British Columbia, Canada



Population in 2011: 4,400,057
Population in 2006: 4,113,487
Population in 2001: 3,907,738
2006 to 2011 population change
This province:

7.0%
Country:

5.9%
2001 to 2006 population change
This province:

5.3%
Canada:

5.4%

Total private houses: 1,945,365
Private houses occupied by usual residents: 1,764,637
Land area (km2): 922509.29

Population density per square kilometre
This province:

4.8
Nearby towns and cities:

3.7
This province population and houses statistics

Earning and income in 2005

Median earnings in 2005
This province:

25,722 CAD
Country:

26,850 CAD
Median income in 2005
Here:

24,867 CAD
Country:

25,615 CAD
Percent of persons in low income before tax
Here:

17.3%
Country:

15.3%

Composition of total income in this province

Earnings and income details for British Columbia

Occupation and industry

Participation rate
This province:

65.6%
Country:

66.8%
Employment rate
This province:

61.6%
Canada:

62.4%
Unemployment rate
Here:

6.0%
Canada:

6.6%

Labour force activity in this province

Place of work status

Mode of transportation to work

Occupation

Industry

Labour, occupation and industry details for this province


Citizenship and immigration

Total visible minority population
Total: 1,008,855
Here:

24.8%
Canada:

16.2%
Male: 484,110
Here:

24.2%
Canada:

16.1%
Female: 524,750
Here:

25.3%
Canada:

16.4%
Aboriginal identity population
Total: 196,070
This province:

4.8%
Canada:

3.8%
Male: 94,855
This province:

4.7%
Canada:

3.7%
Female: 101,220
This province:

4.9%
Canada:

3.8%

British Columbia Minority Population Characteristics

British Columbia citizenship and immigration Details

Marital Status

Married or living with a common-law partner
Total: 2,154,575
This province:

57.9%
Canada:

57.7%
Male: 1,074,965
Here:

59.4%
Canada:

59.4%
Female: 1,079,610
Here:

56.4%
Canada:

56.1%
Not married and not living with a common-law partner
Total: 1,568,120
Here:

42.1%
Country:

42.3%
Male: 734,075
Here:

40.6%
Country:

40.6%
Female: 834,040
Here:

43.6%
Country:

43.9%

British Columbia - Marital Status

British Columbia marital status details

Families and households characteristics

Families Types in British Columbia

Households types in British Columbia

Average family income in this province in 2005

This province families and households characteristics

Language

Knowledge of official languages in this province

First official language spoken in British Columbia

Mother tongue

Language most often used at home

Other languages used at home

Language most often used at work

Language details for British Columbia

Mobility status in 2006

This province - Place of residence in 2005

British Columbia - Place of residence in 2001

British Columbia mobility details

Education

Education attainment in this province

Location of study

Major field of study

Education in British Columbia

Airports Located in British Columbia

Colleges inside this province

Companies Located in this province

Federal Corporations Located in this province

Hospitals Located in British Columbia

Radio stations inside this province

Sports teams Located in British Columbia

TV Stations inside this province

Universities inside this province

Age characteristics

Median age of the population
This province:

41.9
Canada:

40.6
Percent of the population aged 15 and over
This province:

84.6%
Canada:

83.2%
Age characteristics of British Columbia


Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13 2007 and Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. This data is an unofficial version of the materials, made without affiliation or endorsement of Statistics Canada.
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