Data tables, 2016 Census

Visible Minority (15), Labour Force Status (8), STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) Groupings, Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (16), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (9), Immigrant Status (4), Age (10) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details visible minority , labour force status , stem and bhase groupings, major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2016 , highest certificate, diploma or degree , immigrant status , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse
Data quality
Visible minority (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 4 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Visible minorityFootnote 5 774,745 474,595 427,310 47,280 300,155 61.3 55.2 10.0
Total visible minority populationFootnote 6 45,100 28,055 24,635 3,420 17,045 62.2 54.6 12.2
South AsianFootnote 7 6,465 4,550 4,115 440 1,910 70.4 63.7 9.7
Chinese 7,130 3,785 3,360 420 3,350 53.1 47.1 11.1
Black 15,920 10,105 8,465 1,635 5,820 63.5 53.2 16.2
Filipino 2,630 2,135 2,000 135 495 81.2 76.0 6.3
Latin American 1,475 1,020 930 90 460 69.2 63.1 8.8
Arab 6,080 3,020 2,640 375 3,065 49.7 43.4 12.4
Southeast AsianFootnote 8 940 690 640 50 250 73.4 68.1 7.2
West AsianFootnote 9 1,320 810 695 115 505 61.4 52.7 14.2
Korean 1,240 735 705 25 510 59.3 56.9 3.4
Japanese 485 300 265 30 190 61.9 54.6 10.0
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 10 480 310 275 35 170 64.6 57.3 11.3
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 11 935 610 545 65 325 65.2 58.3 10.7
Not a visible minorityFootnote 12 729,645 446,540 402,680 43,860 283,110 61.2 55.2 9.8

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

This variable shows a variant of CIP which classifies fields of study into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math and computer sciences) and BHASE (non-STEM) categories. For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/concepts/classification.

This variant is different from the STEM variant used in the 2011 National Household Survey. For information on comparability between the two variants, refer to the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 2

Users are advised to consult data quality comments for 'Highest certificate, diploma or degree,' available in the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 3

For more information on immigration variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 4

Refers to whether a person aged 15 years and over was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Early enumeration was conducted in remote, isolated parts of the provinces and territories. When enumeration has taken place before May 2016, the reference date used is the date on which the household was enumerated.

In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Footnote 5

For more information on the Visible minority variable, including information on its classification, the questions from which it is derived, data quality and its comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Visible Minority and Population Group Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 6

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 7

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 8

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Laotian,' 'Thai,' etc.

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Footnote 9

For example, 'Afghan,' 'Iranian,' etc.

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Footnote 10

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes persons with a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 11

Includes persons who gave more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in responses, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 12

Includes persons who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal group question (Question 18), as well as persons who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016276.

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