Children dominate Terrace census stats

Figures based on census information taken during 2011

THE CITY of Terrace has almost double the amount of children aged 6 – 14 compared to the rest of the province, according to the 2011 census.

Almost 40 per cent of all children living in households in the Terrace city limits fall into this age group – that’s 1,450 out of 3,610.

In the whole of British Columbia with 1,230,340 children living in homes, just over 21 per cent of children are in this age bracket.

StatsCan released its 2011 census data on families, households, marital status and types of dwellings late last month. This was the first year children in stepfamilies and foster families were counted in the census.

Terrace has fewer adult children living at home than the rest of the province, with the province having around 33 per cent of children in households aged 18 or older. This is still lower than the national share of 42.3 per cent.

In Terrace, that number is almost 10 per cent less at 22.7 per cent. 820 adult children still live at home in Terrace. In the province there are over 300,000 adult children living at home.

Children under the age of six make up almost 23 per cent of Terrace family households, slightly higher than the provincial share of 21 per cent.

And while Terrace has roughly the same percentage of people coupled up as the rest of the province, the make up of Terrace’s share is different, with slightly fewer married couples, and slightly more common-law couples.

Out of a population of 9,180 people over the age of 15, the city of Terrace has 5,260 couples, or 57 per cent of the population.

Forty-five per cent of couples are married in Terrace, and 12 per cent are common-law.

In the rest of the province, 49 per cent of couples are married and almost nine per cent are common law.

In Terrace, couples, both married and common-law, are almost equally divided between having children at home and not having children.

But in the rest of the province, slightly more married couples have children than do not. And for common-law couples, almost double the amount of couples do not have children at home – 105,425 couples without children compared to 54,935 with.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 20 to 26

Rabbit Day, Hobbit Day and One-Hit Wonder Day are all coming up this week

What is the future of transportation in Terrace?

Active transportation, transit, road networks to play a big part in the coming years

Single-engine aircraft crashes near Telkwa

Two occupants of the plane sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital

Terrace firefighters heading south to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Over 200 B.C. firefighting personnel will assist in the U.S.

Cullen announces bid for provincial NDP nomination for Stikine riding

Current MLA Donaldson not seeking re-election

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Most Read