Population and Demographics

About Demographic Data

Many of the Hot Facts sheets draw on the 2016 Census, the 2011 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), as those are still the most up-to-date sources of information at the appropriate level of detail. The Hot Facts will be updated with 2021 Census data once information is released and ordered. Statistics Canada released the following estimates (counts) of Richmond's 2021 population and dwellings:

Population and Dwelling Counts
Population in 2021 209,937
Population in 2016 198,309
2016 to 2021 population change (%) 5.9%
Total private dwellings 85,035
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 81,080
Population density per square kilometre 1,629.0
Land area (square km) 128.87

The Hot Facts Series

The Hot Facts series present a snapshot of demographic, social, economic and development trends affecting the City.

Subject Revision Date
Agriculture May 2022
Education December 2022
Ethnocultural July 2023
Family Structure & Marital Status July 2023
Fast Facts About Richmond December 2022
Heritage in Richmond December 2017
Housing Characteristics July 2023
Immigration July 2023
Income July 2023
Jobs in Richmond February 2023
Labour and Mode of Travel to Work July 2023
Languages July 2023
Mobility July 2023
Population July 2023

Data Sources

The Hot Facts are prepared by the City of Richmond's Policy Planning Department based on information collected by the City of Richmond and from a variety of other sources including: