Community Statistics

The City utilizes statistics from a variety of data sources in order to understand our community and how it is changing. The analysis of this data helps the City understand emerging trends and inform policies and programs that respond to the changing needs of City residents.


2016 Census Release

A Census of the Canadian population is undertaken every five years. 2016 marks the return of the mandatory census long form which was briefly replaced with a voluntary National Household Survey (NHS) in 2011.

As of 2016, the City of North Vancouver’s population reached 52,898, representing an average annual growth rate of 1.96%, for the years between 2011 and 2016. Where the City’s population increased by 9.3% over the 2011-2016 period, the District of North Vancouver grew by 1.8% and West Vancouver’s population declined at -0.5%. As a sub-region, the North Shore increased an average of 0.68% per year, less than the regional annual average of 1.3%. Over the same period Metro Vancouver grew by 6.5%, faster than the national (5%) and BC (5.3%) averages, but slower than the 9.3% increase seen during the 2006-2011 Census period. 

The 2016 Census data is on a phased release schedule through the end of 2017. See below for information on release topics as they become available.

Population and Dwelling Counts
Age, Sex and Type of Dwelling
Families, Households and Marital Status
Housing, Diversity and Immigration
Education, Labour, Journey to Work, Language of Work, Mobility and Migration


2015 Community Profile

The 2015 Community Profile summarizes data from the 2011 Canadian Census and National Household Survey (NHS), providing a snapshot of the demographic, social and economic composition at the City and neighbourhood levels. The 2009 Community Profile – Data Inventory and 2009 Community Profile – Neighbourhoods featuring data from the 2006 Census are also available for historical comparison.

Other data sources of interest to the City include:

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