Population Highlights: Second Quarter 2011

The estimated population of British Columbia totalled 4,573,321 persons as of July 1st, 2011, for an increase of 0.96 percent over the preceding twelve months. The national population grew at a slightly faster rate (+1.04%) and compared to the other provinces BC had the sixth strongest growth rate. Among the provinces P.E.I. had the strongest growth rate at 1.72% followed by Alberta at 1.57%. Newfoundland and Labrador observed a 0.14% percent loss over the last twelve months. 

The Last Twelve Months: July 2010 to July 2011 

BC’s population grew by 43,647 persons over the twelve month period ending July 1, 2011. Migration is typically the largest contributor to BC’s population growth and since July 1, 2010, about three-quarters of the population gain could be attributed to this component. The remaining 28% was due to natural increase (births minus deaths). 

The Second Quarter of 2011 

During the second quarter of 2011, the population grew by an estimated 12,281 persons (+0.27%). Net international migration (+9,525) accounted for the largest part of the growth followed by natural increase (births minus deaths) of 3,502. On an interprovincial basis, BC recorded a net loss of 746 persons to other provinces and territories in the second quarter. Over this period, 14,939 persons moved to BC while 15,685 persons left BC for other Canadian jurisdictions. 

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