Data tables, 2016 Census

Main Mode of Commuting (10), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Sex (3) and Age (5) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work or No Fixed Workplace Address, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details main mode of commuting , highest certificate, diploma or degree , sex and age for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over having a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address, in private households in Alberta
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Main mode of commuting (10) Highest certificate, diploma or degree (7)
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 1 No certificate, diploma or degree Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 2 Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 3 College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma University certificate or diploma below bachelor level University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above
Total - Main mode of commutingFootnote 4 1,927,375 201,405 536,415 201,315 404,175 61,420 522,645
Car, truck or van 1,597,075 166,725 448,885 179,815 345,205 50,485 405,965
Driver, alone 1,371,690 126,470 381,885 158,405 307,730 44,415 352,790
2 or more persons shared the ride to work 225,385 40,255 67,000 21,410 37,475 6,070 53,175
Driver, with 1 or more passengers 125,750 15,625 34,270 15,370 23,150 3,765 33,570
Passenger, 2 or more persons in the vehicle 99,635 24,635 32,730 6,045 14,325 2,305 19,605
Sustainable transportation 302,285 31,635 80,650 16,785 52,705 9,920 110,600
Public transit 194,560 18,795 51,745 11,655 35,555 6,790 70,010
Active transport 107,725 12,840 28,900 5,120 17,145 3,125 40,590
Other method 28,015 3,050 6,880 4,715 6,270 1,020 6,075


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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

'Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate' includes only people who have this as their highest educational qualification. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 3

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Certificates of Apprenticeship, Certificates of Qualification and Journeyperson's designations, as well as other trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres and similar institutions.

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Footnote 4

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-X2016331.

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