Demographics in Richmond, BC

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

What is the population of Richmond?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 209,940
Male population 100,290 47.8%
Female population 109,650 52.2%
Average age 43.3
Male population 47.8%
Female population 52.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 27,935 13.3%
15 to 24 23,400 11.2%
25 to 34 30,575 14.6%
35 to 44 26,770 12.8%
45 to 54 28,015 13.3%
55 to 64 31,335 14.9%
Over 65 41,910 20.0%
Under 14 13.3%
15 to 24 11.2%
25 to 34 14.6%
35 to 44 12.8%
45 to 54 13.3%
55 to 64 14.9%
Over 65 20.0%
There are 209,940 residents in Richmond, with an average age of 43.3. Males make up 47.8% of the population, while females account for 52.2%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Richmond (41,910 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (31,335 people).

What is the marital status of Richmond residents?

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% of Total
Married 98,060 53.9%
Common law 8,930 4.9%
Single 51,525 28.3%
Separated 4,040 2.2%
Divorced 10,945 6.0%
Widowed 8,500 4.7%
Married 53.9%
Common law 4.9%
Single 28.3%
Separated 2.2%
Divorced 6.0%
Widowed 4.7%
A total of 51,525 people in Richmond have never been married (which represents 28.3% of the population). Wedded people in Richmond (98,060 locals) account for 53.9% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 4.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 8,930 people).

What are the employment statistics in Richmond?

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Unemployment rate 10.8%
% of Total
Management 1,195 1.1%
Business, finance and administration 23,010 21.9%
Natural and applied sciences 10,200 9.7%
Health 6,610 6.3%
Education, law, community and government services 10,615 10.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 4,055 3.9%
Sales and service 31,785 30.2%
Trades and transport 13,405 12.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,045 1.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 3,225 3.1%
Management 1.1%
Business, finance and administration 21.9%
Natural and applied sciences 9.7%
Health 6.3%
Education, law, community and government services 10.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.9%
Sales and service 30.2%
Trades and transport 12.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.1%
Richmond has an unemployment rate of 10.8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Richmond, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (31,785 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (23,010 individuals) and Trades and transport (13,405 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Richmond?

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% of Total
English 185,175 88.6%
French 1,070 0.5%
English and French 1,200 0.6%
Neither English nor French 21,585 10.3%
The majority of Richmond residents (that’s 88.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Richmond?

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Median household income $79,000
Median after-tax household income $71,000
The median household income in Richmond is $79,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $71,000 per year.

How many households are there in Richmond?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 81,075
Owned households 57,800 71.3%
Rented households 23,275 28.7%
Owned households 71.3%
Rented households 28.7%

Household size

Average household size 2.6
% of Total
1 person 20,340 25.1%
2 person 26,205 32.3%
3 person 15,145 18.7%
4 person 11,905 14.7%
5 person 7,485 9.2%
1 person 25.1%
2 person 32.3%
3 person 18.7%
4 person 14.7%
5 person 9.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 13,005 16.0%
35 to 44 12,520 15.4%
45 to 54 14,930 18.4%
55 to 64 17,415 21.5%
Over 65 23,210 28.6%
Under 34 16.0%
35 to 44 15.4%
45 to 54 18.4%
55 to 64 21.5%
Over 65 28.6%
There is a total of 81,075 households in Richmond, 71.3% of which are owner-occupied and 28.7% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Richmond is 2.6 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (26,205 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (20,340 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Richmond, at 28.6%.

What are the housing characteristics in Richmond?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 770 1.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 1,965 2.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 4,170 5.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 14,135 17.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 13,185 16.3%
Between 1991 and 2000 15,510 19.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 13,715 16.9%
After 2011 17,625 21.7%
Before 1945 1.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 2.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 5.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 16.3%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 16.9%
After 2011 21.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 745 0.9%
1 bedroom 13,425 16.6%
2 bedrooms 23,445 28.9%
3 bedrooms 21,895 27.0%
4 or more bedroom 21,570 26.6%
No bedrooms 0.9%
1 bedroom 16.6%
2 bedrooms 28.9%
2 bedrooms 27.0%
4 or more bedroom 26.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 24,435 30.1%
Apartments 15,475 19.1%
Attached homes 41,130 50.7%
Movable homes 45 0.1%
Single-detached homes 30.1%
Apartments 19.1%
Attached homes 50.7%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $990,000
Average home value $1,178,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 62,300 76.8%
Major repairs 3,975 4.9%
Minor repairs 14,810 18.3%
Regular maintenance 76.8%
Minor repairs 18.3%
Major repairs 4.9%
Single-detached houses account for 30.1% of the residential buildings in Richmond. Apartments make up 19.1% of the Richmond housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $990,000 and the average figure sits at $1,178,000. Of all the properties in Richmond, 2 bedrooms units include 23,445 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 21,895 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (76.8%) and minor repairs (18.3%).

What is the education level in Richmond?

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% of Total
No diploma 21,470 11.9%
High school diploma 51,785 28.7%
Apprenticeship diploma 7,125 4.0%
College diploma 24,940 13.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 8,700 4.8%
University degree 66,460 36.8%
No diploma 11.9%
High school diploma 28.7%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.0%
College diploma 13.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 4.8%
University degree 36.8%
Approximately 28.7% of the population in Richmond has a high school diploma (that’s 51,785 residents). Richmond locals holding a college diploma (24,940 people) account for 13.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 36.8% of them hold a university degree (66,460 people).

What is the average commute time in Richmond?

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Average commute time 25 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 55,485 79.0%
By public transit 9,185 13.1%
By bicycle/by walking 4,350 6.2%
By other methods 1,180 1.7%
By car, truck or van 79.0%
By public transit 13.1%
By bicycle/by walking 6.2%
By other methods 1.7%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 36,330 60.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 23,305 39.0%
Commute to a different province 165 0.3%
Commute within the same municipality 60.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 39.0%
Commute to a different province 0.3%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 17,170 24.5%
15 to 29 minutes 26,775 38.1%
30 to 44 minutes 16,890 24.1%
45 to 59 minutes 5,250 7.5%
More than 60 minutes 4,110 5.9%
Less than 15 minutes 24.5%
15 to 29 minutes 38.1%
30 to 44 minutes 24.1%
45 to 59 minutes 7.5%
More than 60 minutes 5.9%
Most employed people in Richmond (26,775 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (17,170 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Richmond is 25 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Richmond locals commute within the same municipality 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.

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