The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas
Kelowna, British Columbia
- At the CMA level, built-up area increased from 12 km2 in 1971 to 185 km2 in 2011, an increase of 1,402%.
- At the CMA-E level, built-up area increased from 14 km2 in 1971 to 210 km2 in 2011, an increase of 1,429%.
- In 2011, the natural and semi-natural land class was divided into forest (78%), water (5%) and other (17%).
- From 1971 to 2011, 43 km2 of arable land and 93 km2 of natural and semi-natural land were lost to settled area.
- Of the natural and semi-natural land converted to settled area from 1971 to 2011, 43.0% was forest, 53.3% was natural land for pasture and 3.7% was classed as other.
- Population in the CMA increased by 258% from 50,177 to 179,839 between 1971 and 2011.
- The number of dwellings in the CMA increased by 449% from 15,283 to 83,836 between 1971 and 2011.
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