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Census Population of BC and Canada
1871 to 1996

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YearNamePopulation% growth
1996British Columbia372450013.5
1991British Columbia328206113.8
1986British Columbia28833675.1
1981British Columbia274446711.3
1976British Columbia246660812.9
1971British Columbia218462116.6
1966British Columbia187367415
1961British Columbia162908216.5
1956British Columbia139846420
1951British Columbia116521042.5
1941British Columbia81786117.8
1931British Columbia69426332.3
1921British Columbia52458233.7
1911British Columbia392480119.7
1901British Columbia17865782
1891British Columbia9817398.5
1881British Columbia4945936.4
1871British Columbia36247 
1996Canada288467615.7
1991Canada272968597.9
1986Canada253093314
1981Canada243431815.9
1976Canada229926046.6
1971Canada215683117.8
1966Canada200148809.7
1961Canada1823824713.4
1956Canada1608079114.8
1951Canada1400942921.8
1941Canada1150665510.9
1931Canada1037678618.1
1921Canada878794921.9
1911Canada720664334.2
1901Canada537131511.1
1891Canada483323911.8
1881Canada432481017.2
1871Canada3689257 

Source:  1996 + 1991 Census, Statistics Canada

Prepared by:  BC Stats, Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government