Demographics in Lumby, BC

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Lumby?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 2,065
Male population 1,020 49.4%
Female population 1,045 50.6%
Average age 43.2
Male population 49.4%
Female population 50.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 390 19.0%
15 to 24 160 7.8%
25 to 34 270 13.1%
35 to 44 260 12.6%
45 to 54 190 9.2%
55 to 64 305 14.8%
Over 65 480 23.4%
Under 14 19.0%
15 to 24 7.8%
25 to 34 13.1%
35 to 44 12.6%
45 to 54 9.2%
55 to 64 14.8%
Over 65 23.4%
There are 2,065 residents in Lumby, with an average age of 43.2. Males make up 49.4% of the population, while females account for 50.6%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Lumby (480 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (390 people).

What is the marital status of Lumby residents?

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% of Total
Married 785 47.0%
Common law 250 15.0%
Single 325 19.5%
Separated 50 3.0%
Divorced 130 7.8%
Widowed 130 7.8%
Married 47.0%
Common law 15.0%
Single 19.5%
Separated 3.0%
Divorced 7.8%
Widowed 7.8%
A total of 325 people in Lumby have never been married (which represents 19.5% of the population). Wedded people in Lumby (785 locals) account for 47% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 15% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 250 people).

What are the employment statistics in Lumby?

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Unemployment rate 8.8%
% of Total
Business, finance and administration 105 11.8%
Natural and applied sciences 20 2.2%
Health 60 6.7%
Education, law, community and government services 85 9.6%
Sales and service 215 24.2%
Trades and transport 315 35.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 40 4.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 50 5.6%
Business, finance and administration 11.8%
Natural and applied sciences 2.2%
Health 6.7%
Education, law, community and government services 9.6%
Sales and service 24.2%
Trades and transport 35.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 4.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.6%
Lumby has an unemployment rate of 8.8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Lumby, people working in Trades and transport account for the largest share of the local workforce (315 individuals), followed by those in Sales and service (215 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (105 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Lumby?

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% of Total
English 2,000 99.3%
French 15 0.7%
The majority of Lumby residents (that’s 99.3%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Lumby?

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Median household income $77,000
Median after-tax household income $70,500
The median household income in Lumby is $77,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $70,500 per year.

How many households are there in Lumby?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 835
Owned households 700 83.8%
Rented households 135 16.2%
Owned households 83.8%
Rented households 16.2%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 230 27.7%
2 person 315 38.0%
3 person 115 13.9%
4 person 100 12.0%
5 person 70 8.4%
1 person 27.7%
2 person 38.0%
3 person 13.9%
4 person 12.0%
5 person 8.4%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 110 13.1%
35 to 44 145 17.3%
45 to 54 105 12.5%
55 to 64 190 22.6%
Over 65 290 34.5%
Under 34 13.1%
35 to 44 17.3%
45 to 54 12.5%
55 to 64 22.6%
Over 65 34.5%
There is a total of 835 households in Lumby, 83.8% of which are owner-occupied and 16.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Lumby is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (315 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (230 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Lumby, at 34.5%.

What are the housing characteristics in Lumby?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 60 7.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 90 10.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 70 8.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 130 15.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 80 9.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 220 26.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 125 15.0%
After 2011 60 7.2%
Before 1945 7.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 8.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 15.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 9.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 26.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 15.0%
After 2011 7.2%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 95 11.4%
2 bedrooms 185 22.3%
3 bedrooms 285 34.3%
4 or more bedroom 265 31.9%
1 bedroom 11.4%
2 bedrooms 22.3%
2 bedrooms 34.3%
4 or more bedroom 31.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 560 67.1%
Attached homes 220 26.4%
Movable homes 55 6.6%
Single-detached homes 67.1%
Attached homes 26.4%
Movable homes 6.6%
Median home value $448,000
Average home value $429,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 480 57.1%
Major repairs 70 8.3%
Minor repairs 290 34.5%
Regular maintenance 57.1%
Minor repairs 34.5%
Major repairs 8.3%
Single-detached houses account for 67.1% of the residential buildings in Lumby. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $448,000 and the average figure sits at $429,000. Of all the properties in Lumby, 3 bedrooms units include 285 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 265 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (57.1%) and minor repairs (34.5%).

What is the education level in Lumby?

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% of Total
No diploma 320 19.7%
High school diploma 555 34.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 240 14.8%
College diploma 345 21.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 50 3.1%
University degree 115 7.1%
No diploma 19.7%
High school diploma 34.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 14.8%
College diploma 21.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.1%
University degree 7.1%
Approximately 34.2% of the population in Lumby has a high school diploma (that’s 555 residents). Lumby locals holding a college diploma (345 people) account for 21.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 7.1% of them hold a university degree (115 people).

What is the average commute time in Lumby?

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Average commute time 26 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 650 86.7%
By public transit 20 2.7%
By bicycle/by walking 65 8.7%
By other methods 15 2.0%
By car, truck or van 86.7%
By public transit 2.7%
By bicycle/by walking 8.7%
By other methods 2.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 160 29.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 360 66.7%
Commute to a different province 20 3.7%
Commute within the same municipality 29.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 66.7%
Commute to a different province 3.7%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 225 29.8%
15 to 29 minutes 260 34.4%
30 to 44 minutes 125 16.6%
45 to 59 minutes 50 6.6%
More than 60 minutes 95 12.6%
Less than 15 minutes 29.8%
15 to 29 minutes 34.4%
30 to 44 minutes 16.6%
45 to 59 minutes 6.6%
More than 60 minutes 12.6%
Most employed people in Lumby (260 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (225 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Lumby is 26 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Lumby locals commute to another municipality within the same province to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.