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
- 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)