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North Shore tops 175,000 residents
The numbers are in and for the first time ever the North Shore region has surpassed 175,000 residents.
Statistics Canada released its 2011 census data Wednesday, putting the total population of the North Shore’s three municipalities of West Vancouver, North Vancouver district and North Vancouver city at 175,302.
That’s an increase of 5,444 new North Shore residents since 2006 when the last census survey showed a total population of 169,858 in the region.
The majority of that population growth was in the City of North Vancouver which grew by 3,031 new residents to 48,196 in 2011 from 45,165 in 2006. That’s a growth rate of 6.7 per cent, well ahead of North Van district’s 2.2-per-cent growth rate and West Van’s 1.3-per-cent gain.North Van district was home to 84,412 people in 2011, posting a gain of 1,850 new residents in the past five years.
West Van grew by just 563 new residents since 2006 for a total 2011 population of 42,694.
The new survey data shows that Metro Vancouver added 196,747 new residents since 2006, bringing the regional population to 2,313,328 for a 9.3-per-cent increase over five years ago.
Provincially, B.C. showed a seven-per-cent rate of growth for a total 2011 population of 4,400,057. That’s an addition of 286,570 new residents since 2006.
Canada’s population now stands at 33,476,688 people, according to the 2011 data.