Demographics of Burnaby, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

249,125

7%
Population, 2016: 232,755
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 90.57
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 2750.7
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$51,500
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$43,440
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$105,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$88,700
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
58.2%
Unemployment rate
9.6%
Participation rate
64.3%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$1,175,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,744
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,536
Population
Population, 2021 249,125
Population, 2016 232,755
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 7.00%
Total private dwellings, 2021 107,046
Total private dwellings, 2016 98,030
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.20%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 101,136
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 92,201
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.70%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 91
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 2,751
National population rank, 2021 22
Province/territory population rank, 2021 3
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 245,725
Official languages 229,400
English 229,325
French 12,325
Non-official languages 163,875
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,475
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 206,385
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $51,500
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 206,450
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $43,440
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 183,375
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $48,520
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 146,755
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $50,600
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 172,395
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,030
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 17,750
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,570
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 60,705
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,660
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,475
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 68,465
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $65,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $77,400
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 59,440
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $18,000
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $29,120
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.80%
Employment income (%) 69.80%
Government transfers (%) 16.30%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.10%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.70%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 5.50%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,475
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 198,815
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $47,760
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 199,145
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $40,120
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 180,600
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $47,560
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 148,920
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $48,480
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 136,005
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,690
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 9,650
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,430
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,475
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 67,690
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $60,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $70,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 55,155
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $34,160
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 90.40%
Employment income (%) 76.00%
Government transfers (%) 9.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.80%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 101,135
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $105,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $88,700
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 29,580
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $52,650
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $44,880
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 71,555
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $126,700
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $106,800
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 66,910
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $127,000
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $106,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 23,745
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $106,100
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $89,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 30,110
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $158,200
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $131,200
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 9,750
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $85,400
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $75,200
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 45,795
Average total income in 2020 ($) $46,560
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $40,200
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 245,725
Canadian citizens 195,540
Canadian citizens aged under 18 33,795
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 161,750
Not Canadian citizens 50,185
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 101,135
Owner 61,185
Renter 39,950
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 101,135
Condominium 42,540
Not condominium 58,600
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 101,135
No bedrooms 1,915
1 bedroom 23,255
2 bedrooms 34,815
3 bedrooms 18,005
4 or more bedrooms 23,140
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 101,135
1 to 4 rooms 55,760
5 rooms 12,665
6 rooms 8,600
7 rooms 6,925
8 or more rooms 17,190
Average number of rooms per dwelling 5
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 101,135
1960 or before 11,045
1961 to 1980 24,810
1981 to 1990 14,235
1991 to 2000 14,465
2001 to 2005 6,435
2006 to 2010 9,405
2011 to 2015 8,035
2016 to 2021 12,710
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 101,135
15 to 24 years 3,880
25 to 34 years 17,750
35 to 44 years 18,255
45 to 54 years 17,530
55 to 64 years 18,755
65 to 74 years 14,115
75 to 84 years 7,465
85 years and over 3,380
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 100,625
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 69,470
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 31,155
30% to less than 100% 24,960
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 61,185
% of owner households with a mortgage 54.70%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 25.90%
% in core housing need 13.10%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,360
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,744
Median value of dwellings ($) $980,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $1,175,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,490
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,536
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,475
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 26,375
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 187,100
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 143,825
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 9,640
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 134,190
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,475
No certificate, diploma or degree 24,105
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 55,365
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 134,010
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 52,430
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10,870
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 5,235
Apprenticeship certificate 5,635
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 32,740
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 8,820
Bachelor’s degree or higher 81,580
Bachelor's degree 55,085
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 5,275
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 1,750
Master's degree 17,050
Earned doctorate 2,420
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 143,825
No certificate, diploma or degree 8,345
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 29,295
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 106,190
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 38,310
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 7,210
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 3,425
Apprenticeship certificate 3,780
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 24,545
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 6,555
Bachelor’s degree or higher 67,880
Bachelor's degree 45,155
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 4,230
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 1,440
Master's degree 15,105
Earned doctorate 1,950
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 213,480
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 79,470
Education 6,550
13. Education 6,550
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 7,250
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 1,055
50. Visual and performing arts 6,195
Humanities 7,880
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,380
23. English language and literature/letters 2,085
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 2,585
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 75
38. Philosophy and religious studies 325
39. Theology and religious vocations 540
54. History 715
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 170
Social and behavioural sciences and law 16,705
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 245
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 2,245
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,870
22. Legal professions and studies 2,140
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 385
42. Psychology 2,930
45. Social sciences 6,895
Business, management and public administration 32,215
30.16 Accounting and computer science 55
44. Public administration and social service professions 955
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 31,200
Physical and life sciences and technologies 7,120
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 2,740
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 1,715
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 140
40. Physical sciences 2,390
41. Science technologies/technicians 140
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 10,135
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 8,545
25. Library science 310
27. Mathematics and statistics 1,015
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 265
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 24,220
04. Architecture and related services 1,155
14. Engineering 11,395
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 4,415
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 10
46. Construction trades 3,455
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 2,565
48. Precision production 1,215
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 2,005
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 1,220
03. Natural resources and conservation 785
Health and related fields 15,220
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 1,070
51. Health professions and related programs 13,625
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 20
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 500
Personal, protective and transportation services 4,680
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 3,515
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 15
43. Security and protective services 390
49. Transportation and materials moving 755
Other 15
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 143,825
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 37,635
Education 4,470
13. Education 4,470
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 5,950
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 870
50. Visual and performing arts 5,085
Humanities 5,930
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,045
23. English language and literature/letters 1,630
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 1,985
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 50
38. Philosophy and religious studies 230
39. Theology and religious vocations 365
54. History 495
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 120
Social and behavioural sciences and law 13,785
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 185
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 1,955
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,465
22. Legal professions and studies 1,790
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 315
42. Psychology 2,405
45. Social sciences 5,670
Business, management and public administration 26,445
30.16 Accounting and computer science 40
44. Public administration and social service professions 710
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 25,690
Physical and life sciences and technologies 5,570
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 2,200
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 1,340
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 110
40. Physical sciences 1,825
41. Science technologies/technicians 100
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 8,825
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 7,630
25. Library science 215
27. Mathematics and statistics 745
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 225
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 18,355
04. Architecture and related services 910
14. Engineering 9,345
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 3,205
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 15
46. Construction trades 2,440
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,730
48. Precision production 710
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,560
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 910
03. Natural resources and conservation 655
Health and related fields 11,885
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 840
51. Health professions and related programs 10,630
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 20
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 390
Personal, protective and transportation services 3,415
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 2,590
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 305
49. Transportation and materials moving 510
Other 10
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 213,475
In the labour force 137,320
Employed 124,155
Unemployed 13,165
Not in the labour force 76,160
Participation rate 64.30%
Employment rate 58.20%
Unemployment rate 9.60%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 213,480
Did not work 78,775
Worked 134,700
Worked full year full time 70,995
Worked part year and/or part time 63,710
Average weeks worked in reference year 41
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 137,320
Class of worker - not applicable 3,600
All classes of workers 133,720
Employee 113,360
Permanent position 93,825
Temporary position 19,535
Fixed term (1 year or more) 7,775
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 11,765
Self-employed 20,350
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 137,320
Occupation - not applicable 3,600
All occupations 133,720
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 1,210
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 27,230
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 17,890
3 Health occupations 9,155
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 13,785
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 6,515
6 Sales and service occupations 34,510
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 18,640
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 1,025
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 3,755
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 137,320
Industry - not applicable 3,600
All industries 133,720
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 465
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 275
22 Utilities 1,030
23 Construction 9,805
31-33 Manufacturing 7,330
41 Wholesale trade 5,180
44-45 Retail trade 15,230
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 6,455
51 Information and cultural industries 6,345
52 Finance and insurance 6,960
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 3,835
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 17,000
55 Management of companies and enterprises 390
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 5,670
61 Educational services 9,895
62 Health care and social assistance 14,725
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 2,605
72 Accommodation and food services 9,335
81 Other services (except public administration) 5,830
91 Public administration 5,360
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 124,155
Worked at home 36,340
Worked outside Canada 875
No fixed workplace address 16,145
Usual place of work 70,790
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 70,790
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 26,685
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 43,300
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 575
Commute to a different province or territory 220
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 86,940
Car, truck or van 61,745
Car, truck or van - as a driver 56,400
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 5,345
Public transit 18,735
Walked 4,090
Bicycle 790
Other method 1,575
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 86,940
Less than 15 minutes 14,165
15 to 29 minutes 30,030
30 to 44 minutes 27,530
45 to 59 minutes 8,830
60 minutes and over 6,385
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 146,375
English 125,485
French 110
Non-official language 5,085
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 5,085
English and French 780
English and non-official language(s) 14,310
French and non-official language(s) 10
English, French and non-official language(s) 135
Multiple non-official languages 465
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 146,375
Official languages 133,880
English 133,665
French 215
Non-official languages 9,030
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 235,295
Non-movers 135,210
Movers 100,080
Non-migrants 31,905
Migrants 68,180
Internal migrants 42,875
Intraprovincial migrants 35,750
Interprovincial migrants 7,120
External migrants 25,310
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