Demographics of Courtenay, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

28,420

10.8%
Population, 2016: 25,639
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 32.42
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 876.7
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$47,680
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$41,440
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$85,900
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$74,800
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
50.8%
Unemployment rate
8.5%
Participation rate
55.5%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$592,500
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,260
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,278
Population
Population, 2021 28,420
Population, 2016 25,639
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.80%
Total private dwellings, 2021 13,414
Total private dwellings, 2016 12,032
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 11.50%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 12,992
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 11,723
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.80%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 32
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 877
National population rank, 2021 163
Province/territory population rank, 2021 31
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 27,820
Official languages 27,685
English 27,680
French 2,480
Non-official languages 3,425
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 23,980
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 23,420
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $47,680
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 23,450
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,440
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 20,920
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,040
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 14,870
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,440
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 20,475
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $12,620
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,170
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,335
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,755
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,700
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 23,985
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,905
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $57,600
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,200
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,905
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $18,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $28,040
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 76.80%
Employment income (%) 55.20%
Government transfers (%) 23.10%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.80%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.50%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 23,980
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 23,080
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $45,120
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 23,115
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,960
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 21,025
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $41,080
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 16,325
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,800
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 17,280
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $10,280
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,735
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,385
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 23,985
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,870
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $53,200
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $61,050
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,655
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $33,800
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.00%
Employment income (%) 60.80%
Government transfers (%) 17.00%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.10%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 13,000
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $85,900
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $74,800
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 4,255
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $46,880
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $41,360
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 8,745
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $104,900
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $91,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 8,130
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $104,700
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $90,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 4,085
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $97,900
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $84,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,445
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $135,000
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $115,500
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,305
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $70,500
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $64,300
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 6,080
Average total income in 2020 ($) $43,760
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $38,840
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 27,820
Canadian citizens 26,490
Canadian citizens aged under 18 4,500
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 21,995
Not Canadian citizens 1,330
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 13,000
Owner 9,280
Renter 3,720
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 13,000
Condominium 2,775
Not condominium 10,230
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 13,000
No bedrooms 90
1 bedroom 1,110
2 bedrooms 4,525
3 bedrooms 5,120
4 or more bedrooms 2,155
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 13,000
1 to 4 rooms 3,750
5 rooms 2,625
6 rooms 2,340
7 rooms 1,550
8 or more rooms 2,730
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 13,000
1960 or before 1,155
1961 to 1980 2,765
1981 to 1990 1,635
1991 to 2000 3,135
2001 to 2005 1,050
2006 to 2010 1,250
2011 to 2015 720
2016 to 2021 1,295
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 13,000
15 to 24 years 320
25 to 34 years 1,500
35 to 44 years 1,840
45 to 54 years 1,815
55 to 64 years 2,580
65 to 74 years 2,700
75 to 84 years 1,650
85 years and over 585
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 12,985
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 9,915
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 3,065
30% to less than 100% 2,835
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 9,280
% of owner households with a mortgage 56.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 16.00%
% in core housing need 5.00%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,040
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,260
Median value of dwellings ($) $572,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $592,500
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,230
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,278
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 23,985
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,020
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 19,965
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 13,795
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,740
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 12,055
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 23,980
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,370
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 7,525
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 13,085
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 8,065
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,275
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 1,040
Apprenticeship certificate 1,240
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 5,040
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 745
Bachelor’s degree or higher 5,025
Bachelor's degree 3,240
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 445
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 115
Master's degree 1,100
Earned doctorate 130
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 13,795
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,400
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,115
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,275
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 4,955
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,410
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 675
Apprenticeship certificate 740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 3,085
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 465
Bachelor’s degree or higher 3,320
Bachelor's degree 2,190
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 275
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 90
Master's degree 730
Earned doctorate 40
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 23,980
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 10,895
Education 1,200
13. Education 1,200
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 470
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 20
50. Visual and performing arts 450
Humanities 575
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 40
23. English language and literature/letters 170
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 135
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 50
38. Philosophy and religious studies 45
39. Theology and religious vocations 30
54. History 95
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 20
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,145
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 15
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 105
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 205
22. Legal professions and studies 125
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 20
42. Psychology 205
45. Social sciences 465
Business, management and public administration 2,550
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 265
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 2,290
Physical and life sciences and technologies 520
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 240
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 90
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 150
41. Science technologies/technicians 35
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 300
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 225
25. Library science 30
27. Mathematics and statistics 40
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 2,390
04. Architecture and related services 45
14. Engineering 335
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 510
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 655
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 600
48. Precision production 250
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 480
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 255
03. Natural resources and conservation 225
Health and related fields 2,400
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 150
51. Health professions and related programs 2,230
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 25
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,065
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 690
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 25
43. Security and protective services 135
49. Transportation and materials moving 210
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 13,795
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 5,515
Education 550
13. Education 550
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 340
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 325
Humanities 355
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 30
23. English language and literature/letters 105
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 65
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 20
38. Philosophy and religious studies 40
39. Theology and religious vocations 15
54. History 55
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 20
Social and behavioural sciences and law 720
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 10
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 85
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 130
22. Legal professions and studies 75
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 15
42. Psychology 115
45. Social sciences 295
Business, management and public administration 1,665
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 200
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 1,465
Physical and life sciences and technologies 370
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 165
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 65
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 120
41. Science technologies/technicians 15
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 200
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 165
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 25
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 1,420
04. Architecture and related services 25
14. Engineering 230
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 290
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 420
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 330
48. Precision production 130
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 360
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 180
03. Natural resources and conservation 180
Health and related fields 1,595
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 105
51. Health professions and related programs 1,475
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 15
Personal, protective and transportation services 715
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 475
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 95
49. Transportation and materials moving 140
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 23,980
In the labour force 13,315
Employed 12,185
Unemployed 1,130
Not in the labour force 10,670
Participation rate 55.50%
Employment rate 50.80%
Unemployment rate 8.50%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 23,980
Did not work 10,500
Worked 13,485
Worked full year full time 6,120
Worked part year and/or part time 7,365
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 13,315
Class of worker - not applicable 265
All classes of workers 13,050
Employee 10,855
Permanent position 8,900
Temporary position 1,960
Fixed term (1 year or more) 635
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 1,320
Self-employed 2,195
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 13,315
Occupation - not applicable 265
All occupations 13,050
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 80
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 1,595
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 730
3 Health occupations 1,255
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 1,755
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 420
6 Sales and service occupations 4,245
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,210
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 430
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 325
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 13,315
Industry - not applicable 265
All industries 13,050
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 415
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 120
22 Utilities 35
23 Construction 1,170
31-33 Manufacturing 360
41 Wholesale trade 215
44-45 Retail trade 2,210
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 470
51 Information and cultural industries 155
52 Finance and insurance 340
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 185
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 805
55 Management of companies and enterprises 15
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 585
61 Educational services 840
62 Health care and social assistance 1,865
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 320
72 Accommodation and food services 1,235
81 Other services (except public administration) 565
91 Public administration 1,140
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 12,185
Worked at home 1,745
Worked outside Canada 15
No fixed workplace address 1,995
Usual place of work 8,435
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 8,440
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 5,305
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 2,100
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 945
Commute to a different province or territory 85
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 10,430
Car, truck or van 8,795
Car, truck or van - as a driver 8,040
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 750
Public transit 270
Walked 720
Bicycle 315
Other method 330
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 10,430
Less than 15 minutes 5,895
15 to 29 minutes 2,985
30 to 44 minutes 640
45 to 59 minutes 400
60 minutes and over 515
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 14,395
English 13,990
French 30
Non-official language 40
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 40
English and French 190
English and non-official language(s) 145
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 14,395
Official languages 14,290
English 14,230
French 55
Non-official languages 70
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 26,710
Non-movers 12,895
Movers 13,810
Non-migrants 3,965
Migrants 9,845
Internal migrants 9,120
Intraprovincial migrants 6,925
Interprovincial migrants 2,190
External migrants 730
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