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Demographics

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Total Population

23,819

Median Household Income

89,012

Total Visible Minorities

2,730

Median Age

37.6

Marital Status

Majority of the population are married, making up 47.08 per cent of the population. Having a predominantly married population is highy beneficial to Squamish, 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 58.42 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 340 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 4.21% of the total Aboriginal population in Squamish, BC.

Household Income

With a population at 19,512 people, most inhabitants at Squamish, 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 $89,012 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks English only, making up 86.63 per cent of the population.

Median Household Income

In Squamish, BC, the median household income is $89,012 per year. The median household income in Squamish, 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 1,045 people surveyed called Canada their new home.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the South Asian, making up 47.44 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the Filipino, making up 565 people.Following Filipino is Japanese that is 8.97 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

11,580

Employment
Rate

73.3%

Participation
Rate

77.4%

Unemployment
Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Squamish, BC is declining at a rate of 0.13% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate in Squamish, BC is growing at a rate of 0.25% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its participation rates grew by 0.3%, an average growth rate of 0.06% per year from 2011 to 2016. An increase in participation rate means that higher proportions of people residing in Squamish, BC are involved in the labour force and contributing to the community's economy.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate in Squamish, BC is growing at a rate of 0.33% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates grew by 2.4%, an average growth rate of 0.48% per year from 2011 to 2016. A growing employment rate reflects positive economic conditions in the community, , and implies that people looking for a job are getting matched to an employer.

Taxation

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Federal General
Corporate Tax

15

Federal Small
Business Corporate

9

Quality of Life

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Average Yearly
Rainfall(mm)

1,602

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

87

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

32

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-10

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of November when it rains an average of 382 mm. This is 17.83% of the annual rain experienced in Squamish, BC. The month of January is also rainy with an average rainfall of 300.2 mm. Following January is December, when 268.4 mm is the average rainfall.

Real Estate

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Number of
Renters

1,985

Number of
Home Owners

5,275

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

3 Bedrooms

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Construction Period

36.46 per cent, which is majority of homes in Squamish, BC, were constructed between 1961 to 1980. Building and home construction was also brisk between 1991 to 2000, where 1,260 homes were built. In between 2006 to 2011, 1,050 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

41.42%, which is majority of homes in Squamish, BC, have three bedrooms. Homes with 4 or more bedrooms are also very popular, with 2,000 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are two bedrooms representing 22.41 per cent of dwellings.

Transportation

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Most Used
Transportation

Vehicle Driver

Busiest Time
On Roads

7:00AM - 7:59AM

Residents Who
Work Locally

4,865

Vehicle Drivers

76.68%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Squamish, BC leave their homes from 7:00am to 7:59am, saying that it's enough time to get to work. The second most popular time to head to work, with 22.42% of respondents, is from 8:00am to 8:59am. However, 1940 of commuters still prefer to leave from 6:00am to 6:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 7,380 respondents in Squamish, BC, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 8.62% of respondents say that they prefer driving alone in a private car, truck, or van. The third most popular means of transportation is walking with 605 commuters preferring it.

Education

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Dominant Level
of Education

University

Most Popular
Field of Study

Engineering

Most Popular
Educational Destination

Canada

Least Popular
Field of Study

Other

Education

Most people in Squamish, BC have have completed a university degree. With 4,200 people, it is what most people in Squamish, BC completed. Coming in second, 30.69% of inhabitants say they have completed a high school education. The third largest group are people who have not completed any certificate, with 1,830 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Engineering & related fields with 1,805 people practicing it in Squamish, BC. Business, Management & Public Administration is another popular field of expertise, as 17.93% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Health & related fields, with 1,615 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. Squamish, BC has 2,465 people or 26.0% of workers in STEM industries.

Utilities

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Companies

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Largest Industry
by Business Count

Real Estate

Smallest Industry
by Business Count

Public Admin

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

500-999 Employees