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Demographics

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Total Population

5,085

Median Household Income

52,352

Total Visible Minorities

375

Median Age

61.9

What is the Population of Osoyoos, BC?

At present, Osoyoos, BC has a population of 5,085 people. Overall, the population of Osoyoos, BC is growing at a rate of 1.23% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its populations grew up by 240 people, an average growth rate of 0.99% per year from 2011 to 2016.

What is the Median Age of Osoyoos, BC?

Osoyoos, BC has a median age of 61 years old.

Age

The largest population of Osoyoos, BC is in the age group between 65 and 69 years old. 48.09% of the population are in the working age group between 15 to 64 years old, while 18.57% make up the younger population which will be a part of labour force in less than 2 decades.

Gender

Overall, women outnumber men by 290 people. The 5 to 9 years old age cohort exhibits the largest discrepancy with a difference of 20 people between the sexes. Furthermore, majority of the population is between the ages 65 to 69 years old, comprising 12.55 per cent of the population.

Marital Status

Majority of the population are married, making up 52.75 per cent of the population. Having a predominantly married population is highy beneficial to Osoyoos, BC as married couples usually bring in larger incomes, higher net worth and gains on average. They also help boost the community's liveliness and labour force, as they are most likely to bear children and create the best economic conditions for them. Furthermore, this group also spends more compared to most of their counterparts.

Aboriginal Identification

The largest aboriginal population are that of the Metis, making up 64.58 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 85 people, the second largest Aboriginal population is the First Nations.

Household Income

With a population at 5,085 people, most inhabitants at Osoyoos, BC are above the low income cut-off, or the income a person must earn to be considered to be part of the low income group. Majority are also above the 2,016 national median income of $52,352 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks English only, making up 93.27 per cent of the population.

Median Household Income

In Osoyoos, BC, the median household income is $52,352 per year. The median household income in Osoyoos, BC is lower than the national household median income in 2015.

Period Of Immigration

The largest influx of immigrants to Canada was pre-1981, where 630 people surveyed called Canada their new home.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the South Asian, making up 60.0 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the Black, making up 45 people.Following Black is Chinese that is 12.0 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

1,855

Employment
Rate

39.3%

Participation
Rate

42.3%

Unemployment
Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Osoyoos, BC is declining at a rate of 0.15% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its unemployment rates grew up by 0.7%, an average growth rate of 0.14% per year from 2011 to 2016. A growing unemployment rate signals that there is a higher level of competition between job applicants so landing a job becomes more difficult.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate of Osoyoos, BC is growing at a rate of 0.15% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its participation rates declined by 0.5%, an average growth rate of -0.1% per year from 2011 to 2016. A decrease in participation rate means the proportion of the working population in Osoyoos, BC is lower than in the past.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate of Osoyoos, BC is growing at a rate of 0.19% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates declined by 0.6%, an average growth rate of -0.12% per year from 2011 to 2016. Further decrease in employment rates signals a negative economic condition in the community with job seekers not finding employment.

Taxation

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Federal General
Corporate Tax

15

Federal Small
Business Corporate

9

Federal M&P
Corporate Tax

15

Federal Investment
Corporate Tax

15

Quality of Life

View the Quality of Life tab for information such as Average Rainfall, Average Snowfall and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Average Yearly
Rainfall(mm)

230

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

44

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

38

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-16

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of June when it rains an average of 41 mm. This is 14.92% of the annual rain experienced in Osoyoos, BC. The month of May is also rainy with an average rainfall of 37.1 mm. Following May is November, when 28.2 mm is the average rainfall.

Average Snowfall

Wrap up in layers in the month of December when snow builds up tp an average of 17.0 centimetres. This is 38.81% of the annual snowfall experienced in Osoyoos, BC. The month of Janurary is also snowy with an average snowfall of 14.6 cm. Following Janurary is November, when 5.7 cm is the average snowfall.

Average Temperature

It is coldest in Osoyoos, BC in January when temperature drops to -3.4 °C and warmest in the month of July when it hits 29.4 °C. It will be a good idea to always check temperatures and the weather around August when temperatures are more fickle that it changed by 15.5 °C in the same month in 2016. Temperatures are most stable in Osoyoos, BC in the month of December.

Housing

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Number of
Renters

630

Number of
Home Owners

1,845

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

2 Bedrooms

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Construction Period

27.07 per cent, which is majority of homes in Osoyoos, BC, were constructed between 1961 to 1980. Building and home construction was also brisk between 1991 to 2000, where 545 homes were built. In between 1981 to 1990, 395 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

37.8%, which is majority of homes in Osoyoos, BC, have two bedrooms. Homes with three bedrooms are also very popular, with 845 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are 4 or more bedrooms representing 19.11 per cent of dwellings.

Transportation

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Most Used
Transportation

Vehicle Driver

Busiest Time
On Roads

8:00AM - 8:59AM

Residents Who
Work Locally

925

Vehicle Drivers

74.84%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Osoyoos, BC leave their homes from 8:00am to 8:59am, saying that it's enough time to get to work. The second most popular time to head to work, with 19.69% of respondents, is from 7:00am to 7:59am. However, 275 of commuters still prefer to leave from 6:00am to 6:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 1,205 respondents in Osoyoos, BC, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 13.35% of respondents say that they prefer walking. The third most popular means of transportation is driving alone in a private car, truck, or van with 125 commuters preferring it.

Education

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Dominant Level
of Education

High School

Most Popular
Field of Study

Engineering

Most Popular
Educational Destination

Canada

Least Popular
Field of Study

Mathematics

Education

Most people in Osoyoos, BC have have completed a high school education. With 1,325 people, it is what most people in Osoyoos, BC completed. Coming in second, 23.95% of inhabitants say they have not completed any certificate. The third largest group are people who have completed an apprenticeship, with 655 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Engineering & related fields with 530 people practicing it in Osoyoos, BC. Business, Management & Public Administration is another popular field of expertise, as 17.35% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Health & related fields, with 375 people responding that it is their line of work. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is expected to be a growing industry, however, Department of Finance confirms that Canada is lagging behind other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in terms of STEM graduates. Osoyoos, BC has 600 people or 27.4% of workers in STEM industries.

Location Of Study

Majority of the population, which is around 83.94% of residents received their schooling from Canada. Another country where most residents received their schooling is another country not listed here, making up 145 people. At 5.05 per cent, those who received their education from United States is the third largest group.

Utilities

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Companies

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Largest Industry
by Business Count

Real Estate

Smallest Industry
by Business Count

Mining & Oil

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

100-199 Employees

Business Size

The industry that dominates Osoyoos, BC is 1 to 4 employees comprising of 209 businesses or 59.89% of the community's business establishments. Coming second is the 5 to 9 employees industry that makes up 20.34% of the business community.The third largest is the 10 to 19 employees industry, which includes 36 businesses. Meanwhile, 4.3 per cent of businesses are considered to be small business, providing jobs to 1 to 99 employees. Then 1.72 per cent make up the medium-sized businesses that employs 100 to 499 people. 7 large companies, those employing more than 500 people, are situated in Osoyoos, BC.