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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables
Tabulation: Mode of Transportation (20), Commuting Type (5), Commuting Duration (6), Commuting Distance (12), Time Leaving for Work (7), Age Groups (5) and Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey
|Mode of transportation (20)||Commuting type (5)|
|Total - Commuting type||Work in CSD of residence||Work in a different CSD in CD of residence||Work in a different CSD and CD in province of residence||Work in a different province|
|Total - Mode of transportationFootnote 4||13,517,690||7,981,010||2,787,305||2,588,225||161,155|
|Total - Car, truck or van||10,626,835||5,766,130||2,506,960||2,244,215||109,535|
|Car, truck or van as a driver||9,880,910||5,296,285||2,357,625||2,129,485||97,515|
|3 or more people||160,075||79,155||38,135||39,650||3,140|
|Car, truck or van as a passenger||745,920||469,850||149,330||114,730||12,020|
|3 or more people||116,570||60,375||26,610||26,135||3,445|
|Total - Sustainable transportation||2,737,000||2,108,625||260,075||323,810||44,490|
|Subway or elevated rail||431,930||317,480||43,175||70,230||1,040|
|Light rail, streetcar or commuter train||198,310||89,840||20,725||87,090||650|
|Motorcycle, scooter or moped||22,130||14,210||5,260||2,510||155|
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not available for a specific reference period
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- Symbol x
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
- Symbol F
too unreliable to be published
- Footnote 1
Refers to the distance, in kilometres, between the respondent's residence and his or her usual place of work. Commuting distance is calculated as the straight line distance between the residence of the respondent and his or her place of work.
- Footnote 2
Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
- Footnote 3
For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.
- Footnote 4
The National Household Survey assumes that the commute to work originates from the usual place of residence, but this may not always be the case. In some cases, respondents may be on a business trip and may have reported their place of work or mode of transportation 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 and an unusual mode of transportation.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011064.
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