Data tables, 2016 Census

Population, Dwellings and Households (8) of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1981 to 2016 Censuses - 100% Data

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This table details population, dwellings and households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Population, dwellings and households (8) Census year (8)
2016 2011 2006 2001 1996Footnote 1 1991Footnote 2 1986Footnote 3 1981Footnote 4
Total populationFootnote 5 4,648,055 4,400,055 4,113,490 3,907,735 3,724,500 3,282,061 2,883,367 2,744,467
Total - Dwellings occupied by usual residents 1,886,080 1,768,940 1,646,680 1,537,235 1,427,540 1,246,839 1,089,636 999,086
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 1,881,970 1,764,640 1,642,715 1,534,335 1,424,635 1,243,894 1,087,116 996,641
Collective dwellings occupied by usual residents 4,110 4,300 3,965 2,900 2,905 2,945 2,520 2,445
Total - Population in dwellingsFootnote 6 4,647,815 4,399,685 4,113,105 3,907,425 3,724,165 3,265,095 2,881,430 2,742,410
Population in private dwellingsFootnote 7 4,560,240 4,324,505 4,054,110 3,858,735 3,677,890 3,216,230 2,835,585 2,692,860
Average household size in private dwellings 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7
Population in collective dwellings 87,575 75,180 58,995 48,690 46,275 48,865 45,845 49,550

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 2

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 3

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 4

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 5

In each census year, the figure for the 'total population' is equal to the 'population in private dwellings' plus 'population in collective dwellings' plus persons residing outside Canada on government, military or diplomatic postings (counts for this last sub-group are not usually published separately). In the data of the 1991 Census, there is a discrepancy between the total population and the sum of these three sub-groups, equal to 92,584 or 0.3% for Canada, due to coverage adjustments made to the database at that time.

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Footnote 6

Population in dwellings excludes persons residing outside Canada on government, military or diplomatic postings.

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Footnote 7

Population in private dwellings is equivalent to the population in private households. A private household corresponds to the usual residents living in a private dwelling.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016013.

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