2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Aboriginal Identity (8), 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 , highest certificate, diploma or degree , aboriginal identity , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in Quebec / QuébecFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 22.4 %
Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 3 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 4 6,474,590 4,183,445 3,880,425 303,025 2,291,145 64.6 59.9 7.2
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,436,025 542,795 469,630 73,160 893,230 37.8 32.7 13.5
High school diploma or equivalentFootnote 5 1,404,755 855,890 785,925 69,970 548,865 60.9 55.9 8.2
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 6 3,633,815 2,784,765 2,624,870 159,895 849,050 76.6 72.2 5.7
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 7 1,049,475 789,310 731,185 58,130 260,160 75.2 69.7 7.4
Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)Footnote 8 750,480 569,300 530,345 38,955 181,180 75.9 70.7 6.8
Registered Apprenticeship certificateFootnote 9 298,995 220,015 200,840 19,175 78,980 73.6 67.2 8.7
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,075,855 833,630 789,740 43,890 242,220 77.5 73.4 5.3
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 10 305,335 206,090 194,035 12,050 99,245 67.5 63.5 5.8
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,203,155 955,730 909,905 45,825 247,420 79.4 75.6 4.8
Bachelor's degree 766,095 615,340 586,390 28,950 150,760 80.3 76.5 4.7
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 126,560 94,765 89,475 5,290 31,800 74.9 70.7 5.6
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 32,365 26,120 25,400 720 6,240 80.7 78.5 2.8
Master's degree 230,820 182,580 173,295 9,285 48,240 79.1 75.1 5.1
Earned doctorateFootnote 11 47,310 36,925 35,350 1,580 10,380 78.0 74.7 4.3

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 2

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 3

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

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Footnote 4

'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 5

'High school diploma or equivalent' refers to graduation from a secondary school or equivalent. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 6

'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 7

'Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)' includes 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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'Registered Apprenticeship certificate' includes Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation.

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Footnote 8

'Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)' includes 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 9

'Registered Apprenticeship certificate' includes Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation.

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Footnote 10

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below bachelor level' was over-reported in the National Household Survey (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.

For any other comments on 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

'Earned doctorate.' This category refers to persons who have completed a doctorate degree awarded by a university. This includes, for example, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.). It does not include honorary doctorates.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011039.

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