Demographics of New Westminster, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

78,916

11.2%
Population, 2016: 70,996
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 15.62
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 5052.4
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$54,900
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$45,760
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$100,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$84,000
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
64%
Unemployment rate
8.3%
Participation rate
69.8%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$862,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,866
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,398
Population
Population, 2021 78,916
Population, 2016 70,996
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 11.20%
Total private dwellings, 2021 37,737
Total private dwellings, 2016 34,235
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.20%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 36,099
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 32,708
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.40%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 16
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 5,052
National population rank, 2021 77
Province/territory population rank, 2021 17
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 78,055
Official languages 75,760
English 75,740
French 5,530
Non-official languages 37,025
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 68,135
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 66,265
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $54,900
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 66,315
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $45,760
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 59,930
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $51,700
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 51,030
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $52,950
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 54,205
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,930
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,375
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,650
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 18,465
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,120
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 68,130
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 25,945
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $76,000
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 19,420
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $21,600
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $31,480
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 85.20%
Employment income (%) 74.20%
Government transfers (%) 14.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.60%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.60%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 68,135
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 64,110
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $52,450
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 64,275
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $43,640
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 59,040
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $51,900
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 51,870
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $51,900
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 41,210
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,230
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,965
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,260
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 68,130
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 25,735
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $61,200
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $71,000
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 18,290
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $29,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $38,480
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 91.20%
Employment income (%) 80.00%
Government transfers (%) 8.90%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.90%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 36,095
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $100,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $84,000
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 13,290
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $58,000
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $48,720
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 22,810
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $125,600
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $104,600
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 21,195
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $126,500
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $104,800
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 9,000
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $112,700
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $94,500
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 8,550
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $154,800
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $124,900
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,630
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $88,900
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $78,800
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 17,900
Average total income in 2020 ($) $53,450
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $45,320
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 78,060
Canadian citizens 65,700
Canadian citizens aged under 18 10,635
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 55,065
Not Canadian citizens 12,355
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 36,095
Owner 19,740
Renter 16,360
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 36,095
Condominium 16,735
Not condominium 19,365
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 36,095
No bedrooms 960
1 bedroom 12,280
2 bedrooms 13,415
3 bedrooms 4,970
4 or more bedrooms 4,470
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 36,095
1 to 4 rooms 22,670
5 rooms 4,740
6 rooms 2,510
7 rooms 1,910
8 or more rooms 4,265
Average number of rooms per dwelling 5
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 36,095
1960 or before 6,715
1961 to 1980 8,100
1981 to 1990 4,395
1991 to 2000 5,325
2001 to 2005 1,460
2006 to 2010 3,605
2011 to 2015 2,410
2016 to 2021 4,090
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 36,095
15 to 24 years 950
25 to 34 years 6,785
35 to 44 years 7,190
45 to 54 years 6,470
55 to 64 years 6,715
65 to 74 years 4,760
75 to 84 years 2,300
85 years and over 925
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 35,975
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 25,350
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 10,630
30% to less than 100% 9,530
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 19,740
% of owner households with a mortgage 65.30%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 24.00%
% in core housing need 11.70%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,700
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,866
Median value of dwellings ($) $700,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $862,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,350
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,398
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 68,135
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 8,210
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 59,925
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 48,635
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,705
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 44,930
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 68,130
No certificate, diploma or degree 7,100
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 17,960
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 43,070
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 19,185
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 4,375
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 2,095
Apprenticeship certificate 2,285
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 12,080
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,725
Bachelor’s degree or higher 23,890
Bachelor's degree 15,815
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,820
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 415
Master's degree 5,090
Earned doctorate 745
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 48,635
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,010
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10,645
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 34,975
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 14,465
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,995
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 1,400
Apprenticeship certificate 1,595
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 9,435
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,035
Bachelor’s degree or higher 20,510
Bachelor's degree 13,605
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,535
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 345
Master's degree 4,445
Earned doctorate 575
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 68,130
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 25,060
Education 2,570
13. Education 2,570
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,495
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 425
50. Visual and performing arts 2,070
Humanities 2,465
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 380
23. English language and literature/letters 750
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 580
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 55
38. Philosophy and religious studies 185
39. Theology and religious vocations 135
54. History 305
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 75
Social and behavioural sciences and law 5,695
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 80
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 775
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 660
22. Legal professions and studies 850
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 170
42. Psychology 1,015
45. Social sciences 2,155
Business, management and public administration 9,185
30.16 Accounting and computer science 20
44. Public administration and social service professions 455
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 8,715
Physical and life sciences and technologies 1,845
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 855
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 375
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 40
40. Physical sciences 530
41. Science technologies/technicians 45
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 2,635
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 2,235
25. Library science 130
27. Mathematics and statistics 245
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 25
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 7,670
04. Architecture and related services 420
14. Engineering 2,825
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 1,445
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 1,440
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,030
48. Precision production 515
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 710
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 415
03. Natural resources and conservation 295
Health and related fields 5,850
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 450
51. Health professions and related programs 5,265
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 130
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,945
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 1,315
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 280
49. Transportation and materials moving 350
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 48,630
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 13,660
Education 1,845
13. Education 1,845
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,035
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 330
50. Visual and performing arts 1,705
Humanities 1,975
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 305
23. English language and literature/letters 635
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 460
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 35
38. Philosophy and religious studies 140
39. Theology and religious vocations 90
54. History 240
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 60
Social and behavioural sciences and law 4,860
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 75
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 690
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 525
22. Legal professions and studies 750
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 150
42. Psychology 850
45. Social sciences 1,835
Business, management and public administration 7,635
30.16 Accounting and computer science 15
44. Public administration and social service professions 335
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 7,290
Physical and life sciences and technologies 1,420
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 720
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 255
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 40
40. Physical sciences 380
41. Science technologies/technicians 25
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 2,365
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 2,060
25. Library science 100
27. Mathematics and statistics 190
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 15
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 6,055
04. Architecture and related services 350
14. Engineering 2,480
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 1,080
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 1,095
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 710
48. Precision production 345
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 565
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 320
03. Natural resources and conservation 240
Health and related fields 4,745
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 365
51. Health professions and related programs 4,270
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 105
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,475
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 1,000
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 205
49. Transportation and materials moving 270
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 68,130
In the labour force 47,565
Employed 43,600
Unemployed 3,965
Not in the labour force 20,565
Participation rate 69.80%
Employment rate 64.00%
Unemployment rate 8.30%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 68,130
Did not work 21,045
Worked 47,085
Worked full year full time 26,490
Worked part year and/or part time 20,605
Average weeks worked in reference year 42
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 47,565
Class of worker - not applicable 955
All classes of workers 46,610
Employee 40,890
Permanent position 34,960
Temporary position 5,925
Fixed term (1 year or more) 2,205
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 3,720
Self-employed 5,720
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 47,565
Occupation - not applicable 955
All occupations 46,610
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 375
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 9,205
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 5,205
3 Health occupations 3,500
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 5,450
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 2,550
6 Sales and service occupations 11,050
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 7,485
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 435
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 1,360
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 47,565
Industry - not applicable 955
All industries 46,610
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 185
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 105
22 Utilities 370
23 Construction 3,785
31-33 Manufacturing 2,880
41 Wholesale trade 1,765
44-45 Retail trade 4,795
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 2,960
51 Information and cultural industries 2,290
52 Finance and insurance 1,890
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 835
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 5,115
55 Management of companies and enterprises 120
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 2,090
61 Educational services 3,425
62 Health care and social assistance 5,820
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,010
72 Accommodation and food services 2,635
81 Other services (except public administration) 2,045
91 Public administration 2,490
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 43,600
Worked at home 11,460
Worked outside Canada 165
No fixed workplace address 5,440
Usual place of work 26,540
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 26,540
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 5,940
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 20,335
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 205
Commute to a different province or territory 65
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 31,975
Car, truck or van 21,830
Car, truck or van - as a driver 20,240
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 1,590
Public transit 7,180
Walked 2,015
Bicycle 300
Other method 650
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 31,975
Less than 15 minutes 5,340
15 to 29 minutes 10,650
30 to 44 minutes 9,160
45 to 59 minutes 4,105
60 minutes and over 2,720
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 50,370
English 46,160
French 45
Non-official language 750
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 750
English and French 505
English and non-official language(s) 2,755
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 85
Multiple non-official languages 65
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 50,370
Official languages 48,460
English 48,335
French 125
Non-official languages 1,360
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 74,360
Non-movers 39,160
Movers 35,195
Non-migrants 8,430
Migrants 26,765
Internal migrants 20,000
Intraprovincial migrants 17,345
Interprovincial migrants 2,650
External migrants 6,770
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