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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Selected Demographic, Educational, Labour Force and Income Characteristics (72), Mother Tongue (4), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (10), Age Groups (8D) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details selected demographic, educational, labour force and income characteristics , mother tongue , immigrant status and period of immigration , age groups and sex for the population in Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 31.4 %
Selected Demographic, Educational, Labour Force and Income Characteristics (72) Mother tongue (4)
Total population in private households by mother tongueFootnote 2 English French English and French
Total population in private households by first official language spoken 507,265 497,505 1,805 185
English 504,940 497,500 205 145
French 1,650 0 1,605 0
English and French 160 0 0 40
Neither English nor French 520 0 0 0
Total population by knowledge of official languagesFootnote 3 507,270 497,500 1,810 185
English only 483,695 476,695 200 15
French only 90 0 75 0
English and French 22,885 20,725 1,530 170
Neither English nor French 605 80 0 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by language used most often at workFootnote 4 282,030 276,385 1,075 95
English 279,670 275,325 795 45
French 930 690 205 20
Non-official language 900 90 0 0
Aboriginal 685 40 0 0
Non-Aboriginal 215 50 0 0
English and French 330 210 75 30
English and non-official language 200 60 0 0
French and non-official language 0 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0
Total population aged 15 years and over in private households by other language used regularly at workFootnote 5 282,030 276,380 1,080 90
None 278,080 273,770 685 75
English 1,080 455 135 0
French 2,220 1,910 255 0
Non-official language 645 235 0 0
Aboriginal 250 50 0 0
Non-Aboriginal 390 185 0 0
English and French 0 0 0 0
English and non-official language 0 0 0 0
French and non-official language 0 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force statusFootnote 6 431,050 422,785 1,685 165
In the labour force 255,890 250,835 980 60
Employed 218,625 214,280 895 50
Unemployed 37,260 36,555 85 0
Not in the labour force 175,160 171,955 710 105
Participation rate 59.4 59.3 58.2 36.4
Employment rate 50.7 50.7 53.1 30.3
Unemployment rate 14.6 14.6 8.7 0.0
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over by occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011Footnote 7 255,890 250,830 980 65
Occupation - not applicableFootnote 8 5,110 4,910 0 0
All occupationsFootnote 9 250,780 245,920 965 60
0 Management occupations 20,445 20,020 125 0
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 33,230 32,745 155 0
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 16,540 15,950 85 0
3 Health occupations 18,140 17,605 50 0
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 32,915 31,815 180 20
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 4,195 4,070 30 0
6 Sales and service occupations 55,765 54,845 125 0
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 45,975 45,460 155 0
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 12,140 12,085 15 0
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 11,440 11,320 45 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 10 431,050 422,790 1,685 165
No certificate, diploma or degree 120,640 118,150 470 50
High school diploma or equivalentFootnote 11 100,220 99,015 335 40
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 12 210,190 205,620 890 75
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 13 56,010 55,455 225 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 84,130 83,205 275 30
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 14 12,845 12,590 30 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 57,205 54,380 350 25
Bachelor's degree 37,280 36,190 150 0
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelFootnote 15 19,925 18,195 200 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by employment income statistics in 2010Footnote 16 431,045 422,785 1,690 165
With employment income 283,835 278,430 1,055 105
Median employment income $Footnote 17 25,073 25,062 37,423 9,895
Average employment income $Footnote 18 36,127 35,948 51,279 24,076
With wages and salaries 271,150 265,945 1,010 105
Median wages and salaries $Footnote 19 25,629 25,602 40,859 9,895
Average wages and salaries $Footnote 20 36,276 36,122 49,591 24,053
Total labour force aged 15 years and over by work activity in 2010 255,895 250,835 980 65
Worked full year, full timeFootnote 21 127,005 124,250 570 30
All othersFootnote 22 128,890 126,585 405 30

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Footnote 1

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.

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Footnote 2

Language groups are defined as follows: 'English' includes respondents who reported English only or English and one non-official language; 'French' includes respondents who reported French only or French and one non-official language; 'English and French' includes respondents who reported English and French, with or without one non-official language.

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'Total' category includes all groups mentioned as well as respondents who reported a non-official language as their only mother tongue.

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Footnote 3

Refers to the ability to conduct a conversation in English only, in French only, in both English and French, or in neither English nor French.

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Footnote 4

Population by language used most often at work.

Refers to the language used most often at work, as reported on May 10, 2011 by the individuals aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2010.

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Footnote 5

Refers to the other language used regularly at work, as reported on May 10, 2011 by the individuals aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2010.

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Footnote 6

Refers to whether a person was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Footnote 7

Refers to the kind of work performed by persons during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. The 2011 National Household Survey occupation data are produced according to the NOC 2011.

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Footnote 8

Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over who have never worked for pay or in self-employment or who had last worked prior to January 1, 2010 only.

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Footnote 9

Experienced labour force refers to persons who, during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, were employed and the unemployed who had last worked for pay or in self-employment in either 2010 or 2011.

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Footnote 10

'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class.' For postsecondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom.

For further definitions, refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X. For any comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 11

'High school diploma or equivalent' includes persons who have graduated from a secondary school or equivalent. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 12

'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas,' 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 13

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and 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 14

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' was over-reported in the NHS. This category likely includes some responses that are actually college certificates or diplomas, bachelor's degrees or other types of education (e.g., university transfer programs, bachelor's programs completed in other countries, incomplete bachelor's programs, non-university professional designations). We recommend users interpret the results for the 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' category with caution.

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Footnote 15

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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Footnote 16

Earnings or employment income - Refers to total income received by persons aged 15 years and over during calendar year 2010 as wages and salaries, net income from a non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice, and/or net farm self-employment income.

Wages and salaries - Refers to gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income tax, pensions and Employment Insurance. Included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union as well as all types of casual earnings during calendar year 2010. Other employment income such as taxable benefits, research grants and royalties are included.

Net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice - Refers to net income (gross receipts minus expenses of operation such as wages, rents and depreciation) received during calendar year 2010 from the respondent's non-farm unincorporated business or professional practice. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share was reported. Also included is net income from persons babysitting in their own homes, persons providing room and board to non-relatives, self-employed fishers, hunters and trappers, operators of direct distributorships such as those selling and delivering cosmetics, as well as freelance activities of artists, writers, music teachers, hairdressers, dressmakers, etc.

Net farm income - Refers to net income (gross receipts from farm sales minus depreciation and cost of operation) received during calendar year 2010 from the operation of a farm, either on the respondent's own account or in partnership. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share of income was reported. Included with gross receipts are cash advances received in 2010, dividends from cooperatives, rebates and farm-support payments to farmers from federal, provincial and regional agricultural programs (for example, milk subsidies and marketing board payments) and gross insurance proceeds such as payments from the AgriInvest and AgriStability programs. The value of income 'in kind,' such as agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm, is excluded.

Median income of individuals - The median income of a specified group of income recipients is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves, i.e., the incomes of the first half of individuals are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median income is calculated from the unrounded number of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54) with income in that group.

Average income of individuals - Average income of individuals refers to the weighted mean total income of individuals aged 15 years and over who reported income for 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54) by the number of individuals with income in that group.

The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics for earnings.

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Footnote 17

For population with employment income.

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Footnote 18

For population with employment income.

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Footnote 19

For population with wages and salaries.

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Footnote 20

For population with wages and salaries.

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Footnote 21

Worked 49 to 52 weeks mostly full time (30 hours or more per week).

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Footnote 22

Includes persons who never worked, persons who worked prior to 2010 only, persons who worked in 2011 only and persons who worked mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week) or in 48 weeks or less in 2010.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011050.

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