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

ISLAND FACTS AND FIGURES

From the 2017 Salt Spring Island Vital Signs Report

See : http://ssifoundation.ca/foundation-initiatives/vital-signs/

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.

See more on their website: opportunitysaltspring.ca

More information about life on the islands can be found here

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