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NHS Profile, Greater Vancouver, RD, British Columbia, 2011

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NHS data, Greater Vancouver, RD, British Columbia. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
Total Male Female
Ethnic origin population
Total population in private households by ethnic originsNational Household Survey data footnote 35 2,280,695 1,116,840 1,163,855
North American Aboriginal origins 64,945 30,360 34,590
First Nations (North American Indian) 46,750 21,805 24,945
Inuit 660 325 335
Métis 19,770 9,170 10,605
Other North American origins 351,175 176,140 175,035
Acadian 1,415 755 655
American 31,205 15,225 15,980
Canadian 327,910 164,400 163,510
New Brunswicker 0 0 0
Newfoundlander 505 335 170
Nova Scotian 65 40 25
Ontarian 35 20 20
Québécois 570 210 355
Other North American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 36 405 180 230
European origins 1,183,150 586,305 596,845
British Isles origins 760,785 377,490 383,290
Channel Islander 195 95 95
Cornish 230 130 95
English 474,030 233,705 240,330
Irish 258,870 125,185 133,685
Manx 570 305 270
Scottish 332,830 163,240 169,590
Welsh 42,795 20,335 22,465
British Isles origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 37 48,790 23,445 25,345
French origins 140,215 67,195 73,025
Alsatian 75 30 45
Breton 40 20 20
French 140,160 67,165 72,985
Western European origins (except French origins) 298,515 146,645 151,875
Austrian 20,200 9,500 10,700
Belgian 7,425 3,880 3,545
Dutch 73,535 36,175 37,360
Flemish 910 445 465
Frisian 315 170 150
German 211,410 103,980 107,430
Luxembourger 325 180 150
Swiss 11,410 5,560 5,850
Western European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 38 175 60 115
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 124,305 60,375 63,925
Danish 23,245 11,205 12,040
Finnish 13,490 6,630 6,855
Icelandic 9,410 4,455 4,955
Norwegian 46,875 22,980 23,890
Swedish 38,780 18,340 20,440
Northern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 39 4,220 2,155 2,060
Eastern European origins 230,615 111,420 119,195
Bulgarian 2,305 1,175 1,130
Byelorussian 1,420 700 710
Czech 9,790 5,095 4,695
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 2,755 1,310 1,450
Estonian 2,090 1,010 1,085
Hungarian 23,455 11,470 11,985
Latvian 1,980 1,030 955
Lithuanian 2,975 1,310 1,670
Moldovan 540 310 230
Polish 63,645 30,590 33,055
Romanian 15,550 7,670 7,885
Russian 51,510 24,585 26,930
Slovak 6,155 2,865 3,295
Ukrainian 84,640 40,075 44,560
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 40 1,250 580 665
Southern European origins 180,925 89,770 91,155
Albanian 1,055 540 515
Bosnian 2,385 1,200 1,180
Croatian 13,020 6,495 6,530
Cypriot 160 85 80
Greek 13,295 6,790 6,500
Italian 82,440 41,835 40,605
Kosovar 295 165 135
Macedonian 650 285 365
Maltese 1,080 495 580
Montenegrin 285 120 160
Portuguese 21,690 11,015 10,675
Serbian 8,405 4,240 4,165
Sicilian 175 155 20
Slovenian 2,775 1,325 1,450
Spanish 41,530 18,810 22,720
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 4,275 2,195 2,080
Southern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 41 60 40 25
Other European origins 28,580 14,705 13,875
Basque 380 165 220
Jewish 21,920 11,145 10,775
Roma (Gypsy) 395 170 230
Slavic, n.o.s. 420 240 180
Other European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 42 5,645 3,080 2,565
Caribbean origins 12,955 6,680 6,270
Antiguan 135 85 45
Bahamian 95 55 40
Barbadian 915 480 435
Bermudan 140 70 70
Carib 190 120 70
Cuban 960 540 425
Dominican 390 140 255
Grenadian 190 110 80
Haitian 310 190 125
Jamaican 4,895 2,445 2,450
Kittitian/Nevisian 40 15 25
Martinican 0 0 0
Montserratan 0 0 0
Puerto Rican 280 160 125
St. Lucian 75 40 30
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 2,725 1,390 1,335
Vincentian/Grenadinian 280 185 100
West Indian, n.o.s. 1,155 525 625
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 43 770 425 350
Latin, Central and South American origins 38,490 18,955 19,530
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 1,275 520 755
Argentinian 985 425 560
Belizean 45 35 10
Bolivian 190 90 100
Brazilian 1,985 1,025 960
Chilean 3,420 1,675 1,750
Colombian 3,520 1,735 1,785
Costa Rican 370 150 220
Ecuadorian 460 205 255
Guatemalan 1,640 835 810
Guyanese 915 420 490
Hispanic 1,020 565 455
Honduran 1,015 465 555
Maya 605 350 255
Mexican 10,960 5,520 5,445
Nicaraguan 1,010 525 485
Panamanian 230 75 160
Paraguayan 220 135 85
Peruvian 2,300 1,005 1,295
Salvadorean 6,450 3,285 3,165
Uruguayan 210 115 95
Venezuelan 820 415 410
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 44 1,410 715 695
African origins 32,475 16,350 16,125
Central and West African origins 3,660 2,050 1,610
Akan 55 20 35
Angolan 0 0 0
Ashanti 55 25 35
Beninese 15 0 0
Burkinabe 0 0 0
Cameroonian 85 55 30
Chadian 0 0 0
Congolese 520 245 280
Gabonese 25 0 0
Gambian 20 15 0
Ghanaian 880 470 410
Guinean 55 20 35
Ibo 145 60 85
Ivorian 10 0 0
Liberian 170 60 105
Malian 40 30 0
Nigerian 1,280 755 530
Peulh 0 0 0
Senegalese 0 0 0
Sierra Leonean 40 35 0
Togolese 105 80 25
Yoruba 245 165 80
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 45 225 135 95
North African origins 5,325 2,825 2,495
Algerian 520 295 225
Berber 155 100 50
Coptic 75 25 50
Dinka 30 0 0
Egyptian 2,375 1,265 1,110
Libyan 270 160 110
Maure 55 20 30
Moroccan 955 480 475
Sudanese 760 380 385
Tunisian 215 95 120
North African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 46 100 75 30
Southern and East African origins 13,545 6,520 7,025
Afrikaner 350 180 170
Amhara 135 85 50
Bantu, n.o.s. 20 15 0
Burundian 115 60 55
Eritrean 875 415 460
Ethiopian 1,605 840 770
Harari 0 0 0
Kenyan 750 325 425
Malagasy 0 0 0
Mauritian 420 215 210
Oromo 100 40 60
Rwandan 185 90 95
Seychellois 15 0 0
Somali 1,140 560 585
South African 6,000 2,820 3,180
Tanzanian 405 190 215
Tigrian 80 60 20
Ugandan 535 255 280
Zambian 135 70 70
Zimbabwean 410 240 175
Zulu 60 0 45
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 47 915 460 460
Other African origins 10,485 5,260 5,225
Black, n.o.s.National Household Survey data footnote 48 1,040 550 485
Other African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 49 9,525 4,755 4,770
Asian origins 979,135 467,410 511,725
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 66,875 34,215 32,660
Afghan 5,095 2,530 2,560
Arab, n.o.s. 4,535 2,590 1,945
Armenian 2,700 1,185 1,510
Assyrian 410 230 185
Azerbaijani 715 375 340
Georgian 320 160 160
Iranian 36,125 18,215 17,910
Iraqi 2,785 1,465 1,315
Israeli 985 435 550
Jordanian 460 255 205
Kazakh 240 90 155
Kurd 1,350 765 580
Kuwaiti 135 100 30
Lebanese 4,325 2,165 2,165
Palestinian 1,385 790 590
Pashtun 310 140 170
Saudi Arabian 1,155 705 455
Syrian 1,210 665 550
Tajik 395 195 195
Tatar 265 130 130
Turk 4,390 2,380 2,010
Uighur 120 50 65
Uzbek 265 120 145
Yemeni 170 90 80
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 50 1,360 690 670
South Asian origins 248,560 124,800 123,760
Bangladeshi 1,060 565 495
Bengali 505 280 225
East IndianNational Household Survey data footnote 48 217,820 109,190 108,630
Goan 245 145 105
Gujarati 505 225 280
Kashmiri 65 30 30
Nepali 985 465 525
Pakistani 8,860 4,655 4,210
Punjabi 18,490 9,255 9,235
Sinhalese 525 275 250
Sri Lankan 4,815 2,505 2,310
Tamil 1,145 585 555
South Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 51 3,850 1,920 1,925
East and Southeast Asian origins 668,300 310,650 357,645
Burmese 1,970 905 1,060
Cambodian (Khmer) 1,940 975 965
Chinese 432,680 205,200 227,475
Filipino 120,645 52,530 68,120
Hmong 200 120 80
Indonesian 4,055 1,930 2,125
Japanese 34,085 14,755 19,335
Korean 49,880 23,535 26,345
Laotian 1,590 795 800
Malaysian 3,730 1,740 1,990
Mongolian 885 415 470
Singaporean 855 425 425
Taiwanese 16,600 7,955 8,645
Thai 2,715 1,135 1,580
Tibetan 225 120 110
Vietnamese 31,075 14,720 16,355
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 52 1,185 600 580
Other Asian origins 1,770 800 970
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 53 1,770 805 965
Oceania origins 23,330 11,355 11,975
Australian 6,385 3,235 3,150
New Zealander 2,780 1,385 1,390
Pacific Islands origins 14,350 6,830 7,525
Fijian 12,765 6,125 6,635
Hawaiian 630 310 320
Maori 395 175 220
Polynesian, n.o.s. 220 90 135
Samoan 205 115 90
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 54 440 145 300

National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 35

This is a total population estimate.  The sum of the ethnic groups in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ethnic origin in the NHS.

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Footnote 36

Includes general responses indicating North American origins (e.g., 'North American') as well as more specific responses indicating North American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maritimer,' 'Manitoban').

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Footnote 37

Includes general responses indicating British Isles origins (e.g., 'British,' 'United Kingdom') as well as more specific responses indicating British Isles origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Celtic').

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Footnote 38

Includes general responses indicating Western European origins (e.g., 'Western European') as well as more specific responses indicating Western European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Liechtensteiner').

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Footnote 39

Includes general responses indicating Northern European origins (e.g., 'Northern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Northern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Faroese,' 'Scandinavian').

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Footnote 40

Includes general responses indicating Eastern European origins (e.g., 'Eastern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Eastern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baltic').

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Footnote 41

Includes general responses indicating Southern European origins (e.g., 'Southern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Gibraltarian').

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Footnote 42

Includes general responses indicating Other European origins (e.g., 'European') as well as more specific responses indicating European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Central European').

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Footnote 43

Includes general responses indicating Caribbean origins (e.g., 'Caribbean') as well as more specific responses indicating Caribbean origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Guadelupian,' 'Aruban').

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Footnote 44

Includes general responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins (e.g., 'South American') as well as more specific responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Surinamese').

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Footnote 45

Includes general responses indicating Central or West African origins (e.g., 'West African') as well as more specific responses indicating Central or West African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Ewe,' 'Wolof').

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Footnote 46

Includes general responses indicating North African origins (e.g., 'North African') as well as more specific responses indicating North African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maghreb').

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Footnote 47

Includes general responses indicating Southern or East African origins (e.g., 'East African') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern or East African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Hutu,' 'Shona').

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Footnote 48

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication.)

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Footnote 49

Includes general responses indicating Other African origins (e.g., 'African') as well as more specific responses indicating Other African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Saharan').

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Footnote 50

Includes general responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins (e.g., 'West Asian,' 'Middle Eastern') as well as more specific responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baloch,' 'Circassian').

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Footnote 51

Includes general responses indicating South Asian origins (e.g., 'South Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating South Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bhutanese').

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Footnote 52

Includes general responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins (e.g., 'Southeast Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bruneian,' 'Karen').

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Footnote 53

Includes general responses indicating Other Asian origins (e.g., 'Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating Other Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Eurasian').

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Footnote 54

Includes general responses indicating Pacific Islands origins (e.g., 'Pacific Islander') as well as more specific responses indicating Pacific Islands origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Tahitian').

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Greater Vancouver, RD, British Columbia (Code 5915) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed October 31, 2020).

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Census data, Greater Vancouver, RD, British Columbia. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 2,313,328 ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 2,116,581 ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 9.3 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 949,565 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 891,336 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 802.5 ... ...
Land area (square km) 2,882.55 ... ...
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 2,313,325 1,130,375 1,182,955
0 to 4 years 115,185 59,275 55,905
5 to 9 years 114,390 58,725 55,660
10 to 14 years 124,880 64,365 60,520
15 to 19 years 145,190 75,070 70,115
15 years 28,165 14,570 13,595
16 years 28,785 15,090 13,695
17 years 28,975 14,985 13,990
18 years 29,365 15,065 14,300
19 years 29,895 15,365 14,530
20 to 24 years 159,080 80,620 78,465
25 to 29 years 170,065 83,960 86,105
30 to 34 years 160,010 77,900 82,110
35 to 39 years 161,245 76,660 84,585
40 to 44 years 180,535 86,315 94,225
45 to 49 years 192,090 93,760 98,330
50 to 54 years 182,435 88,705 93,730
55 to 59 years 158,570 77,595 80,970
60 to 64 years 136,755 66,610 70,145
65 to 69 years 94,860 46,120 48,740
70 to 74 years 72,890 34,215 38,675
75 to 79 years 58,150 26,990 31,160
80 to 84 years 44,235 19,050 25,185
85 years and over 42,760 14,435 28,325
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.2 39.3 40.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.7 83.9 85.5
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 1,958,880 948,010 1,010,870
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,106,575 551,405 555,175
Married (and not separated) 970,585 482,590 487,995
Living common law 135,995 68,815 67,175
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 852,300 396,600 455,695
Single (never legally married) 586,885 313,200 273,680
Separated 48,835 19,980 28,855
Divorced 119,570 45,130 74,435
Widowed 97,010 18,290 78,725
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 633,460 ... ...
Size of census family: 2 persons 294,465 ... ...
Size of census family: 3 persons 148,630 ... ...
Size of census family: 4 persons 140,635 ... ...
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 49,730 ... ...
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 633,460 ... ...
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 535,180 ... ...
Married couples 467,335 ... ...
Without children at home 185,300 ... ...
With children at home 282,035 ... ...
1 child 109,940 ... ...
2 children 126,705 ... ...
3 or more children 45,390 ... ...
Common-law couples 67,845 ... ...
Without children at home 48,140 ... ...
With children at home 19,705 ... ...
1 child 10,240 ... ...
2 children 6,900 ... ...
3 or more children 2,565 ... ...
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 98,280 ... ...
Female parent 78,930 ... ...
1 child 48,170 ... ...
2 children 23,390 ... ...
3 or more children 7,370 ... ...
Male parent 19,350 ... ...
1 child 12,855 ... ...
2 children 5,065 ... ...
3 or more children 1,435 ... ...
Total children in census families in private households 690,760 ... ...
Under six years of age 136,750 ... ...
6 to 14 years 214,875 ... ...
15 to 17 years 82,805 ... ...
18 to 24 years 155,365 ... ...
25 years and over 100,960 ... ...
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ... ...
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 2,280,770 1,115,555 1,165,220
Number of persons not in census families 421,375 196,635 224,735
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 63,575 23,920 39,660
Living with non-relatives only 106,050 57,060 48,990
Living alone 251,745 115,655 136,090
Number of census family persons 1,859,400 918,920 940,485
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ... ...
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 293,195 134,660 158,535
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 99,835 29,055 70,780
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 21,470 4,520 16,955
Living with non-relatives only 5,995 2,860 3,135
Living alone 72,365 21,675 50,690
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 193,360 105,610 87,750
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 891,335 ... ...
Census-family households 595,490 ... ...
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 510,445 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 436,610 ... ...
Without children 191,495 ... ...
With children 245,120 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 73,830 ... ...
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 85,045 ... ...
One-family households with persons not in a census family 50,730 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 38,905 ... ...
Without children 11,440 ... ...
With children 27,465 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 11,825 ... ...
Two-or-more-family households 34,315 ... ...
Non-census-family households 295,850 ... ...
One-person households 251,745 ... ...
Two-or-more-person households 44,100 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 891,335 ... ...
Single-detached house 301,135 ... ...
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 129,250 ... ...
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 4,995 ... ...
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 455,955 ... ...
Semi-detached house 19,295 ... ...
Row house 80,500 ... ...
Apartment, duplex 126,605 ... ...
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 228,585 ... ...
Other single-attached house 960 ... ...
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 891,335 ... ...
1 person 251,745 ... ...
2 persons 272,575 ... ...
3 persons 142,085 ... ...
4 persons 134,530 ... ...
5 persons 52,760 ... ...
6 or more persons 37,640 ... ...
Number of persons in private households 2,280,770 ... ...
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ... ...
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,120 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses  2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005
    English  1,282,500 645,490 637,010
    French  24,780 12,080 12,700
    Non-official languages  923,825 434,530 489,295
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 330 155 175
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  235 115 120
        Dene  20 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5
        Inuktitut  10 0 5
        Mi'kmaq  5 5 0
        Ojibway  60 25 40
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 917,155 431,300 485,855
        African languages, n.i.e 490 250 235
        Afrikaans  1,255 625 630
        Akan (Twi)  375 190 185
        Albanian  985 500 485
        Amharic  1,065 520 545
        Arabic  10,830 6,105 4,725
        Armenian  980 500 480
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 345 150 195
        Bengali  2,095 1,100 995
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  15 5 10
        Bisayan languages  3,160 1,215 1,950
        Bosnian  1,095 555 540
        Bulgarian  1,670 815 860
        Burmese  880 455 425
        Cantonese  128,115 59,365 68,745
        Chinese, n.o.s.  111,495 51,720 59,775
        Creoles  485 235 250
        Croatian  5,735 2,815 2,920
        Czech  3,490 1,735 1,755
        Danish  2,330 1,125 1,205
        Dutch  8,305 3,990 4,315
        Estonian  550 240 305
        Finnish  2,030 800 1,230
        Flemish  190 100 90
        Fukien  1,850 815 1,035
        German  26,935 12,750 14,185
        Greek  5,000 2,620 2,375
        Gujarati  6,175 2,855 3,320
        Hakka  1,070 460 610
        Hebrew  1,535 845 695
        Hindi  22,955 11,005 11,945
        Hungarian  5,865 2,875 2,985
        Ilocano  3,355 1,330 2,020
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 395 225 170
        Italian  16,215 8,195 8,015
        Japanese  15,840 5,545 10,290
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,150 545 605
        Korean  43,845 19,955 23,885
        Kurdish  1,390 760 630
        Lao  835 390 445
        Latvian  350 175 175
        Lingala  30 15 15
        Lithuanian  260 115 145
        Macedonian  190 90 105
        Malay  3,215 1,490 1,725
        Malayalam  1,250 625 620
        Maltese  85 45 40
        Mandarin  90,185 41,955 48,235
        Marathi  385 195 185
        Nepali  695 370 330
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 335 185 150
        Norwegian  1,010 475 535
        Oromo  220 125 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  139,230 69,140 70,085
        Pashto  820 440 380
        Persian (Farsi)  34,420 17,420 17,000
        Polish  12,650 5,990 6,660
        Portuguese  9,210 4,410 4,800
        Romanian  6,885 3,395 3,485
        Rundi (Kirundi)  120 50 75
        Russian  15,420 7,135 8,280
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  70 30 35
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 675 340 330
        Serbian  5,990 3,070 2,915
        Serbo-Croatian  1,210 570 645
        Shanghainese  1,220 520 700
        Sign languages, n.i.e 315 160 150
        Sindhi  1,695 755 945
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,230 630 595
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 755 390 360
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 280 140 135
        Slovak  2,330 1,030 1,300
        Slovenian  590 280 310
        Somali  915 460 450
        Spanish  32,305 15,570 16,735
        Swahili  575 295 280
        Swedish  1,425 640 790
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  58,500 23,510 34,995
        Taiwanese  5,470 2,550 2,920
        Tamil  2,915 1,535 1,385
        Telugu  470 250 225
        Thai  1,655 560 1,100
        Tibetan languages  170 95 75
        Tigrigna  510 250 265
        Turkish  2,545 1,440 1,105
        Ukrainian  4,260 1,805 2,455
        Urdu  7,760 3,950 3,805
        Vietnamese  21,690 10,165 11,525
        Yiddish  290 145 145
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 6,340 3,075 3,270
  Multiple responses          61,010 29,215 31,800
    English and French  4,375 2,145 2,240
    English and non-official language  53,235 25,490 27,745
    French and non-official language  2,260 1,040 1,225
    English, French and non-official language 1,135 545 595
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  English only 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,100
  French only 1,270 575 690
  English and French 164,780 73,445 91,335
  Neither English nor French 128,460 52,785 75,680
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,315 1,170,805
  English 2,126,505 1,050,815 1,075,690
  French 25,030 12,225 12,805
  English and French 13,890 6,325 7,565
  Neither English nor French 126,690 51,945 74,740
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 31,975 15,385 16,590
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 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 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  Single responses 2,158,685 1,057,345 1,101,345
    English 1,568,165 778,030 790,135
    French 8,410 4,025 4,385
    Non-official languages 582,110 275,295 306,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 55 30 25
        Atikamekw   0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 45 25 15
        Dene 5 0 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0
        Ojibway 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 579,845 274,140 305,700
        African languages, n.i.e. 160 75 85
        Afrikaans 520 255 260
        Akan (Twi) 105 50 55
        Albanian 505 245 255
        Amharic 500 220 280
        Arabic 6,505 3,410 3,085
        Armenian 435 220 210
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 90 40 50
        Bengali 1,310 645 665
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 5 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,095 470 630
        Bosnian 640 330 310
        Bulgarian 985 480 510
        Burmese 560 300 260
        Cantonese 100,680 46,200 54,485
        Chinese, n.o.s. 76,285 35,345 40,940
        Creoles 275 125 145
        Croatian 2,040 955 1,085
        Czech 1,020 525 495
        Danish 185 90 95
        Dutch 725 335 390
        Estonian 100 40 60
        Finnish 445 185 260
        Flemish 15 5 10
        Fukien 680 305 370
        German 3,485 1,635 1,855
        Greek 1,755 840 915
        Gujarati 2,910 1,270 1,645
        Hakka 310 140 175
        Hebrew 715 365 355
        Hindi 11,685 5,550 6,135
        Hungarian 1,785 855 930
        Ilocano 1,085 490 600
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 145 75 70
        Italian 4,570 2,020 2,550
        Japanese 8,110 3,375 4,735
        Khmer (Cambodian) 580 285 295
        Korean 34,850 16,095 18,755
        Kurdish 920 475 445
        Lao 415 210 210
        Latvian 80 35 40
        Lingala 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 50 25 25
        Macedonian 115 60 55
        Malay 1,265 635 630
        Malayalam 610 310 300
        Maltese 10 5 0
        Mandarin 75,385 35,675 39,710
        Marathi 210 110 100
        Nepali 460 240 220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 115 60 60
        Norwegian 80 40 35
        Oromo 135 70 65
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 103,895 51,410 52,485
        Pashto 540 285 255
        Persian (Farsi) 23,895 11,670 12,220
        Polish 5,185 2,500 2,685
        Portuguese 3,435 1,630 1,805
        Romanian 3,575 1,765 1,805
        Rundi (Kirundi) 70 25 40
        Russian 10,050 4,860 5,195
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 460 225 230
        Serbian 3,755 1,895 1,865
        Serbo-Croatian 555 270 285
        Shanghainese 545 255 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 470 265 205
        Sindhi 660 285 375
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 530 260 265
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 610 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 55 20 35
        Slovak 880 420 460
        Slovenian 65 30 40
        Somali 605 300 305
        Spanish 17,105 8,345 8,760
        Swahili 200 100 100
        Swedish 260 125 135
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 26,830 11,720 15,110
        Taiwanese 2,825 1,350 1,475
        Tamil 1,880 965 915
        Telugu 255 130 125
        Thai 655 295 360
        Tibetan languages 90 50 35
        Tigrigna 260 120 140
        Turkish 1,245 655 595
        Ukrainian 705 315 390
        Urdu 5,045 2,505 2,535
        Vietnamese 14,925 7,005 7,920
        Yiddish 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,215 1,120 1,095
  Multiple responses         133,430 63,970 69,460
    English and French 2,620 1,265 1,355
    English and non-official language 128,365 61,585 66,775
    French and non-official language 730 355 375
    English, French and non-official language 1,720 765 955
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805
  None 1,813,090 892,790 920,300
  Single responses  470,395 224,500 245,895
    English  211,820 103,680 108,145
    French  18,930 8,650 10,280
    Non-official languages  239,645 112,175 127,475
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 200 90 110
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  145 70 75
        Dene  10 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  5 0 5
        Ojibway  35 15 20
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 236,710 110,835 125,875
        African languages, n.i.e 220 125 95
        Afrikaans  685 330 360
        Akan (Twi)  205 110 100
        Albanian  325 160 165
        Amharic  380 180 200
        Arabic  3,135 1,810 1,325
        Armenian  295 145 145
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 150 65 85
        Bengali  480 230 250
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 0 5
        Bisayan languages  745 300 445
        Bosnian  330 165 165
        Bulgarian  405 180 220
        Burmese  220 105 115
        Cantonese  27,690 13,220 14,470
        Chinese, n.o.s.  18,575 8,865 9,715
        Creoles  355 175 180
        Croatian  2,360 1,190 1,165
        Czech  1,250 565 685
        Danish  820 375 445
        Dutch  2,570 1,125 1,445
        Estonian  155 70 80
        Finnish  670 270 405
        Flemish  55 30 25
        Fukien  655 290 370
        German  9,705 4,415 5,285
        Greek  2,705 1,370 1,335
        Gujarati  2,990 1,395 1,600
        Hakka  300 130 170
        Hebrew  910 480 430
        Hindi  11,660 5,670 5,990
        Hungarian  1,785 845 940
        Ilocano  820 315 505
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 150 75 80
        Italian  6,655 3,290 3,365
        Japanese  6,870 2,760 4,110
        Khmer (Cambodian)  290 130 160
        Korean  6,030 2,715 3,315
        Kurdish  265 160 110
        Lao  300 145 160
        Latvian  65 25 45
        Lingala  50 20 30
        Lithuanian  80 35 45
        Macedonian  40 15 20
        Malay  1,265 585 685
        Malayalam  435 215 225
        Maltese  35 15 25
        Mandarin  16,745 7,640 9,105
        Marathi  115 60 55
        Nepali  120 65 55
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 195 115 85
        Norwegian  330 150 180
        Oromo  40 30 20
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  26,855 13,370 13,485
        Pashto  205 105 100
        Persian (Farsi)  6,510 3,465 3,050
        Polish  3,990 1,805 2,180
        Portuguese  3,585 1,655 1,925
        Romanian  1,955 920 1,040
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 20 15
        Russian  3,470 1,550 1,925
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 15 10
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 155 85 70
        Serbian  1,595 835 765
        Serbo-Croatian  360 155 200
        Shanghainese  475 210 260
        Sign languages, n.i.e 345 130 215
        Sindhi  890 380 510
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  510 250 255
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 60 30 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 90 50 45
        Slovak  760 290 465
        Slovenian  165 70 90
        Somali  325 170 155
        Spanish  14,470 7,085 7,385
        Swahili  425 205 220
        Swedish  670 300 365
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  21,495 8,110 13,385
        Taiwanese  2,585 1,235 1,350
        Tamil  815 430 380
        Telugu  160 85 75
        Thai  670 230 440
        Tibetan languages  35 20 15
        Tigrigna  160 75 85
        Turkish  895 495 400
        Ukrainian  965 425 540
        Urdu  2,165 1,120 1,045
        Vietnamese  5,085 2,475 2,610
        Yiddish  75 35 40
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,730 1,240 1,490
  Multiple responses          8,635 4,025 4,610
    English and French  890 400 485
    English and non-official language  3,990 1,920 2,075
    French and non-official language  3,690 1,675 2,010
    English, French and non-official language  60 20 35

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

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

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

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

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

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

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

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

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

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

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

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Footnote 12

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

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Footnote 13

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

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

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Footnote 15

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

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

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Footnote 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Greater Vancouver, RD, British Columbia (Code 5915) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released June 26, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed October 31, 2020).

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