Population by Age and Gender
These profiles are based on electoral boundaries in effect for the general provincial election held on May 28, 1996 and for subsequent by-elections.
The profiles are one-page summaries (with tables and graphs) which include:
- Total Population by Age Group
- Immigrant Population
- Changing Face of Immigrants
- Private Households
- Experienced Labour Force
- Education and Social Groups
- 1995 Income for Individuals and Households
- Election Results
Why doesn't the population figure for each riding match what BC Stats provided to the Electoral Boundaries Commission?
BC Stats provided the Electoral Boundaries Commission with a set of 1996 Census population figures for Provincial Electoral Districts (PEDs) based on block-face data in urban areas and Federal Electoral District Enumeration Area (FED/EA) data in all other areas. Since block-face boundaries more closely conform to urban ridings than "coarser" FED/EA boundaries, the use of this mix provides a more accurate distribution than the use of FED/EAs alone.
However, a full range of census data based on the urban block-face is not available. For this reason these PED Profiles use only the FED/EA as the basic unit for aggregation.
This table shows the differences between the two methodologies.
Maps from Elections BC
All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.