2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Secondary (High) School Diploma or Equivalent (14), Labour Force Status (8), Aboriginal Identity (8), Area of Residence: Inuit Nunangat (7), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details secondary school diploma or equivalent , labour force status , aboriginal identity , area of residence: inuit nunangat , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent (14) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 3 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalentFootnote 4 27,259,525 17,990,080 16,595,030 1,395,045 9,269,445 66.0 60.9 7.8
No high school diploma or equivalent 6,255,860 2,600,535 2,257,935 342,600 3,655,320 41.6 36.1 13.2
No high school diploma, no postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 5 5,485,400 2,150,725 1,852,000 298,725 3,334,675 39.2 33.8 13.9
No high school diploma, with postsecondary certificate or diplomaFootnote 6 770,460 449,810 405,940 43,875 320,650 58.4 52.7 9.8
No high school diploma, with apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 7 598,965 345,255 310,985 34,265 253,705 57.6 51.9 9.9
No high school diploma, with college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 171,500 104,560 94,950 9,610 66,945 61.0 55.4 9.2
With high school diploma or equivalent 21,003,665 15,389,545 14,337,100 1,052,450 5,614,125 73.3 68.3 6.8
With high school diploma, no postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 8 6,968,935 4,563,000 4,127,595 435,400 2,405,935 65.5 59.2 9.5
With high school diploma, with postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 9 14,034,730 10,826,545 10,209,500 617,045 3,208,185 77.1 72.7 5.7
With high school diploma, with apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 10 2,351,725 1,768,160 1,648,080 120,085 583,560 75.2 70.1 6.8
With high school diploma, with college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4,798,525 3,708,645 3,495,035 213,610 1,089,875 77.3 72.8 5.8
With high school diploma, with university certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 11 1,200,125 847,090 794,145 52,940 353,035 70.6 66.2 6.2
With high school diploma, with Bachelor's degree 3,634,425 2,904,490 2,751,915 152,575 729,935 79.9 75.7 5.3
With high school diploma, with university certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelFootnote 12 2,049,930 1,598,155 1,520,320 77,835 451,775 78.0 74.2 4.9

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

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 3

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

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Footnote 4

This variable refers to whether or not persons have completed a secondary school or high school diploma, graduation certificate, or its equivalent. If other education qualifications above high school are held, this variable also indicates the highest additional certificate, diploma or degree.

'High school diploma or equivalent' and 'high school diploma' refer to graduation from a secondary school or equivalent.

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 5

'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas,' 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 6

For this table, 'Postsecondary certificate or diploma' includes the categories 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas' and 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas.'

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Footnote 7

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and other trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres, and similar institutions.

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Footnote 8

'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas,' 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas,' 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 10

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and other trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres, and similar institutions.

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Footnote 11

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' was over-reported in the National Household Survey (NHS). This category likely includes some responses that are actually college certificates or diplomas, bachelor's degrees or other types of education (e.g., university transfer programs, bachelor's programs completed in other countries, incomplete bachelor's programs, non-university professional designations). We recommend users interpret the results for the 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' category with caution.

For any other comments on data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 12

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011045.

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