Demographics of Smithers, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

5,378

-0.4%
Population, 2016: 5,401
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 15.26
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 352.4
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$54,150
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$46,880
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$97,800
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$84,700
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
66.5%
Unemployment rate
6%
Participation rate
70.6%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$406,800
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,177
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,054
Population
Population, 2021 5,378
Population, 2016 5,401
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -0.40%
Total private dwellings, 2021 2,411
Total private dwellings, 2016 2,389
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 0.90%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,313
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,291
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 1.00%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 15
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 352
National population rank, 2021 699
Province/territory population rank, 2021 93
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 5,260
Official languages 5,255
English 5,255
French 335
Non-official languages 865
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,285
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,175
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $54,150
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,175
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $46,880
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,855
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $49,080
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,225
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $49,400
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,380
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,920
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 430
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,880
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 985
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,040
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,285
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,465
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $69,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $72,300
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,425
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $23,600
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $32,560
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.80%
Employment income (%) 70.40%
Government transfers (%) 16.30%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.30%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 4.50%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.50%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,285
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,090
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $51,350
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,090
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,040
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,795
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $48,840
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,290
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $47,320
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 2,780
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $8,910
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 355
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,600
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,285
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,460
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $62,800
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,330
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $27,400
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $35,960
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 88.20%
Employment income (%) 74.20%
Government transfers (%) 11.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.10%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,315
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $97,800
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $84,700
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 780
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $54,600
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $47,600
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,530
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $119,800
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $103,500
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,440
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $119,900
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $103,500
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 580
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $111,600
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $95,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 575
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $144,500
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $124,000
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 235
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $80,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $73,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,035
Average total income in 2020 ($) $51,400
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $44,900
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 5,260
Canadian citizens 4,925
Canadian citizens aged under 18 1,105
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 3,815
Not Canadian citizens 340
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,315
Owner 1,630
Renter 680
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,315
Condominium 210
Not condominium 2,105
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,315
No bedrooms 35
1 bedroom 255
2 bedrooms 570
3 bedrooms 695
4 or more bedrooms 765
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,315
1 to 4 rooms 665
5 rooms 355
6 rooms 285
7 rooms 330
8 or more rooms 680
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,315
1960 or before 355
1961 to 1980 840
1981 to 1990 420
1991 to 2000 355
2001 to 2005 40
2006 to 2010 100
2011 to 2015 110
2016 to 2021 95
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,315
15 to 24 years 55
25 to 34 years 445
35 to 44 years 375
45 to 54 years 440
55 to 64 years 380
65 to 74 years 305
75 to 84 years 215
85 years and over 100
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,315
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 2,030
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 285
30% to less than 100% 260
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 1,635
% of owner households with a mortgage 55.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 7.30%
% in core housing need 1.50%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $950
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,177
Median value of dwellings ($) $400,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $406,800
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,000
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,054
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,285
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 790
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,500
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,795
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 280
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,515
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,280
No certificate, diploma or degree 700
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,350
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,235
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,245
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 370
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 135
Apprenticeship certificate 235
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 765
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 110
Bachelor’s degree or higher 990
Bachelor's degree 660
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 85
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 15
Master's degree 230
Earned doctorate 10
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,795
No certificate, diploma or degree 235
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 840
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,720
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 870
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 235
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 85
Apprenticeship certificate 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 565
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 65
Bachelor’s degree or higher 850
Bachelor's degree 570
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 70
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 10
Master's degree 190
Earned doctorate 10
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 4,280
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,045
Education 235
13. Education 235
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 65
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 50
Humanities 90
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 30
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 0
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 10
39. Theology and religious vocations 15
54. History 30
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 225
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 15
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 50
22. Legal professions and studies 25
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 55
45. Social sciences 85
Business, management and public administration 355
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 25
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 325
Physical and life sciences and technologies 120
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 70
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 25
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 20
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 35
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 15
25. Library science 15
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 445
04. Architecture and related services 15
14. Engineering 50
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 75
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 140
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 130
48. Precision production 45
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 210
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 25
03. Natural resources and conservation 180
Health and related fields 335
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 50
51. Health professions and related programs 290
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 125
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 65
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 15
49. Transportation and materials moving 40
Other 0
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 2,795
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,075
Education 175
13. Education 175
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 50
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 10
50. Visual and performing arts 45
Humanities 70
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 15
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 0
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 10
54. History 30
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 190
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 10
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 40
22. Legal professions and studies 25
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 40
45. Social sciences 75
Business, management and public administration 265
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 25
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 240
Physical and life sciences and technologies 90
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 55
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 15
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 15
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 30
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 15
25. Library science 15
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 310
04. Architecture and related services 15
14. Engineering 50
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 45
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 115
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 65
48. Precision production 25
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 170
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 20
03. Natural resources and conservation 150
Health and related fields 260
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 40
51. Health professions and related programs 220
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 100
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 60
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 0
49. Transportation and materials moving 35
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 4,280
In the labour force 3,020
Employed 2,845
Unemployed 180
Not in the labour force 1,260
Participation rate 70.60%
Employment rate 66.50%
Unemployment rate 6.00%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 4,280
Did not work 1,305
Worked 2,975
Worked full year full time 1,515
Worked part year and/or part time 1,465
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 3,025
Class of worker - not applicable 55
All classes of workers 2,970
Employee 2,595
Permanent position 2,070
Temporary position 530
Fixed term (1 year or more) 155
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 375
Self-employed 370
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 3,025
Occupation - not applicable 55
All occupations 2,970
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 20
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 410
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 225
3 Health occupations 225
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 435
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 90
6 Sales and service occupations 800
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 595
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 85
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 75
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 3,025
Industry - not applicable 55
All industries 2,970
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 90
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 115
22 Utilities 15
23 Construction 215
31-33 Manufacturing 145
41 Wholesale trade 80
44-45 Retail trade 430
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 215
51 Information and cultural industries 35
52 Finance and insurance 70
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 10
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 190
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 70
61 Educational services 200
62 Health care and social assistance 385
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 75
72 Accommodation and food services 220
81 Other services (except public administration) 120
91 Public administration 280
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 2,845
Worked at home 380
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 295
Usual place of work 2,160
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 2,160
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 1,800
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 290
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 65
Commute to a different province or territory 0
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 2,460
Car, truck or van 1,760
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,640
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 115
Public transit 25
Walked 485
Bicycle 155
Other method 35
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 2,460
Less than 15 minutes 1,940
15 to 29 minutes 330
30 to 44 minutes 80
45 to 59 minutes 25
60 minutes and over 85
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 3,190
English 3,145
French 10
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 10
English and non-official language(s) 15
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 10
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 3,190
Official languages 3,180
English 3,165
French 15
Non-official languages 0
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 4,885
Non-movers 2,660
Movers 2,225
Non-migrants 645
Migrants 1,580
Internal migrants 1,360
Intraprovincial migrants 1,080
Interprovincial migrants 280
External migrants 220
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