Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
19 of 26
National population rank
109 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Squamish census agglomeration (CA) was 19,893, which represents a change of 13.8% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Squamish is 105.59 square kilometres and the population density was 188.4 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 7,377 private dwellings occupied in Squamish, which represent a change of 11.3% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Squamish
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Squamish
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 Squamish CA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Squamish Census subdivision - Squamish, District municipality||DM||19,512||17,158||13.7|
|Waiwakum 14 Census subdivision - Waiwakum 14, Indian reserve||IRI||160||111||44.1|
|Stawamus 24 Census subdivision - Stawamus 24, Indian reserve||IRI||107||97||10.3|
|Seaichem 16 Census subdivision - Seaichem 16, Indian reserve||IRI||51||53||-3.8|
|Kowtain 17 Census subdivision - Kowtain 17, Indian reserve||IRI||35||37||-5.4|
|Yekwaupsum 18 Census subdivision - Yekwaupsum 18, Indian reserve||IRI||28||23||21.7|
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.