Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It's 1 of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities. It has a population of approximately 11,583. Sidney is located east of Victoria International Airport and about 6 km (4 mi) south of BC Ferries' Swartz Bay Terminal.
The town is also the only Canadian port-of-call in the Washington State Ferries system, with ferries running from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes. Sidney is located along Highway 17, which bisects the town from north to south. It is generally considered part of the Victoria metropolitan area.
Sidney is primarily an industrial town, with the majority of residents employed in construction, manufacturing, and warehousing. Retail work accounts for around 10% of total employment. Healthcare and social assistance employ 13% of the workforce.
Sidney has a population of over 4,000 people and a 6.1 % unemployment rate. It should also be noted that part of this labor force travels from nearby municipalities such as Saanich or Victoria. The median household income is $24,638. The town's median household income is $63,840.
Rent in Sidney has risen significantly in recent years, with a Standard 2 Bedroom Suite costing up to $2000 per month. In March 2019, the average price of a property in Sidney was $645,500.
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