Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of Nova Scotia

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Employed labour force by main mode of commuting, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016

Main mode of commuting Nova Scotia Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 397,570 100.0 15,878,940 100.0
Car, truck, van – as a driver 310,240 78.0 11,748,095 74.0
Car, truck, van – as a passenger 29,145 7.3 868,920 5.5
Public transit 25,315 6.4 1,968,220 12.4
Walked 24,870 6.3 877,985 5.5
Bicycle 2,480 0.6 222,130 1.4
Other method 5,520 1.4 193,590 1.2

Average commuting duration for the employed labour force, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016

Average commuting duration for the employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address Nova Scotia Canada
Average in minutes 22.2 26.2

Employed labour force by time leaving for work, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016

Time leaving for work Nova Scotia Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 397,570 100.0 15,878,940 100.0
Between 5 a.m. and 5:59 a.m. 23,780 6.0 1,073,685 6.8
Between 6 a.m. and 6:59 a.m. 76,185 19.2 2,814,750 17.7
Between 7 a.m. and 7:59 a.m. 119,925 30.2 4,458,830 28.1
Between 8 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. 83,500 21.0 3,349,975 21.1
Between 9 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. 35,465 8.9 1,756,265 11.1
Between 12 p.m. and 4:59 a.m. 58,710 14.8 2,425,435 15.3

Employed labour force by place of work status, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016

Place of work status Nova Scotia Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force 427,310 100.0 17,230,035 100.0
Worked at home 28,075 6.6 1,272,285 7.4
Worked outside Canada 1,670 0.4 78,815 0.5
No fixed workplace address 51,545 12.1 1,987,265 11.5
Usual place of work 346,020 81.0 13,891,680 80.6

Symbols:

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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
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use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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