It is estimated that 4,683,139 people live in British Columbia (BC), of which 3.5% or 162,900 people live in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region.Demographic data, such as population estimates, can not only provide information about the people in a place, but can help inform planning and decision-making. Demographic indicators covered in this trends analysis include:
- Population: Change, Age, Gender & Projections;
- Family Characteristics;
- Ethnic Origin;
- Migration; and
- Standardized Mortality Ratio
Each indicator is presented in detail below, including a description of what is measured and its importance, as well as current data and trends where available. This is followed by an overarching summary.