Wednesday, February 8, 2012

BC Riding Populations

List of BC Federal Ridings based on 2011 Census Data

          Riding name                                                   2011       % change pop change

  1. Fleetwood Port Kells               160,129 +29.9% +36,886
  2. Vancouver Centre                   137,269 +11.0% +13,568
  3. Kelowna Lake Country               134,732 +10.2% +12,518
  4. West Van Sunshine Coast Sea to Sky 133,910  +3.6%  +4,669
  5. Abbotsford                         133,765  +7.4%  +9,250
  6. Esquimalt Juan de Fuca             132,300  +9.6% +11,631
  7. Burnaby New Westminster            131,917 +11.1% +13,204
  8. Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge Mission   131,746  +9.2% +11,084
  9. Nanaimo Cowichan                   131,118  +4.8%  +5,969
  10. Langley                            129,824 +10.2% +11,966
  11. Port Moody Westwood Port Coquitlam 129,706 +11.3% +13,143
  12. Newton North Delta                 127,954  +7.8%  +9,305
  13. South Surrey White Rock Cloverdale 127,729 +14.3% +15,973
  14. North Vancouver                    127,330  +4.1%  +4,959
  15. Nanaimo Alberni                    127,275  +4.8%  +5,841
  16. Surrey North                       125,963 +12.5% +14,003
  17. Richmond                           125,710 +10.1% +11,573
  18. Vanouver Kingsway                  124,938  +4.3%  +5.123
  19. Vancouver South                    123,679  +2.8%  +3,395
  20. Burnaby Douglas                    123,275 +10.0% +11,156
  21. New Westminister Coquitlam         122,899 +10.5% +11,668
  22. Vancouver Quadra                   121,865  +1.9%  +2,238
  23. Chilliwack Fraser Canyon           121,737  +8.6%  +9,619
  24. Okanagan Shuswap                   121,062  +4.2%  +4,826
  25. Kamloops Thompson Cariboo          120,218  +4.8%  +5,543
  26. Vancouver Island North             118,374  +4.4%  +5,018
  27. Saanich Gulf Islands               116,749  +0.9% +10,025
  28. Okanagan Coquihalla                113,836  +6.1%  +6,520
  29. Delta Richmond East                111,411  +5.0%  +5,308
  30. Victoria                           110,942  +2.0%  +2,171
  31. Vancouver East                     110,097  +3.1%  +3,281
  32. Cariboo Prince George              108,840  +2.3%  +2,458
  33. Prince George Peace River          105,782  -0.1%     -83
  34. BC Southern Interior                97,952  +2.6%  +2,475
  35. Skeena Bulkley Valley               89,998  -2.1%  -1,928
  36. Kootenay Columbia                   88,026  +1.4%  +1,215


The average 122,224 +7.0% and +7.960 people

Under the old formula would have meant that the 2011 census Alberta would gain two seats meanwhile BC and Ontario would gain one each.

The new formula adds 15 seats to Ontario, 6 each to BC and Alberta and 3 to Quebec

Provinces ranked by population per riding

  • Province      New Avg   Old rule avg
  • Nunavut       31,906     31,906
  • Yukon         33,897     33,897
  • PEI           35,051     35,501
  • NWT           41,462     41,462
  • Newfoundland  73,505     73,505
  • Saskatchewan  73,813     73,813
  • New Brunswick 75,117     75,117
  • Nova Scotia   83,793     83,793
  • Manitoba      86,305     86,305
  • National avg  99,043    107,297
  • Quebec       101,321    105,373
  • BC           104,763    118,920
  • Ontario      106,213    120,110
  • Alberta      107,213    121,509

The numbers actually look better than they have for awhile.   A few more seats for Alberta and Ontario are really warranted, but at least we are better than under the old rules.

The census shows that the riding of Oak Ridge Markham has a population of 228,997.  That is enough more than two ridings in Ontario.   There are five in Ontario that are all over 190,000 - Brampton West comes in at 204,146, Halton at 203,437, Vaughn at 196,068, and Bramlea-Gore-Malton with 192,020.   They are all in an arch running from north of Toronto westwards around to north of Hamilton.
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