Data tables, 2016 Census

Employment Income Statistics (7), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (193A), Work Activity During the Reference Year (9) 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 employment income statistics , occupation - national occupational classification 2016 , work activity during the reference year and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Canada
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Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (193A) Employment income statistics (7)
Total - Employment income statisticsFootnote 2 With employment income Median employment income ($) Average employment income ($) With wages, salaries and commissions Median wages, salaries and commissions ($) Average wages, salaries and commissions ($)
Total - occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016Footnote 3 28,643,020 20,428,670 33,683 46,057 18,811,415 35,551 47,102
Occupation - not applicableFootnote 4 8,686,760 1,607,925 1,579 12,429 1,376,500 1,318 12,876
All occupationsFootnote 5 19,956,250 18,820,745 36,693 48,930 17,434,925 38,269 49,805
0 Management occupations 2,122,255 1,985,440 59,625 83,963 1,782,925 64,936 90,143
00 Senior management occupations 237,885 216,360 92,036 168,415 203,815 96,894 175,546
001 Legislators and senior management 237,880 216,360 92,036 168,415 203,810 96,894 175,546
01-05 Specialized middle management occupations 682,145 657,025 82,653 95,317 633,500 83,897 96,801
011 Administrative services managers 186,800 181,510 81,930 97,918 177,555 82,609 98,571
012 Managers in financial and business services 193,500 182,740 73,792 96,634 170,910 75,802 99,332
013 Managers in communication (except broadcasting) 18,345 17,905 84,891 92,593 17,380 85,748 94,191
021 Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems 95,835 92,510 101,306 114,224 90,320 102,068 115,808
031 Managers in health care 33,855 32,795 85,647 86,934 31,960 86,210 87,316
041 Managers in public administration 23,895 23,560 96,994 98,217 23,355 97,108 98,436
042 Managers in education and social and community services 82,470 80,345 81,620 80,762 78,295 82,749 81,857
043 Managers in public protection services 20,625 20,415 91,924 90,031 20,295 92,111 90,082
051 Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport 26,820 25,245 50,085 58,517 23,430 52,236 60,665
06 Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer services 684,965 642,395 42,063 57,782 589,080 44,317 60,858
060 Corporate sales managers 71,360 69,575 90,557 104,587 67,790 91,774 106,084
062 Retail and wholesale trade managers 416,720 391,685 43,105 58,312 359,350 45,236 61,386
063 Managers in food service and accommodation 166,845 154,085 31,046 38,861 140,845 32,498 40,701
065 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. 30,040 27,050 28,715 37,506 21,095 32,528 41,109
07-09 Middle management occupations in trades, transportation, production and utilities 517,270 469,660 46,883 64,986 356,530 59,814 77,879
071 Managers in construction and facility operation and maintenance 207,960 187,625 53,814 69,022 156,590 61,725 77,196
073 Managers in transportation 36,800 34,995 71,855 84,972 33,120 73,953 87,734
081 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 13,710 12,835 129,917 162,866 12,260 133,846 168,276
082 Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture 174,170 153,630 18,535 28,449 77,160 24,102 35,183
091 Managers in manufacturing and utilities 84,625 80,580 78,364 100,978 77,410 80,392 103,287
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 3,133,870 2,981,815 41,396 50,007 2,824,740 42,066 50,290
11 Professional occupations in business and finance 675,395 639,525 58,754 80,665 576,570 60,099 81,824
111 Auditors, accountants and investment professionals 405,780 386,385 59,605 89,249 342,525 60,875 90,601
112 Human resources and business service professionals 269,615 253,135 57,310 67,562 234,045 59,090 68,980
12 Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations 1,047,775 1,002,455 42,742 46,986 966,555 43,386 47,618
121 Administrative services supervisors 96,875 94,695 53,044 57,332 93,200 53,269 57,664
122 Administrative and regulatory occupations 542,665 515,865 46,951 52,313 495,170 47,847 53,171
124 Office administrative assistants - General, legal and medical 378,120 362,935 36,699 36,976 352,130 37,114 37,307
125 Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers 30,115 28,960 43,078 43,701 26,050 44,670 45,490
13 Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations 213,700 200,310 39,092 45,023 176,890 41,411 47,220
131 Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations 213,695 200,315 39,092 45,023 176,890 41,411 47,220
14 Office support occupations 826,880 786,940 32,452 34,352 764,120 32,938 34,582
141 General office workers 465,380 441,530 28,983 31,018 429,230 29,422 31,187
142 Office equipment operators 44,525 42,080 30,100 31,979 40,765 30,636 32,328
143 Financial, insurance and related administrative support workers 238,405 230,685 40,657 43,120 223,435 41,103 43,490
145 Library, correspondence and other clerks 78,575 72,645 20,917 28,155 70,690 21,402 28,345
15 Distribution, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations 370,125 352,590 38,434 40,757 340,610 39,032 41,322
151 Mail and message distribution occupations 97,300 87,010 38,030 37,386 78,230 40,844 39,134
152 Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations 272,830 265,585 38,518 41,862 262,380 38,673 41,974
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,348,285 1,286,850 65,815 72,889 1,229,945 67,220 74,323
21 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences 762,860 723,305 74,953 82,066 689,530 76,227 83,716
211 Physical science professionals 33,195 31,300 73,151 95,690 30,060 74,607 97,737
212 Life science professionals 35,500 33,995 62,213 65,455 32,280 63,364 66,567
213 Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers 181,305 172,995 83,990 95,002 166,895 85,208 96,697
214 Other engineers 73,535 70,095 87,968 102,026 68,145 88,850 103,255
215 Architects, urban planners and land surveyors 41,840 39,335 65,467 73,899 35,930 67,515 75,706
216 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries 13,315 12,915 76,922 93,946 12,640 77,137 94,308
217 Computer and information systems professionals 384,175 362,680 71,437 72,882 343,575 72,784 74,368
22 Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences 585,420 563,545 55,222 61,112 540,415 56,429 62,337
221 Technical occupations in physical sciences 35,330 34,320 51,185 60,396 33,865 51,704 60,730
222 Technical occupations in life sciences 50,435 48,225 37,008 42,005 45,030 38,759 43,136
223 Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering 90,075 87,145 58,516 63,865 84,640 59,243 64,685
224 Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering 117,745 112,745 53,259 58,588 106,055 55,383 60,642
225 Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology 65,270 62,315 49,335 52,755 58,365 50,696 53,942
226 Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers 66,820 64,115 67,096 71,172 61,820 68,241 72,260
227 Transportation officers and controllers 32,835 32,100 87,910 101,447 31,465 88,739 102,319
228 Technical occupations in computer and information systems 126,910 122,565 55,290 57,614 119,170 55,901 58,300
3 Health occupations 1,322,735 1,275,195 46,203 56,998 1,185,030 45,795 53,412
30 Professional occupations in nursing 327,780 322,705 67,255 64,633 320,095 67,433 64,793
301 Professional occupations in nursing 327,780 322,700 67,255 64,633 320,095 67,433 64,793
31 Professional occupations in health (except nursing) 283,660 261,570 73,362 96,484 209,340 68,204 81,462
311 Physicians, dentists and veterinarians 139,465 123,475 95,811 130,805 92,655 74,817 102,696
312 Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals 27,840 25,660 59,926 66,572 14,165 57,129 61,095
313 Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists 51,785 49,900 78,519 79,144 47,440 78,918 77,719
314 Therapy and assessment professionals 64,575 62,545 56,100 54,833 55,080 56,315 54,206
32 Technical occupations in health 364,415 354,645 42,000 44,290 323,810 43,776 45,566
321 Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 156,835 153,990 41,804 45,185 152,670 41,887 45,159
322 Technical occupations in dental health care 36,245 35,090 47,830 49,426 32,385 48,176 48,895
323 Other technical occupations in health care 171,330 165,570 40,715 42,368 138,750 44,691 45,238
34 Assisting occupations in support of health services 346,880 336,275 32,468 32,361 331,780 32,624 32,391
341 Assisting occupations in support of health services 346,880 336,280 32,468 32,361 331,785 32,624 32,391
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 2,328,560 2,211,480 43,530 53,585 2,064,190 45,619 53,546
40 Professional occupations in education services 772,285 742,925 61,266 59,015 729,870 61,948 59,327
401 University professors and post-secondary assistants 168,820 152,585 28,751 55,300 149,350 29,425 55,215
402 College and other vocational instructors 101,060 96,820 58,187 57,357 92,245 60,077 58,482
403 Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors 502,405 493,520 65,873 60,489 488,270 66,252 60,744
41 Professional occupations in law and social, community and government services 524,180 499,435 59,816 75,279 449,105 60,130 70,614
411 Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries 99,115 93,310 99,729 143,371 70,935 96,192 123,067
415 Social and community service professionals 167,830 162,130 52,131 52,641 149,325 53,041 52,936
416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers 257,235 243,995 59,091 64,282 228,840 60,777 65,891
42 Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services 470,650 446,820 29,043 31,493 404,750 30,781 32,553
421 Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services 470,650 446,820 29,043 31,493 404,750 30,781 32,553
43 Occupations in front-line public protection services 163,610 161,880 87,248 83,319 161,200 87,518 83,491
431 Occupations in front-line public protection services 163,610 161,880 87,248 83,319 161,200 87,518 83,491
44 Care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations 397,835 360,415 21,832 26,364 319,270 23,551 27,819
441 Home care providers and educational support occupations 359,270 322,340 19,678 21,857 281,895 21,506 22,911
442 Legal and public protection support occupations 38,565 38,075 68,149 64,513 37,375 68,482 64,835
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 659,015 580,115 18,212 30,459 466,300 19,486 31,937
51 Professional occupations in art and culture 223,755 195,750 21,655 34,488 140,060 27,709 38,324
511 Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators 14,070 13,680 55,823 55,220 13,290 56,722 55,987
512 Writing, translating and related communications professionals 83,275 74,525 33,746 40,230 56,095 40,373 44,368
513 Creative and performing artists 126,410 107,545 14,292 27,871 70,675 13,672 30,204
52 Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 435,265 384,370 16,754 28,407 326,240 16,915 29,195
521 Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries 19,430 18,855 25,618 29,024 18,140 26,317 29,273
522 Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts 80,745 73,610 31,154 39,200 60,770 35,032 41,972
523 Announcers and other performers, n.e.c. 14,895 12,660 19,054 35,436 9,750 20,775 37,374
524 Creative designers and craftspersons 129,480 115,705 30,064 36,088 89,825 34,805 39,521
525 Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations 190,705 163,540 7,812 17,501 147,750 7,005 17,113
6 Sales and service occupations 4,795,520 4,488,295 17,954 26,205 4,192,520 18,133 26,101
62 Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations 427,895 408,005 42,334 56,703 332,780 43,737 57,972
621 Retail sales supervisors 67,870 66,435 29,182 34,806 65,755 29,261 34,811
622 Technical sales specialists in wholesale trade and retail and wholesale buyers 120,890 116,085 54,757 71,577 111,605 55,933 72,784
623 Insurance, real estate and financial sales occupations 239,140 225,480 42,748 55,498 155,420 44,837 57,135
63 Service supervisors and specialized service occupations 632,055 593,850 20,647 24,708 532,040 21,820 25,541
631 Service supervisors 94,470 92,435 29,203 35,233 90,845 29,365 35,334
632 Chefs and cooks 321,175 300,650 19,355 22,694 292,015 19,494 22,718
633 Butchers and bakers 69,700 65,590 23,203 25,329 63,090 23,598 25,585
634 Specialized occupations in personal and customer services 146,715 135,175 17,188 21,690 86,085 20,753 24,749
64 Sales representatives and salespersons - Wholesale and retail trade 883,635 833,425 17,782 28,968 798,805 17,838 29,048
641 Sales and account representatives - Wholesale trade (non-technical) 119,815 113,245 50,693 62,139 103,660 52,887 64,648
642 Retail salespersons 763,820 720,185 15,467 23,753 695,145 15,442 23,740
65 Service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations 1,000,440 951,030 19,478 25,090 909,880 19,846 25,333
651 Occupations in food and beverage service 341,200 322,075 12,208 14,763 318,385 12,058 14,619
652 Occupations in travel and accommodation 85,835 82,595 30,621 33,749 78,405 31,395 34,442
653 Tourism and amusement services occupations 25,995 24,690 24,985 28,644 23,280 25,857 29,032
654 Security guards and related security service occupations 131,690 126,810 26,942 30,674 125,225 27,011 30,601
655 Customer and information services representatives 316,610 306,540 29,786 32,870 302,800 29,939 32,893
656 Other occupations in personal service 99,110 88,310 14,587 18,638 61,785 15,929 19,872
66 Sales support occupations 684,655 636,245 11,137 15,465 624,045 11,077 15,377
661 Cashiers 405,340 376,765 9,850 12,813 373,715 9,757 12,717
662 Other sales support and related occupations 279,315 259,480 13,976 19,316 250,335 14,106 19,348
67 Service support and other service occupations, n.e.c. 1,166,835 1,065,735 15,092 20,610 994,975 15,365 20,803
671 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations 462,735 421,185 9,986 13,886 416,495 9,876 13,789
672 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and amusement services 49,120 45,055 9,386 17,115 44,380 9,212 16,935
673 Cleaners 597,455 545,330 21,705 25,943 481,660 23,731 27,078
674 Other service support and related occupations, n.e.c. 57,525 54,165 18,295 22,111 52,435 18,540 22,149
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,877,690 2,729,040 41,988 47,893 2,480,965 44,512 49,926
72 Industrial, electrical and construction trades 989,975 933,120 45,627 51,719 829,055 48,743 54,428
720 Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers 105,365 96,935 57,014 65,738 80,090 64,491 72,514
723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades 204,640 198,565 50,976 55,174 193,025 51,576 55,828
724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers 193,325 188,150 61,683 65,501 181,615 63,041 66,669
725 Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters 88,015 84,700 54,322 58,862 79,900 56,252 60,481
727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers 200,825 185,770 34,873 38,937 154,240 37,549 40,945
728 Masonry and plastering trades 77,590 71,000 34,129 38,126 57,635 36,222 39,199
729 Other construction trades 120,215 107,995 27,969 34,094 82,550 31,786 36,639
73 Maintenance and equipment operation trades 542,360 522,955 55,797 61,147 493,400 57,778 63,223
730 Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators 80,335 76,965 69,056 75,234 73,115 70,778 77,350
731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicles) 174,800 170,990 67,596 71,168 165,930 68,565 72,321
732 Automotive service technicians 195,595 186,450 44,712 48,127 172,190 46,685 50,200
733 Other mechanics and related repairers 30,330 29,050 43,915 45,868 25,540 46,748 49,022
736 Train crew operating occupations 10,215 10,135 92,147 89,790 10,095 92,420 90,157
737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters 19,655 19,250 68,478 74,297 18,875 69,268 75,210
738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. 31,425 30,115 42,988 45,544 27,655 44,928 47,472
74 Other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers 292,525 278,030 32,223 36,100 264,175 32,821 36,479
744 Other installers, repairers and servicers 81,130 75,405 31,348 36,896 64,400 33,425 38,299
745 Longshore workers and material handlers 211,400 202,620 32,476 35,804 199,775 32,664 35,892
75 Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations 775,060 738,045 36,689 42,103 655,200 39,992 44,254
751 Motor vehicle and transit drivers 602,670 571,295 32,912 38,484 493,770 36,293 40,637
752 Heavy equipment operators 128,090 123,815 53,989 58,373 119,315 54,941 59,481
753 Other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers 44,305 42,930 37,467 43,339 42,120 37,769 43,522
76 Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations 277,765 256,905 29,856 36,410 239,135 31,159 37,277
761 Trades helpers and labourers 236,080 217,060 28,851 36,118 200,000 30,284 37,095
762 Public works and other labourers, n.e.c. 41,680 39,845 36,129 37,999 39,135 36,600 38,206
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 483,565 432,380 22,069 37,858 376,095 22,998 39,398
82 Supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production 128,950 120,905 54,130 68,938 100,100 61,366 74,859
821 Supervisors, logging and forestry 4,795 4,600 54,420 59,283 4,280 56,393 61,777
822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas 24,005 22,235 112,359 123,531 21,555 114,254 125,634
823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations 29,410 28,455 92,218 91,420 27,995 92,962 92,149
824 Logging machinery operators 9,015 8,695 55,930 56,469 8,300 56,908 57,367
825 Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services 34,825 31,510 30,221 37,024 24,280 35,020 40,525
826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women 26,900 25,410 26,921 41,591 13,690 19,766 35,172
84 Workers in natural resources, agriculture and related production 179,440 156,935 18,045 27,687 134,220 18,974 28,965
841 Mine service workers and operators in oil and gas drilling 12,640 12,280 79,127 81,488 12,125 79,363 82,030
842 Logging and forestry workers 18,180 16,890 23,090 30,908 14,870 24,716 32,617
843 Agriculture and horticulture workers 140,760 120,470 15,286 21,700 101,415 15,746 22,248
844 Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations 7,865 7,290 16,412 28,528 5,810 14,882 26,133
86 Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers 175,175 154,540 15,484 23,870 141,775 15,681 24,237
861 Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers 175,180 154,540 15,484 23,870 141,780 15,681 24,237
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 884,755 850,135 36,565 44,395 832,210 36,996 44,853
92 Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators 144,295 141,605 72,283 84,235 139,925 72,604 84,789
921 Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations 51,925 51,030 65,308 76,031 50,485 65,601 76,489
922 Supervisors, assembly and fabrication 22,415 22,130 62,832 67,904 21,950 63,068 68,259
923 Central control and process operators in processing and manufacturing 24,935 24,195 98,356 105,856 23,780 99,638 106,801
924 Utilities equipment operators and controllers 45,010 44,255 77,307 90,043 43,705 77,773 90,702
94 Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related production workers 256,770 248,330 36,780 40,496 241,480 37,405 41,100
941 Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing 64,065 62,655 44,151 48,193 61,610 44,519 48,660
942 Machine operators and related workers in chemical, plastic and rubber processing 37,960 36,895 40,048 44,181 36,465 40,223 44,450
943 Machine operators and related workers in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing 37,480 36,505 42,834 46,534 35,600 43,473 47,272
944 Machine operators and related workers in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing 31,675 29,780 23,555 24,868 27,205 24,444 25,932
946 Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage and associated products processing 66,670 64,220 34,613 36,024 62,995 34,847 36,211
947 Printing equipment operators and related occupations 18,915 18,270 33,527 35,784 17,600 34,027 36,157
95 Assemblers in manufacturing 208,180 201,350 37,340 41,221 196,710 37,748 41,637
952 Mechanical, electrical and electronics assemblers 119,495 116,700 41,770 45,584 115,665 41,960 45,719
953 Other assembly and related occupations 88,685 84,650 32,713 35,207 81,045 33,307 35,811
96 Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 275,510 258,855 25,201 28,809 254,090 25,400 28,916
961 Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 275,515 258,850 25,201 28,809 254,085 25,400 28,916

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Refers to the number of weeks in which a person aged 15 years and over worked for pay or in self-employment in 2015 at all jobs held, even if only for a few hours, and whether these weeks were mostly full time (30 hours or more per week) or mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week).

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Footnote 2

Employment income - All income received as wages, salaries and commissions from paid employment and net self-employment income from farm or non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice during the reference period.

Wages, salaries and commissions - Gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income taxes, pension plan contributions and employment insurance premiums during the reference period. While other employee remuneration such as security options benefits, board and lodging and other taxable allowances and benefits are included in this source, employers' contributions to pension plans and employment insurance plans are excluded. Other receipts included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses associated with paid employment, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union, research grants, royalties from a work or invention with no associated expenses and all types of casual earnings during the reference period.

For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.

The median income of a specified group is the amount that divides the income distribution of that group into two halves, i.e., the incomes of half of the units in that group are below the median, while those of the other half are above the median. Median incomes of individuals are calculated for those with income (positive or negative).

Average income of a specified group is calculated by dividing the aggregate income of that group by the number of units in that group. Average incomes of individuals are calculated for those with income (positive or negative).

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Footnote 3

Refers to the kind of work performed by persons aged 15 years and over as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. The occupation data are produced according to the NOC 2016.

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Footnote 4

Includes persons aged 15 years and over who never worked for pay or self-employment or last worked for pay or self-employment prior to 2015.

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Footnote 5

Includes persons aged 15 years and over who have worked at some point in time between January 2015 and May 2016.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016304.

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