Demographics in Metchosin, BC

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

What is the population of Metchosin?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 5,065
Male population 2,635 52.0%
Female population 2,430 48.0%
Average age 46.6
Male population 52.0%
Female population 48.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 605 11.9%
15 to 24 580 11.4%
25 to 34 470 9.3%
35 to 44 545 10.8%
45 to 54 610 12.0%
55 to 64 940 18.5%
Over 65 1,320 26.0%
Under 14 11.9%
15 to 24 11.4%
25 to 34 9.3%
35 to 44 10.8%
45 to 54 12.0%
55 to 64 18.5%
Over 65 26.0%
There are 5,065 residents in Metchosin, with an average age of 46.6. Males make up 52% of the population, while females account for 48%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Metchosin (1,320 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (940 people).

What is the marital status of Metchosin residents?

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% of Total
Married 2,345 52.6%
Common law 470 10.5%
Single 1,120 25.1%
Separated 85 1.9%
Divorced 260 5.8%
Widowed 180 4.0%
Married 52.6%
Common law 10.5%
Single 25.1%
Separated 1.9%
Divorced 5.8%
Widowed 4.0%
A total of 1,120 people in Metchosin have never been married (which represents 25.1% of the population). Wedded people in Metchosin (2,345 locals) account for 52.6% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.5% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 470 people).

What are the employment statistics in Metchosin?

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Unemployment rate 5.5%
% of Total
Management 40 1.6%
Business, finance and administration 355 14.6%
Natural and applied sciences 185 7.6%
Health 195 8.0%
Education, law, community and government services 340 14.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 95 3.9%
Sales and service 485 20.0%
Trades and transport 560 23.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 145 6.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 30 1.2%
Management 1.6%
Business, finance and administration 14.6%
Natural and applied sciences 7.6%
Health 8.0%
Education, law, community and government services 14.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.9%
Sales and service 20.0%
Trades and transport 23.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 6.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 1.2%
Metchosin has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. Regarding the most common jobs in Metchosin, people working in Trades and transport account for the largest share of the local workforce (560 individuals), followed by those in Sales and service (485 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (355 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Metchosin?

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% of Total
English 4,905 98.8%
French 50 1.0%
English and French 5 0.1%
Neither English nor French 5 0.1%
The majority of Metchosin residents (that’s 98.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Metchosin?

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Median household income $104,000
Median after-tax household income $91,000
The median household income in Metchosin is $104,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $91,000 per year.

How many households are there in Metchosin?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 1,860
Owned households 1,525 82.0%
Rented households 335 18.0%
Owned households 82.0%
Rented households 18.0%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 370 20.0%
2 person 805 43.4%
3 person 270 14.6%
4 person 250 13.5%
5 person 160 8.6%
1 person 20.0%
2 person 43.4%
3 person 14.6%
4 person 13.5%
5 person 8.6%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 105 5.6%
35 to 44 265 14.2%
45 to 54 275 14.8%
55 to 64 485 26.0%
Over 65 735 39.4%
Under 34 5.6%
35 to 44 14.2%
45 to 54 14.8%
55 to 64 26.0%
Over 65 39.4%
There is a total of 1,860 households in Metchosin, 82% of which are owner-occupied and 18% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Metchosin is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (805 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (370 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Metchosin, at 39.4%.

What are the housing characteristics in Metchosin?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 110 5.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 145 7.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 160 8.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 495 26.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 400 21.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 260 14.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 150 8.1%
After 2011 135 7.3%
Before 1945 5.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 7.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 8.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 26.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 21.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 14.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 8.1%
After 2011 7.3%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 155 8.4%
2 bedrooms 335 18.1%
3 bedrooms 700 37.8%
4 or more bedroom 660 35.7%
1 bedroom 8.4%
2 bedrooms 18.1%
2 bedrooms 37.8%
4 or more bedroom 35.7%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,445 77.9%
Attached homes 380 20.5%
Movable homes 30 1.6%
Single-detached homes 77.9%
Attached homes 20.5%
Movable homes 1.6%
Median home value $1,000,000
Average home value $1,163,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 1,140 61.5%
Major repairs 115 6.2%
Minor repairs 600 32.4%
Regular maintenance 61.5%
Minor repairs 32.4%
Major repairs 6.2%
Single-detached houses account for 77.9% of the residential buildings in Metchosin. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $1,000,000 and the average figure sits at $1,163,000. Of all the properties in Metchosin, 3 bedrooms units include 700 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 660 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (61.5%) and minor repairs (32.4%).

What is the education level in Metchosin?

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% of Total
No diploma 545 13.2%
High school diploma 1,205 29.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 505 12.3%
College diploma 790 19.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 85 2.1%
University degree 985 23.9%
No diploma 13.2%
High school diploma 29.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 12.3%
College diploma 19.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.1%
University degree 23.9%
Approximately 29.3% of the population in Metchosin has a high school diploma (that’s 1,205 residents). Metchosin locals holding a college diploma (790 people) account for 19.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 23.9% of them hold a university degree (985 people).

What is the average commute time in Metchosin?

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Average commute time 28 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 1,505 90.7%
By public transit 40 2.4%
By bicycle/by walking 65 3.9%
By other methods 50 3.0%
By car, truck or van 90.7%
By public transit 2.4%
By bicycle/by walking 3.9%
By other methods 3.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 220 16.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 1,130 83.7%
Commute within the same municipality 16.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 83.7%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 280 16.8%
15 to 29 minutes 535 32.1%
30 to 44 minutes 550 33.0%
45 to 59 minutes 185 11.1%
More than 60 minutes 115 6.9%
Less than 15 minutes 16.8%
15 to 29 minutes 32.1%
30 to 44 minutes 33.0%
45 to 59 minutes 11.1%
More than 60 minutes 6.9%
Most employed people in Metchosin (550 individuals) travel 30 to 44 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (535 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Metchosin is 28 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Metchosin 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.