Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Greater Vancouver A, Regional district electoral area (CSD) - British Columbia

Data quality

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

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
43 of 654
National population rank
266 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Greater Vancouver A (Regional district electoral area) was 16,133, which represents a change of 24.2% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Greater Vancouver A (Regional district electoral area) is 816.28 square kilometres and the population density was 19.8 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 6,103 private dwellings occupied in Greater Vancouver A (Regional district electoral area), which represent a change of 21.5% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Greater Vancouver A and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Greater Vancouver A and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Greater Vancouver A (Regional district electoral area) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Greater Vancouver A (Regional district electoral area) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Fraser Valley F Census subdivision - Fraser Valley F, Regional district electoral area RDA 1,293 1,303 -0.8
Langley Census subdivision - Langley, District municipality DM 117,285 104,177 12.6
Surrey Census subdivision - Surrey, City CY 517,887 468,251 10.6
Delta Census subdivision - Delta, District municipality DM 102,238 99,863 2.4
Richmond Census subdivision - Richmond, City CY 198,309 190,473 4.1
Vancouver Census subdivision - Vancouver, City CY 631,486 603,502 4.6
Coquitlam Census subdivision - Coquitlam, City CY 139,284 126,804 revised r 9.8
Belcarra Census subdivision - Belcarra, Village VL 643 644 -0.2
Anmore Census subdivision - Anmore, Village VL 2,210 2,092 5.6
Port Moody Census subdivision - Port Moody, City CY 33,551 33,011 revised r 1.6
North Vancouver Census subdivision - North Vancouver, District municipality DM 85,935 84,412 1.8
West Vancouver Census subdivision - West Vancouver, District municipality DM 42,473 42,694 -0.5
Bowen Island Census subdivision - Bowen Island, Island municipality IM 3,680 3,402 8.2
Lions Bay Census subdivision - Lions Bay, Village VL 1,334 1,318 1.2
Pitt Meadows Census subdivision - Pitt Meadows, City CY 18,573 17,736 4.7
Maple Ridge Census subdivision - Maple Ridge, City CY 82,256 76,052 8.2
Musqueam 2 Census subdivision - Musqueam 2, Indian reserve IRI 1,652 1,569 5.3
Barnston Island 3 Census subdivision - Barnston Island 3, Indian reserve IRI 49 47 revised r 4.3
Southern Gulf Islands Census subdivision - Southern Gulf Islands, Regional district electoral area RDA 4,732 4,868 -2.8
Cowichan Valley G Census subdivision - Cowichan Valley G, Regional district electoral area RDA 2,325 2,221 4.7
Nanaimo B Census subdivision - Nanaimo B, Regional district electoral area RDA 4,033 4,045 -0.3
Nanaimo C Census subdivision - Nanaimo C, Regional district electoral area RDA 2,808 2,834 -0.9
Sunshine Coast D Census subdivision - Sunshine Coast D, Regional district electoral area RDA 3,421 3,244 5.5
Sunshine Coast E Census subdivision - Sunshine Coast E, Regional district electoral area RDA 3,664 3,482 5.2
Sunshine Coast F Census subdivision - Sunshine Coast F, Regional district electoral area RDA 2,043 2,015 1.4
Squamish-Lillooet D Census subdivision - Squamish-Lillooet D, Regional district electoral area RDA 1,057 836 26.4

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Tsinstikeptum 9 Census subdivision - Tsinstikeptum 9, Indian reserve IRI 7,612 5,872 revised r 29.6
Greater Vancouver A Census subdivision - Greater Vancouver A, Regional district electoral area RDA 16,133 12,988 revised r 24.2
Langford Census subdivision - Langford, City CY 35,342 29,228 20.9
Whistler Census subdivision - Whistler, District municipality DM 11,854 9,824 20.7
Fernie Census subdivision - Fernie, City CY 5,249 4,448 18.0

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Bulkley-Nechako A Census subdivision - Bulkley-Nechako A, Regional district electoral area RDA 5,256 5,391 -2.5
Kitimat Census subdivision - Kitimat, District municipality DM 8,131 8,335 -2.4
Prince Rupert Census subdivision - Prince Rupert, City CY 12,220 12,508 -2.3
Quesnel Census subdivision - Quesnel, City CY 9,879 10,007 -1.3
Williams Lake Census subdivision - Williams Lake, City CY 10,753 10,832 -0.7

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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