Metro Vancouver utilizes data and information from Statistics Canada to assist with planning for population growth, development and transportation services. The Census of Canada is conducted for the entire national population every five years, most recently in 2016. Additionally, the National Housing Survey was conducted for the first time in 2011 on a voluntary basis to complement the census, collecting added information such as social and economic data.
Statistics Canada uses the boundaries of the Vancouver CMA (census metropolitan area) to gather statistics for the Metro Vancouver region; the regional district boundaries and the CMA boundaries are the same.
2016 Census Bulletins