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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).
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 922,509.29 ...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 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 219,665 112,885 106,775 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 218,915 112,200 106,715 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 238,780 122,465 116,315 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 275,165 141,670 133,500 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 53,725 27,620 26,110 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 54,885 28,475 26,410 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 55,400 28,510 26,885 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 55,380 28,425 26,955 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 55,785 28,640 27,140 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 279,825 142,290 137,535 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 288,780 143,475 145,305 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 275,985 135,220 140,755 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 280,870 135,455 145,415 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 313,765 151,430 162,335 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 350,600 170,580 180,020 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 354,610 172,060 182,550 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 323,335 157,455 165,880 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 291,040 142,645 148,395 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 210,900 103,785 107,115 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 160,715 77,350 83,360 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 127,480 60,720 66,760 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 96,945 42,745 54,200 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 92,675 32,150 60,520 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 41.9 41.1 42.7 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.6 83.9 85.3 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 1,832,605 913,430 919,175 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 321,965 161,530 160,435 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,568,120 734,075 834,040 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 1,014,270 550,830 463,435 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 102,040 43,570 58,470 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 246,515 98,130 148,385 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 205,300 41,550 163,750 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 90,470 ...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 1,238,155 ...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 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,225 ...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 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...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 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 807,660 383,540 424,120 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,450 42,525 62,925 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 203,285 111,935 91,345 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 498,920 229,075 269,850 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...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 643,410 302,320 341,095 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 211,820 65,460 146,365 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 32,900 7,490 25,410 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 13,560 6,770 6,790 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 165,365 51,195 114,165 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 431,590 236,860 194,730 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 82,640 ...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 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 2,885 ...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 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...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 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  57,275 28,315 28,965 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  1,154,215 543,395 610,825 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 1,210 540 675 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  955 435 525 955 435 525
        Dene  70 35 35 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  25 10 10 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  15 10 5 15 10 5
        Ojibway  140 50 90 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 5 5 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,137,420 535,395 602,025 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 620 330 295 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  2,735 1,330 1,405 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  455 235 220 455 235 220
        Albanian  1,335 695 635 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  1,255 615 640 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  13,050 7,505 5,550 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  1,105 560 545 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 530 235 295 530 235 295
        Bengali  2,410 1,265 1,145 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  15 10 5 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  3,870 1,445 2,430 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  1,275 635 640 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  1,945 960 985 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  945 485 465 945 485 465
        Cantonese  133,245 61,790 71,455 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  120,040 55,735 64,305 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  640 315 320 640 315 320
        Croatian  7,820 3,860 3,955 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  5,610 2,800 2,810 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  5,250 2,575 2,675 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  23,080 11,190 11,890 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  820 345 475 820 345 475
        Finnish  4,090 1,705 2,390 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  445 215 235 445 215 235
        Fukien  1,920 835 1,085 1,920 835 1,085
        German  73,625 35,140 38,485 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  6,250 3,360 2,885 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  6,595 3,060 3,540 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  1,110 475 630 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  1,755 970 785 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  24,640 11,840 12,800 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  9,855 4,915 4,940 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  3,755 1,465 2,290 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 475 265 205 475 265 205
        Italian  24,060 12,180 11,880 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  19,665 6,840 12,825 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,465 700 770 1,465 700 770
        Korean  48,975 22,350 26,625 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  1,415 775 645 1,415 775 645
        Lao  1,155 550 600 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  615 305 310 615 305 310
        Lingala  35 20 20 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  435 190 245 435 190 245
        Macedonian  275 130 140 275 130 140
        Malay  3,535 1,590 1,950 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  1,460 735 725 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  220 115 115 220 115 115
        Mandarin  94,055 43,630 50,425 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  430 220 210 430 220 210
        Nepali  805 430 375 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 470 250 220 470 250 220
        Norwegian  2,370 1,155 1,215 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  325 185 140 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  182,915 90,900 92,020 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  900 485 415 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  36,045 18,265 17,775 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  17,460 8,185 9,270 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  14,605 6,990 7,615 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  8,330 4,110 4,220 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  135 60 80 135 60 80
        Russian  22,650 10,300 12,350 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  80 40 45 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 690 345 340 690 345 340
        Serbian  6,655 3,425 3,225 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  1,425 675 755 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  1,250 530 715 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 645 335 310 645 335 310
        Sindhi  1,770 790 975 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,405 715 685 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 775 400 375 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 495 275 225 495 275 225
        Slovak  3,220 1,440 1,780 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  1,225 590 640 1,225 590 640
        Somali  975 495 480 975 495 480
        Spanish  40,795 19,325 21,470 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  755 390 365 755 390 365
        Swedish  2,740 1,195 1,545 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  66,120 25,835 40,285 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  5,675 2,640 3,035 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  3,135 1,635 1,500 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  570 295 270 570 295 270
        Thai  2,410 730 1,680 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  200 115 85 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  590 285 300 590 285 300
        Turkish  2,890 1,650 1,235 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  9,680 4,215 5,460 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  8,450 4,315 4,140 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  25,100 11,745 13,360 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  350 185 170 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 15,585 7,455 8,130 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          82,280 39,185 43,095 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  8,600 4,065 4,535 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  68,800 32,875 35,925 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  3,345 1,520 1,830 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 1,530 725 805 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 2,045 950 1,095 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 296,645 132,940 163,705 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 144,555 59,590 84,965 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 53,725 26,660 27,065 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 16,935 7,710 9,220 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 142,300 58,510 83,790 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 62,190 30,515 31,680 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 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 16,685 8,015 8,665 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 670,100 317,670 352,430 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 175 85 85 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 135 70 65 135 70 65
        Dene 15 5 5 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 5 5 5 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 15 10 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 21 665,750 315,485 350,265 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 190 80 105 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 1,385 685 690 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 120 60 60 120 60 60
        Albanian 700 345 350 700 345 350
        Amharic 555 245 310 555 245 310
        Arabic 7,640 4,065 3,575 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 490 250 240 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 115 50 65 115 50 65
        Bengali 1,465 715 750 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 1,265 540 720 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 705 370 340 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 1,085 530 555 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 585 315 270 585 315 270
        Cantonese 103,550 47,585 55,970 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 81,270 37,740 43,525 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 315 145 165 315 145 165
        Croatian 2,540 1,200 1,340 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 1,570 795 775 1,570 795 775
        Danish 325 160 170 325 160 170
        Dutch 2,230 1,055 1,175 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 110 40 70 110 40 70
        Finnish 795 350 445 795 350 445
        Flemish 50 25 20 50 25 20
        Fukien 690 310 380 690 310 380
        German 11,555 5,430 6,120 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 2,105 1,015 1,095 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 3,045 1,335 1,710 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 320 145 175 320 145 175
        Hebrew 780 395 390 780 395 390
        Hindi 12,390 5,900 6,490 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 2,560 1,235 1,325 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 1,190 530 660 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 180 85 85 180 85 85
        Italian 6,250 2,730 3,520 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 9,540 3,985 5,555 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 750 370 385 750 370 385
        Korean 38,810 17,985 20,830 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 945 490 460 945 490 460
        Lao 545 270 275 545 270 275
        Latvian 105 50 50 105 50 50
        Lingala 10 5 5 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 65 30 35 65 30 35
        Macedonian 140 70 70 140 70 70
        Malay 1,320 655 660 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 690 350 340 690 350 340
        Maltese 15 10 5 15 10 5
        Mandarin 78,070 36,945 41,130 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 230 120 105 230 120 105
        Nepali 525 275 250 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 140 65 75 140 65 75
        Norwegian 160 80 80 160 80 80
        Oromo 175 80 95 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 137,390 67,955 69,430 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 565 295 270 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 24,750 12,095 12,655 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 6,395 3,065 3,330 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 5,195 2,405 2,785 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 4,155 2,050 2,105 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 75 30 45 75 30 45
        Russian 12,205 5,880 6,320 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 25 10 15 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 465 230 235 465 230 235
        Serbian 4,020 2,020 2,000 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 615 300 315 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 555 260 295 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 980 535 450 980 535 450
        Sindhi 675 295 385 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 595 295 300 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 620 315 300 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 80 35 45 80 35 45
        Slovak 1,080 515 570 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 165 70 100 165 70 100
        Somali 625 310 315 625 310 315
        Spanish 20,585 10,025 10,555 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 250 130 125 250 130 125
        Swedish 430 195 235 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 29,380 12,780 16,600 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 2,910 1,390 1,515 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 1,965 1,010 960 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 290 145 140 290 145 140
        Thai 845 375 475 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 100 55 45 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 295 135 160 295 135 160
        Turkish 1,365 725 645 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 1,070 475 595 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 5,430 2,700 2,730 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 17,270 8,085 9,180 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 10 5 5 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,180 2,100 2,075 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         162,820 77,775 85,050 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 4,700 2,240 2,460 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 155,065 74,155 80,905 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 930 435 495 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 2,130 940 1,185 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 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  604,495 287,270 317,220 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  249,765 122,305 127,455 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  38,175 17,315 20,865 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  316,550 147,655 168,900 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 845 400 445 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  705 335 365 705 335 365
        Dene  30 15 20 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  20 10 5 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Ojibway  80 35 45 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  5 0 5 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 305,355 142,340 163,020 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 310 165 140 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  1,340 650 690 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  260 130 125 260 130 125
        Albanian  405 200 205 405 200 205
        Amharic  460 220 245 460 220 245
        Arabic  3,845 2,280 1,570 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  320 160 165 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 215 95 125 215 95 125
        Bengali  570 285 285 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 5 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  920 345 575 920 345 575
        Bosnian  395 190 205 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  495 215 275 495 215 275
        Burmese  235 110 130 235 110 130
        Cantonese  29,240 13,945 15,290 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  20,595 9,830 10,760 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  490 250 235 490 250 235
        Croatian  3,195 1,585 1,615 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  1,940 900 1,045 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  1,705 765 940 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  6,930 3,130 3,805 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  235 100 135 235 100 135
        Finnish  1,290 550 740 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  125 50 70 125 50 70
        Fukien  670 295 380 670 295 380
        German  23,905 10,935 12,970 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  3,310 1,730 1,580 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  3,185 1,485 1,705 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  315 135 175 315 135 175
        Hebrew  1,090 575 515 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  12,695 6,190 6,505 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  2,950 1,405 1,545 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  945 360 590 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 175 90 85 175 90 85
        Italian  9,605 4,715 4,890 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  9,050 3,635 5,415 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  365 170 195 365 170 195
        Korean  6,890 3,125 3,765 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  270 160 110 270 160 110
        Lao  410 200 210 410 200 210
        Latvian  120 45 75 120 45 75
        Lingala  65 25 40 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  115 55 60 115 55 60
        Macedonian  60 25 35 60 25 35
        Malay  1,450 645 805 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  520 260 260 520 260 260
        Maltese  80 30 50 80 30 50
        Mandarin  17,925 8,150 9,775 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  125 65 65 125 65 65
        Nepali  155 80 75 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 295 155 135 295 155 135
        Norwegian  715 330 380 715 330 380
        Oromo  65 45 25 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  34,010 17,040 16,970 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  235 120 120 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  7,025 3,725 3,300 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  5,450 2,475 2,975 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  5,640 2,625 3,010 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  2,410 1,135 1,270 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  40 25 25 40 25 25
        Russian  6,140 2,715 3,425 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  30 15 15 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 160 85 70 160 85 70
        Serbian  1,855 955 905 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  435 190 245 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  485 215 265 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 865 345 520 865 345 520
        Sindhi  930 400 530 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  570 285 290 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 65 35 30 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 150 75 75 150 75 75
        Slovak  1,035 400 635 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  345 155 190 345 155 190
        Somali  365 190 175 365 190 175
        Spanish  20,930 10,065 10,865 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  580 280 300 580 280 300
        Swedish  1,220 535 680 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  24,810 9,040 15,775 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  2,675 1,275 1,395 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  910 480 430 910 480 430
        Telugu  195 100 95 195 100 95
        Thai  1,110 370 740 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  45 30 25 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  175 85 90 175 85 90
        Turkish  1,020 575 445 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  1,930 830 1,100 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  2,425 1,260 1,170 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  5,945 2,880 3,060 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  90 35 50 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 10,345 4,910 5,435 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          11,455 5,320 6,130 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  1,090 495 595 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  4,540 2,185 2,350 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  5,760 2,610 3,145 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  70 30 40 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.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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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.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. British Columbia (Code 59) and British Columbia (Code 59) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed August 21, 2017).

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