Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Census Profile

Data table

Data table

Select a table view
The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Alberta Data quality note(s)

(Province)
British Columbia Data quality note(s)

(Province)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 3,645,257  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 3,290,350  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 10.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,505,007 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 640,081.87 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 3,645,260 1,827,815 1,817,440 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 244,880 125,665 119,210 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 218,990 112,005 106,990 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 220,920 113,415 107,505 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 238,205 122,065 116,145 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 46,985 23,995 22,995 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 47,235 24,330 22,910 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 47,280 24,370 22,910 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 47,780 24,435 23,345 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 48,920 24,935 23,985 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 258,475 131,510 126,965 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 288,735 146,330 142,405 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 274,390 138,600 135,795 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 260,135 131,810 128,325 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 258,515 130,630 127,890 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 280,635 140,575 140,060 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 279,705 141,370 138,335 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 233,785 118,750 115,030 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 182,160 90,975 91,185 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 125,700 61,790 63,905 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 94,775 45,220 49,555 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 76,040 35,205 40,835 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 57,725 24,810 32,915 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 51,485 17,095 34,390 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 36.5 35.9 37.1 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 81.2 80.8 81.6 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 2,960,470 1,476,730 1,483,735 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,756,855 881,840 875,015 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 1,484,700 745,670 739,035 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 272,155 136,180 135,980 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,203,610 594,890 608,725 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 823,935 460,575 363,355 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 70,860 31,685 39,170 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 177,375 75,875 101,500 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 131,440 26,745 104,695 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 999,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 484,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 213,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 203,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 97,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 999,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 855,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 719,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 314,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 405,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 146,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 174,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 83,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 135,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 83,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 52,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 26,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 17,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 144,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 110,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 64,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 32,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 33,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 22,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 8,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,097,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 284,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 386,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 134,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 202,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 89,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...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 3,567,935 1,793,260 1,774,675 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 616,070 324,140 291,930 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 86,005 42,230 43,775 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 187,325 112,605 74,725 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 342,730 169,305 173,430 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 2,951,870 1,469,120 1,482,750 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ...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 366,105 171,780 194,330 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 114,455 34,650 79,805 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 15,895 3,895 12,000 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 7,200 3,595 3,605 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 91,355 27,160 64,195 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 251,650 137,125 114,525 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 969,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 870,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 764,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 354,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 409,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 106,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 99,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 71,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 49,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 20,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 29,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 21,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 27,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 420,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 342,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 77,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 883,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 58,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 46,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 402,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 71,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 97,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 33,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 197,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 1,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 342,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 477,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 224,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 211,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 85,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 48,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 3,567,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,450 1,798,730 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  3,547,680 1,781,135 1,766,545 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  2,780,200 1,405,655 1,374,545 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  68,545 35,355 33,195 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  698,930 340,125 358,805 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 22,005 10,540 11,470 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  16,745 8,035 8,710 955 435 525
        Dene  1,680 825 855 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  65 20 40 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  20 15 10 15 10 5
        Ojibway  455 190 260 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  5 5 10 0 0 0
        Stoney  3,035 1,465 1,570 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 665,865 324,165 341,705 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 3,380 1,855 1,525 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  2,420 1,200 1,220 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  1,100 620 485 455 235 220
        Albanian  1,685 915 770 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  5,110 2,595 2,515 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  28,000 15,335 12,665 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  390 185 195 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,265 635 625 530 235 295
        Bengali  5,030 2,640 2,385 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  60 30 25 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  3,255 1,340 1,910 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  1,745 875 875 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  1,280 635 650 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  320 160 160 945 485 465
        Cantonese  34,985 16,440 18,540 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  49,270 23,520 25,745 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  1,180 610 570 640 315 320
        Croatian  3,960 1,950 2,005 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  2,880 1,405 1,475 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  2,805 1,445 1,360 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  17,950 9,095 8,855 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  195 100 95 820 345 475
        Finnish  895 355 545 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  345 175 170 445 215 235
        Fukien  445 205 235 1,920 835 1,085
        German  80,905 39,730 41,175 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  2,965 1,565 1,405 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  8,675 4,300 4,375 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  325 135 190 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  780 415 370 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  12,290 6,260 6,030 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  6,700 3,315 3,385 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  3,010 1,265 1,745 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,070 580 490 475 265 205
        Italian  11,960 6,145 5,815 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  4,560 1,640 2,920 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,745 810 930 1,465 700 770
        Korean  13,885 6,545 7,340 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  1,230 705 525 1,415 775 645
        Lao  1,035 515 520 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  330 160 165 615 305 310
        Lingala  155 80 75 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  380 170 210 435 190 245
        Macedonian  275 140 135 275 130 140
        Malay  1,080 470 610 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  2,760 1,425 1,330 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  75 35 35 220 115 115
        Mandarin  19,325 9,120 10,210 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  850 460 395 430 220 210
        Nepali  1,605 870 735 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 2,075 1,120 960 470 250 220
        Norwegian  1,180 540 635 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  1,405 790 610 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  49,940 25,350 24,590 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  1,850 950 900 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  10,655 5,630 5,025 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  19,890 9,335 10,560 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  7,380 3,610 3,770 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  6,550 3,335 3,215 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  235 110 120 135 60 80
        Russian  13,840 6,355 7,490 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  440 225 215 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 680 360 325 690 345 340
        Serbian  3,560 1,795 1,765 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  930 455 475 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  130 50 80 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 465 250 215 645 335 310
        Sindhi  2,560 1,205 1,355 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,940 1,030 915 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 650 335 315 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 325 160 165 495 275 225
        Slovak  2,145 1,045 1,100 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  745 350 395 1,225 590 640
        Somali  5,515 2,875 2,640 975 495 480
        Spanish  44,020 22,045 21,975 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  1,455 775 680 755 390 365
        Swedish  950 420 530 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  60,085 25,720 34,370 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  340 150 190 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  2,645 1,425 1,215 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  1,085 565 520 570 295 270
        Thai  1,310 420 890 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  335 170 165 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  2,340 1,245 1,095 590 285 300
        Turkish  2,460 1,415 1,050 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  24,575 11,095 13,475 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  19,900 10,265 9,630 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  21,195 9,930 11,265 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  165 85 80 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 11,055 5,420 5,635 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          62,505 30,325 32,185 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  8,410 4,045 4,365 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  49,970 24,210 25,760 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  2,945 1,500 1,440 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 1,185 565 620 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,450 1,798,735 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 3,321,810 1,679,330 1,642,480 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 3,205 1,430 1,780 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 235,565 110,485 125,075 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 49,600 20,210 29,395 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,180 1,811,455 1,798,735 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 3,484,240 1,751,785 1,732,460 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 65,105 33,810 31,295 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 12,530 6,305 6,225 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 48,310 19,555 28,750 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 71,370 36,960 34,405 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.4 1.4 1.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,455 1,798,730 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 3,499,490 1,757,090 1,742,400 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 3,095,250 1,557,420 1,537,830 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 24,690 12,545 12,140 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 379,550 187,125 192,425 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 9,525 4,800 4,730 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 6,470 3,255 3,215 135 70 65
        Dene 880 475 400 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 10 5 5 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 5 0 5 0 0 0
        Ojibway 95 35 60 15 10 5
        Oji-Cree 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 2,070 1,025 1,045 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 366,215 180,370 185,850 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 1,880 990 885 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 1,435 715 715 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 460 235 225 120 60 60
        Albanian 915 505 410 700 345 350
        Amharic 3,555 1,770 1,790 555 245 310
        Arabic 16,655 8,765 7,890 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 205 100 100 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 395 190 205 115 50 65
        Bengali 3,540 1,820 1,720 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 35 15 15 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,125 530 595 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 885 450 430 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 755 375 375 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 215 115 105 585 315 270
        Cantonese 24,790 11,520 13,270 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 32,395 15,515 16,880 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 630 315 310 315 145 165
        Croatian 1,375 645 735 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 755 380 375 1,570 795 775
        Danish 175 95 80 325 160 170
        Dutch 2,390 1,180 1,210 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 25 10 15 110 40 70
        Finnish 115 50 60 795 350 445
        Flemish 40 20 20 50 25 20
        Fukien 120 45 75 690 310 380
        German 35,485 17,490 18,000 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 905 440 460 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 5,040 2,450 2,590 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 110 50 60 320 145 175
        Hebrew 370 190 180 780 395 390
        Hindi 6,955 3,525 3,425 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 1,900 920 980 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 1,060 490 575 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 510 260 245 180 85 85
        Italian 3,235 1,455 1,785 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 2,125 890 1,235 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 960 445 510 750 370 385
        Korean 10,340 4,980 5,370 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 785 435 350 945 490 460
        Lao 530 250 285 545 270 275
        Latvian 85 55 35 105 50 50
        Lingala 45 25 25 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 85 40 40 65 30 35
        Macedonian 110 55 55 140 70 70
        Malay 370 200 165 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 1,495 760 735 690 350 340
        Maltese 5 5 5 15 10 5
        Mandarin 14,910 7,300 7,610 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 430 230 205 230 120 105
        Nepali 1,190 625 570 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 595 285 305 140 65 75
        Norwegian 190 95 95 160 80 80
        Oromo 1,050 565 485 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 38,215 19,220 19,000 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 1,235 625 610 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 7,260 3,680 3,580 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 7,935 3,805 4,125 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 2,915 1,400 1,515 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 3,735 1,930 1,805 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 100 40 60 75 30 45
        Russian 8,360 4,115 4,250 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 220 115 105 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 375 185 190 465 230 235
        Serbian 2,025 1,010 1,015 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 435 225 210 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 65 35 35 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 685 415 270 980 535 450
        Sindhi 1,105 490 610 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 1,000 530 465 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 500 260 240 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 70 35 35 80 35 45
        Slovak 680 340 335 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 120 50 70 165 70 100
        Somali 4,110 2,130 1,985 625 310 315
        Spanish 27,405 13,830 13,575 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 580 310 275 250 130 125
        Swedish 115 55 55 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 33,190 15,940 17,255 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 130 60 70 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 1,515 805 715 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 565 295 270 290 145 140
        Thai 595 270 325 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 235 120 110 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 1,595 820 775 295 135 160
        Turkish 1,610 860 750 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 2,985 1,365 1,620 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 13,740 7,005 6,735 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 15,080 7,140 7,945 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 5 5 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 3,810 1,955 1,850 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         110,695 54,360 56,335 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 4,945 2,520 2,425 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 102,995 50,465 52,535 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 1,115 570 550 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 1,640 815 825 2,130 940 1,185
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,455 1,798,730 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 3,175,225 1,598,555 1,576,670 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  427,270 209,070 218,200 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  175,275 88,065 87,205 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  36,995 17,270 19,730 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  215,005 103,740 111,265 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 11,185 5,305 5,880 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  9,370 4,490 4,885 705 335 365
        Dene  655 290 365 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  55 20 35 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  20 10 10 10 5 5
        Ojibway  220 90 130 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  5 0 5 0 0 0
        Stoney  855 405 450 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 197,700 95,500 102,195 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 970 540 430 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  935 475 455 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  620 350 270 260 130 125
        Albanian  490 265 230 405 200 205
        Amharic  1,395 750 650 460 220 245
        Arabic  12,895 6,955 5,945 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  95 40 55 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 550 265 285 215 95 125
        Bengali  1,010 515 490 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 5 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  830 330 505 920 345 575
        Bosnian  580 280 305 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  320 150 175 495 215 275
        Burmese  115 60 55 235 110 130
        Cantonese  9,235 4,460 4,775 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  10,445 5,115 5,330 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  720 360 355 490 250 235
        Croatian  1,555 775 780 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  990 480 515 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  945 430 515 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  5,765 2,795 2,965 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  50 30 25 235 100 135
        Finnish  300 130 175 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  70 40 35 125 50 70
        Fukien  155 75 80 670 295 380
        German  18,255 8,815 9,440 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  1,720 850 870 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  2,970 1,465 1,500 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  105 40 65 315 135 175
        Hebrew  600 300 290 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  7,045 3,685 3,365 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  2,015 970 1,040 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  845 360 480 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 320 175 140 175 90 85
        Italian  5,390 2,700 2,685 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  2,250 960 1,290 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  525 255 270 365 170 195
        Korean  2,420 1,125 1,290 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  300 165 135 270 160 110
        Lao  365 190 175 410 200 210
        Latvian  80 30 50 120 45 75
        Lingala  230 115 115 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  95 45 45 115 55 60
        Macedonian  90 40 50 60 25 35
        Malay  460 205 255 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  960 485 470 520 260 260
        Maltese  15 10 10 80 30 50
        Mandarin  4,300 1,965 2,335 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  240 130 110 125 65 65
        Nepali  235 135 90 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 1,685 860 830 295 155 135
        Norwegian  355 160 195 715 330 380
        Oromo  255 130 130 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  8,810 4,560 4,245 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  340 170 170 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  2,105 1,130 980 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  6,180 2,890 3,290 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  3,195 1,565 1,630 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  1,715 865 850 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  120 65 55 40 25 25
        Russian  4,020 1,825 2,200 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  195 100 100 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 185 100 90 160 85 70
        Serbian  1,135 575 555 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  260 125 140 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  40 15 25 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 645 270 375 865 345 520
        Sindhi  1,185 560 630 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  755 395 360 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 115 65 50 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 85 50 40 150 75 75
        Slovak  605 300 300 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  250 120 130 345 155 190
        Somali  1,435 745 690 365 190 175
        Spanish  18,355 9,210 9,145 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  1,145 610 540 580 280 300
        Swedish  450 205 245 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,450 6,985 11,460 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  125 60 65 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  880 460 420 910 480 430
        Telugu  360 195 165 195 100 95
        Thai  575 185 390 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  60 35 30 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  740 395 345 175 85 90
        Turkish  640 370 270 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  7,440 3,335 4,105 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  4,905 2,555 2,355 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  4,960 2,345 2,615 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  60 30 30 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 6,125 2,940 3,190 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          7,690 3,825 3,865 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  995 520 475 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  2,860 1,445 1,405 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  3,785 1,820 1,960 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  55 35 25 70 30 40

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.

Return to footnote 1 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 2 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 3 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 4 referrer

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'.

Return to footnote 5 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 6 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 7 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 8 referrer

Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

Return to footnote 9 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 10 referrer

Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

Return to footnote 11 referrer

Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

Return to footnote 12 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 13 referrer

Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

Return to footnote 14 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 15 referrer

Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

Return to footnote 16 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 17 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 18 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 19 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 20 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 21 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 22 referrer

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.

Return to footnote 23 referrer

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Alberta (Code 48) and British Columbia (Code 59) (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 20, 2019).

Download

Download

 Information regarding available file formats

Option 1 – Download data table

Contains currently selected geographies (i.e., Alberta and British Columbia) and topics in the 'Data table' tab.

CSV (comma-separated values) file

TAB (tab-separated values) file

Option 2 – Comprehensive download files - CSV or TAB file format

Download a compressed CSV (comma-separated values) or a compressed TAB (tab-separated values) file for all geographies from a selected geographic level for all topics.

Select a geography and a file type (CSV or TAB)
A table showing form radio buttons and files size for compressed CSV and TAB file formats for each geographic level available for download, 2011 Census Profile.
Geographic level File formatCSV/TAB (2011) - Footnote 1 (compressed)
CSV (comma-separated values) TAB (tab-separated values)
Canada, provinces and territories
Census divisions
Census subdivisions
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations
Census tracts
Federal electoral districts (2003 representation order)
Federal electoral districts (2013 representation order)
Economic regions
Designated places
Population centres
Dissemination areas
Dissolved census subdivisions
Forward sortation areas©
Health regions (December 2013)
Empty cell

© This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Some of the data sets are large and require special consideration during processing in order to successfully make use of them. For example, some data files may exceed the row limitations for various spreadsheet software.

Return to footnote 1 referrer - CSV/TAB (2011)

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census Profile


Option 3 – Comprehensive download files - IVT or XML file format

Download an IVT (Beyond 20/20) or a compressed XML (SDMX-ML) file for all geographies from a selected geographic level or groups of geographic levels for all topics.

Select a group of geographic levels and a file type (IVT or XML)
A table showing form radio buttons and files size for CSV and TAB file formats for each group of geographic levels available for download.
Geographic levels File formatIVT/XML - Footnote 1
IVT (Beyond 20/20) XML (SDMX-ML)
(compressed)
Canada, provinces, territories, census divisions and census subdivisions
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations
Census metropolitan areas, tracted census agglomerations and census tracts
Census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions
Canada, provinces, territories and federal electoral districts (2003 representation order)
Canada, provinces, territories and federal electoral districts (2013 representation order)
Designated places
Population centres
Canada, provinces, territories and economic regions
Canada, provinces, territories, census divisions, census subdivisions and dissemination areas
Dissolved census subdivisions
Forward sortation areas©
Canada, provinces, territories and health regions (December 2013)
..
Empty cell

Symbols

© This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.
.. 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.

Return to footnote 1 referrer - IVT/XML


Map

Map

Map: Alberta

Map: British Columbia

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Alberta (Province)

Geographic hierarchy: British Columbia (Province)

  • Canada
    • British Columbia (Province)

Note

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

Related data

Related data

Census Profile: Help

Help

Date modified: