Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Vancouver, (CMA) - British Columbia

Data quality

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
1 of 26
National population rank
3 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Vancouver census metropolitan area (CMA) was 2,463,431, which represents a change of 6.5% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Vancouver is 2,882.68 square kilometres and the population density was 854.6 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 960,894 private dwellings occupied in Vancouver, which represent a change of 7.8% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Vancouver

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Vancouver

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Vancouver

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Vancouver

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the Vancouver CMA

Table 1 Vancouver CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Vancouver Census subdivision - Vancouver, City CY 631,486 603,502 4.6
Surrey Census subdivision - Surrey, City CY 517,887 468,251 10.6
Burnaby Census subdivision - Burnaby, City CY 232,755 223,218 4.3
Richmond Census subdivision - Richmond, City CY 198,309 190,473 4.1
Coquitlam Census subdivision - Coquitlam, City CY 139,284 126,804 revised r 9.8
Langley Census subdivision - Langley, District municipality DM 117,285 104,177 12.6
Delta Census subdivision - Delta, District municipality DM 102,238 99,863 2.4
North Vancouver Census subdivision - North Vancouver, District municipality DM 85,935 84,412 1.8
Maple Ridge Census subdivision - Maple Ridge, City CY 82,256 76,052 8.2
New Westminster Census subdivision - New Westminster, City CY 70,996 65,976 7.6
Port Coquitlam Census subdivision - Port Coquitlam, City CY 58,612 55,958 revised r 4.7
North Vancouver Census subdivision - North Vancouver, City CY 52,898 48,196 9.8
West Vancouver Census subdivision - West Vancouver, District municipality DM 42,473 42,694 -0.5
Port Moody Census subdivision - Port Moody, City CY 33,551 33,011 revised r 1.6
Langley Census subdivision - Langley, City CY 25,888 25,081 3.2
White Rock Census subdivision - White Rock, City CY 19,952 19,339 3.2
Pitt Meadows Census subdivision - Pitt Meadows, City CY 18,573 17,736 4.7
Greater Vancouver A Census subdivision - Greater Vancouver A, Regional district electoral area RDA 16,133 12,988 revised r 24.2
Bowen Island Census subdivision - Bowen Island, Island municipality IM 3,680 3,402 8.2
Capilano 5 Census subdivision - Capilano 5, Indian reserve IRI 2,931 2,700 8.6
Anmore Census subdivision - Anmore, Village VL 2,210 2,092 5.6
Burrard Inlet 3 Census subdivision - Burrard Inlet 3, Indian reserve IRI 1,855 1,472 26.0
Musqueam 2 Census subdivision - Musqueam 2, Indian reserve IRI 1,652 1,569 5.3
Lions Bay Census subdivision - Lions Bay, Village VL 1,334 1,318 1.2
Tsawwassen Census subdivision - Tsawwassen, Indian reserve IRI 816 720 13.3
Belcarra Census subdivision - Belcarra, Village VL 643 644 -0.2
Mission 1 Census subdivision - Mission 1, Indian reserve IRI 576 574 0.3
Matsqui 4 Census subdivision - Matsqui 4, Indian reserve IRI 471 498 -5.4
Katzie 1 Census subdivision - Katzie 1, Indian reserve IRI 262 229 14.4
Seymour Creek 2 Census subdivision - Seymour Creek 2, Indian reserve IRI 123 107 15.0
Semiahmoo Census subdivision - Semiahmoo, Indian reserve IRI 120 108 11.1
McMillan Island 6 Census subdivision - McMillan Island 6, Indian reserve IRI 94 68 38.2
Coquitlam 1 Census subdivision - Coquitlam 1, Indian reserve IRI 54 39 38.5
Barnston Island 3 Census subdivision - Barnston Island 3, Indian reserve IRI 49 47 revised r 4.3
Katzie 2 Census subdivision - Katzie 2, Indian reserve IRI 40 0  not applicable ···
Musqueam 4 Census subdivision - Musqueam 4, Indian reserve IRI 10 5 100.0
Coquitlam 2 Census subdivision - Coquitlam 2, Indian reserve IRI 0 5 -100.0
Langley 5 Census subdivision - Langley 5, Indian reserve IRI 0 0  not applicable ···
Whonnock 1 Census subdivision - Whonnock 1, Indian reserve IRI 0 0  not applicable ···

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in British Columbia

Table 2 British Columbia – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
Vancouver Vancouver - Census metropolitan area CMA 2,463,431 2,313,328 6.5 3 1
Victoria Victoria - Census metropolitan area CMA 367,770 344,580revised r 6.7 15 2
Kelowna Kelowna - Census metropolitan area CMA 194,882 179,839 8.4 22 3
Abbotsford - Mission Abbotsford - Mission - Census metropolitan area CMA 180,518 170,191 6.1 23 4
Nanaimo Nanaimo - Census agglomeration CA 104,936 98,021 7.1 35 5
Kamloops Kamloops - Census agglomeration CA 103,811 98,754 5.1 36 6
Chilliwack Chilliwack - Census agglomeration CA 101,512 93,882revised r 8.1 40 7
Prince George Prince George - Census agglomeration CA 86,622 84,232 2.8 45 8
Vernon Vernon - Census agglomeration CA 61,334 58,584 4.7 55 9
Courtenay Courtenay - Census agglomeration CA 54,157 51,787revised r 4.6 61 10
Duncan Duncan - Census agglomeration CA 44,451 43,252 2.8 66 11
Penticton Penticton - Census agglomeration CA 43,432 42,361 2.5 68 12
Campbell River Campbell River - Census agglomeration CA 37,861 36,096 4.9 75 13
Parksville Parksville - Census agglomeration CA 28,922 27,822 4.0 90 14
Fort St. John Fort St. John - Census agglomeration CA 28,396 26,380 7.6 95 15
Cranbrook Cranbrook - Census agglomeration CA 26,083 25,037 4.2 101 16
Port Alberni Port Alberni - Census agglomeration CA 25,112 25,465 -1.4 102 17
Quesnel Quesnel - Census agglomeration CA 23,146 23,566revised r -1.8 106 18
Squamish Squamish - Census agglomeration CA 19,893 17,479 13.8 109 19
Nelson Nelson - Census agglomeration CA 18,307 17,987revised r 1.8 116 20
Williams Lake Williams Lake - Census agglomeration CA 18,277 18,490 -1.2 117 21
Salmon Arm Salmon Arm - Census agglomeration CA 17,904 17,683 1.2 119 22
Powell River Powell River - Census agglomeration CA 16,783 16,689 0.6 121 23
Terrace Terrace - Census agglomeration CA 15,723 15,569 1.0 128 24
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert - Census agglomeration CA 12,687 13,052 -2.8 146 25
Dawson Creek Dawson Creek - Census agglomeration CA 12,178 11,583 5.1 148 26

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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