2006 Census Topic-based tabulations

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Industry - North American Industry Classification System 2002 (21), Occupation - National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2006 (11), Work Activity in 2005 (4) and Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work or Working at Home of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions of Work, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

About this variable: Industry - North American Industry Classification System 2002 (21)


Industry (based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System [NAICS])

Part A - Plain language definition
General nature of the business carried out in the establishment where the person worked. The 2006 Census data on industry (based on the 2002 NAICS) can be compared with data from Canada's NAFTA partners (United States and Mexico).

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the general nature of the business carried out in the establishment where the person worked. If the person did not have a job during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to enumeration (May 16, 2006), the data relate to the job of longest duration since January 1, 2005. Persons with two or more jobs were required to report the information for the job at which they worked the most hours.
The 2006 Census industry data are produced according to the 2002 NAICS. The NAICS provides enhanced industry comparability among the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trading partners (Canada, United States and Mexico). This classification consists of a systematic and comprehensive arrangement of industries structured into 20 sectors, 103 subsectors and 328 industry groups. The criteria used to create these categories are similarity of input structures, labour skills or production processes used by the establishment. For further information on the classification, see North American Industry Classification System, Canada, 2002, Catalogue no. 12-501-XPE.


  1. Total - Industry - North American Industry Classification System 2002
  2. 11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  3. 21 Mining and oil and gas extraction
  4. 22 Utilities
  5. 23 Construction
  6. 31-33 Manufacturing
  7. 41 Wholesale trade
  8. 44-45 Retail trade
  9. 48-49 Transportation and warehousing
  10. 51 Information and cultural industries
  11. 52 Finance and insurance
  12. 53 Real estate and rental and leasing
  13. 54 Professional, scientific and technical services
  14. 55 Management of companies and enterprises
  15. 56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
  16. 61 Educational services
  17. 62 Health care and social assistance
  18. 71 Arts, entertainment and recreation
  19. 72 Accommodation and food services
  20. 81 Other services (except public administration)
  21. 91 Public administration