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Topic-based tabulation: Occupation - 1991 Standard Occupational Classification (Historical) (13), Age Groups (11A) and Sex (3) for Labour Force 15 Years and Over, for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 1991 to 2001 Censuses - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97F0012XCB2001023
Release date:February 11, 2003
Topic:Canada's Workforce: Paid Work
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Cautionary Notes: Occupation

Broad Occupational Category A - Management Occupations

Census data for occupation groups in Broad Occupational Category A - Management Occupations should be used with caution. Some coding errors were made in assigning the appropriate level of management, e.g., senior manager versus middle manager, and in determining the appropriate area of specialization or activity, e.g., a manager of a health care program in a hospital versus a government manager in health policy administration. Some non-management occupations have also been miscoded to management due to confusion over titles such as program manager, project manager, etc. Data users may wish to use data for management occupations in conjunction with other variables such as income, age and education.

A334 - Other Managers in Public Administration

Census data for A334 - Other Managers in Public Administration should be used with extreme caution due to a high level of coding error. Coding errors were made in assigning the appropriate management level, e.g., senior manager versus middle manager, and in determining the appropriate area of specialization, e.g., managers in economic and social policy administration have been miscoded to this group. Some non-management occupations have also been miscoded to A334 due to confusion over titles such as program manager, project manager, etc.

E037 - Program Officers Unique to Government

Census data for E037 - Program Officers Unique to Government should be used with extreme caution due to a high level of coding error. Coding errors were made with respect to the appropriate area of specialization, e.g., economic and social policy researchers and officers have been miscoded to this group. As well, a number of vague responses such as 'civil servant' and 'fonctionnaire' were wrongly assigned this code.

G111 - Sales Representatives, Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)

2001 Census data are showing an under-estimate of persons in G111 - Sales Representatives, Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical). A high number of vague responses has resulted in some of these occupations being miscoded to other sales occupations such as G211 - Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks and A131 - Sales Marketing and Advertising Managers.

G121 - Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade

2001 Census data are showing an under-estimate of persons in G121 - Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade. A high number of vague responses has resulted in some of these occupations being miscoded to other sales occupations such as G211 - Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks and A131 - Sales Marketing and Advertising Managers.

G982 - Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations

2001 Census data are showing an over-estimate of persons in G982 - Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations due to miscoding of some workers in pressing occupations in clothing manufacturing to this group. These responses should have been coded to J319 - Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities. Data users may want to consider excluding persons in industry (NAICS) sub-sector 315 - Clothing Manufacturing from the estimates for G982.

H512 - Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners

2001 Census data are showing an over-estimate of persons in H512 - Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners due to miscoding of some responses of 'couturier' and 'seamstress' in clothing manufacturing to this group.

J111 - Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
J121 - Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing

Data for J111 - Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing and J121 - Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing should be used with caution. There is some overlap of responses coded to these two groups as respondents do not always provide enough information to allow coders to distinguish between them.

J113 - Pulping Control Operators
J142 - Pulp Mill Machine Operators

Data for J113 - Pulping Control Operators and J142 - Pulp Mill Machine Operators should be used with caution. There is some overlap of responses coded to these two groups as respondents do not always provide enough information to allow coders to distinguish between them.

J114 - Papermaking and Coating Control Operators
J143 - Papermaking and Finishing Machine Operators

Data for J114 - Papermaking and Coating Control Operators and J143 - Papermaking and Finishing Machine Operators should be used with caution. There is some overlap of responses coded to these two groups as respondents do not always provide enough information to allow coders to distinguish between them.

J319 - Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities

2001 Census data are showing an under-estimate of persons in J319 - Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities due to miscoding of some workers in pressing occupations in clothing manufacturing to G982 - Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations.

Special Note: Historical Comparison of Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 1991, 1996 and 2001

A few census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) have different geographical boundaries in 2001 as compared to 1991 and to 1996. In order to facilitate data comparisons, the 1991 and 1996 CMA and CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2001 CMA and CA boundaries.

For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.

Special Note: Nunavut (1)

Data from the 2001 Census are available for Nunavut, the new territory that came into effect on April 1, 1999.

Standard data products released only at the Canada/Province/Territory geographic levels will not contain data for Nunavut for the census years prior to 2001.

Standard data products released at the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and Census Agglomeration (CA) geographic levels will contain data for Nunavut for the 2001, 1996 and/or 1991 Censuses.

The 1996 and 1991 CMA/CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2001 CMA/CA geographic boundaries. This has been done to facilitate data comparisons using the 2001 geographic boundaries.

For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.

Special Note: Population Universe

The Population Universe of the 2001 Census includes the following groups:

- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold student authorizations (student visas or student permits) and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold employment authorizations (or work permits) and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Minister's permits (including extensions) and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last four groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent Resident found in the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.

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This table details occupation - 1991 standard occupational classification , age groups and sex for labour force 15 years and over in CanadaFootnote 1
Occupation - 1991 Standard Occupational Classification (Historical) (13) Sex (3)
Total - Sex Male Female
Total labour forceFootnote 2 15,872,075 8,452,015 7,420,055
Occupation - Not applicableFootnote 3 295,505 140,880 154,630
All occupationsFootnote 4 15,576,565 8,311,135 7,265,430
A Management occupations 1,620,900 1,046,525 574,380
B Business, finance and administrative occupations 2,768,375 752,120 2,016,255
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,003,810 788,190 215,620
D Health occupations 812,200 169,455 642,745
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 1,068,810 401,470 667,340
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 435,680 200,125 235,560
G Sales and service occupations 3,813,750 1,575,245 2,238,510
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,193,090 2,035,240 157,845
I Occupations unique to primary industry 667,550 514,090 153,460
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 1,192,395 828,675 363,720

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

Kind of work done by persons aged 15 and over. Occupation is based on the type of job the person holds and the description of his or her duties. This variable has been created in order to facilitate comparison of occupation data coded to the 2001 National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S 2001) with 1991 and 1996 Census occupation data coded to the 1991 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

Refers to the kind of work persons were doing during the reference week, as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. If the person did not have a job during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to enumeration (May 15, 2001), the data relate to the job of longest duration since January 1, 2000. Persons with two or more jobs were to report the information for the job at which they worked the most hours.

This variable has been created in order to facilitate comparison of occupation data coded to the 2001 National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S 2001) with 1991 and 1996 Census occupation data coded to the 1991 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

The 1991 SOC was used as the basis for the creation of the Occupation (Historical) variable. Wherever possible, the 1991 SOC code has been retained. However, data users should be aware that some adjustments to occupation data coded to the 1991 SOC will still be necessary when making comparisons with the 2001 Occupation (Historical) variable.

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Footnote 3

Unemployed persons 15 years and over who have never worked for pay or in self-employment or who had last worked prior to January 1 of the census reference year. The census reference years are as follows: 1990 for the 1991 Census, 1995 for the 1996 Census and 2000 for the 2001 Census.

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Footnote 4

Refers to the experienced labour force population: persons who were employed or unemployed and persons who worked for pay or in self-employment since January 1 of the census reference year. The census reference years are as follows: 1990 for the 1991 Census, 1995 for the 1996 Census and 2000 for the 2001 Census.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97F0012XCB2001023.

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