Growth Projections 2021-2041
Burnaby’s projected population and dwelling unit numbers for 2021 to 2041 in the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) have been adopted as general directions and targets under the Regional Context Statement (RCS), prepared to respond to Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. The estimates are intended to assist in long range planning and serve as a guideline only.
The City’s total population is expected to continue, in the period 2011 to 2021, to increase at an average annual rate of 2.1 percent from 223,218 to 270,000.
By 2031, the population is projected to reach 314,000, amounting to an average increase of approximately 1.6 percent per year. The population growth between 2031 and 2041 is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 1.0 percent to reach 345,000 by 2041.
Burnaby's Historical and Projected Growth Trends
Most of this growth is expected to occur in the four Town Centres. The distribution of growth projected for each of the Town Centres is summarized in the following table:
|Total from Town Centres||34%||55%||41%||59%|
* Source: Table B, Appendix 1, Official Community Plan.