Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
25 of 26
National population rank
146 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Prince Rupert census agglomeration (CA) was 12,687, which represents a change of -2.8% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Prince Rupert is 234.29 square kilometres and the population density was 54.2 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 5,102 private dwellings occupied in Prince Rupert, which represent a change of -1.6% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Prince Rupert
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Prince Rupert
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 Prince Rupert CA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Prince Rupert Census subdivision - Prince Rupert, City||CY||12,220||12,508||-2.3|
|Port Edward Census subdivision - Port Edward, District municipality||DM||467||544||-14.2|
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.