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WHO ARE WE? FACTS ABOUT BC SENIORS


  • There are currently 820,000 seniors in BC (17% of the total population)
  • 56% (459,000) are age 65 - 74 years
  • 30% (246,000) are age 75 - 84 years
  • 14% (115,000) are 85 and over
  • Nearly 2/3 of seniors live in urban areas
  • The current median income is $24,600 per year
  • 55,000 of BC seniors earn $16,200 or less
  • 11% continue to be employed
  • 80% own their onw home while 20% rent
  • Less than 4% receive home support
  • Less than 3% of BC seniors live in some form of assisted living situation
  • The seniors' population is projected to increase to 1.1 million by 2023 (21% of the population)

 

Source: Office of the Seniors Advocate (Senior+Age 65 & above)