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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (82), 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

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This table details labour force status , highest certificate, diploma or degree , major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2011 , location of study compared with province or territory of residence , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-BritanniqueFootnote 3
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 26.1 %
Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (82) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 5 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) 2011Footnote 6 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 7 1,617,055 879,335 785,840 93,495 737,720 54.4 48.6 10.6
Education 149,980 94,985 91,415 3,570 54,995 63.3 61.0 3.8
13. Education 149,980 94,985 91,420 3,565 54,995 63.3 61.0 3.8
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 89,235 67,040 61,445 5,590 22,190 75.1 68.9 8.3
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 14,320 10,290 9,355 935 4,030 71.9 65.3 9.1
50. Visual and performing arts 74,910 56,750 52,090 4,655 18,160 75.8 69.5 8.2
Humanities 120,340 86,205 80,415 5,785 34,140 71.6 66.8 6.7
16. Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics 12,350 8,000 7,485 515 4,345 64.8 60.6 6.4
23. English language and literature/letters 27,670 19,445 17,860 1,585 8,225 70.3 64.5 8.2
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 47,000 34,895 32,555 2,340 12,105 74.2 69.3 6.7
30.13 Medieval and renaissance studies 30 30 25 0 0 100.0 83.3 0
30.21 Holocaust and related studies 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.22 Classical and ancient studies 410 365 340 25 50 89.0 82.9 6.8
30.29 Maritime studies 25 20 25 0 0 80.0 100.0 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 5,870 4,345 4,100 240 1,525 74.0 69.8 5.5
39. Theology and religious vocations 11,955 8,370 7,900 465 3,585 70.0 66.1 5.6
54. History 12,380 9,080 8,595 485 3,300 73.3 69.4 5.3
55. French language and literature/letters 2,630 1,645 1,515 125 985 62.5 57.6 7.6
Social and behavioural sciences and law 209,655 160,690 151,345 9,340 48,965 76.6 72.2 5.8
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 3,090 2,325 2,145 180 765 75.2 69.4 7.7
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 18,640 15,095 14,040 1,050 3,545 81.0 75.3 7.0
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 38,295 26,775 25,200 1,570 11,520 69.9 65.8 5.9
22. Legal professions and studies 36,035 28,090 26,885 1,205 7,945 78.0 74.6 4.3
30.05 Peace studies and conflict resolution 330 250 220 30 80 75.8 66.7 12.0
30.10 Biopsychology 310 200 185 0 110 64.5 59.7 0
30.11 Gerontology 495 325 310 0 170 65.7 62.6 0
30.14 Museology/museum studies 190 80 80 0 110 42.1 42.1 0
30.15 Science, technology and society 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.17 Behavioural sciences 405 280 270 0 130 69.1 66.7 0
30.20 International/global studies 510 385 345 40 130 75.5 67.6 10.4
30.23 Intercultural/multicultural and diversity studies 155 135 130 0 25 87.1 83.9 0
30.25 Cognitive science 145 120 110 0 30 82.8 75.9 0
30.26 Cultural studies/critical theory and analysis 225 160 150 0 65 71.1 66.7 0
30.28 Dispute resolution 165 140 115 30 20 84.8 69.7 21.4
30.31 Human computer interaction 25 25 25 0 0 100.0 100.0 0
30.33 Sustainability studies 65 55 50 0 0 84.6 76.9 0
42. Psychology 33,030 25,330 23,955 1,370 7,700 76.7 72.5 5.4
45. Social sciences 77,545 60,935 57,135 3,795 16,610 78.6 73.7 6.2
Business, management and public administration 412,335 301,105 284,120 16,985 111,235 73.0 68.9 5.6
30.16 Accounting and computer science 850 575 520 60 275 67.6 61.2 10.4
44. Public administration and social service professions 26,240 19,550 18,365 1,180 6,690 74.5 70.0 6.0
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 385,250 280,980 265,230 15,740 104,270 72.9 68.8 5.6
Physical and life sciences and technologies 79,980 58,515 54,885 3,635 21,460 73.2 68.6 6.2
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 29,675 22,780 21,480 1,300 6,900 76.8 72.4 5.7
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 22,410 16,670 15,585 1,085 5,745 74.4 69.5 6.5
30.18 Natural sciences 100 70 70 0 25 70.0 70.0 0
30.19 Nutrition sciences 350 285 265 15 65 81.4 75.7 5.3
30.27 Human biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.32 Marine sciences 115 100 85 0 20 87.0 73.9 0
40. Physical sciences 23,550 16,335 15,255 1,080 7,215 69.4 64.8 6.6
41. Science technologies/technicians 3,760 2,265 2,125 140 1,500 60.2 56.5 6.2
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 72,705 58,425 54,875 3,550 14,280 80.4 75.5 6.1
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 57,380 47,995 45,060 2,935 9,390 83.6 78.5 6.1
25. Library science 5,600 3,660 3,490 180 1,930 65.4 62.3 4.9
27. Mathematics and statistics 9,045 6,270 5,865 405 2,775 69.3 64.8 6.5
30.06 Systems science and theory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.08 Mathematics and computer science 645 475 445 30 170 73.6 69.0 6.3
30.30 Computational science 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 421,115 306,775 285,995 20,785 114,335 72.8 67.9 6.8
04. Architecture and related services 12,800 9,775 8,980 795 3,025 76.4 70.2 8.1
14. Engineering 98,670 74,965 70,560 4,400 23,705 76.0 71.5 5.9
15. Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 70,110 50,260 47,090 3,170 19,850 71.7 67.2 6.3
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 80 60 60 0 20 75.0 75.0 0
46. Construction trades 92,090 68,060 62,415 5,640 24,030 73.9 67.8 8.3
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 101,205 72,040 67,895 4,140 29,165 71.2 67.1 5.7
48. Precision production 46,160 31,625 28,995 2,635 14,535 68.5 62.8 8.3
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 49,275 37,370 35,125 2,245 11,905 75.8 71.3 6.0
01. Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences 24,210 17,630 16,715 910 6,580 72.8 69.0 5.2
03. Natural resources and conservation 25,065 19,740 18,410 1,330 5,325 78.8 73.4 6.7
Health and related fields 308,880 218,975 207,890 11,085 89,900 70.9 67.3 5.1
31. Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 20,725 16,995 15,825 1,175 3,730 82.0 76.4 6.9
51. Health professions and related programs 284,110 199,035 189,210 9,825 85,080 70.1 66.6 4.9
60. Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs 4,040 2,945 2,855 90 1,095 72.9 70.7 3.1
Personal, protective and transportation services 116,020 84,675 77,990 6,685 31,350 73.0 67.2 7.9
12. Personal and culinary services 73,025 53,180 49,115 4,060 19,850 72.8 67.3 7.6
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 410 180 160 0 230 43.9 39.0 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 1,670 740 695 45 930 44.3 41.6 6.1
43. Security and protective services 13,655 10,555 10,005 555 3,100 77.3 73.3 5.3
49. Transportation and materials moving 27,260 20,015 18,010 2,005 7,245 73.4 66.1 10.0
Other 270 150 130 25 115 55.6 48.1 16.7
30.99 Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other 270 150 125 25 115 55.6 46.3 16.7

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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

'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.

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Footnote 3

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

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Footnote 4

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 5

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 6

'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. This variable shows the hierarchy of the 'primary groupings' (a CIP variant) with detail on the 2-digit 'series', as well as the 4-digit 'sub-series' from series '30. Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies.'

For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/classification-eng.htm.

We recommend that users not make comparisons between categories of the CIP Canada 2011 and the CIP Canada 2000 classification systems on the basis of their labels. Even though many entries in the two classifications are similar, direct comparison could be inappropriate, given the numerous changes made at the detailed level to update the classification.

For 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 7

'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.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011037.

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