Sunshine Coast Economic Development - British Columbia, Canada

People & Employment

People & Employment

Population

Demographics/Census Profile

POPULATION

The Town of Gibsons is a compact municipality of just over 4 square kilometres and 4,500 residents, and the commercial and services centre for over 13,000 people in the town and its adjacent rural areas of the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

As of the 2011 Canada Census, the median age on the Sunshine Coast was 51.6; significantly higher than the Provincial median of 41.9 years. The large population over 55 years (44%) is due to the attractiveness of the Sunshine Coast for “foot loose” businesses and retirees. The population of the entire Sunshine Coast grew 3.1 percent between 2006 and 2011. The population of the Town of Gibsons grew 6.1 percent during the same period.

GIBSONS AND DISTRICT POPULATION

2011 Census Population Population Area in sq. km. Pop. Density per sq. km.
Town of Gibsons 4,437 4.3 1,033.4
West Howe Sound (Area F) 2,015 381.1 5.3
Elphinstone (Area E) 3,482 21.6 161.2
Roberts Creek (Area D) 3,244 143.6 22.6
Total Gibsons Region 13,177 550.6

MEDIAN AGE

2011 Census Median Age
Town of Gibsons 51.4
West Howe Sound (Area F) 51.3
Elphinstone (Area E) 48.1
Roberts Creek (Area D) 47.4

AGE PROFILE GIBSONS & AREA

Age Profile Gibsons & Area

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