Data tables, 2016 Census

Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (14), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details labour force status , highest certificate, diploma or degree , major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2016 , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Waterloo
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Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (14) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 2 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016Footnote 3 432,125 296,480 277,785 18,695 135,645 68.6 64.3 6.3
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 205,370 119,975 110,145 9,830 85,395 58.4 53.6 8.2
Education 11,700 7,935 7,765 170 3,765 67.8 66.4 2.1
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 7,910 6,260 5,795 465 1,645 79.1 73.3 7.4
Humanities 14,875 10,890 10,270 615 3,990 73.2 69.0 5.6
Social and behavioural sciences and law 27,640 21,895 20,635 1,255 5,750 79.2 74.7 5.7
Business, management and public administration 43,450 34,670 33,060 1,605 8,785 79.8 76.1 4.6
Physical and life sciences and technologies 9,415 7,150 6,645 505 2,265 75.9 70.6 7.1
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 12,815 10,670 10,140 530 2,145 83.3 79.1 5.0
Architecture, engineering, and related technologiesFootnote 4 50,425 39,630 37,610 2,020 10,795 78.6 74.6 5.1
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 4,180 3,385 3,230 155 795 81.0 77.3 4.6
Health and related fields 30,515 23,210 22,225 985 7,305 76.1 72.8 4.2
Personal, protective and transportation services 13,445 10,525 9,985 545 2,925 78.3 74.3 5.2
Other fields of studyFootnote 5 375 290 275 10 85 77.3 73.3 3.4

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Footnote 1

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 2

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 3

This variable shows the 'primary groupings' variant of CIP. For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/concepts/classification.

For information on collection, classification and data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 4

'Architecture, engineering and related technologies' includes some fields that are commonly studied at the trades level, such as 'Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians,' 'Construction trades,' and 'Precision production' (e.g., welding).

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Footnote 5

'Other fields of study' includes 'Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other.'

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016284.

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