Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Figure 1.1 Population change (in percentage), provinces and territories, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure

This horizontal bar graph shows population change for provinces and territories, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016.

The Y axis shows: Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Manitoba, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. 

The X axis shows population change (in percentage).

Table 1.1 Population change (in percentage), provinces and territories, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016
Table summary

This table shows the population change for the provinces and territories between the 2006 and 2011 censuses and the 2011 and 2016 censuses. The column headings are: province/territory and percentage change in 2011 to 2016 and 2006 to 2011. The rows are: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut along with their corresponding values.

Province/territory Percentage change (%)
2011 to 2016 2006 to 2011
Nunavut 12.7 8.3
Alberta 11.6 10.8
Saskatchewan 6.3 6.7
Yukon 5.8 11.6
Manitoba 5.8 5.2
British Columbia 5.6 7.0
Ontario 4.6 5.7
Quebec 3.3 4.7
Prince Edward Island 1.9 3.2
Newfoundland and Labrador 1.0 1.8
Northwest Territories 0.8 0.0
Nova Scotia 0.2 0.9
New Brunswick -0.5 2.9

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 145 years, British Columbia

Figure

This line graph shows population in the last 145 years, British Columbia.

The Y axis shows population counts.

The X axis shows, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

Table 1.2 Population in the last 145 years, British Columbia
Table summary

This table shows the population over the last 145 years. The column headings are: years and population counts. The rows are: the census years 1871 to 2016 along with their corresponding values.

Years Population counts
1871 10,586
1881 49,459
1891 98,173
1901 178,657
1911 392,480
1921 524,582
1931 694,263
1941 817,861
1951 1,165,210
1956 1,398,464
1961 1,629,082
1966 1,873,674
1971 2,184,621
1976 2,466,608
1981 2,744,467
1986 2,883,367
1991 3,282,061
1996 3,724,500
2001 3,907,738
2006 4,113,487
2011 4,400,057
2016 4,648,055

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 145 years, British Columbia

Figure

This vertical bar graph shows population change in the last 145 years, British Columbia.

The Y axis shows population change (in percentage).

The X axis shows, 1871 to 1881, 1881 to 1891, 1891 to 1901, 1901 to 1911, 1911 to 1921, 1921 to 1931, 1931 to 1941, 1941 to 1951, 1951 to 1956, 1956 to 1961, 1961 to 1966, 1966 to 1971, 1971 to 1976, 1976 to 1981, 1981 to 1986, 1986 to 1991, 1991 to 1996, 1996 to 2001, 2001 to 2006, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016.

Table 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 145 years, British Columbia
Table summary

This table shows the population change over the last 145 years. The column headings are: years and percentage change. The rows are: intercensal periods from 1871 to 2016 along with their corresponding values.

Years Percentage change (%)
1871 to 1881 367.2
1881 to 1891 98.5
1891 to 1901 82.0
1901 to 1911 119.7
1911 to 1921 33.7
1921 to 1931 32.3
1931 to 1941 17.8
1941 to 1951 42.5
1951 to 1956 20.0
1956 to 1961 16.5
1961 to 1966 15.0
1966 to 1971 16.6
1971 to 1976 12.9
1976 to 1981 11.3
1981 to 1986 5.1
1986 to 1991 13.8
1991 to 1996 13.5
1996 to 2001 4.9
2001 to 2006 5.3
2006 to 2011 7.0
2011 to 2016 5.6

Figure 1.4 British Columbia – Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and regions outside CMAs and CAs

Figure

This pie chart displays the counts for the number of persons that lived inside and outside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or census agglomeration (CA) in 2016

Table 1.4 British Columbia – Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and regions outside CMAs and CAs
Table summary

This table shows the population that lived inside and outside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or census agglomeration (CA) in 2016. The column headings are: year, Inside a CMA/CA and Outside a CMA/CA. The row contains: 2016 Census year along with its corresponding values.

Year Inside a CMA/CA Outside a CMA/CA
2016 4,108,128 539,927
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