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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 4,113,487   4,113,487
Population in 2001 1 3,907,738   3,907,738
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 5.3   5.3
Total private dwellings 2 1,788,474   1,788,474
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 1,642,715   1,642,715
Population density per square kilometre 4.4   4.4
Land area (square km) 924,815.43   924,815.43
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 4,113,485 2,013,990 2,099,495   4,113,485 2,013,990 2,099,495
0 to 4 years 201,880 103,295 98,590   201,880 103,295 98,590
5 to 9 years 220,700 113,175 107,525   220,700 113,175 107,525
10 to 14 years 257,025 132,275 124,750   257,025 132,275 124,750
15 to 19 years 273,560 140,335 133,225   273,560 140,335 133,225
20 to 24 years 265,905 134,085 131,820   265,905 134,085 131,820
25 to 29 years 245,275 120,260 125,020   245,275 120,260 125,020
30 to 34 years 254,575 122,835 131,740   254,575 122,835 131,740
35 to 39 years 290,645 140,555 150,090   290,645 140,555 150,090
40 to 44 years 334,835 162,675 172,165   334,835 162,675 172,165
45 to 49 years 344,140 167,040 177,100   344,140 167,040 177,100
50 to 54 years 320,115 156,595 163,520   320,115 156,595 163,520
55 to 59 years 289,425 142,575 146,850   289,425 142,575 146,850
60 to 64 years 215,590 106,815 108,780   215,590 106,815 108,780
65 to 69 years 169,765 83,055 86,720   169,765 83,055 86,720
70 to 74 years 143,630 70,200 73,425   143,630 70,200 73,425
75 to 79 years 120,435 55,640 64,800   120,435 55,640 64,800
80 to 84 years 89,925 36,895 53,035   89,925 36,895 53,035
85 years and over 76,045 25,690 50,360   76,045 25,690 50,360
Median age of the population 5 40.8 40.0 41.5   40.8 40.0 41.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.5 82.7 84.2   83.5 82.7 84.2
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 3,433,880 1,665,245 1,768,635   3,433,880 1,665,245 1,768,635
Not in a common-law relationship 3,154,005 1,524,985 1,629,020   3,154,005 1,524,985 1,629,020
In a common-law relationship 279,875 140,260 139,620   279,875 140,260 139,620
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 3,433,880 1,665,240 1,768,640   3,433,880 1,665,240 1,768,640
Never legally married (single) 8 1,102,395 591,495 510,905   1,102,395 591,495 510,905
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,730,480 863,210 867,275   1,730,480 863,210 867,275
Separated, but still legally married 10 110,575 48,710 61,860   110,575 48,710 61,860
Divorced 11 285,860 120,815 165,045   285,860 120,815 165,045
Widowed 12 204,570 41,015 163,555   204,570 41,015 163,555
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 1,643,150   1,643,150
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 49.2   49.2
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.1   3.1
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.9   6.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 10.0   10.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 20.9   20.9
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.1   7.1
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 2.8   2.8
Number of owned dwellings 16 1,145,050   1,145,050
Number of rented dwellings 17 493,995   493,995
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,017,335   1,017,335
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 625,815   625,815
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.4   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 1.9   1.9
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 418,703   418,703
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,161,420   1,161,420
Number of married-couple families 22 844,430   844,430
Number of common-law-couple families 23 141,825   141,825
Number of lone-parent families 175,160   175,160
Number of female lone-parent families 139,770   139,770
Number of male lone-parent families 35,395   35,395
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.0   3.0
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.6
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 62,346   62,346
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 69,207   69,207
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 62,202   62,202
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 35,437   35,437
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 33,592   33,592
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 45,332   45,332
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 54,737   54,737
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 60,126   60,126
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 54,288   54,288
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,431   33,431
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 31,946   31,946
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 40,649   40,649
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 1,643,150   1,643,150
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 432,420   432,420
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 486,040   486,040
One-person households 460,580   460,580
Other household types 28 264,105   264,105
Average household size 2.5   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 52,709   52,709
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 79,509   79,509
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 63,969   63,969
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 27,773   27,773
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 47,266   47,266
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,472   46,472
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 68,639   68,639
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 55,748   55,748
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 24,987   24,987
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 43,242   43,242
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 752   752
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 876   876
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 4,074,380 1,998,390 2,076,000   4,074,380 1,998,390 2,076,000
English only 2,875,770 1,429,035 1,446,735   2,875,770 1,429,035 1,446,735
French only 54,740 26,910 27,835   54,740 26,910 27,835
English and French 5,920 2,715 3,205   5,920 2,715 3,205
Other language(s) 33 1,137,945 539,730 598,220   1,137,945 539,730 598,220
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,075,995   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,075,995
English only 3,653,365 1,816,370 1,836,995   3,653,365 1,816,370 1,836,995
French only 2,070 960 1,115   2,070 960 1,115
English and French 295,640 132,285 163,360   295,640 132,285 163,360
Neither English nor French 123,305 48,775 74,525   123,305 48,775 74,525
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 4,074,385 1,998,390 2,075,995   4,074,385 1,998,390 2,075,995
English 3,341,285 1,648,770 1,692,515   3,341,285 1,648,770 1,692,515
French 15,325 7,325 8,000   15,325 7,325 8,000
Non-official language 639,380 304,615 334,770   639,380 304,615 334,770
English and French 3,615 1,545 2,065   3,615 1,545 2,065
English and non-official language 73,730 35,650 38,085   73,730 35,650 38,085
French and non-official language 465 220 240   465 220 240
English, French and non-official language 580 255 325   580 255 325
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000
Non-immigrants 37 2,904,240 1,443,245 1,460,995   2,904,240 1,443,245 1,460,995
Immigrants 38 1,119,215 531,345 587,865   1,119,215 531,345 587,865
Before 1991 605,680 291,490 314,190   605,680 291,490 314,190
1991 to 2000 335,695 156,855 178,835   335,695 156,855 178,835
2001 to 2006 39 177,840 83,005 94,840   177,840 83,005 94,840
Non-permanent residents 40 50,925 23,795 27,130   50,925 23,795 27,130
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 4,074,380 1,998,385 2,076,000   4,074,380 1,998,385 2,076,000
Canadian citizens 3,761,225 1,853,355 1,907,870   3,761,225 1,853,355 1,907,870
Canadian citizens under age 18 801,105 412,440 388,665   801,105 412,440 388,665
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 2,960,120 1,440,915 1,519,210   2,960,120 1,440,915 1,519,210
Not Canadian citizens 42 313,155 145,030 168,125   313,155 145,030 168,125
Table: Generation status
Generation status British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
1st generation 44 1,121,545 530,595 590,950   1,121,545 530,595 590,950
2nd generation 45 754,835 366,150 388,685   754,835 366,150 388,685
3rd generation or more 46 1,518,530 752,850 765,685   1,518,530 752,850 765,685
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 4,034,385 1,978,305 2,056,080   4,034,385 1,978,305 2,056,080
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 3,348,275 1,641,970 1,706,305   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) 374,695 183,885 190,810   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 194,090 94,920 99,165   194,090 94,920 99,165
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 55,855 27,880 27,980   55,855 27,880 27,980
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 61,470 29,660 31,810   61,470 29,660 31,810
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 3,871,915 1,895,050 1,976,860   3,871,915 1,895,050 1,976,860
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,067,790 1,012,765 1,055,020   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) 904,705 443,990 460,715   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 528,500 257,610 270,885   528,500 257,610 270,885
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 164,715 82,665 82,040   164,715 82,665 82,040
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 206,210 98,015 108,200   206,210 98,015 108,200
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000
Aboriginal identity population 50 196,070 94,855 101,220   196,070 94,855 101,220
Non-Aboriginal identity population 3,878,310 1,903,530 1,974,780   3,878,310 1,903,530 1,974,780
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
No certificate, diploma or degree 675,345 334,185 341,155   675,345 334,185 341,155
High school certificate or equivalent 52 946,645 437,070 509,575   946,645 437,070 509,575
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 368,355 240,530 127,830   368,355 240,530 127,830
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 565,900 238,185 327,715   565,900 238,185 327,715
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 184,395 76,290 108,105   184,395 76,290 108,105
University certificate, diploma or degree 654,265 323,330 330,930   654,265 323,330 330,930
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 538,010 275,720 262,290   538,010 275,720 262,290
No certificate, diploma or degree 200,900 107,480 93,415   200,900 107,480 93,415
High school certificate or equivalent 55 222,060 114,920 107,140   222,060 114,920 107,140
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20,750 12,500 8,245   20,750 12,500 8,245
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 43,660 20,030 23,630   43,660 20,030 23,630
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 16,285 7,290 9,000   16,285 7,290 9,000
University certificate, diploma or degree 34,355 13,500 20,855   34,355 13,500 20,855
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 497,715 240,980 256,735   497,715 240,980 256,735
No certificate, diploma or degree 46,860 26,615 20,245   46,860 26,615 20,245
High school certificate or equivalent 58 130,165 69,805 60,365   130,165 69,805 60,365
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 46,040 28,350 17,695   46,040 28,350 17,695
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 99,325 41,670 57,655   99,325 41,670 57,655
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30,820 13,310 17,510   30,820 13,310 17,510
University certificate, diploma or degree 144,505 61,230 83,275   144,505 61,230 83,275
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,786,750 868,970 917,780   1,786,750 868,970 917,780
No certificate, diploma or degree 235,340 121,720 113,620   235,340 121,720 113,620
High school certificate or equivalent 61 461,105 204,265 256,835   461,105 204,265 256,835
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 227,410 148,500 78,905   227,410 148,500 78,905
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 347,685 144,740 202,945   347,685 144,740 202,945
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 108,205 44,140 64,060   108,205 44,140 64,060
University certificate, diploma or degree 407,010 205,605 201,405   407,010 205,605 201,405
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 3,394,905 1,649,585 1,745,320   3,394,905 1,649,585 1,745,320
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,621,995 771,255 850,740   1,621,995 771,255 850,740
Education 135,905 35,125 100,775   135,905 35,125 100,775
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 76,385 34,995 41,390   76,385 34,995 41,390
Humanities 101,875 40,805 61,070   101,875 40,805 61,070
Social and behavioural sciences and law 177,185 67,235 109,950   177,185 67,235 109,950
Business, management and public administration 366,975 136,540 230,435   366,975 136,540 230,435
Physical and life sciences and technologies 63,415 36,015 27,400   63,415 36,015 27,400
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 66,200 40,145 26,055   66,200 40,145 26,055
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 385,325 356,705 28,620   385,325 356,705 28,620
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 45,020 30,265 14,745   45,020 30,265 14,745
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 252,655 48,205 204,450   252,655 48,205 204,450
Personal, protective and transportation services 101,725 52,210 49,515   101,725 52,210 49,515
Other 64 245 70 170   245 70 170
Table: Location of study
Location of study British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 3,394,910 1,649,585 1,745,320   3,394,910 1,649,585 1,745,320
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,621,995 771,255 850,735   1,621,995 771,255 850,735
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,772,915 878,335 894,580   1,772,915 878,335 894,580
Inside Canada 1,365,495 673,085 692,405   1,365,495 673,085 692,405
Outside Canada 407,420 205,245 202,175   407,420 205,245 202,175
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
In the labour force 67 2,226,380 1,166,660 1,059,725   2,226,380 1,166,660 1,059,725
Employed 68 2,092,770 1,099,535 993,230   2,092,770 1,099,535 993,230
Unemployed 69 133,615 67,120 66,490   133,615 67,120 66,490
Not in the labour force 70 1,168,525 482,930 685,600   1,168,525 482,930 685,600
Participation rate 71 65.6 70.7 60.7   65.6 70.7 60.7
Employment rate 72 61.6 66.7 56.9   61.6 66.7 56.9
Unemployment rate 73 6.0 5.8 6.3   6.0 5.8 6.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 2,193,115 1,151,405 1,041,710   2,193,115 1,151,405 1,041,710
A Management occupations 75 229,945 144,745 85,200   229,945 144,745 85,200
B Business, finance and administration occupations 375,975 103,055 272,915   375,975 103,055 272,915
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 138,955 110,495 28,455   138,955 110,495 28,455
D Health occupations 120,360 26,515 93,850   120,360 26,515 93,850
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 178,040 59,870 118,170   178,040 59,870 118,170
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 76,460 35,540 40,920   76,460 35,540 40,920
G Sales and service occupations 555,880 227,020 328,860   555,880 227,020 328,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 339,500 317,075 22,420   339,500 317,075 22,420
I Occupations unique to primary industry 86,460 62,190 24,270   86,460 62,190 24,270
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 91,545 64,895 26,650   91,545 64,895 26,650
Table: Industry
Industry British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 2,193,115 1,151,410 1,041,710   2,193,115 1,151,410 1,041,710
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 107,760 76,650 31,110   107,760 76,650 31,110
Construction 166,100 145,130 20,965   166,100 145,130 20,965
Manufacturing 189,120 139,380 49,740   189,120 139,380 49,740
Wholesale trade 92,020 61,540 30,475   92,020 61,540 30,475
Retail trade 248,950 109,840 139,115   248,950 109,840 139,115
Finance and real estate 134,940 58,085 76,850   134,940 58,085 76,850
Health care and social services 213,085 38,855 174,235   213,085 38,855 174,235
Educational services 152,565 52,355 100,205   152,565 52,355 100,205
Business services 436,665 264,515 172,150   436,665 264,515 172,150
Other services 451,905 205,055 246,855   451,905 205,055 246,855
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 3,101,125 1,475,830 1,625,295   3,101,125 1,475,830 1,625,295
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 3,059,710 1,451,135 1,608,575   3,059,710 1,451,135 1,608,575
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 1,194,955 525,710 669,245   1,194,955 525,710 669,245
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 593,385 244,550 348,835   593,385 244,550 348,835
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 2,419,215 1,253,025 1,166,185   2,419,215 1,253,025 1,166,185
English 2,308,370 1,197,835 1,110,535   2,308,370 1,197,835 1,110,535
French 5,525 1,670 3,855   5,525 1,670 3,855
Non-official language 79,415 40,630 38,790   79,415 40,630 38,790
English and French 2,970 1,275 1,695   2,970 1,275 1,695
English and non-official language 22,435 11,375 11,060   22,435 11,375 11,060
French and non-official language 125 75 45   125 75 45
English, French and non-official language 365 165 200   365 165 200
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 2,092,770 1,099,535 993,235   2,092,770 1,099,535 993,235
Worked at home 188,755 89,455 99,300   188,755 89,455 99,300
Worked outside Canada 13,955 9,805 4,150   13,955 9,805 4,150
No fixed workplace address 274,055 208,230 65,825   274,055 208,230 65,825
Worked at usual place 1,615,995 792,045 823,955   1,615,995 792,045 823,955
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 787,185 358,565 428,620   787,185 358,565 428,620
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 746,830 383,710 363,115   746,830 383,710 363,115
Worked in a different census division (county) 72,020 43,435 28,585   72,020 43,435 28,585
Worked in a different province 9,965 6,330 3,635   9,965 6,330 3,635
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work British Columbia   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 1,890,055 1,000,275 889,780   1,890,055 1,000,275 889,780
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,353,790 755,115 598,675   1,353,790 755,115 598,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 145,840 63,700 82,145   145,840 63,700 82,145
Public transit 195,145 81,655 113,490   195,145 81,655 113,490
Walked or bicycled 167,650 82,510 85,135   167,650 82,510 85,135
All other modes 27,620 17,295 10,330   27,620 17,295 10,330
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 4,074,380 1,998,385 2,075,995   4,074,380 1,998,385 2,075,995
Total visible minority population 85 1,008,855 484,110 524,750   1,008,855 484,110 524,750
Chinese 407,225 195,325 211,900   407,225 195,325 211,900
South Asian 86 262,290 130,065 132,225   262,290 130,065 132,225
Black 28,315 14,915 13,395   28,315 14,915 13,395
Filipino 88,075 37,070 51,005   88,075 37,070 51,005
Latin American 28,965 13,385 15,575   28,965 13,385 15,575
Southeast Asian 87 40,685 19,780 20,910   40,685 19,780 20,910
Arab 8,635 4,670 3,965   8,635 4,670 3,965
West Asian 88 29,810 15,445 14,360   29,810 15,445 14,360
Korean 50,490 24,170 26,320   50,490 24,170 26,320
Japanese 35,060 14,950 20,115   35,060 14,950 20,115
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 3,880 1,985 1,900   3,880 1,985 1,900
Multiple visible minority 90 25,420 12,345 13,070   25,420 12,345 13,070
Not a visible minority 91 3,065,525 1,514,275 1,551,250   3,065,525 1,514,275 1,551,250
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 2,392,805 1,235,450 1,157,350   2,392,805 1,235,450 1,157,350
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 25,722 32,375 20,458   25,722 32,375 20,458
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 1,113,365 652,200 461,165   1,113,365 652,200 461,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 42,230 48,070 36,739   42,230 48,070 36,739
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 British Columbia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 3,230,565 1,580,450 1,650,110   3,230,565 1,580,450 1,650,110
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 24,867 31,598 19,997   24,867 31,598 19,997
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,785 28,251 18,930   22,785 28,251 18,930
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 75.1 78.5 69.8   75.1 78.5 69.8
Government transfers - As a % of total income 10.7 7.9 15.0   10.7 7.9 15.0
Other money - As a % of total income 14.2 13.6 15.2   14.2 13.6 15.2
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 3,978,215 1,949,320 2,028,895   3,978,215 1,949,320 2,028,895
% in low income before tax - All persons 17.3 16.2 18.2   17.3 16.2 18.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 13.1 12.6 13.6   13.1 12.6 13.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 19.6 19.5 19.6   19.6 19.5 19.6
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 14.9 14.8 14.9   14.9 14.8 14.9

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. British Columbia (Code59) (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
(accessed December 12, 2017).

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