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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Labour Force Status (8), Mobility Status 5 Years Ago (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 (13B), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011-Skill-level Category (7), Age Groups (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over Excluding External Migrants, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details labour force status , mobility status 5 years ago , highest certificate, diploma or degree , occupation - national occupational classification 2011 , occupation - national occupational classification 2011-skill-level category , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over excluding external migrants, in private households in CanadaFootnote 3
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 26.1 %
Labour force status (8) Mobility status 5 years ago (8)
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago Non-movers Movers Non-migrants Migrants Internal migrants Intraprovincial migrants Interprovincial migrants
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 5 26,235,550 16,877,825 9,357,730 5,573,695 3,784,030 3,784,035 3,029,430 754,600
In the labour force 17,328,305 10,393,335 6,934,970 4,130,040 2,804,935 2,804,930 2,234,260 570,675
Employed 16,019,830 9,645,690 6,374,140 3,807,920 2,566,220 2,566,220 2,049,740 516,475
Unemployed 1,308,480 747,645 560,830 322,120 238,710 238,715 184,520 54,200
Not in the labour force 8,907,240 6,484,490 2,422,755 1,443,655 979,100 979,105 795,170 183,930
Participation rate 66.0 61.6 74.1 74.1 74.1 74.1 73.8 75.6
Employment rate 61.1 57.2 68.1 68.3 67.8 67.8 67.7 68.4
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.2 8.1 7.8 8.5 8.5 8.3 9.5


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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

Refers to the kind of work performed by persons during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. The 2011 National Household Survey occupation data are produced according to the NOC 2011.

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Footnote 3

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

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Footnote 4

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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Footnote 5

In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011063.

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