Data tables, 2016 Census

Aboriginal Identity (9), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (11), 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 , highest certificate, diploma or degree , 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) Highest certificate, diploma or degree (11)
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 3 No certificate, diploma or degree Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 4 Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 5 Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 6 College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma University certificate or diploma below bachelor level University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above Bachelor's degree University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelFootnote 7
Total - Income statisticsFootnote 8 3,870,375 601,640 1,138,565 338,985 142,940 196,045 700,945 138,010 952,240 622,675 329,565
With total income 3,727,715 503,895 1,113,010 336,440 141,485 194,950 694,905 136,635 942,830 616,670 326,165
Percentage with total income (%) 96.3 83.8 97.8 99.2 99.0 99.4 99.1 99.0 99.0 99.0 99.0
Median total income ($) 32,983 18,818 25,844 40,841 32,680 48,206 37,917 34,666 48,268 44,002 58,365
Average total income ($) 45,616 27,064 36,075 51,105 41,851 57,822 47,005 44,638 63,954 58,150 74,927
With after-tax income 3,732,420 504,505 1,114,425 336,925 141,705 195,225 695,750 136,830 943,990 617,430 326,560
Percentage with after-tax income (%) 96.4 83.9 97.9 99.4 99.1 99.6 99.3 99.1 99.1 99.2 99.1
Median after-tax income ($) 29,755 18,332 23,959 35,995 29,426 41,687 33,851 31,201 42,287 38,879 50,311
Average after-tax income ($) 37,922 23,767 30,712 42,150 35,335 47,096 39,421 37,525 51,443 47,288 59,298
With employment income 2,775,010 284,415 823,070 254,525 104,015 150,510 548,665 104,735 759,595 502,650 256,945
Percentage with employment income (%) 71.7 47.3 72.3 75.1 72.8 76.8 78.3 75.9 79.8 80.7 78.0
Median employment income ($) 31,707 14,817 23,917 40,381 30,629 49,972 35,509 32,133 45,012 41,643 54,222
Average employment income ($) 43,339 25,408 33,600 48,869 38,994 55,693 43,291 41,567 59,032 54,212 68,462
With wages, salaries and commissions 2,519,020 254,955 753,290 227,990 91,825 136,165 500,385 94,910 687,495 459,110 228,390
Percentage with wages, salaries and commissions (%) 65.1 42.4 66.2 67.3 64.2 69.5 71.4 68.8 72.2 73.7 69.3
Median wages, salaries and commissions ($) 33,428 14,736 24,671 43,900 33,071 53,523 37,044 33,849 47,249 43,634 57,411
Average wages, salaries and commissions ($) 44,364 25,716 34,169 51,334 40,839 58,412 44,594 42,789 60,189 55,415 69,786

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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 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 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 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 3

Users are advised to consult data quality comments for 'Highest certificate, diploma or degree,' available in the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 4

'Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate' includes only people who have this as their highest educational qualification. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 5

'Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' includes trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres and similar institutions.

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Footnote 6

'Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' also includes Journeyperson's designations.

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Footnote 7

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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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-X2016178.

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