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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 31,612,897   4,113,487
Population in 2001 1 30,007,094   3,907,738
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 5.4   5.3
Total private dwellings 2 13,576,855   1,788,474
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 12,435,520   1,642,715
Population density per square kilometre 3.5   4.4
Land area (square km) 9,017,698.92   924,815.43
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 31,612,895 15,475,970 16,136,930   4,113,485 2,013,990 2,099,495
0 to 4 years 1,690,540 864,600 825,940   201,880 103,295 98,590
5 to 9 years 1,809,370 926,860 882,515   220,700 113,175 107,525
10 to 14 years 2,079,925 1,065,865 1,014,065   257,025 132,275 124,750
15 to 19 years 2,140,490 1,095,285 1,045,210   273,560 140,335 133,225
20 to 24 years 2,080,385 1,047,950 1,032,435   265,905 134,085 131,820
25 to 29 years 1,985,580 975,945 1,009,640   245,275 120,260 125,020
30 to 34 years 2,020,230 987,715 1,032,515   254,575 122,835 131,740
35 to 39 years 2,208,270 1,083,500 1,124,775   290,645 140,555 150,090
40 to 44 years 2,610,455 1,285,530 1,324,925   334,835 162,675 172,165
45 to 49 years 2,620,595 1,290,130 1,330,470   344,140 167,040 177,100
50 to 54 years 2,357,305 1,158,970 1,198,335   320,115 156,595 163,520
55 to 59 years 2,084,620 1,026,390 1,058,225   289,425 142,575 146,850
60 to 64 years 1,589,865 780,135 809,730   215,590 106,815 108,780
65 to 69 years 1,234,575 593,805 640,770   169,765 83,055 86,720
70 to 74 years 1,053,785 493,465 560,325   143,630 70,200 73,425
75 to 79 years 879,580 386,485 493,095   120,435 55,640 64,800
80 to 84 years 646,705 251,420 395,285   89,925 36,895 53,035
85 years and over 520,605 161,920 358,680   76,045 25,690 50,360
Median age of the population 5 39.5 38.6 40.4   40.8 40.0 41.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 82.3 81.5 83.1   83.5 82.7 84.2
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 26,033,060 12,618,645 13,414,410   3,433,880 1,665,245 1,768,635
Not in a common-law relationship 23,301,420 11,248,590 12,052,835   3,154,005 1,524,985 1,629,020
In a common-law relationship 2,731,635 1,370,060 1,361,575   279,875 140,260 139,620
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 26,033,060 12,618,645 13,414,410   3,433,880 1,665,240 1,768,640
Never legally married (single) 8 9,087,030 4,822,330 4,264,700   1,102,395 591,495 510,905
Legally married (and not separated) 9 12,470,400 6,235,735 6,234,665   1,730,480 863,210 867,275
Separated, but still legally married 10 775,425 343,600 431,825   110,575 48,710 61,860
Divorced 11 2,087,385 905,790 1,181,595   285,860 120,815 165,045
Widowed 12 1,612,820 311,190 1,301,630   204,570 41,015 163,555
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 12,437,470   1,643,150
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 55.3   49.2
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.8   3.1
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.6   6.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 5.3   10.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 18.4   20.9
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.9   7.1
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 1.6   2.8
Number of owned dwellings 16 8,509,780   1,145,050
Number of rented dwellings 17 3,878,500   493,995
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 8,610,600   1,017,335
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 3,826,870   625,815
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.5   7.4
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.4   6.4
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.5   1.9
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 263,369   418,703
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 8,896,840   1,161,420
Number of married-couple families 22 6,105,910   844,430
Number of common-law-couple families 23 1,376,870   141,825
Number of lone-parent families 1,414,065   175,160
Number of female lone-parent families 1,132,290   139,770
Number of male lone-parent families 281,775   35,395
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.1   3.0
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.8   2.6
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 63,866   62,346
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 71,665   69,207
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 63,811   62,202
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 36,465   35,437
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 34,350   33,592
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 47,153   45,332
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 55,111   54,737
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 61,221   60,126
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 54,815   54,288
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 34,205   33,431
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,609   31,946
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 41,661   40,649
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 12,437,470   1,643,150
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 3,543,605   432,420
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 3,601,315   486,040
One-person households 3,327,050   460,580
Other household types 28 1,965,495   264,105
Average household size 2.5   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 53,634   52,709
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 82,156   79,509
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 62,503   63,969
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 26,720   27,773
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 46,347   47,266
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,584   46,472
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 69,711   68,639
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 53,667   55,748
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 23,888   24,987
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 42,053   43,242
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 671   752
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 839   876
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760   4,074,380 1,998,390 2,076,000
English only 17,882,780 8,833,105 9,049,665   2,875,770 1,429,035 1,446,735
French only 6,817,650 3,325,530 3,492,125   54,740 26,910 27,835
English and French 98,630 46,765 51,860   5,920 2,715 3,205
Other language(s) 33 6,441,975 3,120,865 3,321,105   1,137,945 539,730 598,220
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,075,995
English only 21,129,945 10,507,185 10,622,755   3,653,365 1,816,370 1,836,995
French only 4,141,850 1,915,265 2,226,585   2,070 960 1,115
English and French 5,448,850 2,698,870 2,749,980   295,640 132,285 163,360
Neither English nor French 520,385 204,945 315,435   123,305 48,775 74,525
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760   4,074,385 1,998,390 2,075,995
English 20,584,775 10,133,105 10,451,665   3,341,285 1,648,770 1,692,515
French 6,608,120 3,233,760 3,374,360   15,325 7,325 8,000
Non-official language 3,472,130 1,677,395 1,794,735   639,380 304,615 334,770
English and French 94,060 44,390 49,670   3,615 1,545 2,065
English and non-official language 406,455 200,500 205,960   73,730 35,650 38,085
French and non-official language 58,885 28,905 29,985   465 220 240
English, French and non-official language 16,600 8,215 8,380   580 255 325
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000
Non-immigrants 37 24,788,725 12,228,975 12,559,745   2,904,240 1,443,245 1,460,995
Immigrants 38 6,186,950 2,964,160 3,222,790   1,119,215 531,345 587,865
Before 1991 3,408,420 1,642,190 1,766,225   605,680 291,490 314,190
1991 to 2000 1,668,550 791,775 876,775   335,695 156,855 178,835
2001 to 2006 39 1,109,980 530,195 579,790   177,840 83,005 94,840
Non-permanent residents 40 265,355 133,135 132,225   50,925 23,795 27,130
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760   4,074,380 1,998,385 2,076,000
Canadian citizens 29,480,165 14,492,990 14,987,175   3,761,225 1,853,355 1,907,870
Canadian citizens under age 18 6,604,285 3,388,910 3,215,375   801,105 412,440 388,665
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 22,875,880 11,104,080 11,771,800   2,960,120 1,440,915 1,519,210
Not Canadian citizens 42 1,760,865 833,280 927,585   313,155 145,030 168,125
Table: Generation status
Generation status Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
1st generation 44 6,124,560 2,933,875 3,190,690   1,121,545 530,595 590,950
2nd generation 45 4,006,420 1,948,820 2,057,600   754,835 366,150 388,685
3rd generation or more 46 15,533,240 7,588,095 7,945,145   1,518,530 752,850 765,685
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 30,897,210 15,151,040 15,746,170   4,034,385 1,978,305 2,056,080
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 26,534,115 13,005,260 13,528,855   3,348,275 1,641,970 1,706,305
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 2,554,260 1,256,090 1,298,165   374,695 183,885 190,810
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 1,221,560 598,130 623,430   194,090 94,920 99,165
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 289,745 147,230 142,510   55,855 27,880 27,980
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 297,530 144,325 153,205   61,470 29,660 31,810
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 29,544,485 14,458,615 15,085,865   3,871,915 1,895,050 1,976,860
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 17,457,170 8,550,360 8,906,805   2,067,790 1,012,765 1,055,020
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 6,507,905 3,181,160 3,326,740   904,705 443,990 460,715
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 3,566,790 1,737,165 1,829,630   528,500 257,610 270,885
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 852,580 425,650 426,930   164,715 82,665 82,040
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 1,160,040 564,280 595,755   206,210 98,015 108,200
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,765   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000
Aboriginal identity population 50 1,172,785 572,095 600,695   196,070 94,855 101,220
Non-Aboriginal identity population 30,068,240 14,754,175 15,314,065   3,878,310 1,903,530 1,974,780
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
No certificate, diploma or degree 6,098,325 3,004,625 3,093,705   675,345 334,185 341,155
High school certificate or equivalent 52 6,553,425 3,032,870 3,520,555   946,645 437,070 509,575
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,785,420 1,778,080 1,007,335   368,355 240,530 127,830
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 4,435,135 1,906,335 2,528,800   565,900 238,185 327,715
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 1,136,145 479,095 657,055   184,395 76,290 108,105
University certificate, diploma or degree 4,655,770 2,269,785 2,385,980   654,265 323,330 330,930
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 4,207,810 2,145,570 2,062,245   538,010 275,720 262,290
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,679,015 909,280 769,735   200,900 107,480 93,415
High school certificate or equivalent 55 1,528,010 781,710 746,300   222,060 114,920 107,140
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 185,170 113,110 72,060   20,750 12,500 8,245
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 458,380 201,135 257,240   43,660 20,030 23,630
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 87,420 38,935 48,490   16,285 7,290 9,000
University certificate, diploma or degree 269,810 101,395 168,415   34,355 13,500 20,855
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 3,987,075 1,947,470 2,039,605   497,715 240,980 256,735
No certificate, diploma or degree 433,940 247,210 186,730   46,860 26,615 20,245
High school certificate or equivalent 58 897,830 486,240 411,595   130,165 69,805 60,365
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 416,045 253,705 162,340   46,040 28,350 17,695
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 906,155 398,245 507,915   99,325 41,670 57,655
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 181,350 79,935 101,415   30,820 13,310 17,510
University certificate, diploma or degree 1,151,750 482,140 669,610   144,505 61,230 83,275
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 13,395,040 6,564,035 6,831,000   1,786,750 868,970 917,780
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,249,565 1,146,125 1,103,445   235,340 121,720 113,620
High school certificate or equivalent 61 3,258,905 1,454,880 1,804,025   461,105 204,265 256,835
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,739,965 1,106,090 633,875   227,410 148,500 78,905
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 2,627,220 1,127,815 1,499,405   347,685 144,740 202,945
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 685,385 290,210 395,180   108,205 44,140 64,060
University certificate, diploma or degree 2,833,995 1,438,915 1,395,080   407,010 205,605 201,405
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440   3,394,905 1,649,585 1,745,320
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 12,651,750 6,037,490 6,614,260   1,621,995 771,255 850,740
Education 994,665 249,000 745,660   135,905 35,125 100,775
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 481,190 222,755 258,435   76,385 34,995 41,390
Humanities 717,125 283,590 433,535   101,875 40,805 61,070
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,275,100 449,800 825,300   177,185 67,235 109,950
Business, management and public administration 2,801,725 1,016,410 1,785,315   366,975 136,540 230,435
Physical and life sciences and technologies 451,960 245,200 206,765   63,415 36,015 27,400
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 568,755 345,700 223,050   66,200 40,145 26,055
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 2,922,080 2,701,170 220,910   385,325 356,705 28,620
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 291,510 203,550 87,960   45,020 30,265 14,745
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 1,728,890 324,415 1,404,470   252,655 48,205 204,450
Personal, protective and transportation services 777,370 391,005 386,365   101,725 52,210 49,515
Other 64 2,100 700 1,405   245 70 170
Table: Location of study
Location of study Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440   3,394,910 1,649,585 1,745,320
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 12,651,750 6,037,490 6,614,260   1,621,995 771,255 850,735
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 13,012,475 6,433,300 6,579,175   1,772,915 878,335 894,580
Inside Canada 10,948,685 5,363,415 5,585,270   1,365,495 673,085 692,405
Outside Canada 2,063,785 1,069,880 993,905   407,420 205,245 202,175
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
In the labour force 67 17,146,135 9,020,595 8,125,540   2,226,380 1,166,660 1,059,725
Employed 68 16,021,180 8,431,530 7,589,645   2,092,770 1,099,535 993,230
Unemployed 69 1,124,955 589,065 535,890   133,615 67,120 66,490
Not in the labour force 70 8,518,085 3,450,190 5,067,900   1,168,525 482,930 685,600
Participation rate 71 66.8 72.3 61.6   65.6 70.7 60.7
Employment rate 72 62.4 67.6 57.5   61.6 66.7 56.9
Unemployment rate 73 6.6 6.5 6.6   6.0 5.8 6.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 16,861,180 8,884,805 7,976,370   2,193,115 1,151,405 1,041,710
A Management occupations 75 1,631,730 1,032,940 598,790   229,945 144,745 85,200
B Business, finance and administration occupations 3,025,425 863,420 2,162,005   375,975 103,055 272,915
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,108,045 865,820 242,225   138,955 110,495 28,455
D Health occupations 950,360 188,845 761,515   120,360 26,515 93,850
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 1,414,320 451,150 963,175   178,040 59,870 118,170
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 502,195 225,340 276,855   76,460 35,540 40,920
G Sales and service occupations 4,037,720 1,716,470 2,321,260   555,880 227,020 328,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,550,295 2,374,605 175,695   339,500 317,075 22,420
I Occupations unique to primary industry 648,310 503,785 144,525   86,460 62,190 24,270
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 992,765 662,430 330,335   91,545 64,895 26,650
Table: Industry
Industry Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 16,861,180 8,884,805 7,976,370   2,193,115 1,151,410 1,041,710
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 895,415 663,985 231,425   107,760 76,650 31,110
Construction 1,069,095 938,975 130,120   166,100 145,130 20,965
Manufacturing 2,005,980 1,421,545 584,440   189,120 139,380 49,740
Wholesale trade 739,305 494,575 244,730   92,020 61,540 30,475
Retail trade 1,917,170 859,720 1,057,450   248,950 109,840 139,115
Finance and real estate 992,720 419,290 573,435   134,940 58,085 76,850
Health care and social services 1,716,255 308,060 1,408,200   213,085 38,855 174,235
Educational services 1,150,535 379,910 770,625   152,565 52,355 100,205
Business services 3,103,195 1,873,385 1,229,805   436,665 264,515 172,150
Other services 3,271,505 1,525,360 1,746,145   451,905 205,055 246,855
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 23,496,920 11,164,005 12,332,920   3,101,125 1,475,830 1,625,295
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 23,178,395 10,964,370 12,214,025   3,059,710 1,451,135 1,608,575
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 9,625,655 4,251,985 5,373,675   1,194,955 525,710 669,245
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 4,724,325 1,962,040 2,762,285   593,385 244,550 348,835
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 18,418,100 9,599,250 8,818,855   2,419,215 1,253,025 1,166,185
English 14,064,105 7,347,505 6,716,595   2,308,370 1,197,835 1,110,535
French 3,724,975 1,930,405 1,794,565   5,525 1,670 3,855
Non-official language 273,830 139,825 134,005   79,415 40,630 38,790
English and French 252,295 128,825 123,475   2,970 1,275 1,695
English and non-official language 86,820 44,210 42,610   22,435 11,375 11,060
French and non-official language 5,055 2,545 2,510   125 75 45
English, French and non-official language 11,025 5,930 5,090   365 165 200
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 16,021,180 8,431,530 7,589,645   2,092,770 1,099,535 993,235
Worked at home 1,230,355 623,290 607,060   188,755 89,455 99,300
Worked outside Canada 76,570 52,480 24,095   13,955 9,805 4,150
No fixed workplace address 1,644,360 1,260,935 383,425   274,055 208,230 65,825
Worked at usual place 13,069,895 6,494,825 6,575,070   1,615,995 792,045 823,955
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 7,814,510 3,674,205 4,140,305   787,185 358,565 428,620
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 2,687,845 1,365,350 1,322,490   746,830 383,710 363,115
Worked in a different census division (county) 2,420,290 1,371,555 1,048,735   72,020 43,435 28,585
Worked in a different province 147,250 83,720 63,530   9,965 6,330 3,635
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 14,714,260 7,755,765 6,958,490   1,890,055 1,000,275 889,780
Car, truck, van, as driver 10,644,330 5,961,465 4,682,860   1,353,790 755,115 598,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 1,133,145 468,575 664,575   145,840 63,700 82,145
Public transit 1,622,725 670,350 952,375   195,145 81,655 113,490
Walked or bicycled 1,134,805 552,405 582,395   167,650 82,510 85,135
All other modes 179,250 102,965 76,285   27,620 17,295 10,330
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760   4,074,380 1,998,385 2,075,995
Total visible minority population 85 5,068,095 2,464,025 2,604,065   1,008,855 484,110 524,750
Chinese 1,216,565 584,260 632,305   407,225 195,325 211,900
South Asian 86 1,262,865 637,190 625,675   262,290 130,065 132,225
Black 783,795 375,685 408,110   28,315 14,915 13,395
Filipino 410,695 175,640 235,055   88,075 37,070 51,005
Latin American 304,245 147,900 156,345   28,965 13,385 15,575
Southeast Asian 87 239,935 116,425 123,510   40,685 19,780 20,910
Arab 265,550 142,580 122,970   8,635 4,670 3,965
West Asian 88 156,700 80,695 76,000   29,810 15,445 14,360
Korean 141,890 68,595 73,300   50,490 24,170 26,320
Japanese 81,300 36,160 45,145   35,060 14,950 20,115
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 71,420 33,845 37,580   3,880 1,985 1,900
Multiple visible minority 90 133,120 65,055 68,065   25,420 12,345 13,070
Not a visible minority 91 26,172,935 12,862,245 13,310,695   3,065,525 1,514,275 1,551,250
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 18,201,265 9,480,550 8,720,710   2,392,805 1,235,450 1,157,350
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 26,850 32,874 21,543   25,722 32,375 20,458
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 9,275,770 5,332,040 3,943,725   1,113,365 652,200 461,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 41,401 46,778 35,830   42,230 48,070 36,739
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Canada   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 24,423,165 11,952,155 12,471,005   3,230,565 1,580,450 1,650,110
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 25,615 32,224 20,460   24,867 31,598 19,997
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 23,307 28,291 19,287   22,785 28,251 18,930
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 76.2 79.7 71.0   75.1 78.5 69.8
Government transfers - As a % of total income 11.1 7.9 15.9   10.7 7.9 15.0
Other money - As a % of total income 12.7 12.5 13.1   14.2 13.6 15.2
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 30,628,935 15,017,885 15,611,050   3,978,215 1,949,320 2,028,895
% in low income before tax - All persons 15.3 14.1 16.5   17.3 16.2 18.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 11.4 10.7 12.0   13.1 12.6 13.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 17.7 17.7 17.8   19.6 19.5 19.6
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 13.1 13.1 13.2   14.9 14.8 14.9

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Canada (Code01) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
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