Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
1 of 26
National population rank
3 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Vancouver census metropolitan area (CMA) 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver, which represent a change of 7.8% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Vancouver
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Vancouver
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 Vancouver CMA
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.