Demographics of Port Alberni, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

18,259

3.3%
Population, 2016: 17,678
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 19.66
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 928.9
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$42,800
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$38,240
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$75,900
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$67,800
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
46.7%
Unemployment rate
9.9%
Participation rate
51.9%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$421,200
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,045
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,025
Population
Population, 2021 18,259
Population, 2016 17,678
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 3.30%
Total private dwellings, 2021 8,919
Total private dwellings, 2016 8,567
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 4.10%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 8,451
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 8,119
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 4.10%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 20
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 929
National population rank, 2021 250
Province/territory population rank, 2021 40
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 17,960
Official languages 17,915
English 17,905
French 1,030
Non-official languages 1,875
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 15,385
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 14,980
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $42,800
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 14,980
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $38,240
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 12,620
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $35,600
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 8,755
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $39,400
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 13,585
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $14,120
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,735
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,580
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,695
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,230
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 15,385
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,535
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $56,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $61,200
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,855
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $19,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $28,600
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 70.00%
Employment income (%) 53.80%
Government transfers (%) 30.00%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.80%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.90%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 5.30%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 15,385
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 14,625
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $40,400
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 14,645
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $35,600
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 12,525
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $36,480
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 9,910
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $35,760
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 11,670
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $11,490
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,450
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,280
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 15,385
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,530
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $52,400
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $57,550
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,640
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $32,640
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 77.40%
Employment income (%) 60.00%
Government transfers (%) 22.70%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.50%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 8,450
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $75,900
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $67,800
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 2,980
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $41,960
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $37,640
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 5,465
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $94,400
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $84,200
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 5,135
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $93,700
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $83,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,465
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $85,600
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $75,900
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,540
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $122,600
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $108,100
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 990
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $66,600
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $62,300
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 3,960
Average total income in 2020 ($) $40,440
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $36,320
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 17,960
Canadian citizens 17,530
Canadian citizens aged under 18 3,065
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 14,470
Not Canadian citizens 430
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 8,450
Owner 5,820
Renter 2,635
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 8,450
Condominium 610
Not condominium 7,845
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 8,450
No bedrooms 65
1 bedroom 1,095
2 bedrooms 2,100
3 bedrooms 2,855
4 or more bedrooms 2,325
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 8,450
1 to 4 rooms 2,170
5 rooms 1,440
6 rooms 1,170
7 rooms 995
8 or more rooms 2,675
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 8,450
1960 or before 3,240
1961 to 1980 3,035
1981 to 1990 560
1991 to 2000 610
2001 to 2005 140
2006 to 2010 310
2011 to 2015 190
2016 to 2021 370
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 8,450
15 to 24 years 210
25 to 34 years 955
35 to 44 years 1,125
45 to 54 years 1,205
55 to 64 years 1,720
65 to 74 years 1,815
75 to 84 years 1,020
85 years and over 400
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 8,435
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 6,625
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 1,810
30% to less than 100% 1,680
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 5,825
% of owner households with a mortgage 55.30%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 12.80%
% in core housing need 5.10%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $870
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,045
Median value of dwellings ($) $400,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $421,200
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $950
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,025
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 15,385
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,190
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 11,195
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 8,920
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,855
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 7,065
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 15,385
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,425
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,905
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 7,050
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 5,320
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,895
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 745
Apprenticeship certificate 1,145
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,910
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 520
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,735
Bachelor's degree 1,200
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 150
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 35
Master's degree 310
Earned doctorate 35
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 8,920
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,450
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,770
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,695
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 3,440
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,090
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 440
Apprenticeship certificate 650
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,975
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 375
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,260
Bachelor's degree 865
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 95
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 25
Master's degree 245
Earned doctorate 30
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 15,380
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,330
Education 520
13. Education 520
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 160
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 35
50. Visual and performing arts 125
Humanities 240
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 30
23. English language and literature/letters 60
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 80
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 20
39. Theology and religious vocations 10
54. History 35
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 595
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 20
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 215
22. Legal professions and studies 45
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 10
42. Psychology 140
45. Social sciences 165
Business, management and public administration 1,055
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 175
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 875
Physical and life sciences and technologies 130
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 75
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 15
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 25
41. Science technologies/technicians 15
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 110
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 95
25. Library science 10
27. Mathematics and statistics 10
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 1,800
04. Architecture and related services 10
14. Engineering 95
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 290
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 550
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 585
48. Precision production 270
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 260
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 110
03. Natural resources and conservation 150
Health and related fields 1,475
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 45
51. Health professions and related programs 1,410
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 10
Personal, protective and transportation services 690
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 465
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 75
49. Transportation and materials moving 150
Other 10
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 8,925
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,220
Education 300
13. Education 300
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 105
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 90
Humanities 155
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 30
23. English language and literature/letters 40
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 50
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 15
39. Theology and religious vocations 0
54. History 15
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 475
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 15
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 170
22. Legal professions and studies 40
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 10
42. Psychology 110
45. Social sciences 130
Business, management and public administration 740
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 140
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 590
Physical and life sciences and technologies 85
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 55
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 10
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 10
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 75
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 65
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 1,035
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 75
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 140
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 335
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 315
48. Precision production 165
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 170
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 75
03. Natural resources and conservation 100
Health and related fields 1,080
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 35
51. Health professions and related programs 1,040
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 470
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 335
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 55
49. Transportation and materials moving 80
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 15,385
In the labour force 7,980
Employed 7,190
Unemployed 790
Not in the labour force 7,405
Participation rate 51.90%
Employment rate 46.70%
Unemployment rate 9.90%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 15,380
Did not work 7,565
Worked 7,815
Worked full year full time 3,645
Worked part year and/or part time 4,170
Average weeks worked in reference year 40
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 7,975
Class of worker - not applicable 265
All classes of workers 7,715
Employee 6,675
Permanent position 5,545
Temporary position 1,125
Fixed term (1 year or more) 330
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 790
Self-employed 1,045
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 7,975
Occupation - not applicable 265
All occupations 7,715
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 60
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 850
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 285
3 Health occupations 795
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 1,030
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 175
6 Sales and service occupations 2,165
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,620
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 345
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 390
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 7,975
Industry - not applicable 265
All industries 7,715
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 450
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 45
22 Utilities 25
23 Construction 695
31-33 Manufacturing 540
41 Wholesale trade 75
44-45 Retail trade 1,090
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 280
51 Information and cultural industries 90
52 Finance and insurance 160
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 70
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 255
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 350
61 Educational services 440
62 Health care and social assistance 1,490
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 150
72 Accommodation and food services 670
81 Other services (except public administration) 325
91 Public administration 500
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 7,190
Worked at home 665
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 1,385
Usual place of work 5,140
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 5,140
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 3,955
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 565
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 585
Commute to a different province or territory 40
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 6,520
Car, truck or van 5,805
Car, truck or van - as a driver 5,295
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 505
Public transit 140
Walked 370
Bicycle 60
Other method 150
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 6,520
Less than 15 minutes 4,465
15 to 29 minutes 990
30 to 44 minutes 365
45 to 59 minutes 205
60 minutes and over 505
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 8,530
English 8,360
French 10
Non-official language 20
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 20
English and French 65
English and non-official language(s) 75
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 0
Multiple non-official languages 0
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 8,530
Official languages 8,490
English 8,455
French 30
Non-official languages 35
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 17,250
Non-movers 9,365
Movers 7,885
Non-migrants 3,270
Migrants 4,610
Internal migrants 4,395
Intraprovincial migrants 3,730
Interprovincial migrants 660
External migrants 220
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