2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mode of Transportation (20), Commuting Type (5), Commuting Duration (6), Commuting Distance (12), Time Leaving for Work (7), Age Groups (5) and Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details mode of transportation , commuting type , commuting duration , commuting distance , time leaving for work , age groups and sex for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over having a usual place of work, in private households in CanadaFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 26.1 %
Mode of transportation (20) Commuting type (5)
Total - Commuting type Work in CSD of residence Work in a different CSD in CD of residence Work in a different CSD and CD in province of residence Work in a different province
Total - Mode of transportationFootnote 4 13,517,690 7,981,010 2,787,305 2,588,225 161,155
Total - Car, truck or van 10,626,835 5,766,130 2,506,960 2,244,215 109,535
Car, truck or van as a driver 9,880,910 5,296,285 2,357,625 2,129,485 97,515
Drove alone 8,862,500 4,764,185 2,123,245 1,895,545 79,520
2 people 858,340 452,950 196,240 194,290 14,860
3 or more people 160,075 79,155 38,135 39,650 3,140
Car, truck or van as a passenger 745,920 469,850 149,330 114,730 12,020
2 people 629,350 409,470 122,720 88,590 8,570
3 or more people 116,570 60,375 26,610 26,135 3,445
Total - Sustainable transportation 2,737,000 2,108,625 260,075 323,810 44,490
Public transit 1,714,700 1,198,790 197,545 287,795 30,565
Bus 1,078,800 789,300 131,690 128,975 28,840
Subway or elevated rail 431,930 317,480 43,175 70,230 1,040
Light rail, streetcar or commuter train 198,310 89,840 20,725 87,090 650
Passenger ferry 5,660 2,170 1,960 1,495 35
Active transportation 1,022,295 909,835 62,525 36,015 13,925
Walked 835,840 754,020 42,990 28,270 10,560
Bicycle 186,460 155,810 19,535 7,745 3,370
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 22,130 14,210 5,260 2,510 155
Other methods 131,725 92,045 15,015 17,690 6,975

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Refers to the distance, in kilometres, between the respondent's residence and his or her usual place of work. Commuting distance is calculated as the straight line distance between the residence of the respondent and his or her place of work.

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Footnote 2

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

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Footnote 3

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 4

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-X2011064.

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