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|Established|| June 28, 2004|
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|Last Modified||Campari_007 October 14, 2012 12:26am|
On the north shore of Fraser Arm and the Fraser River, this riding contains that part of Vancouver bounded by the east limit of Vancouver, Tyne Street, School Avenue and east of Granville Street; between 41st Avenue West and 41st Avenue East in the north; and the southern border of Vancouver in the south. |
Nearly 58 per cent of the people in this riding are immigrants, according to the 2001 census. Chinese-Canadians make up 39 per cent of the people, while 11 per cent are East Indian. Fewer than one-third of the people here identify English as their mother tongue.
The major sources of employment are the service sector, manufacturing, and health and social services. More than 17 per cent of residents hold a university degree, while just under nine per cent are unemployed. Average family income in 2001 was $56,540.
Riding of Vancouver South established in 1914. Riding of Vancouver South-Burnaby established in 1996 redistribution. Riding established as Vancouver South in 2004.
In 1996, Vancouver South-Burnaby was created by combining nearly two-thirds of Vancouver South with a third of New Westminster-Burnaby. In 2004, the riding's name was changed to Vancouver South; it lost about one-third of its previous population while adding 25,435 people from Vancouver Quadra and 11,527 from Vancouver Kingsway.