Kelowna Population & Trends
Population and demographic statistics are vital in planning for the future; they help identify the makeup of a community and assist in making predictions for the community’s future needs.
The City of Kelowna is part of the Regional District of Central Okanagan which encompasses Peachland, Lake Country, the District of West Kelowna and unincorporated communities on both sides of Okanagan Lake. The City of Kelowna is the largest community in the Regional District with a population of 117,312 at the May 2011 Census. Detailed population and demographic information based on the 2011 census is available from Census Data or BC Stats. The next census is scheduled for May 2016.
The recently produced 2015 Community Trends Report examines trends from Census and other data in four theme areas: our people, our homes, our economy and our environment. The report also provides the community a resource for basic statistical and demographic data that can be used as the foundation for organizational and program planning and development, policy analysis and community development.
Further information about how Kelowna is trending on goals established in the Official Community Plan can be found in the Official Community Plan Indicators Report.
The Provincial Health Authority publishes a Community Health Profile for Kelowna as an introduction to community health data at the lowest geographic level available. The profiles provide local data for use by health authorities and local governments to support collaborative community health planning.