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Commuting Patterns and Places of Work of Canadians, 2006 Census: Portrait of the largest census metropolitan areas in the country's regions

Halifax

  • The number of people whose usual place of work was in the Halifax census metropolitan area rose from 174,700 to 189,300 between 2001 and 2006, an increase of 8.4%.
  • In 2006, the municipality of Halifax was the eleventh largest in Canada from the point of view of the number of people working there. Of the 25 largest municipalities in Canada, the City of Halifax ranked thirteenth in terms of the increase in the number of workers (+8.4%).
  • In 2006, the number of people commuting to the municipality of Halifax to work was higher than the number of workers living in that municipality (+10,200).
  • The median commuting distance for workers living in the Halifax CMA who commuted to a usual place of work was 6.5 kilometres in 2006, compared to 6.3 kilometres in 2001.
  • For workers living in the Halifax CMA in 2006, 65.1% drove to work (compared to 68.0% in 2001) and 10.6% got to work as a passenger in a car (compared to 9.6% in 2001).
  • In 2006, 11.9% of commuters living in the Halifax CMA used public transit (compared to 9.9% in 2001), 10.1% walked (10.3% in 2001), 1.0% cycled (0.9% in 2001) and 1.3% used another mode of transportation (1.2% in 2001).
  • In 2006, 23.3% of workers whose usual place of work was in the City of Halifax used a sustainable mode of transportation to get to work, i.e., public transit, walking or cycling (compared to 21.4% in 2001).
  • For workers living in the Halifax CMA, the use of sustainable transportation increased among workers aged between 25 and 34. In 2006, 27.3% of workers in this age group used a sustainable mode of transportation to get to work, compared to 22.1% in 2001.

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