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Selected trend data for Qualicum Beach (T) Data quality note(s) for Qualicum Beach, 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses

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Selected trend data for Qualicum Beach (Town) , 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses
Subtopic Census year
1996 2001 2006
Population
Total population count1  ... 7,802 8,502
Age and sex
% of the population aged 0 to 14 years  ... 10.8 8.8
% of the population aged 15 to 64 years  ... 52.1 50.1
% of the population aged 65 years and over  ... 37.2 41.0
Median age2  ... 58.1 60.9
Ratio of age groups 0 to 14 years to 65 years and over3  ... 0.3 0.2
Marital status
% of the population aged 15 years and over who are single (never legally married)4  ... 11.6 12.4
% of the population aged 15 years and over living in a couple (married or common-law)  ... 72.3 70.8
Families and households
% of couples (married and common-law) with children (of any age)5  ... 24.0 22.5
% of couples (married and common-law) with at least one child under 25 years of age  ... 22.2 19.9
Total private households6  ... 3,705 4,005
% of one-person households  ... 26.0 25.7
% of households containing a couple with children7  ... 14.7 13.2
% of households containing a couple without children8  ... 52.0 53.4
Average household size  ... 2.1 2.1
Median household income9  ... 50,177 49,111
Median economic family income10  ... 59,918 57,456
% of economic families receiving government transfers11  ... 88.3 88.9
% of economic family income from government transfers12  ... 18.9 18.7
Median economic family government transfers13  ... 12,040 12,910
Median income for persons 15 years and over not in economic families14  ... 24,552 24,075
% of persons not in economic families in low income before tax15  ... 29.1 26.3
% of economic families in low income before tax16  ... 5.8 7.4
Housing and shelter costs
Total occupied private dwellings occupied by usual residents17  ... 3,705 4,005
% of occupied private dwellings owned18  ... 84.9 84.4
% of occupied private dwellings rented19  ... 15.1 15.5
% of occupied private dwellings that are band housing20  ... 0.0 0.0
% of occupied private dwellings requiring major repair21  ... 3.4 4.4
% of occupied private dwellings constructed in the last 10 years22  ... 40.8 20.1
% of occupied private dwellings with more than one person per room23  ... 0.0 0.2
Language
% of population whose mother tongue is English only24  ... 88.5 88.5
% of population whose mother tongue is French only25  ... 0.9 1.1
% of the population whose mother tongue is a non-official language only26  ... 10.1 9.9
% of the population who speak English and/or French most often at home27  ... 97.7 97.9
% of the population who only speak a non-official language most often at home28  ... 2.3 2.1
% of the population with knowledge of an official language29  ... 99.6 99.9
% of the population with knowledge of both official languages30  ... 6.3 8.2
Mobility and migration
% who lived at same address 5 years ago31  ... 55.9 53.7
% who moved within the same census subdivision (CSD)  ... 11.9 11.4
% who moved within the province from a different census subdivision (CSD)  ... 22.8 22.4
% who moved from a different province/territory  ... 8.3 10.5
% who lived outside Canada  ... 1.1 2.1
Immigration and citizenship
% immigrants32  ... 25.3 26.7
% recent immigrants (arrived in last 5 years)33  ... 0.6 1.4
% Canadian citizens  ... 96.3 96.1
Visible minorities
% visible minorities34  ... 2.6 3.4
Aboriginal peoples
% reporting Aboriginal identity35  ... 1.0 1.9
Labour
Employment rate36  ... 35.0 35.2
Employment rate for males37  ... 38.4 36.5
Employment rate for females38  ... 32.1 33.9
Participation rate39  ... 38.3 37.1
Participation rate for males40  ... 41.7 39.0
Participation rate for females41  ... 35.5 35.3
Unemployment rate42  ... 8.6 5.0
Unemployment rate for males43  ... 7.9 6.5
Unemployment rate for females44  ... 9.4 3.8
% male full-year, full-time workers45  ... 20.7 22.7
% female full-year, full-time workers46  ... 13.6 13.3
Unpaid work
% of males reporting any hour(s) of unpaid work47  ... 91.2 92.6
% of females reporting any hour(s) of unpaid work48  ... 94.5 93.6
Place of work and commuting to work
% working at home49  ... 14.8 16.4
Travel to work: % by car, truck or van as driver50  ... 83.3 76.1
Travel to work: % by car, truck or van as passenger  ... 4.4 7.0
Travel to work: % using public transit  ... 1.0 1.8
Travel to work: % walking or biking  ... 10.0 11.5
Income and earnings
Median total income for males51  ... 35,258 34,869
Median total income for females52  ... 17,591 18,394
Median earnings for males working full year, full time53  ... 53,881 46,067
Median earnings for females working full year, full time54  ... 33,688 27,742
% of persons in low income before tax55  ... 9.0 10.7