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 and Census Divisions, 2011 National Household Survey

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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 1,368,855 25.4
Total - Car, truck or van 12,260,190 3,788,110 4,354,230 2,418,165 883,920 815,775 23.7
Car, truck or van as a driver 11,393,145 3,474,380 4,061,000 2,272,850 829,725 755,185 23.8
Drove alone 10,176,640 3,197,315 3,659,660 1,989,015 706,280 624,370 23.2
2 people 1,016,285 239,490 345,205 237,295 98,100 96,200 27.4
3 or more people 200,215 37,570 56,145 46,540 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 712,395 282,375 247,300 110,035 37,650 35,040 20.4
3 or more people 154,655 31,360 45,930 35,275 16,545 25,545 32.3
Total - Sustainable transportation 2,934,120 687,510 690,675 652,580 378,190 525,165 32.2
Public transit 1,851,520 85,030 349,960 547,945 356,605 511,980 42.9
Bus 1,175,580 73,645 256,115 348,720 207,525 289,565 40.4
Subway or elevated rail 462,765 7,515 70,440 150,585 103,965 130,255 44.6
Light rail, streetcar or commuter train 206,740 3,000 22,365 47,100 43,815 90,460 52.5
Passenger ferry 6,445 870 1,040 1,540 1,295 1,700 48.6
Active transportation 1,082,595 602,480 340,720 104,630 21,580 13,180 14.1
Walked 880,815 536,515 254,350 69,335 12,500 8,110 12.7
Bicycle 201,780 65,965 86,365 35,295 9,080 5,075 20.0
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 24,490 9,810 8,900 3,785 1,135 860 19.3
Other methods 167,130 81,440 31,625 19,620 7,385 27,065 30.1

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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

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-X2011050.

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