British Columbia - Demography

Demography

Main article: Demographics of British Columbia See also: List of cities in Canada#British Columbia, List of communities in British Columbia, and List of municipalities in British Columbia
Year Population Five Year
% change
Ten Year
% change
Rank Among
Provinces
1851 55,000 n/a n/a 6
1861 51,524 n/a −6.3 6
1871 36,247 n/a −35.3 7
1881 49,459 n/a 36.4 8
1891 98,173 n/a 98.5 8
1901 178,657 n/a 82.0 6
1911 392,480 n/a 119.7 6
1921 524,582 n/a 33.7 6
1931 694,263 n/a 32.3 6
1941 817,861 n/a 17.8 3
1951 1,165,210 n/a 42.5 3
1956 1,398,464 20.0 n/a 3
1961 1,629,082 16.5 39.8 3
1966 1,873,674 15.0 34.0 3
1971 2,184,620 16.6 34.1 3
1976 2,466,610 12.9 31.6 3
1981 2,744,467 11.3 25.6 3
1986 2,883,370 5.1 16.9 3
1991 3,282,061 13.8 19.6 3
1996 3,724,500 13.5 29.2 3
2001 3,907,738 4.9 19.1 3
2006 4,113,487 5.3 10.4 3
2011 4,400,057 6.9 12.6 3

Religious groups in BC (1991 & 2001) & Canada (2001)
1991 BC % 2001 BC % 2001 Canada % BC 2001 number
Total population 100% 100% 100% 3,868,875
No religious affiliation 30.0% 35.1% 16.5% 1,388,300 includes Agnostic, Atheist, Humanist, and No religion, and other responses, such as Darwinism, and so on.
Protestant 41.9% 31.4% 29.2% 1,213,295
Catholic 18.3% 17.2% 43.6% 675,320 includes Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic .
Christian Orthodox 0.7% 0.9% 1.6% 35,655 includes Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox
Christian n. i. e. 2.7% 5.2% 2.6% 200,345 Includes mostly answers of 'Christian', not otherwise stated
Sikh 2.3% 3.5% 0.9% 135,310
Buddhist 1.1% 2.2% 1% 85,540
Muslim 0.8% 1.5% 2% 56,220
Hindu 0.6% 0.8% 1% 31,500
Jewish 0.5% 0.5% 1.1% 21,230
Eastern religions 0.3% 0.1% 9,970 includes Baha'i, Eckankar, Jains, Shinto, Taoist, Zoroastrian and Eastern religions, not identified elsewhere
Other religions 0.4% 0.2% 16,205 includes Aboriginal spirituality, Pagan, Wicca, Unity – New Thought – Pantheist, Scientology, Rastafarian, New Age, Gnostic,and so on.

The largest denominations by number of adherents according to the 2001 census were none (atheist, agnostic, and so on.) with 1,388,300 (35.9%); Protestant with 1,213,295 (31.4%); the Roman Catholic Church with 675,320 (17%); the United Church of Canada with 361,840 (9%); and the Anglican Church of Canada with 298,375 (8%).

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