View Full Version : BC population growth
June 23rd, 2005, 09:51 AM
Does anyone have any numbers that show change in population from say 1995 through 2005 for BC , and no not just the lower mainland, but also Kelowna , Osoyoos , Kamloops , etc. Everyone , the whole BC family . Fel free to tell the world .
June 23rd, 2005, 05:47 PM
Victoria grew from .5% to 1% in the late 90's and cracked 1% in the new millennium. In 2004 the region grew by 1.3%.
The problem with Victoria is not attracting new residents, it's retaining existing ones. Young people especially have no choice but to leave (even though many want to remain) due to the small amount of career-positions available. It's unfortunate since the city has a university pumping out a lot of talent that must go elsewhere for employment. That's a large issue and is going to require a lot of dedication and effort to address.
June 23rd, 2005, 06:03 PM
June 23rd, 2005, 07:17 PM
That's strange, those figures do not equate to the figures released by Victoria's Capital Regional District, the government body overseeing population growth and regional statistics. http://crd.bc.ca/regplan/ris/documents/AprIndicatorsforWeb.pdf
June 24th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Not a surprise, since those figures are from the federal government StatCan
June 24th, 2005, 08:42 PM
The stats are ausome thank you very much . I find them a little strange though . To show Kelowna as only gaining about 1000 people ? And Kamloops just gaining over 560 people ? I dont know, but they are as close to the real deal as possible . Thank you again . One more thing I dont know if the populations are accurately shown there . Kelowna has 140 , 000 I thought where there it says 105,000. And Kamloops is closer to 90,000 where as it is shown as 81,000. Just sayn , Thanks again .
June 24th, 2005, 09:58 PM
I am not sure but I think that most of these figures are population projections based on the 2001 Census. The numbers are not exact and when the 2006 Census is done it will once again be caught up.
Victoria should have now surpassed Windsor in pop. and is creeping up on Halifax.
June 25th, 2005, 08:48 PM
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June 25th, 2005, 11:36 PM
i have a question: why is there there City of North Vancouver and the District Municipality of North Vancouver? also, why is there the Township of Langly and the City of Langly? to me, it doesn't make sense, but, it may not make sense because i'm not from the lower mainland....
June 27th, 2005, 07:43 PM
The City of North Vancouver is it's own entity for municipal matters, but considered a municipality of Greater Vancouver and participates in region-wide planning and issues.
So it's a district municipality when looking at the whole of Greater Van and a city with its own taxes, bylaws and municipal government when zooming in on the district.
June 28th, 2005, 02:45 AM
Lets face it, its just a turk war. The elected officials don't want to vote themselves out of a job. An absurd waste of money, resources, time, and more bureaucracy.