DEMOGRAPHICS, INCOME AND HOUSEHOLDS
Centrally located in a regional population of about 3 million people, the Township of Langley is home to more than 121,000 residents. With a growth rate of 12.6% over the last census period (2011-2016), the population is expected to double by 2040.
We are the 6th largest municipality in Metro Vancouver, and among the top 50 largest communities in Canada. In the past 50 years, household growth in the Township has far outpaced the growth achieved in Metro Vancouver, and the province of British Columbia.
Visit the Township's profile at Trade and Invest BC for more demographics information.
EDUCATION AND LABOUR
Since 1971, the Township of Langley has enjoyed the second largest employment growth of all Metro Vancouver communities. Today, there are over 63,000 people in the Township’s labour force, representing nearly a 67% participation rate. With 62% aged 55 or younger, and a nominal regional unemployment rate, employment remains strong. Educational attainment is also strong, with 51% of the population having some form of higher education.
The Township of Langley has a diverse accumulation of industries, comparable to the BC average. Of note, the Township has significantly more construction, manufacturing, retail, and wholesale as compared to Vancouver. Agriculture remains an integral part of the economy, although it only comprises 3.3% of the workforce. Big business is a growing sector, with more and more international companies choosing the Township for its central location, competitive land prices, and a better quality of life.
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
The Township of Langley has grown steadily year after year, reaching $3.7 billion of new building permits over the last decade. In 2017 alone, the Township recorded the construction value of building permits being $511 million.