Data tables, 2016 Census

Main Mode of Commuting (10), Industry - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2012 (21), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (11) and Sex (3) 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 Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: Main mode of commuting (10)


Main mode of commuting

'Main mode of commuting' refers to the main mode of transportation a person uses to travel between his or her home and his or her place of work.


  1. Total - Main mode of commuting Footnote 1
  2. Car, truck or van
  3. Driver, alone
  4. 2 or more persons shared the ride to work
  5. Driver, with 1 or more passengers
  6. Passenger, 2 or more persons in the vehicle
  7. Sustainable transportation
  8. Public transit
  9. Active transport
  10. Other method


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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