Population, urban and rural, by province and territory (British Columbia)

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Population, urban and rural, by province and territory
(British Columbia)
  Population Urban Rural Urban Rural
  number % of total population
B.C.  
1851 55,000 0 55,000 0 100
1861 51,524 0 51,524 0 100
1871 36,247 2,270 32,977 6 91
1881 49,459 9,070 40,389 18 82
1891 98,173 37,228 60,945 38 62
1901 178,657 90,179 88,478 50 50
1911 392,480 203,684 188,796 52 48
1921 524,582 247,562 277,020 47 53
1931 694,263 394,739 299,524 57 43
1941 817,861 443,394 374,467 54 46
1951 1,165,210 793,471 371,739 68 32
1956 1,398,464 1,026,467 371,997 73 27
1961 1,629,082 1,181,925 447,157 73 27
1966 1,873,674 1,410,493 463,181 75 25
1971 2,184,620 1,654,405 530,220 76 24
1976 2,466,610 1,897,085 569,520 77 23
1981 2,744,467 2,139,412 605,055 78 22
1986 2,883,370 2,285,005 598,365 79 21
1991 3,282,061 2,640,139 641,922 80 20
1996 3,724,500 3,057,388 667,112 82 18
2001 3,907,738 3,309,853 597,885 85 15
2006 4,113,487 3,511,300 602,187 85 15
2011 4,400,057 3,790,694 609,363 86 14

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