The Town of Sidney has a current population of 11,672 residents, with a growth rate of 4.4% since 2011. The community serves the Saanich Peninsula, which has a population of over 42,000.
As an attractive retirement and tourist destination, Sidney is characterized by a higher proportion of residents older than age 65 (41% 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 (49%).
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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
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