Statistics Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

(Note: Content area on this page may be wider than usual.)

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

After-tax Family Income Groups (23A) and Census Family Structure (11) for the Census Families in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2005 - 20% Sample Data

Select data categories for this product
[Geographic index]
British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique Warning
After-tax family income groups (23A) Census family structure (11)
Total - Census family structure 1 Married couple families 2 Married couple families with no children Married couple families with children under 18 years 3 Married couple families with only children 18 years and over Common-law couple families 4 Common-law couple families with no children Common-law couple families with children under 18 years 5 Common-law couple families with only children 18 years and over Male lone-parent families Female lone-parent families
Note(s) :
  1. Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations crossing provincial boundaries
    There is one census metropolitan area (Ottawa - Gatineau) and three census agglomerations (Campbellton, Hawkesbury and Lloydminster) that cross provincial boundaries. The data for their respective provincial parts are included with the appropriate census metropolitan area or census agglomeration, with data for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration within the province of the provincial part that contributes the majority of the population to the area. For example, Ottawa - Gatineau can be found in Ontario, Campbellton in New Brunswick, Hawkesbury in Ontario and Lloydminster in Alberta.
  1. TOTAL - CENSUS FAMILY STRUCTURE
    Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. 'Children' in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.
  2. MARRIED COUPLE FAMILIES
    Includes same-sex married couple families in 2005.
  3. MARRIED COUPLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
    These families may also have children 18 years and over.
  4. COMMON-LAW COUPLE FAMILIES
    Includes opposite-sex and same-sex common-law couple families.
  5. COMMON-LAW COUPLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
    These families may also have children 18 years and over.
  6. TOTAL - AFTER-TAX FAMILY INCOME GROUPS
    Census family total income - The total income of a census family is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that family.

    'Total income' refers to the total money income received from the following sources during calendar year 2005 by persons 15 years of age and over:

    - wages and salaries (total)
    - net farm income
    - net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice
    - child benefits
    - Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement
    - benefits from Canada or Quebec Pension Plan
    - benefits from Employment Insurance
    - other income from government sources
    - dividends, interest on bonds, deposits and savings certificates, and other investment income
    - retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities, including those from RRSPs and RRIFs
    - other money income.

    After-tax income of census families - The after-tax income of a census 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 2005.

    Receipts not counted as income - The income concept excludes gambling gains and losses, lottery prizes, money inherited during the year in a lump-sum, capital gains or losses, receipts from the sale of property, income tax refunds, loan payments received, lump-sum settlements of insurance policies, rebates received on property taxes, refunds of pension contributions as well as all income 'in kind,' such as free meals and living accommodations, or agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm.

    Average income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, and households - Average income of families (census/economic) or persons 15 years of age and over not in families or households refers to the weighted mean total income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households in 2005. 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) or persons 15 years of age and over not in families or households (for example, two-person households) by the number of families, persons not in families, or households in that respective group, whether or not they reported income.

    Median income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, and households - The median income of a specified group of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or 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 families, persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income.

    Standard error of average income - Refers to the estimated standard error of average income for an income size distribution. If interpreted as shown below, it serves as a rough indicator of the precision of the corresponding estimate of average income. For about 68% of the samples which could be selected from the sample frame, the difference between the sample estimate of average income and the corresponding figure based on complete enumeration would be less than one standard error. For about 95% of the possible samples, the difference would be less than two standard errors and, in about 99% of the samples, the difference would be less than approximately two and a half standard errors.

    The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics on the after-tax income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families and households.
Warning Data quality note(s)
  • Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
  • Data quality index showing, for the short census questionnaire (100% data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.
  • Data quality index showing, for the long census questionnaire (20% sample data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.
Total - After-tax family income groups 6 1,161,420 844,430 387,780 331,320 125,325 141,825 91,620 43,655 6,555 35,390 139,770
Under $10,000 46,820 25,440 12,890 9,220 3,330 5,530 3,925 1,480 120 2,740 13,110
$10,000 to $14,999 27,740 11,980 6,315 4,255 1,405 3,060 2,130 880 50 1,600 11,105
$15,000 to $19,999 37,805 16,830 8,970 5,940 1,920 4,340 2,895 1,330 120 2,280 14,350
$20,000 to $24,999 54,310 32,755 21,470 8,590 2,695 6,100 4,210 1,760 125 2,510 12,940
$25,000 to $29,999 62,235 39,080 26,505 9,755 2,825 7,485 5,255 2,085 145 2,475 13,195
$30,000 to $34,999 70,945 45,805 27,455 14,450 3,900 8,755 5,765 2,860 125 2,830 13,555
$35,000 to $39,999 74,295 49,380 27,060 18,055 4,265 9,010 5,310 3,485 210 2,875 13,035
$40,000 to $44,999 72,195 50,395 27,785 18,075 4,530 9,525 5,985 3,315 220 2,625 9,645
$45,000 to $49,999 70,535 51,235 26,765 19,475 4,995 9,220 5,975 3,015 230 2,000 8,080
$50,000 to $54,999 67,565 49,915 25,535 19,120 5,260 9,060 5,765 2,965 320 2,180 6,410
$55,000 to $59,999 64,450 48,255 23,300 19,760 5,190 8,910 5,810 2,790 305 2,120 5,170
$60,000 to $64,999 61,255 47,320 21,500 20,055 5,765 8,165 5,390 2,460 310 1,680 4,085
$65,000 to $69,999 57,325 44,230 18,460 20,020 5,755 8,290 5,275 2,620 390 1,340 3,465
$70,000 to $74,999 51,615 40,925 16,795 18,265 5,865 6,960 4,505 2,120 330 1,145 2,590
$75,000 to $79,999 45,945 36,850 14,710 16,525 5,615 6,215 3,915 1,905 395 985 1,895
$80,000 to $89,999 77,370 63,850 23,270 28,805 11,775 9,480 6,045 2,755 675 1,335 2,705
$90,000 to $99,999 57,830 48,565 16,470 21,565 10,525 6,840 4,210 1,990 640 780 1,640
$100,000 to $124,999 83,630 72,330 22,440 30,550 19,335 8,460 5,285 2,255 920 1,000 1,835
$125,000 and over 77,565 69,280 20,080 28,840 20,355 6,420 3,955 1,555 910 900 965
Median after-tax family income $ 54,737 60,126 51,643 64,733 79,445 54,288 53,712 52,647 77,657 40,649 31,946
Average after-tax family income $ 64,158 69,966 61,030 73,572 88,080 61,371 59,798 60,767 87,373 47,321 36,160
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 142 167 238 237 558 556 405 1,492 1,794 426 149
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique, Code59)