Data tables, 2016 Census

Commuting Destination (5), Main Mode of Commuting (10), Sex (3) and Age (5) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correction

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This table details commuting destination , main mode of commuting , sex and age for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over having a usual place of work, in private households in Canada
Data quality
Main mode of commuting (10) Commuting destination (5)
Total - Commuting destination Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence Commute to a different province or territory
Total - Main mode of commutingFootnote 1 1,882,075 1,217,935 365,105 276,915 22,120
Car, truck or van 1,283,405 754,950 303,910 213,325 11,220
Driver, alone 951,640 539,165 233,670 170,580 8,220
2 or more persons shared the ride to work 331,770 215,785 70,240 42,750 3,000
Driver, with 1 or more passengers 77,185 42,460 18,760 14,885 1,080
Passenger, 2 or more persons in the vehicle 254,580 173,320 51,480 27,865 1,925
Sustainable transportation 581,130 451,750 58,260 61,080 10,045
Public transit 364,195 261,770 48,070 48,705 5,645
Active transport 216,940 189,975 10,185 12,375 4,400
Other method 17,540 11,240 2,935 2,515 850


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not available for a specific reference period


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not applicable


Symbol x

suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


Symbol F

too unreliable to be published



Footnote 1

The census assumes that the commute to work originates from the usual place of residence, but this may not always be the case. Sometimes, respondents may be on a business trip and may have reported their place of work or main mode of commuting based on where they were working during the trip. Some persons maintain a residence close to work and commute to their home on weekends. Students often work after school at a location near their school. As a result, the data may show unusual commutes or unusual main modes of commuting.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016329.

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