2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Labour Force Status (8), Visible Minority (15), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (10), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details labour force status , visible minority , immigrant status and period of immigration , highest certificate, diploma or degree , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in Quebec / QuébecFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 22.4 %
Visible minority (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 4 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Population by visible minority 6,474,590 4,183,445 3,880,420 303,025 2,291,145 64.6 59.9 7.2
Total visible minority populationFootnote 5 645,945 421,200 365,100 56,100 224,745 65.2 56.5 13.3
South AsianFootnote 6 63,270 37,735 32,365 5,370 25,535 59.6 51.2 14.2
Chinese 64,985 39,985 35,800 4,180 25,000 61.5 55.1 10.5
Black 178,735 120,610 103,345 17,265 58,125 67.5 57.8 14.3
Filipino 25,440 18,200 17,020 1,185 7,240 71.5 66.9 6.5
Latin American 93,820 63,135 54,950 8,185 30,685 67.3 58.6 13.0
Arab 121,400 78,940 66,030 12,905 42,460 65.0 54.4 16.3
Southeast AsianFootnote 7 53,155 34,500 30,835 3,665 18,655 64.9 58.0 10.6
West AsianFootnote 8 18,925 11,105 9,455 1,645 7,820 58.7 50.0 14.8
Korean 5,085 2,915 2,620 290 2,175 57.3 51.5 9.9
Japanese 2,995 1,900 1,735 165 1,090 63.4 57.9 8.7
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 9 6,660 4,645 4,170 475 2,015 69.7 62.6 10.2
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 10 11,475 7,530 6,770 755 3,945 65.6 59.0 10.0
Not a visible minorityFootnote 11 5,828,645 3,762,245 3,515,320 246,925 2,066,400 64.5 60.3 6.6

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

'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 2

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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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.

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Footnote 4

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

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Footnote 5

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 6

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 7

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Malaysian,' 'Laotian,' etc.

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Footnote 8

For example, 'Iranian,' 'Afghan,' etc.

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Footnote 9

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 10

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 11

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011038.

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