Participation rate

Part A - Short definition:

Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to the labour force in the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, expressed as a percentage of the population aged 15 years and over.

The participation rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, geographic area, etc.) is the total labour force in that group, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that group.

Early enumeration was conducted in remote, isolated parts of the provinces and territories in February, March and April 2011. When enumeration has taken place before May 2011, the reference date used is the date on which the household was enumerated.

Reported in:


Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Statistic derived from the Labour force status variable


Not applicable


  1. For more information, see the definition for Labour force variable.
  2. For information on the comparability of the 2011 National Household Survey labour force status data with those of the Labour Force Survey, see Appendix 2.1.
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