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BUREAU OF PROVINCIAL INFORMATION. POPULATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, ACCORDING TO PROPOSED ELECTORAL DISTRICTS. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1902

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 BUREAU OF PROVINCIAL INFORMATION.
POPULATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
according to
PROPOSED  ELECTORAL DISTRICTS,
VICTORIA, B.C  :
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1902.  2 Ed 7 Population of British Columbia. 743
POPULATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The following figures are taken from the official census returns of the Dominion just
received, are apportioned, as nearly as possible, according to the Electoral Divisions outlined
in the Redistribution Bill at present before the Legislative Assembly.
By Electoral Districts.
Alberni:
Alberni Village and District    502
Clayoquot  147
Ucluelet    107
Cape Scott  65
Quatsino  85
Lasqueti  30
Texada  505
Wellington  100
Indians  3,301
    4,842
Comox:
Union Bay and Courtenay  622
Comox District  568
Union Village and District  1,881
Sayward    . . 361
Thurlow Island      138
Coast  900
Indians  770
    5,240
Cowichan :
Chemainus    1,272
Cowichan Municipality  407
Duncan     465
Cowichan Lake  52
Shawnigan  265
Cowichan Station  258
Indians  779
    3,498
Esquimalt :
Sooke  318
San Juan  97
Malahat      115
Highland  100
Esquimalt  946
Parson's Bridge, Colwood, &c  226
Metchosin  160
Indians  89
    2,051
Nanaimo :
Nanaimo City     6,130
Newcastle :
Cranberry and Bright  1,660
Extension Mines    2,160
Cedar and Oyster   526
Indians  528
    4,874 744 Population of British Columbia. 1902
Saanich :
Royal Oak and Saanich           406
South Saanich                331
Oak Bay     1,418
Cedar Hill        590
Tolmie        468
Indians ,        199
    3,412
Victoria :
Victoria City (including Indians, 103)   20,919
Islands :
Sidney Townsite and adjacent islands        368
Pender Island        249
Mayne Island, &c ,        200
Gossip and Galiano Islands        141
Salt Spring Island ,        558
Gabriola, Valdez and Mudge islands        162
Indians        140
 1,260
Atlin :
Pine City, Spruce Creek, Pine Creek, &c  671
Atlin City  486
Bennett, Pennington, &c      885
Telegraph Creek, &c  770
2,812
Skeena :
Rivers Inlet        333
China, Princess Royal Island, &c  33
Namu, Bella Bella, &c  40
Bella Coola, &c        183
Lowe Inlet, Hartley Bay, Kitamat, &c  65
Standard and Moore's Cove        216
Port Essington, Balmoral, &c            374
Inverness        167
Lome Creek  88
Hazleton and Interior            144
Metlakahtla and Post  67
Georgetown, Fort Simpson, Naas River        213
Queen Charlotte Islands  .19
Indians     6,673
    8,715
Vancouver City (including Indians, 877) 26,386
New Westminster     6,499
Chilliwack :
Port Matsqui Municipality            729
Sumas Municipality        256
Chilliwack Municipality     2,127
Indians, Fraser Agency        568
    3,680
Delta :
Delta Municipality, Ladner, Guichon and Chinatown  2,145
Port Surrey Municipality  1,377
Port Langley Municipality  1,266
Indians, Fraser Agency  286
Richmond:
Part of Richmond Municipality  3,262
Part of South Vancouver Municipality  871
Part of Burnaby Municipality  669
5,074
4,802 2 Ed. 7 Population of British Columbia. 745
Dewdney:
Coquitlam Municipality, Pitt Lake and Millside  257
Part of Maple Ridge Municipality and Mission Municipality  1,016
Parts of Mission and Dewdney Municipalities and Nicomen Island  870
Nicomen and Kent Municipalities, Harrison Lake  1,034
Indians, Fraser Agency .'  590
 3,767
Cariboo :
Chimney Creek and 150-Mile House  556
Barkerville, Richfield, various creeks and neighbourhood  457
Chilcotin, Hanceville, Alexis Creek, etc  121
Alexandria, Soda Creek, Quesnel Forks, etc  634
Stanley and neighbourhood, Quesnel, etc  523
Fort George, Stuart's Lake, Fort Graham, etc  927
Indian Reserves ,  289
    3,507
Lillooet :
Clinton Village and vicinity  246
Bonaparte, Hat Creek and vicinity  98
Big Bar, Dog Creek and vicinity  178
Alkali Lake, Dog Creek, Fraser River, etc  Ill
Lac La Hache and vicinity  156
Lillooet Village    303
Cayoosh Creek, Pacelqua and vicinity  122
Pemberton Portage and vicinity, Pemberton Meadows  38
Big Four Creek, Gun Creek Flat and vicinity  106
Little Slide, 14-Mile Creek, Big Slide, Fraser River and vicinity  186
High Bar, Chilcotin River, Big Creek and vicinity  215
Indian Reserves :
Fraser  255
Williams  1,971
 3,985
Columbia :
Roger's Pass, Beavermouth, &c  304
Golden and Moberly  762
Hector and Field  251
Brisco, Galena and Columbia Valley  Ill
Canterbury, Peterborough and vicinity  242
Windermere       257
Fairmont Springs, &c  11
    1,938
Fernie :
Fort Steele  590
Wild Horse Creek and vicinity    155
Elko, Coal Creek, &c  363
Michel Creek, Crow's Nest, &c  998
Fernie  1,640
    3,746
Nelson City    5,172
Ymir:
Waneta ,  960
Ymir Town  256
Sirdar, Kuskonook, etc  202
Creston and vicinity  512
Trail City  1,360
Smelter Junction  227
Velvet Mine  258
West Robson ,  112
Fire Valley ,  41
    3,928 746 Population of British Columbia. 1902
Cranbrook:
Kimberly  262
Cranbrook  1,196
Moyie  758
Indians  546
 2,762
Revelstoke :
Illecillewaet  117
Albert Canyon  38
Revelstoke and vicinity    ... 1,779
Arrow Head  223
Comaplix  100
Lardeau  78
Big Bend  26
    2,361
Rossland City     6,133
Slocan:
Nakusp  223
Burton City  83
Slocan City  950
New Denver , 725
Sandon and vicinity  839
Three Forks and vicinity  689
    3,509
Kaslo :
Kaslo City and vicinity  2,118
Ferguson         130
Trout Lake  165
Lardo  78
    2,491
Grand Forks:
Fife, Gladstone and vicinity  94
Cascade and vicinity ,  144
Grand Forks and vicinity  1,173
North Fork Kettle River  239
Columbia City  508 '
Phcenix City  1,004
Phoenix Station, etc  433
    3,595
Greenwood :
Summit City  488
Boundary Falls ,  120
Greenwood and vicinity  1,853
Midway and vicinity  626
    3,087
Okanagan:
Mara  143
Armstrong  221
Spallumcheen  554
Enderby  270
Vernon City  802
Vernon District  409
Lumby  284
Peachland ,  284
Okanagan Mission  360
Kelowna  375
Penticton ,  252
Salmon Arm Valley  246
 4,200 2 Ed. 7 Population of British Columbia. 747
Similkameen :
Similkameen  229
Fairview  282
Sidley  465
Granite Creek  67
Princeton ,  316
    1,359
Kamloops :
Kamloops City  1,591
Armour's and Lewis Creek , . 80
Edwards Creek and South Thompson Division  132
Cherry Creek  397
Grand Prairie and vicinity  187
Monte Creek, Douglas Lake, etc  112
Campbell Creek  164
Kualt and Notch Hill  410
Salmon Arm and vicinity ,  295
Savona  246
    3,614
Yale :
Nicola Lake District  223
Agassiz  267
Hope  263
Yale     174
Spuzzum  68
North Bend   276
Lytton     364
Spence's Bridge    150
Ashcroft  475
Lower Nicola  183
Otter Valley  96
    2,539
Indian Reserves (distributed throughout Yale, Kamloops,  Okanagan and
Similkameen)  4,201
By Federal Districts.
Constituency. Total. Rural. Urban.
Burrard  41,407 14,233 27,174
New Westminster  23,822 17,323 6,499
Vancouver  26,391 19,112 7,279
Victoria  23,763 2,947 20,816
Yale-Kootenay-Cariboo  61,889 34,210 27,679
British Columbia 177,272 87,825 89,477
By Origins.
Austrian        795
Belgian ,        392
British—
English 52,910
Irish   20,661
Manx ,  41
Scotch 31,073
Welsh     1,781
Chinese 14,869
Dutch        444
Finnic        669
Flemish        127
French ,     4,601 748
Population of British Columbia.
1902
German  5,984
Indian  25,593
Indian, English breed  734
Indian, French breed  496
Indian, Irish breed  233
Indian, Scotch breed  596
Indian, other breeds  1,297
Italian ,  1,976
Japanese  4,597
Jewish ,  146
Negro  ,  523
Russian  402
Scandinavian        643
Danish      659
Icelandic  171
Norwegian  1,058
Swedish  2,348
Slavic  350
Swiss  242
Unspecified  1,460
Various origins  786
By Nationalities.
American  10,070
Austro-Hungarian  874
Belgian        161
Canadian 144,994
Chinese  14,201
Danish  271
French  178
German  599
Italian  1,010
Japanese  3,511
Norwegian    365
Russian  625
Swedish  850
Swiss  83
Various nationalities       865
Chinese, Japanese and Indians.
Chinese. Japanese.
Burrard    2,852 1,597
New Westminster    2,548 1,317
Vancouver    2,654 1,062
Victoria    3,004 338
Yale and Cariboo    3,811 282
Indians and Breeds.
8,954
3,231
5,765
333
10,666
Sexes and Conjugal Condition.
Census Districts.
Sexes.
Single.
Married.
Widowed.
Divorced.
Males.
Females
Males.
(Females
Males.
Females
Males.
Females
Males.
Females
26,060
15,017
16,860
14,304
41,840
114,081
16,000
8,805
10,263
9,459
20,049
17.220
9,419
9,397
9,027
29,110
8,844
4,847
4,570
5,193
11,095
8,228
5,260
7,200
4,960
11,836
6,323
3,565
5,359
3,643
8,279
610
331
256
310
866
832
387
327
614
661
2
7
7
7
29
1
6
7
9
14
Total	
64,576
74,173
34,649
37,484
27,169
2,372
2,821
52
37 2 Ed. 7                          Population
OF
British
Columbia.
749
The following is a return of votes polled in the Dominion and Provincial Elections, 1900,
according to the proposed Electoral Divisions under the Redistribution Bill of 1902 :—
Total votes polled.
Dominion.    Provincial.
Alberni      567             819
Atlin	
     193
524
Chilliwack     	
Cariboo	
533
     306
534
489
....    499
638
Columbia	
Delta	
273
308
364
....    707
340
435
729
* Fernie	
540
584
      356
634
410
Grand Forks	
     436
652
Islands  	
411
      271
607
429
Kaslo	
....    487
620
Lillooet	
769
     460
958
441
Nanaimo	
Newcastle	
Nelson	
918
271
      663
839
323
1,154
New Westminster	
 1,235
1,195
823
Okanagan 	
...     605
Saanich	
520
576
1,003
      665
563
738
1,169
476
Similkameen	
Skeena 	
179
....     129
282
168
Slocan     	
      605
711
Vancouver	
 4,132
4,210
Yale	
list) 4,339
331
3,062
533
Ymir	
      475
722
* Owing to the fact that there were four candidates running, and that the returns from South-East
Kootenay are not given in detail by polling divisions in the Provincial Elections, the number of votes polled
cannot be given for the Ridings as re-adjusted.
Religions.
Adventists     . .             260
Agnostics  	
459
Anglicans (Church of England)
Atheists	
40,672
83
6,506
Believers	
16
Brahmanists	
1
164
Buddhists	
10,027
Carmelites ,	
3
Catholic Apostolic (Irvingites) ....
21
117
Christian Brethren	
33
34
Christians	
351 Christian Scientists .  94
Church of Christ  25
Confucians    4,804
Congregationalists  1,197
Deists  29
Disciples of Christ  99
Evangelicals  28
Faith Healers  4
Fire Worshippers  3
Free Church  4
Freethinkers ,  297
Friends (Quakers)  117
German Reformed  3
Golden Rule  3
Gospel Brethren ,  11
Greek Catholics  101
Infidels  68
Jews  560
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)  125
Liberal Christians   1
Lord's Religion  3
Lutherans      5,332
Me-mic-me  8
Mennonites  11
Methodists   25,021
Missioners      4
Mohammedans  6
New Church (Swedenborgian)  21
No Religion  1,605
Non-Sectarians  2
Orthodox  32
Pagans  4,556
Plymouth Brethren  68
Presbyterians  34,176
Protestants  844
Reformed Episcopalians  303
Reincarnationists  1
Roman Catholics  34,227
Salvation Army   570
Sceptics  148
Secularists  14
Silents  3
Socialists  21
Spiritualists  143
Theosophists  34
Titans  2
Unitarians  133
United Brethren (Moravians)  18
Universalists .'  48
Unspecified  4,902
Various sects  33
Zionites (Dowieites)  48
VICTORIA, B.C.:
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

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