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Residential Population

The Town of Sidney has a current population of 11,672 residents, with a growth rate of 4.4% since 2011 and ambitious strategies to increase our population to 15,000 residents by 2025.

Our economy is bolstered by an average household income of $105,461, and an average income that is 24.5% higher than the Provincial average. (see Table 6: Trade Area Demographics, Income, Labour, Education from the Gap Analysis by Urbanics.) As an attractive retirement and tourist destination, Sidney is characterized by a higher proportion of residents older than age 65 (42% of the population) as compared to Victoria and the rest of the province, and a lower share of people between the ages of 15 and 64 (53%). There is a stated objective in place to densify the downtown and to diversify the demographics.

Sidney Population by Year


Sidney Population by Gender and Age


Capital Regional District Population by Gender and Age

CRD Demographics

Sidney Population by Marital Status


Sidney Population by Household Income


Labour Force

The local unemployment rate is among the best in the province, measuring at just 4.4 % in 2016. In turn, British Columbia's unemployment rate of 6% is the lowest in the country. The Town's diverse economy spreads jobs across many sectors, including health care, construction, professional services, retail, manufacturing and transportation. With an emphasis on further development of our fast growing technology and specialty manufacturing sector, the Town projects significant job growth in these areas.


Unemployment Rates


Labour Force by Industry



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