Census Information


The 2021 Census data for population and dwelling counts have been released and key indicators have been listed for the Cowichan Valley in the chart below. For the full report, including the release schedule, visit the Statistics Canada Census Program.

North Cowichan Statistics 

POPULATION   AREA

1986 Census

1991 Census

1996 Census

2001 Census

2006 Census

2011 Census

2016 Census

2021 Census

18,674

21,373

25,305

26,148

27,557

28,807

29,676

31,990

20,433 ha / 50,491 ac

2021 Census

Source: BC Stats

2021 Populat.

2016 Populat.

2016-2021

Percent Growth*

2021 Occupied Private Dwellings

2021

Area Square Kilometres

British Columbia

 4,648,055

4,400,057

7.6%

 2,041,834

 920,686.55

Cowichan Valley

(all jurisdictions

combined - Map)

89,013

83,739

4.2%

35,272

3474.52

North Cowichan

31,990

29,676

7.7%

13,741

195.41

Duncan

5047

4944

2.1%

2454

2.06

Ladysmith

8990

8537

5.3%

3990

12.04

Lake Cowichan

 3325

 3226

3.1%

1491

8.24

Indian Reserves

4076

4076

-4%

986

51.87

CVRD Area A

 4949

 4733

4.6%

2036

49.21

CVRD Area B

 8994

 8558

5.1%

3452

306.08

CVRD Area C

 5046

5019

0.5%

2213

22.57

CVRD Area D

 3530

 3243

8.8%

1488

15.53

CVRD Area E

 4253

4121

3.2%

1645

134.78

CVRD Area F

1804

 1629

10.7%

758

1791.34

CVRD Area G

 2442

 2325

5.5%

1089

286.9

CVRD Area H

 2603

 2446

6.4%

1137

83.02

CVRD Area I

 1423

 1206

18%

709

505.51

* No boundary changes occurred between 2016 and 2021

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