Data tables, 2016 Census

Commuting Destination (5), Main Mode of Commuting (10), Sex (3) and Age (5) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correction

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This table details commuting destination , main mode of commuting , sex and age for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over having a usual place of work, in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
Data quality
Main mode of commuting (10) Commuting destination (5)
Total - Commuting destination Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence Commute to a different province or territory
Total - Main mode of commutingFootnote 1 1,766,960 864,415 807,840 81,750 12,965
Car, truck or van 1,310,205 590,480 639,485 74,085 6,155
Driver, alone 1,110,540 498,780 545,005 62,185 4,575
2 or more persons shared the ride to work 199,660 91,705 94,480 11,905 1,575
Driver, with 1 or more passengers 107,530 44,020 55,250 7,425 835
Passenger, 2 or more persons in the vehicle 92,130 47,685 39,230 4,475 735
Sustainable transportation 430,545 258,845 162,365 5,845 3,490
Public transit 248,530 103,100 139,890 3,570 1,965
Active transport 182,010 155,745 22,470 2,275 1,525
Other method 26,215 15,085 5,995 1,820 3,315


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not available for a specific reference period


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not applicable


Symbol x

suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


Symbol F

too unreliable to be published



Footnote 1

The census assumes that the commute to work originates from the usual place of residence, but this may not always be the case. Sometimes, respondents may be on a business trip and may have reported their place of work or main mode of commuting based on where they were working during the trip. Some persons maintain a residence close to work and commute to their home on weekends. Students often work after school at a location near their school. As a result, the data may show unusual commutes or unusual main modes of commuting.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016329.

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