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Population and Dwelling Counts Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2001 (1) 10,754     3,907,738    
Population in 1996 (2) 11,125     3,724,500    
1996 to 2001 population change (%) - 3.3     4.9    
Total private dwellings 4,690     1,643,969    
Population density per square kilometre 520.5     4.2    
Land area (square km) 20.66     926,492.48    
     
Age Characteristics of the Population Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (3) 10,755 5,255 5,495 3,907,740 1,919,100 1,988,635
Age 0-4 755 380 375 205,650 105,370 100,285
Age 5-14 1,655 855 800 500,415 256,560 243,855
Age 15-19 830 430 400 270,275 139,195 131,085
Age 20-24 760 365 390 244,065 121,945 122,120
Age 25-44 3,290 1,610 1,685 1,174,775 573,415 601,365
Age 45-54 1,425 690 735 599,705 297,030 302,680
Age 55-64 845 415 430 379,750 188,910 190,840
Age 65-74 695 305 390 286,710 139,535 147,175
Age 75-84 380 150 230 186,345 77,325 109,020
Age 85 and over 125 55 65 60,030 19,815 40,220
Median age of the population 34.0 33.1 34.7 38.4 37.8 39.0
% of the population ages 15 and over 77.6 76.5 78.6 81.9 81.1 82.7
     
Common-law Status Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (4) 8,340 4,020 4,320 3,201,670 1,557,170 1,644,500
Not in a common-law relationship 7,440 3,570 3,870 2,966,610 1,439,300 1,527,310
In a common-law relationship 900 450 455 235,060 117,870 117,190
     
Legal Marital Status Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (5) 8,340 4,020 4,320 3,201,665 1,557,170 1,644,495
Single (6) 2,840 1,530 1,305 1,011,280 547,390 463,890
Married (7) 3,765 1,885 1,880 1,626,225 812,310 813,920
Separated (8) 420 170 245 109,970 48,650 61,320
Divorced (9) 795 340 450 260,270 111,815 148,450
Widowed (10) 535 95 440 193,920 37,000 156,920
     
Language(s) First Learned and Still Understood Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (19) 10,690 5,190 5,495 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,795
English only 9,740 4,835 4,905 2,825,780 1,403,230 1,422,545
French only 205 80 125 54,405 27,340 27,060
Both English and French 10 0 0 6,785 3,360 3,425
Other languages (20) 735 265 470 981,910 470,145 511,765
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 1 Year Ago Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over (21) 10,580 5,145 5,435 3,830,075 1,884,010 1,946,060
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 8,520 4,135 4,385 3,202,155 1,573,055 1,629,105
Lived within the same province/territory 1 year ago, but changed address 1,725 855 875 524,880 259,945 264,940
Lived in a different province/territory or country 1 year ago 330 155 175 103,040 51,015 52,025
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 5 Years Ago Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over (22) 9,940 4,870 5,075 3,661,945 1,798,105 1,863,840
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 4,885 2,400 2,485 1,967,860 966,245 1,001,610
Lived within the same province/territory 5 years ago, but changed address 4,315 2,085 2,230 1,344,700 661,695 683,005
Lived in a different province/territory or country 5 years ago 745 390 360 349,385 170,165 179,220
     
Immigration Characteristics Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 10,685 5,190 5,495 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,790
Canadian-born population (23) 9,935 4,880 5,055 2,821,870 1,405,005 1,416,865
Foreign-born population (24) 730 300 430 1,009,815 481,620 528,200
Immigrated before 1991 665 265 395 639,200 307,225 331,975
Immigrated between 1991 and 2001 (25) 75 40 35 370,615 174,395 196,215
Non-permanent residents (26) 20 10 0 37,185 17,455 19,735
     
Aboriginal Population Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 10,685 5,190 5,500 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,795
Aboriginal identity population (27) 1,425 630 795 170,025 83,220 86,805
Non-Aboriginal population 9,260 4,555 4,700 3,698,850 1,820,860 1,877,985
     
Visible Minority Status Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population by visible minority groups 10,685 5,190 5,500 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,790
Visible minority population (31) 300 135 160 836,445 404,425 432,020
Chinese 40 20 25 365,490 176,765 188,720
South Asian 30 20 10 210,295 105,040 105,255
Black 65 30 35 25,465 13,525 11,940
Filipino 80 35 45 64,005 26,385 37,625
Latin American 25 15 10 23,885 11,550 12,335
Southeast Asian 40 15 20 34,970 16,855 18,115
Arab 0 0 0 6,605 3,805 2,805
West Asian 0 0 0 22,380 11,665 10,720
Korean 0 0 0 31,965 15,255 16,705
Japanese 0 0 0 32,730 14,400 18,330
Visible minority, n.i.e (28) 0 0 0 4,195 2,150 2,040
Multiple visible minorities (29) 20 10 15 14,465 7,040 7,425
All others (30) 10,390 5,050 5,335 3,032,430 1,499,655 1,532,775
     
Religion Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Religion 10,685 5,190 5,495 3,868,875 1,904,080 1,964,790
Catholic (57) 1,940 955 980 675,320 324,190 351,130
Protestant 4,005 1,770 2,235 1,213,290 549,525 663,765
Christian Orthodox 20 10 15 35,655 18,190 17,465
Christian, n.i.e. (58) 540 230 310 200,340 95,300 105,040
Muslim 0 0 0 56,220 28,765 27,450
Jewish 0 0 0 21,230 10,485 10,745
Buddhist 15 10 10 85,540 38,910 46,625
Hindu 0 10 0 31,495 15,465 16,035
Sikh 15 10 10 135,310 67,995 67,315
Eastern religions (59) 55 35 25 9,975 4,660 5,310
Other religions (60) 10 0 15 16,205 7,000 9,200
No religious affiliation (61) 4,085 2,170 1,910 1,388,300 743,585 644,715
     
School Attendance Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over attending school full time 795 355 440 351,640 173,530 178,110
Age group 15-19 attending full time (50) 430 225 205 185,830 96,020 89,810
Age group 20-24 attending full time 155 65 90 89,940 42,860 47,085
Total population 15 years and over attending school part time 445 215 230 192,775 82,435 110,340
Age group 15-19 attending part time (50) 70 25 45 16,240 7,930 8,310
Age group 20-24 attending part time 85 60 30 31,065 15,060 16,005
     
Highest Level of Schooling Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population aged 20-34 2,285 1,095 1,195 758,040 372,430 385,605
% of the population aged 20-34 with less than a high school graduation certificate 24.1 28.3 20.5 14.6 16.6 12.7
% of the population aged 20-34 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 36.8 37.4 36.4 34.5 35.8 33.1
% of the population aged 20-34 with a trades certificate or diploma 15.8 20.5 11.3 10.5 13.0 8.2
% of the population aged 20-34 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 14.0 8.2 18.8 17.0 13.8 20.1
% of the population aged 20-34 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 9.2 5.5 12.6 23.5 20.8 26.0
Total population aged 35-44 1,760 910 850 653,345 316,875 336,465
% of the population aged 35-44 with less than a high school graduation certificate 19.9 21.4 18.8 17.5 19.2 15.9
% of the population aged 35-44 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 30.1 26.4 34.7 25.0 22.7 27.1
% of the population aged 35-44 with a trades certificate or diploma 18.5 25.3 11.2 14.3 19.2 9.6
% of the population aged 35-44 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 21.0 19.2 22.4 20.2 16.5 23.7
% of the population aged 35-44 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 10.5 7.7 12.9 23.0 22.5 23.6
Total population aged 45-64 2,260 1,055 1,205 974,980 481,335 493,645
% of the population aged 45-64 with less than a high school graduation certificate 31.2 29.9 32.4 23.5 22.8 24.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 19.0 18.5 19.5 22.3 19.5 25.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a trades certificate or diploma 19.7 28.9 11.6 14.3 19.6 9.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 15.5 7.6 22.8 17.5 14.2 20.8
% of the population aged 45-64 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 14.6 15.6 13.7 22.4 23.8 21.0
     
Earnings in 2000 Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
All persons with earnings (counts) (48) 6,050 3,135 2,910 2,128,545 1,114,860 1,013,690
Average earnings (all persons with earnings ($)) 29,519 38,032 20,353 31,544 38,039 24,401
Worked full year, full time (counts) (49) 2,820R 1,635 1,180 1,024,240R 602,705 421,535
Average earnings (worked full year, full time ($)) 41,707 49,551 30,846 44,307 50,191 35,895
     
Income in 2000 Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years of age and over with income (53) 7,990     2,990,520    
Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over ($) (54) 20,322     22,095    
Composition of total income (100%) (62) 100.0     100.0    
Earnings - % of income 80.6     75.8    
Government transfers - % of income 13.7     11.8    
Other money - % of income 5.7     12.4    
     
Language Used Most Often at Work Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over who worked since 2000 (44) 6,270 3,210 3,060 2,209,795 1,157,265 1,052,525
English 6,240 3,200 3,045 2,115,380 1,110,105 1,005,275
French 15 0 15 4,585 1,495 3,090
Non-official language 0 0 0 67,430 33,965 33,460
English and French 10 0 0 2,270 1,105 1,165
English and non-official language 0 10 0 19,660 10,385 9,280
French and non-official language 0 0 0 65 10 55
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 405 200 210
     
Place of Work Status Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Employed labour force 15 years and over (32) 5,155 2,580 2,580 1,883,975 991,410 892,565
Worked at home 285 100 185 171,390 80,285 91,105
Worked outside Canada 0 10 0 12,240 8,645 3,595
No fixed workplace address 705 530 175 210,510 160,430 50,075
Worked at usual place 4,165 1,945 2,215 1,489,840 742,050 747,790
     
Mode of Transportation to Work Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total -All modes (33) 4,870 2,475 2,395 1,700,345 902,485 797,865
Car, truck, van, as driver 3,795 1,995 1,795 1,274,640 710,570 564,070
Car, truck, van, as passenger 435 220 220 121,415 50,610 70,800
Public transit 65 15 55 128,180 50,820 77,355
Walked or bicycled 525 230 295 154,145 76,180 77,955
Other method 50 20 35 21,980 14,300 7,675
     
Unpaid Work Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons reporting hours of unpaid work (34) 7,590 3,520 4,070 2,882,230 1,371,515 1,510,720
Persons reporting hours of unpaid housework (35) 7,505 3,455 4,045 2,842,265 1,346,590 1,495,675
Persons reporting hours looking after children, without pay (36) 3,155 1,410 1,745 1,147,875 503,100 644,775
Persons reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors (37) 1,265 490 780 564,820 230,520 334,295
     
Labour Force Indicators Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Participation rate (38) 69.6 75.5 64.0 65.2 70.7 59.9
Employment rate (39) 62.3 65.1 59.8 59.6 64.3 55.1
Unemployment rate (40) 10.3 13.9 6.7 8.5 9.0 8.0
     
Industry Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 5,675 2,955 2,720 2,014,600 1,068,030 946,575
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 485 415 70 104,335 75,865 28,475
Manufacturing and construction industries 830 730 100 313,065 250,585 62,480
Wholesale and retail trade 985 455 535 315,425 163,425 152,000
Finance and real estate 240 125 110 122,165 52,400 69,755
Health and education 1,065 240 825 339,730 85,505 254,225
Business services 915 515 400 395,530 241,105 154,420
Other services 1,160 475 685 424,360 199,145 225,210
     
Occupation Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 5,675 2,955 2,720 2,014,600 1,068,030 946,570
Management occupations 510 340 175 218,445 140,275 78,170
Business, finance and administration occupations 770 155 615 353,710 91,600 262,110
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 150 135 15 123,755 100,055 23,705
Health occupations 290 70 220 105,690 24,305 81,385
Social science, education, government service and religion 450 150 295 160,650 56,050 104,600
Art, culture, recreation and sport 95 35 60 67,325 32,310 35,015
Sales and service occupations 1,690 495 1,195 514,985 216,480 298,505
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,175 1,135 45 288,940 271,610 17,335
Occupations unique to primary industry 310 245 60 84,525 63,380 21,145
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 235 195 35 96,585 71,980 24,605
     
Selected Family Characteristics Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of families 2,950     1,086,030    
Number of married-couple families 1,860     797,490    
Average number of persons in married-couple families 3.1     3.1    
Number of common-law couple families (11) 470     120,125    
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families (11) 2.7     2.6    
Number of lone-parent families (12) 615     168,415    
Average number of persons in lone-parent families (12) 2.7     2.5    
Number of female lone-parent families (12) 505     136,455    
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families (12) 2.8     2.6    
Number of male lone-parent families (12) 110     31,965    
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families (12) 2.1     2.4    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - All census families (51) 53,155     54,840    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Couple families (52) 61,674     60,278    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Lone-parent families 24,976     30,070    
     
Selected Household Characteristics Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All private households 4,405     1,534,335    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children (13) 1,165     423,455    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children (14) 1,130     437,915    
One-person households 1,340     418,135    
Other household types (15) 770     254,825    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - All households 43,805     46,802    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - One-person households 18,235     23,703    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - Two-or-more-persons households 55,804     57,773    
Number of rented dwellings (55) 1,540     506,585    
Average gross monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 563     751    
Number of owner-occupied dwellings (56) 2,870     989,325    
Average monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 725     904    
     
Selected Occupied Private Dwelling Characteristics Dawson Creek, City British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of dwellings (16) 4,405     1,534,335    
Number of owned dwellings (17) 2,870     1,017,490    
Number of rented dwellings (18) 1,535     512,365    
Number of dwellings constructed before 1991 4,015     1,195,570    
Number of dwellings constructed between 1991 and 2001 390     338,765    
Average value of dwelling ($) 95,507     230,645    
     

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