Demographics in North Saanich, BC

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

What is the population of North Saanich?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 12,240
Male population 5,985 48.9%
Female population 6,255 51.1%
Average age 51.0
Male population 48.9%
Female population 51.1%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,395 11.4%
15 to 24 1,010 8.3%
25 to 34 825 6.8%
35 to 44 1,100 9.0%
45 to 54 1,405 11.5%
55 to 64 2,255 18.4%
Over 65 4,240 34.7%
Under 14 11.4%
15 to 24 8.3%
25 to 34 6.8%
35 to 44 9.0%
45 to 54 11.5%
55 to 64 18.4%
Over 65 34.7%
There are 12,240 residents in North Saanich, with an average age of 51.0. Males make up 48.9% of the population, while females account for 51.1%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in North Saanich (4,240 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (2,255 people).

What is the marital status of North Saanich residents?

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% of Total
Married 6,805 62.8%
Common law 1,000 9.2%
Single 1,840 17.0%
Separated 140 1.3%
Divorced 525 4.8%
Widowed 535 4.9%
Married 62.8%
Common law 9.2%
Single 17.0%
Separated 1.3%
Divorced 4.8%
Widowed 4.9%
A total of 1,840 people in North Saanich have never been married (which represents 17% of the population). Wedded people in North Saanich (6,805 locals) account for 62.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.2% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 1,000 people).

What are the employment statistics in North Saanich?

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Unemployment rate 5.9%
% of Total
Management 170 2.9%
Business, finance and administration 1,075 18.2%
Natural and applied sciences 480 8.1%
Health 460 7.8%
Education, law, community and government services 825 14.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 290 4.9%
Sales and service 1,300 22.0%
Trades and transport 1,005 17.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 210 3.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 100 1.7%
Management 2.9%
Business, finance and administration 18.2%
Natural and applied sciences 8.1%
Health 7.8%
Education, law, community and government services 14.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 4.9%
Sales and service 22.0%
Trades and transport 17.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 3.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 1.7%
North Saanich has an unemployment rate of 5.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in North Saanich, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (1,300 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (1,075 individuals) and Trades and transport (1,005 individuals).

What language is most spoken in North Saanich?

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% of Total
English 12,055 98.6%
French 125 1.0%
English and French 20 0.2%
Neither English nor French 20 0.2%
The majority of North Saanich residents (that’s 98.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in North Saanich?

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Median household income $121,000
Median after-tax household income $104,000
The median household income in North Saanich is $121,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $104,000 per year.

How many households are there in North Saanich?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 5,010
Owned households 4,405 87.9%
Rented households 605 12.1%
Owned households 87.9%
Rented households 12.1%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 945 18.9%
2 person 2,430 48.6%
3 person 665 13.3%
4 person 650 13.0%
5 person 315 6.3%
1 person 18.9%
2 person 48.6%
3 person 13.3%
4 person 13.0%
5 person 6.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 255 5.1%
35 to 44 480 9.6%
45 to 54 660 13.2%
55 to 64 1,190 23.8%
Over 65 2,420 48.4%
Under 34 5.1%
35 to 44 9.6%
45 to 54 13.2%
55 to 64 23.8%
Over 65 48.4%
There is a total of 5,010 households in North Saanich, 87.9% of which are owner-occupied and 12.1% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in North Saanich is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (2,430 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (945 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in North Saanich, at 48.4%.

What are the housing characteristics in North Saanich?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 295 5.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 290 5.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 405 8.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 1,120 22.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 1,285 25.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 670 13.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 385 7.7%
After 2011 570 11.4%
Before 1945 5.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 5.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 8.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 22.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 25.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 13.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 7.7%
After 2011 11.4%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 255 5.1%
2 bedrooms 855 17.1%
3 bedrooms 2,040 40.8%
4 or more bedroom 1,855 37.1%
1 bedroom 5.1%
2 bedrooms 17.1%
2 bedrooms 40.8%
4 or more bedroom 37.1%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 3,970 79.3%
Attached homes 1,030 20.6%
Movable homes 5 0.1%
Single-detached homes 79.3%
Attached homes 20.6%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $1,200,000
Average home value $1,322,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 3,710 74.0%
Major repairs 170 3.4%
Minor repairs 1,135 22.6%
Regular maintenance 74.0%
Minor repairs 22.6%
Major repairs 3.4%
Single-detached houses account for 79.3% of the residential buildings in North Saanich. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $1,200,000 and the average figure sits at $1,322,000. Of all the properties in North Saanich, 3 bedrooms units include 2,040 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 1,855 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (74%) and minor repairs (22.6%).

What is the education level in North Saanich?

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% of Total
No diploma 755 7.0%
High school diploma 2,725 25.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 995 9.2%
College diploma 2,095 19.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 365 3.4%
University degree 3,870 35.8%
No diploma 7.0%
High school diploma 25.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 9.2%
College diploma 19.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.4%
University degree 35.8%
Approximately 25.2% of the population in North Saanich has a high school diploma (that’s 2,725 residents). North Saanich locals holding a college diploma (2,095 people) account for 19.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 35.8% of them hold a university degree (3,870 people).

What is the average commute time in North Saanich?

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Average commute time 20 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 3,495 89.6%
By public transit 95 2.4%
By bicycle/by walking 205 5.3%
By other methods 105 2.7%
By car, truck or van 89.6%
By public transit 2.4%
By bicycle/by walking 5.3%
By other methods 2.7%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 900 27.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 2,385 72.0%
Commute to a different province 25 0.8%
Commute within the same municipality 27.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 72.0%
Commute to a different province 0.8%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,680 43.1%
15 to 29 minutes 1,120 28.7%
30 to 44 minutes 840 21.5%
45 to 59 minutes 175 4.5%
More than 60 minutes 85 2.2%
Less than 15 minutes 43.1%
15 to 29 minutes 28.7%
30 to 44 minutes 21.5%
45 to 59 minutes 4.5%
More than 60 minutes 2.2%
Most employed people in North Saanich (1,680 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (1,120 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in North Saanich is 20 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed North Saanich 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.