Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of British Columbia

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Employed labour force by main mode of commuting, British Columbia, Canada, 2016

Main mode of commuting British Columbia Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 2,093,140 100.0 15,878,940 100.0
Car, truck, van – as a driver 1,475,585 70.5 11,748,095 74.0
Car, truck, van – as a passenger 114,580 5.5 868,920 5.5
Public transit 274,205 13.1 1,968,220 12.4
Walked 142,315 6.8 877,985 5.5
Bicycle 51,345 2.5 222,130 1.4
Other method 35,110 1.7 193,590 1.2

Average commuting duration for the employed labour force, British Columbia, Canada, 2016

Average commuting duration for the employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address British Columbia Canada
Average in minutes 25.9 26.2

Employed labour force by time leaving for work, British Columbia, Canada, 2016

Time leaving for work British Columbia Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 2,093,140 100.0 15,878,940 100.0
Between 5 a.m. and 5:59 a.m. 142,365 6.8 1,073,685 6.8
Between 6 a.m. and 6:59 a.m. 342,505 16.4 2,814,750 17.7
Between 7 a.m. and 7:59 a.m. 526,480 25.2 4,458,830 28.1
Between 8 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. 470,205 22.5 3,349,975 21.1
Between 9 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. 292,185 14.0 1,756,265 11.1
Between 12 p.m. and 4:59 a.m. 319,400 15.3 2,425,435 15.3

Employed labour force by place of work status, British Columbia, Canada, 2016

Place of work status British Columbia Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force 2,305,695 100.0 17,230,035 100.0
Worked at home 196,505 8.5 1,272,285 7.4
Worked outside Canada 16,045 0.7 78,815 0.5
No fixed workplace address 326,180 14.1 1,987,265 11.5
Usual place of work 1,766,965 76.6 13,891,680 80.6

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
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use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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