THE city’s population grew by an extremely moderate 1.5 per cent, indicates latest census data.
From 11,320 people living within Terrace’s city limits according to the 2006 census, the population grew to 11,486 as of the 2011 census.
The information was contained in initial data based on the 2011 census released today by Statistics Canada.
Other municipalities in the region were not as fortunate as Terrace.
Kitimat’s population dropped from 8,997 to 8,335 from 2006 to 2011, a decrease of 7.3 per cent.
The population in Prince Rupert also dropped. The census of 2006 listed that city’s population at 12,815 and it is 12,508 according to the 2011 census. That’s a decline of 2.4 per cent.
Overall, the country’s population grew 5.9 per cent from 2006 to 2001. In terms of numbers, the population went from 31.612 million in 2006 to 33.476 million in 2011.
Census officials also said the western Canadian population is growing thanks to people moving from eastern Canada.