Data tables, 2016 Census

Income Sources and Taxes (16), Income Statistics (5), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (13A) and Work Activity During the Reference Year (9) 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 income sources and taxes , income statistics , occupation - national occupational classification 2016 and work activity during the reference year for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Canada
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Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (13A) Income statistics (5)
Total - Population aged 15 years and over With an amount Percentage with an amount (%) Median amount ($)Footnote 3 Average amount ($)Footnote 4
Total - Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016Footnote 5 28,643,015 27,489,395 96.0 34,205 47,487
Occupation - not applicableFootnote 6 8,686,765 7,762,485 89.4 19,666 27,898
All occupationsFootnote 7 19,956,255 19,726,915 98.9 41,865 55,195
0 Management occupations 2,122,255 2,109,915 99.4 63,693 94,741
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 3,133,870 3,111,955 99.3 46,072 57,141
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,348,285 1,340,960 99.5 68,360 77,694
3 Health occupations 1,322,740 1,318,310 99.7 52,378 66,598
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 2,328,555 2,310,240 99.2 50,223 60,182
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 659,020 634,290 96.2 25,007 36,332
6 Sales and service occupations 4,795,520 4,703,240 98.1 23,011 30,760
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,877,690 2,853,580 99.2 46,496 52,439
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 483,565 466,105 96.4 30,993 44,281
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 884,755 878,315 99.3 39,590 47,928

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Total income - The sum of certain incomes (in cash and, in some circumstances, in kind) of the statistical unit during a specified reference period. The components used to calculate total income vary between:

- statistical units of social statistical programs such as persons, private households, census families and economic families;
- statistical units of business statistical programs such as enterprises, companies, establishments and locations;
- statistical units of farm statistical programs such as farm operator and farm family.

In the context of persons, total income refers to receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

In the context of census families, total income refers to receipts from certain sources of all of its family members, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

In the context of economic families, total income refers to receipts from certain sources of all of its family members, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

In the context of households, total income refers to receipts from certain sources of all household members, before income taxes and deductions, during a specified reference period.

The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. Receipts that are included as income are:

- employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities);
- income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) and mutual funds;
- income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs);
- other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships;
- income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, Employment Insurance benefits, Old Age Security benefits, Canada Pension Plan and Québec Pension Plan benefits and disability income.

Receipts excluded from this income definition are:

- one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump-sum insurance settlements and tax-free savings account (TFSA) or registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) withdrawals;
- capital gains because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are more relevant to the concept of wealth than the concept of income;
- employers' contributions to registered pension plans, Canada Pension Plan, Québec Pension Plan and Employment Insurance;
- voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter and goods produced for own consumption.

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Footnote 2

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 3

Median income - 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).

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Footnote 4

Average income - 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 5

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 6

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 7

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-X2016301.

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