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"...If only a single piece of information regarding the economic future were available, the first choice of most planners would likely be accurate population forecasts. Nothing is as fundamental to economic activity in the long-term than the size of the population base..."

 

Source: BC Stats Technical Paper: Regional Population Trends in BC, 1997

 

 

The purpose of this page is to guide you quickly to up-to-date, accurate and defensible population counts, estimates and projections. Our key sources for this type of information are the Census (Statistics Canada) and BC's central statistics agency: BC Stats.


     
 

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Population Projections for Health Service Delivery Areas in northern BC

The table below summarizes the populations that we have seen and that we "might" expect to see in the next few years.

 

Health Area

2005

2010

2015

2020

2025

2030

2035

Northwest

76,635

73,610

74,409

80,522

83,827

85,692

87,062

Northern Interior

142,120

140,777

142,880

148,572

150,548

151,345

150,985

Northeast

64,624

66,291

73,269

79,338

83,806

87,709

91,320

Northern Health

283,379

280,678

290,558

308,432

318,181

324,746

329,367

 

Source: BC Stats. Population Projections for Health Service Delivery Areas: Accessed February 12, 2016.

http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/StatisticsBySubject/Demography/PopulationProjections.aspx