The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas
Vancouver, British Columbia
- At the CMA level, built-up area increased from 492 km2 in 1971 to 995 km2 in 2011, an increase of 102%.
- At the CMA-E level, built-up area increased from 506 km2 in 1971 to 1,085 km2 in 2011, an increase of 114%.
- In 2011, the natural and semi-natural land class was divided into forest (81%), water (7%) and other (12%).
- From 1971 to 2011, 166 km2 of arable land and 296 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, 64.3% was forest, 27.7% was natural land for pasture and 8.0% was classed as other.
- Population in the CMA increased by 114% from 1,082,441 to 2,313,328 between 1971 and 2011.
- The number of dwellings in the CMA increased by 175% from 345,897 to 949,565 between 1971 and 2011.
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