There was a 2,654 Port Coquitlam population increase between 2011 and May 10th, 2016
The first results of the Canadian Census taken on May 10th, 2016 have been released. Port Coquitlam population highlights include
- Population grew from 55,958 in 2011 to 58,612 in 2016, a gain of 2,654
- Growth rate of 4.7% from 2011 is below the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%. Coquitlam grew by 9.8% (126,804 to 138,284) while Port Moody only grew 1.6% (33,011 to 33,551)
- The land area of Port Coquitlam is 29.17 square kilometres and the population density was 2,009.4 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 21,753 private dwellings occupied in Port Coquitlam, which represent a change of 6.3% from 2011.
More on Port Coquitlam Census Data: Stats Can Port Coquitlam
Population size and growth in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings.
The count tallies 35,151,728 people who reported living in Canada on Census Day, May 10, 2016, and shows the patterns of population growth across the country.
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.
The population count in 2016 was 10 times greater than in 1871, when the first census after Confederation recorded 3.5 million people in Canada. By 1967, when Canadians were toasting 100 years since Confederation, that number had grown to 20.0 million (1966 Census).
Over the years, Canadians have been trekking west. In 1871, most Canadians lived in the four founding provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, while Western Canada was sparsely populated. By 2016, close to one-third of the population lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
When the last census was taken in 2011, shovels were not yet in the ground for the construction of the Evergreen Extension. Today, the rapid-transit line that opened Dec. 2 is being cited as one of the main population drivers for the city of Coquitlam, which is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Metro Vancouver, according to recently released Statistics Canada data.