2006 (1/5 sample), 2001 (1/5 sample), 1996 (1/5 sample), 1991 (1/5 sample), 1986 (1/5 sample), 1981 (1/5 sample), 1976 (1/3 sample), 1971 (1/3 sample), 1961 (1/5 sample)
Population 15 years of age and over, excluding institutional residents
Derived variable: Questions 34 to 39
The values for the Labour force activity variable are:
Table 14 Values for the Labour force activity variable
The Labour force activity categories were derived from the responses to the following questions on the census questionnaire:
Note: Other than for specialized research in consultation with the census labour market analysts, tabulation of these variables on their own (with the exception of Hours worked for pay or in self-employment and When last worked for pay or in self-employment) is not recommended.
See Figure 8 for the components of population and labour force activity.
Figure 8 Population and labour force activity components, 2006 Census
For historical tabulations using 1971 or 1976 census data, refer to the definition for Historical labour force activity (based on the 1971 concepts).
For information on the comparability of 2006 Census labour force activity data with those of previous censuses and the Labour Force Survey, see Appendix E.