Demographics of Powell River, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

13,943

6%
Population, 2016: 13,157
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 28.91
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 482.4
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$45,200
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$39,520
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$82,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$72,000
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
47.2%
Unemployment rate
7.7%
Participation rate
51.1%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$502,800
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,100
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,074
Population
Population, 2021 13,943
Population, 2016 13,157
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 6.00%
Total private dwellings, 2021 6,718
Total private dwellings, 2016 6,354
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 5.70%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 6,402
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 6,078
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 5.30%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 29
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 482
National population rank, 2021 312
Province/territory population rank, 2021 48
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 13,635
Official languages 13,565
English 13,560
French 995
Non-official languages 1,585
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 11,890
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 11,600
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $45,200
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 11,630
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $39,520
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,120
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $38,240
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,900
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $40,400
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,175
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $13,520
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,180
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,740
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,615
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,130
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 11,895
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,575
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $59,200
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,000
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,295
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $19,200
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $27,760
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 73.80%
Employment income (%) 53.20%
Government transfers (%) 26.30%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.50%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.00%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.60%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 11,890
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 11,400
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $43,200
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 11,430
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $37,320
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 10,150
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $39,040
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 7,970
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $37,200
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 8,580
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $11,190
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 900
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,270
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 11,895
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,560
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $55,200
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $61,950
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,155
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $34,880
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 80.60%
Employment income (%) 60.20%
Government transfers (%) 19.50%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.10%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 6,385
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $82,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $72,000
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 2,180
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $44,120
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $39,040
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 4,210
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $101,800
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $89,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 4,030
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $100,700
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $87,800
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,150
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $88,200
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $77,800
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,270
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $133,600
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $114,200
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 530
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $69,600
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $63,600
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,875
Average total income in 2020 ($) $41,160
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $36,760
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 13,640
Canadian citizens 13,150
Canadian citizens aged under 18 2,095
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 11,050
Not Canadian citizens 485
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 6,385
Owner 4,820
Renter 1,570
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 6,385
Condominium 495
Not condominium 5,890
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 6,385
No bedrooms 40
1 bedroom 720
2 bedrooms 1,825
3 bedrooms 2,065
4 or more bedrooms 1,735
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 6,385
1 to 4 rooms 1,650
5 rooms 995
6 rooms 890
7 rooms 825
8 or more rooms 2,030
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 6,385
1960 or before 2,340
1961 to 1980 1,905
1981 to 1990 540
1991 to 2000 775
2001 to 2005 180
2006 to 2010 250
2011 to 2015 115
2016 to 2021 275
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 6,385
15 to 24 years 130
25 to 34 years 565
35 to 44 years 780
45 to 54 years 825
55 to 64 years 1,490
65 to 74 years 1,360
75 to 84 years 925
85 years and over 310
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 6,360
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 5,100
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 1,265
30% to less than 100% 1,165
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 4,795
% of owner households with a mortgage 51.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 13.80%
% in core housing need 5.40%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $810
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,100
Median value of dwellings ($) $452,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $502,800
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $960
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,074
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 11,890
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,355
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 9,535
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 6,740
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 920
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 5,825
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 11,890
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,010
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,655
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 6,225
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 4,350
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,505
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 555
Apprenticeship certificate 950
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,395
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 445
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,875
Bachelor's degree 1,155
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 160
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 75
Master's degree 395
Earned doctorate 95
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 6,745
No certificate, diploma or degree 725
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,960
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,065
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,815
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 975
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 360
Apprenticeship certificate 620
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,545
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 290
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,245
Bachelor's degree 805
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 85
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 55
Master's degree 255
Earned doctorate 55
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 11,890
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 5,670
Education 485
13. Education 485
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 260
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 30
50. Visual and performing arts 230
Humanities 315
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 40
23. English language and literature/letters 100
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 85
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 10
39. Theology and religious vocations 45
54. History 25
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 10
Social and behavioural sciences and law 570
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 25
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 25
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 110
22. Legal professions and studies 120
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 25
42. Psychology 105
45. Social sciences 170
Business, management and public administration 885
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 105
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 785
Physical and life sciences and technologies 160
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 85
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 35
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 35
41. Science technologies/technicians 15
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 160
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 100
25. Library science 25
27. Mathematics and statistics 25
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 1,440
04. Architecture and related services 25
14. Engineering 95
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 245
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 480
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 400
48. Precision production 200
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 225
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 125
03. Natural resources and conservation 100
Health and related fields 1,165
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 65
51. Health professions and related programs 1,095
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 565
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 375
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 10
43. Security and protective services 70
49. Transportation and materials moving 120
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 6,745
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,680
Education 220
13. Education 220
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 155
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 140
Humanities 215
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 30
23. English language and literature/letters 75
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 70
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 30
54. History 10
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 25
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 80
22. Legal professions and studies 90
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 10
42. Psychology 55
45. Social sciences 105
Business, management and public administration 575
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 70
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 510
Physical and life sciences and technologies 110
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 65
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 25
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 15
41. Science technologies/technicians 10
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 90
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 75
25. Library science 10
27. Mathematics and statistics 10
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 920
04. Architecture and related services 15
14. Engineering 75
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 135
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 315
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 240
48. Precision production 130
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 145
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 85
03. Natural resources and conservation 60
Health and related fields 825
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 45
51. Health professions and related programs 770
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 440
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 285
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 60
49. Transportation and materials moving 95
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 11,890
In the labour force 6,075
Employed 5,610
Unemployed 465
Not in the labour force 5,815
Participation rate 51.10%
Employment rate 47.20%
Unemployment rate 7.70%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 11,890
Did not work 5,760
Worked 6,135
Worked full year full time 2,635
Worked part year and/or part time 3,500
Average weeks worked in reference year 39
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 6,070
Class of worker - not applicable 85
All classes of workers 5,990
Employee 4,885
Permanent position 4,030
Temporary position 855
Fixed term (1 year or more) 185
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 665
Self-employed 1,105
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 6,070
Occupation - not applicable 85
All occupations 5,990
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 45
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 755
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 240
3 Health occupations 655
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 770
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 260
6 Sales and service occupations 1,610
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,195
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 225
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 230
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 6,070
Industry - not applicable 85
All industries 5,990
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 230
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 45
22 Utilities 45
23 Construction 560
31-33 Manufacturing 335
41 Wholesale trade 80
44-45 Retail trade 885
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 280
51 Information and cultural industries 80
52 Finance and insurance 140
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 115
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 315
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 200
61 Educational services 335
62 Health care and social assistance 1,125
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 190
72 Accommodation and food services 465
81 Other services (except public administration) 270
91 Public administration 280
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 5,610
Worked at home 670
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 1,040
Usual place of work 3,890
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 3,890
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 3,435
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 220
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 230
Commute to a different province or territory 10
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 4,930
Car, truck or van 4,295
Car, truck or van - as a driver 3,945
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 355
Public transit 100
Walked 335
Bicycle 105
Other method 100
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 4,930
Less than 15 minutes 3,535
15 to 29 minutes 880
30 to 44 minutes 280
45 to 59 minutes 80
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 6,780
English 6,615
French 15
Non-official language 15
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 15
English and French 55
English and non-official language(s) 70
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 6,780
Official languages 6,735
English 6,705
French 25
Non-official languages 20
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 13,155
Non-movers 7,940
Movers 5,210
Non-migrants 2,115
Migrants 3,100
Internal migrants 2,895
Intraprovincial migrants 2,500
Interprovincial migrants 395
External migrants 200
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