2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Labour Force Status (8), Visible Minority (15), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (10), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, 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 , visible minority , immigrant status and period of immigration , highest certificate, diploma or degree , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in CanadaFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 26.1 %
Visible minority (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 4 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Population by visible minority 27,259,520 17,990,080 16,595,030 1,395,050 9,269,440 66.0 60.9 7.8
Total visible minority populationFootnote 5 4,917,190 3,262,255 2,938,360 323,890 1,654,935 66.3 59.8 9.9
South AsianFootnote 6 1,204,900 800,575 718,715 81,855 404,330 66.4 59.6 10.2
Chinese 1,115,085 683,295 626,245 57,055 431,790 61.3 56.2 8.3
Black 690,715 470,520 409,685 60,835 220,195 68.1 59.3 12.9
Filipino 491,705 378,435 356,650 21,780 113,270 77.0 72.5 5.8
Latin American 313,060 222,995 199,670 23,325 90,065 71.2 63.8 10.5
Arab 281,105 174,970 150,160 24,815 106,130 62.2 53.4 14.2
Southeast AsianFootnote 7 252,005 172,615 155,690 16,930 79,390 68.5 61.8 9.8
West AsianFootnote 8 168,180 104,780 91,585 13,195 63,400 62.3 54.5 12.6
Korean 133,250 75,810 68,065 7,745 57,440 56.9 51.1 10.2
Japanese 69,860 43,975 41,170 2,800 25,890 62.9 58.9 6.4
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 9 82,625 56,285 50,200 6,085 26,340 68.1 60.8 10.8
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 10 114,695 77,995 70,520 7,470 36,700 68.0 61.5 9.6
Not a visible minorityFootnote 11 22,342,335 14,727,830 13,656,675 1,071,155 7,614,505 65.9 61.1 7.3

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Footnote(s)

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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Footnote 4

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

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Footnote 5

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 6

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 7

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Malaysian,' 'Laotian,' etc.

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Footnote 8

For example, 'Iranian,' 'Afghan,' etc.

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Footnote 9

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 10

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 11

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011038.

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