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 13,891,675 8,102,120 2,906,390 2,725,205 157,975
Car, truck or van 10,876,515 5,799,990 2,621,190 2,350,790 104,545
Driver, alone 9,272,255 4,882,480 2,274,305 2,034,680 80,795
2 or more persons shared the ride to work 1,604,265 917,510 346,890 316,110 23,745
Driver, with 1 or more passengers 856,465 441,690 199,490 201,550 13,735
Passenger, 2 or more persons in the vehicle 747,795 475,820 147,400 114,565 10,010
Sustainable transportation 2,865,385 2,205,420 268,015 349,910 42,035
Public transit 1,821,430 1,252,705 219,310 320,385 29,025
Active transport 1,043,960 952,720 48,710 29,520 13,010
Other method 149,780 96,705 17,180 24,510 11,390


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not available for a specific reference period


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not applicable


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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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