Quick Stats

A Snapshot of the Central Okanagan Economy

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Population +1.4% Source:

BC Stats

Population
2017 199,103
2016 197,017
Housing Starts +63% Source:

CMHC

Housing Starts
2017 3,577
2016 2,196
Building Permits +18.7% Source:

BC Stats

Building Permits
2017 $950 Million
2016 $800 Million
Business Licenses -3.6% Source:

Municipal Building Permit Data

Business Licenses
2017 13,089
2016 13,579
Airport Passengers +9.3% Source:

YLW Stats

Airport Passengers
2017 1.89 Million
2016 1.73 Million
Tourism Room Revenue +0.1% Source:

BC Stats

Tourism Room Revenue
2017 98.0 million
2016 97.9 million
Median Home Price +12% Source:

OMREB

Median Home Price
2017 $619,467
2016 $552,367
Avg Rent (2 Bed Apmt) +8% Source:

CMHC

Avg Rent (2 Bed Apmt)
Oct 2017 $1,151
Oct 2016 $1,066
Unemployment 6.0% Source:

Stats Canada

Unemployment
February 2018 6.0%
February 2017 6.9%