Quick Stats

A Snapshot of the Central Okanagan Economy

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Population +1.6% Source:

BC Stats

Population
2016 197,017
2015 193,939
Housing Starts +72% Source:

CMHC

Housing Starts
2016 2,196
2015 1280
Building Permits +33.5% Source:

BC Stats

Building Permits
2016 $800 Million
2015 $599 Million
Business Licenses +3% Source:

Stats Canada

Business Licenses
2016 13,579
2015 13,164
Airport Passengers +8.7% Source:

YLW Stats

Airport Passengers
2016 1.73 Million
2015 1.59 Million
Tourism Room Revenue +8% Source:

BC Stats

Tourism Room Revenue
2016 97.9 million
2015 90.7 million
Median Home Price +16% Source:

OMREB

Median Home Price
2016 $552,367
2015 $476,590
Avg Rent (2 Bed Apmt) +6.1% Source:

CMHC

Avg Rent (2 Bed Apmt)
Oct 2016 $1,055
Oct 2015 $994
Unemployment 4.3% Source:

Stats Canada

Unemployment
August 2017 4.3%
August 2016 6.8%