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Demographics

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Total Population

13,001

Median Household Income

71,296

Total Visible Minorities

420

Median Age

42.9

What is the Population of Sooke, BC?

At present, Sooke, BC has a population of 13,001 person. Overall, the average population is growing at an average of 2.84% per year over the past 15 years. In the last two census, its population grew by 1,566 people, an average growth rate of 2.74% from 2011 to 2016.

What is the Median Age of Sooke, BC?

Sooke, BC has a median age of 42 years old.

Age

65.58 per cent are part of its working-age population, or those between the ages 15 to 64 years old, while 17.88 per cent make up the younger population that will also be part of the labour force in two decades or less. At the present, 3,110 people are expected to retire in the coming years.

Gender

Overall, women outnumber men by 310 people. The 0 to 4 years old age cohort exhibits the largest discrepancy with a difference of 25 people between the sexes. Furthermore, majority of the population is between the ages 50 to 54 years old, comprising 8.08 per cent of the population.

Marital Status

Majority of the population are married, making up 49.77 per cent of the population. Having a predominantly married population is highy beneficial to Sooke, 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 First Nations, making up 51.48 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 390 people, the second largest Aboriginal population is the Metis. persons with Registered or Treaty Indian status but are not First Nations, Métis or Inuit follows with 2.37% of the total Aboriginal population in Sooke, BC.

Household Income

With a population at 13,001 people, most inhabitants at Sooke, 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 $71,296 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks English only, making up 90.18 per cent of the population.

Median Household Income

In Sooke, BC, the median household income is $71,296 per year. The median household income in Sooke, BC is greater than the national household median income in 2015.

Period Of Immigration

The largest influx of immigrants to Canada was pre-1981, where 810 people surveyed called Canada their new home.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the Chinese, making up 33.33 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the Filipino, making up 75 people.Following Filipino is South Asian that is 15.48 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

6,800

Employment
Rate

61.2%

Participation
Rate

65.3%

Unemployment
Rate

6.2%

Employment Rate

Overall, the average employment rate of Sooke, BC is dwindling at an average of -0.17% per year over the past 15 years.In the last census, its employment rate declined by 1 per cent, an average rate of decline of 0.54% from 2011 to 2016. Further declines in employment rates reflects positive economic conditions in the community, as more people are finding jobs and businesses are most likely thriving.

Participation Rate

Overall, the average unemployment rate of Sooke, BC is dwindling at an average of -0.24% per year over the past 15 years.In the last census, its population declined by 1 people, an average rate of decline of 0.33% from 2011 to 2016.

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the average unemployment rate of Sooke, BC is growing at an average of 0.12% per year over the past 15years.There was neither an increase or a decrease in its unemployment rate in the last two census. Unemployment rates can further be brought down through entrepreneurship and other activities that will boost economic activity.

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

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Average Yearly
Rainfall(mm)

1,008

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

31

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of November when it rains an average of 207 mm. This is 20.61% of the annual rain experienced in Sooke, BC. The month of January is also rainy with an average rainfall of 159.5 mm. Following January is December, when 140.6 mm is the average rainfall.

Average Snowfall

Wrap up in layers in the month of Janurary when snow builds up tp an average of 8.6 centimetres. This is 28.01% of the annual snowfall experienced in Sooke, BC. The month of February is also snowy with an average snowfall of 7.0 cm. Following February is December, when 6.2 cm is the average snowfall.

Housing

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Number of
Renters

1,150

Number of
Home Owners

4,105

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

3 Bedrooms

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Construction Period

28.8 per cent, which is majority of homes in Sooke, BC, were constructed between 1961 to 1980. Building and home construction was also brisk between 1991 to 2000, where 800 homes were built. In between 2006 to 2011, 800 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

43.1%, which is majority of homes in Sooke, BC, have three bedrooms. Homes with 4 or more bedrooms are also very popular, with 1,290 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are two bedrooms representing 24.62 per cent of dwellings.

Transportation

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Most Used
Transportation

Vehicle Driver

Busiest Time
On Roads

6:00AM - 6:59AM

Residents Who
Work Locally

1,245

Vehicle Drivers

76.84%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Sooke, BC leave their homes from 6:00am to 6:59am, saying that it's enough time to get to work. The second most popular time to head to work, with 18.93% of respondents, is from 7:00am to 7:59am. However, 1120 of commuters still prefer to leave from 8:00am to 8:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 4,595 respondents in Sooke, BC, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 9.95% of respondents say that they prefer taking the public transit, which includes buses, subways among other things. The third most popular means of transportation is driving alone in a private car, truck, or van with 305 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

Agriculture

Education

Most people in Sooke, BC have have completed a high school education. With 3,370 people, it is what most people in Sooke, BC completed. Coming in second, 20.81% of inhabitants say they have not completed any certificate. The third largest group are people who have completed a university degree, with 1,600 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Engineering & related fields with 1,240 people practicing it in Sooke, BC. Health & related fields is another popular field of expertise, as 17.85% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Business, Management & Public Administration, with 795 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. Sooke, BC has 1,575 people or 28.98% of workers in STEM industries.

Location Of Study

Majority of the population, which is around 89.06% of residents received their schooling from Canada. Another country where most residents received their schooling is United Kingdom, making up 195 people. At 3.49 per cent, those who received their education from another country not listed here is the third largest group.

Utilities

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Companies

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Largest Industry
by Business Count

Construction

Smallest Industry
by Business Count

Public Admin

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

50-99 Employees

Business Size

The industry that dominates Sooke, BC is 1 to 4 employees comprising of 182 businesses or 61.28% of the community's business establishments. Coming second is the 5 to 9 employees industry that makes up 17.17% of the business community.The third largest is the 10 to 19 employees industry, which includes 42 businesses. Meanwhile, 5.05 per cent of businesses are considered to be small business, providing jobs to 1 to 99 employees. Then 0.0 per cent make up the medium-sized businesses that employs 100 to 499 people.