Legacy Open Data Catalogue
Census local area profiles 2001
Planning and Development Services - Research and Data
Data currency comments
The data for Census 2001 was collected in May 2001.
Data set description
The census is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive data source conducted by Statistics Canada every five years. The Census of Population collects demographics and linguistic information on every man, woman and child living in Canada.
The data shown here is provided by Statistics Canada from the 2001 Census as a custom profile data order for the City of Vancouver, using the City’s 22 local planning areas. The data may be reproduced provided they are credited to Statistics Canada, Census 2001, custom order for City of Vancouver Local Areas.
Data accuracy comments
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 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.
- 2001 population based on 100% data
- 1996 population based on 100% data
- Age - based on 100% data
- Common-law status
- Legal marital status
- Never legally married (single)
- Legally married (and not separated)
- Separated, but still legally married
- Language(s) first learned and still understood - 20% sample data
- Other languages
- Christian not included elsewhere
- Eastern religions
- Other religions
- No religious affiliation
- Mobility status - place of residence 1 year ago
- Mobility status - place of residence 5 years ago
- Canadian-born population
- Foreign-born population
- Immigrated between 1991 and 2001
- Non-permanent residents
- Aboriginal identity population
- Visible minority population
- Visible minority, n.i.e.
- Multiple visible minorities
- All others
- School attendance for the age group 15 to 19
- High school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary
- College certificate or diploma
- All persons with earnings (counts)
- Worked full year, full time (counts)
- Language used most often at work
- Employed labour force 15 years and over
- Mode of transportation to work
- Persons reporting hours of unpaid work
- Persons reporting hours of unpaid housework
- Persons reporting hours looking after children, without pay
- Persons reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors
- Experienced labour force
- Participation rate
- Employment rate
- Unemployment rate
- Persons 15 years of age and over with income
- Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over ($)
- Composition of total income (100%)
- Common-law couple families
- Lone-parent families
- Median family income ($) - all census families
- Median family income ($) - couple families
- Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children
- Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children
- Other household types
- Number of rented dwellings
- Number of owner-occupied dwellings
- Occupied private dwelling
- Owned occupied private dwelling
- Rented occupied private dwelling
- Attributes are listed in the same order as they appear in the dataset
- Refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary for full definitions of each attribute
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Data set details
- The 22 Local Areas is defined by the Census blocks and is equal to the City’s 22 local planning areas and includes the Musqueam 2 reserve.
- Vancouver CSD (Census Subdivision) is defined by the City of Vancouver municipal boundary which excludes the Musqueam 2 reserve but includes Stanley Park.
- Vancouver CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) is defined by the Metro Vancouver boundary which includes the following Census Subdivisions: Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, District of Langley, Delta, District of North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, City of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Port Moody, City of Langley, White Rock, Pitt Meadows, Greater Vancouver A, Bowen Island, Capilano 5, Anmore, Musqueam 2, Burrard Inlet 3, Lions Bay, Tsawwassen, Belcarra, Mission 1, Matsqui 4, Katzie 1, Semiahmoo, Seymour Creek 2, McMillian Island 6, Coquitlam 1, Musqueam 4, Coquitlam 2, Katzie 2, Whonnock 1, Barnston Island 3, and Langley 5.
- Data products that are identified as 20% sample data refer to information that was collected using the long census questionnaire. For the most part, these data were collected from 20% of the households; however they also include some areas, such as First Nations communities and remote areas, where long census form data were collected from 100% of the households.
- The following changes were made to the census family concept for 2001 and account for some of the increase in the total number of families, single parent families and children living at home:
- Two persons living in a same-sex common law relationship are now considered a family.
- Children living at home now include previously married children, provided they are not currently living with a spouse or common-law partner.
- A grandchild living in a three generation household where the parent (middle generation) was never married is now considered a child of the census family.
- A grandchild of a three-generation household where the middle generation is not present is now considered a child of the census family.
- Mode of transportation to work data is not reliable for the 2001 Census due to the TransLink Transit Strike that occurred during the data collection period.