Fast facts about our regionFast facts about our region2015-12-22T08:00:00ZGP0|#6818d587-f8ee-4672-81e8-10422dd671aa;L0|#06818d587-f8ee-4672-81e8-10422dd671aa|Issue 16;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassE97582A5CA4E41DD9BA803C4D1881E44"><p>Here are some census highlights (2011 data)</p><ul><li><p>Metro Vancouver’s Census population increased by 197,000 (from 2,116,583 in 2006 to 2,313,328 in 2011.</p></li> <li><p>In this 5 year period, there was 50% more growth than the previous 5 year period from 2001 to 2006 the region’s population grew by 130,000).</p></li><li><p>Metro Vancouver had the second highest population growth among Metropolitan areas in Canada (Toronto had the highest, adding 470,000 residents – from 5,113,149 in 2006 to 5,583,064 in 2011).</p></li><li><p>As of 2011, Metro Vancouver remained the third largest Metropolitan area by population (behind Toronto at 5,583,064 and Montreal’s 3,824, 221).</p></li><li><p>Metro Vancouver absorbed about 69% of provincial growth, increasing the region’s share of provincial population from 51.5% to 52.5%.</p></li><li><p>Within Metro Vancouver, Surrey absorbed the largest share of regional growth (73,275 additional residents, representing about 37% of the region's growth). The City of Vancouver took the second largest share with 25,461 additional residents, about 13% of the region's growth.</p></li></ul></div>0