Households

Households & Housing

wdt_ID Households # Percentage
1 Total private households 44,365 100
2
3 Single-detached house 25,495 56
4 Semi-detached house 1,655 4
5 Row house 5,935 14
6 Duplex 1,745 5
7 Apartment 5 or less storeys 7,580 19
8 Apartment 5+ storeys 290 1
9 Movable dwelling 1,625 1
10 Other single-attached house 45 .1

Source: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census of Population

About 80% of Chilliwack households are located in urban or suburban areas. Housing development originated in Chilliwack proper, on the north side of the highway. Then growth spread south through the Sardis-Vedder corridor and up the hillsides, south of the highway. As much of Chilliwack’s land is protected and reserved for agricultural land, growth across the valley floor remains limited.

There are about 44,365 households in Chilliwack with an average household size of 2.5
persons. About 68% of households are one-family only households. About 61% have one to two persons, and the remaining 39% have three or more persons. About 36% of households have children at home.

About 70% of all properties in Chilliwack are owned, which is higher than the BC average. Of the existing housing stock, 56% are single family detached, 19% are apartments, and about 23% are semi-detached houses, townhouses, or duplexes.

Family Structure

wdt_ID Households #
1 Total private households 44,365
2 One-family-only households 22,110
3 Couple-family without children 10,190
4 Couple-family with children 9,645
5 Lone-parent-family households 3,850
6 Two-or-more-family households 770
7 Non-census-family households 9,565

Source: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census of Population
This section will be updated as more Census data is released (July 2022).

Rental Housing

wdt_ID Tenure #
1 Total 44,365
2 Owner N/A until Census release - July 2022
3 Renter N/A until Census release - July 2022

Source: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census of Population

There are about 8,000 rented dwellings in Chilliwack. Average monthly shelter cost for a one bedroom rental unit is $1,300 per month. For a three bedroom unit, average rent is $2,395 per month. There are about 10 subsidized developments for seniors or low income families in Chilliwack.  

Marital Status

wdt_ID Status #
1 Total population 15+ years 67,880
2 Married (and not separated) 34,220
3 Living common law 6,250
4 Single (never legally married) 16,310
5 Separated 2,180
6 Divorced 4,710
7 Widowed 4,235

Source: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census of Population
This section will be updated as more Census data is released (July 2022).