Demographics in White Rock, BC

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

What is the population of White Rock?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 21,935
Male population 9,970 45.4%
Female population 11,965 54.6%
Average age 53.3
Male population 45.4%
Female population 54.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,980 9.0%
15 to 24 1,625 7.4%
25 to 34 1,715 7.8%
35 to 44 1,945 8.9%
45 to 54 2,675 12.2%
55 to 64 3,810 17.4%
Over 65 8,185 37.3%
Under 14 9.0%
15 to 24 7.4%
25 to 34 7.8%
35 to 44 8.9%
45 to 54 12.2%
55 to 64 17.4%
Over 65 37.3%
There are 21,935 residents in White Rock, with an average age of 53.3. Males make up 45.4% of the population, while females account for 54.6%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in White Rock (8,185 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (3,810 people).

What is the marital status of White Rock residents?

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% of Total
Married 8,870 44.4%
Common law 1,600 8.0%
Single 4,320 21.6%
Separated 645 3.2%
Divorced 2,490 12.5%
Widowed 2,040 10.2%
Married 44.4%
Common law 8.0%
Single 21.6%
Separated 3.2%
Divorced 12.5%
Widowed 10.2%
A total of 4,320 people in White Rock have never been married (which represents 21.6% of the population). Wedded people in White Rock (8,870 locals) account for 44.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 1,600 people).

What are the employment statistics in White Rock?

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Unemployment rate 8.0%
% of Total
Management 295 3.0%
Business, finance and administration 1,925 19.6%
Natural and applied sciences 680 6.9%
Health 700 7.1%
Education, law, community and government services 1,340 13.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 520 5.3%
Sales and service 2,415 24.6%
Trades and transport 1,640 16.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 105 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 205 2.1%
Management 3.0%
Business, finance and administration 19.6%
Natural and applied sciences 6.9%
Health 7.1%
Education, law, community and government services 13.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 5.3%
Sales and service 24.6%
Trades and transport 16.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.1%
White Rock has an unemployment rate of 8%. Regarding the most common jobs in White Rock, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (2,415 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (1,925 individuals) and Trades and transport (1,640 individuals).

What language is most spoken in White Rock?

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% of Total
English 20,140 96.6%
French 270 1.3%
English and French 60 0.3%
Neither English nor French 380 1.8%
The majority of White Rock residents (that’s 96.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in White Rock?

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Median household income $73,000
Median after-tax household income $65,000
The median household income in White Rock is $73,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $65,000 per year.

How many households are there in White Rock?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 10,730
Owned households 6,955 64.8%
Rented households 3,775 35.2%
Owned households 64.8%
Rented households 35.2%

Household size

Average household size 1.9
% of Total
1 person 4,765 44.4%
2 person 3,805 35.4%
3 person 990 9.2%
4 person 740 6.9%
5 person 440 4.1%
1 person 44.4%
2 person 35.4%
3 person 9.2%
4 person 6.9%
5 person 4.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 840 7.8%
35 to 44 970 9.0%
45 to 54 1,580 14.7%
55 to 64 2,425 22.6%
Over 65 4,920 45.8%
Under 34 7.8%
35 to 44 9.0%
45 to 54 14.7%
55 to 64 22.6%
Over 65 45.8%
There is a total of 10,730 households in White Rock, 64.8% of which are owner-occupied and 35.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in White Rock is 1.9 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (4,765 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (3,805 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in White Rock, at 45.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in White Rock?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 325 3.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 650 6.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,125 10.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 2,110 19.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 2,045 19.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 1,625 15.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 1,170 10.9%
After 2011 1,695 15.8%
Before 1945 3.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 6.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 10.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 19.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 19.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 15.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 10.9%
After 2011 15.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 75 0.7%
1 bedroom 2,500 23.3%
2 bedrooms 4,685 43.7%
3 bedrooms 1,645 15.3%
4 or more bedroom 1,825 17.0%
No bedrooms 0.7%
1 bedroom 23.3%
2 bedrooms 43.7%
2 bedrooms 15.3%
4 or more bedroom 17.0%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 2,575 24.0%
Apartments 1,575 14.7%
Attached homes 6,575 61.3%
Movable homes 5 0.0%
Single-detached homes 24.0%
Apartments 14.7%
Attached homes 61.3%
Median home value $900,000
Average home value $1,142,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 8,310 77.4%
Major repairs 565 5.3%
Minor repairs 1,860 17.3%
Regular maintenance 77.4%
Minor repairs 17.3%
Major repairs 5.3%
Single-detached houses account for 24% of the residential buildings in White Rock. Apartments make up 14.7% of the White Rock housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $900,000 and the average figure sits at $1,142,000. Of all the properties in White Rock, 2 bedrooms units include 4,685 (the highest share) and 1 bedroom units have 2,500 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (77.4%) and minor repairs (17.3%).

What is the education level in White Rock?

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% of Total
No diploma 1,825 9.7%
High school diploma 5,675 30.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 1,490 8.0%
College diploma 3,450 18.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 770 4.1%
University degree 5,540 29.6%
No diploma 9.7%
High school diploma 30.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 8.0%
College diploma 18.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 4.1%
University degree 29.6%
Approximately 30.3% of the population in White Rock has a high school diploma (that’s 5,675 residents). White Rock locals holding a college diploma (3,450 people) account for 18.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 29.6% of them hold a university degree (5,540 people).

What is the average commute time in White Rock?

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Average commute time 28 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 5,630 83.4%
By public transit 385 5.7%
By bicycle/by walking 560 8.3%
By other methods 180 2.7%
By car, truck or van 83.4%
By public transit 5.7%
By bicycle/by walking 8.3%
By other methods 2.7%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 1,040 19.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 4,320 80.1%
Commute to a different province 35 0.6%
Commute within the same municipality 19.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 80.1%
Commute to a different province 0.6%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,840 27.2%
15 to 29 minutes 1,660 24.6%
30 to 44 minutes 1,880 27.8%
45 to 59 minutes 790 11.7%
More than 60 minutes 590 8.7%
Less than 15 minutes 27.2%
15 to 29 minutes 24.6%
30 to 44 minutes 27.8%
45 to 59 minutes 11.7%
More than 60 minutes 8.7%
Most employed people in White Rock (1,880 individuals) travel 30 to 44 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (1,840 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in White Rock is 28 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed White Rock 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.