Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
5 of 26
National population rank
35 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Nanaimo census agglomeration (CA) was 104,936, which represents a change of 7.1% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Nanaimo is 1,280.84 square kilometres and the population density was 81.9 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 44,963 private dwellings occupied in Nanaimo, which represent a change of 7.3% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Nanaimo
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Nanaimo
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 Nanaimo CA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Nanaimo Census subdivision - Nanaimo, City||CY||90,504||83,810||8.0|
|Nanaimo A Census subdivision - Nanaimo A, Regional district electoral area||RDA||7,058||6,908||2.2|
|Lantzville Census subdivision - Lantzville, District municipality||DM||3,605||3,601||0.1|
|Nanaimo C Census subdivision - Nanaimo C, Regional district electoral area||RDA||2,808||2,834||-0.9|
|Nanaimo River Census subdivision - Nanaimo River, Indian reserve||IRI||371||287||29.3|
|Nanaimo Town 1 Census subdivision - Nanaimo Town 1, Indian reserve||IRI||360||377||-4.5|
|Nanoose Census subdivision - Nanoose, Indian reserve||IRI||230||204||12.7|
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.