Statistics & Facts

The Government of Canada agency, Statistics Canada, conducts and publishes census data every 5 years. Community Profiles are prepared from this data. The most recent census was conducted in 2011.

2011 Census Profile Oak Bay: limited census data is available now

2011 Community Profiles Oak Bay: are scheduled for release in 2013

2006 Community Profiles Oak Bay

Facts

  • Tod House, located at 2564 Heron Street, was built in 1850 and is the oldest home in Oak Bay.
  • The median family income in Oak Bay is almost 50% higher than the median family income for Canada. (2006 Census)
  • In 2010, the bodies of water around Oak Bay, including southern Vancouver Island and Washington State were officially renamed the Salish Sea.
  • There are no gas stations in Oak Bay.
  • There are more than 20 restaurants and cafes in Oak Bay.
  • A popular online travel site considers Oak Bay Village to be the oldest and most interesting part of greater Victoria.
  • Oak Bay is situated on traditional First Nations Lekwungen land.
  • Oak Bay is home to three golf courses. In addition to two private golf courses, the public Henderson Golf Course 9 hole par 3 course been in operation since the 1970s.
  • The Oak Bay Tea Party celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.
  • Canada's oldest Chinese cemetery is located at Harling Point, at the end of Crescent Road. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1995 and adheres to the principles of feng shui.
  • 28% of Oak Bay residents live in rental accommodation. (2006 Census)