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Demographics

View the Demographics tab for information such as Population, Median Age and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Total Population

631,486

Median Household Income

65,327

Total Visible Minorities

306,440

Median Age

38.9

What is the Population of Vancouver, BC?

At present, Vancouver, BC has a population of 631,486 people. Overall, the population of Vancouver, BC is growing at a rate of 1.05% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its populations grew by 27,984 people, an average growth rate of 0.93% per year from 2011 to 2016.

What is the Median Age of Vancouver, BC?

Vancouver, BC has a median age of 39 years old.

Age

The largest population of Vancouver, BC is the age group between 25 and 29 years old, and the least populated age group is between 80 and 84 years old. 73.38% of the population are in the working age group between 15 to 64 years old, while 15.22% make up the younger population which will be a part of labour force in less than 2 decades.

Gender

Overall, women outnumber men by 14465 people. The 0 to 4 years old age cohort exhibits the largest discrepancy with a difference of 1,130 people between the sexes. Furthermore, majority of the population is between the ages 25 to 29 years old, comprising 10.05 per cent of the population.

Marital Status

Majority of the population are married, making up 40.07 per cent of the population. Having a predominantly married population is highy beneficial to Vancouver, 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 65.45 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 4,405 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 1.5% of the total Aboriginal population in Vancouver, BC.

Household Income

With a population at 631,486 people, most inhabitants at Vancouver, 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 $65,327 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks English only, making up 83.22 per cent of the population.

Median Household Income

In Vancouver, BC, the median household income is $65,327 per year. The median household income in Vancouver, 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 63,890 people surveyed called Canada their new home.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the Chinese, making up 54.56 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the South Asian, making up 37,130 people.Following South Asian is Filipino that is 11.9 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

364,675

Employment
Rate

63.9%

Participation
Rate

67.7%

Unemployment
Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Vancouver, BC is declining at a rate of 0.18% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate in Vancouver, BC is growing at a rate of 0.17% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its participation rates grew by 0.4%, an average growth rate of 0.08% per year from 2011 to 2016. An increase in participation rate means that higher proportions of people residing in Vancouver, BC are involved in the labour force and contributing to the community's economy.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate in Vancouver, BC is growing at a rate of 0.28% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates grew by 1.4%, an average growth rate of 0.28% 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

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)

1,185

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

26

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

30

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-5

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of November when it rains an average of 281 mm. This is 16.57% of the annual rain experienced in Vancouver, BC. The month of January is also rainy with an average rainfall of 240.5 mm. Following January is December, when 214.9 mm is the average rainfall.

Average Snowfall

Wrap up in layers in the month of December when snow builds up tp an average of 8.5 centimetres. This is 32.2% of the annual snowfall experienced in Vancouver, BC. The month of Janurary is also snowy with an average snowfall of 7.8 cm. Following Janurary is February, when 5.3 cm is the average snowfall.

Real Estate

View the Real Estate tab for information such as Construction Period, Dwellings By Bedroom and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Number of
Renters

150,750

Number of
Home Owners

133,165

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

3 Bedrooms

Construction Period

25.06 per cent, which is majority of homes in Vancouver, BC, were constructed between 1961 to 1980. Building and home construction was also brisk before 1960, where 66,045 homes were built. In between 1991 to 2000, 45,205 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

38.44%, which is majority of homes in Vancouver, BC, have no bedroom or one bedroom. Homes with two bedrooms are also very popular, with 76,480 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are 4 or more bedrooms representing 19.52 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

187,360

Vehicle Drivers

45.41%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Vancouver, 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 23.32% of respondents, is from 7:00am to 7:59am. However, 59960 of commuters still prefer to leave from 9:00am to 11:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 143,185 respondents in Vancouver, BC, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 29.71% 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 walking with 43,155 commuters preferring it.

Education

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Dominant Level
of Education

University

Most Popular
Field of Study

Business Admin

Most Popular
Educational Destination

Canada

Least Popular
Field of Study

Other

Education

Most people in Vancouver, BC have have completed a university degree. With 218,905 people, it is what most people in Vancouver, BC completed. Coming in second, 27.61% of inhabitants say they have completed a high school education. The third largest group are people who have not completed any certificate, with 68,855 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Business, Management & Public Administration with 72,550 people practicing it in Vancouver, BC. Social Sciences & Law is another popular field of expertise, as 15.77% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Engineering & related fields, with 47,600 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. Vancouver, BC has 83,805 people or 24.19% of workers in STEM industries.

Location Of Study

Majority of the population, which is around 69.03% of residents received their schooling from Canada. Another country where most residents received their schooling is another country not listed here, making up 46,900 people. At 4.61 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

Public Admin

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

500-999 Employees