Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
3 of 26
National population rank
22 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Kelowna census metropolitan area (CMA) was 194,882, which represents a change of 8.4% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Kelowna is 2,904.86 square kilometres and the population density was 67.1 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 81,383 private dwellings occupied in Kelowna, which represent a change of 8.6% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Kelowna
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Kelowna
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 Kelowna CMA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Kelowna Census subdivision - Kelowna, City||CY||127,380||117,312||8.6|
|West Kelowna Census subdivision - West Kelowna, District municipality||DM||32,655||30,902 revised r||5.7|
|Lake Country Census subdivision - Lake Country, District municipality||DM||12,922||11,708||10.4|
|Tsinstikeptum 9 Census subdivision - Tsinstikeptum 9, Indian reserve||IRI||7,612||5,872 revised r||29.6|
|Peachland Census subdivision - Peachland, District municipality||DM||5,428||5,200||4.4|
|Central Okanagan Census subdivision - Central Okanagan, Regional district electoral area||RDA||3,824||3,795||0.8|
|Central Okanagan J Census subdivision - Central Okanagan J, Regional district electoral area||RDA||1,981||1,947||1.7|
|Duck Lake 7 Census subdivision - Duck Lake 7, Indian reserve||IRI||1,664||1,917||-13.2|
|Tsinstikeptum 10 Census subdivision - Tsinstikeptum 10, Indian reserve||IRI||1,416||1,186||19.4|
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.