Canada's West Coast (Province of British Columbia*)

Population projection scenarios calculated from Canada's 1996 to 2011 Censuses of Population

2016 Census Counts compared to the 2016 projection scenarios calculated from the 1996 to 2011 Censuses

Cooling of Canada's North West Coast - Population Contraction
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Related reading:

"Should we be closing elementary schools?" (July 24, 2014)

"Canada's West Coast (B.C.) Census Divisions (Regional Districts) Population Proportions" (November 6, 2013)

"Canada’s Provinces and Territories Population Proportions" (November 5, 2013)

"A Comparison of Population Projections for BC" (March 3, 2013)

"Large shifts in age distribution highlight the dynamics of BC's changing population" (May 5, 2012)

"BC’s Boom and Bust Economy, 1978 to 2006" (August 15, 2008)


Source: Adapted from Statistics Canada, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 Census of Population counts, by William Warren Munroe.

Projections based on the 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 Census of Population counts using the cohort change ratios method created by William Warren Munroe.

Source: Statistics Canada. 2012. Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses (table). Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011002. Released February 8, 2012. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/hlt-fst/pd-pl/File.cfm?T=101&SR=1&RPP=25&PR=0&CMA=0&S=50&O=A&LANG=Eng&OFT=CSV (accessed February 08, 2012). For further information, refer to: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/hlt-fst/pd-pl/Notes-eng.cfm.

* the Provincial Government of British Columbia is being asked to develop formal policies and clear accountabilities to ensure correct methods and data accompany so called "findings" rather than following the practice by the Provincial Government of British Columbia's Official Statistical Agency, BC Statistics, to provide incorrect methods and models to accompany numbers that can not be verified nor replicated. For a summary with sources see a summary of my presentation at the 2013 Congress organized by the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, Methods for Projections session, "Population Projections for Community Members" hosted by the Canadian Population Society.

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