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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Secondary (High) School Diploma or Equivalent (14), Labour Force Status (8), Aboriginal Identity (8), Area of Residence: Inuit Nunangat (7), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details secondary school diploma or equivalent , labour force status , aboriginal identity , area of residence: inuit nunangat , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-BritanniqueFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent (14) 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 - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalentFootnote 4 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,780 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
No high school diploma or equivalent 714,900 290,330 250,060 40,270 424,570 40.6 35.0 13.9
No high school diploma, no postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 5 607,660 232,855 198,230 34,620 374,800 38.3 32.6 14.9
No high school diploma, with postsecondary certificate or diplomaFootnote 6 107,245 57,480 51,830 5,650 49,765 53.6 48.3 9.8
No high school diploma, with apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 7 79,725 41,640 37,515 4,130 38,085 52.2 47.1 9.9
No high school diploma, with college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 27,520 15,835 14,310 1,525 11,680 57.5 52.0 9.6
With high school diploma or equivalent 2,931,940 2,063,915 1,921,410 142,505 868,025 70.4 65.5 6.9
With high school diploma, no postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 8 1,009,400 646,485 587,605 58,880 362,915 64.0 58.2 9.1
With high school diploma, with postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 9 1,922,545 1,417,430 1,333,805 83,630 505,110 73.7 69.4 5.9
With high school diploma, with apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 10 307,735 221,110 205,310 15,800 86,620 71.9 66.7 7.1
With high school diploma, with college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 600,600 437,645 411,820 25,830 162,950 72.9 68.6 5.9
With high school diploma, with university certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 11 208,245 146,525 137,075 9,445 61,720 70.4 65.8 6.4
With high school diploma, with Bachelor's degree 511,240 391,420 369,430 21,990 119,820 76.6 72.3 5.6
With high school diploma, with university certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelFootnote 12 294,725 220,730 210,165 10,565 73,995 74.9 71.3 4.8

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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

This variable refers to whether or not persons have completed a secondary school or high school diploma, graduation certificate, or its equivalent. If other education qualifications above high school are held, this variable also indicates the highest additional certificate, diploma or degree.

'High school diploma or equivalent' and 'high school diploma' refer to graduation from a secondary school or equivalent.

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

'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 6

For this table, 'Postsecondary certificate or diploma' includes the categories 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas' and 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas.'

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Footnote 7

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and other 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 8

'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 9

'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 10

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and other 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 11

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's 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 12

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011045.

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