Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Kelowna, City (CSD) - British Columbia

Data quality

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
7 of 654
National population rank
42 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Kelowna (City) was 127,380, which represents a change of 8.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Kelowna (City) is 211.85 square kilometres and the population density was 601.3 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 53,903 private dwellings occupied in Kelowna (City), which represent a change of 8.5% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Kelowna and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Kelowna and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Kelowna (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Kelowna (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Central Okanagan Census subdivision - Central Okanagan, Regional district electoral area RDA 3,824 3,795 0.8
Lake Country Census subdivision - Lake Country, District municipality DM 12,922 11,708 10.4
Central Okanagan J Census subdivision - Central Okanagan J, Regional district electoral area RDA 1,981 1,947 1.7
West Kelowna Census subdivision - West Kelowna, District municipality DM 32,655 30,902 revised r 5.7
Duck Lake 7 Census subdivision - Duck Lake 7, Indian reserve IRI 1,664 1,917 -13.2

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Tsinstikeptum 9 Census subdivision - Tsinstikeptum 9, Indian reserve IRI 7,612 5,872 revised r 29.6
Greater Vancouver A Census subdivision - Greater Vancouver A, Regional district electoral area RDA 16,133 12,988 revised r 24.2
Langford Census subdivision - Langford, City CY 35,342 29,228 20.9
Whistler Census subdivision - Whistler, District municipality DM 11,854 9,824 20.7
Fernie Census subdivision - Fernie, City CY 5,249 4,448 18.0

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Bulkley-Nechako A Census subdivision - Bulkley-Nechako A, Regional district electoral area RDA 5,256 5,391 -2.5
Kitimat Census subdivision - Kitimat, District municipality DM 8,131 8,335 -2.4
Prince Rupert Census subdivision - Prince Rupert, City CY 12,220 12,508 -2.3
Quesnel Census subdivision - Quesnel, City CY 9,879 10,007 -1.3
Williams Lake Census subdivision - Williams Lake, City CY 10,753 10,832 -0.7

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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