Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of Alberta

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Employed labour force by main mode of commuting, Alberta, Canada, 2016

Main mode of commuting Alberta Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 1,927,375 100.0 15,878,940 100.0
Car, truck, van – as a driver 1,497,440 77.7 11,748,095 74.0
Car, truck, van – as a passenger 99,640 5.2 868,920 5.5
Public transit 194,560 10.1 1,968,220 12.4
Walked 85,800 4.5 877,985 5.5
Bicycle 21,925 1.1 222,130 1.4
Other method 28,015 1.5 193,590 1.2

Average commuting duration for the employed labour force, Alberta, Canada, 2016

Average commuting duration for the employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address Alberta Canada
Average in minutes 25.0 26.2

Employed labour force by time leaving for work, Alberta, Canada, 2016

Time leaving for work Alberta Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 1,927,375 100.0 15,878,940 100.0
Between 5 a.m. and 5:59 a.m. 145,665 7.6 1,073,685 6.8
Between 6 a.m. and 6:59 a.m. 395,430 20.5 2,814,750 17.7
Between 7 a.m. and 7:59 a.m. 567,535 29.4 4,458,830 28.1
Between 8 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. 347,270 18.0 3,349,975 21.1
Between 9 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. 188,660 9.8 1,756,265 11.1
Between 12 p.m. and 4:59 a.m. 282,820 14.7 2,425,435 15.3

Employed labour force by place of work status, Alberta, Canada, 2016

Place of work status Alberta Canada
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Total employed labour force 2,096,110 100.0 17,230,035 100.0
Worked at home 162,465 7.8 1,272,285 7.4
Worked outside Canada 6,265 0.3 78,815 0.5
No fixed workplace address 307,060 14.6 1,987,265 11.5
Usual place of work 1,620,310 77.3 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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