Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
20 of 26
National population rank
116 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Nelson census agglomeration (CA) was 18,307, which represents a change of 1.8% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Nelson is 1,224.94 square kilometres and the population density was 14.9 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 8,265 private dwellings occupied in Nelson, which represent a change of 3.7% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Nelson
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Nelson
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 Nelson CA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Nelson Census subdivision - Nelson, City||CY||10,572||10,230||3.3|
|Central Kootenay F Census subdivision - Central Kootenay F, Regional district electoral area||RDA||3,963||3,976||-0.3|
|Central Kootenay E Census subdivision - Central Kootenay E, Regional district electoral area||RDA||3,772||3,781||-0.2|
Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in British Columbia
Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.