Demographics of Prince George, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

76,708

3.7%
Population, 2016: 74,003
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 316.74
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 242.2
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$55,150
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$46,960
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$104,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$89,100
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
60%
Unemployment rate
9.4%
Participation rate
66.3%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$404,800
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,330
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,084
Population
Population, 2021 76,708
Population, 2016 74,003
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 3.70%
Total private dwellings, 2021 33,643
Total private dwellings, 2016 32,098
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 4.80%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 31,793
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 30,236
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 5.10%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 317
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 242
National population rank, 2021 78
Province/territory population rank, 2021 18
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 75,160
Official languages 74,790
English 74,770
French 3,925
Non-official languages 10,615
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 62,285
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 60,355
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $55,150
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 60,370
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $46,960
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 53,690
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $51,550
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 44,920
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $52,550
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 49,850
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $11,240
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,875
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,870
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 15,280
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,230
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 62,290
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 21,655
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $68,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $74,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 17,465
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $23,200
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $34,320
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.20%
Employment income (%) 71.00%
Government transfers (%) 16.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.40%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 4.80%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.80%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 62,285
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 58,945
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $52,950
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 59,095
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,240
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 53,415
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $51,550
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 46,605
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $50,800
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 40,105
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $9,150
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,850
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,230
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 62,290
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 21,560
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $64,500
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $71,200
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 16,590
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $28,000
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $38,840
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 88.20%
Employment income (%) 75.80%
Government transfers (%) 11.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.40%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 31,790
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $104,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $89,100
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 9,395
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $52,450
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $45,200
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 22,395
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $126,600
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $107,600
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 20,850
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $125,300
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $106,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 8,250
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $113,800
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $96,300
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 8,015
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $157,800
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $132,400
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 3,705
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $79,600
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $71,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 14,475
Average total income in 2020 ($) $49,400
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $42,760
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 75,155
Canadian citizens 71,030
Canadian citizens aged under 18 15,045
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 55,990
Not Canadian citizens 4,130
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 31,790
Owner 21,665
Renter 10,130
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 31,790
Condominium 2,395
Not condominium 29,400
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 31,790
No bedrooms 225
1 bedroom 2,705
2 bedrooms 6,985
3 bedrooms 9,610
4 or more bedrooms 12,265
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 31,790
1 to 4 rooms 7,460
5 rooms 4,565
6 rooms 4,190
7 rooms 3,705
8 or more rooms 11,870
Average number of rooms per dwelling 7
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 31,790
1960 or before 3,340
1961 to 1980 16,270
1981 to 1990 3,505
1991 to 2000 4,390
2001 to 2005 885
2006 to 2010 1,120
2011 to 2015 845
2016 to 2021 1,435
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 31,790
15 to 24 years 1,430
25 to 34 years 5,455
35 to 44 years 5,490
45 to 54 years 5,610
55 to 64 years 6,070
65 to 74 years 4,645
75 to 84 years 2,425
85 years and over 670
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 31,705
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 26,720
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 4,990
30% to less than 100% 4,540
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 21,630
% of owner households with a mortgage 64.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 9.50%
% in core housing need 2.50%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,260
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,330
Median value of dwellings ($) $400,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $404,800
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,020
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,084
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 62,290
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 12,285
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 50,000
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 40,875
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 5,475
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 35,400
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 62,285
No certificate, diploma or degree 10,590
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 21,155
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 30,540
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 19,185
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 6,405
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 2,150
Apprenticeship certificate 4,250
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 11,380
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,405
Bachelor’s degree or higher 11,355
Bachelor's degree 7,610
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 690
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 370
Master's degree 2,305
Earned doctorate 380
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 40,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 4,495
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 13,100
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 23,280
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 13,925
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 4,540
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 1,505
Apprenticeship certificate 3,035
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 8,430
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 950
Bachelor’s degree or higher 9,355
Bachelor's degree 6,230
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 525
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 320
Master's degree 1,980
Earned doctorate 300
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 62,285
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 31,750
Education 2,005
13. Education 2,005
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 455
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 50
50. Visual and performing arts 410
Humanities 1,355
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 65
23. English language and literature/letters 345
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 350
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 45
38. Philosophy and religious studies 75
39. Theology and religious vocations 195
54. History 245
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 30
Social and behavioural sciences and law 2,495
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 50
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 145
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 495
22. Legal professions and studies 335
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 60
42. Psychology 500
45. Social sciences 915
Business, management and public administration 6,210
30.16 Accounting and computer science 10
44. Public administration and social service professions 775
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 5,425
Physical and life sciences and technologies 1,165
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 620
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 250
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 10
40. Physical sciences 235
41. Science technologies/technicians 50
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 775
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 635
25. Library science 55
27. Mathematics and statistics 65
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 15
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 7,630
04. Architecture and related services 60
14. Engineering 690
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 1,540
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 2,180
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 2,165
48. Precision production 1,000
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,300
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 165
03. Natural resources and conservation 1,135
Health and related fields 5,390
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 255
51. Health professions and related programs 5,000
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 10
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 130
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,750
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 1,075
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 210
49. Transportation and materials moving 465
Other 10
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 40,875
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 17,595
Education 1,355
13. Education 1,355
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 355
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 25
50. Visual and performing arts 335
Humanities 995
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 50
23. English language and literature/letters 260
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 265
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 30
38. Philosophy and religious studies 65
39. Theology and religious vocations 125
54. History 180
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 25
Social and behavioural sciences and law 2,020
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 50
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 115
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 400
22. Legal professions and studies 260
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 40
42. Psychology 410
45. Social sciences 740
Business, management and public administration 4,710
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 675
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 4,030
Physical and life sciences and technologies 950
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 525
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 185
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 10
40. Physical sciences 200
41. Science technologies/technicians 25
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 655
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 540
25. Library science 40
27. Mathematics and statistics 60
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 15
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 5,620
04. Architecture and related services 55
14. Engineering 570
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 1,175
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 1,600
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,525
48. Precision production 695
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,020
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 120
03. Natural resources and conservation 900
Health and related fields 4,245
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 185
51. Health professions and related programs 3,945
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 110
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,340
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 800
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 195
49. Transportation and materials moving 355
Other 10
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 62,285
In the labour force 41,275
Employed 37,395
Unemployed 3,885
Not in the labour force 21,010
Participation rate 66.30%
Employment rate 60.00%
Unemployment rate 9.40%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 62,285
Did not work 21,710
Worked 40,580
Worked full year full time 22,095
Worked part year and/or part time 18,480
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 41,275
Class of worker - not applicable 1,035
All classes of workers 40,245
Employee 36,200
Permanent position 30,675
Temporary position 5,530
Fixed term (1 year or more) 1,430
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 4,095
Self-employed 4,045
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 41,275
Occupation - not applicable 1,035
All occupations 40,245
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 325
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 5,895
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 2,525
3 Health occupations 3,425
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 5,330
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 735
6 Sales and service occupations 10,465
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 8,745
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 980
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 1,830
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 41,275
Industry - not applicable 1,035
All industries 40,245
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1,285
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 450
22 Utilities 335
23 Construction 3,475
31-33 Manufacturing 3,045
41 Wholesale trade 1,430
44-45 Retail trade 4,920
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 2,505
51 Information and cultural industries 530
52 Finance and insurance 930
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 545
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 1,920
55 Management of companies and enterprises 45
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 1,280
61 Educational services 3,185
62 Health care and social assistance 6,205
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 625
72 Accommodation and food services 2,965
81 Other services (except public administration) 1,905
91 Public administration 2,670
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 37,395
Worked at home 4,495
Worked outside Canada 30
No fixed workplace address 5,510
Usual place of work 27,365
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 27,365
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 26,100
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 510
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 635
Commute to a different province or territory 115
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 32,870
Car, truck or van 29,650
Car, truck or van - as a driver 27,510
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 2,140
Public transit 1,055
Walked 1,295
Bicycle 255
Other method 615
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 32,870
Less than 15 minutes 16,210
15 to 29 minutes 13,195
30 to 44 minutes 1,755
45 to 59 minutes 495
60 minutes and over 1,215
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 43,720
English 43,050
French 35
Non-official language 75
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 70
English and French 215
English and non-official language(s) 340
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 15
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 43,720
Official languages 43,555
English 43,490
French 65
Non-official languages 125
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 71,290
Non-movers 39,535
Movers 31,755
Non-migrants 18,390
Migrants 13,365
Internal migrants 11,090
Intraprovincial migrants 8,320
Interprovincial migrants 2,765
External migrants 2,275
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