These profiles are based on electoral boundaries proposed by the Electoral Boundaries Commission on June 3, 1999 and in effect for the general provincial election held on May 16, 2001.
The profiles are one-page summaries (with tables and
graphs) which include:
- Total Population by Age Group
- Immigrant Population
- Changing Face of Immigrants
- Experienced Labour Force
- Home Language
- Private Households
- Education and Social Groups
- Income (1995)
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.
All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
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