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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 4,113,487   31,612,897
Population in 2001 1 3,907,738   30,007,094
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 5.3   5.4
Total private dwellings 2 1,788,474   13,576,855
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 1,642,715   12,435,520
Population density per square kilometre 4.4   3.5
Land area (square km) 924,815.43   9,017,698.92
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 4,113,485 2,013,990 2,099,495   31,612,895 15,475,970 16,136,930
0 to 4 years 201,880 103,295 98,590   1,690,540 864,600 825,940
5 to 9 years 220,700 113,175 107,525   1,809,370 926,860 882,515
10 to 14 years 257,025 132,275 124,750   2,079,925 1,065,865 1,014,065
15 to 19 years 273,560 140,335 133,225   2,140,490 1,095,285 1,045,210
20 to 24 years 265,905 134,085 131,820   2,080,385 1,047,950 1,032,435
25 to 29 years 245,275 120,260 125,020   1,985,580 975,945 1,009,640
30 to 34 years 254,575 122,835 131,740   2,020,230 987,715 1,032,515
35 to 39 years 290,645 140,555 150,090   2,208,270 1,083,500 1,124,775
40 to 44 years 334,835 162,675 172,165   2,610,455 1,285,530 1,324,925
45 to 49 years 344,140 167,040 177,100   2,620,595 1,290,130 1,330,470
50 to 54 years 320,115 156,595 163,520   2,357,305 1,158,970 1,198,335
55 to 59 years 289,425 142,575 146,850   2,084,620 1,026,390 1,058,225
60 to 64 years 215,590 106,815 108,780   1,589,865 780,135 809,730
65 to 69 years 169,765 83,055 86,720   1,234,575 593,805 640,770
70 to 74 years 143,630 70,200 73,425   1,053,785 493,465 560,325
75 to 79 years 120,435 55,640 64,800   879,580 386,485 493,095
80 to 84 years 89,925 36,895 53,035   646,705 251,420 395,285
85 years and over 76,045 25,690 50,360   520,605 161,920 358,680
Median age of the population 5 40.8 40.0 41.5   39.5 38.6 40.4
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.5 82.7 84.2   82.3 81.5 83.1
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 3,433,880 1,665,245 1,768,635   26,033,060 12,618,645 13,414,410
Not in a common-law relationship 3,154,005 1,524,985 1,629,020   23,301,420 11,248,590 12,052,835
In a common-law relationship 279,875 140,260 139,620   2,731,635 1,370,060 1,361,575
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 3,433,880 1,665,240 1,768,640   26,033,060 12,618,645 13,414,410
Never legally married (single) 8 1,102,395 591,495 510,905   9,087,030 4,822,330 4,264,700
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,730,480 863,210 867,275   12,470,400 6,235,735 6,234,665
Separated, but still legally married 10 110,575 48,710 61,860   775,425 343,600 431,825
Divorced 11 285,860 120,815 165,045   2,087,385 905,790 1,181,595
Widowed 12 204,570 41,015 163,555   1,612,820 311,190 1,301,630
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 1,643,150   12,437,470
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 49.2   55.3
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.1   4.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.9   5.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 10.0   5.3
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 20.9   18.4
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.1   8.9
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 2.8   1.6
Number of owned dwellings 16 1,145,050   8,509,780
Number of rented dwellings 17 493,995   3,878,500
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,017,335   8,610,600
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 625,815   3,826,870
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.4   7.5
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.4   6.4
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.9   1.5
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 418,703   263,369
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,161,420   8,896,840
Number of married-couple families 22 844,430   6,105,910
Number of common-law-couple families 23 141,825   1,376,870
Number of lone-parent families 175,160   1,414,065
Number of female lone-parent families 139,770   1,132,290
Number of male lone-parent families 35,395   281,775
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.0   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 62,346   63,866
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 69,207   71,665
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 62,202   63,811
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 35,437   36,465
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 33,592   34,350
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 45,332   47,153
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 54,737   55,111
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 60,126   61,221
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 54,288   54,815
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,431   34,205
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 31,946   32,609
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 40,649   41,661
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 1,643,150   12,437,470
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 432,420   3,543,605
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 486,040   3,601,315
One-person households 460,580   3,327,050
Other household types 28 264,105   1,965,495
Average household size 2.5   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 52,709   53,634
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 79,509   82,156
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 63,969   62,503
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 27,773   26,720
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 47,266   46,347
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,472   46,584
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 68,639   69,711
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 55,748   53,667
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 24,987   23,888
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 43,242   42,053
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 752   671
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 876   839
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 4,074,380 1,998,390 2,076,000   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
English only 2,875,770 1,429,035 1,446,735   17,882,780 8,833,105 9,049,665
French only 54,740 26,910 27,835   6,817,650 3,325,530 3,492,125
English and French 5,920 2,715 3,205   98,630 46,765 51,860
Other language(s) 33 1,137,945 539,730 598,220   6,441,975 3,120,865 3,321,105
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,075,995   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
English only 3,653,365 1,816,370 1,836,995   21,129,945 10,507,185 10,622,755
French only 2,070 960 1,115   4,141,850 1,915,265 2,226,585
English and French 295,640 132,285 163,360   5,448,850 2,698,870 2,749,980
Neither English nor French 123,305 48,775 74,525   520,385 204,945 315,435
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 4,074,385 1,998,390 2,075,995   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
English 3,341,285 1,648,770 1,692,515   20,584,775 10,133,105 10,451,665
French 15,325 7,325 8,000   6,608,120 3,233,760 3,374,360
Non-official language 639,380 304,615 334,770   3,472,130 1,677,395 1,794,735
English and French 3,615 1,545 2,065   94,060 44,390 49,670
English and non-official language 73,730 35,650 38,085   406,455 200,500 205,960
French and non-official language 465 220 240   58,885 28,905 29,985
English, French and non-official language 580 255 325   16,600 8,215 8,380
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Non-immigrants 37 2,904,240 1,443,245 1,460,995   24,788,725 12,228,975 12,559,745
Immigrants 38 1,119,215 531,345 587,865   6,186,950 2,964,160 3,222,790
Before 1991 605,680 291,490 314,190   3,408,420 1,642,190 1,766,225
1991 to 2000 335,695 156,855 178,835   1,668,550 791,775 876,775
2001 to 2006 39 177,840 83,005 94,840   1,109,980 530,195 579,790
Non-permanent residents 40 50,925 23,795 27,130   265,355 133,135 132,225
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 4,074,380 1,998,385 2,076,000   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Canadian citizens 3,761,225 1,853,355 1,907,870   29,480,165 14,492,990 14,987,175
Canadian citizens under age 18 801,105 412,440 388,665   6,604,285 3,388,910 3,215,375
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 2,960,120 1,440,915 1,519,210   22,875,880 11,104,080 11,771,800
Not Canadian citizens 42 313,155 145,030 168,125   1,760,865 833,280 927,585
Table: Generation status
Generation status British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440
1st generation 44 1,121,545 530,595 590,950   6,124,560 2,933,875 3,190,690
2nd generation 45 754,835 366,150 388,685   4,006,420 1,948,820 2,057,600
3rd generation or more 46 1,518,530 752,850 765,685   15,533,240 7,588,095 7,945,145
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 4,034,385 1,978,305 2,056,080   30,897,210 15,151,040 15,746,170
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 3,348,275 1,641,970 1,706,305   26,534,115 13,005,260 13,528,855
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 374,695 183,885 190,810   2,554,260 1,256,090 1,298,165
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 194,090 94,920 99,165   1,221,560 598,130 623,430
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 55,855 27,880 27,980   289,745 147,230 142,510
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 61,470 29,660 31,810   297,530 144,325 153,205
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 3,871,915 1,895,050 1,976,860   29,544,485 14,458,615 15,085,865
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,067,790 1,012,765 1,055,020   17,457,170 8,550,360 8,906,805
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 904,705 443,990 460,715   6,507,905 3,181,160 3,326,740
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 528,500 257,610 270,885   3,566,790 1,737,165 1,829,630
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 164,715 82,665 82,040   852,580 425,650 426,930
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 206,210 98,015 108,200   1,160,040 564,280 595,755
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,765
Aboriginal identity population 50 196,070 94,855 101,220   1,172,785 572,095 600,695
Non-Aboriginal identity population 3,878,310 1,903,530 1,974,780   30,068,240 14,754,175 15,314,065
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440
No certificate, diploma or degree 675,345 334,185 341,155   6,098,325 3,004,625 3,093,705
High school certificate or equivalent 52 946,645 437,070 509,575   6,553,425 3,032,870 3,520,555
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 368,355 240,530 127,830   2,785,420 1,778,080 1,007,335
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 565,900 238,185 327,715   4,435,135 1,906,335 2,528,800
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 184,395 76,290 108,105   1,136,145 479,095 657,055
University certificate, diploma or degree 654,265 323,330 330,930   4,655,770 2,269,785 2,385,980
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 538,010 275,720 262,290   4,207,810 2,145,570 2,062,245
No certificate, diploma or degree 200,900 107,480 93,415   1,679,015 909,280 769,735
High school certificate or equivalent 55 222,060 114,920 107,140   1,528,010 781,710 746,300
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20,750 12,500 8,245   185,170 113,110 72,060
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 43,660 20,030 23,630   458,380 201,135 257,240
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 16,285 7,290 9,000   87,420 38,935 48,490
University certificate, diploma or degree 34,355 13,500 20,855   269,810 101,395 168,415
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 497,715 240,980 256,735   3,987,075 1,947,470 2,039,605
No certificate, diploma or degree 46,860 26,615 20,245   433,940 247,210 186,730
High school certificate or equivalent 58 130,165 69,805 60,365   897,830 486,240 411,595
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 46,040 28,350 17,695   416,045 253,705 162,340
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 99,325 41,670 57,655   906,155 398,245 507,915
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30,820 13,310 17,510   181,350 79,935 101,415
University certificate, diploma or degree 144,505 61,230 83,275   1,151,750 482,140 669,610
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,786,750 868,970 917,780   13,395,040 6,564,035 6,831,000
No certificate, diploma or degree 235,340 121,720 113,620   2,249,565 1,146,125 1,103,445
High school certificate or equivalent 61 461,105 204,265 256,835   3,258,905 1,454,880 1,804,025
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 227,410 148,500 78,905   1,739,965 1,106,090 633,875
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 347,685 144,740 202,945   2,627,220 1,127,815 1,499,405
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 108,205 44,140 64,060   685,385 290,210 395,180
University certificate, diploma or degree 407,010 205,605 201,405   2,833,995 1,438,915 1,395,080
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 3,394,905 1,649,585 1,745,320   25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,621,995 771,255 850,740   12,651,750 6,037,490 6,614,260
Education 135,905 35,125 100,775   994,665 249,000 745,660
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 76,385 34,995 41,390   481,190 222,755 258,435
Humanities 101,875 40,805 61,070   717,125 283,590 433,535
Social and behavioural sciences and law 177,185 67,235 109,950   1,275,100 449,800 825,300
Business, management and public administration 366,975 136,540 230,435   2,801,725 1,016,410 1,785,315
Physical and life sciences and technologies 63,415 36,015 27,400   451,960 245,200 206,765
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 66,200 40,145 26,055   568,755 345,700 223,050
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 385,325 356,705 28,620   2,922,080 2,701,170 220,910
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 45,020 30,265 14,745   291,510 203,550 87,960
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 252,655 48,205 204,450   1,728,890 324,415 1,404,470
Personal, protective and transportation services 101,725 52,210 49,515   777,370 391,005 386,365
Other 64 245 70 170   2,100 700 1,405
Table: Location of study
Location of study British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 3,394,910 1,649,585 1,745,320   25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,621,995 771,255 850,735   12,651,750 6,037,490 6,614,260
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,772,915 878,335 894,580   13,012,475 6,433,300 6,579,175
Inside Canada 1,365,495 673,085 692,405   10,948,685 5,363,415 5,585,270
Outside Canada 407,420 205,245 202,175   2,063,785 1,069,880 993,905
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   25,664,220 12,470,785 13,193,440
In the labour force 67 2,226,380 1,166,660 1,059,725   17,146,135 9,020,595 8,125,540
Employed 68 2,092,770 1,099,535 993,230   16,021,180 8,431,530 7,589,645
Unemployed 69 133,615 67,120 66,490   1,124,955 589,065 535,890
Not in the labour force 70 1,168,525 482,930 685,600   8,518,085 3,450,190 5,067,900
Participation rate 71 65.6 70.7 60.7   66.8 72.3 61.6
Employment rate 72 61.6 66.7 56.9   62.4 67.6 57.5
Unemployment rate 73 6.0 5.8 6.3   6.6 6.5 6.6
Table: Occupation
Occupation British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 2,193,115 1,151,405 1,041,710   16,861,180 8,884,805 7,976,370
A Management occupations 75 229,945 144,745 85,200   1,631,730 1,032,940 598,790
B Business, finance and administration occupations 375,975 103,055 272,915   3,025,425 863,420 2,162,005
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 138,955 110,495 28,455   1,108,045 865,820 242,225
D Health occupations 120,360 26,515 93,850   950,360 188,845 761,515
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 178,040 59,870 118,170   1,414,320 451,150 963,175
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 76,460 35,540 40,920   502,195 225,340 276,855
G Sales and service occupations 555,880 227,020 328,860   4,037,720 1,716,470 2,321,260
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 339,500 317,075 22,420   2,550,295 2,374,605 175,695
I Occupations unique to primary industry 86,460 62,190 24,270   648,310 503,785 144,525
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 91,545 64,895 26,650   992,765 662,430 330,335
Table: Industry
Industry British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 2,193,115 1,151,410 1,041,710   16,861,180 8,884,805 7,976,370
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 107,760 76,650 31,110   895,415 663,985 231,425
Construction 166,100 145,130 20,965   1,069,095 938,975 130,120
Manufacturing 189,120 139,380 49,740   2,005,980 1,421,545 584,440
Wholesale trade 92,020 61,540 30,475   739,305 494,575 244,730
Retail trade 248,950 109,840 139,115   1,917,170 859,720 1,057,450
Finance and real estate 134,940 58,085 76,850   992,720 419,290 573,435
Health care and social services 213,085 38,855 174,235   1,716,255 308,060 1,408,200
Educational services 152,565 52,355 100,205   1,150,535 379,910 770,625
Business services 436,665 264,515 172,150   3,103,195 1,873,385 1,229,805
Other services 451,905 205,055 246,855   3,271,505 1,525,360 1,746,145
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 3,101,125 1,475,830 1,625,295   23,496,920 11,164,005 12,332,920
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 3,059,710 1,451,135 1,608,575   23,178,395 10,964,370 12,214,025
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 1,194,955 525,710 669,245   9,625,655 4,251,985 5,373,675
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 593,385 244,550 348,835   4,724,325 1,962,040 2,762,285
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 2,419,215 1,253,025 1,166,185   18,418,100 9,599,250 8,818,855
English 2,308,370 1,197,835 1,110,535   14,064,105 7,347,505 6,716,595
French 5,525 1,670 3,855   3,724,975 1,930,405 1,794,565
Non-official language 79,415 40,630 38,790   273,830 139,825 134,005
English and French 2,970 1,275 1,695   252,295 128,825 123,475
English and non-official language 22,435 11,375 11,060   86,820 44,210 42,610
French and non-official language 125 75 45   5,055 2,545 2,510
English, French and non-official language 365 165 200   11,025 5,930 5,090
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 2,092,770 1,099,535 993,235   16,021,180 8,431,530 7,589,645
Worked at home 188,755 89,455 99,300   1,230,355 623,290 607,060
Worked outside Canada 13,955 9,805 4,150   76,570 52,480 24,095
No fixed workplace address 274,055 208,230 65,825   1,644,360 1,260,935 383,425
Worked at usual place 1,615,995 792,045 823,955   13,069,895 6,494,825 6,575,070
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 787,185 358,565 428,620   7,814,510 3,674,205 4,140,305
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 746,830 383,710 363,115   2,687,845 1,365,350 1,322,490
Worked in a different census division (county) 72,020 43,435 28,585   2,420,290 1,371,555 1,048,735
Worked in a different province 9,965 6,330 3,635   147,250 83,720 63,530
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 1,890,055 1,000,275 889,780   14,714,260 7,755,765 6,958,490
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,353,790 755,115 598,675   10,644,330 5,961,465 4,682,860
Car, truck, van, as passenger 145,840 63,700 82,145   1,133,145 468,575 664,575
Public transit 195,145 81,655 113,490   1,622,725 670,350 952,375
Walked or bicycled 167,650 82,510 85,135   1,134,805 552,405 582,395
All other modes 27,620 17,295 10,330   179,250 102,965 76,285
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 4,074,380 1,998,385 2,075,995   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Total visible minority population 85 1,008,855 484,110 524,750   5,068,095 2,464,025 2,604,065
Chinese 407,225 195,325 211,900   1,216,565 584,260 632,305
South Asian 86 262,290 130,065 132,225   1,262,865 637,190 625,675
Black 28,315 14,915 13,395   783,795 375,685 408,110
Filipino 88,075 37,070 51,005   410,695 175,640 235,055
Latin American 28,965 13,385 15,575   304,245 147,900 156,345
Southeast Asian 87 40,685 19,780 20,910   239,935 116,425 123,510
Arab 8,635 4,670 3,965   265,550 142,580 122,970
West Asian 88 29,810 15,445 14,360   156,700 80,695 76,000
Korean 50,490 24,170 26,320   141,890 68,595 73,300
Japanese 35,060 14,950 20,115   81,300 36,160 45,145
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 3,880 1,985 1,900   71,420 33,845 37,580
Multiple visible minority 90 25,420 12,345 13,070   133,120 65,055 68,065
Not a visible minority 91 3,065,525 1,514,275 1,551,250   26,172,935 12,862,245 13,310,695
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 2,392,805 1,235,450 1,157,350   18,201,265 9,480,550 8,720,710
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 25,722 32,375 20,458   26,850 32,874 21,543
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 1,113,365 652,200 461,165   9,275,770 5,332,040 3,943,725
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 42,230 48,070 36,739   41,401 46,778 35,830
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 British Columbia   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 3,230,565 1,580,450 1,650,110   24,423,165 11,952,155 12,471,005
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 24,867 31,598 19,997   25,615 32,224 20,460
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,785 28,251 18,930   23,307 28,291 19,287
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 75.1 78.5 69.8   76.2 79.7 71.0
Government transfers - As a % of total income 10.7 7.9 15.0   11.1 7.9 15.9
Other money - As a % of total income 14.2 13.6 15.2   12.7 12.5 13.1
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 3,978,215 1,949,320 2,028,895   30,628,935 15,017,885 15,611,050
% in low income before tax - All persons 17.3 16.2 18.2   15.3 14.1 16.5
% in low income after tax - All persons 13.1 12.6 13.6   11.4 10.7 12.0
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 19.6 19.5 19.6   17.7 17.7 17.8
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 14.9 14.8 14.9   13.1 13.1 13.2

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. British Columbia (Code59) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed October 15, 2019).

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