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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Selected Sociocultural and Education Characteristics (64), Labour Force Status (8), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011-Skill-level category (7), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Location of Study Compared with Province or Territory of Residence (6), Age Groups (5) 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 selected sociocultural and education characteristics , labour force status , occupation - national occupational classification 2011-skill-level category , highest certificate, diploma or degree , 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 %
Selected sociocultural and education characteristics (64) 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 population aged 15 years and over by Aboriginal identityFootnote 6 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
Aboriginal identityFootnote 7 171,615 107,040 89,535 17,505 64,570 62.4 52.2 16.4
First Nations (North American Indian) single identityFootnote 8 112,090 66,365 53,240 13,120 45,730 59.2 47.5 19.8
Métis single identity 53,500 36,790 32,920 3,870 16,710 68.8 61.5 10.5
Inuk (Inuit) single identity 1,090 595 520 75 500 54.6 47.7 12.6
Multiple Aboriginal identitiesFootnote 9 1,610 1,085 900 185 535 67.4 55.9 17.1
Aboriginal identities not included elsewhereFootnote 10 3,315 2,210 1,955 260 1,105 66.7 59.0 11.8
Non-Aboriginal identity 3,475,230 2,247,205 2,081,935 165,270 1,228,025 64.7 59.9 7.4
Total population aged 15 years and over by Registered or Treaty Indian statusFootnote 11 3,646,835 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
Registered or Treaty IndianFootnote 12 90,500 51,995 40,720 11,270 38,505 57.5 45.0 21.7
Not a Registered or Treaty Indian 3,556,340 2,302,250 2,130,750 171,505 1,254,090 64.7 59.9 7.4
Total population aged 15 years and over by immigrant status and period of immigrationFootnote 13 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
Non-immigrantsFootnote 14 2,448,855 1,639,775 1,509,880 129,890 809,080 67.0 61.7 7.9
ImmigrantsFootnote 15 1,139,255 681,585 631,140 50,445 457,670 59.8 55.4 7.4
Before 1971 223,220 74,220 70,425 3,795 149,000 33.2 31.5 5.1
1971 to 1980 161,335 97,390 92,555 4,840 63,940 60.4 57.4 5.0
1981 to 1990 156,450 109,445 102,990 6,455 47,005 70.0 65.8 5.9
1991 to 2000 301,145 202,620 187,510 15,105 98,525 67.3 62.3 7.5
2001 to 2011Footnote 16 297,110 197,915 177,660 20,255 99,195 66.6 59.8 10.2
2001 to 2005 142,780 98,245 89,095 9,155 44,525 68.8 62.4 9.3
2006 to 2011Footnote 17 154,330 99,665 88,560 11,105 54,670 64.6 57.4 11.1
Non-permanent residentsFootnote 18 58,725 32,885 30,450 2,440 25,845 56.0 51.9 7.4
Total population aged 15 years and over by visible minorityFootnote 19 3,646,835 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
Total visible minority populationFootnote 20 963,550 612,405 560,710 51,695 351,145 63.6 58.2 8.4
South AsianFootnote 21 245,510 163,000 148,025 14,970 82,510 66.4 60.3 9.2
Chinese 376,270 215,870 198,795 17,075 160,395 57.4 52.8 7.9
Black 23,510 16,880 14,845 2,035 6,630 71.8 63.1 12.1
Filipino 100,670 77,255 73,185 4,070 23,415 76.7 72.7 5.3
Latin American 30,000 21,850 19,910 1,935 8,150 72.8 66.4 8.9
Arab 10,865 6,180 5,350 825 4,690 56.9 49.2 13.3
Southeast AsianFootnote 22 42,125 29,280 26,480 2,800 12,840 69.5 62.9 9.6
West AsianFootnote 23 33,435 21,430 18,905 2,520 12,000 64.1 56.5 11.8
Korean 44,615 23,585 20,890 2,695 21,030 52.9 46.8 11.4
Japanese 30,775 19,290 18,050 1,245 11,485 62.7 58.7 6.5
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 24 4,850 3,355 3,035 320 1,500 69.2 62.6 9.5
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 25 20,930 14,435 13,225 1,205 6,495 69.0 63.2 8.3
Not a visible minorityFootnote 26 2,683,290 1,741,840 1,610,760 131,080 941,450 64.9 60.0 7.5
Total population aged 15 years and over by first official language spokenFootnote 27 3,646,835 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
English 3,468,345 2,276,030 2,101,765 174,270 1,192,310 65.6 60.6 7.7
French 48,710 30,920 28,785 2,140 17,790 63.5 59.1 6.9
English and French 12,950 8,155 7,300 855 4,795 63.0 56.4 10.5
Neither English nor French 116,835 39,135 33,620 5,515 77,705 33.5 28.8 14.1
Total population aged 15 years and over by mother tongueFootnote 28 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
English 2,527,530 1,680,165 1,550,790 129,375 847,365 66.5 61.4 7.7
French 51,175 32,025 29,735 2,290 19,150 62.6 58.1 7.2
Non-official language 1,018,980 609,240 561,145 48,095 409,735 59.8 55.1 7.9
English and French 2,780 1,690 1,555 140 1,090 60.8 55.9 8.3
English and non-official language 44,595 29,875 27,090 2,785 14,715 67.0 60.7 9.3
French and non-official language 1,540 1,060 975 85 480 68.8 63.3 8.0
English, French and non-official language 235 180 175 0 60 76.6 74.5 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011Footnote 29 3,646,840 2,354,245 2,171,465 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 30 1,617,055 879,340 785,840 93,500 737,715 54.4 48.6 10.6
Education 149,980 94,985 91,420 3,570 54,995 63.3 61.0 3.8
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 89,235 67,040 61,445 5,590 22,195 75.1 68.9 8.3
Humanities 120,340 86,200 80,415 5,790 34,135 71.6 66.8 6.7
Social and behavioural sciences and law 209,655 160,685 151,350 9,340 48,965 76.6 72.2 5.8
Business, management and public administration 412,335 301,105 284,120 16,985 111,235 73.0 68.9 5.6
Physical and life sciences and technologies 79,980 58,520 54,880 3,635 21,460 73.2 68.6 6.2
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 72,705 58,420 54,870 3,550 14,280 80.4 75.5 6.1
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 421,115 306,780 285,990 20,785 114,340 72.8 67.9 6.8
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 49,275 37,370 35,125 2,240 11,905 75.8 71.3 6.0
Health and related fieldsFootnote 31 308,880 218,975 207,890 11,085 89,905 70.9 67.3 5.1
Personal, protective and transportation services 116,020 84,675 77,990 6,685 31,345 73.0 67.2 7.9
Other fields of studyFootnote 32 265 150 130 25 115 56.6 49.1 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

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

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Footnote 6

Aboriginal identity
Part A - Short definition
Not applicable
Part B - Detailed definition
'Aboriginal identity' refers to whether the person reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or being a Registered or Treaty Indian (that is, registered under the Indian Act of Canada) and/or being a member of a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. 

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Footnote 7

'Aboriginal identity' includes persons who reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or those who reported Registered or Treaty Indian status, that is registered under the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

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Footnote 8

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey (NHS), 2011.

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Footnote 9

'Multiple Aboriginal identities' includes persons who reported being any two or all three of the following: First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit).

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Footnote 10

'Aboriginal identities not included elsewhere' includes persons who did not report being First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) but who did report Registered or Treaty Indian status and/or membership in a First Nation or Indian band.

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Footnote 11

Registered or Treaty Indian status
Part A - Short definition
Not applicable
Part B - Detailed definition
'Registered or Treaty Indian status' refers to whether or not a person reported being a Registered or Treaty Indian in Question 20. Registered Indians are persons who are registered under the Indian Act of Canada. Treaty Indians are persons who belong to a First Nation or Indian band that signed a treaty with the Crown. Registered or Treaty Indians are sometimes also called Status Indians.

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Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey (NHS), 2011.

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Footnote 12

Registered or Treaty Indian status refers to whether or not a person reported being a Registered or Treaty Indian.' Registered or Treaty Indian' includes persons who reported being a Registered or Treaty Indian in Question 20. Registered Indians are persons who are registered under the Indian Act of Canada. Treaty Indians are persons who belong to a First Nation or Indian band that signed a treaty with the Crown. Registered or Treaty Indians are sometimes also called Status Indians.

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Footnote 13

Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained his or her landed immigrant/permanent resident status. A landed immigrant/permanent resident is a person who has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities.

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Footnote 14

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 15

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 16

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 17

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 18

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 19

Visible minority
Part A - Short definition
Not applicable


Part B - Detailed definition
Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act and, if so, the visible minority group to which the person belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.' The visible minority population consists mainly of the following groups: South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean and Japanese.

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Footnote 20

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 21

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 22

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Malaysian,' 'Laotian,' etc.

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Footnote 23

For example, 'Iranian,' 'Afghan,' etc.

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Footnote 24

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 25

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 26

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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Footnote 27

First official language spoken
Part A - Short definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to a variable specified within the framework of the Official Languages Act.

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Footnote 28

Refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual on May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 29

'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 'primary groupings,' a CIP variant.



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.



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 30

'No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes persons who have not completed a registered apprenticeship certificate (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) or other 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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Footnote 31

Called 'Health, parks, recreation and fitness' in CIP Canada 2000.

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Footnote 32

Includes 'Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other.'

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011059.

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