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1996 Census: Provincial Electoral Districts
Based on electoral boundaries of 2001 election

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
  • Ethnicity
  • 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 PDFPDF format.

1 Abbotsford-Clayburn 41 Peace River North
2 Abbotsford-Mount Lehman 42 Peace River South
3 Alberni-Qualicum 43 Penticton-Okanagan Valley
4 Bulkley Valley-Stikine 44 Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
5 Burnaby-Edmonds 45 Port Moody-Westwood
6 Burnaby North 46 Powell River-Sunshine Coast
7 Burnaby-Willingdon 47 Prince George-Mount Robson
8 Burquitlam 48 Prince George North
9 Cariboo North 49 Prince George-Omineca
10 Cariboo South 50 Richmond Centre
11 Chilliwack-Kent 51 Richmond East
12 Chilliwack-Sumas 52 Richmond-Steveston
13 Columbia River-Revelstoke 53 Saanich North and the Islands
14 Comox Valley 54 Saanich South
15 Coquitlam-Maillardville 55 Shuswap
16 Cowichan-Ladysmith 56 Skeena
17 Delta North 57 Surrey-Cloverdale
18 Delta South 58 Surrey-Green Timbers
19 East Kootenay 59 Surrey-Newton
20 Esquimalt-Metchosin 60 Surrey-Panorama Ridge
21 Fort Langley-Aldergrove 61 Surrey-Tynehead
22 Kamloops 62 Surrey-Whalley
23 Kamloops-North Thompson 63 Surrey-White Rock
24 Kelowna-Lake Country 64 Vancouver-Burrard
25 Kelowna-Mission 65 Vancouver-Fairview
26 Langley 66 Vancouver-Fraserview
27 Malahat-Juan de Fuca 67 Vancouver-Hastings
28 Maple Ridge-Mission 68 Vancouver-Kensington
29 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows 69 Vancouver-Kingsway
30 Nanaimo 70 Vancouver-Langara
31 Nanaimo-Parksville 71 Vancouver-Mount Pleasant
32 Nelson-Creston 72 Vancouver-Point Grey
33 New Westminster 73 Vancouver-Quilchena
34 North Coast 74 Victoria-Beacon Hill
35 North Island 75 Victoria-Hillside
36 North Vancouver-Lonsdale 76 West Kootenay-Boundary
37 North Vancouver-Seymour 77 West Vancouver-Capilano
38 Oak Bay-Gordon Head 78 West Vancouver-Garibaldi
39 Okanagan-Vernon 79 Yale-Lillooet
40 Okanagan-Westside

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