Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Nanaimo, Regional district (CD) - 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
5 of 29
National population rank
38 of 293
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Nanaimo (Regional district) was 155,698, which represents a change of 6.2% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Nanaimo (Regional district) is 2,038.04 square kilometres and the population density was 76.4 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 68,904 private dwellings occupied in Nanaimo (Regional district), which represent a change of 6.9% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 10 years, Nanaimo (Regional district)

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 10 years, Nanaimo (Regional district)

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 10 years, Nanaimo (Regional district)

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 10 years, Nanaimo (Regional district)

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population Change (in percentage) for Nanaimo (Regional district) and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Nanaimo (Regional district) and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Nanaimo (Regional district) – Neighbouring census divisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Nanaimo (Regional district) – Neighbouring census divisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Greater Vancouver Census division - Greater Vancouver, Regional district RD 2,463,431 2,313,328 6.5
Sunshine Coast Census division - Sunshine Coast, Regional district RD 29,970 28,619 4.7
Comox Valley Census division - Comox Valley, Regional district RD 66,527 63,538 4.7
Cowichan Valley Census division - Cowichan Valley, Regional district RD 83,739 80,332 4.2
Powell River Census division - Powell River, Regional district RD 20,070 19,906 0.8
Alberni-Clayoquot Census division - Alberni-Clayoquot, Regional district RD 30,981 31,061 -0.3

British Columbia – Census divisions with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 British Columbia – Census divisions with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Stikine Census division - Stikine, Region REG 740 629 17.6
Squamish-Lillooet Census division - Squamish-Lillooet, Regional district RD 42,665 38,173revised r 11.8
Central Okanagan Census division - Central Okanagan, Regional district RD 194,882 179,839 8.4
East Kootenay Census division - East Kootenay, Regional district RD 60,439 56,685 6.6
Fraser Valley Census division - Fraser Valley, Regional district RD 295,934 277,593 6.6

British Columbia – Census divisions with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 British Columbia – Census divisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Mount Waddington RD 11,035 11,506 -4.1
Skeena-Queen Charlotte RD 18,133 18,784 -3.5
Bulkley-Nechako RD 37,896 39,208 -3.3
Northern Rockies RD 5,393 5,578 -3.3
Cariboo RD 61,988 62,392 -0.6

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
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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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