2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mode of Transportation (20), Average Commuting Duration, Commuting Duration (7), Time Leaving for Work (7), Sex (3) and Age Groups (11) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work or No fixed Workplace Address, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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Catalogue number :99-012-X2011031
Release date :June 26, 2013
Topic :Education and Labour
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Note: Confidentiality disclosure control for the National Household Survey (NHS)

Disclosure control rules have been applied to data tables available from the National Household Survey (NHS). The number of actual records used to derive any number in a table must meet a minimum criterion. For a table cell where this criterion is not met, the number is replaced by a zero. Due to this disclosure control, subtotals will not necessarily aggregate to the total. As well, users should note that random rounding has also been applied to the data.

Note: Differences between the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates and census counts

The 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) both provide information on the Canadian population for various levels of geography and for numerous common topics (e.g., demography, marital status, family and language) including characteristics associated to these topics. It is possible that differences exist between the 2011 Census count and the NHS estimate. Two reasons can explain these differences:

- The definition of the population of each data source: the target population for the 2011 Census includes usual residents in collective dwellings and persons living abroad, whereas the target population for the NHS excludes them.

- The variability of the estimates for the NHS: the NHS estimates are derived from a sample survey and are therefore subject to sampling error; they are also subject to potentially higher non-response error than in the census due to the survey's voluntary nature.


Note: The 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates - quality indicators

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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This table details mode of transportation , average commuting duration, commuting duration , time leaving for work , sex and age groups for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over having a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address, in private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Mode of transportation (20) Average commuting duration, commuting duration (7)
Total - Commuting duration Less than 15 minutes 15 to 29 minutes 30 to 44 minutes 45 to 59 minutes 60 minutes and over Average Commuting Duration
Total - Mode of transportationFootnote 3 15,385,935 4,566,870 5,085,435 3,094,140 1,270,635 1,368,860 25.4
Total - Car, truck or van 12,260,195 3,788,105 4,354,235 2,418,160 883,920 815,770 23.7
Car, truck or van as a driver 11,393,140 3,474,380 4,061,005 2,272,850 829,725 755,185 23.8
Drove alone 10,176,645 3,197,320 3,659,655 1,989,015 706,280 624,370 23.2
2 people 1,016,290 239,490 345,200 237,295 98,100 96,200 27.4
3 or more people 200,210 37,570 56,140 46,545 25,345 34,615 33.5
Car, truck or van as a passenger 867,050 313,730 293,230 145,310 54,195 60,585 22.5
2 people 712,395 282,375 247,300 110,040 37,650 35,040 20.4
3 or more people 154,655 31,360 45,930 35,275 16,545 25,550 32.3
Total - Sustainable transportation 2,934,120 687,510 690,680 652,575 378,190 525,165 32.2
Public transit 1,851,520 85,030 349,955 547,945 356,610 511,980 42.9
Bus 1,175,575 73,645 256,115 348,720 207,530 289,570 40.4
Subway or elevated rail 462,760 7,515 70,435 150,585 103,965 130,260 44.6
Light rail, streetcar or commuter train 206,740 3,000 22,365 47,100 43,815 90,455 52.5
Passenger ferry 6,445 870 1,040 1,545 1,295 1,700 48.6
Active transportation 1,082,595 602,480 340,720 104,630 21,585 13,175 14.1
Walked 880,815 536,515 254,355 69,340 12,500 8,105 12.7
Bicycle 201,785 65,965 86,370 35,295 9,080 5,075 20.0
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 24,495 9,810 8,905 3,785 1,140 860 19.3
Other methods 167,130 81,440 31,625 19,620 7,390 27,060 30.1

Footnotes

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

The National Household Survey assumes that the commute to work originates from the usual place of residence, but this may not always be the case. In some cases, respondents may be on a business trip and may have reported their place of work or mode of transportation based on where they were working during the trip. Some persons maintain a residence close to work and commute to their home on weekends. Students often work after school at a location near their school. As a result, the data may show unusual commutes and an unusual mode of transportation.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011031.

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