Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Richmond, City (CSD) - British Columbia

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Immigrant population

Figure 1.1 Percentage of the immigrant population, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Percentage of the immigrant population, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 2006 to 2016

Population by immigrant status and period of immigration, Richmond and British Columbia, 2016

Immigrant status and period of immigration Richmond British Columbia
number % of the total population % of the immigrant population number % of the total population % of the immigrant population
Total population in private households 196,665 100.0 ... 4,560,235 100.0 ...
Non-immigrants 71,850 36.5 ... 3,167,160 69.5 ...
Immigrants 118,305 60.2 100.0 1,292,675 28.3 100.0
Period of immigration: Before 2001 70,220 35.7 59.4 795,880 17.5 61.6
Period of immigration: 2001 to 2005 15,260 7.8 12.9 147,730 3.2 11.4
Period of immigration: 2006 to 2010 17,575 8.9 14.9 173,505 3.8 13.4
Period of immigration: 2011 to 2016 15,245 7.8 12.9 175,555 3.8 13.6
Non-permanent residents 6,510 3.3 ... 100,405 2.2 ...

Immigrant population by selected demographic, migration and ethnocultural characteristics, Richmond, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2006 to 2011)
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Population in private households 112,875 .. 18,685 .. 118,300 .. 15,245 ..
Age groups 112,880 100.0 18,685 100.0 118,300 100.0 15,245 100.0
Less than 15 years 5,575 4.9 3,205 17.2 4,385 3.7 2,275 14.9
15 to 24 years 13,060 11.6 3,095 16.6 9,840 8.3 1,860 12.2
25 to 64 years 76,715 68.0 11,630 62.2 79,945 67.6 9,880 64.8
65 years and older 17,525 15.5 755 4.0 24,130 20.4 1,225 8.0
Median age 47.0 .. 34.1 .. 49.9 .. 34.1 ..
Admission categories for immigrants admitted since 1980 ... ... ... ... 102,340 100.0 15,245 100.0
Economic immigrants ... ... ... ... 71,885 70.2 10,235 67.1
Principal applicants ... ... ... ... 24,910 24.3 3,845 25.2
Secondary applicants ... ... ... ... 46,975 45.9 6,395 41.9
Immigrants sponsored by family ... ... ... ... 24,460 23.9 4,560 29.9
Refugees ... ... ... ... 3,465 3.4 410 2.7
Region of birth1 112,875 100.0 18,685 100.0 118,305 100.0 15,250 100.0
Americas 4,105 3.6 600 3.2 3,835 3.2 425 2.8
Europe 10,360 9.2 730 3.9 8,405 7.1 420 2.8
Africa 2,165 1.9 120 0.6 2,325 2.0 175 1.1
Asia 95,000 84.2 17,175 91.9 102,475 86.6 14,165 92.9
Oceania 1,230 1.1 55 0.3 1,245 1.1 65 0.4

Top places of birth of immigrants and recent immigrants,2 Richmond, 2016

Place of birth 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 118,305 100.0 ...
China 42,755 36.1 1
Hong Kong 23,185 19.6 2
Philippines 12,985 11.0 3
Taiwan 7,530 6.4 4
India 5,085 4.3 5
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 15,245 100.0 ...
China 8,945 58.7 1
Philippines 2,135 14.0 2
India 570 3.7 3
Hong Kong 485 3.2 4
Taiwan 470 3.1 5

Immigrant population and recent immigrants by non-official language spoken most often at home,3 Richmond, 2016

Languages 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 118,300 100.0 ...
Cantonese 34,265 29.0 1
Mandarin 29,835 25.2 2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 6,775 5.7 3
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 15,250 100.0 ...
Mandarin 7,325 48.0 1
Cantonese 1,745 11.4 2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,540 10.1 3

Generation status

Population by generation status and median age, Richmond, 2011 and 2016

Generation status 2011 2016
Number Percent Median age Number Percent Median age
Total population in private households 189,305 100.0 42.0 196,665 100.0 43.3
First generation (born abroad) 117,435 62.0 46.3 125,990 64.1 48.6
Second generation (born in Canada with at least one parent born abroad) 40,905 21.6 20.4 44,015 22.4 19.8
Born in Canada with both parents born abroad 28,825 15.2 17.9 32,100 16.3 18.1
Born in Canada with one parent born in Canada and the other born abroad 12,080 6.4 30.9 11,920 6.1 28.6
Third generation or more (born in Canada with both parents born in Canada) 30,965 16.4 42.5 26,655 13.6 45.1

Visible minority population

Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Richmond, British Columbia and Canada 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Richmond, British Columbia and Canada 2006 to 2016

Population by visible minority group and median age, Richmond, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age
Total population in private households 189,305 100.0 .. 42.0 196,665 100.0 .. 43.3
Visible minority population 133,320 70.4 100.0 39.4 150,015 76.3 100.0 40.2
South Asian 14,515 7.7 10.9 36.5 14,360 7.3 9.6 39.3
Chinese 89,045 47.0 66.8 41.3 104,190 53.0 69.5 41.7
Black 1,245 0.7 0.9 32.0 1,270 0.6 0.8 33.7
Filipino 12,670 6.7 9.5 36.5 13,570 6.9 9.0 38.6
Latin American 1,680 0.9 1.3 34.2 1,585 0.8 1.1 37.8
Arab 950 0.5 0.7 27.7 1,480 0.8 1.0 25.9
Southeast Asian 2,150 1.1 1.6 34.6 1,950 1.0 1.3 36.5
West Asian 1,255 0.7 0.9 39.6 1,230 0.6 0.8 37.4
Korean 1,365 0.7 1.0 33.1 1,290 0.7 0.9 36.3
Japanese 3,765 2.0 2.8 44.7 3,940 2.0 2.6 47.2
Visible minority, n.i.e. 370 0.2 0.3 42.0 395 0.2 0.3 33.7
Multiple visible minorities 4,310 2.3 3.2 26.1 4,760 2.4 3.2 26.9
Not a visible minority 55,985 29.6 .. 48.5 46,650 23.7 .. 51.7

Ethnic and cultural origins of the population

The three most commonly reported ethnic origins,4 Richmond, British Columbia and Canada 2016

Ethnic origin Richmond British Columbia Canada
Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank
Chinese 107,080 54.4 1 540,155 11.8 6 1,769,195 5.1 7
English 18,015 9.2 2 1,203,545 26.4 1 6,320,085 18.3 2
Filipino 15,480 7.9 3 158,215 3.5 13 837,135 2.4 14

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Richmond, British Columbia and Canada, 2016

Figure 1.3 description Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Richmond, British Columbia and Canada, 2016

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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