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Commuting Patterns and Places of Work of Canadians, 2006 Census: National, provincial and territorial portraits

Place of work status

The construction sector accounts for one-third of the gain in workers with no fixed workplace address

The construction sector alone accounted for one-third (33%) of the additional 370,900 workers who reported no fixed address between 2001 and 2006.

An estimated 500,700 workers in the construction sector had no fixed workplace address in 2006, up by 24.7%, or 123,700, from 2001.

The increase in construction was mirrored in various occupations within the sector. For example, between 2001 and 2006, the number of construction trades helpers and labourers who had no fixed workplace address jumped 62.8%, the equivalent of 29,800 new workers entering this occupation.

However, the occupation with the largest number of workers with no fixed workplace address was truck drivers; an estimated 108,800 truck drivers had no fixed workplace address, up 28.1% from 2001.

Table 5
Number and percentage of the five main occupations of workers with no fixed workplace address, Canada, 2001 and 2006

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