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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 British Columbia / Colombie-BritanniqueFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 26.1 %
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 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,590 64.6 59.5 7.8
Total visible minority populationFootnote 5 963,550 612,410 560,710 51,700 351,140 63.6 58.2 8.4
South AsianFootnote 6 245,510 163,000 148,025 14,975 82,510 66.4 60.3 9.2
Chinese 376,270 215,875 198,795 17,075 160,395 57.4 52.8 7.9
Black 23,515 16,880 14,845 2,035 6,625 71.8 63.1 12.1
Filipino 100,670 77,250 73,185 4,070 23,415 76.7 72.7 5.3
Latin American 30,000 21,845 19,910 1,940 8,150 72.8 66.4 8.9
Arab 10,865 6,175 5,355 825 4,690 56.8 49.3 13.4
Southeast AsianFootnote 7 42,125 29,280 26,480 2,800 12,840 69.5 62.9 9.6
West AsianFootnote 8 33,435 21,425 18,905 2,520 12,005 64.1 56.5 11.8
Korean 44,615 23,585 20,890 2,695 21,030 52.9 46.8 11.4
Japanese 30,780 19,295 18,050 1,240 11,485 62.7 58.6 6.4
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 9 4,850 3,355 3,035 320 1,500 69.2 62.6 9.5
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 10 20,925 14,430 13,230 1,205 6,495 69.0 63.2 8.4
Not a visible minorityFootnote 11 2,683,290 1,741,840 1,610,765 131,075 941,450 64.9 60.0 7.5

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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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