Salt Spring Demographics2018-04-30T14:30:45+00:00


From the 2017 Salt Spring Island Vital Signs Report

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Salt Spring Island is just over 194 sq. kilometers in size and according to the 2016 Census, has a population of 10,640 people.   60% of the population ranges in age between 15 and 64, and 30% are age 65 and over.  The census shows 4885 private dwellings, with 80% of those being single family detached homes.  40% of homes are occupied by 2 people,  and 33% by only one person.  The remaining 27% of homes have 3 or more occupants.  Nearly 100% of people polled in the census speak English as their first language, although 27% have knowledge of French or another second language.

You can view the complete 2016 Census profile here

This graphic is courtesy of the Salt Spring Economic Development Commission.

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More information about life on the islands can be found here

The Islands Trust – Life on the Islands – Area Resident Survey