Burnaby's population jumps 10 per cent
Burnaby's population is closing in on 225,000 according to census figures released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday.
City residents went from 202,799 for the 2006 census to 223,218 in 2011. That's an increase of 10.1 per cent, which is higher than Greater Vancouver's overall population jump of 9.3. Burnaby also makes up nearly 10 per cent of Metro Vancouver's population of 2.3 million.
The rise has meant a jump in density of almost 800 people per square kilometre going from 2,276 in 2006 to 2,464 in 2011 (Burnaby's land area is 90.6 sq. km). Density in Metro Vancouver is listed at 802.5 by Statistics Canada.
British Columbia's population has risen by seven per cent to 4.4 million while Canada's has gone up by 5.9 per cent to nearly 33.5 million.