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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Vancouver (CMA)
British Columbia
(Census metropolitan area)
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(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 2,313,328 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 2,116,581 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 9.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 949,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 891,336 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 802.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 2,882.55 ...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 2,313,330 1,130,375 1,182,955 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 115,185 59,275 55,905 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 114,390 58,725 55,665 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 124,880 64,365 60,515 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 145,190 75,075 70,120 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 28,165 14,570 13,600 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 28,785 15,090 13,695 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 28,980 14,990 13,990 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 29,365 15,065 14,300 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 29,895 15,365 14,530 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 159,080 80,620 78,465 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 170,065 83,960 86,105 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 160,010 77,905 82,110 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 161,245 76,660 84,585 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 180,535 86,315 94,225 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 192,085 93,760 98,330 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 182,430 88,700 93,730 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 158,570 77,600 80,970 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 136,760 66,610 70,145 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 94,860 46,120 48,740 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 72,890 34,215 38,675 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 58,155 26,990 31,160 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 44,235 19,050 25,185 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 42,765 14,440 28,325 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.2 39.3 40.9 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.7 83.9 85.5 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 1,958,875 948,010 1,010,870 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,106,580 551,400 555,175 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 970,585 482,590 487,995 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 135,990 68,815 67,175 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 852,300 396,605 455,695 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 586,885 313,205 273,685 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 48,835 19,980 28,855 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 119,565 45,135 74,440 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 97,010 18,290 78,720 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 633,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 294,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 148,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 140,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 49,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 633,460 ...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 535,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 467,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 185,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 282,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 109,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 126,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 45,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 67,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 48,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 19,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 10,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 6,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,570 ...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 98,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 78,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 48,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 23,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 7,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 19,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 12,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 5,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 1,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 690,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 136,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 214,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 82,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 155,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 100,965 ...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 2,280,775 1,115,555 1,165,220 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 421,370 196,635 224,735 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 63,575 23,920 39,655 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 106,050 57,060 48,990 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 251,750 115,650 136,090 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 1,859,400 918,915 940,485 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...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 293,195 134,660 158,530 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 99,835 29,055 70,780 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 21,475 4,520 16,955 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 6,000 2,860 3,135 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 72,370 21,680 50,690 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 193,360 105,605 87,755 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 595,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 510,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 436,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 191,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 245,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 73,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 85,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 50,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 38,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 11,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 27,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 11,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 34,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 295,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 251,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 44,100 ...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 15 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 301,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 129,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 4,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 455,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 19,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 80,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 126,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 228,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 891,335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 251,745 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 272,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 142,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 134,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 52,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 37,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 2,280,770 ...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 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  2,231,105 1,092,095 1,139,005 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  1,282,495 645,490 637,010 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  24,780 12,080 12,700 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  923,825 434,530 489,295 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 335 155 175 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  230 115 120 955 435 525
        Dene  20 10 5 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 5 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  10 5 5 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  5 0 5 15 10 5
        Ojibway  65 25 40 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 5 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 917,155 431,300 485,850 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 490 250 240 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  1,255 625 630 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  380 190 190 455 235 220
        Albanian  980 500 485 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  1,065 520 545 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  10,825 6,105 4,725 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  980 500 480 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 345 150 195 530 235 295
        Bengali  2,095 1,100 995 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  15 5 5 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  3,160 1,215 1,945 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  1,095 555 535 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  1,670 815 855 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  880 455 425 945 485 465
        Cantonese  128,110 59,365 68,750 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  111,500 51,720 59,780 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  490 240 250 640 315 320
        Croatian  5,735 2,815 2,920 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  3,490 1,735 1,760 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  2,330 1,125 1,210 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  8,305 3,990 4,315 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  545 240 305 820 345 475
        Finnish  2,030 800 1,230 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  190 100 90 445 215 235
        Fukien  1,855 815 1,035 1,920 835 1,085
        German  26,935 12,755 14,185 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  5,000 2,620 2,380 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  6,180 2,855 3,320 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  1,070 460 610 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  1,540 850 690 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  22,950 11,010 11,945 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  5,865 2,875 2,990 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  3,355 1,330 2,025 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 395 225 170 475 265 205
        Italian  16,210 8,195 8,015 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  15,835 5,550 10,290 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,150 545 605 1,465 700 770
        Korean  43,845 19,960 23,885 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  1,390 760 630 1,415 775 645
        Lao  835 390 445 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  350 175 175 615 305 310
        Lingala  35 15 15 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  265 115 150 435 190 245
        Macedonian  190 90 105 275 130 140
        Malay  3,215 1,490 1,725 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  1,245 630 620 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  85 45 40 220 115 115
        Mandarin  90,190 41,955 48,235 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  390 200 185 430 220 210
        Nepali  695 370 325 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 335 190 150 470 250 220
        Norwegian  1,010 475 535 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  220 130 95 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  139,230 69,145 70,085 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  820 440 380 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  34,425 17,420 17,000 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  12,645 5,990 6,660 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  9,210 4,410 4,800 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  6,885 3,400 3,485 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  120 50 70 135 60 80
        Russian  15,415 7,135 8,280 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  65 35 35 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 670 340 335 690 345 340
        Serbian  5,985 3,075 2,915 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  1,215 570 645 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  1,220 520 700 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 315 165 150 645 335 310
        Sindhi  1,695 750 945 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,230 635 600 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 755 390 360 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 275 145 135 495 275 225
        Slovak  2,325 1,030 1,300 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  585 275 310 1,225 590 640
        Somali  915 460 450 975 495 480
        Spanish  32,300 15,570 16,735 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  575 290 280 755 390 365
        Swedish  1,430 635 795 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  58,500 23,510 34,990 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  5,470 2,550 2,920 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  2,915 1,530 1,380 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  470 245 220 570 295 270
        Thai  1,655 560 1,100 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  170 95 75 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  510 250 260 590 285 300
        Turkish  2,545 1,435 1,105 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  4,255 1,805 2,455 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  7,760 3,955 3,805 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  21,695 10,170 11,525 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  290 150 145 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 6,340 3,070 3,270 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          61,015 29,215 31,800 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  4,380 2,145 2,240 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  53,235 25,490 27,745 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  2,260 1,035 1,225 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 1,140 545 590 1,530 725 805
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 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 1,997,605 994,500 1,003,105 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 1,270 580 690 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 164,780 73,445 91,340 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 128,460 52,785 75,680 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 2,126,505 1,050,820 1,075,685 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 25,025 12,225 12,810 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 13,895 6,325 7,565 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 126,690 51,945 74,745 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 31,975 15,390 16,585 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.4 1.4 1.4 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 2,292,120 1,121,315 1,170,805 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 2,158,690 1,057,345 1,101,345 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 1,568,165 778,030 790,135 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 8,410 4,025 4,385 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 582,115 275,295 306,820 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 55 30 30 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 40 20 20 135 70 65
        Dene 5 0 5 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 5 0 5 15 10 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 579,840 274,145 305,700 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 160 75 85 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 520 255 260 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 105 50 60 120 60 60
        Albanian 505 245 260 700 345 350
        Amharic 500 220 280 555 245 310
        Arabic 6,500 3,415 3,090 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 435 220 215 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 90 40 50 115 50 65
        Bengali 1,310 645 660 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 5 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,100 465 630 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 635 335 305 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 985 475 505 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 560 300 260 585 315 270
        Cantonese 100,680 46,205 54,480 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 76,285 35,345 40,935 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 270 120 145 315 145 165
        Croatian 2,040 955 1,090 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 1,020 520 495 1,570 795 775
        Danish 185 85 100 325 160 170
        Dutch 725 335 390 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 100 35 65 110 40 70
        Finnish 450 190 255 795 350 445
        Flemish 15 5 10 50 25 20
        Fukien 675 305 375 690 310 380
        German 3,485 1,630 1,855 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 1,755 835 920 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 2,910 1,270 1,645 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 315 140 170 320 145 175
        Hebrew 715 360 355 780 395 390
        Hindi 11,690 5,550 6,135 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 1,785 855 925 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 1,085 485 595 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 145 75 70 180 85 85
        Italian 4,570 2,015 2,550 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 8,110 3,375 4,735 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 580 285 300 750 370 385
        Korean 34,850 16,095 18,755 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 915 475 445 945 490 460
        Lao 415 205 210 545 270 275
        Latvian 75 35 40 105 50 50
        Lingala 10 5 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 50 25 20 65 30 35
        Macedonian 115 60 55 140 70 70
        Malay 1,265 635 630 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 610 310 305 690 350 340
        Maltese 5 5 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 75,385 35,675 39,710 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 210 110 100 230 120 105
        Nepali 460 235 220 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 120 55 60 140 65 75
        Norwegian 80 40 35 160 80 80
        Oromo 135 70 65 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 103,895 51,410 52,490 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 540 285 260 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 23,895 11,670 12,220 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 5,185 2,500 2,690 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 3,435 1,625 1,810 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 3,570 1,765 1,805 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 65 25 45 75 30 45
        Russian 10,055 4,860 5,195 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 5 15 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 460 225 235 465 230 235
        Serbian 3,755 1,895 1,865 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 560 275 285 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 545 255 295 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 475 265 205 980 535 450
        Sindhi 660 285 375 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 530 265 270 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 615 315 300 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 55 25 35 80 35 45
        Slovak 880 415 465 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 65 25 40 165 70 100
        Somali 605 300 305 625 310 315
        Spanish 17,105 8,340 8,765 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 195 95 100 250 130 125
        Swedish 260 125 135 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 26,830 11,720 15,110 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 2,825 1,350 1,475 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 1,880 970 915 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 250 125 125 290 145 140
        Thai 655 295 365 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 90 45 40 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 260 120 140 295 135 160
        Turkish 1,245 655 590 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 705 315 390 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 5,040 2,510 2,530 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 14,925 7,005 7,920 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 5 5 5 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,210 1,120 1,095 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         133,430 63,970 69,460 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 2,620 1,265 1,355 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 128,360 61,585 66,780 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 725 350 375 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 1,720 765 955 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 2,292,115 1,121,310 1,170,805 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 1,813,090 892,785 920,300 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  470,395 224,500 245,895 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  211,820 103,675 108,145 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  18,930 8,650 10,280 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  239,645 112,175 127,475 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 205 95 110 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  150 70 75 705 335 365
        Dene  10 5 10 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  5 5 0 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Ojibway  30 15 20 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 236,710 110,835 125,875 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 220 120 95 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  685 325 360 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  210 110 100 260 130 125
        Albanian  325 160 165 405 200 205
        Amharic  375 180 200 460 220 245
        Arabic  3,135 1,810 1,325 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  295 145 150 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 150 65 85 215 95 125
        Bengali  480 230 250 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  745 295 445 920 345 575
        Bosnian  330 165 165 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  405 180 225 495 215 275
        Burmese  220 105 115 235 110 130
        Cantonese  27,690 13,225 14,470 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  18,575 8,860 9,715 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  350 175 180 490 250 235
        Croatian  2,360 1,190 1,165 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  1,250 565 685 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  815 375 440 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  2,570 1,125 1,445 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  155 70 80 235 100 135
        Finnish  670 265 405 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  55 25 30 125 50 70
        Fukien  655 290 365 670 295 380
        German  9,710 4,415 5,290 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  2,705 1,375 1,335 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  2,995 1,395 1,600 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  300 130 170 315 135 175
        Hebrew  905 480 430 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  11,660 5,670 5,990 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  1,785 850 940 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  820 315 505 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 155 75 75 175 90 85
        Italian  6,650 3,285 3,365 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  6,865 2,755 4,110 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  290 130 155 365 170 195
        Korean  6,025 2,715 3,315 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  265 155 110 270 160 110
        Lao  300 145 160 410 200 210
        Latvian  70 25 40 120 45 75
        Lingala  50 20 35 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  80 35 40 115 55 60
        Macedonian  40 20 20 60 25 35
        Malay  1,270 585 685 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  435 220 225 520 260 260
        Maltese  35 15 20 80 30 50
        Mandarin  16,745 7,640 9,105 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  115 55 60 125 65 65
        Nepali  120 70 55 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 200 115 85 295 155 135
        Norwegian  335 150 180 715 330 380
        Oromo  45 25 20 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  26,855 13,370 13,485 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  210 105 100 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  6,510 3,470 3,045 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  3,990 1,805 2,180 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  3,585 1,655 1,930 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  1,960 915 1,040 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  35 25 10 40 25 25
        Russian  3,470 1,545 1,925 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  25 10 10 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 150 85 70 160 85 70
        Serbian  1,595 830 765 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  360 160 200 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  475 215 260 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 340 130 210 865 345 520
        Sindhi  890 385 510 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  505 255 255 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 55 25 30 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 90 45 40 150 75 75
        Slovak  755 290 465 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  165 75 90 345 155 190
        Somali  325 170 160 365 190 175
        Spanish  14,470 7,085 7,385 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  425 200 220 580 280 300
        Swedish  670 305 365 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  21,495 8,110 13,385 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  2,585 1,235 1,345 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  815 435 380 910 480 430
        Telugu  160 85 75 195 100 95
        Thai  670 230 435 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  35 20 15 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  155 80 80 175 85 90
        Turkish  900 495 400 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  965 430 540 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  2,165 1,115 1,045 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  5,085 2,475 2,610 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  75 30 40 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,730 1,245 1,490 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          8,630 4,020 4,610 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  890 400 485 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  3,990 1,920 2,070 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  3,690 1,680 2,015 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  60 25 35 70 30 40

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Footnote 4

Age

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

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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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.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

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

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

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

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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.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

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

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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.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Vancouver, British Columbia (Code 933) and British Columbia (Code 59) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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