Here we grow again, well, a little

The North Island’s population grew by a whopping 145 people in six years, according to recently released census figures.

  • Feb. 19, 2012 4:00 p.m.

The North Island’s population grew by a whopping 145 people in six years, according to recently released census figures.

Statistics Canada results show the population within the Regional District of Mount Waddington went from 11,506 in 2006 to 11,651 in 2011.

Provincially, British Columbia’s population increased 7 per cent, compared with a 5.3 per cent increase between 2001 and 2006.

Here’s how it breaks down on the North Island:

Port Alice dropped from 821 in 2006 to 805 in 2011.

Port McNeill saw a similar drop in numbers and went from  2,623 in 2006, to 2,505 in 2011.

Alert Bay saw a rise in population on the Indian Reserve — 485 in 2006 to 537 five years later — but a drop in village numbers; 456 in 2006 to 445 in 2011.

That’s a total of  941 and 982 respectively.

Port Hardy also saw an increase in numbers, from 3,822 to 4,008.

 

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