Data tables, 2016 Census

Employment Income Statistics (7), STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) Groupings, Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (36), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (12), Location of Study (5), Immigrant Status (4A), Class of Worker (3) and Sex and Age (24) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over Who Worked Full-Time Full-Year in 2015 Excluding CIP six-digit categories 22.0101 'Law' and 51.2001 'Pharmacy' in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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General information

Catalogue number :
Release date :
November 29, 2017
Topic :
Variables :
  1. Geography Geographic Index
  2. Highest certificate, diploma or degree (12)
  3. Location of study (5)
  4. Immigrant status (4A)
  5. Class of worker (3)
  6. Sex and age (24)
  7. STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) groupings, Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (36)
  8. Employment income statistics (7)


Inconsistency in work activity during the reference year and presence of employment income

As was the case in the data from the 2006 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey, there are inconsistencies between the presence of employment income and work activity for 2015 reported in the 2016 Census. For example, there could be workers reporting a certain number of weeks worked in 2015 without any earnings reported for that year. There could also be workers who did not report any work activity (no weeks worked) in 2015 but did have earnings in that year. Although it is possible to have pre-payment or retroactive pay of employment income and that certain types of work may be unpaid, it is uncertain if the extent of such arrangements is captured accurately in the long-form questionnaire. Moreover, the fact that some self-employed workers receive dividends instead of earnings, proxy reporting of weeks worked for 2015 was done during the census held in May 2016, as well as respondents' inaccurate recall for the year 2015 could also be contributing factors to explain these inconsistencies.

This data table complements analysis in the education Census in Brief articles. In order to meet the analytical requirements of the articles focusing on the labour market outcomes and earnings of bachelor's graduates, those who studied Law (22.0101) and Pharmacy (51.2001) have been excluded from this table. They were excluded from the analysis because, at the bachelor's level of education, these programs require previous university level education for admission. Excluding those who studied Law and Pharmacy made the remaining fields of study at the bachelor's level more comparable. Only tables specifying these exclusions are affected.

Note on data quality and disclosure control

For information on data quality, as well as random rounding, data suppression, and other methods of disclosure control, please consult the Guide to the Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-304-X, and the reference guides for the individual topics.

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