Census

According to Statistics Canada, the average age in Victoria CMA is 44.8 years with variations across the region. Langford is the youngest community at 39.1 years with Sidney the oldest at 56 years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria residents older than B.C., Canadian average

West Shore boasts youngest population while Saanich Peninsula has the oldest

 

A tradesperson stands atop a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Census shows apartment growth, but supply remains the main issue in B.C.: experts

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more storeys, make up 10.9 per cent of all dwellings in B.C.

 

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Parksville’s population has increased by nearly 10 per cent since 2016

Qualicum Beach growth slower at four per cent

 

The population of Campbell River is aging, with over a quarter of people now older than 65. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Over a quarter of Campbell Riverites are older than 65 according to new census data

Most people in the region live with one other person, but many still live alone

The population of Campbell River is aging, with over a quarter of people now older than 65. Photo courtesy Google Maps
Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

2021 census shows number of seniors over 85 expected to triple in next 25 years

Last year the oldest baby boomers turned 76, and most probably live independently

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., Friday, February 25, 2022. The latest census release on aging marks another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for Canada’s elders. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Statistics Canada has released data offering an unprecedented snapshot of the transgender community at a population level. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

New census data offers snapshot of Canada’s transgender population for first time

2021’s national survey shows about 100,815 people are transgender or non-binary

Gemma Hickey, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Statistics Canada has released data offering an unprecedented snapshot of the transgender community at a population level. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
A Statistics Canada 2016 Census mailer sits on the key board of a laptop after arriving in the mail at a residence, in Ottawa in a May 2, 2016, file photo. By the time the 2016 census rolled around, the ranks of Canada’s seniors over age 65 had for the first time outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Upcoming census release to show how country is aging, detail gender for first time

2016 was first time Canadians over age 65 outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger

A Statistics Canada 2016 Census mailer sits on the key board of a laptop after arriving in the mail at a residence, in Ottawa in a May 2, 2016, file photo. By the time the 2016 census rolled around, the ranks of Canada’s seniors over age 65 had for the first time outnumbered the nation’s youth 14 years of age and younger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
District of Port Hardy municipal hall sign. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy won’t have to pay for its own policing, says RCMP letter

Port Hardy will remain under the responsibility of the province to provide policing

District of Port Hardy municipal hall sign. (North Island Gazette file photo)
A younger population will shift Nanaimo’s economy over the next 10 years, forcing housing, services and amenities to keep pace, predicts the city’s latest state of the Nanaimo economy report. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s population starting to trend younger, says state of economy report

Pandemic and housing market lead to swings in construction and labour

A younger population will shift Nanaimo’s economy over the next 10 years, forcing housing, services and amenities to keep pace, predicts the city’s latest state of the Nanaimo economy report. (News Bulletin file photo)
Colin Plant, board chair of the Capital Regional District, says the new census figures reflect the outcome of decisions favouring growth on the West Shore, and keeping the Saanich Peninsula largely an agricultural area. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD chair agrees with density lift in Sidney, Brentwood and Saanichton

Colin Plant notes regional growth strategy calls for Peninsula to remain CRD’s agricultural base

Colin Plant, board chair of the Capital Regional District, says the new census figures reflect the outcome of decisions favouring growth on the West Shore, and keeping the Saanich Peninsula largely an agricultural area. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Booming population has Tofino mulling implementing growth limits

Census data released last week shows the town’s population has shot up by over 27 per cent

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Johnston Road in Port Alberni. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Census data shows Port Alberni’s population rose by 4.5 percent

City is moving in the right direction, says mayor

Johnston Road in Port Alberni. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The District of Port Hardy saw a -5.6 decline in population from 2016 to 2021. (Gazette file photo)

Tri-Port communities show growth and loss in latest census population statistics

Port Hardy deals with 5.6 per cent decline in population, Port McNeill and Port Alice show growth

The District of Port Hardy saw a -5.6 decline in population from 2016 to 2021. (Gazette file photo)
As North Saanich continues to review its Official Community Plan, figures show the municipality’s population grew by nearly nine per cent in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich tops Saanich Peninsula communities in population growth with 8.8 per cent

Sidney grew by 5.5 per cent, Central Saanich grew by 3.4 per cent

As North Saanich continues to review its Official Community Plan, figures show the municipality’s population grew by nearly nine per cent in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Ladysmith’s population grew by an estimated 5.3 per cent over the last five years

Census data shows Ladysmith now has 4,079 private dwellings

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A 2021 census questionnaire. (Black Press Media file photo)
A 2021 census questionnaire. (Black Press Media file photo)
The population of Greater Nanaimo, based on Nanaimo Regional District which also includes Qualicum Beach, Parksville and Lantzville, rose by 9.4 per cent to 170,367 between 2016 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island adds more than 65,000 people between 2016 and 2021

Greater Victoria and Nanaimo Regional District together account for 67 per cent of Island’s growth

The population of Greater Nanaimo, based on Nanaimo Regional District which also includes Qualicum Beach, Parksville and Lantzville, rose by 9.4 per cent to 170,367 between 2016 and 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mayor Maja Tait and Coun. Jeff Bateman checking out features of Sooke’s new library, currently under construction, in this 2021 file photo. Tait said projects such as the new library were planned in anticipation of Sooke’s population growth, which the latest census data shows roase by 16 per cent between 2016 and 2021 and now sits at 15,086. (File - Black Press Media)

Census 2021: Sooke grows 16 per cent, tops 15,000 residents

Mayor Maja Tait said the increased population will bring increased costs, but the district is ready

Mayor Maja Tait and Coun. Jeff Bateman checking out features of Sooke’s new library, currently under construction, in this 2021 file photo. Tait said projects such as the new library were planned in anticipation of Sooke’s population growth, which the latest census data shows roase by 16 per cent between 2016 and 2021 and now sits at 15,086. (File - Black Press Media)
Langford, population 46,584 as of the 2021 census, is the fastest-growing municipality in B.C. with at least 5,000 residents, and the third-fastest in Canada, having grown by 31.8 per cent since 2016. This photo looks northwest along Langford Parkway in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo).

Langford tops population growth in B.C., third-fastest in Canada: 2021 census

Esquimalt, Oak Bay have shrunk since 2016, while sprawling West Shore leads region’s growth

Langford, population 46,584 as of the 2021 census, is the fastest-growing municipality in B.C. with at least 5,000 residents, and the third-fastest in Canada, having grown by 31.8 per cent since 2016. This photo looks northwest along Langford Parkway in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo).
A pedestrian walks on a trail with the Calgary skyline in the background on Thursday, July 15, 2021.Once Canada’s boomtown, the latest census from Statistics Canada suggests Wild Rose Country is becoming just another Canadian province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Census data suggests Alberta economy shifting but growth expected to stay strong

Canada’s former boom province has actually fallen behind the national average in growth

A pedestrian walks on a trail with the Calgary skyline in the background on Thursday, July 15, 2021.Once Canada’s boomtown, the latest census from Statistics Canada suggests Wild Rose Country is becoming just another Canadian province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh