Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Port Moody, CY - British Columbia

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

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
24
Nat. rank
132

In 2011, Port Moody (City) had a population of 32,975, representing a percentage change of 19.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 25.89 square kilometres with a population density of 1,273.8 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 Moody (City) had 12,628 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 24.7%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Port Moody (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Port Moody (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Greater Vancouver A, B.C. RDA 13,035 11,050 18.0
Burnaby, B.C. CY 223,218 202,799 10.1
Coquitlam, B.C. CY 126,456 114,565 10.4
Belcarra, B.C. VL 644 676 -4.7
Anmore, B.C. VL 2,092 1,785 17.2
North Vancouver, B.C. DM 84,412 82,562 2.2

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 Moody, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Port Moody, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.5% 19.5% 17.5%
15 to 64 72.4% 71.9% 73.0%
65 and over 9.1% 8.6% 9.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Port Moody, CY was 9.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 72.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.5%. 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 Moody, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Port Moody, 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 32,980 27,510 5,470 19.9
0 to 14 6,100 5,515 585 10.6
15 to 64 23,875 19,840 4,035 20.3
65 and over 3,000 2,165 835 38.6
Males
Total 16,275 13,475 2,800 20.8
0 to 14 3,180 2,915 265 9.1
15 to 64 11,695 9,530 2,165 22.7
65 and over 1,400 1,025 375 36.6
Females
Total 16,700 14,040 2,660 18.9
0 to 14 2,920 2,595 325 12.5
15 to 64 12,185 10,305 1,880 18.2
65 and over 1,605 1,135 470 41.4

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

Table 6 Port Moody, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 32,980 16,275 16,700
0 to 4 years 2,140 1,125 1,015
5 to 9 years 1,930 995 940
10 to 14 years 2,030 1,065 960
15 to 19 years 2,230 1,140 1,090
20 to 24 years 1,890 980 905
25 to 29 years 2,045 1,020 1,025
30 to 34 years 2,305 1,100 1,205
35 to 39 years 2,830 1,350 1,480
40 to 44 years 3,090 1,465 1,625
45 to 49 years 2,985 1,440 1,550
50 to 54 years 2,745 1,345 1,400
55 to 59 years 2,070 990 1,080
60 to 64 years 1,675 855 815
65 to 69 years 1,155 550 600
70 to 74 years 805 385 420
75 to 79 years 510 245 265
80 to 84 years 320 145 170
85 years and over 225 75 150
Median age 38.4 37.7 39.0

Port Moody, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Port Moody, CY was 38.4 years. In comparison, the median age of British Columbia was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, British Columbia and Port Moody, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
British Columbia 40.8 41.9
Port Moody, CY 37.3 38.4

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Port Moody was 9,605, which represents a change of 18.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Port Moody, 74.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.7% were common-law-couples and 13.8% were lone-parent families.

Port Moody – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, British Columbia, CSD of Port Moody, 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 Moody, CY 9,605 7,150 74.4 1,125 11.7 1,330 13.8 18.7
Greater Vancouver A, RDA 3,365 2,535 75.3 230 6.8 595 17.7 20.0
Burnaby, CY 61,365 45,795 74.6 5,620 9.2 9,950 16.2 9.5
Coquitlam, CY 35,880 27,345 76.2 2,990 8.3 5,545 15.5 11.5
Belcarra, VL 220 185 84.1 20 9.1 15 6.8 0.0
Anmore, VL 595 500 84.0 45 7.6 50 8.4 21.4
North Vancouver, DM 24,355 19,065 78.3 2,060 8.5 3,230 13.3 2.3

Port Moody – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Port Moody, 54.3% 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 * 4,140
Married couples without children * 3,010
Common-law-couples with children * 355
Common-law-couples without children * 770

Port Moody – Marital status

In Port Moody, 62.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.4%) or living with a common-law partner (8.4%).

The remaining 37.2% 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 Moody, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Port Moody, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 26,875 100.0 3,722,690 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 16,885 62.8 2,154,575 57.9 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,630 54.4 1,832,605 49.2 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,250 8.4 321,965 8.6 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,995 37.2 1,568,120 42.1 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 6,895 25.7 1,014,270 27.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 700 2.6 102,035 2.7 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,535 5.7 246,515 6.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 865 3.2 205,300 5.5 1,584,525 5.7

Port Moody – Types of private households

There were 12,630 private households3 in Port Moody in 2011, a change of 24.7% from 2006. Of these, 34.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 14.5% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, British Columbia, Port Moody, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Port Moody, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 12,630 100.0 1,764,635 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
4,385 34.7 431,135 24.4 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,545 28.1 532,995 30.2 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,240 9.8 168,530 9.6 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,820 22.3 498,925 28.3 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 215 1.7 50,410 2.9 268,060 2.0
Other households9 420 3.3 82,640 4.7 543,340 4.1

Port Moody – Structural type of dwelling

In Port Moody, 31.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 13.2% 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 Moody, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Port Moody, CY British Columbia Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 12,630 100.0 1,764,640 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 4,000 31.7 842,120 47.7 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 405 3.2 52,825 3.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 2,575 20.4 130,370 7.4 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,670 13.2 143,970 8.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,915 23.1 361,150 20.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,035 8.2 184,355 10.4 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.0 2,885 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 15 0.1 46,960 2.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Port Moody, CY – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Port Moody, 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 Moody, 69.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 27.9% 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 15.9% 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 Moody, 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 32,885 100.0 32,885 100.0
English 22,720 69.1 26,355 80.1
French 340 1.0 95 0.3
Non-official language 9,180 27.9 5,225 15.9
Multiple responses 645 2.0 1,215 3.7
Table 13 Port Moody, 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 99.7 99.1 0.5
French 48.4 27.5 20.9
Non-official language 81.1 61.1 20.0

Port Moody, CY – Non-official languages

In Port Moody, the three most common mother tongues were Korean (5.6%), Persian (Farsi) (2.8%) and Spanish (2.0%), 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 Moody, 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.
Korean 1,830 18.8 5.6
Persian (Farsi) 930 9.5 2.8
Spanish 655 6.7 2.0
Cantonese 635 6.5 1.9
Chinese, n.o.s. 625 6.4 1.9

Port Moody, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Port Moody, 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 7.7 7.2 88.2 5.9
0 to 19 8.1 7.6 75.0 8.4
20 to 44 9.6 9.8 95.8 6.3
45 to 64 6.1 4.9 88.9 4.7
65 and over 4.2 3.0 77.8 3.4
Table 16 Port Moody, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 32,885 100.0
English only 29,560 89.9
French only 20 0.1
English and French 2,600 7.9
Neither English nor French 705 2.1

Symbols:

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not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
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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