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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mode of Transportation (20), Commuting Type (5), Commuting Duration (6), Commuting Distance (12), Time Leaving for Work (7), Age Groups (5) and Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details mode of transportation , commuting type , commuting duration , commuting distance , time leaving for work , age groups and sex for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over having a usual place of work, in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-BritanniqueFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 26.1 %
Mode of transportation (20) Commuting type (5)
Total - Commuting type Work in CSD of residence Work in a different CSD in CD of residence Work in a different CSD and CD in province of residence Work in a different province
Total - Mode of transportationFootnote 4 1,680,525 824,245 769,300 74,820 12,165
Total - Car, truck or van 1,265,270 577,275 613,970 66,750 7,270
Car, truck or van as a driver 1,175,395 529,440 576,565 62,905 6,480
Drove alone 1,053,180 477,670 515,540 54,555 5,425
2 people 100,705 42,430 50,985 6,520 770
3 or more people 21,505 9,345 10,045 1,835 295
Car, truck or van as a passenger 89,875 47,840 37,405 3,845 785
2 people 73,680 40,945 29,820 2,540 380
3 or more people 16,195 6,900 7,590 1,310 405
Total - Sustainable transportation 389,285 231,305 148,160 6,605 3,205
Public transit 226,805 97,645 124,050 3,575 1,535
Bus 159,575 80,185 76,015 2,170 1,205
Subway or elevated rail 48,545 14,225 33,915 235 170
Light rail, streetcar or commuter train 16,375 2,990 12,550 680 155
Passenger ferry 2,310 245 1,565 490 0
Active transportation 162,475 133,660 24,115 3,035 1,670
Walked 123,820 108,110 11,825 2,425 1,465
Bicycle 38,665 25,550 12,290 610 210
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 5,530 2,895 2,480 145 10
Other methods 20,445 12,770 4,685 1,310 1,675

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Refers to the distance, in kilometres, between the respondent's residence and his or her usual place of work. Commuting distance is calculated as the straight line distance between the residence of the respondent and his or her place of work.

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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

The National Household Survey assumes that the commute to work originates from the usual place of residence, but this may not always be the case. In some cases, respondents may be on a business trip and may have reported their place of work or mode of transportation based on where they were working during the trip. Some persons maintain a residence close to work and commute to their home on weekends. Students often work after school at a location near their school. As a result, the data may show unusual commutes and an unusual mode of transportation.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011064.

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