Other Services

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2014-2015):
+2.6%
Job growth (2014-2015):
+2,700
Total employment (2015):
105,100

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Wages for most workers in this industry are substantially lower than the provincial wage average.
  • There is substantially more self-employment in this industry compared to the all industry average.
  • Women make up the majority of the workforce in this industry.

The Other Services industry is made up of service-providing businesses that are not classified in any other industry.

Types of services performed by businesses in this industry include the repair and maintenance of automobiles, electronic and other machinery and equipment, and other goods.

Other Services also includes laundry services, personal services, funeral services, photo finishing; religious and grant-making and giving services; and private household services, such as maids, nannies, gardeners, etc.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2015

  Men: 41%
  Women: 59%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2015

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2010 2015 B.C. average (2015)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2010
28%
2015
28%
B.C. average (2015)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2010
32%
2015
35%
B.C. average (2015)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2010
12%
2015
16%
B.C. average (2015)
14%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2016 2020 2025
Forecasted employment
2016
61,600
2020
64,500
2025
68,400

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2016 - 2020
  • 2020 - 2025

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2025

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources

British Columbia SPCA
http://www.spca.bc.ca/

Funeral Service Association of British Columbia
http://www.bcfunerals.com/

North American Industry Classification System
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/industry-industrie-eng.htm

Religion and Diversity Project – British Columbia
http://religionanddiversity.ca/en/research-centres/british-columbia/