NHS Profile, Powell River, RD, British Columbia, 2011

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NHS data, Powell River, RD, British Columbia. Table summary
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Characteristic Powell River, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
Total Male Female
Citizenship
Total population in private households by citizenshipNational Household Survey data footnote 1 19,545 9,805 9,745
Canadian citizens 18,985 9,555 9,430
Canadian citizens aged under 18 3,305 1,755 1,550
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 15,685 7,800 7,885
Not Canadian citizensNational Household Survey data footnote 2 555 250 310
Immigrant status and period of immigration
Total population in private households by immigrant status and period of immigrationNational Household Survey data footnote 3 19,545 9,805 9,740
Non-immigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 4 17,010 8,555 8,455
ImmigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 5 2,465 1,205 1,260
Before 1971 1,330 630 695
1971 to 1980 595 310 280
1981 to 1990 185 105 85
1991 to 2000 120 50 75
2001 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 6 240 115 125
2001 to 2005 105 60 40
2006 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 6 135 55 80
Non-permanent residentsNational Household Survey data footnote 7 65 40 25
Age at immigration
Total immigrant population in private households by age at immigrationNational Household Survey data footnote 8 2,470 1,205 1,265
Under 5 years 285 115 170
5 to 14 years 485 250 235
15 to 24 years 795 340 450
25 to 44 years 775 410 360
45 years and over 140 90 50
Immigrant status and selected places of birth
Total population in private households by immigrant status and selected places of birthNational Household Survey data footnote 9 19,545 9,805 9,740
Non-immigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 10 17,010 8,555 8,455
Born in province of residence 11,880 5,955 5,925
Born outside province of residence 5,140 2,600 2,535
ImmigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 11 2,465 1,205 1,260
Americas 380 180 205
United States 345 165 180
Jamaica 0 0 0
Guyana 0 0 0
Haiti 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0
Colombia 0 0 0
El Salvador 0 0 0
Peru 0 0 0
Chile 0 0 0
Other places of birth in Americas 20 0 20
Europe 1,800 880 920
United KingdomNational Household Survey data footnote 12 795 335 465
Italy 210 115 100
Germany 185 95 95
Poland 25 15 0
Portugal 0 0 0
Netherlands 230 100 125
France 25 0 0
Romania 0 0 0
Russian Federation 0 0 0
Greece 0 0 0
Ukraine 0 0 0
Croatia 0 0 0
Hungary 25 0 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0
Serbia 0 0 0
Ireland, Republic of 75 55 15
Other places of birth in Europe 180 115 65
Africa 75 40 40
Morocco 0 0 0
Algeria 0 0 0
Egypt 0 0 0
South Africa, Republic of 20 15 0
Nigeria 0 0 0
Ethiopia 0 0 0
Kenya 0 0 0
Other places of birth in Africa 20 20 0
Asia 135 65 70
India 0 0 0
ChinaNational Household Survey data footnote 13 30 0 20
Philippines 15 0 0
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 0 0 0
Viet NamNational Household Survey data footnote 14 0 0 0
Pakistan 0 0 0
Sri Lanka 0 0 0
IranNational Household Survey data footnote 15 0 0 0
Korea, SouthNational Household Survey data footnote 16 0 0 0
Lebanon 0 0 0
Taiwan 0 0 0
Iraq 0 0 0
Bangladesh 0 0 0
Afghanistan 0 0 0
Japan 15 0 0
Turkey 0 0 0
Other places of birth in Asia 45 25 20
Oceania and otherNational Household Survey data footnote 17 75 40 30
Fiji 30 15 15
Other places of birthNational Household Survey data footnote 18 45 35 10
Non-permanent residentsNational Household Survey data footnote 19 65 45 25
Recent immigrants by selected place of birth
Total recent immigrant population in private households by selected places of birthNational Household Survey data footnote 20 135 55 80
Americas 45 10 35
United States 45 10 35
Mexico 0 0 0
Cuba 0 0 0
Haiti 0 0 0
Jamaica 0 0 0
Brazil 0 0 0
Colombia 0 0 0
Guyana 0 0 0
Peru 0 0 0
VenezuelaNational Household Survey data footnote 21 0 0 0
Other places of birth in Americas 0 0 0
Europe 65 30 30
France 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 0
Poland 0 0 0
Romania 0 0 0
MoldovaNational Household Survey data footnote 22 0 0 0
Russian Federation 0 0 0
Ukraine 0 0 0
United KingdomNational Household Survey data footnote 12 30 20 15
Other places of birth in Europe 25 0 20
Africa 0 0 0
Nigeria 0 0 0
Ethiopia 0 0 0
Mauritius 0 0 0
Somalia 0 0 0
Algeria 0 0 0
Egypt 0 0 0
Morocco 0 0 0
Tunisia 0 0 0
Cameroon 0 0 0
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 0 0 0
South Africa, Republic of 0 0 0
Other places of birth in Africa 0 0 0
Asia 0 0 0
Philippines 0 0 0
ChinaNational Household Survey data footnote 13 0 0 0
India 0 0 0
Pakistan 0 0 0
IranNational Household Survey data footnote 15 0 0 0
South KoreaNational Household Survey data footnote 16 0 0 0
Sri Lanka 0 0 0
Iraq 0 0 0
Bangladesh 0 0 0
Lebanon 0 0 0
Viet NamNational Household Survey data footnote 14 0 0 0
Taiwan 0 0 0
Afghanistan 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 0
Turkey 0 0 0
Israel 0 0 0
Nepal 0 0 0
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 0 0 0
SyriaNational Household Survey data footnote 23 0 0 0
Other places of birth in Asia 0 0 0
Oceania and otherNational Household Survey data footnote 17 0 0 0
Generation status
Total population in private households by generation statusNational Household Survey data footnote 24 19,545 9,805 9,740
First generationNational Household Survey data footnote 25 2,565 1,270 1,295
Second generationNational Household Survey data footnote 26 4,410 2,300 2,105
Third generation or moreNational Household Survey data footnote 27 12,575 6,230 6,340
Visible minority population
Total population in private households by visible minority 19,545 9,805 9,740
Total visible minority populationNational Household Survey data footnote 28 400 220 180
South AsianNational Household Survey data footnote 29 85 60 25
Chinese 105 65 35
Black 60 15 45
Filipino 35 0 25
Latin American 0 0 0
Arab 0 0 0
Southeast AsianNational Household Survey data footnote 30 45 0 20
West AsianNational Household Survey data footnote 31 0 0 0
Korean 0 0 0
Japanese 20 15 0
Visible minority, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 32 0 0 0
Multiple visible minoritiesNational Household Survey data footnote 33 40 25 0
Not a visible minorityNational Household Survey data footnote 34 19,145 9,590 9,560
Ethnic origin population
Total population in private households by ethnic originsNational Household Survey data footnote 35 19,545 9,800 9,745
North American Aboriginal origins 1,875 925 950
First Nations (North American Indian) 1,400 680 720
Inuit 25 15 0
Métis 460 235 230
Other North American origins 4,750 2,355 2,390
Acadian 0 0 0
American 415 195 215
Canadian 4,435 2,200 2,235
New Brunswicker 0 0 0
Newfoundlander 0 0 0
Nova Scotian 0 0 0
Ontarian 0 0 0
Québécois 0 0 0
Other North American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 36 0 0 0
European origins 16,775 8,380 8,390
British Isles origins 12,090 5,855 6,240
Channel Islander 0 0 0
Cornish 0 0 0
English 7,340 3,510 3,835
Irish 3,785 1,825 1,960
Manx 0 0 0
Scottish 5,535 2,770 2,760
Welsh 615 330 285
British Isles origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 37 850 395 455
French origins 2,325 1,165 1,165
Alsatian 0 0 0
Breton 0 0 0
French 2,320 1,160 1,165
Western European origins (except French origins) 4,330 2,280 2,050
Austrian 210 135 75
Belgian 135 90 40
Dutch 1,325 770 555
Flemish 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0
German 2,880 1,415 1,465
Luxembourger 0 0 0
Swiss 230 140 85
Western European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 38 0 0 0
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 2,370 1,140 1,225
Danish 235 105 130
Finnish 365 195 170
Icelandic 130 35 95
Norwegian 885 420 465
Swedish 915 470 440
Northern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 39 165 95 70
Eastern European origins 2,145 1,140 1,005
Bulgarian 0 0 0
Byelorussian 0 0 0
Czech 30 10 15
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 25 0 10
Estonian 0 0 0
Hungarian 155 65 85
Latvian 20 0 0
Lithuanian 40 0 35
Moldovan 0 0 0
Polish 495 255 240
Romanian 85 50 30
Russian 385 215 170
Slovak 0 0 0
Ukrainian 1,195 660 535
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 40 0 0 0
Southern European origins 1,825 860 965
Albanian 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0
Croatian 25 0 0
Cypriot 0 0 0
Greek 15 0 0
Italian 1,395 680 715
Kosovar 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0
Maltese 95 50 45
Montenegrin 0 0 0
Portuguese 45 40 0
Serbian 0 0 0
Sicilian 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0
Spanish 175 45 130
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 125 35 85
Southern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 41 0 0 0
Other European origins 275 135 135
Basque 0 0 0
Jewish 200 80 110
Roma (Gypsy) 0 0 0
Slavic, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Other European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 42 65 45 20
Caribbean origins 30 0 0
Antiguan 0 0 0
Bahamian 0 0 0
Barbadian 0 0 0
Bermudan 0 0 0
Carib 0 0 0
Cuban 0 0 0
Dominican 0 0 0
Grenadian 0 0 0
Haitian 0 0 0
Jamaican 0 0 0
Kittitian/Nevisian 0 0 0
Martinican 0 0 0
Montserratan 0 0 0
Puerto Rican 0 0 0
St. Lucian 0 0 0
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 0 0 0
Vincentian/Grenadinian 0 0 0
West Indian, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 43 0 0 0
Latin, Central and South American origins 45 30 15
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 0 0 0
Argentinian 0 0 0
Belizean 0 0 0
Bolivian 0 0 0
Brazilian 0 0 0
Chilean 0 0 0
Colombian 0 0 0
Costa Rican 0 0 0
Ecuadorian 0 0 0
Guatemalan 0 0 0
Guyanese 0 0 0
Hispanic 0 0 0
Honduran 0 0 0
Maya 0 0 0
Mexican 0 0 0
Nicaraguan 0 0 0
Panamanian 0 0 0
Paraguayan 0 0 0
Peruvian 0 0 0
Salvadorean 0 0 0
Uruguayan 0 0 0
Venezuelan 0 0 0
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 44 0 0 0
African origins 80 30 45
Central and West African origins 10 10 0
Akan 0 0 0
Angolan 0 0 0
Ashanti 0 0 0
Beninese 0 0 0
Burkinabe 0 0 0
Cameroonian 0 0 0
Chadian 0 0 0
Congolese 0 0 0
Gabonese 0 0 0
Gambian 0 0 0
Ghanaian 10 10 0
Guinean 0 0 0
Ibo 0 0 0
Ivorian 0 0 0
Liberian 0 0 0
Malian 0 0 0
Nigerian 0 0 0
Peulh 0 0 0
Senegalese 0 0 0
Sierra Leonean 0 0 0
Togolese 0 0 0
Yoruba 0 0 0
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 45 0 0 0
North African origins 0 0 0
Algerian 0 0 0
Berber 0 0 0
Coptic 0 0 0
Dinka 0 0 0
Egyptian 0 0 0
Libyan 0 0 0
Maure 0 0 0
Moroccan 0 0 0
Sudanese 0 0 0
Tunisian 0 0 0
North African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 46 0 0 0
Southern and East African origins 50 10 35
Afrikaner 0 0 0
Amhara 0 0 0
Bantu, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Burundian 0 0 0
Eritrean 0 0 0
Ethiopian 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0
Kenyan 0 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0
Mauritian 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0
Rwandan 0 0 0
Seychellois 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0
South African 10 0 0
Tanzanian 0 0 0
Tigrian 0 0 0
Ugandan 0 0 0
Zambian 0 0 0
Zimbabwean 0 0 0
Zulu 0 0 0
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 47 35 0 0
Other African origins 15 0 0
Black, n.o.s.National Household Survey data footnote 48 0 0 0
Other African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 49 0 0 0
Asian origins 395 230 165
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 60 40 20
Afghan 0 0 0
Arab, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Armenian 30 0 0
Assyrian 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0
Georgian 0 0 0
Iranian 0 0 0
Iraqi 0 0 0
Israeli 0 0 0
Jordanian 0 0 0
Kazakh 0 0 0
Kurd 0 0 0
Kuwaiti 0 0 0
Lebanese 0 0 0
Palestinian 0 0 0
Pashtun 0 0 0
Saudi Arabian 0 0 0
Syrian 0 0 0
Tajik 0 0 0
Tatar 0 0 0
Turk 0 0 0
Uighur 0 0 0
Uzbek 0 0 0
Yemeni 0 0 0
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 50 0 0 0
South Asian origins 115 65 50
Bangladeshi 0 0 0
Bengali 0 0 0
East IndianNational Household Survey data footnote 48 110 65 45
Goan 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0
Kashmiri 0 0 0
Nepali 0 0 0
Pakistani 0 0 0
Punjabi 0 0 0
Sinhalese 0 0 0
Sri Lankan 0 0 0
Tamil 0 0 0
South Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 51 0 0 0
East and Southeast Asian origins 230 130 100
Burmese 0 0 0
Cambodian (Khmer) 0 0 0
Chinese 125 80 45
Filipino 35 0 20
Hmong 0 0 0
Indonesian 0 0 0
Japanese 20 15 0
Korean 0 0 0
Laotian 0 0 0
Malaysian 0 0 0
Mongolian 0 0 0
Singaporean 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0
Thai 0 0 0
Tibetan 0 0 0
Vietnamese 20 0 0
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 52 0 0 0
Other Asian origins 0 0 0
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 53 0 0 0
Oceania origins 140 65 75
Australian 60 25 35
New Zealander 25 20 0
Pacific Islands origins 70 30 35
Fijian 50 30 25
Hawaiian 0 0 0
Maori 0 0 0
Polynesian, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Samoan 0 0 0
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 54 0 0 0
Religion
Total population in private households by religionNational Household Survey data footnote 55 19,545 9,805 9,745
Buddhist 115 55 60
Christian 8,850 3,950 4,905
Anglican 1,035 455 575
Baptist 520 240 285
Catholic 3,180 1,490 1,695
Christian Orthodox 30 0 0
Lutheran 450 205 245
Pentecostal 390 155 230
Presbyterian 60 10 45
United Church 1,340 490 855
Other Christian 1,840 880 960
Hindu 35 15 20
Jewish 50 0 40
Muslim 15 10 0
Sikh 0 0 0
Traditional (Aboriginal) Spirituality 50 25 25
Other religions 300 115 185
No religious affiliation 10,125 5,620 4,505
Aboriginal population
Total population in private households by Aboriginal identity 19,545 9,805 9,740
Aboriginal identityNational Household Survey data footnote 56 1,565 765 805
First Nations (North American Indian) single identityNational Household Survey data footnote 57 1,100 515 585
Métis single identity 425 230 200
Inuk (Inuit) single identity 25 15 0
Multiple Aboriginal identitiesNational Household Survey data footnote 58 0 0 0
Aboriginal identities not included elsewhereNational Household Survey data footnote 59 10 0 10
Non-Aboriginal identity 17,980 9,045 8,940
Total population in private households by Registered or Treaty Indian statusNational Household Survey data footnote 57 19,545 9,805 9,745
Registered or Treaty IndianNational Household Survey data footnote 60 745 390 360
Not a Registered or Treaty Indian 18,800 9,415 9,385
Total population in private households by Aboriginal ancestryNational Household Survey data footnote 61 19,545 9,805 9,745
Aboriginal ancestryNational Household Survey data footnote 62 1,875 925 950
First Nations (North American Indian) Aboriginal ancestryNational Household Survey data footnote 57 1,400 675 720
Métis ancestry 460 235 230
Inuit ancestry 20 15 0
Non-Aboriginal ancestry onlyNational Household Survey data footnote 63 17,675 8,880 8,790
Non-official languages spoken
Total population in private households by non-official languages spokenNational Household Survey data footnote 64 2,040 1,015 1,025
Aboriginal languages 150 85 70
Algonquin 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0
Cree languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 65 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0
Tlicho (Dogrib) 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0
Other Aboriginal languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 66 150 80 65
Non-Aboriginal languages 1,895 935 960
Italian 365 170 200
Portuguese 25 0 0
Romanian 0 0 0
Spanish 310 115 190
Dutch 250 115 135
Flemish 0 0 0
German 425 240 185
Yiddish 0 0 0
Danish 25 15 0
Norwegian 25 20 0
Swedish 20 0 0
Afrikaans 35 25 15
Gaelic languages 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0
Bulgarian 0 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0
Czech 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0
Polish 45 35 0
Russian 15 0 0
Serbian 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0
Slovak 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0
Ukrainian 25 0 15
Latvian 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0
Greek 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0
Albanian 0 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0
Finnish 0 0 0
Hungarian 30 0 20
Turkish 0 0 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0
Amharic 0 0 0
Arabic 0 0 0
Hebrew 0 0 0
Maltese 35 15 20
Tigrigna 0 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Bengali 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0
Hindi 35 15 15
Konkani 0 0 0
Marathi 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 0 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0
Urdu 0 0 0
Nepali 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Kannada 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 0 0
Tamil 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0
Japanese 30 20 0
Korean 0 0 0
Cantonese 0 0 0
Fukien 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0
Mandarin 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 65 45 20
Lao 0 0 0
Thai 20 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0
Vietnamese 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 0 0 0
Ilocano 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino) 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0
Lingala 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0
Swahili 50 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Creoles 0 0 0
Other non-Aboriginal languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 67 75 25 50
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 1 year agoNational Household Survey data footnote 68 19,310 9,690 9,620
Non-movers 17,025 8,590 8,435
Movers 2,290 1,105 1,185
Non-migrants 1,515 755 760
Migrants 775 350 425
Internal migrants 730 325 405
Intraprovincial migrants 590 265 320
Interprovincial migrants 145 60 80
External migrants 45 25 25
Total - Mobility status 5 years agoNational Household Survey data footnote 69 18,675 9,245 9,425
Non-movers 11,950 5,970 5,985
Movers 6,720 3,280 3,445
Non-migrants 3,585 1,780 1,805
Migrants 3,135 1,495 1,635
Internal migrants 2,920 1,425 1,495
Intraprovincial migrants 2,195 1,060 1,135
Interprovincial migrants 725 370 360
External migrants 215 75 140
Education
Total population aged 15 years and over by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 70 16,900 8,375 8,520
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,415 1,755 1,665
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 71 4,900 2,220 2,680
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 72 8,580 4,410 4,175
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 73 2,830 1,965 865
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 3,040 1,310 1,735
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 74 750 195 550
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,970 935 1,030
Bachelor's degree 1,155 530 630
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 75 810 405 405
Total population aged 25 to 64 years by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 70 10,745 5,175 5,570
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,315 670 640
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 71 3,165 1,555 1,610
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 72 6,265 2,945 3,320
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 73 1,930 1,265 665
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,260 895 1,370
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 74 550 145 410
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,525 645 875
Bachelor's degree 910 385 525
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 75 615 260 350
Total population aged 15 years and over by major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011National Household Survey data footnote 76 16,900 8,380 8,525
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 77 8,315 3,970 4,345
Education 820 230 585
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 245 120 125
Humanities 270 95 170
Social and behavioural sciences and law 505 125 380
Business, management and public administration 1,120 290 825
Physical and life sciences and technologies 200 115 85
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 200 80 115
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 2,385 2,290 85
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 405 330 80
Health and related fieldsNational Household Survey data footnote 78 1,585 250 1,330
Personal, protective and transportation services 860 470 390
Other fields of studyNational Household Survey data footnote 79 0 0 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by location of study compared with province or territory of residenceNational Household Survey data footnote 80 16,900 8,375 8,525
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,310 3,970 4,345
With postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,580 4,405 4,175
Location of study inside Canada 7,640 3,880 3,755
Same as province or territory of residence 6,075 3,045 3,035
Another province or territory 1,565 840 725
Location of study outside Canada 945 525 420
Language used most often at work
Total population aged 15 years and over by language used most often at workNational Household Survey data footnote 81 9,870 5,055 4,815
Single responses 9,845 5,040 4,810
English 9,825 5,035 4,795
French 15 0 0
Non-official languages 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Cantonese 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 0 0 0
Mandarin 0 0 0
Spanish 0 0 0
Korean 0 0 0
German 0 0 0
Cree languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 82 0 0 0
Portuguese 0 0 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0
Other languages 0 0 0
Multiple responses 25 0 0
English and French 0 0 0
English and non-official language 0 0 0
French and non-official language 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by language used most often at workNational Household Survey data footnote 81 9,870 5,055 4,815
English 9,825 5,030 4,795
French 15 0 0
Non-official language 0 0 0
Aboriginal 0 0 0
Non-Aboriginal 0 0 0
English and French 0 0 0
English and non-official language 0 0 0
French and non-official language 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0
Labour force status
Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force statusNational Household Survey data footnote 83 16,900 8,380 8,525
In the labour force 8,840 4,610 4,225
Employed 8,095 4,155 3,940
Unemployed 745 460 285
Not in the labour force 8,060 3,765 4,290
Participation rate 52.3 55.0 49.6
Employment rate 47.9 49.6 46.2
Unemployment rate 8.4 10.0 6.7
Class of worker
Total labour force aged 15 years and over by class of workerNational Household Survey data footnote 84 8,840 4,610 4,230
Class of worker - not applicableNational Household Survey data footnote 85 230 135 100
All classes of workerNational Household Survey data footnote 86 8,605 4,480 4,130
Employee 7,145 3,560 3,585
Self-employedNational Household Survey data footnote 87 1,465 915 545
Occupation
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over by occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011National Household Survey data footnote 88 8,840 4,615 4,230
Occupation - not applicableNational Household Survey data footnote 89 230 135 95
All occupationsNational Household Survey data footnote 86 8,610 4,475 4,130
0 Management occupations 945 490 455
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 1,145 170 975
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 360 325 40
3 Health occupations 725 140 595
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 815 360 455
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 195 85 115
6 Sales and service occupations 1,870 640 1,230
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,545 1,420 120
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 505 420 85
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 505 440 65
Industry
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over by industry - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007National Household Survey data footnote 90 8,840 4,610 4,230
Industry - not applicableNational Household Survey data footnote 89 230 135 100
All industriesNational Household Survey data footnote 86 8,610 4,480 4,130
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 595 485 110
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 95 90 0
22 Utilities 40 20 0
23 Construction 850 735 120
31-33 Manufacturing 755 675 80
41 Wholesale trade 130 90 40
44-45 Retail trade 1,175 525 650
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 430 255 170
51 Information and cultural industries 90 25 65
52 Finance and insurance 245 95 155
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 160 45 115
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 300 150 150
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0 0 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 420 225 195
61 Educational services 465 155 315
62 Health care and social assistance 1,055 240 810
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 165 75 95
72 Accommodation and food services 655 110 540
81 Other services (except public administration) 470 215 255
91 Public administration 510 265 245
Work activity
Total labour force aged 15 years and over by work activity in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 91 8,840 4,615 4,225
Did not work in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 92 620 320 300
Worked in 2010 8,220 4,295 3,925
1 to 13 weeks 510 305 205
14 to 26 weeks 865 445 425
27 to 39 weeks 585 285 295
40 to 48 weeks 1,430 785 650
49 to 52 weeks 4,825 2,475 2,355
Average weeks worked in 2010 43.0 42.8 43.2
Full-time or part-time weeks worked
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over by full-time or part-time weeks worked in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 93 8,840 4,615 4,230
Did not work in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 92 620 320 300
Worked in 2010 8,225 4,295 3,925
Worked full-time in 2010 5,730 3,355 2,375
Worked part-time in 2010 2,490 935 1,555
Place of work status
Total employed population aged 15 years and over by place of work statusNational Household Survey data footnote 94 8,095 4,155 3,945
Worked at home 670 345 325
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0
No fixed workplace address 1,475 1,160 315
Worked at usual place 5,945 2,650 3,295
Mode of transportation
Total employed population aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address by mode of transportationNational Household Survey data footnote 95 7,415 3,810 3,610
Car, truck or van - as a driver 5,760 2,850 2,910
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 530 350 185
Public transit 175 85 90
Walked 575 260 315
Bicycle 145 110 35
Other methods 230 155 75
Median commuting duration
Total employed population aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address by median commuting durationNational Household Survey data footnote 96 7,415 3,805 3,610
Median commuting duration 10.8 10.9 10.6
Time leaving for work
Total employed population aged 15 years and over by time leaving for workNational Household Survey data footnote 97 7,415 3,805 3,610
Between 5 and 6:59 a.m. 1,640 1,160 470
Between 7 and 9:00 a.m. 3,975 1,860 2,110
Anytime after 9:00 a.m. 1,805 775 1,025
Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Total number of occupied private dwellings by condition of dwellingNational Household Survey data footnote 98 9,160 ... ...
Only regular maintenance or minor repairs needed 7,960 ... ...
Major repairs needed 1,205 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by period of constructionNational Household Survey data footnote 99 9,160 ... ...
1960 or before 3,045 ... ...
1961 to 1980 2,895 ... ...
1981 to 1990 1,145 ... ...
1991 to 2000 1,315 ... ...
2001 to 2005 300 ... ...
2006 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 100 465 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by number of roomsNational Household Survey data footnote 101 9,160 ... ...
1 to 4 rooms 2,220 ... ...
5 rooms 1,515 ... ...
6 rooms 1,305 ... ...
7 rooms 1,215 ... ...
8 or more rooms 2,910 ... ...
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6.3 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by number of bedroomsNational Household Survey data footnote 102 9,160 ... ...
0 to 1 bedroom 1,220 ... ...
2 bedrooms 2,680 ... ...
3 bedrooms 3,005 ... ...
4 or more bedrooms 2,250 ... ...
Household characteristics
Total number of private households by tenureNational Household Survey data footnote 103 9,160 ... ...
Owner 7,125 ... ...
Renter 1,970 ... ...
Band housing 65 ... ...
Total number of private households by condominium statusNational Household Survey data footnote 104 9,160 ... ...
Part of a condominium development 460 ... ...
Not part of a condominium development 8,700 ... ...
Total number of private households by number of household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 105 9,160 ... ...
1 household maintainer 5,990 ... ...
2 household maintainers 3,090 ... ...
3 or more household maintainers 80 ... ...
Total number of private households by age group of primary household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 106 9,160 ... ...
Under 25 years 205 ... ...
25 to 34 years 655 ... ...
35 to 44 years 1,075 ... ...
45 to 54 years 2,015 ... ...
55 to 64 years 2,415 ... ...
65 to 74 years 1,640 ... ...
75 years and over 1,155 ... ...
Total number of private households by number of persons per roomNational Household Survey data footnote 107 9,160 ... ...
One person or fewer per room 9,095 ... ...
More than one person per room 65 ... ...
Total number of private households by housing suitabilityNational Household Survey data footnote 108 9,160 ... ...
Suitable 8,905 ... ...
Not suitable 255 ... ...
Shelter costs
Total number of owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratioNational Household Survey data footnote 109 8,775 ... ...
Spending less than 30% of household total income on shelter costs 6,840 ... ...
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs 1,930 ... ...
Spending 30% to less than 100% of household total income on shelter costs 1,560 ... ...
Number of owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings 6,875 ... ...
% of owner households with a mortgageNational Household Survey data footnote 110 45.9 ... ...
% of owner households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costsNational Household Survey data footnote 111 14.7 ... ...
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 112 515 ... ...
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 112 758 ... ...
Median value of dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 113 269,183 ... ...
Average value of dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 113 284,067 ... ...
Number of tenant households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings 1,915 ... ...
% of tenant households in subsidized housingNational Household Survey data footnote 114 11.2 ... ...
% of tenant households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costsNational Household Survey data footnote 115 48.4 ... ...
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 116 671 ... ...
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 116 691 ... ...
Income of individuals in 2010
Total income in 2010 of population aged 15 years and overNational Household Survey data footnote 117 16,900 8,380 8,520
Without income 710 315 395
With income 16,185 8,060 8,125
Under $5,000National Household Survey data footnote 118 1,715 805 910
$5,000 to $9,999 1,390 535 860
$10,000 to $14,999 1,760 675 1,090
$15,000 to $19,999 1,795 630 1,170
$20,000 to $29,999 2,280 990 1,290
$30,000 to $39,999 2,305 1,125 1,180
$40,000 to $49,999 1,600 990 610
$50,000 to $59,999 950 550 405
$60,000 to $79,999 1,035 710 330
$80,000 to $99,999 815 645 165
$100,000 and over 525 410 110
$100,000 to $124,999 235 175 55
$125,000 and over 290 240 55
Median income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 119 25,499 33,389 20,250
Average income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 119 33,909 41,304 26,575
After-tax income in 2010 of population 15 years and overNational Household Survey data footnote 120 16,900 8,375 8,525
Without after-tax income 710 315 400
With after-tax income 16,185 8,060 8,125
Under $5,000National Household Survey data footnote 121 1,740 815 925
$5,000 to $9,999 1,510 590 920
$10,000 to $14,999 1,745 675 1,075
$15,000 to $19,999 1,930 665 1,270
$20,000 to $29,999 2,595 1,085 1,510
$30,000 to $39,999 2,495 1,385 1,110
$40,000 to $49,999 1,630 995 625
$50,000 to $59,999 780 520 260
$60,000 to $79,999 1,115 815 305
$80,000 to $99,999 360 290 70
$100,000 and over 285 235 55
Median after-tax income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 122 24,153 31,417 19,586
Average after-tax income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 122 29,916 35,838 24,042
Composition of total income in 2010 of population 15 years and over (%)National Household Survey data footnote 123 100.0 100.0 100.1
Market income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 124 81.2 84.7 75.9
Employment income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 125 59.9 61.0 58.2
Wages and salaries (%)National Household Survey data footnote 126 55.7 56.1 55.0
Self-employment income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 127 4.3 5.0 3.1
Investment income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 128 6.5 6.8 6.0
Retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities (%)National Household Survey data footnote 129 12.3 14.0 9.5
Other money income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 130 2.6 2.8 2.2
Government transfer payments (%)National Household Survey data footnote 131 18.8 15.3 24.1
Canada/Quebec Pension Plan benefits (%)National Household Survey data footnote 132 7.0 6.4 8.0
Old Age Security pensions and Guaranteed Income Supplement (%)National Household Survey data footnote 133 5.4 4.3 7.2
Employment Insurance benefits (%)National Household Survey data footnote 134 1.5 1.3 1.9
Child benefits (%)National Household Survey data footnote 135 1.3 0.1 3.0
Other income from government sources (%)National Household Survey data footnote 136 3.5 3.3 3.9
Income taxes paid as a % of total incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 137 11.8 13.2 9.6
After-tax income as a % of total incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 138 88.3 86.8 90.5
Net capital gains or losses as a % of total incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 139 1.4 1.8 0.8
Population aged 15 years and over who worked full year, full time and with employment income in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 140 3,860 2,180 1,675
Median employment income in 2010 ($) 45,921 55,087 37,489
Average employment income in 2010 ($) 51,493 58,311 42,618
Family income in 2010 of economic familiesNational Household Survey data footnote 141 5,990 ... ...
Median family income ($) 60,417 ... ...
Average family income ($) 71,717 ... ...
Median after-tax family income ($) 56,094 ... ...
Average after-tax family income ($) 63,526 ... ...
Average family size 2.7 ... ...
Couple-only economic familiesNational Household Survey data footnote 142 3,175 ... ...
Median family income ($) 56,432 ... ...
Average family income ($) 66,411 ... ...
Median after-tax family income ($) 51,928 ... ...
Average after-tax family income ($) 59,379 ... ...
Average family size 2.0 ... ...
Couple-with-children economic familiesNational Household Survey data footnote 143 1,840 ... ...
Median family income ($) 85,136 ... ...
Average family income ($) 86,939 ... ...
Median after-tax family income ($) 72,376 ... ...
Average after-tax family income ($) 76,027 ... ...
Average family size 3.8 ... ...
Lone-parent economic familiesNational Household Survey data footnote 144 760 ... ...
Median family income ($) 35,635 ... ...
Average family income ($) 52,361 ... ...
Median after-tax family income ($) 35,092 ... ...
Average after-tax family income ($) 46,530 ... ...
Average family size 2.5 ... ...
Income in 2010 of population aged 15 years and over not in economic familiesNational Household Survey data footnote 145 3,605 1,765 1,840
Median total income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 146 23,536 23,863 23,403
Average total income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 146 33,159 37,350 29,133
Median after-tax income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 147 22,714 22,872 22,514
Average after-tax income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 147 28,813 31,320 26,405
Total population by decile of adjusted after-tax family incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 148 19,550 9,805 9,745
In bottom half of the Canadian distribution 11,300 5,530 5,765
In bottom decile 2,465 1,295 1,165
In second decile 2,450 1,105 1,345
In third decile 2,280 1,080 1,200
In fourth decile 2,190 1,060 1,130
In fifth decile 1,910 985 930
In top half of the Canadian distribution 8,250 4,275 3,975
In sixth decile 2,135 1,065 1,070
In seventh decile 1,990 980 1,010
In eighth decile 1,340 715 625
In ninth decile 1,525 835 690
In top decile 1,265 685 575
Income of households in 2010
Household total income in 2010 of private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 149 9,155 ... ...
Under $5,000 225 ... ...
$5,000 to $9,999 285 ... ...
$10,000 to $14,999 495 ... ...
$15,000 to $19,999 600 ... ...
$20,000 to $29,999 860 ... ...
$30,000 to $39,999 1,230 ... ...
$40,000 to $49,999 1,065 ... ...
$50,000 to $59,999 915 ... ...
$60,000 to $79,999 1,125 ... ...
$80,000 to $99,999 870 ... ...
$100,000 to $124,999 715 ... ...
$125,000 to $149,999 375 ... ...
$150,000 and over 390 ... ...
After-tax income of households in 2010 of private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 150 9,155 ... ...
Under $5,000 225 ... ...
$5,000 to $9,999 315 ... ...
$10,000 to $14,999 510 ... ...
$15,000 to $19,999 595 ... ...
$20,000 to $29,999 985 ... ...
$30,000 to $39,999 1,365 ... ...
$40,000 to $49,999 1,280 ... ...
$50,000 to $59,999 790 ... ...
$60,000 to $79,999 1,285 ... ...
$80,000 to $99,999 900 ... ...
$100,000 and over 900 ... ...
$100,000 to $124,999 505 ... ...
$125,000 and over 395 ... ...
Household income in 2010 of private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 151 9,155 ... ...
Median household total income ($) 48,272 ... ...
Average household total income ($) 59,936 ... ...
Median after-tax household income ($) 45,033 ... ...
Average after-tax household income ($) 52,871 ... ...
One-person private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 152 2,940 ... ...
Median household total income ($) 25,110 ... ...
Average household total income ($) 35,478 ... ...
Median after-tax household income ($) 23,890 ... ...
Average after-tax household income ($) 30,549 ... ...
Two-or-more-persons private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 152 6,220 ... ...
Median household total income ($) 59,883 ... ...
Average household total income ($) 71,498 ... ...
Median after-tax household income ($) 55,942 ... ...
Average after-tax household income ($) 63,423 ... ...
Income of individuals in 2010
Population in private households for income statusNational Household Survey data footnote 153 18,880 9,460 9,415
Less than 18 years 3,175 1,700 1,475
Less than 6 years 1,015 630 385
18 to 64 years 11,550 5,695 5,850
65 years and over 4,160 2,065 2,095
In low income in 2010 based on after-tax low-income measure (LIM-AT) 3,425 1,655 1,770
Less than 18 years 715 360 355
Less than 6 years 320 155 160
18 to 64 years 2,260 1,100 1,155
65 years and over 455 195 260
Prevalence of low income in 2010 based on after-tax low-income measure (%) 18.1 17.5 18.8
Less than 18 years (%) 22.5 21.2 24.1
Less than 6 years (%) 31.5 24.6 41.6
18 to 64 years (%) 19.6 19.3 19.7
65 years and over (%) 10.9 9.4 12.4

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National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Citizenship refers to the legal citizenship status of a person. Citizenship can be by birth or naturalization. A person may have more than one citizenship. A person may be stateless, that is, they may have no citizenship.

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Footnote 2

Includes persons who are stateless.

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Footnote 3

Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained his or her landed immigrant/permanent resident status. A landed immigrant/permanent resident refers to a person who has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities.

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Footnote 4

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 5

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 6

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 7

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit, or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 8

Age at immigration refers to the age at which an immigrant first obtained landed immigrant/permanent resident status. Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities.

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Footnote 9

The places of birth selected are the most frequently reported by immigrants at the Canada level.

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Footnote 10

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 11

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 12

The official name of United Kingdom is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. United Kingdom includes Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland (excludes Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British Overseas Territories).

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Footnote 13

China excludes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region.

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Footnote 14

The official name of Viet Nam is Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

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The official name of Iran is Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Footnote 16

The official name of South Korea is Republic of Korea.

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Footnote 17

The category 'Oceania and other' includes places of birth in Oceania and responses not included elsewhere, such as 'born at sea.'

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Footnote 18

The category 'Other places of birth' includes other places of birth in Oceania and responses not included elsewhere, such as 'born at sea.'

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Footnote 19

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit, or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 20

Recent immigrants are immigrants who landed in Canada between January 1, 2006 and May 10, 2011. Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. The places of birth selected are the most frequently reported by recent immigrants at the Canada level.

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Footnote 21

The official name of Venezuela is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Footnote 22

The official name of Moldova is Republic of Moldova.

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Footnote 23

The official name of Syria is Syrian Arab Republic.

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Footnote 24

Generation status refers to whether or not the person or the person's parents were born in Canada. It identifies persons as being first generation, second generation or third generation or more.

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Footnote 25

'First generation' includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or have ever been, immigrants to Canada.

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Footnote 26

'Second generation' includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.

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Footnote 27

'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

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Footnote 28

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 29

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 30

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Malaysian,' 'Laotian,' etc.

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Footnote 31

For example, 'Iranian,' 'Afghan,' etc.

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Footnote 32

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 33

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 34

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Footnote 35

This is a total population estimate.  The sum of the ethnic groups in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ethnic origin in the NHS.

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Footnote 36

Includes general responses indicating North American origins (e.g., 'North American') as well as more specific responses indicating North American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maritimer,' 'Manitoban').

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Footnote 37

Includes general responses indicating British Isles origins (e.g., 'British,' 'United Kingdom') as well as more specific responses indicating British Isles origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Celtic').

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Footnote 38

Includes general responses indicating Western European origins (e.g., 'Western European') as well as more specific responses indicating Western European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Liechtensteiner').

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Footnote 39

Includes general responses indicating Northern European origins (e.g., 'Northern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Northern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Faroese,' 'Scandinavian').

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Footnote 40

Includes general responses indicating Eastern European origins (e.g., 'Eastern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Eastern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baltic').

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Footnote 41

Includes general responses indicating Southern European origins (e.g., 'Southern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Gibraltarian').

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Footnote 42

Includes general responses indicating Other European origins (e.g., 'European') as well as more specific responses indicating European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Central European').

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Footnote 43

Includes general responses indicating Caribbean origins (e.g., 'Caribbean') as well as more specific responses indicating Caribbean origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Guadelupian,' 'Aruban').

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Footnote 44

Includes general responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins (e.g., 'South American') as well as more specific responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Surinamese').

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Footnote 45

Includes general responses indicating Central or West African origins (e.g., 'West African') as well as more specific responses indicating Central or West African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Ewe,' 'Wolof').

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Footnote 46

Includes general responses indicating North African origins (e.g., 'North African') as well as more specific responses indicating North African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maghreb').

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Footnote 47

Includes general responses indicating Southern or East African origins (e.g., 'East African') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern or East African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Hutu,' 'Shona').

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Footnote 48

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication.)

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Footnote 49

Includes general responses indicating Other African origins (e.g., 'African') as well as more specific responses indicating Other African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Saharan').

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Footnote 50

Includes general responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins (e.g., 'West Asian,' 'Middle Eastern') as well as more specific responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baloch,' 'Circassian').

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Footnote 51

Includes general responses indicating South Asian origins (e.g., 'South Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating South Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bhutanese').

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Footnote 52

Includes general responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins (e.g., 'Southeast Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bruneian,' 'Karen').

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Footnote 53

Includes general responses indicating Other Asian origins (e.g., 'Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating Other Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Eurasian').

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Footnote 54

Includes general responses indicating Pacific Islands origins (e.g., 'Pacific Islander') as well as more specific responses indicating Pacific Islands origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Tahitian').

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Footnote 55

Religion refers to the person's self-identification as having a connection or affiliation with any religious denomination, group, body, sect, cult or other religiously defined community or system of belief. Religion is not limited to formal membership in a religious organization or group. Persons without a religious connection or affiliation can self-identify as atheist, agnostic or humanist, or can provide another applicable response.

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Footnote 56

'Aboriginal identity' includes persons who reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or those who reported Registered or Treaty Indian status, that is registered under the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

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Footnote 57

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey (NHS), 2011.

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Footnote 58

'Multiple Aboriginal identities' includes persons who reported being any two or all three of the following: First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit).

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Footnote 59

'Aboriginal identities not included elsewhere' includes persons who did not report being First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) but who did report Registered or Treaty Indian status and/or membership in a First Nation or Indian band.

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Footnote 60

Registered or Treaty Indian status refers to whether or not a person reported being a Registered or Treaty Indian.' Registered or Treaty Indian' includes persons who reported being a Registered or Treaty Indian in Question 20. Registered Indians are persons who are registered under the Indian Act of Canada. Treaty Indians are persons who belong to a First Nation or Indian band that signed a treaty with the Crown. Registered or Treaty Indians are sometimes also called Status Indians.

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Footnote 61

This is a total population estimate. The sum of the ancestries in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ancestry (ethnic origin) in the National Household Survey.

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Footnote 62

'Aboriginal ancestry' includes persons who reported one or more than one of First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuit ancestry in Question 17, either with or without also reporting a non-Aboriginal ancestry. The sum of the categories 'First Nations (North American Indian) ancestry', 'Métis ancestry' and 'Inuit ancestry' is thus greater than the sum of the total for 'Aboriginal ancestry' because persons who reported more than one Aboriginal ancestry are included in the response category for each Aboriginal ancestry they reported. All respondents with Aboriginal ancestry are counted in at least one of the categories 'First Nations (North American Indian) ancestry,' 'Métis ancestry' and 'Inuit ancestry' and also in the category 'Aboriginal ancestry.' Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. Ancestry refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent's ancestors, an ancestor being usually more distant than a grandparent. A person can have more than one ethnic or cultural origin.

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Footnote 63

'Non-Aboriginal ancestry only' includes persons who did not report First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuit ancestry in Question 17.

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Footnote 64

Refers to languages, other than English or French, in which the respondent can conduct a conversation. The category 'Non-official languages spoken' represents the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the National Household Survey. Hence, this total is greater than the total population.

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Footnote 65

Cree languages include the following categories: Cree not otherwise specified (which refers to those who reported 'Cree'), Swampy Cree, Plains Cree, Woods Cree, and a category labelled 'Cree not included elsewhere' (which includes Moose Cree, Northern East Cree and Southern East Cree).

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Footnote 66

This is a subtotal of all Aboriginal languages collected on May 10, 2011 that are not displayed separately here.

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Footnote 67

This is a subtotal of all non-Aboriginal languages, other than English or French, collected on May 10, 2011 that are not displayed separately here.

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Footnote 68

Refers to the status of a person with regard to the place of residence on the reference day, May 10, 2011, in relation to the place of residence on the same date one year earlier. Persons who have not moved are referred to as non-movers and persons who have moved from one residence to another are referred to as movers. Movers include non-migrants and migrants. Non-migrants are persons who did move but remained in the same city, town, township, village or Indian reserve. Migrants include internal migrants who moved to a different city, town, township, village or Indian reserve within Canada. External migrants include persons who lived outside Canada at the earlier reference date.

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Refers to the status of a person with regard to the place of residence on the reference day, May 10, 2011, in relation to the place of residence on the same date five years earlier. Persons who have not moved are referred to as non-movers and persons who have moved from one residence to another are referred to as movers. Movers include non-migrants and migrants. Non-migrants are persons who did move but remained in the same city, town, township, village or Indian reserve. Migrants include internal migrants who moved to a different city, town, township, village or Indian reserve within Canada. External migrants include persons who lived outside Canada at the earlier reference date.

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Footnote 70

'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class.' For postsecondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom. For further definitions, refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X. For any comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 71

'High school diploma or equivalent' includes persons who have graduated from a secondary school or equivalent. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas,' 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 73

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and other trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres, and similar institutions.

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Footnote 74

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' was over-reported in the NHS. This category likely includes some responses that are actually college certificates or diplomas, bachelor's degrees or other types of education (e.g., university transfer programs, bachelor's programs completed in other countries, incomplete bachelor's programs, non-university professional designations). We recommend users interpret the results for the 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' category with caution.

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Footnote 75

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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Footnote 76

'Major field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level and classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011. This variable shows the 'primary groupings,' a CIP variant. For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/classification-eng.htm. For any comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 77

'No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes persons who have not completed a registered apprenticeship certificate (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) or other trades certificate or diploma, a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma, or a university certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 78

Called 'Health, parks, recreation and fitness' in CIP Canada 2000.

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Includes 'Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other.'

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Footnote 80

'Location of study compared with province or territory of residence' indicates whether the 'Location of study' is the same as the province or territory of residence in 2011, a different Canadian province or territory, or outside Canada. 'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country of the institution where the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed. Users should be aware that some respondents may have reported the physical location of study rather than the location of the certificate, diploma or degree-granting institution. This could affect the responses of those who obtained a certificate, diploma or degree through a joint program or by distance learning with credentials granted in another province or country. In particular, a number of persons reported a location of study for a university credential in one of the territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), even though there were no educational institutions in the territories with the authority to grant university degrees. For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable or 'Location of study,' refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 81

Population by language used most often at work . Refers to the language used most often at work, as reported on May 10, 2011 by the individuals aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2010.

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Footnote 82

Cree languages include the following categories: Cree not otherwise specified (which refers to those who reported 'Cree'), Swampy Cree, Plains Cree, Woods Cree, and a category labelled 'Cree not included elsewhere' (which includes Moose Cree, Northern East Cree and Southern East Cree).

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Footnote 83

Refers to whether a person was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011. In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Refers to whether an employed person is an employee or is self-employed. The self-employed include persons with or without a business, as well as unpaid family workers. 

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Includes unemployed persons aged 15 years and over who have never worked for pay or in self-employment or who had last worked prior to January 1, 2010 only.

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Footnote 86

Experienced labour force refers to persons who, during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, were employed and the unemployed who had last worked for pay or in self-employment in either 2010 or 2011.

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Footnote 87

Includes self-employed with an incorporated business and self-employed with an unincorporated business. Also included among the self-employed are unpaid family workers.

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Footnote 88

Refers to the kind of work performed by persons during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. The 2011 National Household Survey occupation data are produced according to the NOC 2011. 

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Footnote 89

Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over who have never worked for pay or in self-employment or who had last worked prior to January 1, 2010 only.

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Footnote 90

Refers to the general nature of the business carried out in the establishment where the person worked. The 2011 National Household Survey industry data are produced according to the NAICS 2007.

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Footnote 91

Refers to the number of weeks in which a person worked for pay or in self-employment in 2010 at all jobs held, even if only for a few hours, and whether these weeks were mostly full time (30 hours or more per week) or mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week).

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Footnote 92

Includes persons who never worked, persons who worked prior to 2010 only, or persons who worked in 2011 only.

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Footnote 93

Refers to persons who worked for pay or in self-employment in 2010. These persons were asked to report whether the weeks they worked in 2010 were full-time weeks (30 hours or more per week) or not, on the basis of all jobs held. Persons with a part-time job for part of the year and a full-time job for another part of the year were to report the information for the job at which they worked the most weeks.

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Footnote 94

Classification of respondents according to whether they worked at home, worked outside Canada, had no fixed workplace address or worked at a specific address (usual place of work).

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Footnote 95

Refers to the main mode of transportation a respondent uses to travel between his or her home and his or her place of work.

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Footnote 96

Refers to how many minutes it took for a person to travel from home to work. Median commuting duration is the value which divides the commuting duration into two equal halves, i.e., the commuting duration of individuals for the first half is below the median, while the commuting distance of individuals for the second half is above the median.

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Footnote 97

Time at which a respondent usually leaves home to go to work.

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Condition of dwelling - Refers to whether the dwelling is in need of repairs. This does not include desirable remodelling or additions.

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Footnote 99

Period of construction - Refers to the period in time during which the building or dwelling was originally constructed.

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Includes data up to May 10, 2011.

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Rooms - Refers to enclosed areas within a private dwelling which are finished and suitable for year round living. The number of rooms of a private dwelling includes kitchens, bedrooms and finished rooms in the attic or basement. The number of rooms of a private dwelling excludes bathrooms, halls, vestibules and rooms used solely for business purposes. Partially divided rooms are considered to be separate rooms if they are considered as such by the respondent (e.g., L-shaped dining room and living room arrangements).

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Bedrooms - Refers to rooms in a private dwelling that are designed mainly for sleeping purposes even if they are now used for other purposes, such as guest rooms and television rooms. Also included are rooms used as bedrooms now, even if they were not originally built as bedrooms, such as bedrooms in a finished basement. Bedrooms exclude rooms designed for another use during the day such as dining rooms and living rooms even if they may be used for sleeping purposes at night. By definition, one-room private dwellings such as studio apartments have zero bedrooms.

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Tenure - Refers to whether the household owns or rents their private dwelling, or whether the dwelling is band housing (on an Indian reserve or settlement).

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Condominium status - Refers to whether the private dwelling is part of a condominium development. A condominium is a residential complex in which dwellings are owned individually while land and common elements are held in joint ownership with others.

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Household maintainer - Refers to whether or not a person residing in the household is responsible for paying the rent, or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity or other services or utilities. Where a number of people may contribute to the payments, more than one person in the household may be identified as a household maintainer. If no person in the household is identified as making such payments, the reference person is identified by default.

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Primary household maintainer - First person in the household identified as someone who pays the rent or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity bill, and so on, for the dwelling. The order of the persons in a household is determined by the order in which the respondent lists the persons on the questionnaire. Generally, an adult is listed first followed, if applicable, by that person's spouse or common-law partner and by their children. The order does not necessarily correspond to the proportion of household payments made by the person. Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Persons per room - Refers to an indicator of the level of crowding in a private dwelling. It is calculated by dividing the number of persons in the household by the number of rooms in the dwelling.

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Housing suitability - Housing suitability refers to whether a private household is living in suitable accommodations according to the National Occupancy Standard (NOS); that is, whether the dwelling has enough bedrooms for the size and composition of the household. A household is deemed to be living in suitable accommodations if its dwelling has enough bedrooms, as calculated using the National Occupancy Standard. Housing suitability assesses the required number of bedrooms for a household based on the age, sex, and relationships among household members. An alternative variable, the number of persons per room, considers all rooms in a private dwelling and the number of household members. Housing suitability and the National Occupancy Standard (NOS) on which it is based were developed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) through consultations with provincial housing agencies.

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Shelter-cost-to-income ratio - Percentage of a household's average total monthly income which is spent on shelter-related expenses. Those expenses include the monthly rent (for tenants) or the mortgage payment, property taxes and condominium fees (for owners) and the costs of electricity, heat, municipal services, etc. The percentage is calculated by dividing the total shelter-related expenses by the household's total monthly income and multiplying the result by 100. Includes owner and tenant households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings with household total income greater than zero in 2010 (i.e., excludes negative or zero household total income). The relatively high shelter costs to household income ratios for some households may have resulted from the difference in the reference period for shelter costs and household total income data. The reference period for shelter cost data is 2011, while household total income is reported for the year 2010. As well, for some households, the 2010 household total income may represent income for only part of a year. Household total income - The total income of a household is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that household. Total income refers to the total of income from all sources, including employment income, income from government programs, pension income, investment income and any other money income, before income taxes and deductions, during the calendar year 2010.

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Presence of mortgage - Refers to whether the owner households reported mortgage or loan payments for their dwelling.

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Shelter-cost-to-income ratio for owner households - Percentage of an owner household's average total monthly income which is spent on shelter-related expenses. Those expenses include the mortgage payment, property taxes and condominium fees and the costs of electricity, heat, municipal services, etc. The percentage is calculated by dividing the total shelter-related expenses by the household's total monthly income and multiplying the result by 100. Includes owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings with household total income greater than zero in 2010 (i.e., excludes negative or zero household total income). The relatively high shelter costs to household income ratios for some households may have resulted from the difference in the reference period for shelter costs and household total income data. The reference period for shelter cost data is 2011, while household total income is reported for the year 2010. As well, for some households, the 2010 household total income may represent income for only part of a year. Household total income - The total income of a household is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that household. Total income refers to the total of income from all sources, including employment income, income from government programs, pension income, investment income and any other money income, before income taxes and deductions, during the calendar year 2010.

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Shelter cost for owned dwellings - Includes all shelter expenses paid by households that own their dwellings, such as the mortgage payment and the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services, property taxes and condominium fees.

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Value of dwelling - Refers to the dollar amount expected by the owner if the dwelling were to be sold.

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Subsidized housing - Refers to whether the dwelling is subsidized. Subsidized housing includes rent geared to income, social housing, public housing, government-assisted housing, non-profit housing, rent supplements and housing allowances.

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Shelter-cost-to-income ratio for tenant households - Percentage of a tenant household's average total monthly income which is spent on shelter-related expenses. Those expenses include the monthly rent and the costs of electricity, heat, municipal services, etc. The percentage is calculated by dividing the total shelter-related expenses by the household's total monthly income and multiplying the result by 100. Includes tenant households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings with household total income greater than zero in 2010 (i.e., excludes negative or zero household total income). The relatively high shelter costs to household income ratios for some households may have resulted from the difference in the reference period for shelter costs and household total income data. The reference period for shelter cost data is 2011, while household total income is reported for the year 2010. As well, for some households, the 2010 household total income may represent income for only part of a year. Household total income - The total income of a household is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that household. Total income refers to the total of income from all sources, including employment income, income from government programs, pension income, investment income and any other money income, before income taxes and deductions, during the calendar year 2010.

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Shelter costs for rented dwellings - Includes all shelter expenses paid by households that rent their dwellings, such as the monthly rent and the costs of electricity, heat and municipal services.

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Total income - Total income refers to monetary receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during calendar year 2010. It includes employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities); income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, employment insurance, old age security pension, Canada or Quebec pension plan benefits and disability income; income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and RRIFs; income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, GICs and mutual funds; and other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships. The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. It excludes one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump sum insurance settlements, capital gains and RRSP withdrawals. Capital gains are excluded because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are less likely to be fully spent in the period in which they are received, unlike income that is regular and recurring. Also excluded are employer's contributions to registered pension plans, Canada and Quebec pension plans, and employment insurance. Finally, voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter, and goods produced for own consumption are excluded from this total income definition. Median income of individuals - The median income of a specified group of income recipients is that amount which divides their income size distribution into two halves, i.e., the incomes of the first half of individuals are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median income is calculated from the individuals with income in that group (e.g., males aged 45 to 54 years). Average income of individuals - Average income of individuals refers to the weighted mean total income of individuals aged 15 years and over who reported income for 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54 years) by the number of individuals with income in that group. Median and average of individuals will be calculated for those individuals who are at least aged 15 years and who have an income (positive or negative). Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 118

Including loss.

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Footnote 119

For population with income.

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After-tax income - Refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2010. Median income of individuals - The median income of a specified group of income recipients is that amount which divides their income size distribution into two halves, i.e., the incomes of the first half of individuals are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median income is calculated from the individuals with income in that group (e.g., males aged 45 to 54 years). Average income of individuals - Average income of individuals refers to the weighted mean total income of individuals aged 15 years and over who reported income for 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54 years) by the number of individuals with income in that group. Median and average of individuals will be calculated for those individuals who are at least aged 15 years and who have an income (positive or negative). Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 121

Including loss.

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Footnote 122

For population with after-tax income.

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Composition of income - The composition of the total income of a population group or a geographic area refers to the relative share of each income source or group of sources, expressed as a percentage of the aggregate total income of that group or area. Total income - Total of income from all sources, including employment income, income from government programs, pension income, investment income and any other money income. Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Market income - Refers to the sum of employment income (wages and salaries, net farm income and net income from non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice), investment income, retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities (including those from RRSPs and RRIFs) and other money income. It is equivalent to total income before tax minus all government transfers and is also referred to as income before transfers and taxes.

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Earnings or employment income - Total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.

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Wages and salaries - Refers to gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income tax, pensions and Employment Insurance. Included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union as well as all types of casual earnings during calendar year 2010. Other employment income such as taxable benefits, research grants and royalties are included.

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Self-employment net income - Refers to the total amount received by persons aged 15 years and over during calendar year 2010 as net farm income from self-employment, or net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice. Net farm income - Refers to net income (gross receipts from farm sales minus depreciation and cost of operation) received during calendar year 2010 from the operation of a farm, either on the respondent's own account or in partnership. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share of income was reported. Included with gross receipts are cash advances received in 2010, dividends from cooperatives, rebates and farm-support payments to farmers from federal, provincial and regional agricultural programs (for example, milk subsidies and marketing board payments) and gross insurance proceeds such as payments from the AgriInvest and AgriStability programs. The value of income 'in kind,' such as agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm, is excluded. Net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice - Refers to net income (gross receipts minus expenses of operation such as wages, rents and depreciation) received during calendar year 2010 from the respondent's non-farm unincorporated business or professional practice. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share was reported. Also included is net income from persons babysitting in their own homes, persons providing room and board to non-relatives, self-employed fishers, hunters and trappers, operators of direct distributorships such as those selling and delivering cosmetics, as well as freelance activities of artists, writers, music teachers, hairdressers, dressmakers, etc.

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Investment income - Refers to interest received during calendar year 2010 from deposits in banks, trust companies, cooperatives, credit unions, caisses populaires, etc., as well as interest on savings certificates, bonds and debentures, and all dividends from both Canadian and foreign corporate stocks and mutual funds. Also included is other investment income from either Canadian or foreign sources, such as net rents from real estate, mortgage and loan interest received, regular income from an estate or trust fund, and interest from insurance policies. Does not include capital gains or losses.

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Retirement pensions - Refers to all regular income received by the respondent during calendar year 2010 as the result of having been a member of a pension plan of one or more employers. It includes payments received from all annuities, including payments from a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), a matured Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in the form of a life annuity, a fixed-term annuity, or an income-averaging annuity contract; pensions paid to widow(er)s or other relatives of deceased pensioners; pensions of retired civil servants, Armed Forces personnel and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers; annuity payments received from the Canadian Government Annuities Fund, an insurance company, etc. Does not include lump-sum death benefits, lump-sum benefits or withdrawals from a pension plan or RRSP, or refunds of over-contributions.

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Other money income - Refers to regular cash income received during calendar year 2010 and not reported in any of the other sources listed on the questionnaire. For example, severance pay and retirement allowances, alimony, child support, periodic support from other persons not in the household, income from abroad (excluding dividends and interest), non refundable scholarships, bursaries, fellowships and study grants, and artists' project grants are included.

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Government transfer payments - Refers to all cash benefits received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments during 2010. This variable is derived by summing the amounts reported in: the Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor; benefits from Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan; benefits from Employment Insurance; child benefits; other income from government sources.

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Benefits from Canada or Quebec pension plan - Refers to benefits received during calendar year 2010 from the Canada or Quebec Pension Plan (For example, retirement pensions, survivors' benefits and disability pensions). Does not include lump-sum death benefits.

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Old Age Security pensions and Guaranteed Income Supplement - Refers to Old Age Security pensions and Guaranteed Income Supplements paid to persons aged 65 years and over, and to the Allowance or Allowance for the survivor paid to 60- to 64-year-old spouses of old age security recipients or widow(er)s by the federal government during the calendar year 2010.

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Benefits from employment insurance - Refers to total Employment Insurance benefits received during calendar year 2010, before income tax deductions. It includes benefits for unemployment, sickness, maternity, paternity, adoption, work sharing, retraining and benefits to self-employed fishers received under the federal Employment Insurance Program or the Quebec Parental Insurance Program.

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Child benefits - Refers to payments received under the Canada Child Tax Benefit program during calendar year 2010 by parents with dependent children under 18 years of age. Included with the Canada Child Tax Benefit is the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) for low-income families with children. The NCBS is the federal contribution to the National Child Benefit (NCB), a joint initiative of federal, provincial and territorial governments. Also included in this variable are child benefits, child disability benefits and earned income supplements provided by certain provinces and territories and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB).

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Other income from government sources - Refers to all transfer payments, excluding those covered as a separate income source (Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan benefits, Old Age Security pensions and Guaranteed Income Supplements, Employment Insurance benefits and child benefits) received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal programs during 2010.

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Income tax paid - Refers to all federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid on 2010 income. Federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid refer to taxes on income, after taking into account exemptions, deductions, non-refundable tax credits and the Quebec abatement. These taxes are obtained from the income tax files for persons who allowed access to their income tax data and from direct responses on the questionnaire for others.

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After-tax income - Refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid for 2010.

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Net capital gains or losses - Refers to the net gains received or losses incurred during calendar year 2010 from the sale of capital property. This represents the proceeds of disposition minus the adjusted cost base of the property and outlays and expenses incurred to sell the property. Capital property includes depreciable property and any property which, if sold, would result in a capital gain or loss (for example, cottages, buildings and securities such as mutual funds). Non-taxable capital gains or losses on the sale of a principal residence are excluded. Net capital gains or losses are not included in the definition of Total income as published in standard products. Net capital gains or losses are not included in the concept of total income but are expressed here as a percentage to obtain a relative measure of size.

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Earnings or employment income - Refers to total income received by persons 15 years of age and over during calendar year 2010 as wages and salaries, net income from a non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice, and/or net farm self-employment income. Wages and salaries - Refers to gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income tax, pensions and Employment Insurance. Included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union as well as all types of casual earnings during calendar year 2010. Other employment income such as taxable benefits, research grants and royalties are included. Net non-farm income from unincorporated business or professional practice - Refers to net income (gross receipts minus expenses of operation such as wages, rents and depreciation) received during calendar year 2010 from the respondent's non-farm unincorporated business or professional practice. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share was reported. Also included is net income from persons babysitting in their own homes, persons providing room and board to non-relatives, self-employed fishers, hunters and trappers, operators of direct distributorships such as those selling and delivering cosmetics, as well as freelance activities of artists, writers, music teachers, hairdressers, dressmakers, etc. Net farm income - Refers to net income (gross receipts from farm sales minus depreciation and cost of operation) received during calendar year 2010 from the operation of a farm, either on the respondent's own account or in partnership. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share of income was reported. Included with gross receipts are cash advances received in 2010, dividends from cooperatives, rebates and farm-support payments to farmers from federal, provincial and regional agricultural programs (for example, milk subsidies and marketing board payments) and gross insurance proceeds such as payments from the AgriInvest and AgriStability programs. The value of income 'in kind,' such as agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm, is excluded. Median income of individuals - The median income of a specified group of income recipients is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves, i.e., the incomes of the first half of individuals are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median income is calculated from the unrounded number of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54 years) with income in that group. Average income of individuals - Average income of individuals refers to the weighted mean total income of individuals aged 15 years and over who reported income for 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54 years) by the number of individuals with income in that group. Median and average incomes of individuals will be calculated for those individuals who are at least aged 15 years and who have an income (positive or negative). The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics for earnings. Work activity in 2010 - Refers to the number of weeks in which a person worked for pay or in self-employment in 2010 at all jobs held, even if only for a few hours, and whether these weeks were mostly full time (30 hours or more per week) or mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week). Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Economic family total income - The total income of an economic family is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that family. Total income - Total income refers to monetary receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during calendar year 2010. It includes employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities); income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, employment insurance, old age security pension, Canada or Quebec pension plan benefits and disability income; income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and RRIFs; income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, GICs and mutual funds; and other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships. The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. It excludes one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump sum insurance settlements, capital gains and RRSP withdrawals. Capital gains are excluded because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are less likely to be fully spent in the period in which they are received, unlike income that is regular and recurring. Also excluded are employer's contributions to registered pension plans, Canada and Quebec pension plans, and employment insurance. Finally, voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter, and goods produced for own consumption are excluded from this total income definition. After-tax income of economic families - The after-tax income of an economic family is the sum of the after-tax incomes of all members of that family. After-tax income of family members or persons not in families refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2010. Median income of economic families - The median income of a specified group of families is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves. That is, the incomes of the first half of the families are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of families are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income. Average income of economic families - Average income of economic families refers to the weighted mean total income of families in 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of families (for example, husband-wife families with working wives) by the number of families in that group, whether or not they reported income. The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics on the after-tax income of economic families. Economic family - Refers to a group of two or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law, adoption or a foster relationship. A couple may be of opposite or same sex.

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Economic family structure - Refers to the classification of economic families as couple families, lone-parent families or other economic families. Couple families - Those in which a member of either a married or common-law couple is the economic family reference person. Lone-parent families - Those in which either a male or female lone parent is the economic family reference person. Other economic families - Those in which the economic family reference person has other relatives but does not have a married spouse or common-law partner or a child in their census family.

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Economic family structure - Refers to the classification of economic families as couple families, lone-parent families or other economic families. Couple families - Those in which a member of either a married or common-law couple is the economic family reference person. Lone-parent families - Those in which either a male or female lone parent is the economic family reference person. Other economic families - Those in which the economic family reference person has other relatives but does not have a married spouse or common-law partner or a child in their census family. Presence of children - Refers to the number of children in private households by age groups. To be included, children must live in the same household as the family, without a married spouse, common-law partner or one or more of their children living in the same household. In a census family, they may be children by birth, marriage or adoption. In an economic family, foster children are also included.

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Economic family structure - Refers to the classification of economic families as couple families, lone-parent families or other economic families. Couple families - Those in which a member of either a married or common-law couple is the economic family reference person. Lone-parent families - Those in which either a male or female lone parent is the economic family reference person. Other economic families - Those in which the economic family reference person has other relatives but does not have a married spouse or common-law partner or a child in their census family.

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Total income - Total income refers to monetary receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during calendar year 2010. It includes employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities); income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, employment insurance, old age security pension, Canada or Quebec pension plan benefits and disability income; income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and RRIFs; income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, GICs and mutual funds; and other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships. The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. It excludes one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump sum insurance settlements, capital gains and RRSP withdrawals. Capital gains are excluded because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are less likely to be fully spent in the period in which they are received, unlike income that is regular and recurring. Also excluded are employer's contributions to registered pension plans, Canada and Quebec pension plans, and employment insurance. Finally, voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter, and goods produced for own consumption are excluded from this total income definition. After-tax income - Refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2010. Median income of persons not in economic families - The median income of a specified group of persons not in economic families (for example, males aged 55 to 64) is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves. That is, the incomes of the first half of the persons are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of persons not in economic families are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income. Average income of persons not in economic families - Average income of persons not in economic families refers to the weighted mean total income of the persons not in economic families in 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of persons not in economic families by the number of persons in that group, whether or not they reported income. The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics on the after-tax income of persons not in economic families. Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011. Economic family persons refer to two or more household members who are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law, adoption or a foster relationship, and thereby constitute an economic family. Persons not in economic families refer to household members who do not belong to an economic family, including persons living alone.

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Calculation includes persons not in economic families without income (with an income of zero).

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Calculation includes persons not in economic families without after-tax income (with an after-tax income of zero).

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Adjusted after-tax income for economic families and persons not in economic families - For economic family members, this refers to economic family after-tax income that has been adjusted by a factor that accounts for family size. The adjustment factor takes into account the lower relative needs of additional family members, as compared to a single person living alone. For use with the NHS income data, the adjusted after-tax income is computed as the economic family after-tax income divided by the square root of family size. For persons not in economic families, the adjusted after-tax income is set at after-tax income. This is equivalent to a factor of 1.0 for a person not in an economic family. Decile of adjusted after-tax family income - The deciles divide the population ranked by size of adjusted after-tax family income into 10 groups of equal size. The population in the bottom decile is the one who falls in the lower 10 percent of the adjusted after-tax family income distribution. The population in the top decile is the one who falls in the highest ten percent of the adjusted after-tax family income distribution. The 10 groups were formed with the full population in private households of Canada, whether or not they reported income.

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Household total income - The total income of a household is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that household. Total income - Total income refers to monetary receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during calendar year 2010. It includes employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities); income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, employment insurance, old age security pension, Canada or Quebec pension plan benefits and disability income; income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and RRIFs; income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, GICs and mutual funds; and other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships. The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. It excludes one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump sum insurance settlements, capital gains and RRSP withdrawals. Capital gains are excluded because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are less likely to be fully spent in the period in which they are received, unlike income that is regular and recurring. Also excluded are employer's contributions to registered pension plans, Canada and Quebec pension plans, and employment insurance. Finally, voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter, and goods produced for own consumption are excluded from this total income definition. Household, private - Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. Household members who are temporarily absent on May 10, 2011 (e.g., temporarily residing elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. Every person is a member of one and only one household.

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After-tax income of households - The after-tax income of a household is the sum of the after-tax incomes of all members of that household. After-tax income - Refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2010. Household, private - Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. Household members who are temporarily absent on May 10, 2011 (e.g., temporarily residing elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. Every person is a member of one and only one household.

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Household total income - The total income of a household is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that household. After-tax income of households - The after-tax income of a household is the sum of the after-tax incomes of all members of that household. Total income - Total of income from all sources, including employment income, income from government programs, pension income, investment income and any other money income. After-tax income - Refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2010. Median income of households - The median income of a specified group of households is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves. That is, the incomes of the first half of the households are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of households are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income. Average income of households - Average income of households refers to the weighted mean total income of households in 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of households (for example, two person households) by the number of households in that specific group, whether or not they reported income. The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics on the after-tax income of households. Household, private - Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. Household members who are temporarily absent on May 10, 2011 (e.g., temporarily residing elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. Every person is a member of one and only one household.

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Household size - Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 153

Income status can be measured in several different ways in household surveys. For the standard products of the National Household Survey, the line chosen is a relative measure: the after-tax low-income measure (LIM-AT). For this measure, the income used is after-tax income of households. There are no regional variations to account for prices or cost of living differences: all applicable households in Canada face the same line adjusted for household size. This line is set at half the median of adjusted household after-tax income. To account for potential economies of scale, the income of households with more than one member is divided by the square root of the size of the household. All household members are considered to share the household income and are attributed the same income status. Note: Low-income estimates in the 2011 National Household Survey. For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), low-income statistics are presented based on the after-tax low-income measure (LIM-AT). This measure is not related to the low-income cut-offs (LICO) presented in the 2006 Census and prevalence rates are conceptually not comparable. Because of the sensitivity of certain income indicators to differences in methodology and response patterns, direct comparisons to establish trends with low-income estimates from other household surveys, administrative programs or the 2006 Census are discouraged. The prevalence rates observed in the NHS at the national level are generally 1 to 2 percentage points higher than seen for similar concepts in other programs. However, analysis of the NHS data suggests that it is valid to compare low-income data for different sub-populations within the NHS (i.e., for different geographic areas or demographic groups). For more information, refer to the Income Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-014-X2011006. Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Powell River, RD, British Columbia (Code 5927) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013.
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Census data, Powell River, RD, British Columbia. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Powell River, RD
British Columbia
(Census division)
Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 19,906 ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 19,599 ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 1.6 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 11,000 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 9,111 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 3.9 ... ...
Land area (square km) 5,075.33 ... ...
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 19,905 9,855 10,050
0 to 4 years 810 430 380
5 to 9 years 850 415 435
10 to 14 years 975 510 465
15 to 19 years 1,180 635 545
15 years 235 130 105
16 years 250 130 120
17 years 270 135 135
18 years 220 130 90
19 years 200 110 95
20 to 24 years 785 430 355
25 to 29 years 725 345 385
30 to 34 years 780 355 425
35 to 39 years 945 460 485
40 to 44 years 1,140 570 570
45 to 49 years 1,550 730 815
50 to 54 years 1,825 895 930
55 to 59 years 1,960 945 1,010
60 to 64 years 1,920 1,000 920
65 to 69 years 1,455 775 680
70 to 74 years 1,065 540 525
75 to 79 years 785 370 420
80 to 84 years 635 295 335
85 years and over 520 155 360
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 50.6 50.3 50.9
% of the population aged 15 and over 86.8 86.2 87.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 17,270 8,505 8,770
Married or living with a common-law partner 10,350 5,160 5,185
Married (and not separated) 8,340 4,170 4,170
Living common law 2,010 995 1,020
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,920 3,340 3,585
Single (never legally married) 3,620 2,135 1,480
Separated 565 250 315
Divorced 1,485 690 790
Widowed 1,250 260 990
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 5,980 ... ...
Size of census family: 2 persons 3,875 ... ...
Size of census family: 3 persons 1,040 ... ...
Size of census family: 4 persons 760 ... ...
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 305 ... ...
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 5,980 ... ...
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 5,080 ... ...
Married couples 4,080 ... ...
Without children at home 2,670 ... ...
With children at home 1,415 ... ...
1 child 600 ... ...
2 children 570 ... ...
3 or more children 245 ... ...
Common-law couples 1,000 ... ...
Without children at home 650 ... ...
With children at home 350 ... ...
1 child 180 ... ...
2 children 125 ... ...
3 or more children 45 ... ...
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 895 ... ...
Female parent 670 ... ...
1 child 395 ... ...
2 children 215 ... ...
3 or more children 60 ... ...
Male parent 230 ... ...
1 child 155 ... ...
2 children 50 ... ...
3 or more children 25 ... ...
Total children in census families in private households 4,505 ... ...
Under six years of age 955 ... ...
6 to 14 years 1,665 ... ...
15 to 17 years 725 ... ...
18 to 24 years 780 ... ...
25 years and over 380 ... ...
Average number of children at home per census family 0.8 ... ...
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 19,460 9,680 9,780
Number of persons not in census families 3,895 1,930 1,965
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 255 110 145
Living with non-relatives only 700 405 295
Living alone 2,940 1,415 1,525
Number of census family persons 15,565 7,755 7,810
Average number of persons per census family 2.6 ... ...
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 4,140 2,035 2,100
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 1,395 490 910
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 75 20 60
Living with non-relatives only 90 55 35
Living alone 1,235 420 815
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 2,740 1,545 1,195
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 9,110 ... ...
Census-family households 5,890 ... ...
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 5,490 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 4,765 ... ...
Without children 3,120 ... ...
With children 1,645 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 725 ... ...
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 400 ... ...
One-family households with persons not in a census family 310 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 200 ... ...
Without children 115 ... ...
With children 80 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 110 ... ...
Two-or-more-family households 85 ... ...
Non-census-family households 3,220 ... ...
One-person households 2,945 ... ...
Two-or-more-person households 275 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 9,110 ... ...
Single-detached house 7,395 ... ...
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 15 ... ...
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 295 ... ...
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 1,405 ... ...
Semi-detached house 220 ... ...
Row house 150 ... ...
Apartment, duplex 245 ... ...
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 765 ... ...
Other single-attached house 20 ... ...
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 9,110 ... ...
1 person 2,945 ... ...
2 persons 3,795 ... ...
3 persons 1,145 ... ...
4 persons 825 ... ...
5 persons 280 ... ...
6 or more persons 120 ... ...
Number of persons in private households 19,455 ... ...
Average number of persons in private households 2.1 ... ...
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,715 9,780 9,925
  Single responses  19,555 9,720 9,835
    English  17,530 8,780 8,750
    French  515 255 260
    Non-official languages  1,510 685 825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 5 5
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 0
        Dene  0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,435 650 790
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  30 15 10
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0
        Albanian  0 0 0
        Amharic  0 0 0
        Arabic  0 0 0
        Armenian  0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Bengali  0 0 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0
        Bosnian  0 0 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0
        Burmese  5 0 0
        Cantonese  30 15 15
        Chinese, n.o.s.  35 15 25
        Creoles  0 0 0
        Croatian  5 0 5
        Czech  15 5 5
        Danish  35 15 20
        Dutch  205 95 105
        Estonian  5 5 0
        Finnish  20 5 15
        Flemish  5 5 5
        Fukien  0 0 0
        German  305 155 150
        Greek  15 10 5
        Gujarati  0 5 5
        Hakka  0 5 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0
        Hindi  5 5 5
        Hungarian  25 10 15
        Ilocano  0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Italian  295 135 160
        Japanese  20 5 15
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0
        Korean  20 10 10
        Kurdish  0 0 0
        Lao  5 5 0
        Latvian  5 5 5
        Lingala  0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0
        Malayalam  0 0 0
        Maltese  35 15 25
        Mandarin  15 0 10
        Marathi  0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Norwegian  10 10 0
        Oromo  0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10 5 5
        Pashto  0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  0 0 0
        Polish  50 30 25
        Portuguese  10 0 10
        Romanian  0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0
        Russian  25 10 20
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Serbian  5 5 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Sindhi  0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 5 0
        Slovak  5 5 5
        Slovenian  5 5 5
        Somali  0 0 0
        Spanish  45 10 35
        Swahili  0 0 0
        Swedish  15 5 10
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  40 10 25
        Taiwanese  0 0 5
        Tamil  0 0 0
        Telugu  0 0 0
        Thai  15 0 10
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0
        Turkish  0 0 0
        Ukrainian  40 10 25
        Urdu  0 0 0
        Vietnamese  5 0 5
        Yiddish  0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 70 35 35
  Multiple responses          160 65 95
    English and French  40 15 30
    English and non-official language  100 45 60
    French and non-official language  5 0 10
    English, French and non-official language 5 5 0
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,710 9,785 9,930
  English only 18,455 9,170 9,280
  French only 10 5 5
  English and French 1,230 595 630
  Neither English nor French 20 10 15
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,715 9,785 9,930
  English 19,225 9,535 9,690
  French 445 225 215
  English and French 25 15 15
  Neither English nor French 20 5 10
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 455 235 220
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.3 2.4 2.2
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,715 9,785 9,925
  Single responses 19,520 9,695 9,825
    English 19,060 9,480 9,580
    French 140 70 70
    Non-official languages 320 145 170
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0
        Atikamekw   0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 305 140 160
        African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 15 10 5
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0
        Albanian 0 0 0
        Amharic 0 0 0
        Arabic 0 0 0
        Armenian 0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Bengali 0 0 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 0 0 0
        Bosnian 0 0 0
        Bulgarian 0 0 0
        Burmese 0 0 0
        Cantonese 10 5 5
        Chinese, n.o.s. 15 10 5
        Creoles 0 0 0
        Croatian 0 0 0
        Czech 0 0 0
        Danish 5 0 5
        Dutch 25 10 10
        Estonian 0 0 0
        Finnish 0 0 0
        Flemish 0 0 0
        Fukien 0 0 0
        German 35 15 20
        Greek 0 5 5
        Gujarati 0 5 5
        Hakka 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0
        Hindi 0 0 5
        Hungarian 5 0 0
        Ilocano 0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Italian 80 35 50
        Japanese 0 0 5
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0
        Korean 20 10 10
        Kurdish 0 0 0
        Lao 0 0 0
        Latvian 0 0 0
        Lingala 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0
        Macedonian 0 0 0
        Malay 0 0 5
        Malayalam 0 0 0
        Maltese 5 0 0
        Mandarin 15 5 5
        Marathi 0 0 0
        Nepali 0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Norwegian 0 0 0
        Oromo 0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 5 5
        Pashto 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 0 0 0
        Polish 10 5 5
        Portuguese 0 0 0
        Romanian 0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0
        Russian 10 5 5
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Serbian 0 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0
        Shanghainese 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5
        Sindhi 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
        Slovak 0 0 0
        Slovenian 0 0 0
        Somali 0 0 0
        Spanish 10 5 5
        Swahili 0 0 0
        Swedish 10 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 5 0 0
        Taiwanese 0 0 0
        Tamil 0 0 0
        Telugu 0 0 0
        Thai 5 0 5
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0
        Turkish 0 0 0
        Ukrainian 0 0 0
        Urdu 0 0 0
        Vietnamese 5 0 5
        Yiddish 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 20 10 15
  Multiple responses         190 90 105
    English and French 30 15 20
    English and non-official language 150 70 85
    French and non-official language 0 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 5 5 0
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 19,710 9,780 9,930
  None 18,615 9,285 9,335
  Single responses  1,065 485 580
    English  220 105 115
    French  275 125 150
    Non-official languages  570 250 315
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 0 0 0
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  0 0 0
        Dene  0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 0 0
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 520 225 295
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  10 0 10
        Akan (Twi)  0 0 0
        Albanian  0 0 0
        Amharic  0 0 0
        Arabic  0 0 0
        Armenian  0 0 0
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Bengali  0 0 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  0 0 0
        Bosnian  0 0 0
        Bulgarian  0 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0
        Cantonese  15 10 10
        Chinese, n.o.s.  10 0 5
        Creoles  5 5 0
        Croatian  5 5 5
        Czech  5 5 0
        Danish  5 5 0
        Dutch  55 20 35
        Estonian  5 0 0
        Finnish  0 0 0
        Flemish  0 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0
        German  95 40 55
        Greek  5 0 0
        Gujarati  0 0 0
        Hakka  0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0
        Hindi  10 5 5
        Hungarian  5 0 5
        Ilocano  0 0 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Italian  105 55 55
        Japanese  0 0 0
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0
        Korean  0 0 0
        Kurdish  0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0
        Lithuanian  5 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0
        Malay  5 5 0
        Malayalam  0 0 0
        Maltese  15 10 10
        Mandarin  5 0 5
        Marathi  0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Norwegian  0 0 0
        Oromo  0 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10 5 5
        Pashto  0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  0 0 0
        Polish  10 10 0
        Portuguese  5 5 0
        Romanian  0 0 0
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0
        Russian  10 5 5
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Serbian  5 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 5 5
        Sindhi  0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
        Slovak  0 0 5
        Slovenian  0 0 0
        Somali  0 0 0
        Spanish  60 25 35
        Swahili  5 0 0
        Swedish  10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  20 5 15
        Taiwanese  0 0 0
        Tamil  0 0 0
        Telugu  0 0 0
        Thai  10 5 5
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0
        Turkish  0 0 0
        Ukrainian  5 0 5
        Urdu  0 0 0
        Vietnamese  5 5 0
        Yiddish  0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 45 25 20
  Multiple responses          30 15 15
    English and French  0 0 0
    English and non-official language  10 5 5
    French and non-official language  20 15 10
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Powell River, RD, British Columbia (Code 5927) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released June 26, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed September 22, 2017).

Data source

2011 Census of Population

Census data quality

Powell River, RD, British Columbia

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