For more information contact
Service BC Contact Centre
1-800-663-7867

1996 Census: Provincial Electoral Districts
Based on electoral boundaries of 1996 election

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
  • Ethnicity
  • 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 PDFPDF format.

1 Abbotsford 39 Parksville-Qualicum
2 Alberni 40 Peace River North
3 Bulkley Valley-Stikine 41 Peace River South
4 Burnaby-Edmonds 42 Port Coquitlam
5 Burnaby North 43 Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain
6 Burnaby-Willingdon 44 Powell River-Sunshine Coast
7 Cariboo North 45 Prince George-Mount Robson
8 Cariboo South 46 Prince George North
9 Chilliwack 47 Prince George-Omineca
10 Columbia River-Revelstoke 48 Richmond Centre
11 Comox Valley 49 Richmond East
12 Coquitlam-Maillardville 50 Richmond-Steveston
13 Cowichan-Ladysmith 51 Rossland-Trail
14 Delta North 52 Saanich North and the Islands
15 Delta South 53 Saanich South
16 Esquimalt-Metchosin 54 Shuswap
17 Fort Langley-Aldergrove 55 Skeena
18 Kamloops 56 Surrey-Cloverdale
19 Kamloops-North Thompson 57 Surrey-Green Timbers
20 Kootenay 58 Surrey-Newton
21 Langley 59 Surrey-Whalley
22 Malahat-Juan de Fuca 60 Surrey-White Rock
23 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows 61 Vancouver-Burrard
24 Matsqui 62 Vancouver-Fraserview
25 Mission-Kent 63 Vancouver-Hastings
26 Nanaimo 64 Vancouver-Kensington
27 Nelson-Creston 65 Vancouver-Kingsway
28 New Westminster 66 Vancouver-Langara
29 North Coast 67 Vancouver-Little Mountain
30 North Island 68 Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant
31 North Vancouver-Lonsdale 69 Vancouver-Point Grey
32 North Vancouver-Seymour 70 Vancouver-Quilchena
33 Oak Bay-Gordon Head 71 Victoria-Beacon Hill
34 Okanagan-Boundary 72 Victoria-Hillside
35 Okanagan East 73 West Vancouver-Capilano
36 Okanagan-Penticton 74 West Vancouver-Garibaldi
37 Okanagan-Vernon 75 Yale-Lillooet
38 Okanagan West