Regional Data

Regional and Strategic Planning provides statistical analysis, trends and information to local governments, service providers, residents and businesses in the capital region through its regional information service.

Population & Demographics

Three population and demographic data products support the CRD's regional planning work:

Census population change: The Census, conducted every five years, provides detailed information on the population at a single point in time. Statistics Canada updates population counts through a postcensal coverage study to account for people who are missed or counted more than once on enumeration day. For more information, visit Population and Family Estimation Methods at Statistics Canada

Population estimates: Statistic Canada produces population estimates annually to show population changes in the years between censuses. Estimates provide us with the best moment-in-time representation of the regional population. For more information, visit Differences between Statistics Canada's census counts and population estimates.

Population projections: Population projections show one possible scenario for population change over time. Scenarios can be developed using different methodologies and inputs. The CRD's population projections, created for our Regional Growth Strategy, are based on BC Stat's PEOPLE (Population Extrapolation for Organizational Planning with Less Error) methodology. For more information, visit BC Stat's Population Projections.

Statistics Canada Census

Below, you can find Statistics Canada Census Profiles, which contain a summary of most of the Census's components, such as population, age, education, housing, immigration, income, language and more. We provide direct links to the Census Profiles for all the local Census Subdivisions (local governments and First Nations) in the CRD. You can view or download the data at the Statistics Canada site. 

Local Census Profiles

  2016  2021 

 Esquimalt  Esquimalt
   Oak Bay  Oak Bay
   Saanich  Saanich
   Victoria  Victoria
   View Royal  View Royal
   Central Saanich  Central Saanich
   North Saanich  North Saanich
   Sidney  Sidney
 Electoral Areas  
   Juan de Fuca (part 1)  Juan de Fuca (Part 1)
   Juan de Fuca (Part 2)  Juan de Fuca (Part 2)
   Salt Spring Island  Salt Spring Island
   Southern Gulf Islands  Southern Gulf Islands
 West Shore  
   Colwood  Colwood
   Highlands  Highlands
   Langford  Langford
   Sooke  Sooke
 First Nations  
   Esquimalt  Esquimalt
   Pacheedaht (Gordon River 2)  Pacheedaht (Gordon River 2)
   Pauquachin (BOḰEĆEN) (Cole Bay 3)  Pauquachin (BOḰEĆEN) (Cole Bay 3)
   Penelakut (Galiano Island 9)  Penelakut (Galiano Island 9)
   Scia'new (Beecher Bay 1)  Scia'new (Beecher Bay 1)
   Songhees (New Songhees 1A)   Songhees (New Songhees 1A)
   Tsartlip (W̱JOȽEȽP) (South Saanich 1)  Tsartlip (W̱JOȽEȽP) (South Saanich 1)
   Tsawout (SȾÁUTW̱) (East Saanich 2)   Tsawout (SȾÁUTW̱) (East Saanich 2)
   Tseycum (W̱SIḴEM) (Union Bay 4)  Tseycum (W̱SIḴEM) (Union Bay 4)
   T'Sou-ke  T'Sou-ke



Census of Canada (Capital Regional District)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Victoria CMA)

Building Permit Reports

The Regional Planning Division collects and maintains monthly building permit and subdivision data for thirteen municipalities and three electoral areas within the CRD. This data provides construction and development information for numerous factsheets and annual population estimates.

Monthly Building Permit Reports

  • View construction permit activity with the Monthly Permit Report Tool
  • Search municipal permit data by month and year. Reports include historical data up to the latest recording cycle - two months preceding the current month





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