Growth in Sooke second highest in Capital Region

Stats Canada released the latest statistics on population growth

  • Feb. 8, 2012 8:00 p.m.

The West Shore, is growing at a faster rate than any other municipality in the Capital Region and in the province of that matter, according to Stats Canada newest batch of information released on February 8.

Sooke comes in second in the CRD with a population hike of 17.9 per cent.

The entire District of Sooke has a population of 11,435 in 2011 compared to 9,699 in 2006. The population centre (Sooke municipality) has a population of 7,136 in 2011 up from 6,174 in 2006 which means a population growth of 15.6 per cent in the municipal core.

Langford leads the way in population and housing growth with a 30 per cent increase over the past 10 years. This translates to 10,000 new residents. The Highlands in third with 11.4 per cent growth.

It shows the West Shore is leading the way outstripping Victoria’s slow growth of 2.7 per cent although Victoria and Saanich house 55 per cent of the region’s population.

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