Census Profile, 2016 Census
British Columbia [Province] and Canada [Country]

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Income of individuals in 2015
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 21 3,870,330 1,882,865 1,987,460 28,642,980 13,990,620 14,652,355
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data 3,727,360 1,815,500 1,911,860 27,488,530 13,444,335 14,044,190
Median total income in 2015 among recipients ($) 33,012 40,370 27,543 34,204 40,782 28,860
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data 3,731,980 1,819,375 1,912,600 27,499,185 13,449,010 14,050,175
Median after-tax income in 2015 among recipients ($) 29,783 35,383 25,659 30,866 35,933 26,621
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data 3,363,310 1,665,225 1,698,085 24,583,315 12,296,595 12,286,725
Median market income in 2015 among recipients ($) 31,585 39,557 25,304 32,762 39,925 26,613
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data 2,628,215 1,140,195 1,488,025 19,743,240 8,755,815 10,987,430
Median government transfers in 2015 among recipients ($) 4,592 3,717 4,920 5,453 4,199 6,136
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data 2,775,010 1,415,295 1,359,715 20,428,685 10,547,760 9,880,925
Median employment income in 2015 among recipients ($) 31,713 39,186 26,034 33,684 39,836 28,474
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 22 3,870,375 1,882,770 1,987,605 28,643,015 13,990,430 14,652,585
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,727,715 1,815,380 1,912,335 27,489,395 13,441,555 14,047,845
Average total income in 2015 among recipients ($) 45,616 54,797 36,901 47,487 56,740 38,632
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,732,420 1,819,290 1,913,130 27,500,230 13,446,230 14,053,995
Average after-tax income in 2015 among recipients ($) 37,922 44,282 31,874 38,977 45,404 32,828
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,362,835 1,664,850 1,697,985 24,584,065 12,295,015 12,289,055
Average market income in 2015 among recipients ($) 44,933 54,787 35,271 46,885 56,803 36,962
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 2,628,230 1,139,390 1,488,840 19,742,130 8,752,070 10,990,060
Average government transfers in 2015 among recipients ($) 7,207 7,255 7,171 7,738 7,345 8,050
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 2,775,010 1,415,100 1,359,910 20,428,670 10,542,540 9,886,130
Average employment income in 2015 among recipients ($) 43,339 52,171 34,149 46,057 54,369 37,193
Total - Employment income statistics for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 23 3,870,375 1,882,770 1,987,605 28,643,015 13,990,430 14,652,585
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households who worked full year full time in 2015 - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 24 1,147,070 652,115 494,950 9,367,045 5,231,015 4,136,035
Median employment income in 2015 for full-year full-time workers ($)Census data footnote 25 53,940 61,004 47,039 53,431 59,326 47,420
Average employment income in 2015 for full-year full-time workers ($)Census data footnote 26 64,625 72,840 53,801 65,997 74,289 55,510
Composition of total income in 2015 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 100% dataCensus data footnote 27 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Market income (%)Census data footnote 28 88.9 91.7 84.9 88.3 91.6 83.7
Employment income (%)Census data footnote 29 70.8 74.4 65.8 72.0 75.2 67.7
Government transfers (%)Census data footnote 30 11.1 8.3 15.1 11.7 8.4 16.3
Total - Total income groups in 2015 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 31 3,870,330 1,882,865 1,987,460 28,642,980 13,990,620 14,652,360
Without total income 142,970 67,370 75,600 1,154,450 546,285 608,165
With total income 3,727,360 1,815,505 1,911,860 27,488,530 13,444,335 14,044,195
Percentage with total income 96.3 96.4 96.2 96.0 96.1 95.8
Under $10,000 (including loss) 573,315 240,120 333,195 3,877,620 1,668,960 2,208,655
$10,000 to $19,999 653,915 262,225 391,685 4,680,380 1,867,600 2,812,785
$20,000 to $29,999 503,290 209,095 294,195 3,807,840 1,593,335 2,214,505
$30,000 to $39,999 424,330 188,860 235,470 3,206,175 1,472,670 1,733,510
$40,000 to $49,999 366,220 173,020 193,200 2,827,045 1,376,565 1,450,480
$50,000 to $59,999 286,310 148,095 138,215 2,179,775 1,145,685 1,034,090
$60,000 to $69,999 222,975 129,400 93,580 1,655,070 938,755 716,310
$70,000 to $79,999 171,625 103,795 67,830 1,271,850 745,830 526,015
$80,000 to $89,999 134,090 83,100 50,990 966,885 579,290 387,590
$90,000 to $99,999 96,825 62,825 34,005 749,290 452,240 297,050
$100,000 and over 294,475 214,980 79,500 2,266,600 1,603,400 663,195
$100,000 to $149,999 198,355 142,260 56,095 1,493,570 1,024,210 469,365
$150,000 and over 96,115 72,715 23,405 773,025 579,190 193,830
Total - After-tax income groups in 2015 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 32 3,870,330 1,882,870 1,987,460 28,642,980 13,990,620 14,652,360
Without after-tax income 138,350 63,495 74,855 1,143,795 541,620 602,175
With after-tax income 3,731,980 1,819,375 1,912,605 27,499,185 13,449,010 14,050,175
Percentage with after-tax income 96.4 96.6 96.2 96.0 96.1 95.9
Under $10,000 (including loss) 597,310 253,480 343,835 4,004,475 1,706,825 2,297,645
$10,000 to $19,999 686,510 280,490 406,015 4,905,055 1,972,920 2,932,130
$20,000 to $29,999 593,490 252,075 341,415 4,489,925 1,926,175 2,563,755
$30,000 to $39,999 495,200 226,080 269,120 3,924,960 1,870,705 2,054,250
$40,000 to $49,999 402,535 200,565 201,965 3,144,200 1,619,670 1,524,525
$50,000 to $59,999 293,450 167,870 125,585 2,209,280 1,245,570 963,705
$60,000 to $69,999 210,085 128,000 82,080 1,540,300 912,230 628,065
$70,000 to $79,999 151,775 95,230 56,545 1,076,180 654,570 421,610
$80,000 and over 301,635 215,590 86,045 2,204,820 1,540,335 664,485
$80,000 to $89,999 94,700 64,330 30,370 688,705 444,550 244,145
$90,000 to $99,999 59,050 42,050 17,000 420,975 291,090 129,885
$100,000 and over 147,885 109,215 38,670 1,095,140 804,690 290,445
Total - Employment income groups in 2015 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 33 3,870,330 1,882,865 1,987,460 28,642,980 13,990,625 14,652,360
Without employment income 1,095,320 467,570 627,745 8,214,295 3,442,860 4,771,430
With employment income 2,775,010 1,415,295 1,359,715 20,428,690 10,547,760 9,880,925
Percentage with employment income 71.7 75.2 68.4 71.3 75.4 67.4
Under $5,000 (including loss) 441,080 204,275 236,810 2,778,990 1,357,430 1,421,560
$5,000 to $9,999 212,715 90,015 122,705 1,602,140 697,025 905,120
$10,000 to $19,999 371,875 160,350 211,525 2,736,010 1,212,855 1,523,155
$20,000 to $29,999 309,470 135,945 173,525 2,293,785 1,022,090 1,271,695
$30,000 to $39,999 282,045 126,870 155,180 2,149,860 1,001,065 1,148,795
$40,000 to $49,999 253,810 118,870 134,935 1,928,565 946,625 981,940
$50,000 to $59,999 203,885 107,605 96,280 1,554,100 839,045 715,055
$60,000 to $69,999 163,740 98,205 65,535 1,220,310 708,270 512,040
$70,000 to $79,999 132,340 82,120 50,220 992,170 591,945 400,225
$80,000 and over 404,040 291,050 112,990 3,172,770 2,171,415 1,001,355
$80,000 to $89,999 106,680 67,815 38,860 773,755 475,700 298,055
$90,000 to $99,999 76,470 51,990 24,480 623,980 382,330 241,650
$100,000 and over 220,890 171,245 49,645 1,775,030 1,313,385 461,645
Income of households in 2015
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for private households by household size - 100% dataCensus data footnote 34 1,881,970 ... ... 14,072,080 ... ...
Median total income of households in 2015 ($) 69,995 ... ... 70,336 ... ...
Median after-tax income of households in 2015 ($) 61,280 ... ... 61,348 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for one-person private households - 100% data 541,915 ... ... 3,969,790 ... ...
Median total income of one-person households in 2015 ($) 35,701 ... ... 35,174 ... ...
Median after-tax income of one-person households in 2015 ($) 31,899 ... ... 31,446 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for two-or-more-person private households - 100% data 1,340,055 ... ... 10,102,290 ... ...
Median total income of two-or-more-person households in 2015 ($) 88,466 ... ... 88,249 ... ...
Median after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2015 ($) 77,108 ... ... 76,419 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for private households by household size - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 35 1,881,970 ... ... 14,072,075 ... ...
Average total income of households in 2015 ($) 90,354 ... ... 92,764 ... ...
Average after-tax income of households in 2015 ($) 75,209 ... ... 76,171 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for one-person private households - 25% sample data 541,925 ... ... 3,967,765 ... ...
Average total income of one-person households in 2015 ($) 46,696 ... ... 46,799 ... ...
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2015 ($) 39,091 ... ... 38,685 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for two-or-more-person private households - 25% sample data 1,340,045 ... ... 10,104,315 ... ...
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2015 ($) 108,010 ... ... 110,813 ... ...
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2015 ($) 89,816 ... ... 90,890 ... ...
Total - Household total income groups in 2015 for private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 36 1,881,965 ... ... 14,072,075 ... ...
Under $5,000 43,415 ... ... 228,790 ... ...
$5,000 to $9,999 27,140 ... ... 200,315 ... ...
$10,000 to $14,999 55,745 ... ... 374,575 ... ...
$15,000 to $19,999 77,565 ... ... 565,940 ... ...
$20,000 to $24,999 78,695 ... ... 602,800 ... ...
$25,000 to $29,999 72,985 ... ... 538,710 ... ...
$30,000 to $34,999 78,080 ... ... 603,480 ... ...
$35,000 to $39,999 78,395 ... ... 606,600 ... ...
$40,000 to $44,999 76,775 ... ... 596,110 ... ...
$45,000 to $49,999 75,860 ... ... 578,325 ... ...
$50,000 to $59,999 143,475 ... ... 1,097,345 ... ...
$60,000 to $69,999 132,845 ... ... 1,010,415 ... ...
$70,000 to $79,999 122,350 ... ... 924,320 ... ...
$80,000 to $89,999 111,350 ... ... 836,765 ... ...
$90,000 to $99,999 99,420 ... ... 745,655 ... ...
$100,000 and over 607,855 ... ... 4,561,920 ... ...
$100,000 to $124,999 198,140 ... ... 1,470,255 ... ...
$125,000 to $149,999 138,420 ... ... 1,016,245 ... ...
$150,000 to $199,999 149,210 ... ... 1,116,140 ... ...
$200,000 and over 122,080 ... ... 959,285 ... ...
Total - Household after-tax income groups in 2015 for private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 32 1,881,965 ... ... 14,072,075 ... ...
Under $5,000 46,350 ... ... 243,780 ... ...
$5,000 to $9,999 27,605 ... ... 203,865 ... ...
$10,000 to $14,999 56,780 ... ... 380,680 ... ...
$15,000 to $19,999 80,315 ... ... 591,660 ... ...
$20,000 to $24,999 89,795 ... ... 673,740 ... ...
$25,000 to $29,999 88,035 ... ... 628,225 ... ...
$30,000 to $34,999 93,640 ... ... 719,825 ... ...
$35,000 to $39,999 92,220 ... ... 725,675 ... ...
$40,000 to $44,999 91,635 ... ... 711,180 ... ...
$45,000 to $49,999 88,520 ... ... 691,695 ... ...
$50,000 to $59,999 165,685 ... ... 1,299,680 ... ...
$60,000 to $69,999 150,650 ... ... 1,169,515 ... ...
$70,000 to $79,999 136,430 ... ... 1,041,635 ... ...
$80,000 to $89,999 118,520 ... ... 900,055 ... ...
$90,000 to $99,999 101,185 ... ... 757,295 ... ...
$100,000 and over 454,595 ... ... 3,333,575 ... ...
$100,000 to $124,999 187,490 ... ... 1,371,945 ... ...
$125,000 to $149,999 111,260 ... ... 809,540 ... ...
$150,000 and over 155,845 ... ... 1,152,090 ... ...
Income of economic families in 2015
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for economic families in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 37 1,276,275 ... ... 9,688,845 ... ...
Median total income of economic families in 2015 ($) 88,451 ... ... 88,306 ... ...
Median after-tax income of economic families in 2015 ($) 77,002 ... ... 76,372 ... ...
Average family size of economic families 3.0 ... ... 3.0 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for couple economic families without children or other relatives in private households - 100% data 519,030 ... ... 3,706,220 ... ...
Median total income of couple economic families without children or other relatives in 2015 ($) 80,788 ... ... 78,976 ... ...
Median after-tax income of couple economic families without children or other relatives in 2015 ($) 70,464 ... ... 68,309 ... ...
Average family size of couple economic families without children or other relatives 2.0 ... ... 2.0 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for couple economic families with children in private households - 100% data 536,175 ... ... 4,222,140 ... ...
Median total income of couple economic families with children in 2015 ($) 111,736 ... ... 113,465 ... ...
Median after-tax income of couple economic families with children in 2015 ($) 96,176 ... ... 96,608 ... ...
Average family size of couple economic families with children 4.0 ... ... 4.0 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for lone-parent economic families in private households - 100% data 179,945 ... ... 1,481,410 ... ...
Median total income of lone-parent economic families in 2015 ($) 51,056 ... ... 53,193 ... ...
Median after-tax income of lone-parent economic families in 2015 ($) 46,668 ... ... 48,856 ... ...
Average family size of lone-parent economic families 2.6 ... ... 2.7 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for economic families in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 38 1,275,865 ... ... 9,689,855 ... ...
Average total income of economic families in 2015 ($) 108,241 ... ... 111,235 ... ...
Average after-tax income of economic families in 2015 ($) 89,792 ... ... 91,040 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for couple economic families without children or other relatives in private households - 25% sample data 518,295 ... ... 3,706,400 ... ...
Average total income of couple economic families without children or other relatives in 2015 ($) 100,772 ... ... 101,086 ... ...
Average after-tax income of couple economic families without children or other relatives in 2015 ($) 83,021 ... ... 82,296 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for couple economic families with children in private households - 25% sample data 536,580 ... ... 4,225,855 ... ...
Average total income of couple economic families with children in 2015 ($) 131,213 ... ... 137,094 ... ...
Average after-tax income of couple economic families with children in 2015 ($) 108,407 ... ... 111,307 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for lone-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 179,615 ... ... 1,477,190 ... ...
Average total income of lone-parent economic families in 2015 ($) 63,004 ... ... 65,549 ... ...
Average after-tax income of lone-parent economic families in 2015 ($) 54,655 ... ... 56,687 ... ...
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 21 768,855 373,390 395,465 5,313,545 2,608,845 2,704,705
Median total income in 2015 for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families ($)Census data footnote 39 31,255 33,342 29,674 31,890 34,483 29,801
Median after-tax income in 2015 for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families ($)Census data footnote 39 28,320 29,815 27,221 28,959 30,746 27,495
Total - Income statistics in 2015 for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 40 766,660 371,595 395,060 5,299,050 2,596,985 2,702,070
Average total income in 2015 for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families ($)Census data footnote 41 41,666 44,615 38,892 42,939 46,085 39,915
Average after-tax income in 2015 for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families ($)Census data footnote 41 35,191 37,100 33,395 35,801 37,724 33,952
Total - Economic family income decile group for the population in private households - 100% dataCensus data footnote 42 4,560,235 2,237,490 2,322,745 34,460,065 16,971,550 17,488,515
In the bottom half of the distribution 2,265,245 1,078,695 1,186,555 17,229,835 8,256,970 8,972,865
In the bottom decile 537,405 258,275 279,140 3,445,950 1,672,900 1,773,050
In the second decile 449,395 205,320 244,075 3,445,660 1,564,965 1,880,700
In the third decile 420,355 198,845 221,510 3,446,165 1,641,930 1,804,235
In the fourth decile 422,805 203,710 219,095 3,445,850 1,677,120 1,768,730
In the fifth decile 435,290 212,555 222,735 3,446,210 1,700,060 1,746,150
In the top half of the distribution 2,294,990 1,158,795 1,136,195 17,230,230 8,714,580 8,515,650
In the sixth decile 442,070 218,225 223,845 3,445,695 1,716,510 1,729,185
In the seventh decile 451,795 226,240 225,555 3,446,470 1,730,975 1,715,500
In the eighth decile 462,900 233,935 228,970 3,445,940 1,741,640 1,704,300
In the ninth decile 473,535 241,165 232,375 3,446,045 1,751,850 1,694,195
In the top decile 464,685 239,235 225,450 3,446,080 1,773,600 1,672,475
Low income in 2015
Total - Low-income status in 2015 for the population in private households to whom low-income concepts are applicable - 100% dataCensus data footnote 43 4,477,875 2,196,415 2,281,460 33,968,295 16,724,265 17,244,035
0 to 17 years 822,390 422,685 399,710 6,836,380 3,504,250 3,332,125
0 to 5 years 260,110 133,670 126,445 2,228,770 1,142,505 1,086,270
18 to 64 years 2,876,495 1,404,390 1,472,105 21,695,090 10,690,090 11,005,005
65 years and over 778,990 369,345 409,645 5,436,830 2,529,930 2,906,905
In low income based on the Low-income measure, after tax (LIM-AT) 694,960 325,015 369,940 4,809,940 2,243,200 2,566,740
0 to 17 years 151,880 78,110 73,770 1,163,830 597,570 566,255
0 to 5 years 46,920 24,035 22,885 396,095 203,055 193,030
18 to 64 years 427,085 198,475 228,615 2,855,290 1,341,590 1,513,700
65 years and over 115,990 48,430 67,560 790,825 304,040 486,780
Prevalence of low income based on the Low-income measure, after tax (LIM-AT) (%) 15.5 14.8 16.2 14.2 13.4 14.9
0 to 17 years (%) 18.5 18.5 18.5 17.0 17.1 17.0
0 to 5 years (%) 18.0 18.0 18.1 17.8 17.8 17.8
18 to 64 years (%) 14.8 14.1 15.5 13.2 12.5 13.8
65 years and over (%) 14.9 13.1 16.5 14.5 12.0 16.7
In low income based on the Low-income cut-offs, after tax (LICO-AT) 491,645 236,430 255,215 3,128,995 1,519,370 1,609,630
0 to 17 years 99,330 50,890 48,450 696,025 357,255 338,770
0 to 5 years 29,250 14,930 14,315 236,435 121,170 115,260
18 to 64 years 345,345 165,740 179,605 2,157,745 1,057,585 1,100,160
65 years and over 46,965 19,805 27,165 275,225 104,525 170,695
Prevalence of low income based on the Low-income cut-offs, after tax (LICO-AT) (%) 11.0 10.8 11.2 9.2 9.1 9.3
0 to 17 years (%) 12.1 12.0 12.1 10.2 10.2 10.2
0 to 5 years (%) 11.2 11.2 11.3 10.6 10.6 10.6
18 to 64 years (%) 12.0 11.8 12.2 9.9 9.9 10.0
65 years and over (%) 6.0 5.4 6.6 5.1 4.1 5.9

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. British Columbia [Province] and Canada [Country] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed May 25, 2020).

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