Langley population on the rise

One of several Langley condominium projects underway to accommodate the community
One of several Langley condominium projects underway to accommodate the community's growth.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON / Langley Times

Langley Township grew faster proportionally than the Metro Vancouver area, according to the 2011 census.

Statistics Canada released the first data from the census, which was conducted last June, on Wednesday.

The population of the Township, as of June, 2011, was 104,177, up from 93,726 in 2006. This is an increase of 11.2 per cent.

The population of the Greater Vancouver area grew by 9.3 per cent in that period, to 2,313,328 from 2,116,581. Most of that growth took place in cities outside Vancouver itself.

Langley City also grew, but at a more modest pace. The City population jumped from 23,606 in 2006 to 25,081 in 2011, an increase of 6.2 per cent.

Neighbouring Surrey continued to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Its population jumped 18.6 percent from 2006 to 2011, from 394,976 to 468,251. Vancouver’s population grew much more slowly, from 578,041 to 603,502, an increase of 4.4 per cent.

B.C.’s population was up seven per cent from 2006 to 2011, and the total population of Canada at the time of the 2011 census was 33,476,688, up from 31,612,897 in 2006. That is an increase of 5.9 per cent.

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