Quick Stats

A Snapshot of the Central Okanagan Economy

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Population +2.0% Source:

BC Stats

Population
2018 208,864
2017 204,872
Housing Starts -28.6% Source:

CMHC

Housing Starts
2018 2,555
2017 3,577
Building Permits +18.1% Source:

BC Stats

Building Permits
2018 $1.07 Billion
2017 $906 Million
Business Licenses +4.5% Source:

Municipal Building Permit Data

Business Licenses
2018 13,678
2017 13,089
Airport Passengers +9.9% Source:

YLW Stats

Airport Passengers
2018 2.08 Million
2017 1.89 Million
Tourism Room Revenue +0.1% Source:

BC Stats

Tourism Room Revenue
2017 98.0 million
2016 97.9 million
Median Home Price +25.3% Source:

CMHC

Median Home Price
2018 $901,250
2017 $719,375
Avg Rent (2 Bed Apmt) +10% Source:

CMHC

Avg Rent (2 Bed Apmt)
Nov 2018 $1,267
Oct 2017 $1,151
Unemployment -1.0% Source:

Stats Canada

Unemployment
2018 5.0%
2017 5.5%