Demographics of Fernie, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

6,320

17.1%
Population, 2016: 5,396
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 15.11
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 418.3
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$62,900
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$51,950
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$121,500
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$100,300
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
65.2%
Unemployment rate
9.4%
Participation rate
71.9%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$643,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,494
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,284
Population
Population, 2021 6,320
Population, 2016 5,396
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 17.10%
Total private dwellings, 2021 3,256
Total private dwellings, 2016 3,162
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 3.00%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,597
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,278
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 14.00%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 15
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 418
National population rank, 2021 623
Province/territory population rank, 2021 83
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 6,180
Official languages 6,175
English 6,170
French 745
Non-official languages 825
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,090
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,015
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $62,900
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,015
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $51,950
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,785
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $57,850
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,010
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $57,500
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,735
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,330
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 525
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,320
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,390
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,820
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,095
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,785
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $86,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $88,700
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,785
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $22,400
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $34,200
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 87.80%
Employment income (%) 73.00%
Government transfers (%) 12.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 4.20%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.40%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,090
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,950
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $62,350
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,955
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $50,560
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,715
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $60,500
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,085
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $59,850
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,050
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,690
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 450
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,720
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,095
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,760
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $82,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $90,100
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,725
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $28,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $41,840
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 92.40%
Employment income (%) 79.20%
Government transfers (%) 7.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.00%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,600
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $121,500
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $100,300
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 665
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $64,400
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $54,400
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,935
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $141,200
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $116,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,760
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $139,800
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $114,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 890
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $119,200
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $99,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 720
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $176,800
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $140,800
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 130
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $82,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $71,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,245
Average total income in 2020 ($) $55,800
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $47,600
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 6,175
Canadian citizens 5,560
Canadian citizens aged under 18 1,210
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 4,350
Not Canadian citizens 615
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,600
Owner 1,875
Renter 720
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,600
Condominium 410
Not condominium 2,185
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,600
No bedrooms 20
1 bedroom 235
2 bedrooms 625
3 bedrooms 940
4 or more bedrooms 770
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,600
1 to 4 rooms 675
5 rooms 440
6 rooms 390
7 rooms 350
8 or more rooms 745
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,600
1960 or before 580
1961 to 1980 970
1981 to 1990 250
1991 to 2000 215
2001 to 2005 170
2006 to 2010 225
2011 to 2015 95
2016 to 2021 105
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,600
15 to 24 years 45
25 to 34 years 510
35 to 44 years 605
45 to 54 years 400
55 to 64 years 415
65 to 74 years 395
75 to 84 years 180
85 years and over 40
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,595
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 2,270
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 330
30% to less than 100% 305
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 1,880
% of owner households with a mortgage 58.20%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 8.00%
% in core housing need 2.40%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,290
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,494
Median value of dwellings ($) $645,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $643,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,100
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,284
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,090
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 500
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,595
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 3,615
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 145
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,470
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,090
No certificate, diploma or degree 450
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,370
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,280
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 560
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 105
Apprenticeship certificate 455
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 920
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 160
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,635
Bachelor's degree 1,175
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 105
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 45
Master's degree 295
Earned doctorate 15
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 3,615
No certificate, diploma or degree 115
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 845
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,650
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 450
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 90
Apprenticeship certificate 360
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 705
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 120
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,375
Bachelor's degree 1,010
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 75
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 30
Master's degree 240
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 5,095
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,815
Education 315
13. Education 315
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 100
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 100
Humanities 55
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 25
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 15
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 0
54. History 15
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 370
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 50
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 65
22. Legal professions and studies 45
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 15
42. Psychology 40
45. Social sciences 155
Business, management and public administration 575
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 35
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 540
Physical and life sciences and technologies 170
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 35
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 60
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 10
40. Physical sciences 65
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 60
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 45
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 15
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 870
04. Architecture and related services 50
14. Engineering 225
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 100
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 245
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 185
48. Precision production 60
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 165
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 55
03. Natural resources and conservation 110
Health and related fields 485
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 120
51. Health professions and related programs 345
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 25
Personal, protective and transportation services 115
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 55
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 30
49. Transportation and materials moving 30
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 3,615
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 960
Education 205
13. Education 205
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 95
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 95
Humanities 45
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 20
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 15
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 0
54. History 10
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 310
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 45
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 60
22. Legal professions and studies 45
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 15
42. Psychology 25
45. Social sciences 125
Business, management and public administration 475
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 25
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 450
Physical and life sciences and technologies 150
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 35
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 55
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 10
40. Physical sciences 45
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 55
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 40
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 10
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 730
04. Architecture and related services 50
14. Engineering 195
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 90
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 215
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 140
48. Precision production 40
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 135
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 40
03. Natural resources and conservation 95
Health and related fields 355
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 90
51. Health professions and related programs 250
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 10
Personal, protective and transportation services 100
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 50
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 20
49. Transportation and materials moving 30
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 5,090
In the labour force 3,660
Employed 3,320
Unemployed 345
Not in the labour force 1,430
Participation rate 71.90%
Employment rate 65.20%
Unemployment rate 9.40%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 5,095
Did not work 1,420
Worked 3,675
Worked full year full time 1,815
Worked part year and/or part time 1,860
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 3,665
Class of worker - not applicable 45
All classes of workers 3,620
Employee 3,040
Permanent position 2,545
Temporary position 500
Fixed term (1 year or more) 115
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 385
Self-employed 575
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 3,665
Occupation - not applicable 45
All occupations 3,620
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 30
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 505
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 335
3 Health occupations 250
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 305
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 100
6 Sales and service occupations 1,070
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 710
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 190
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 120
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 3,665
Industry - not applicable 45
All industries 3,620
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 55
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 620
22 Utilities 30
23 Construction 315
31-33 Manufacturing 155
41 Wholesale trade 65
44-45 Retail trade 415
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 30
51 Information and cultural industries 30
52 Finance and insurance 35
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 80
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 210
55 Management of companies and enterprises 65
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 115
61 Educational services 190
62 Health care and social assistance 335
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 160
72 Accommodation and food services 500
81 Other services (except public administration) 85
91 Public administration 115
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 3,315
Worked at home 525
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 500
Usual place of work 2,290
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 2,290
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 1,560
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 645
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 25
Commute to a different province or territory 55
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 2,790
Car, truck or van 2,180
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,930
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 255
Public transit 60
Walked 285
Bicycle 210
Other method 55
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 2,790
Less than 15 minutes 1,635
15 to 29 minutes 520
30 to 44 minutes 225
45 to 59 minutes 120
60 minutes and over 285
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 3,940
English 3,825
French 0
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 65
English and non-official language(s) 40
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 3,940
Official languages 3,940
English 3,920
French 15
Non-official languages 0
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 5,825
Non-movers 3,210
Movers 2,615
Non-migrants 800
Migrants 1,815
Internal migrants 1,540
Intraprovincial migrants 570
Interprovincial migrants 980
External migrants 270
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