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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 4,113,487   3,290,350
Population in 2001 1 3,907,738   2,974,807
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 5.3   10.6
Total private dwellings 2 1,788,474   1,335,745
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 1,642,715   1,256,192
Population density per square kilometre 4.4   5.1
Land area (square km) 924,815.43   640,044.57
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 4,113,485 2,013,990 2,099,495   3,290,350 1,646,800 1,643,550
0 to 4 years 201,880 103,295 98,590   202,595 103,835 98,760
5 to 9 years 220,700 113,175 107,525   204,110 104,605 99,510
10 to 14 years 257,025 132,275 124,750   224,805 115,155 109,655
15 to 19 years 273,560 140,335 133,225   237,900 121,825 116,080
20 to 24 years 265,905 134,085 131,820   251,380 128,375 123,005
25 to 29 years 245,275 120,260 125,020   240,525 121,755 118,775
30 to 34 years 254,575 122,835 131,740   234,305 118,500 115,805
35 to 39 years 290,645 140,555 150,090   237,850 119,595 118,255
40 to 44 years 334,835 162,675 172,165   268,290 133,515 134,770
45 to 49 years 344,140 167,040 177,100   274,735 138,415 136,320
50 to 54 years 320,115 156,595 163,520   237,465 120,420 117,040
55 to 59 years 289,425 142,575 146,850   189,265 95,470 93,790
60 to 64 years 215,590 106,815 108,780   133,705 66,790 66,915
65 to 69 years 169,765 83,055 86,720   102,410 50,165 52,240
70 to 74 years 143,630 70,200 73,425   86,915 41,680 45,235
75 to 79 years 120,435 55,640 64,800   71,475 32,705 38,765
80 to 84 years 89,925 36,895 53,035   50,320 20,220 30,095
85 years and over 76,045 25,690 50,360   42,290 13,755 28,535
Median age of the population 5 40.8 40.0 41.5   36.0 35.4 36.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.5 82.7 84.2   80.8 80.4 81.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 3,433,880 1,665,245 1,768,635   2,658,830 1,323,200 1,335,630
Not in a common-law relationship 3,154,005 1,524,985 1,629,020   2,430,255 1,208,900 1,221,360
In a common-law relationship 279,875 140,260 139,620   228,575 114,305 114,270
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 3,433,880 1,665,240 1,768,640   2,658,835 1,323,205 1,335,630
Never legally married (single) 8 1,102,395 591,495 510,905   905,120 499,355 405,765
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,730,480 863,210 867,275   1,347,075 674,745 672,325
Separated, but still legally married 10 110,575 48,710 61,860   73,835 33,340 40,495
Divorced 11 285,860 120,815 165,045   204,830 90,760 114,065
Widowed 12 204,570 41,015 163,555   127,980 25,000 102,975
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 1,643,150   1,256,200
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 49.2   63.4
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.1   4.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.9   7.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 10.0   2.6
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 20.9   14.7
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.1   4.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 2.8   3.1
Number of owned dwellings 16 1,145,050   917,905
Number of rented dwellings 17 493,995   330,275
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,017,335   785,200
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 625,815   470,995
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.4   6.7
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.4   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.9   1.3
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 418,703   293,811
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,161,420   904,845
Number of married-couple families 22 844,430   658,900
Number of common-law-couple families 23 141,825   115,685
Number of lone-parent families 175,160   130,265
Number of female lone-parent families 139,770   102,555
Number of male lone-parent families 35,395   27,710
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   3.0
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.0   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.6
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 62,346   73,823
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 69,207   83,046
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 62,202   67,184
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 35,437   40,397
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 33,592   37,469
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 45,332   55,205
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 54,737   63,361
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 60,126   70,412
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 54,288   57,886
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,431   37,780
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 31,946   35,395
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 40,649   47,852
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 1,643,150   1,256,200
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 432,420   382,810
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 486,040   360,345
One-person households 460,580   308,690
Other household types 28 264,105   204,350
Average household size 2.5   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 52,709   63,988
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 79,509   92,155
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 63,969   72,774
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 27,773   32,179
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 47,266   55,479
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,472   55,199
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 68,639   77,708
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 55,748   62,435
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 24,987   28,342
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 43,242   49,796
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 752   754
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 876   1,016
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 4,074,380 1,998,390 2,076,000   3,256,355 1,630,870 1,625,485
English only 2,875,770 1,429,035 1,446,735   2,576,670 1,300,045 1,276,620
French only 54,740 26,910 27,835   61,225 30,840 30,385
English and French 5,920 2,715 3,205   5,405 2,725 2,675
Other language(s) 33 1,137,945 539,730 598,220   613,060 297,250 315,805
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,075,995   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English only 3,653,365 1,816,370 1,836,995   2,990,805 1,511,945 1,478,860
French only 2,070 960 1,115   2,200 995 1,205
English and French 295,640 132,285 163,360   222,885 102,345 120,540
Neither English nor French 123,305 48,775 74,525   40,465 15,585 24,885
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 4,074,385 1,998,390 2,075,995   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English 3,341,285 1,648,770 1,692,515   2,893,240 1,453,645 1,439,595
French 15,325 7,325 8,000   19,315 9,860 9,460
Non-official language 639,380 304,615 334,770   297,955 144,385 153,570
English and French 3,615 1,545 2,065   3,340 1,655 1,685
English and non-official language 73,730 35,650 38,085   41,645 20,860 20,790
French and non-official language 465 220 240   460 250 210
English, French and non-official language 580 255 325   395 215 180
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Non-immigrants 37 2,904,240 1,443,245 1,460,995   2,702,225 1,362,250 1,339,970
Immigrants 38 1,119,215 531,345 587,865   527,030 255,355 271,675
Before 1991 605,680 291,490 314,190   295,390 144,550 150,835
1991 to 2000 335,695 156,855 178,835   127,960 60,790 67,170
2001 to 2006 39 177,840 83,005 94,840   103,680 50,015 53,670
Non-permanent residents 40 50,925 23,795 27,130   27,095 13,255 13,840
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 4,074,380 1,998,385 2,076,000   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Canadian citizens 3,761,225 1,853,355 1,907,870   3,086,650 1,550,145 1,536,500
Canadian citizens under age 18 801,105 412,440 388,665   746,605 383,075 363,535
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 2,960,120 1,440,915 1,519,210   2,340,040 1,167,075 1,172,965
Not Canadian citizens 42 313,155 145,030 168,125   169,710 80,720 88,985
Table: Generation status
Generation status British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
1st generation 44 1,121,545 530,595 590,950   525,820 254,380 271,440
2nd generation 45 754,835 366,150 388,685   517,810 253,260 264,550
3rd generation or more 46 1,518,530 752,850 765,685   1,581,510 799,880 781,630
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 4,034,385 1,978,305 2,056,080   3,214,140 1,609,310 1,604,835
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 3,348,275 1,641,970 1,706,305   2,606,575 1,300,905 1,305,675
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 374,695 183,885 190,810   359,015 182,015 177,000
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 194,090 94,920 99,165   127,920 64,350 63,565
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 55,855 27,880 27,980   86,995 45,855 41,140
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 61,470 29,660 31,810   33,635 16,180 17,460
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 3,871,915 1,895,050 1,976,860   3,053,135 1,526,125 1,527,010
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,067,790 1,012,765 1,055,020   1,594,630 795,120 799,510
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 904,705 443,990 460,715   792,665 397,305 395,360
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 528,500 257,610 270,885   321,085 159,130 161,955
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 164,715 82,665 82,040   226,865 116,935 109,930
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 206,210 98,015 108,200   117,885 57,635 60,250
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 4,074,385 1,998,385 2,076,000   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Aboriginal identity population 50 196,070 94,855 101,220   188,365 91,740 96,625
Non-Aboriginal identity population 3,878,310 1,903,530 1,974,780   3,067,990 1,539,125 1,528,865
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
No certificate, diploma or degree 675,345 334,185 341,155   614,865 312,965 301,900
High school certificate or equivalent 52 946,645 437,070 509,575   688,140 322,495 365,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 368,355 240,530 127,830   285,815 200,870 84,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 565,900 238,185 327,715   472,210 201,965 270,245
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 184,395 76,290 108,105   105,680 43,590 62,095
University certificate, diploma or degree 654,265 323,330 330,930   458,425 225,635 232,795
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 538,010 275,720 262,290   487,705 250,825 236,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 200,900 107,480 93,415   201,685 107,810 93,875
High school certificate or equivalent 55 222,060 114,920 107,140   185,855 96,525 89,330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20,750 12,500 8,245   21,285 14,085 7,195
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 43,660 20,030 23,630   42,045 17,535 24,510
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 16,285 7,290 9,000   8,655 3,770 4,885
University certificate, diploma or degree 34,355 13,500 20,855   28,180 11,100 17,075
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 497,715 240,980 256,735   472,605 238,435 234,175
No certificate, diploma or degree 46,860 26,615 20,245   64,195 36,355 27,845
High school certificate or equivalent 58 130,165 69,805 60,365   115,405 62,350 53,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 46,040 28,350 17,695   46,465 32,720 13,740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 99,325 41,670 57,655   104,850 45,730 59,120
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30,820 13,310 17,510   18,695 8,250 10,450
University certificate, diploma or degree 144,505 61,230 83,275   123,000 53,030 69,965
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,786,750 868,970 917,780   1,333,030 666,925 666,110
No certificate, diploma or degree 235,340 121,720 113,620   214,775 112,260 102,510
High school certificate or equivalent 61 461,105 204,265 256,835   318,925 139,280 179,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 227,410 148,500 78,905   176,860 125,345 51,515
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 347,685 144,740 202,945   283,385 121,575 161,810
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 108,205 44,140 64,060   64,665 27,040 37,620
University certificate, diploma or degree 407,010 205,605 201,405   274,420 141,420 132,995
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 3,394,905 1,649,585 1,745,320   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,621,995 771,255 850,740   1,303,005 635,455 667,550
Education 135,905 35,125 100,775   104,615 26,530 78,080
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 76,385 34,995 41,390   39,210 18,030 21,175
Humanities 101,875 40,805 61,070   52,560 21,050 31,505
Social and behavioural sciences and law 177,185 67,235 109,950   105,725 36,240 69,480
Business, management and public administration 366,975 136,540 230,435   269,270 92,930 176,335
Physical and life sciences and technologies 63,415 36,015 27,400   49,810 28,800 21,010
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 66,200 40,145 26,055   45,145 26,610 18,535
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 385,325 356,705 28,620   356,340 328,350 27,995
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 45,020 30,265 14,745   35,510 24,365 11,145
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 252,655 48,205 204,450   190,870 34,425 156,445
Personal, protective and transportation services 101,725 52,210 49,515   73,005 34,715 38,290
Other 64 245 70 170   70 0 70
Table: Location of study
Location of study British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 3,394,910 1,649,585 1,745,320   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,621,995 771,255 850,735   1,303,010 635,460 667,550
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,772,915 878,335 894,580   1,322,130 672,060 650,075
Inside Canada 1,365,495 673,085 692,405   1,135,080 575,815 559,260
Outside Canada 407,420 205,245 202,175   187,055 96,240 90,815
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 3,394,910 1,649,590 1,745,320   2,625,140 1,307,520 1,317,620
In the labour force 67 2,226,380 1,166,660 1,059,725   1,942,820 1,050,170 892,650
Employed 68 2,092,770 1,099,535 993,230   1,859,965 1,006,865 853,095
Unemployed 69 133,615 67,120 66,490   82,860 43,310 39,550
Not in the labour force 70 1,168,525 482,930 685,600   682,320 257,345 424,975
Participation rate 71 65.6 70.7 60.7   74.0 80.3 67.7
Employment rate 72 61.6 66.7 56.9   70.9 77.0 64.7
Unemployment rate 73 6.0 5.8 6.3   4.3 4.1 4.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 2,193,115 1,151,405 1,041,710   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
A Management occupations 75 229,945 144,745 85,200   187,240 121,045 66,195
B Business, finance and administration occupations 375,975 103,055 272,915   340,430 86,675 253,755
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 138,955 110,495 28,455   144,240 114,280 29,955
D Health occupations 120,360 26,515 93,850   103,620 19,140 84,475
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 178,040 59,870 118,170   136,610 43,620 92,990
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 76,460 35,540 40,920   45,160 18,530 26,630
G Sales and service occupations 555,880 227,020 328,860   438,105 175,920 262,185
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 339,500 317,075 22,420   350,360 323,725 26,635
I Occupations unique to primary industry 86,460 62,190 24,270   117,500 92,145 25,355
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 91,545 64,895 26,650   65,365 48,705 16,665
Table: Industry
Industry British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 2,193,115 1,151,410 1,041,710   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 107,760 76,650 31,110   228,520 168,230 60,285
Construction 166,100 145,130 20,965   169,420 143,610 25,810
Manufacturing 189,120 139,380 49,740   138,365 102,725 35,640
Wholesale trade 92,020 61,540 30,475   85,515 59,860 25,650
Retail trade 248,950 109,840 139,115   206,655 90,015 116,645
Finance and real estate 134,940 58,085 76,850   97,465 40,510 56,960
Health care and social services 213,085 38,855 174,235   175,200 27,060 148,140
Educational services 152,565 52,355 100,205   120,460 37,150 83,315
Business services 436,665 264,515 172,150   354,265 212,695 141,575
Other services 451,905 205,055 246,855   352,760 161,925 190,835
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 3,101,125 1,475,830 1,625,295   2,429,725 1,183,705 1,246,015
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 3,059,710 1,451,135 1,608,575   2,399,940 1,164,005 1,235,940
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 1,194,955 525,710 669,245   1,008,680 450,190 558,490
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 593,385 244,550 348,835   440,110 182,555 257,555
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 2,419,215 1,253,025 1,166,185   2,102,190 1,116,595 985,595
English 2,308,370 1,197,835 1,110,535   2,061,400 1,097,715 963,690
French 5,525 1,670 3,855   5,545 1,750 3,795
Non-official language 79,415 40,630 38,790   24,525 12,200 12,325
English and French 2,970 1,275 1,695   2,830 1,220 1,610
English and non-official language 22,435 11,375 11,060   7,700 3,630 4,070
French and non-official language 125 75 45   50 35 15
English, French and non-official language 365 165 200   125 45 80
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 2,092,770 1,099,535 993,235   1,859,960 1,006,860 853,095
Worked at home 188,755 89,455 99,300   166,340 80,265 86,080
Worked outside Canada 13,955 9,805 4,150   7,085 5,285 1,795
No fixed workplace address 274,055 208,230 65,825   254,110 202,830 51,280
Worked at usual place 1,615,995 792,045 823,955   1,432,435 718,490 713,945
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 787,185 358,565 428,620   1,080,095 523,740 556,355
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 746,830 383,710 363,115   291,860 157,180 134,680
Worked in a different census division (county) 72,020 43,435 28,585   49,385 30,965 18,420
Worked in a different province 9,965 6,330 3,635   11,090 6,600 4,495
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work British Columbia   Alberta
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 1,890,055 1,000,275 889,780   1,686,540 921,315 765,225
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,353,790 755,115 598,675   1,253,090 720,030 533,050
Car, truck, van, as passenger 145,840 63,700 82,145   133,395 60,565 72,825
Public transit 195,145 81,655 113,490   155,480 67,710 87,770
Walked or bicycled 167,650 82,510 85,135   119,025 57,625 61,405
All other modes 27,620 17,295 10,330   25,555 15,380 10,170
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 4,074,380 1,998,385 2,075,995   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Total visible minority population 85 1,008,855 484,110 524,750   454,200 223,740 230,465
Chinese 407,225 195,325 211,900   120,270 58,840 61,430
South Asian 86 262,290 130,065 132,225   103,885 51,740 52,150
Black 28,315 14,915 13,395   47,075 24,845 22,230
Filipino 88,075 37,070 51,005   51,090 21,805 29,285
Latin American 28,965 13,385 15,575   27,265 13,410 13,855
Southeast Asian 87 40,685 19,780 20,910   28,610 13,910 14,700
Arab 8,635 4,670 3,965   26,185 14,200 11,980
West Asian 88 29,810 15,445 14,360   9,650 5,090 4,565
Korean 50,490 24,170 26,320   12,045 6,000 6,045
Japanese 35,060 14,950 20,115   11,025 5,480 5,545
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 3,880 1,985 1,900   3,845 1,970 1,875
Multiple visible minority 90 25,420 12,345 13,070   13,250 6,455 6,795
Not a visible minority 91 3,065,525 1,514,275 1,551,250   2,802,155 1,407,130 1,395,025
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 2,392,805 1,235,450 1,157,350   2,058,645 1,087,245 971,400
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 25,722 32,375 20,458   29,738 38,965 21,968
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 1,113,365 652,200 461,165   1,067,890 639,860 428,030
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 42,230 48,070 36,739   43,964 51,280 35,848
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 British Columbia   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 3,230,565 1,580,450 1,650,110   2,514,655 1,262,025 1,252,625
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 24,867 31,598 19,997   28,896 38,220 21,753
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,785 28,251 18,930   26,010 33,166 20,386
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 75.1 78.5 69.8   82.3 85.4 76.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 10.7 7.9 15.0   7.2 4.5 12.1
Other money - As a % of total income 14.2 13.6 15.2   10.6 10.1 11.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 3,978,215 1,949,320 2,028,895   3,185,130 1,595,340 1,589,790
% in low income before tax - All persons 17.3 16.2 18.2   12.2 11.2 13.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 13.1 12.6 13.6   9.1 8.5 9.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 19.6 19.5 19.6   14.2 14.2 14.1
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 14.9 14.8 14.9   10.3 10.3 10.3

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. British Columbia (Code59) (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 May 31, 2020).

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