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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Language Used Most Often at Work (8), Other Language Used Regularly at Work (9), Mother Tongue (8), Industry - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007 (21), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 (11) and Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over Who Worked Since 2010, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details language used most often at work , other language used regularly at work , mother tongue , industry - north american industry classification system 2007 , occupation - national occupational classification 2011 and highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since 2010, in private households in CanadaFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 26.1 %
Language used most often at work (8) Other language used regularly at work (9)
Total - Other language used regularly at work None English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Language used most often at work 19,133,305 16,891,300 1,148,980 645,075 411,735 1,930 15,125 19,020 145
English 14,622,905 13,593,230 0 637,955 372,830 0 0 18,885 0
French 3,831,530 2,744,980 1,055,230 0 18,070 0 13,250 0 0
Non-official language 251,015 144,045 92,970 5,870 4,195 1,930 1,830 35 140
English and French 317,140 303,955 0 0 13,180 0 0 0 0
English and non-official language 94,095 89,720 0 1,255 3,025 0 0 95 0
French and non-official language 5,175 4,285 780 0 75 0 45 0 0
English, French and non-official language 11,440 11,085 0 0 350 0 0 0 0


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Footnote 1

'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class.' For postsecondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom.

For further definitions, refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X. For any comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 2

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 3

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011028.

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