2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (82), Location of Study Compared with Province or Territory of Residence (6), 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 , highest certificate, diploma or degree , major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2011 , location of study compared with province or territory of residence , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in CanadaFootnote 3
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 26.1 %
Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (82) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 5 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011Footnote 6 27,259,525 17,990,080 16,595,030 1,395,050 9,269,445 66.0 60.9 7.8
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 7 12,454,330 6,713,725 5,979,595 734,125 5,740,610 53.9 48.0 10.9
Education 1,109,460 733,605 706,690 26,910 375,855 66.1 63.7 3.7
13. Education 1,109,455 733,605 706,695 26,915 375,855 66.1 63.7 3.7
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 548,630 431,235 399,535 31,700 117,395 78.6 72.8 7.4
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 92,365 71,470 66,255 5,215 20,895 77.4 71.7 7.3
50. Visual and performing arts 456,265 359,765 333,285 26,485 96,500 78.9 73.0 7.4
Humanities 821,595 598,805 557,275 41,525 222,790 72.9 67.8 6.9
16. Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics 80,355 56,455 52,485 3,975 23,895 70.3 65.3 7.0
23. English language and literature/letters 140,595 100,570 93,305 7,270 40,020 71.5 66.4 7.2
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 336,150 251,355 232,580 18,775 84,800 74.8 69.2 7.5
30.13 Medieval and renaissance studies 465 350 330 25 110 75.3 71.0 7.1
30.21 Holocaust and related studies 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.22 Classical and ancient studies 2,540 1,930 1,745 190 610 76.0 68.7 9.8
30.29 Maritime studies 170 155 150 0 20 91.2 88.2 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 45,550 32,635 30,250 2,385 12,910 71.6 66.4 7.3
39. Theology and religious vocations 77,920 54,565 52,170 2,395 23,355 70.0 67.0 4.4
54. History 89,830 66,915 62,495 4,420 22,915 74.5 69.6 6.6
55. French language and literature/letters 47,995 33,860 31,770 2,090 14,135 70.5 66.2 6.2
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,497,755 1,187,790 1,117,280 70,505 309,970 79.3 74.6 5.9
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 17,815 14,105 12,965 1,135 3,710 79.2 72.8 8.0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 156,350 132,640 124,010 8,625 23,715 84.8 79.3 6.5
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 296,820 220,510 207,630 12,875 76,315 74.3 70.0 5.8
22. Legal professions and studies 263,775 215,370 204,190 11,180 48,405 81.6 77.4 5.2
30.05 Peace studies and conflict resolution 1,685 1,385 1,290 95 300 82.2 76.6 6.9
30.10 Biopsychology 1,605 1,280 1,125 155 330 79.8 70.1 12.1
30.11 Gerontology 10,585 7,110 6,675 435 3,475 67.2 63.1 6.1
30.14 Museology/museum studies 2,415 2,020 1,935 85 395 83.6 80.1 4.2
30.15 Science, technology and society 80 60 55 0 0 75.0 68.8 0
30.17 Behavioural sciences 3,085 2,385 2,235 150 695 77.3 72.4 6.3
30.20 International/global studies 4,265 3,470 3,100 370 800 81.4 72.7 10.7
30.23 Intercultural/multicultural and diversity studies 670 530 480 50 145 79.1 71.6 9.4
30.25 Cognitive science 625 485 450 40 145 77.6 72.0 8.2
30.26 Cultural studies/critical theory and analysis 1,670 1,325 1,250 80 345 79.3 74.9 6.0
30.28 Dispute resolution 975 840 775 65 130 86.2 79.5 7.7
30.31 Human computer interaction 90 90 85 0 0 100.0 94.4 0
30.33 Sustainability studies 360 305 280 25 55 84.7 77.8 8.2
42. Psychology 222,515 174,940 165,595 9,335 47,575 78.6 74.4 5.3
45. Social sciences 512,360 408,960 383,150 25,805 103,400 79.8 74.8 6.3
Business, management and public administration 3,187,570 2,459,080 2,323,365 135,720 728,490 77.1 72.9 5.5
30.16 Accounting and computer science 6,140 4,420 4,065 355 1,720 72.0 66.2 8.0
44. Public administration and social service professions 210,855 168,160 159,345 8,820 42,695 79.8 75.6 5.2
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 2,970,575 2,286,500 2,159,950 126,550 684,075 77.0 72.7 5.5
Physical and life sciences and technologies 554,675 419,335 392,060 27,280 135,340 75.6 70.7 6.5
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 197,590 154,345 144,345 10,005 43,245 78.1 73.1 6.5
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 142,755 107,870 100,640 7,225 34,890 75.6 70.5 6.7
30.18 Natural sciences 18,115 12,420 10,900 1,525 5,690 68.6 60.2 12.3
30.19 Nutrition sciences 2,130 1,620 1,535 85 510 76.1 72.1 5.2
30.27 Human biology 1,130 915 840 75 215 81.0 74.3 8.2
30.32 Marine sciences 320 280 250 35 40 87.5 78.1 12.5
40. Physical sciences 158,920 117,825 110,655 7,175 41,095 74.1 69.6 6.1
41. Science technologies/technicians 33,715 24,070 22,895 1,170 9,645 71.4 67.9 4.9
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 601,705 501,485 471,840 29,655 100,220 83.3 78.4 5.9
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 478,675 411,755 387,095 24,660 66,915 86.0 80.9 6.0
25. Library science 41,890 29,320 27,975 1,350 12,570 70.0 66.8 4.6
27. Mathematics and statistics 74,915 55,045 51,630 3,410 19,870 73.5 68.9 6.2
30.06 Systems science and theory 135 125 125 0 0 92.6 92.6 0
30.08 Mathematics and computer science 5,855 5,025 4,805 220 830 85.8 82.1 4.4
30.30 Computational science 235 215 210 0 20 91.5 89.4 0
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 3,193,970 2,465,250 2,305,145 160,100 728,725 77.2 72.2 6.5
04. Architecture and related services 101,430 83,905 79,015 4,890 17,530 82.7 77.9 5.8
14. Engineering 722,000 578,620 546,495 32,120 143,385 80.1 75.7 5.6
15. Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 613,105 475,410 446,870 28,535 137,700 77.5 72.9 6.0
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 385 330 325 0 60 85.7 84.4 0
46. Construction trades 608,675 463,870 423,255 40,615 144,805 76.2 69.5 8.8
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 746,475 566,965 535,860 31,110 179,510 76.0 71.8 5.5
48. Precision production 401,900 296,160 273,330 22,830 105,740 73.7 68.0 7.7
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 326,230 262,300 246,065 16,235 63,930 80.4 75.4 6.2
01. Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences 201,370 159,515 151,890 7,630 41,860 79.2 75.4 4.8
03. Natural resources and conservation 124,860 102,790 94,180 8,610 22,070 82.3 75.4 8.4
Health and related fields 2,060,600 1,522,875 1,451,990 70,885 537,730 73.9 70.5 4.7
31. Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 135,670 112,685 106,495 6,195 22,980 83.1 78.5 5.5
51. Health professions and related programs 1,898,080 1,389,405 1,325,330 64,080 508,675 73.2 69.8 4.6
60. Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs 26,855 20,780 20,165 615 6,075 77.4 75.1 3.0
Personal, protective and transportation services 900,005 692,295 642,085 50,205 207,710 76.9 71.3 7.3
12. Personal and culinary services 510,620 379,405 353,895 25,515 131,215 74.3 69.3 6.7
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 3,135 2,230 2,135 95 910 71.1 68.1 4.3
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 10,600 5,770 5,420 350 4,830 54.4 51.1 6.1
43. Security and protective services 184,450 153,395 144,915 8,475 31,050 83.2 78.6 5.5
49. Transportation and materials moving 191,200 151,495 135,725 15,770 39,700 79.2 71.0 10.4
Other 2,990 2,300 2,100 200 700 76.9 70.2 8.7
30.99 Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other 2,995 2,300 2,100 200 695 76.8 70.1 8.7

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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

'Location of study compared with province or territory of residence' indicates whether the 'Location of study' is the same as the province or territory of residence in 2011, a different Canadian province or territory, or outside Canada. 'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country of the institution where the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed.

Users should be aware that some respondents may have reported the physical location of study rather than the location of the certificate, diploma or degree-granting institution. This could affect the responses of those who obtained a certificate, diploma or degree through a joint program or by distance learning with credentials granted in another province or country. In particular, a number of persons reported a location of study for a university credential in one of the territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), even though there were no educational institutions in the territories with the authority to grant university degrees.

For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable or 'Location of study,' refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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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

Refers to whether a person was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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

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Footnote 6

'Major field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level and classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011. This variable shows the hierarchy of the 'primary groupings' (a CIP variant) with detail on the 2-digit 'series', as well as the 4-digit 'sub-series' from series '30. Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies.'

For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/classification-eng.htm.

We recommend that users not make comparisons between categories of the CIP Canada 2011 and the CIP Canada 2000 classification systems on the basis of their labels. Even though many entries in the two classifications are similar, direct comparison could be inappropriate, given the numerous changes made at the detailed level to update the classification.

For 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 7

'No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes persons who have not completed an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma, a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma or a university certificate, diploma or degree.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011037.

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