BC population grows by 5.6 per cent: census

Posted February 11, 2017

"We are confident that the city is very well positioned to attract and accommodate expected growth projections based on provincial long-range planning population and employment forecasts", she said, noting that the city is preparing to release the final version of the municipality's official plan called Envisioning Our City 2041.

Vancouver has the highest population density in all of Canada, with 5,400 people per square kilometre.

Canada had the highest population growth among G7 nations at one per cent per year. Bridgewater, for example, with a population of 8,532 saw a growth rate of 3.5 per cent in the last five years and Middleton (pop. 1,832) saw a 4.7 per cent population increase.

Between 2011 and 2016, the Yukon had the fourth highest population growth rate in Canada, tying with Manitoba.

According to Hallman, we know from other sources that while births and deaths are now about equal in the province - though that is expected to change as the population continues to age - Nova Scotia is experiencing population loss to other provinces in Canada.

However, the numbers show growth has slowed for both communities since the last census.

Chagnon adds they uncovered an interesting fact about the western provinces that included Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The country's population increased by 1.7 million for a growth rate of five per cent - slightly lower than the 5.9 per cent reported in the 2006-2011 census. That province gained 421,918 residents between 2011 and 2016. The inner suburbs, especially parts of Scarborough and North York, clearly show slight a population decline compared to the high-growth areas described above.

"Now people are becoming more settled here".

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Between 2011 and 2016, the population shift west accentuated the decline in the demographic weight of Quebec.

There were 705,244 residents in the city of Winnipeg in May 2016.

The area's population in 2015 was 153,000, and has been growing at an average of about 1,250 each year since 2012, according to previous data.

The steepest declines were reported in Campbellton, N.B. and Que., where the population declined 9.3 per cent to 15,746, Elliot Lake, Ont., which saw a 5.3 per cent decline to 10,741 and New Glasgow, N.S., where the population dropped 3.7 per cent to 34,487. 2016's survey was the first mandatory long-form census since it was reintroduced by the Liberal government after being axed by the Conservatives in 2010.

In 2011, Brampton had a population of 523,911 - an eye-popping increase of 20.8 per cent since the 2006 census.

Interestingly, at three per cent, Nova Scotia's dwelling count growth rate over the past five years was much higher than its population growth. That means Quebec MPs serve nine per cent fewer constituents.

As a part of Wednesday's release, StatsCan also announced that over the coming year, as Canadians celebrate 150 years since Confederation, "the agency will unveil the full range of census data that will together paint a factual picture of the lives of Canadians and their communities".

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