University District

Buttertubs Marsh are great places for a jog or nature walk.

Welcome to University District

A charming and relaxed old suburb of Nanaimo, Harewood occupies the relatively flat space between Vancouver Island University and the hill that drops to Downtown. As an old neighbourhood, Harewood has all kinds of old “character” homes, including miners’ cottages and large old farmhouses from when this was Nanaimo’s frontier a hundred years ago.
 
University Village mall in Harewood provides the convenience of a Quality Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks, Bakes-Jarvie Insurance and more. Colliery Dams, Morrell Sanctuary, Buttertubs Marsh are great places for a jog or nature walk.

Overview for University District, British Columbia

31,992 people live in University District, where the median age is 41.2 and the average individual income is $83,000. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

31,992

Total Population

41.2 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$83,000

Average individual Income

Around University District, British Columbia

There's plenty to do around University District, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

11
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
35
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
41
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including White Rabbit Coffee, Kelly's Kitchen Cafe, and Milton Street Public House.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.62 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.74 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 1.45 miles 22 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.88 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.6 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.67 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for University District, British Columbia

University District has 14,040 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in University District do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 31,992 people call University District home. The population density is 0.496 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

31,992

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.2

Median Age

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-19:

10-19 Years

20-24:

20-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,040

Total Households

2.2

Average Household Size

$83,000

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Schools in University District, British Columbia

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby University District. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Nanaimo Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The High School at VIU
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The International High School @ VIU
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Georgia Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Continuing Ed SD 68
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Fairview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Mountain View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Georgia Ave StrongStart Centre
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Pauline Haarer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
John Barsby Community School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Nanaimo District Secondary
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Fairview StrongStart Centre
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Bayview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Park Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Bayview StrongStart Centre
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available

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