Demographics of Merritt, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

7,051

-1.2%
Population, 2016: 7,139
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 26.04
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 270.7
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$45,240
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$40,080
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$84,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$74,500
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
46.6%
Unemployment rate
9.4%
Participation rate
51.3%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$405,200
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,065
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,038
Population
Population, 2021 7,051
Population, 2016 7,139
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -1.20%
Total private dwellings, 2021 3,149
Total private dwellings, 2016 3,176
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -0.90%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,975
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,983
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -0.30%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 26
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 271
National population rank, 2021 581
Province/territory population rank, 2021 79
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 6,740
Official languages 6,695
English 6,695
French 395
Non-official languages 790
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,680
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,525
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $45,240
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,525
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $40,080
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,730
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $39,160
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,480
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $42,080
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,765
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $13,580
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 595
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $5,940
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,175
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,400
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,675
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,435
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $62,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $65,500
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,490
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $19,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $28,120
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 74.20%
Employment income (%) 58.50%
Government transfers (%) 25.90%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.40%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.40%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.90%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,680
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,360
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $43,680
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,370
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $37,920
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,720
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $39,600
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,610
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $41,720
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,130
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $11,480
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 575
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,640
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,675
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,395
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $61,600
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $63,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,355
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $26,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $33,520
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 79.80%
Employment income (%) 64.40%
Government transfers (%) 20.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.60%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,975
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $84,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $74,500
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 940
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $42,400
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $37,500
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 2,035
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $103,300
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $91,600
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,940
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $102,800
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $91,100
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 885
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $88,400
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $78,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 680
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $136,400
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $119,600
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 300
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $68,500
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $64,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,230
Average total income in 2020 ($) $40,900
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $36,200
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 6,740
Canadian citizens 6,540
Canadian citizens aged under 18 1,285
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 5,250
Not Canadian citizens 200
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,975
Owner 2,180
Renter 800
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,975
Condominium 245
Not condominium 2,735
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,975
No bedrooms 0
1 bedroom 220
2 bedrooms 815
3 bedrooms 1,070
4 or more bedrooms 860
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,975
1 to 4 rooms 650
5 rooms 560
6 rooms 480
7 rooms 425
8 or more rooms 865
Average number of rooms per dwelling 7
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,975
1960 or before 530
1961 to 1980 1,235
1981 to 1990 360
1991 to 2000 440
2001 to 2005 45
2006 to 2010 165
2011 to 2015 80
2016 to 2021 115
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,975
15 to 24 years 60
25 to 34 years 300
35 to 44 years 425
45 to 54 years 465
55 to 64 years 600
65 to 74 years 585
75 to 84 years 440
85 years and over 100
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,965
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 2,450
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 520
30% to less than 100% 480
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 2,175
% of owner households with a mortgage 53.80%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 9.70%
% in core housing need 3.30%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $900
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,065
Median value of dwellings ($) $400,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $405,200
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $990
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,038
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,680
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,470
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,210
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 3,220
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 505
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,715
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,680
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,255
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,800
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,625
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,875
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 575
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 195
Apprenticeship certificate 380
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,100
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 205
Bachelor’s degree or higher 750
Bachelor's degree 440
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 85
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 15
Master's degree 190
Earned doctorate 15
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 3,225
No certificate, diploma or degree 410
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,020
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,790
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,205
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 325
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 115
Apprenticeship certificate 215
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 735
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 140
Bachelor’s degree or higher 585
Bachelor's degree 355
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 65
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 15
Master's degree 155
Earned doctorate 0
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 5,680
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,050
Education 295
13. Education 295
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 40
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 35
Humanities 85
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 20
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 15
54. History 10
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 175
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 10
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 50
22. Legal professions and studies 20
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 20
45. Social sciences 65
Business, management and public administration 535
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 110
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 425
Physical and life sciences and technologies 50
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 20
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 10
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 15
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 75
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 50
25. Library science 20
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 575
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 25
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 85
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 160
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 180
48. Precision production 120
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 155
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 35
03. Natural resources and conservation 115
Health and related fields 455
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 10
51. Health professions and related programs 445
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 200
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 120
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 40
49. Transportation and materials moving 45
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 3,220
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,430
Education 165
13. Education 165
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 25
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 25
Humanities 65
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 15
54. History 0
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 155
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 10
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 50
22. Legal professions and studies 20
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 20
45. Social sciences 60
Business, management and public administration 360
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 90
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 270
Physical and life sciences and technologies 40
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 20
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 15
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 0
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 60
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 40
25. Library science 20
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 335
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 25
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 45
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 110
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 95
48. Precision production 65
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 120
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 35
03. Natural resources and conservation 85
Health and related fields 320
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 0
51. Health professions and related programs 320
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 140
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 80
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
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 5,680
In the labour force 2,915
Employed 2,645
Unemployed 275
Not in the labour force 2,765
Participation rate 51.30%
Employment rate 46.60%
Unemployment rate 9.40%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 5,680
Did not work 2,645
Worked 3,035
Worked full year full time 1,465
Worked part year and/or part time 1,565
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 2,920
Class of worker - not applicable 60
All classes of workers 2,860
Employee 2,545
Permanent position 2,050
Temporary position 490
Fixed term (1 year or more) 135
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 360
Self-employed 315
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 2,920
Occupation - not applicable 60
All occupations 2,860
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 10
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 320
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 100
3 Health occupations 220
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 445
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 75
6 Sales and service occupations 805
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 600
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 155
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 2,920
Industry - not applicable 60
All industries 2,860
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 140
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 120
22 Utilities 25
23 Construction 245
31-33 Manufacturing 160
41 Wholesale trade 25
44-45 Retail trade 335
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 125
51 Information and cultural industries 25
52 Finance and insurance 35
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 30
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 70
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 115
61 Educational services 290
62 Health care and social assistance 385
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 55
72 Accommodation and food services 290
81 Other services (except public administration) 120
91 Public administration 255
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 2,645
Worked at home 255
Worked outside Canada 10
No fixed workplace address 390
Usual place of work 1,995
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 1,990
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 1,655
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 260
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 75
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 2,380
Car, truck or van 2,090
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,930
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 155
Public transit 15
Walked 215
Bicycle 30
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 2,380
Less than 15 minutes 1,690
15 to 29 minutes 350
30 to 44 minutes 80
45 to 59 minutes 105
60 minutes and over 150
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 3,330
English 3,285
French 0
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 10
English and non-official language(s) 30
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 3,330
Official languages 3,325
English 3,325
French 0
Non-official languages 0
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 6,455
Non-movers 3,340
Movers 3,115
Non-migrants 1,445
Migrants 1,670
Internal migrants 1,575
Intraprovincial migrants 1,415
Interprovincial migrants 155
External migrants 95
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