Data tables, 2016 Census

Aboriginal Identity (9), Income Statistics (17), Registered or Treaty Indian Status (3), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details aboriginal identity , income statistics , registered or treaty indian status , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Income statistics (17) Aboriginal identity (9)
Total - Aboriginal identityFootnote 2 Aboriginal identityFootnote 3 Single Aboriginal responsesFootnote 4 First Nations (North American Indian)Footnote 5 Métis Inuk (Inuit) Multiple Aboriginal responsesFootnote 6 Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere Footnote 7 Non-Aboriginal identity
Total - Income statisticsFootnote 8 3,870,375 200,650 195,430 125,555 68,800 1,075 2,980 2,245 3,669,725
With total income 3,727,715 188,475 183,535 117,135 65,385 1,020 2,800 2,145 3,539,240
Percentage with total income (%) 96.3 93.9 93.9 93.3 95.0 94.9 94.0 95.5 96.4
Median total income ($) 32,983 23,857 23,811 21,297 29,322 22,563 26,028 26,612 33,527
Average total income ($) 45,616 33,864 33,818 30,359 40,005 34,523 35,871 35,125 46,242
With after-tax income 3,732,420 188,730 183,795 117,300 65,470 1,015 2,795 2,140 3,543,690
Percentage with after-tax income (%) 96.4 94.1 94.0 93.4 95.2 94.4 93.8 95.3 96.6
Median after-tax income ($) 29,755 22,682 22,634 20,610 26,833 20,964 24,675 24,890 30,176
Average after-tax income ($) 37,922 29,542 29,501 27,036 33,922 29,270 31,038 31,045 38,368
With employment income 2,775,010 140,090 136,510 84,075 51,695 730 2,135 1,450 2,634,920
Percentage with employment income (%) 71.7 69.8 69.9 67.0 75.1 67.9 71.6 64.6 71.8
Median employment income ($) 31,707 24,183 24,118 22,109 28,142 21,239 25,576 31,478 32,166
Average employment income ($) 43,339 33,887 33,840 31,168 38,189 33,640 35,069 36,607 43,841
With wages, salaries and commissions 2,519,020 132,175 128,900 80,020 48,195 690 1,955 1,320 2,386,845
Percentage with wages, salaries and commissions (%) 65.1 65.9 66.0 63.7 70.1 64.2 65.6 58.8 65.0
Median wages, salaries and commissions ($) 33,428 24,820 24,722 22,561 29,134 21,243 27,123 31,839 33,964
Average wages, salaries and commissions ($) 44,364 34,288 34,227 31,429 38,883 33,426 36,161 37,471 44,922

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

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 Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

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 2016 Census of Population. For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 3

'Aboriginal identity' includes persons who are First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or those who are Registered or Treaty Indians (that is, registered under the Indian Act of Canada) and/or those who have 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 4

'Single Aboriginal responses' includes persons who are in only one Aboriginal group, that is First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit).

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Footnote 5

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 2016 Census of Population. For additional information, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 6

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

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Footnote 7

'Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere' includes persons who are not First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit), but who have Registered or Treaty Indian status and/or Membership in a First Nation or Indian band.

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Footnote 8

Total income - The sum of certain incomes (in cash and, in some circumstances, in kind) of the statistical unit during a specified reference period. The components used to calculate total income vary between:

- statistical units of social statistical programs such as persons, private households, census families and economic families;
- statistical units of business statistical programs such as enterprises, companies, establishments and locations;
- statistical units of farm statistical programs such as farm operator and farm family.

In the context of persons, total income refers to receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

In the context of census families, total income refers to receipts from certain sources of all of its family members, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

In the context of economic families, total income refers to receipts from certain sources of all of its family members, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

In the context of households, total income refers to receipts from certain sources of all household members, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. Receipts that are included as income are:

- employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities);
- income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) and mutual funds;
- income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs);
- other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships;
- income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, Employment Insurance benefits, Old Age Security benefits, Canada Pension Plan and Québec Pension Plan benefits and disability income.

Receipts excluded from this income definition are:

- one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump-sum insurance settlements and tax-free savings account (TFSA) or registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) withdrawals;
- capital gains because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are more relevant to the concept of wealth than the concept of income;
- employers' contributions to registered pension plans, Canada Pension Plan, Québec Pension Plan and Employment Insurance;
- voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter and goods produced for own consumption.

After-tax income - Total income less income taxes of the statistical unit during a specified reference period. Income taxes refers to the sum of federal income taxes, provincial and territorial income taxes, less abatement where applicable. Provincial and territorial income taxes include health care premiums in certain jurisdictions. Abatement reduces the federal income taxes payable by persons residing in Quebec or in certain self-governing Yukon First Nation settlement lands.

Employment income - All income received as wages, salaries and commissions from paid employment and net self-employment income from farm or non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice during the reference period.

Wages, salaries and commissions - Gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income taxes, pension plan contributions and employment insurance premiums during the reference period. While other employee remuneration such as security options benefits, board and lodging and other taxable allowances and benefits are included in this source, employers' contributions to pension plans and employment insurance plans are excluded. Other receipts included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses associated with paid employment, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union, research grants, royalties from a work or invention with no associated expenses and all types of casual earnings during the reference period.

Median income - The median income of a specified group is the amount that divides the income distribution of that group into two halves, i.e., the incomes of half of the units in that group are below the median, while those of the other half are above the median. Median incomes of individuals are calculated for those with income (positive or negative).

Average income - Average income of a specified group is calculated by dividing the aggregate income of that group by the number of units in that group. Average incomes of individuals are calculated for those with income (positive or negative).

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016170.

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