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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables
Tabulation: STEM Groupings, Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (8), Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Location of Study Compared with Province or Territory of Residence (6), 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
|STEM groupings, Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (8)||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 - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011, STEM groupingsFootnote 5||37,255||23,670||22,275||1,395||13,585||63.5||59.8||5.9|
|No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 6||18,090||9,220||8,370||850||8,870||51.0||46.3||9.2|
|STEM fields of studyFootnote 7||2,215||1,750||1,655||95||460||79.0||74.7||5.4|
|Technology, except engineering technology||100||90||85||0||0||90.0||85.0||0|
|Engineering and engineering technology||1,175||930||890||45||240||79.1||75.7||4.8|
|Mathematics and computer sciences||450||355||305||45||100||78.9||67.8||12.7|
|Other fields of study (Non-STEM)Footnote 8||16,950||12,700||12,250||455||4,250||74.9||72.3||3.6|
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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
'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.
- Footnote 2
'Location of study compared with province or territory of residence' indicates whether the 'Location of study' is the same as the province or territory of residence in 2011, a different Canadian province or territory, or outside Canada. 'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country of the institution where the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed.
Users should be aware that some respondents may have reported the physical location of study rather than the location of the certificate, diploma or degree-granting institution. This could affect the responses of those who obtained a certificate, diploma or degree through a joint program or by distance learning with credentials granted in another province or country. In particular, a number of persons reported a location of study for a university credential in one of the territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), even though there were no educational institutions in the territories with the authority to grant university degrees.
For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable or 'Location of study,' refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.
- 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
In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.
- Footnote 5
'Major field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level and classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011. A variant of CIP Canada 2011 - STEM groupings further classifies fields of study into four 'STEM' categories: Science; Technology, except engineering technology; Engineering and engineering technology; Mathematics and computer sciences and a Non-STEM category. This variable aggregation is based on the February 18, 2013 version of that variant.
For more information on the CIP Canada 2011 classification and the variant of CIP 2011 - STEM groupings (February 18, 2013 version), see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/standard-norme/cip-cpe/2011/index-indexe-eng.htm.
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.
- Footnote 6
'No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes persons who have not completed an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma, a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma or a university certificate, diploma or degree.
- Footnote 7
'STEM' fields of study are defined according to the variant of CIP 2011 - STEM groupings (February 18, 2013 version). They belong to one of the following four categories: Science; Technology, except engineering technology; Engineering and engineering technology; Mathematics and computer sciences.
- Footnote 8
'Non-STEM' includes all other fields of study used in the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) that do not belong to one of the STEM categories.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011043.
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