Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Commuting duration

Release date: May 3, 2017

Definition

'Commuting duration' refers to the length of time, in minutes, usually required by a person to travel between his or her place of residence and his or her place of work.

Statistical unit(s)

Employed person
Experienced labour force person
Person with recent work experience

Classification(s)

Duration of commute

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over, in private households, who worked at some time since January 1, 2015, and who reported having a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address. The variable usually relates to the individual's job held during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2016. However, if the person did not work during that week, but had worked at some time since January 1, 2015, the information relates to the job held the longest during that period.

Early enumeration was conducted in remote, isolated parts of the provinces and territories in February, March and April 2016. When enumeration has taken place before May 2016, the reference date used is the date on which the household was enumerated.

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 44b)

Responses

Not applicable

Remarks

Not applicable

Note

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