Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Port Alberni, (CA) - 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
17 of 26
National population rank
102 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Port Alberni census agglomeration (CA) was 25,112, which represents a change of -1.4% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Port Alberni is 1,729.39 square kilometres and the population density was 14.5 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 11,361 private dwellings occupied in Port Alberni, which represent a change of 1.4% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Port Alberni

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Port Alberni

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Port Alberni

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Port Alberni

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 Port Alberni CA

Table 1 Port Alberni CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Port Alberni Census subdivision - Port Alberni, City CY 17,678 17,743 -0.4
Alberni-Clayoquot E Census subdivision - Alberni-Clayoquot E, Regional district electoral area RDA 2,754 2,885 -4.5
Alberni-Clayoquot F Census subdivision - Alberni-Clayoquot F, Regional district electoral area RDA 1,935 1,916 1.0
Alberni-Clayoquot D Census subdivision - Alberni-Clayoquot D, Regional district electoral area RDA 1,616 1,701 -5.0
Tsahaheh 1 Census subdivision - Tsahaheh 1, Indian reserve IRI 542 584 -7.2
Alberni-Clayoquot B Census subdivision - Alberni-Clayoquot B, Regional district electoral area RDA 443 456 -2.9
Ahahswinis 1 Census subdivision - Ahahswinis 1, Indian reserve IRI 119 160 -25.6
Klehkoot 2 Census subdivision - Klehkoot 2, Indian reserve IRI 15 10 50.0
Alberni 2 Census subdivision - Alberni 2, Indian reserve IRI 10 10 0.0

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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