Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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This table presents the 2011 and 2006 population counts and the 2011 dwelling counts, land area and population ranking for population centres within a selected province or territory. It also shows the percentage change in the population counts between 2006 and 2011.

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Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2011 and 2006 censuses
Geographic name Population centre size group1 Population Private dwellings, 2011 Land area in square kilometres, 2011 Population rank, 2011
2011 2006 % change Private dwellings, 2011 - Total Private dwellings, 2011 - Occupied by usual residents Population rank, 2011 - National Population rank, 2011 - Prov. / Terr.
Note:
  1. Starting with the 2011 Census, the term 'population centre' replaces the term 'urban area.' Population centres are classified into one of three population size groups:

    • small population centres, with a population of between 1,000 and 29,999
    • medium population centres, with a population of between 30,000 and 99,999
    • large urban population centres, consisting of a population of 100,000 and over.

    For more information, please see the note titled From urban areas to population centres, available on our website, which explains the new terminology and classification of population centres.

    Population is defined using population and population density data from the current census and is delineated using the dissemination block. The previous census counts provided in this table are the aggregation of the previous census population counts for the dissemination blocks that constitute the 2011 population centre.
Geographic name: alpha sort Z to A Geographic name: alpha sort A to Z Population, 2011 - total: sort highest to lowest Population centre, 2011 - Size groups: sort lowest to highest Population, 2011 - total: sort highest to lowest Population, 2011 - total: sort lowest to highest Population, 2006 - total: sort highest to lowest Population, 2006 - total: sort lowest to highest Population, % change: sort highest to lowest Population, % change: sort lowest to highest Private dwellings, 2011 - total: sort highest to lowest Private dwellings, 2011 - total: sort lowest to highest Private dwellings, 2011 - occupied by usual residents: sort highest to lowest Private dwellings, 2011 - occupied by usual residents: sort lowest to highest Land area in square kilometres, 2011: sort highest to lowest Land area in square kilometres, 2011: sort lowest to highest Population rank, 2011 - national: sort highest to lowest Population rank, 2011 - national: sort lowest to highest  
Canada    33,476,688 31,612,897 5.9 14,569,633 13,320,614 8,965,121.42    
British Columbia    4,400,057 4,113,487 7.0 1,945,365 1,764,637 922,509.29    
Vancouver Large urban 2,135,201 1,955,278 A 9.2 876,274 822,740 1,150.43 3 1
Victoria Large urban 316,327 303,977 A 4.1 154,637 142,044 277.09 12 2
Abbotsford Large urban 149,855 140,275 A 6.8 56,707 52,749 158.74 21 3
Kelowna Large urban 141,767 128,127 A 10.6 66,335 60,074 143.06 22 4
Nanaimo Medium 88,799 84,100 A 5.6 40,866 38,183 103.11 35 5
White Rock Medium 82,368 74,023 A 11.3 36,530 34,594 46.00 38 6
Kamloops Medium 73,472 70,549 A 4.1 32,480 30,716 52.26 42 7
Chilliwack Medium 66,382 58,593 A 13.3 28,189 26,768 80.63 45 8
Prince George Medium 65,503 65,066 A 0.7 29,173 26,774 99.93 49 9
Vernon Medium 44,600 42,731 A 4.4 20,178 18,777 52.72 61 10
Courtenay Medium 40,809 37,435 A 9.0 19,043 18,208 55.69 69 11
Penticton Medium 36,902 35,846 2.9 18,615 17,115 84.50 75 12
Campbell River Medium 34,514 33,121 A 4.2 15,649 14,740 39.24 77 13
Walnut Grove Small 27,969 25,683 8.9 10,294 10,061 17.84 86 14
Duncan Small 24,479 23,157 A 5.7 10,830 10,262 35.15 95 15
Parksville Small 24,326 23,740 A 2.5 12,521 11,494 36.37 96 16
Port Alberni Small 20,503 20,189 1.6 9,619 9,096 34.13 111 17
Cranbrook Small 19,364 18,373 A 5.4 8,531 8,161 32.06 116 18
Fort St. John Small 18,699 17,697 A 5.7 8,270 7,511 23.11 119 19
Terrace Small 15,569 15,415 1.0 6,672 6,240 36.49 131 20
Squamish Small 15,051 13,148 A 14.5 6,113 5,703 16.82 136 21
Quesnel Small 13,566 12,641 7.3 6,122 5,780 50.25 149 22
Powell River Small 13,175 12,972 1.6 6,205 5,907 28.95 154 23
Aldergrove Small 12,778 12,363 3.4 4,756 4,515 15.40 158 24
Williams Lake Small 12,408 12,475 -0.5 5,613 5,144 40.36 162 25
Prince Rupert Small 11,838 12,128 -2.4 5,515 4,709 7.65 173 26
Salmon Arm Small 11,810 10,791 9.4 5,254 4,981 15.21 174 27
Dawson Creek Small 11,583 10,994 5.4 5,406 4,859 24.37 178 28
Nelson Small 10,520 9,529 10.4 5,037 4,755 12.33 191 29
Trail Small 9,276 8,956 A 3.6 4,765 4,384 20.24 213 30
Castlegar Small 8,992 8,402 A 7.0 4,040 3,858 21.85 216 31
Ladysmith Small 8,841 8,467 4.4 3,990 3,818 13.65 220 32
Gibsons Small 8,089 8,023 A 0.8 3,961 3,562 11.27 230 33
Whistler Small 7,699 7,796 A -1.2 7,716 3,006 12.94 236 34
Sechelt Small 7,251 6,773 A 7.1 3,633 3,350 18.11 249 35
Merritt Small 7,189 7,148 0.6 3,141 2,929 25.03 253 36
Sooke Small 7,136 6,174 A 15.6 3,156 2,842 8.52 256 37
Kitimat Small 7,046 7,600 -7.3 3,646 3,080 10.13 261 38
Revelstoke Small 6,772 6,869 -1.4 3,231 2,938 20.83 269 39
Kimberley Small 6,723 6,199 A 8.5 3,454 2,979 60.72 273 40
Summerland Small 6,704 6,345 A 5.7 3,104 2,905 6.78 275 41
Duck Lake Small 6,281 5,643 11.3 3,221 2,623 42.31 287 42
Smithers Small 5,473 5,257 A 4.1 2,290 2,216 15.36 318 43
Creston Small 5,379 4,944 8.8 2,721 2,504 8.72 320 44
Oliver Small 5,175 4,754 A 8.9 2,488 2,337 5.97 327 45
Osoyoos Small 4,855 4,752 2.2 2,966 2,261 8.56 337 46
Armstrong Small 4,830 4,258 13.4 2,076 1,994 5.20 338 47
Fernie Small 4,811 4,621 4.1 3,033 2,149 15.67 341 48
Dallas Small 4,445 4,348 2.2 1,642 1,600 6.50 362 49
Grand Forks Small 4,274 4,237 A 0.9 2,049 1,961 10.75 371 50
Hope Small 4,234 4,455 -5.0 2,015 1,862 7.08 374 51
Fort Nelson Small 3,902 4,514 -13.6 1,804 1,585 13.77 393 52
Golden Small 3,701 3,811 -2.9 1,722 1,539 11.41 408 53
Fruitvale Small 3,628 3,627 0.0 1,557 1,489 6.01 414 54
Shawnigan Small 3,543 3,586 A -1.2 1,372 1,270 6.01 421 55
Port Hardy Small 3,515 3,290 A 6.8 1,659 1,419 6.73 425 56
Rossland Small 3,491 3,207 8.9 1,609 1,440 8.36 428 57
Sparwood Small 3,460 3,358 3.0 1,821 1,491 12.83 430 58
Cumberland Small 3,381 2,737 23.5 1,446 1,396 7.46 437 59
Mackenzie Small 3,300 4,316 -23.5 1,803 1,432 6.23 442 60
Kent Small 3,182 2,908 9.4 1,427 1,384 2.58 451 61
Lake Cowichan Small 3,159 3,082 A 2.5 1,546 1,408 8.62 454 62
Chemainus Small 3,035 2,937 3.3 1,554 1,479 4.02 464 63
Invermere Small 2,955 3,002 -1.6 1,912 1,219 10.73 474 64
Enderby Small 2,932 2,843 3.1 1,454 1,347 4.29 477 65
Princeton Small 2,724 2,780 A -2.0 1,505 1,305 10.47 503 66
Tumbler Ridge Small 2,700 2,444 10.5 1,505 1,153 3.61 508 67
Elkford Small 2,518 2,443 3.1 1,430 1,015 8.28 533 68
Port McNeill Small 2,505 2,623 -4.5 1,106 1,005 13.77 537 69
Chase Small 2,495 2,409 3.6 1,236 1,128 3.77 541 70
Sicamous Small 2,441 2,676 -8.8 1,916 1,119 12.71 552 71
Burns Lake Small 2,390 2,778 -14.0 944 860 7.35 557 72
Pemberton Small 2,369 2,192 A 8.1 1,111 979 10.89 561 73
Fort St. James Small 2,278 1,876 A 21.4 990 879 10.49 583 74
Chetwynd Small 2,255 2,218 1.7 949 881 10.58 588 75
Houston Small 2,246 2,304 -2.5 1,045 921 3.86 591 76
Aldergrove East Small 2,203 1,048 A 110.2 697 611 1.30 602 77
Lillooet Small 2,068 2,111 -2.0 1,060 952 7.69 626 78
Logan Lake Small 1,975 2,072 -4.7 1,039 927 4.96 643 79
Blind Bay Small 1,738 1,684 A 3.2 860 761 2.65 695 80
Lumby Small 1,731 1,634 5.9 756 716 5.74 696 81
One Hundred Mile House Small 1,721 1,683 2.3 834 760 2.40 698 82
Ashcroft Small 1,628 1,664 -2.2 803 758 7.63 727 83
Ucluelet Small 1,627 1,487 9.4 814 711 6.81 728 84
Nakusp Small 1,574 1,524 3.3 791 707 8.06 740 85
Mill Bay Small 1,549 1,343 15.3 605 559 1.88 750 86
Roberts Creek Small 1,472 1,434 A 2.6 763 623 2.92 769 87
Harrison Hot Springs Small 1,468 1,573 -6.7 908 666 5.57 770 88
Cowichan Bay Small 1,401 1,215 A 15.3 639 593 1.81 791 89
Vanderhoof Small 1,382 1,213 13.9 603 579 2.28 798 90
Lions Bay Small 1,318 1,328 -0.8 556 507 2.53 818 91
Gold River Small 1,267 1,362 -7.0 790 560 11.05 841 92
Fraser Lake Small 1,167 1,113 4.9 543 482 4.07 870 93
Salmo Small 1,139 1,007 13.1 546 519 2.44 882 94
Miller's Landing Small 1,113 722 A 54.2 541 439 1.57 896 95
Cultus Lake Small 1,110 1,119 -0.8 763 536 2.39 897 96
Welcome Beach Small 1,106 1,069 A 3.5 471 449 1.27 900 97
Crofton Small 1,092 1,108 -1.4 471 453 0.50 905 98
Deep Cove Small 1,088 1,249 A -12.9 469 436 1.45 907 99
Cache Creek Small 1,040 1,037 0.3 512 473 10.25 929 100

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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.

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