Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Greater Vancouver, 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
1 of 29
National population rank
2 of 293
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Greater Vancouver (Regional district) 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 Greater Vancouver (Regional district) 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 Greater Vancouver (Regional district), which represent a change of 7.8% from 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Greater Vancouver (Regional district) – Neighbouring census divisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Squamish-Lillooet Census division - Squamish-Lillooet, Regional district RD 42,665 38,173revised r 11.8
Fraser Valley Census division - Fraser Valley, Regional district RD 295,934 277,593 6.6
Capital Census division - Capital, Regional district RD 383,360 359,991 6.5
Nanaimo Census division - Nanaimo, Regional district RD 155,698 146,574 6.2
Sunshine Coast Census division - Sunshine Coast, Regional district RD 29,970 28,619 4.7
Cowichan Valley Census division - Cowichan Valley, Regional district RD 83,739 80,332 4.2

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

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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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