Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Work activity during the reference year

Release date: May 3, 2017

Definition

'Work activity during the reference year' refers to whether or not a person 15 years or over worked during the reference year. For those who did work, this refers to the number of weeks in which the person worked for pay or in self-employment during the reference year at all jobs held, even if only for a few hours, and whether these weeks were mostly full time (30 hours or more per week) or mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week).

Statistical unit(s)

Person 15 years or over

Classification(s)

Weeks worked during the reference year
Work activity during the reference year
Full-time or part-time weeks worked during the reference year

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, please refer to Appendix 2.0.

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s)

Derivated variable: Questions 35, 46 and 47

Responses

Did not work for pay or in self-employment in 2015 (worked before 2015; or never worked)

Did not work for pay or in self-employment in 2015 (worked in 2016)

Worked for pay or in self-employment in 2015:

Remarks

The term 'full-year full-time workers' refers to persons aged 15 years and over who worked 49 to 52 weeks mostly full time in 2015 for pay or in self-employment.

For more information, see the definitions for Weeks worked during the reference year and Full-time or part-time weeks during the reference year variables.

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