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Demographics

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Total Population

91,867

Median Household Income

53,126

Total Visible Minorities

11,800

Median Age

42.3

Marital Status

Majority of the population are single, making up 34.69 per cent of the population. With a predominantly single population, it can either mean that more households will either have a single occupant or there will more households with multiple residential tenants in it. Furthermore, expect higher discretionary spending in the community as they spend more compared to their married counterparts. Having more people who are not married also mean more people to meet in the community given the higher availability of personal time.

Aboriginal Identification

The largest aboriginal population are that of the First Nations, making up 57.82 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 1,455 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 2.29% of the total Aboriginal population in Victoria, BC.

Household Income

With a population at 85,792 people, most inhabitants at Victoria, 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 $53,126 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks English only, making up 86.2 per cent of the population.

Median Household Income

In Victoria, BC, the median household income is $53,126 per year. The median household income in Victoria, 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 6,870 people surveyed called Canada their new home.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the Chinese, making up 27.8 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the South Asian, making up 1,750 people.Following South Asian is Filipino that is 14.41 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

49,040

Employment
Rate

63.6%

Participation
Rate

67.7%

Unemployment
Rate

6.0%

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Victoria, BC is declining at a rate of 0.17% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate in Victoria, 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 declined by 1.0%, an average growth rate of -0.2% per year from 2011 to 2016. A decrease in participation rate means the proportion of the working population in Victoria, BC is lower than in the past.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate in Victoria, BC is growing at a rate of 0.27% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates declined by 0.1%, an average decline rate of 0.02% 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

Quality of Life

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Average Yearly
Rainfall(mm)

869

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

35

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

28

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-9

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of November when it rains an average of 204 mm. This is 20.74% of the annual rain experienced in Victoria, BC. The month of January is also rainy with an average rainfall of 164.5 mm. Following January is December, when 141.5 mm is the average rainfall.

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

27,720

Number of
Home Owners

18,045

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

4 or More Bedrooms

Construction Period

34.58 per cent, which is majority of homes in Victoria, BC, were constructed between 1961 to 1980. Building and home construction was also brisk before 1960, where 15,360 homes were built. In between 1981 to 1990, 4,740 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

40.07%, which is majority of homes in Victoria, BC, have no bedroom or one bedroom. Homes with two bedrooms are also very popular, with 16,450 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are three bedrooms representing 14.24 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

24,120

Vehicle Drivers

44.39%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Victoria, 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 25.83% of respondents, is from 7:00am to 7:59am. However, 6880 of commuters still prefer to leave from 9:00am to 11:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 19,075 respondents in Victoria, BC, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 23.33% of respondents say that they prefer walking. The third most popular means of transportation is taking the public transit, which includes buses, subways among other things with 6,155 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 Victoria, BC have have completed a university degree. With 27,015 people, it is what most people in Victoria, BC completed. Coming in second, 30.51% of inhabitants say they have completed a high school education. The third largest group are people who have not completed any certificate, with 7,345 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Business, Management & Public Administration with 8,260 people practicing it in Victoria, BC. Social Sciences & Law is another popular field of expertise, as 17.29% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Health & related fields, with 7,390 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. Victoria, BC has 9,655 people or 20.43% 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

Utilities

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

500-999 Employees