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Population

Housing

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Development

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What is the current population of Abbotsford (2015)?

The current population is 141,500.

Source: BC Stats

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What is the projected population of Abbotsford (2014)?

  • 2016: 143,000
  • 2021: 152,000
  • 2026: 160,000
  • 2031: 168,000
  • 2036: 176,000
  • 2041: 182,000 

Source: BC Stats

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What is the population of different areas of the City (2014)?

Community population and projections, urban and rural areas.

Sources: City of Abbotsford and BC Stats

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What is the age distribution?

View the 2011 Census for an up to date age distribution.

Source: Statistics Canada

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What is the income level distribution?

View the 2011 National Household Survey

Source: Statistics Canada   

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What is the average price for new houses (2014)?

Single Family: $637,232

Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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What is the benchmark price for resale houses (2014)?

  • Single Family: $441,000
  • Townhouse: $215,000
  • Apartment: $141,000

Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board  

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What is the vacancy rate (2014)?

  • Bachelor: 2.7%
  • 1 bedroom: 2.9%
  • 2 bedroom: 2.7%
  • 3 or more: 5.9%
  • Overall: 2.9%

Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  

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What is the average rent (2014)?

  • Bachelor: $586
  • 1 bedroom: $691
  • 2 bedroom: $842
  • 3 or more: $1,009
  • Overall: $768

Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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What is the breakdown of housing types in Abbotsford?

  • Single-detached: 43.6%
  • Semi-detached: 2.9%
  • Movable dwelling: 1.1%
  • Row house: 8.3%
  • Apartment, duplex (includes single-detached house with secondary suites): 18.1%
  • Apartment, fewer than 5 stories: 23.9%
  • Apartment, 5 or more stories: 1.9%

Source: 2011 Census

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What is the unemployment rate (2014)?

6.4%

Source: Statistics Canada

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What are the top 5 employment sectors (by industry)?

  • Trade: 13,100
  • Construction: 11,100
  • Health care / social: 9,400  
  • Manufacturing: 9,000
  • Transportation / warehouse: 6,200

Source: Statistics Canada

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What is the breakdown of wages by sector?

Earnings and employment trends survey

Source: BC Stats

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How many people both live and work in Abbotsford (% of total Abbotsford labour force)?

65%

Source: 2011 National Household Survey

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What are the top 3 places of work, outside of Abbotsford, for Abbotsford residents (% of total Abbotsford labour force)?

  • Langleys (City & Township): 12%
  • Surrey: 7%
  • Chilliwack: 4%

Source: 2011 National Household Survey

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What is the average commute distance for Abbotsford residents?

6km

Sources: Statistics CanadaFraser Valley Regional District & City of Abbotsford  

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Where are the top 3 places that non-Abbotsford residents, who work in Abbotsford, come from (% of total Abbotsford jobs)?

  • Chilliwack: 7.5%
  • Mission: 6%
  • Langley (Township): 5%

Sources: Statistics CanadaFraser Valley Regional District & City of Abbotsford

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How many units of residential development are under application?

Quarterly Reports

Source: City of Abbotsford

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How many square meters of commercial, industrial, and institutional are under application?

Quarterly Reports

Source: City of Abbotsford  

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What is the recent building permit activity for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional?

Searchable building permit database and Quarterly Reports

Source: City of Abbotsford  

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How much vacant commercial floor space is there?

Depends on market conditions.

Source: Visit BRE Links to find industry news  

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How much land is zoned residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural, and park (2014)?

  • Agriculture: 71.2%
  • Residential: 16.0%
  • Industrial: 4.8%
  • Institutional: 3.3%
  • Parks: 3.2%
  • Commercial: 1.5%

Source: City of Abbotsford  

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What are the property tax rates?

Online summary

Source: City of Abbotsford

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How do Abbotsford’s tax rates compare to other cities?

Local government comparison

Source: Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development 

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