to 49 years 2,675,130 1,318,715 1,356,420 49,195 24,730 24,460
50 to 54 years 2,658,965 1,309,030 1,349,940 44,105 21,435 22,670
55 to 59 years 2,340,635 1,147,300 1,193,335 39,500 19,315 20,185
60 to 64 years 2,052,670 1,002,690 1,049,985 35,365 17,370 17,995
65 to 69 years 1,521,715 738,010 783,705 22,845 11,110 11,735
70 to 74 years 1,153,065 543,435 609,630 18,800 8,720 10,080
75 to 79 years 922,700 417,945 504,755 15,870 7,425 8,440
80 to 84 years 702,070 291,085 410,985 12,305 5,410 6,895
85 years and over 645,515 208,300 437,215 12,110 3,955 8,155
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.6 39.6 41.5 39.7 39.1 40.2
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.2 82.5 84.0 88.2 87.5 88.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 27,869,340 13,543,130 14,326,215 532,150 258,310 273,840
Married or living with a common-law partner 16,084,490 8,045,795 8,038,700 264,105 132,245 131,855
Married (and not separated) 12,941,960 6,470,300 6,471,660 216,815 107,845 108,965
Living common law 3,142,525 1,575,495 1,567,035 47,285 24,395 22,890
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 11,784,855 5,497,335 6,287,515 268,050 126,065 141,985
Single (never legally married) 7,816,045 4,206,320 3,609,730 194,270 102,030 92,240
Separated 698,240 299,655 398,585 12,850 5,445 7,400
Divorced 1,686,035 680,415 1,005,620 35,825 14,020 21,800
Widowed 1,584,530 310,940 1,273,590 25,110 4,570 20,545
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 9,389,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 151,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 4,679,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 79,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 2,048,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 1,870,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 791,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 9,389,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 151,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 7,861,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 6,293,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 103,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,891,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 3,402,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,288,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,475,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 638,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 1,567,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 861,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 706,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 321,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 273,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 111,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 1,527,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 24,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 1,200,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 710,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 352,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 137,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 327,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 216,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 85,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 24,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 9,971,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 146,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 2,217,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 29,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 3,322,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 1,240,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 2,062,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 31,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 1,128,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...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 32,856,980 16,153,945 16,703,035 590,205 288,095 302,110
Number of persons not in census families 5,634,105 2,678,530 2,955,575 165,840 79,055 86,785
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 735,685 309,510 426,175 18,175 6,670 11,505
Living with non-relatives only 1,225,115 689,960 535,150 46,460 24,170 22,285
Living alone 3,673,310 1,679,055 1,994,250 101,200 48,215 52,990
Number of census family persons 27,222,870 13,475,410 13,747,460 424,370 209,045 215,330
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...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 4,551,900 2,081,795 2,470,110 75,360 34,360 41,000
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 1,527,630 445,865 1,081,770 28,975 9,280 19,690
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 224,755 52,375 172,380 5,605 1,090 4,510
Living with non-relatives only 87,185 42,230 44,955 1,795 845 950
Living alone 1,215,695 351,260 864,435 21,575 7,340 14,235
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 3,024,275 1,635,935 1,388,340 46,390 25,085 21,305
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 9,103,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 8,263,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 122,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 7,070,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 103,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,394,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 3,676,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,193,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 18,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 840,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 572,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 12,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 389,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 144,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 245,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 182,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 268,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 4,216,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 121,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 3,673,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 543,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 20,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 7,329,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,234,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 70,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 183,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 65 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 4,573,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 146,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 646,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 791,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 704,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 45,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,397,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 33,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 3,673,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 101,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 4,544,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 2,081,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 34,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 1,903,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 724,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 392,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 32,856,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 590,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...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 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 595,720 291,505 304,215
  Single responses  32,481,635 15,955,395 16,526,240 578,685 283,430 295,250
    English  18,858,980 9,345,225 9,513,750 299,290 154,040 145,250
    French  7,054,975 3,452,380 3,602,590 8,905 4,575 4,330
    Non-official languages  6,567,680 3,157,785 3,409,895 270,490 124,825 145,670
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 177,360 86,870 90,490 165 85 85
        Atikamekw    5,820 2,975 2,845 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  77,900 38,055 39,845 120 60 55
        Dene  11,215 5,500 5,720 10 10 5
        Innu/Montagnais  10,785 5,205 5,580 0 0 5
        Inuktitut  33,500 16,725 16,775 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  7,635 3,715 3,920 0 0 0
        Ojibway  17,625 8,340 9,285 30 10 15
        Oji-Cree  9,835 4,890 4,945 0 0 0
        Stoney  3,050 1,465 1,580 5 0 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 6,312,435 3,032,860 3,279,570 268,345 123,780 144,565
        African languages, n.i.e 9,125 4,920 4,205 55 30 25
        Afrikaans  8,770 4,370 4,400 220 120 100
        Akan (Twi)  12,680 6,145 6,535 70 35 40
        Albanian  23,820 12,205 11,610 130 70 60
        Amharic  18,020 8,745 9,275 305 160 135
        Arabic  327,870 175,535 152,335 2,685 1,670 1,015
        Armenian  29,795 14,525 15,265 275 140 135
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 7,150 3,565 3,590 65 35 30
        Bengali  59,370 30,555 28,815 880 465 420
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,855 3,210 2,645 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  16,240 6,185 10,055 1,020 370 650
        Bosnian  11,685 5,805 5,875 225 110 115
        Bulgarian  19,050 9,305 9,740 465 210 260
        Burmese  2,985 1,515 1,470 340 175 165
        Cantonese  372,460 173,510 198,955 63,220 29,170 34,055
        Chinese, n.o.s.  425,210 200,800 224,410 44,880 20,730 24,150
        Creoles  61,725 27,620 34,105 70 40 35
        Croatian  49,730 24,395 25,335 1,320 635 680
        Czech  23,585 11,350 12,230 855 435 420
        Danish  14,145 6,950 7,200 435 205 230
        Dutch  110,490 54,060 56,425 1,350 675 670
        Estonian  6,385 2,755 3,630 130 50 80
        Finnish  17,415 7,390 10,020 410 150 260
        Flemish  4,690 2,060 2,635 40 30 10
        Fukien  5,925 2,730 3,190 545 245 305
        German  409,200 195,415 213,785 6,615 3,150 3,465
        Greek  108,925 55,085 53,840 2,275 1,160 1,110
        Gujarati  91,450 45,570 45,875 960 430 530
        Hakka  5,115 2,360 2,755 405 180 225
        Hebrew  18,450 9,865 8,585 830 460 365
        Hindi  90,545 45,170 45,375 3,955 1,905 2,040
        Hungarian  67,920 32,740 35,180 1,350 655 700
        Ilocano  17,915 6,945 10,965 1,535 615 925
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5,255 2,860 2,395 65 40 25
        Italian  407,485 201,985 205,510 5,065 2,435 2,625
        Japanese  39,985 14,035 25,955 6,730 2,235 4,495
        Khmer (Cambodian)  19,440 9,095 10,345 330 150 180
        Korean  137,925 64,090 73,835 7,825 3,300 4,525
        Kurdish  9,805 5,350 4,445 385 210 175
        Lao  12,970 6,375 6,590 105 50 55
        Latvian  6,200 2,700 3,505 135 60 75
        Lingala  3,085 1,440 1,645 10 10 5
        Lithuanian  7,245 3,080 4,165 85 35 50
        Macedonian  17,245 8,405 8,840 60 25 40
        Malay  10,910 4,845 6,060 995 495 495
        Malayalam  16,080 8,200 7,875 325 160 165
        Maltese  6,220 3,125 3,100 20 10 5
        Mandarin  248,705 116,480 132,225 23,675 10,715 12,955
        Marathi  5,830 3,030 2,805 80 45 30
        Nepali  8,480 4,350 4,135 140 80 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 14,075 7,385 6,685 60 35 20
        Norwegian  5,800 2,745 3,055 205 95 110
        Oromo  11,140 6,075 5,060 75 45 30
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  430,705 217,015 213,685 15,235 7,485 7,745
        Pashto  12,465 6,470 5,990 125 70 50
        Persian (Farsi)  170,045 86,810 83,235 6,260 3,270 2,990
        Polish  191,645 87,905 103,745 2,705 1,245 1,455
        Portuguese  211,335 102,320 109,015 3,410 1,680 1,730
        Romanian  90,300 43,475 46,820 1,145 525 620
        Rundi (Kirundi)  3,975 1,875 2,100 35 15 25
        Russian  164,330 75,275 89,050 3,705 1,635 2,070
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  3,895 1,710 2,185 25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 16,970 8,395 8,575 45 25 20
        Serbian  56,420 28,125 28,290 2,080 1,020 1,065
        Serbo-Croatian  10,155 4,940 5,215 480 230 255
        Shanghainese  2,920 1,230 1,695 460 185 275
        Sign languages, n.i.e 3,815 2,050 1,760 65 30 35
        Sindhi  11,330 5,290 6,040 245 105 140
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  14,185 7,070 7,110 210 105 100
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 4,360 2,225 2,135 70 35 35
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 3,630 1,850 1,785 80 40 40
        Slovak  17,580 8,045 9,540 480 205 270
        Slovenian  10,775 5,015 5,760 155 85 75
        Somali  31,380 14,260 17,120 130 70 60
        Spanish  410,670 199,110 211,565 10,500 5,230 5,270
        Swahili  10,090 5,050 5,045 110 60 50
        Swedish  7,350 3,170 4,175 440 200 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  327,445 131,405 196,045 18,805 7,300 11,505
        Taiwanese  9,635 4,450 5,185 1,600 725 880
        Tamil  131,265 65,145 66,120 1,400 760 635
        Telugu  9,315 4,910 4,405 95 55 40
        Thai  7,935 2,505 5,425 665 255 410
        Tibetan languages  4,640 2,365 2,270 45 30 15
        Tigrigna  10,220 4,990 5,230 120 60 65
        Turkish  29,640 15,865 13,775 815 475 340
        Ukrainian  111,540 49,570 61,975 890 355 530
        Urdu  172,800 88,295 84,500 700 375 325
        Vietnamese  144,880 68,255 76,625 10,585 4,985 5,600
        Yiddish  15,205 7,400 7,805 185 90 100
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 77,890 38,055 39,835 1,985 960 1,025
  Multiple responses          639,540 310,480 329,060 17,035 8,075 8,965
    English and French  144,685 69,975 74,710 1,500 760 745
    English and non-official language  396,330 192,000 204,330 14,425 6,800 7,625
    French and non-official language  74,430 36,535 37,890 755 345 410
    English, French and non-official language 24,095 11,965 12,130 355 170 185
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 595,720 291,505 304,215
  English only 22,564,665 11,222,185 11,342,485 490,430 245,600 244,825
  French only 4,165,015 1,925,340 2,239,680 430 205 225
  English and French 5,795,570 2,876,560 2,919,005 58,905 26,855 32,045
  Neither English nor French 595,920 241,790 354,135 45,960 18,835 27,120
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,875 16,855,300 595,720 291,505 304,215
  English 24,662,900 12,172,545 12,490,350 537,105 266,410 270,695
  French 7,507,890 3,671,815 3,836,075 9,165 4,660 4,505
  English and French 367,635 186,235 181,405 4,020 1,835 2,180
  Neither English nor French 582,755 235,280 347,475 45,430 18,600 26,825
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 7,691,705 3,764,930 3,926,770 11,175 5,575 5,600
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 23.2 23.1 23.3 1.9 1.9 1.8
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,875 16,855,300 595,720 291,510 304,215
  Single responses 31,958,800 15,701,165 16,257,640 560,350 274,905 285,440
    English 21,457,075 10,585,620 10,871,455 387,300 194,815 192,485
    French 6,827,865 3,348,235 3,479,625 3,560 1,735 1,825
    Non-official languages 3,673,865 1,767,310 1,906,555 169,485 78,360 91,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 114,610 58,055 56,550 25 15 10
        Atikamekw   5,365 2,800 2,565 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 44,520 22,555 21,970 15 10 10
        Dene 7,960 4,025 3,940 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais 9,630 4,700 4,935 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 27,170 13,780 13,390 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 4,160 2,100 2,060 0 0 0
        Ojibway 6,850 3,555 3,295 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 6,875 3,525 3,350 0 0 0
        Stoney 2,070 1,025 1,045 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 3,531,990 1,695,585 1,836,405 168,770 77,985 90,790
        African languages, n.i.e. 4,130 2,085 2,045 10 0 5
        Afrikaans 4,465 2,230 2,235 60 30 30
        Akan (Twi) 6,545 2,980 3,560 20 10 15
        Albanian 13,765 6,985 6,775 55 25 25
        Amharic 10,760 5,065 5,695 130 65 70
        Arabic 181,790 92,840 88,950 1,660 955 710
        Armenian 19,140 9,035 10,105 90 45 45
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 1,815 865 950 10 5 5
        Bengali 42,065 21,140 20,925 560 280 275
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,995 1,045 950 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 5,390 2,395 2,995 340 140 205
        Bosnian 6,705 3,385 3,315 115 65 55
        Bulgarian 12,075 5,940 6,135 215 95 120
        Burmese 1,895 970 925 225 125 105
        Cantonese 288,620 133,355 155,265 49,175 22,410 26,765
        Chinese, n.o.s. 297,295 141,425 155,870 30,650 14,070 16,580
        Creoles 25,475 11,045 14,435 45 20 25
        Croatian 18,730 8,950 9,780 475 225 250
        Czech 7,415 3,595 3,820 190 95 90
        Danish 945 475 465 50 25 25
        Dutch 11,530 5,485 6,040 135 60 75
        Estonian 1,450 550 895 20 10 15
        Finnish 3,335 1,480 1,855 95 40 60
        Flemish 455 210 245 15 10 5
        Fukien 1,900 875 1,030 165 70 100
        German 126,375 61,350 65,030 1,100 530 570
        Greek 47,705 22,800 24,905 955 440 510
        Gujarati 55,725 27,220 28,505 485 205 275
        Hakka 2,050 945 1,110 115 55 60
        Hebrew 8,400 4,245 4,150 350 175 170
        Hindi 47,080 23,215 23,870 1,915 905 1,015
        Hungarian 22,945 10,780 12,165 335 145 185
        Ilocano 6,160 2,610 3,550 525 240 290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 2,285 1,165 1,120 15 10 10
        Italian 139,480 61,990 77,485 2,040 890 1,150
        Japanese 18,850 8,010 10,835 3,560 1,440 2,120
        Khmer (Cambodian) 11,330 5,250 6,075 175 85 90
        Korean 104,905 49,660 55,245 5,445 2,415 3,035
        Kurdish 6,000 3,125 2,875 215 105 110
        Lao 6,980 3,445 3,540 30 10 15
        Latvian 1,625 715 910 40 15 20
        Lingala 880 400 485 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 2,115 915 1,205 20 10 10
        Macedonian 7,775 3,740 4,035 35 15 20
        Malay 3,940 1,935 2,005 395 205 185
        Malayalam 7,955 4,010 3,940 205 100 105
        Maltese 1,330 640 690 5 5 0
        Mandarin 203,275 97,960 105,320 19,030 8,895 10,135
        Marathi 2,800 1,450 1,345 30 20 10
        Nepali 6,320 3,215 3,105 85 50 35
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 3,785 1,800 1,985 15 10 10
        Norwegian 575 275 300 35 15 10
        Oromo 4,745 2,445 2,305 40 25 15
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 317,075 158,375 158,700 10,500 5,120 5,370
        Pashto 8,700 4,390 4,310 90 50 45
        Persian (Farsi) 118,830 58,420 60,415 3,875 1,890 1,985
        Polish 85,210 39,945 45,260 860 390 470
        Portuguese 97,210 46,445 50,760 1,545 750 800
        Romanian 54,460 26,580 27,880 445 220 230
        Rundi (Kirundi) 1,335 610 720 20 10 15
        Russian 109,735 52,320 57,420 2,085 960 1,130
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 1,180 540 640 10 5 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 11,670 5,640 6,030 15 5 10
        Serbian 34,885 17,100 17,780 1,325 645 685
        Serbo-Croatian 5,040 2,465 2,580 240 115 125
        Shanghainese 1,325 610 715 195 85 110
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 6,305 3,685 2,620 95 50 45
        Sindhi 4,870 2,175 2,695 75 30 50
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 6,850 3,410 3,440 65 35 35
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 3,525 1,795 1,730 45 15 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 1,135 545 590 20 10 15
        Slovak 5,370 2,545 2,825 125 60 65
        Slovenian 2,475 1,095 1,380 15 10 10
        Somali 21,665 9,665 12,000 70 35 40
        Spanish 252,015 123,085 128,935 5,245 2,560 2,680
        Swahili 4,175 2,040 2,130 45 25 25
        Swedish 1,130 535 595 120 55 60
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 161,080 71,145 89,935 9,345 3,880 5,460
        Taiwanese 4,830 2,315 2,515 765 365 400
        Tamil 98,940 48,355 50,590 1,035 550 485
        Telugu 5,205 2,675 2,530 45 30 15
        Thai 3,215 1,470 1,745 270 125 145
        Tibetan languages 3,620 1,835 1,785 20 15 5
        Tigrigna 5,975 2,845 3,130 60 30 35
        Turkish 18,705 9,510 9,190 370 195 175
        Ukrainian 25,565 11,505 14,065 140 60 80
        Urdu 113,785 57,100 56,680 400 200 205
        Vietnamese 104,960 49,550 55,410 7,475 3,525 3,955
        Yiddish 6,860 3,515 3,350 5 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 27,265 13,670 13,595 690 365 330
  Multiple responses         1,162,370 564,710 597,665 35,375 16,600 18,775
    English and French 131,205 63,475 67,730 885 475 415
    English and non-official language 875,135 425,370 449,765 33,780 15,805 17,975
    French and non-official language 109,700 53,010 56,690 255 125 130
    English, French and non-official language 46,330 22,845 23,485 450 195 260
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 595,720 291,505 304,215
  None 28,418,595 13,988,140 14,430,455 454,215 224,420 229,795
  Single responses  4,554,525 2,205,595 2,348,935 138,730 65,795 72,930
    English  1,910,475 948,755 961,715 58,315 28,070 30,245
    French  678,940 318,530 360,415 6,815 3,275 3,545
    Non-official languages  1,965,110 938,305 1,026,805 73,595 34,460 39,140
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 62,935 29,835 33,100 105 55 50
        Atikamekw    470 205 265 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  32,750 15,645 17,105 80 40 40
        Dene  3,245 1,535 1,710 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais  1,065 490 580 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  7,230 3,510 3,720 5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  3,135 1,435 1,700 0 0 5
        Ojibway  10,870 5,040 5,835 20 10 5
        Oji-Cree  3,300 1,570 1,730 0 0 0
        Stoney  865 410 455 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,857,185 887,115 970,070 72,660 34,020 38,640
        African languages, n.i.e 3,625 1,930 1,695 25 15 10
        Afrikaans  4,185 2,075 2,110 130 65 60
        Akan (Twi)  6,105 3,010 3,095 35 15 20
        Albanian  6,155 3,095 3,055 45 25 20
        Amharic  5,665 2,785 2,875 105 60 50
        Arabic  116,375 62,625 53,755 735 500 230
        Armenian  6,690 3,270 3,420 80 45 35
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,595 1,735 1,860 35 20 15
        Bengali  11,405 5,925 5,475 190 90 100
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  2,040 1,085 955 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  4,015 1,515 2,500 220 80 140
        Bosnian  3,365 1,635 1,730 80 35 45
        Bulgarian  3,985 1,850 2,135 150 65 85
        Burmese  860 425 435 90 45 45
        Cantonese  83,955 40,200 43,755 13,960 6,715 7,240
        Chinese, n.o.s.  74,930 35,840 39,090 7,635 3,705 3,935
        Creoles  44,100 19,795 24,305 35 20 15
        Croatian  19,045 9,240 9,805 505 230 270
        Czech  7,540 3,415 4,120 330 155 175
        Danish  4,800 2,145 2,655 160 80 85
        Dutch  34,465 15,800 18,660 455 220 235
        Estonian  2,240 955 1,285 30 15 20
        Finnish  5,670 2,355 3,310 140 45 95
        Flemish  995 405 585 10 5 5
        Fukien  2,315 1,080 1,235 195 80 110
        German  117,070 54,490 62,585 2,735 1,275 1,465
        Greek  50,670 25,670 25,005 1,165 585 580
        Gujarati  25,635 12,745 12,890 350 155 195
        Hakka  1,490 685 805 135 65 75
        Hebrew  14,270 7,170 7,095 510 260 255
        Hindi  55,375 28,080 27,290 2,065 1,035 1,035
        Hungarian  19,135 8,770 10,360 430 200 235
        Ilocano  4,880 1,895 2,990 380 140 240
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,845 980 870 40 20 20
        Italian  156,885 77,220 79,665 1,925 945 980
        Japanese  19,050 7,875 11,175 2,860 1,130 1,735
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5,425 2,545 2,880 75 35 45
        Korean  22,870 10,620 12,255 1,545 615 925
        Kurdish  2,295 1,245 1,045 85 50 35
        Lao  3,830 1,915 1,915 45 25 20
        Latvian  1,880 760 1,125 30 10 20
        Lingala  4,235 1,965 2,270 5 5 0
        Lithuanian  2,120 855 1,260 25 15 15
        Macedonian  5,950 2,890 3,060 5 5 5
        Malay  4,320 1,915 2,405 385 195 195
        Malayalam  6,110 3,085 3,020 95 45 45
        Maltese  2,405 1,110 1,300 10 5 5
        Mandarin  47,785 21,575 26,205 5,625 2,475 3,150
        Marathi  1,740 870 875 25 10 15
        Nepali  1,175 605 565 15 10 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 10,610 5,245 5,365 20 15 5
        Norwegian  1,935 885 1,050 80 40 40
        Oromo  3,315 1,740 1,580 10 10 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  83,180 42,490 40,695 3,655 1,840 1,815
        Pashto  2,315 1,245 1,075 25 15 10
        Persian (Farsi)  32,275 17,085 15,190 1,545 840 705
        Polish  54,580 24,580 30,005 905 405 500
        Portuguese  77,850 37,635 40,215 1,290 645 645
        Romanian  20,800 9,715 11,085 355 140 215
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,925 925 1,000 5 5 5
        Russian  38,805 17,710 21,095 1,035 440 590
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,805 775 1,030 10 5 5
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,685 1,850 1,835 15 10 5
        Serbian  14,890 7,460 7,425 510 250 260
        Serbo-Croatian  2,565 1,255 1,315 125 50 75
        Shanghainese  1,045 445 595 170 80 90
        Sign languages, n.i.e 4,300 1,800 2,505 45 20 35
        Sindhi  4,935 2,285 2,645 120 55 60
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  6,060 3,030 3,030 70 35 35
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 465 240 225 15 10 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 970 490 485 25 10 10
        Slovak  5,150 2,240 2,910 175 55 125
        Slovenian  3,415 1,515 1,900 50 20 25
        Somali  9,725 4,625 5,095 45 20 25
        Spanish  152,210 73,850 78,365 5,260 2,660 2,600
        Swahili  6,860 3,325 3,535 75 40 35
        Swedish  3,515 1,535 1,985 215 105 110
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  107,960 40,085 67,870 6,385 2,360 4,025
        Taiwanese  4,065 1,915 2,145 680 320 365
        Tamil  27,625 13,960 13,665 290 170 120
        Telugu  2,550 1,365 1,190 40 20 20
        Thai  3,380 1,135 2,240 255 95 150
        Tibetan languages  595 320 280 15 10 5
        Tigrigna  3,330 1,640 1,690 40 15 20
        Turkish  7,815 4,250 3,565 280 160 120
        Ukrainian  32,740 14,290 18,450 245 110 135
        Urdu  45,580 23,440 22,145 195 110 90
        Vietnamese  32,280 15,455 16,830 2,400 1,175 1,225
        Yiddish  3,510 1,555 1,955 45 15 25
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 44,985 21,360 23,630 830 385 445
  Multiple responses          148,055 72,140 75,915 2,780 1,285 1,490
    English and French  40,280 20,290 19,995 240 110 130
    English and non-official language  49,905 24,725 25,180 1,140 530 610
    French and non-official language  56,385 26,370 30,010 1,380 645 735
    English, French and non-official language  1,485 755 730 15 5 10

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Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

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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.

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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.

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