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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|30.14 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|
|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|
|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|
|30.99 Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other||2,995||2,300||2,100||200||695||76.8||70.1||8.7|
- Symbol ..
not available for a specific reference period
- Symbol ...
- Symbol x
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
- Symbol F
too unreliable to be published
- 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.
- 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.
- Footnote 3
Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
- 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.
- 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.
In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.
- 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.
- 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.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011037.
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