Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
23 of 26
National population rank
121 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Powell River census agglomeration (CA) was 16,783, which represents a change of 0.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Powell River is 800.72 square kilometres and the population density was 21.0 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 7,736 private dwellings occupied in Powell River, which represent a change of 3.0% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Powell River
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Powell River
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 Powell River CA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Powell River Census subdivision - Powell River, City||CY||13,157||13,165||-0.1|
|Powell River C Census subdivision - Powell River C, Regional district electoral area||RDA||2,064||2,014||2.5|
|Powell River B Census subdivision - Powell River B, Regional district electoral area||RDA||1,541||1,488||3.6|
|Sechelt (Part) Census subdivision - Sechelt (Part), Indian government district||IGD||21||22||-4.5|
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.