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 Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo
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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 5 423,865 290,430 271,875 18,550 133,435 68.5 64.1 6.4
Total visible minority populationFootnote 6 76,860 49,195 44,365 4,830 27,665 64.0 57.7 9.8
South AsianFootnote 7 20,530 13,500 12,105 1,385 7,040 65.8 59.0 10.3
Chinese 13,395 7,015 6,405 610 6,380 52.4 47.8 8.7
Black 10,495 7,195 6,340 860 3,300 68.6 60.4 12.0
Filipino 2,780 2,155 2,030 120 625 77.5 73.0 5.6
Latin American 7,725 5,690 5,290 395 2,035 73.7 68.5 6.9
Arab 4,945 2,495 2,115 385 2,445 50.5 42.8 15.4
Southeast AsianFootnote 8 6,340 4,290 3,930 355 2,050 67.7 62.0 8.3
West AsianFootnote 9 3,450 2,100 1,860 235 1,350 60.9 53.9 11.2
Korean 1,970 1,075 955 120 895 54.6 48.5 11.2
Japanese 555 370 345 20 185 66.7 62.2 5.4
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 10 2,550 1,820 1,630 185 725 71.4 63.9 10.2
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 11 2,135 1,510 1,350 165 625 70.7 63.2 10.9
Not a visible minorityFootnote 12 347,000 241,230 227,510 13,725 105,770 69.5 65.6 5.7

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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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