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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 913,462   4,113,487
Population in 2001 1 908,007   3,907,738
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 0.6   5.3
Total private dwellings 2 425,681   1,788,474
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 376,829   1,642,715
Population density per square kilometre 17.3   4.4
Land area (square km) 52,917.46   924,815.43
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 913,460 439,830 473,630   4,113,485 2,013,990 2,099,495
0 to 4 years 42,040 21,295 20,745   201,880 103,295 98,590
5 to 9 years 48,145 24,645 23,500   220,700 113,175 107,525
10 to 14 years 56,245 28,560 27,685   257,025 132,275 124,750
15 to 19 years 61,440 31,185 30,250   273,560 140,335 133,225
20 to 24 years 56,775 28,055 28,720   265,905 134,085 131,820
25 to 29 years 50,595 23,910 26,685   245,275 120,260 125,020
30 to 34 years 54,635 25,870 28,765   254,575 122,835 131,740
35 to 39 years 60,935 29,300 31,635   290,645 140,555 150,090
40 to 44 years 75,720 36,670 39,055   334,835 162,675 172,165
45 to 49 years 77,205 37,410 39,800   344,140 167,040 177,100
50 to 54 years 71,705 34,755 36,945   320,115 156,595 163,520
55 to 59 years 67,880 33,285 34,600   289,425 142,575 146,850
60 to 64 years 51,920 25,475 26,450   215,590 106,815 108,780
65 to 69 years 40,155 19,400 20,760   169,765 83,055 86,720
70 to 74 years 33,140 15,570 17,575   143,630 70,200 73,425
75 to 79 years 26,435 11,340 15,100   120,435 55,640 64,800
80 to 84 years 19,870 7,545 12,325   89,925 36,895 53,035
85 years and over 18,610 5,565 13,050   76,045 25,690 50,360
Median age of the population 5 41.8 41.1 42.5   40.8 40.0 41.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.0 83.1 84.8   83.5 82.7 84.2
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 767,025 365,330 401,695   3,433,880 1,665,245 1,768,635
Not in a common-law relationship 698,675 331,250 367,425   3,154,005 1,524,985 1,629,020
In a common-law relationship 68,350 34,080 34,270   279,875 140,260 139,620
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 767,030 365,330 401,700   3,433,880 1,665,240 1,768,640
Never legally married (single) 8 246,770 127,825 118,950   1,102,395 591,495 510,905
Legally married (and not separated) 9 379,600 189,740 189,865   1,730,480 863,210 867,275
Separated, but still legally married 10 27,460 12,105 15,355   110,575 48,710 61,860
Divorced 11 58,385 25,365 33,025   285,860 120,815 165,045
Widowed 12 54,805 10,300 44,505   204,570 41,015 163,555
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 376,845   1,643,150
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 67.3   49.2
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.0   3.1
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.1   6.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 3.1   10.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 14.5   20.9
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.0   7.1
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 3.9   2.8
Number of owned dwellings 16 271,155   1,145,050
Number of rented dwellings 17 103,870   493,995
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 270,960   1,017,335
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 105,885   625,815
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 9.5   7.4
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.7   6.4
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.4   1.9
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 158,000   418,703
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 267,415   1,161,420
Number of married-couple families 22 187,425   844,430
Number of common-law-couple families 23 34,700   141,825
Number of lone-parent families 45,290   175,160
Number of female lone-parent families 37,280   139,770
Number of male lone-parent families 8,010   35,395
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.9   3.0
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.7   2.6
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.3   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 55,412   62,346
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 63,843   69,207
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 50,617   62,202
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 29,917   35,437
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 28,330   33,592
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 39,709   45,332
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 47,850   54,737
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 54,078   60,126
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 44,038   54,288
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 28,555   33,431
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 27,344   31,946
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 35,246   40,649
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 376,845   1,643,150
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 96,260   432,420
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 120,105   486,040
One-person households 99,945   460,580
Other household types 28 60,530   264,105
Average household size 2.4   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,605   52,709
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 73,048   79,509
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 54,959   63,969
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 22,395   27,773
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 37,588   47,266
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 40,591   46,472
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 61,331   68,639
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 47,312   55,748
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 20,414   24,987
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 34,781   43,242
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 641   752
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 625   876
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 903,090 435,565 467,525   4,074,380 1,998,390 2,076,000
English only 832,105 400,930 431,175   2,875,770 1,429,035 1,446,735
French only 32,540 15,655 16,885   54,740 26,910 27,835
English and French 2,100 1,055 1,045   5,920 2,715 3,205
Other language(s) 33 36,345 17,925 18,415   1,137,945 539,730 598,220
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 903,090 435,570 467,525   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,075,995
English only 805,690 392,225 413,470   3,653,365 1,816,370 1,836,995
French only 1,000 470 530   2,070 960 1,115
English and French 95,010 42,245 52,770   295,640 132,285 163,360
Neither English nor French 1,385 630 755   123,305 48,775 74,525
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 903,090 435,565 467,525   4,074,385 1,998,390 2,075,995
English 866,685 417,715 448,970   3,341,285 1,648,770 1,692,515
French 17,165 8,270 8,895   15,325 7,325 8,000
Non-official language 15,700 7,835 7,865   639,380 304,615 334,770
English and French 1,310 610 700   3,615 1,545 2,065
English and non-official language 2,125 1,090 1,030   73,730 35,650 38,085
French and non-official language 85 40 40   465 220 240
English, French and non-official language 25 0 25   580 255 325
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 903,090 435,570 467,520   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000
Non-immigrants 37 854,495 412,430 442,065   2,904,240 1,443,245 1,460,995
Immigrants 38 45,195 21,330 23,860   1,119,215 531,345 587,865
Before 1991 30,305 13,990 16,320   605,680 291,490 314,190
1991 to 2000 7,985 3,930 4,060   335,695 156,855 178,835
2001 to 2006 39 6,900 3,415 3,485   177,840 83,005 94,840
Non-permanent residents 40 3,405 1,805 1,595   50,925 23,795 27,130
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 903,090 435,565 467,520   4,074,380 1,998,385 2,076,000
Canadian citizens 887,995 428,405 459,585   3,761,225 1,853,355 1,907,870
Canadian citizens under age 18 182,285 93,290 88,995   801,105 412,440 388,665
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 705,710 335,120 370,595   2,960,120 1,440,915 1,519,210
Not Canadian citizens 42 15,095 7,160 7,935   313,155 145,030 168,125
Table: Generation status
Generation status Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 756,595 361,155 395,440   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
1st generation 44 47,850 22,975 24,875   1,121,545 530,595 590,950
2nd generation 45 55,160 25,965 29,195   754,835 366,150 388,685
3rd generation or more 46 653,585 312,220 341,365   1,518,530 752,850 765,685
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 894,570 431,510 463,060   4,034,385 1,978,305 2,056,080
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 785,165 379,310 405,850   3,348,275 1,641,970 1,706,305
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 69,425 32,505 36,920   374,695 183,885 190,810
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 20,800 9,920 10,880   194,090 94,920 99,165
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 15,190 7,770 7,425   55,855 27,880 27,980
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 3,990 2,000 1,990   61,470 29,660 31,810
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 860,670 414,005 446,665   3,871,915 1,895,050 1,976,860
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 575,240 279,185 296,055   2,067,790 1,012,765 1,055,020
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 170,625 80,205 90,420   904,705 443,990 460,715
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 54,945 25,575 29,370   528,500 257,610 270,885
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 48,035 23,235 24,800   164,715 82,665 82,040
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 11,820 5,800 6,020   206,210 98,015 108,200
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 903,090 435,570 467,520   4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000
Aboriginal identity population 50 24,175 11,770 12,405   196,070 94,855 101,220
Non-Aboriginal identity population 878,915 423,800 455,120   3,878,310 1,903,530 1,974,780
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 756,595 361,155 395,440   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
No certificate, diploma or degree 202,775 102,045 100,725   675,345 334,185 341,155
High school certificate or equivalent 52 172,800 78,795 94,000   946,645 437,070 509,575
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 90,420 55,800 34,615   368,355 240,530 127,830
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 135,975 57,010 78,960   565,900 238,185 327,715
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30,650 11,595 19,050   184,395 76,290 108,105
University certificate, diploma or degree 123,980 55,895 68,085   654,265 323,330 330,930
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 117,770 59,755 58,015   538,010 275,720 262,290
No certificate, diploma or degree 51,165 27,930 23,235   200,900 107,480 93,415
High school certificate or equivalent 55 41,635 20,235 21,400   222,060 114,920 107,140
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 3,900 2,455 1,440   20,750 12,500 8,245
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 8,675 4,290 4,380   43,660 20,030 23,630
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 2,375 1,130 1,255   16,285 7,290 9,000
University certificate, diploma or degree 10,015 3,715 6,305   34,355 13,500 20,855
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 104,750 49,345 55,405   497,715 240,980 256,735
No certificate, diploma or degree 12,060 7,230 4,825   46,860 26,615 20,245
High school certificate or equivalent 58 23,190 11,880 11,310   130,165 69,805 60,365
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10,190 6,035 4,155   46,040 28,350 17,695
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 26,505 11,565 14,945   99,325 41,670 57,655
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 4,030 1,805 2,230   30,820 13,310 17,510
University certificate, diploma or degree 28,775 10,830 17,940   144,505 61,230 83,275
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 402,995 194,650 208,345   1,786,750 868,970 917,780
No certificate, diploma or degree 82,220 42,875 39,340   235,340 121,720 113,620
High school certificate or equivalent 61 82,865 37,550 45,320   461,105 204,265 256,835
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 60,525 36,925 23,600   227,410 148,500 78,905
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 85,005 35,720 49,285   347,685 144,740 202,945
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 18,420 6,750 11,675   108,205 44,140 64,060
University certificate, diploma or degree 73,955 34,830 39,130   407,010 205,605 201,405
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 756,595 361,155 395,435   3,394,905 1,649,585 1,745,320
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 375,570 180,845 194,720   1,621,995 771,255 850,740
Education 31,460 8,345 23,115   135,905 35,125 100,775
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 8,725 4,175 4,550   76,385 34,995 41,390
Humanities 18,195 7,225 10,970   101,875 40,805 61,070
Social and behavioural sciences and law 30,195 9,220 20,980   177,185 67,235 109,950
Business, management and public administration 86,670 23,920 62,750   366,975 136,540 230,435
Physical and life sciences and technologies 12,660 6,740 5,915   63,415 36,015 27,400
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 14,975 7,790 7,185   66,200 40,145 26,055
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 88,860 84,685 4,170   385,325 356,705 28,620
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 6,855 4,630 2,225   45,020 30,265 14,745
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 54,675 8,435 46,245   252,655 48,205 204,450
Personal, protective and transportation services 27,730 15,135 12,595   101,725 52,210 49,515
Other 64 15 10 10   245 70 170
Table: Location of study
Location of study Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 756,595 361,155 395,440   3,394,910 1,649,585 1,745,320
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 375,570 180,845 194,720   1,621,995 771,255 850,735
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 381,025 180,310 200,720   1,772,915 878,335 894,580
Inside Canada 359,365 169,190 190,170   1,365,495 673,085 692,405
Outside Canada 21,660 11,120 10,540   407,420 205,245 202,175
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 756,595 361,155 395,440   3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320
In the labour force 67 476,125 245,950 230,170   2,226,380 1,166,660 1,059,725
Employed 68 432,595 222,990 209,600   2,092,770 1,099,535 993,230
Unemployed 69 43,530 22,960 20,570   133,615 67,120 66,490
Not in the labour force 70 280,470 115,210 165,265   1,168,525 482,930 685,600
Participation rate 71 62.9 68.1 58.2   65.6 70.7 60.7
Employment rate 72 57.2 61.7 53.0   61.6 66.7 56.9
Unemployment rate 73 9.1 9.3 8.9   6.0 5.8 6.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 468,590 242,580 226,005   2,193,115 1,151,405 1,041,710
A Management occupations 75 41,700 25,430 16,270   229,945 144,745 85,200
B Business, finance and administration occupations 79,440 21,210 58,230   375,975 103,055 272,915
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 25,025 19,975 5,050   138,955 110,495 28,455
D Health occupations 31,120 5,570 25,555   120,360 26,515 93,850
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 39,350 13,170 26,180   178,040 59,870 118,170
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 12,740 5,440 7,300   76,460 35,540 40,920
G Sales and service occupations 122,870 49,815 73,050   555,880 227,020 328,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 69,965 66,445 3,525   339,500 317,075 22,420
I Occupations unique to primary industry 24,490 20,805 3,685   86,460 62,190 24,270
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 21,890 14,720 7,170   91,545 64,895 26,650
Table: Industry
Industry Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 468,590 242,580 226,005   2,193,115 1,151,410 1,041,710
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 27,400 22,180 5,220   107,760 76,650 31,110
Construction 29,965 27,200 2,765   166,100 145,130 20,965
Manufacturing 41,710 30,090 11,620   189,120 139,380 49,740
Wholesale trade 16,440 11,545 4,895   92,020 61,540 30,475
Retail trade 58,565 24,400 34,165   248,950 109,840 139,115
Finance and real estate 21,355 8,680 12,675   134,940 58,085 76,850
Health care and social services 54,695 9,460 45,235   213,085 38,855 174,235
Educational services 34,690 11,635 23,055   152,565 52,355 100,205
Business services 80,930 47,340 33,585   436,665 264,515 172,150
Other services 102,840 50,045 52,795   451,905 205,055 246,855
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 689,655 319,915 369,740   3,101,125 1,475,830 1,625,295
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 681,725 315,085 366,640   3,059,710 1,451,135 1,608,575
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 262,230 111,765 150,465   1,194,955 525,710 669,245
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 134,205 53,555 80,655   593,385 244,550 348,835
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 515,655 264,860 250,795   2,419,215 1,253,025 1,166,185
English 504,425 259,565 244,860   2,308,370 1,197,835 1,110,535
French 6,995 3,185 3,810   5,525 1,670 3,855
Non-official language 1,475 855 620   79,415 40,630 38,790
English and French 2,190 1,020 1,175   2,970 1,275 1,695
English and non-official language 505 205 300   22,435 11,375 11,060
French and non-official language 30 20 10   125 75 45
English, French and non-official language 30 15 20   365 165 200
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 432,595 222,990 209,600   2,092,770 1,099,535 993,235
Worked at home 27,820 14,150 13,670   188,755 89,455 99,300
Worked outside Canada 1,815 1,315 505   13,955 9,805 4,150
No fixed workplace address 48,725 38,645 10,075   274,055 208,230 65,825
Worked at usual place 354,235 168,880 185,360   1,615,995 792,045 823,955
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 256,450 120,140 136,305   787,185 358,565 428,620
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 63,545 29,080 34,470   746,830 383,710 363,115
Worked in a different census division (county) 29,470 16,525 12,950   72,020 43,435 28,585
Worked in a different province 4,765 3,130 1,635   9,965 6,330 3,635
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Nova Scotia   British Columbia
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 83 402,960 207,525 195,430   1,890,055 1,000,275 889,780
Car, truck, van, as driver 293,225 158,030 135,195   1,353,790 755,115 598,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 43,705 18,740 24,965   145,840 63,700 82,145
Public transit 23,965 9,725 14,235   195,145 81,655 113,490
Walked or bicycled 35,645 17,145 18,500   167,650 82,510 85,135
All other modes 6,415 3,885 2,530   27,620 17,295 10,330
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 903,090 435,565 467,520   4,074,380 1,998,385 2,075,995
Total visible minority population 85 37,685 18,250 19,430   1,008,855 484,110 524,750
Chinese 4,305 1,965 2,340   407,225 195,325 211,900
South Asian 86 3,810 2,030 1,775   262,290 130,065 132,225
Black 19,230 9,150 10,080   28,315 14,915 13,395
Filipino 700 255 440   88,075 37,070 51,005
Latin American 955 505 450   28,965 13,385 15,575
Southeast Asian 87 815 400 420   40,685 19,780 20,910
Arab 4,505 2,410 2,095   8,635 4,670 3,965
West Asian 88 775 390 385   29,810 15,445 14,360
Korean 795 415 380   50,490 24,170 26,320
Japanese 500 215 290   35,060 14,950 20,115
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 260 95 160   3,880 1,985 1,900
Multiple visible minority 90 1,035 420 610   25,420 12,345 13,070
Not a visible minority 91 865,405 417,315 448,090   3,065,525 1,514,275 1,551,250
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 508,305 260,905 247,395   2,392,805 1,235,450 1,157,350
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 22,608 28,223 17,984   25,722 32,375 20,458
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 255,050 141,095 113,955   1,113,365 652,200 461,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 36,917 42,328 31,516   42,230 48,070 36,739
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Nova Scotia   British Columbia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 718,340 345,685 372,655   3,230,565 1,580,450 1,650,110
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,815 29,592 18,053   24,867 31,598 19,997
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 20,778 25,955 17,119   22,785 28,251 18,930
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 70.2 73.4 65.7   75.1 78.5 69.8
Government transfers - As a % of total income 15.1 11.8 19.9   10.7 7.9 15.0
Other money - As a % of total income 14.6 14.8 14.5   14.2 13.6 15.2
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 891,010 429,725 461,285   3,978,215 1,949,320 2,028,895
% in low income before tax - All persons 13.8 12.4 15.2   17.3 16.2 18.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 9.6 8.9 10.2   13.1 12.6 13.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 16.6 16.7 16.5   19.6 19.5 19.6
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 11.5 11.6 11.4   14.9 14.8 14.9

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Nova Scotia (Code12) (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 February 19, 2020).

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