- 1996 350000
- 2001 340000
- 2006 320000
By looking at the whole region - Prince Rupert and the whole Hwy 16 corridor, the Prince George region, the Peace and the Cariboo, you remove the individual variations of towns and look at a province sized and diversified area.
the population fall is also a problem because the relative amount of BC's population that is in this area is falling. As of the 2006 census, this region has fallen to 7.8% of BC from 9.4% in 1996.
- This region is the heart of Canada's forest industry
- This region has the biggest expansion in mining in Canada at the moment
- Oil and gas is big in this area.
And the population is falling......