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Regional District of Central Okanagan

Central Okanagan
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Downtown Kelowna from West Kelowna
Downtown Kelowna from West Kelowna
Official logo of Central Okanagan
A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Established1967
Administrative office locationKelowna
Government
 • TypeRegional district
 • BodyBoard of directors
 • ChairLoyal Wooldridge (Kelowna)
 • Vice chairGord Milsom (West Kelowna)
 • Electoral areas
  • Central Okanagan East
  • Central Okanagan West
Area
 • Land2,904.86 km2 (1,121.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total194,882
 • Density67.1/km2 (174/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Websitewww.rdco.com Edit this at Wikidata

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, representing two unincorporated Electoral Areas of Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West, along with the member municipalities of the City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, the District of Lake Country, the District of Peachland, and Westbank First Nation. The RDCO office is located in Kelowna.

Statistics Canada defines the Kelowna CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) or Kelowna Metropolitan Area as being identical in area with the RDCO. The population in 2016 was 194,882, an increase from the official Canada 2006 Census total of 162,276 (these figures exclude the population of reserves belonging to the Westbank First Nation). The area is 2,904.86 square kilometres.

Communities

Incorporated municipalities

Communities and neighbourhoods

  • Kelowna neighbourhoods
  • District municipality villages
  • Regional district electoral areas

    Central Okanagan West Electoral (Central Okanagan J)

    Central Okanagan West Electoral Area used to be known as the Westside Electoral Area. It was created from the merger of Central Okanagan G and Central Okanagan H. The 2005 population exclusive of anyone living on an Indian Reserve, was 37,638 people. In 2007 most of the electoral area's population transferred to the jurisdiction of the newly incorporated District Municipality of West Kelowna.

    Communities

    Central Okanagan West

    • Beau Park
    • Blue Grouse
    • Brent Road
    • Caesars Landing
    • Cinnabar Estates
    • Crystal Mountain
    • Estamont
    • Ewings Landing
    • Fintry Delta
    • Jenny Creek
    • Killiney Beach
    • La Casa Resort
    • Lake Okanagan Resort
    • Muirallen Estates
    • Nahun
    • Pine Point
    • Secret Cove
    • Shelter Cove
    • Traders Cove
    • Trepanier Bench
    • Upper Fintry
    • Valley of the Sun
    • Wainman Cove
    • Westshore Estates
    • Wilson Landing

    Central Okanagan East (Central Okanagan I)

    Indigenous reserves

    (within the boundaries of, but not part of, the RD)

    • Governed by the Okanagan Indian Band:
      • Duck Lake 7 (N end Ellison Lake, just south of Winfield)
    • Governed by the Westbank First Nation
      • Tsinstikeptum 9 (in West Kelowna)
      • Tsinstikeptum 10 (usually known as the Westbank Indian Reserve, in West Kelowna)
      • Mission Creek 8 (Okanagan Mission)
      • Medicine Creek 12, 10 km SE of Kelowna
      • Medicine Hill 11, 15 km SE of Kelowna

    Demographics

    As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Regional District of Central Okanagan had a population of 222,162 living in 94,335 of its 102,097 total private dwellings, a change of 14% from its 2016 population of 194,892. With a land area of 2,902.45 km2 (1,120.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 76.5/km2 (198.2/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

    Panethnic groups in the Central Okanagan Regional District (2001−2021)
    Panethnic
    group
    2021[4] 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] 2001[8]
    Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. %
    European[a] 180,675 82.68% 164,260 86.2% 157,625 89.34% 146,120 91% 136,310 93.39%
    Indigenous 13,420 6.14% 11,370 5.97% 8,260 4.68% 6,120 3.81% 3,950 2.71%
    South Asian 7,425 3.4% 3,925 2.06% 3,230 1.83% 2,345 1.46% 1,465 1%
    East Asian[b] 5,870 2.69% 4,545 2.39% 3,425 1.94% 2,965 1.85% 2,510 1.72%
    Southeast Asian[c] 4,200 1.92% 2,655 1.39% 1,470 0.83% 1,130 0.7% 545 0.37%
    African 2,395 1.1% 1,255 0.66% 780 0.44% 660 0.41% 455 0.31%
    Latin American 1,790 0.82% 1,065 0.56% 715 0.41% 530 0.33% 415 0.28%
    Middle Eastern[d] 1,495 0.68% 695 0.36% 360 0.2% 255 0.16% 140 0.1%
    Other[e] 1,250 0.57% 790 0.41% 560 0.32% 435 0.27% 155 0.11%
    Total responses 218,530 98.37% 190,565 97.78% 176,435 98.11% 160,565 98.95% 145,950 98.79%
    Total population 222,162 100% 194,882 100% 179,839 100% 162,276 100% 147,739 100%
    • Note: Totals greater than 100% due to multiple origin responses.

    Notes

    1. ^ Statistic includes all persons that did not make up part of a visible minority or an indigenous identity.
    2. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "Chinese", "Korean", and "Japanese" under visible minority section on census.
    3. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "Filipino" and "Southeast Asian" under visible minority section on census.
    4. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "West Asian" and "Arab" under visible minority section on census.
    5. ^ Statistic includes total responses of "Visible minority, n.i.e." and "Multiple visible minorities" under visible minority section on census.

    References

    1. ^ "Regional District Board of Directors". Retrieved July 9, 2019.
    2. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
    3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census divisions". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
    4. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (October 26, 2022). "Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
    5. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (October 27, 2021). "Census Profile, 2016 Census". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
    6. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (November 27, 2015). "NHS Profile". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
    7. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (August 20, 2019). "2006 Community Profiles". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
    8. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (July 2, 2019). "2001 Community Profiles". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2023.

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