Ucluelet is a small town located in a sparsely populated region. In 2016, the region’s population was 5534 and Ucluelet’s population was 1717. Local populations tend to increase in the summer because seasonal workers move to the region to serve visitors.

Location Population 
 District of Tofino  1932
 District of Ucluelet  1717
 Toquaht Nation  19
YUUŁUʔIŁʔATḤ Government  274
 Electoral Area C (long Beach)      1592
 Total  5534






Source: Statistics Canada - 2016 Census

Population by Age Characteristics

Ucluelet’s population is relatively young. Its median age in 2016 was 39.2, compared to the Provincial median of 43, and the Vancouver Island and Coast median of 47.8 (Source: Statistics Canada – 2016 Census).

On average Ucluelet has significantly more individuals under the age of 40 and significantly fewer individuals over the age of 60. The greatest differences are among the young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 and seniors between the ages of 60 and 79.

Ucluelet’s age characteristics are changing. The most dramatic changes are among children and seniors. There have also been notable increases and decreases among adults between the ages of 20 and 49.

The dramatic growth in the 70-79 age group (+82%) may be linked to growth in the 30-39 (+13%) and 40-49 (+18) age groups as grandparents may be moving to Ucluelet to be closer to their descendants.


Immigration by Selected Place of Birth (25% Sample, N=150)    Number of People 
 Jamaica  10
 USA  30
 Germany  10
 Netherlands  10
 Poland  10
 Russian Federation  15
 United Kingdom  20
Other Place of Birth in Europe 10
Japan 10
Philippines 15
Vietnam 25
Other Place of Birth in Asia 10
Oceania and Other Places of Birth 10










Source: Statistics Canada - 2016 Census


 Mother Tongue Number of People 
 English 1590 
 French  50
 Non-Official Languages     110




Source: Statistics Canada - 2016 Census