Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Port Coquitlam, CY - British Columbia

Map of Port Coquitlam, CY (shaded in green), British Columbia

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Port Coquitlam, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Port Coquitlam, CY - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
19
Nat. rank
89

In 2011, Port Coquitlam (City) had a population of 56,342, representing a percentage change of 6.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 29.17 square kilometres with a population density of 1,931.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 922,509.29 square kilometres with a population density of 4.8 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Port Coquitlam (City) had 20,651 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Port Coquitlam (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Vancouver.

Population and dwelling counts

Port Coquitlam (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Port Coquitlam (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Surrey, B.C. CY 468,251 394,976 18.6
Coquitlam, B.C. CY 126,456 114,565 10.4
Pitt Meadows, B.C. CY 17,736 15,623 13.5
Coquitlam 2, B.C. IRI 5 5 0.0
Coquitlam 1, B.C. IRI 39 24 62.5

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Langford CY 29,228 22,459 30.1
Lake Country DM 11,708 9,606 21.9
Port Moody CY 32,975 27,512 19.9
Kent DM 5,664 4,738 E 19.5
Surrey CY 468,251 394,976 18.6

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Kitimat DM 8,335 8,987 -7.3
Peace River D RDA 5,479 5,749 -4.7
Esquimalt DM 16,209 16,840 -3.7
Hope DM 5,969 6,185 -3.5
Okanagan-Similkameen D RDA 5,717 5,913 -3.3

Age and sex

Port Coquitlam, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Port Coquitlam, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.4% 18.2% 16.6%
15 to 64 72.5% 72.5% 72.5%
65 and over 10.1% 9.3% 11.0%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Port Coquitlam, CY was 10.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 72.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.4%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Port Coquitlam, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Port Coquitlam, CY – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 56,340 52,690 3,650 6.9
0 to 14 9,800 10,330 -530 -5.1
15 to 64 40,835 37,905 2,930 7.7
65 and over 5,700 4,455 1,245 27.9
Males
Total 28,030 26,165 1,865 7.1
0 to 14 5,110 5,305 -195 -3.7
15 to 64 20,320 18,900 1,420 7.5
65 and over 2,605 1,960 645 32.9
Females
Total 28,310 26,525 1,785 6.7
0 to 14 4,695 5,025 -330 -6.6
15 to 64 20,515 19,010 1,505 7.9
65 and over 3,100 2,490 610 24.5

Port Coquitlam, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Port Coquitlam, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 56,340 28,030 28,310
0 to 4 years 3,045 1,630 1,415
5 to 9 years 3,100 1,575 1,520
10 to 14 years 3,655 1,895 1,760
15 to 19 years 4,160 2,200 1,960
20 to 24 years 3,770 2,040 1,735
25 to 29 years 3,570 1,790 1,780
30 to 34 years 3,610 1,760 1,845
35 to 39 years 3,930 1,870 2,055
40 to 44 years 4,685 2,225 2,460
45 to 49 years 5,320 2,545 2,775
50 to 54 years 4,990 2,505 2,485
55 to 59 years 3,850 1,920 1,935
60 to 64 years 2,955 1,460 1,490
65 to 69 years 1,990 935 1,050
70 to 74 years 1,390 670 720
75 to 79 years 1,040 515 530
80 to 84 years 650 285 360
85 years and over 635 195 435
Median age 39.2 38.0 40.2

Port Coquitlam, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Port Coquitlam, CY was 39.2 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Port Coquitlam, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Port Coquitlam, CY 37.5 39.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Port Coquitlam was 16,155, which represents a change of 8.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Port Coquitlam, 72.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.0% were common-law-couples and 16.6% were lone-parent families.

Port Coquitlam – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Port Coquitlam, CY and neighbouring census subdivisions – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
British Columbia  1,238,155 887,990 71.7 160,360 13.0 189,805 15.3 6.6
Port Coquitlam, CY 16,155 11,705 72.5 1,770 11.0 2,680 16.6 8.0
Surrey, CY 131,065 101,155 77.2 10,380 7.9 19,530 14.9 17.3
Coquitlam, CY 35,880 27,345 76.2 2,990 8.3 5,545 15.5 11.5
Pitt Meadows, CY 5,255 3,815 72.6 615 11.7 825 15.7 15.0

Port Coquitlam – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Port Coquitlam, 55.0% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 6,765
Married couples without children * 4,945
Common-law-couples with children * 650
Common-law-couples without children * 1,115

Port Coquitlam – Marital status

In Port Coquitlam, 58.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.2%) or living with a common-law partner (7.6%).

The remaining 41.2% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 9 Canada, British Columbia, Port Coquitlam, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Port Coquitlam, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 46,540 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 27,370 58.8 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 23,835 51.2 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 3,530 7.6 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 19,170 41.2 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 13,135 28.2 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,365 2.9 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,780 6.0 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,890 4.1 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Port Coquitlam – Types of private households

There were 20,650 private households3 in Port Coquitlam in 2011, a change of 10.4% from 2006. Of these, 34.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -0.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Port Coquitlam, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Port Coquitlam, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 20,650 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
7,025 34.0 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
5,465 26.5 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 2,405 11.6 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,535 22.0 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 615 3.0 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 610 3.0 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Port Coquitlam – Structural type of dwelling

In Port Coquitlam, 41.8% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, British Columbia, Port Coquitlam, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Port Coquitlam, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 20,650 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 8,625 41.8 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 735 3.6 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 3,070 14.9 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.0 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 5,070 24.6 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 3,125 15.1 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.0 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.0 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Port Coquitlam, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Port Coquitlam, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Port Coquitlam, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Port Coquitlam, 69.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.1% reported French only, and 27.7% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 70.3% for English only, 1.3% for French only and 26.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 80.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.3% spoke only French and 14.9% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 80.5% for only English, 0.4% for only French and 15.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Port Coquitlam, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 55,895 100.0 55,900 100.0
English 38,575 69.0 44,760 80.1
French 590 1.1 185 0.3
Non-official language 15,480 27.7 8,345 14.9
Multiple responses 1,245 2.2 2,610 4.7
Table 13 Port Coquitlam, CY – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 99.6 99.0 0.5
French 53.2 25.3 27.8
Non-official language 80.8 60.2 20.7

Port Coquitlam, CY – Non-official languages

In Port Coquitlam, the three most common mother tongues were Cantonese (3.2%), Chinese, n.o.s. (2.4%) and Korean (2.2%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Panjabi (Punjabi) (4.5%), Cantonese (3.2%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (2.9%).

Table 14 Port Coquitlam, CY – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Cantonese 1,770 10.7 3.2
Chinese, n.o.s. 1,330 8.0 2.4
Korean 1,210 7.3 2.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,205 7.3 2.2
Persian (Farsi) 985 5.9 1.8

Port Coquitlam, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Port Coquitlam, CY – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 6.3 5.9 86.4 4.4
0 to 19 8.6 8.3 85.7 7.7
20 to 44 7.5 7.4 91.7 5.2
45 to 64 4.1 3.0 87.0 2.9
65 and over 3.7 2.2 77.3 2.3
Table 16 Port Coquitlam, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 55,895 100.0
English only 50,930 91.1
French only 50 0.1
English and French 3,685 6.6
Neither English nor French 1,235 2.2

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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