Demographics in Victoria, BC

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

What is the population of Victoria?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 94,415 -0.2%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 85,795
Male population 40,575 47.3%
Female population 45,220 52.7%
Average age 44.5
Male population 47.3%
Female population 52.7%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 7,935 9.2%
15 to 24 9,335 10.9%
25 to 34 16,595 19.4%
35 to 44 11,275 13.1%
45 to 54 10,480 12.2%
55 to 64 12,110 14.1%
Over 65 18,050 21.0%
Under 14 9.2%
15 to 24 10.9%
25 to 34 19.4%
35 to 44 13.1%
45 to 54 12.2%
55 to 64 14.1%
Over 65 21.0%
There are 85,795 residents in Victoria, with an average age of 44.5. Males make up 47.3% of the population, while females account for 52.7%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Victoria (18,050 individuals), followed by those aged 25 to 34 (16,595 people).

What is the marital status of Victoria residents?

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% of Total
Married 24,315 31.2%
Common law 10,625 13.6%
Single 27,015 34.7%
Separated 2,655 3.4%
Divorced 8,550 11.0%
Widowed 4,695 6.0%
Married 31.2%
Common law 13.6%
Single 34.7%
Separated 3.4%
Divorced 11.0%
Widowed 6.0%
A total of 27,015 people in Victoria have never been married (which represents 34.7% of the population). Wedded people in Victoria (24,315 locals) account for 31.2% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 13.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 10,625 people).

What are the employment statistics in Victoria?

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Unemployment rate 6.0%
% of Total
Management 4,890 10.4%
Business, finance and administration 7,215 15.4%
Natural and applied sciences 3,890 8.3%
Health 3,785 8.1%
Education, law, community and government services 7,360 15.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2,355 5.0%
Sales and service 12,540 26.7%
Trades and transport 3,645 7.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 725 1.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 530 1.1%
Management 10.4%
Business, finance and administration 15.4%
Natural and applied sciences 8.3%
Health 8.1%
Education, law, community and government services 15.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 5.0%
Sales and service 26.7%
Trades and transport 7.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 1.1%
Victoria has an unemployment rate of 6%. Regarding the most common jobs in Victoria, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (12,540 individuals), followed by those in Education, law, community and government services (7,360 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (7,215 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Victoria?

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% of Total
English 80,565 97.0%
French 1,555 1.9%
English and French 260 0.3%
Neither English nor French 650 0.8%
The majority of Victoria residents (that’s 97%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Victoria?

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Median household income $53,126
Median after-tax household income $46,804
The median household income in Victoria is $53,126, while the median after-tax household income sits at $46,804 per year.

How many households are there in Victoria?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 45,765
Owned households 18,045 39.4%
Rented households 27,720 60.6%
Owned households 39.4%
Rented households 60.6%

Household size

Average household size 1.8
% of Total
1 person 22,170 48.4%
2 person 16,060 35.1%
3 person 4,180 9.1%
4 person 2,375 5.2%
5 person 975 2.1%
1 person 48.4%
2 person 35.1%
3 person 9.1%
4 person 5.2%
5 person 2.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 12,590 27.5%
35 to 44 6,830 14.9%
45 to 54 6,885 15.0%
55 to 64 8,040 17.6%
Over 65 11,420 25.0%
Under 34 27.5%
35 to 44 14.9%
45 to 54 15.0%
55 to 64 17.6%
Over 65 25.0%
There is a total of 45,765 households in Victoria, 39.4% of which are owner-occupied and 60.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Victoria is 1.8 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (22,170 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (16,060 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is under 34 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Victoria, at 27.5%.

What are the housing characteristics in Victoria?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 9,775 21.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 5,585 12.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 6,525 14.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 9,305 20.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 4,740 10.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 4,420 9.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 3,640 8.0%
After 2011 1,780 3.9%
Before 1945 21.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 12.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 20.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 10.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 9.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 8.0%
After 2011 3.9%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 1,640 3.6%
1 bedroom 17,680 38.6%
2 bedrooms 16,450 36.0%
3 bedrooms 6,285 13.7%
4 or more bedroom 3,705 8.1%
No bedrooms 3.6%
1 bedroom 38.6%
2 bedrooms 36.0%
2 bedrooms 13.7%
4 or more bedroom 8.1%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 6,545 14.3%
Apartments 8,195 17.9%
Attached homes 31,015 67.8%
Movable homes 5 0.0%
Single-detached homes 14.3%
Apartments 17.9%
Attached homes 67.8%
Median home value $501,002
Average home value $566,156

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 32,380 70.8%
Major repairs 2,900 6.3%
Minor repairs 10,475 22.9%
Regular maintenance 70.8%
Minor repairs 22.9%
Major repairs 6.3%
Single-detached houses account for 14.3% of the residential buildings in Victoria. Apartments make up 17.9% of the Victoria housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $501,002 and the average figure sits at $566,156. Of all the properties in Victoria, 1 bedroom units include 17,680 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 16,450 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70.8%) and minor repairs (22.9%).

What is the education level in Victoria?

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% of Total
No diploma 7,345 10.0%
High school diploma 19,150 26.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 4,815 6.5%
College diploma 13,225 17.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2,195 3.0%
University degree 27,015 36.6%
No diploma 10.0%
High school diploma 26.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.5%
College diploma 17.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.0%
University degree 36.6%
Approximately 26% of the population in Victoria has a high school diploma (that’s 19,150 residents). Victoria locals holding a college diploma (13,225 people) account for 17.9% of the resident pool. Additionally, 36.6% of them hold a university degree (27,015 people).

What is the average commute time in Victoria?

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Average commute time 20 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 20,780 48.3%
By public transit 6,150 14.3%
By bicycle/by walking 14,800 34.4%
By other methods 1,235 2.9%
By car, truck or van 48.3%
By public transit 14.3%
By bicycle/by walking 34.4%
By other methods 2.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 24,120 63.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 13,595 35.8%
Commute to a different province 265 0.7%
Commute within the same municipality 63.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 35.8%
Commute to a different province 0.7%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 15,020 35.0%
15 to 29 minutes 18,885 44.0%
30 to 44 minutes 6,420 14.9%
45 to 59 minutes 1,520 3.5%
More than 60 minutes 1,115 2.6%
Less than 15 minutes 35.0%
15 to 29 minutes 44.0%
30 to 44 minutes 14.9%
45 to 59 minutes 3.5%
More than 60 minutes 2.6%
Most employed people in Victoria (18,885 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (15,020 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Victoria is 20 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Victoria 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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