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Demographic Characteristics

  

Total population, 2001 Census (100% data) (1)

11,410,045

30,007,090

Male, total

5,577,060

14,706,850

0-4

343,340

868,075

5-9

396,390

1,011,460

10-14

404,965

1,051,450

15

81,285

212,750

16

81,240

213,515

17

78,730

211,215

18

78,035

208,300

19

75,620

206,370

15-19

394,915

1,052,145

20-24

359,650

982,280

25-29

356,180

935,510

30-34

404,515

1,031,255

35-39

487,610

1,245,000

40-44

476,230

1,271,725

45-49

419,475

1,151,155

50-54

382,065

1,033,365

55-59

288,120

789,205

60-64

232,450

621,570

65-69

205,785

543,825

70-74

177,840

461,785

75-79

130,435

338,820

80-84

71,835

192,645

85+

45,265

125,580

Female, total

5,832,990

15,300,245

0-4

327,910

828,210

5-9

376,265

964,675

10-14

383,880

1,001,665

15

76,590

201,070

16

76,450

201,310

17

74,780

200,750

18

73,835

199,105

19

72,850

198,950

15-19

374,500

1,001,180

20-24

358,770

973,530

25-29

373,475

962,685

30-34

424,325

1,065,490

35-39

502,235

1,277,855

40-44

493,445

1,307,040

45-49

439,660

1,182,380

50-54

394,085

1,052,395

55-59

296,380

805,030

60-64

247,055

652,215

65-69

225,095

589,800

70-74

209,445

547,430

75-79

183,365

474,850

80-84

118,300

323,490

85+

104,810

290,325

Total population 15 years and over by legal marital status (100% data) (2)

9,177,295

24,281,560

Never married (single)

2,793,080

8,139,330

Legally married (and not seperated)

4,897,095

12,011,680

Separated, but still legally married

311,385

733,870

Divorced

597,595

1,854,770

Widowed

578,145

1,541,915

Total population by visible minority groups (20% sample data) (3)

11,285,545

29,639,030

Total visible minority population

2,153,045

3,983,845

Chinese

481,505

1,029,395

South Asian

554,870

917,075

Black

411,095

662,215

Filipino

156,515

308,575

Latin American

106,835

216,975

Southeast Asian

86,410

198,880

Arab

88,545

194,680

West Asian

67,105

109,285

Korean

53,955

100,660

Japanese

24,925

73,315

Visible minority, n.i.e. (4)

78,915

98,915

Multiple visible minorities (5)

42,375

73,870

All others (6)

9,132,500

25,655,185

Total population by immigrant status (20% sample data)

11,285,550

29,639,030

Non-immigrant population

8,164,855

23,991,910

Immigrant population

3,030,080

5,448,480

Non-permanent residents

90,615

198,645

Total population by mother tongue (20% sample data) (7)

11,285,545

29,639,030

English

7,965,225

17,352,320

French

485,630

6,703,325

Non-official languages

2,672,085

5,202,245

Multiple responses

162,610

381,145

Total population by knowledge of official languages - 20% Sample Data (8)

11,285,545

29,639,035

English only

9,690,745

20,014,645

French only

42,305

3,946,525

English and French

1,319,715

5,231,575

Neither English nor French

232,780

446,290

Total population by home language - 20% Sample Data (9)

11,285,550

29,639,035

English

8,456,585

18,267,830

French

164,555

5,861,130

Non-official languages

905,770

1,693,120

English and French

321,240

1,015,915

English and non-official language

1,394,545

2,463,800

French and non-official language

11,980

221,755

English, French and non-official language

30,875

115,485

Total Aboriginal identity population

188,310

976,310

Total Non-Aboriginal population

11,097,235

28,662,725

Education

  

Total population 15 years and over by highest level of schooling (20% sample data) (10)

9,048,040

23,901,360

Less than high school graduation certificate

2,683,340

7,476,900

High school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (11)

2,319,980

5,958,060

Trades certificate or diploma

848,115

2,598,925

College certificate or diploma (12)

1,421,075

3,578,400

University certificate, diploma or degree

1,775,530

4,289,075

Income and Work

  

Total population 15 years and over by labour force activity (20% sample data) (13)

9,048,035

23,901,360

In the labour force

6,086,815

15,872,075

Employed

5,713,900

14,695,130

Unemployed

372,915

1,176,935

Not in the labour force

2,961,225

8,029,290

Participation rate

67.3

66.4

Employment rate

63.2

61.5

Unemployment rate

6.1

7.4

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupational categories (20% sample data) (14)

6,086,815

15,872,070

Occupation - Not applicable (15)

94,050

295,510

All occupations (16)

5,992,765

15,576,565

A Management occupations

685,395

1,620,905

B Business, finance and administrative occupations

1,097,835

2,768,370

C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

422,510

1,003,815

D Health occupations

286,305

812,200

E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion

455,830

1,205,185

F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

171,840

435,680

G Sales and service occupations

1,371,250

3,677,380

H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

845,130

2,294,620

I Occupations unique to primary industry

164,360

667,550

J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities

492,320

1,090,860

Population 15 years and over by hours of unpaid housework (20% sample data)

9,048,040

23,901,360

No hours of unpaid housework

935,605

2,475,115

Less than 5 hours of unpaid housework

2,109,480

5,625,170

5 to 14 hours of unpaid housework

2,891,910

7,540,180

15 to 29 hours of unpaid housework

1,807,175

4,716,120

30 to 59 hours of unpaid housework

937,045

2,524,015

60 hours or more of unpaid housework

366,815

1,020,765

Average individual income of persons 15 years and over $

32,865

29,769

Average household income $ (17)

66,836

58,360

Average family income $ (18)

73,849

66,160

Language Used at Work

  

Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2000 (20% sample data) (19)

6,512,565

16,961,080

English

5,787,225

11,918,110

French

31,930

2,433,570

Non-official language

59,010

130,205

English and French

334,375

1,830,785

English and non-official language

285,020

556,835

French and non-official language

715

25,535

English, French and non-official language

14,285

66,045

Families and Dwellings

  

Total couple families by family structure (20% sample data) (20)

2,704,885

7,059,830

Married couples

2,406,340

5,901,425

Common-law couples

298,545

1,158,405

Total lone-parent families (20% sample data) (21)

486,105

1,311,190

Female parent

401,245

1,065,360

Male parent

84,865

245,825

Average number of persons per census family

3.0

3.0

Total number of occupied private dwellings (20% sample data) (22)

4,219,415

11,562,975

Average value of dwelling $

199,884

162,709

Owned

2,862,300

7,610,390

Rented

1,351,365

3,907,170

Religion

  

Total by selected religions (20% sample data) (23)

11,285,550

29,639,030

Catholic (24)

3,911,760

12,936,910

Protestant

3,935,745

8,654,850

Christian Orthodox

264,060

479,620

Christian n.i.e. (25)

301,935

780,450

Muslim

352,530

579,640

Jewish

190,800

329,995

Buddhist

128,320

300,345

Hindu

217,555

297,200

Sikh

104,785

278,410

Eastern religions (26)

17,780

37,545

Other religions (27)

18,990

63,975

No religious affiliation (28)

1,841,290

4,900,095

Foot notes:

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, see the "Special Notes".
 

1.

Age - Refers to the age at last birthday (as of the census reference date, May 15, 2001). This variable is derived from date of birth. Sex - Refers to the gender of the respondent.

2.

"Refers to the legal conjugal status of a person. The various responses are defined as follows:

Never legally married (single) - Persons who have never married (including all persons less than 15 years of age) and persons whose marriage has been annulled and who have not remarried.

Legally married (and not separated) - Persons whose husband or wife is living, unless the couple is separated or a divorce has been obtained.

Separated, but still legally married - Persons currently married, but who are no longer living with their spouse (for any reason other than illness or work) and have not obtained a divorce.

Divorced - Persons who have obtained a legal divorce and who have not remarried.

Widowed - Persons who have lost their spouse through death and who have not remarried."

3.

Refers to the visible minority group to which the respondent belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour'. The visible minority population includes the following groups: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, Visible Minority, n.i.e. and Multiple Visible Minorities.

4.

Includes respondents who reported a write-in response classified as a visible minority such as 'Polynesian', 'Guyanese', 'Mauritian', etc.

5.

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g. 'Black' and 'South Asian'.

6.

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to Question 18 (Aboriginal self-reporting) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

7.

Refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual at the time of the census.

8.

Refers to the ability to conduct a conversation in English only, in French only, in both English and French, or in neither of the official languages of Canada.

9.

Refers to the language spoken most often or on a regular basis at home by the individual at the time of the census.

10.

Refers to the highest grade or year of elementary or secondary (high) school attended, or to the highest year of university or college education completed. University education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than college education. Also, the attainment of a degree, certificate or diploma is considered to be at a higher level than years completed or attended without an educational qualification.

11.

Includes persons who have attended courses at postsecondary institutions and who may or may not have a high school graduation certificate. Excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Since 1981, 'postsecondary' refers to years of schooling completed at university or at institutions other than a university, a secondary (high) school or an elementary school. Examples of postsecondary institutions include community colleges, institutes of technology, CEGEPs, private trade schools, private business colleges and schools of nursing.

12.

Referred to as 'Other non-university certificate or diploma' in previous censuses, this sector includes non-degree-granting institutions such as community colleges, CEGEPs, private business colleges and technical institutes.

13.

"Labour Force Activity (in Reference Week) - Refers to the labour market activity of the population 15 years of age and over in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001).

Respondents were classified as either employed, or unemployed, or as not in the labour force. The labour force includes the employed and the unemployed.

Employed (in Reference Week) - Refers to persons 15 years of age and over, excluding institutional residents, who, during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001):

(a) did any work at all for pay or in self-employment or without pay in a family farm, business or professional practice;

(b) were absent from their job or business, with or without pay, for the entire week because of a vacation, an illness, a labour dispute at their place of work, or any other reasons.

Unemployed (in Reference Week) - Refers to persons 15 years of age and over, excluding institutional residents, who, during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001), were without paid work or without self-employment work and were available for work and either:

(a) had actively looked for paid work in the past four weeks; or

(b) were on temporary lay-off and expected to return to their job; or

(c) had definite arrangements to start a new job in four weeks or less.

Not in the Labour Force (in Reference Week) - Refers to persons 15 years of age and over, excluding institutional residents, who, in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001), were neither employed nor unemployed. It includes students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers in an ""off"" season who were not looking for work, and persons who could not work because of a long-term illness or disability.

Labour Force (in Reference Week) - Refers to persons who were either employed or unemployed during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001). In past censuses, this was called ""Total Labour Force"".

Participation Rate (in Reference Week) - Refers to the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001), expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years of age and over excluding institutional residents. The participation rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, geographic area, etc.) is the total labour force in that group, expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years of age and over, in that group.

Employment Rate (in Reference Week) - Refers to the number of persons employed in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001), expressed as a percentage of the total population 15 years of age and over excluding institutional residents. The employment rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, geographic area, etc.) is the number employed in that group, expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years of age and over in that group. In past censuses, this was called the Employment-population Ratio.

Unemployment Rate (in Reference Week) - Refers to the unemployed expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 15, 2001). The unemployment rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, geographic area, etc.) is the unemployed in that group, expressed as a percentage of the labour force in that group, in the week prior to enumeration.

Note:

1. For information on the comparability of labour force activity data with those of previous censuses and with the Labour Force Survey, see Appendix E in the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.

2. See the Dictionary of the 1971 Census terms (Catalogue No. 12-540) for differences between 1961 and 1971."

14.

"Refers to the kind of work persons were doing during the reference week, as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. If the person did not have a job during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to enumeration (May 15, 2001), the data relate to the job of longest duration since January 1, 2000. Persons with two or more jobs were to report the information for the job at which they worked the most hours.

The 2001 occupation data are classified according to the 2001 National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S 2001). This classification is composed of four levels of aggregation. There are 10 broad occupational categories containing 47 major groups that are further subdivided into 140 minor groups. At the most detailed level, there are 520 occupation unit groups.

Occupation unit groups are formed on the basis of the education, training, or skill level required to enter the job, as well as the kind of work performed, as determined by the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the occupation. For information on the NOC-S 2001, see the National Occupational Classification for Statistics, 2001, Catalogue No. 12-583-XPE.

The 2001 National Occupational Classification for Statistics is a revision of the 1991 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

The 1991 SOC was used to classify occupation data in the 1991 and 1996 Censuses. In order to compare occupation data coded to the NOC-S 2001 with data coded to the 1991 SOC, the variable Occupation (Historical) should be used.

The 2001 occupation data can be tabulated for a number of populations, among which the most frequently used are:

(a) the employed;

(b) the experienced labour force - persons who were either employed or unemployed in the reference week but who had worked since January 1, 2000;

(c) those who have worked since January 1, 2000, regardless of whether or not they were in the labour force in the reference week.

The remaining components of the labour force, unemployed persons who worked prior to January 1, 2000, or who never worked, are shown in the data under the category 'Occupation - Not applicable'. If the respondent did not specify an occupation or did not define it in sufficient detail to permit coding, a computer-generated NOC-S 2001 code was assigned based on other economic and demographic information given by the respondent.

Human Resources Development Canada classifies occupation data according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This classification has a similar structure to that of the 2001 National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S 2001).

The two classifications have 520 unit groups, 140 minor groups and 10 broad categories in common. However, there are 47 major groups in the NOC-S 2001 and 26 major groups in the NOC.

Occupation data from the 2001 Census are available according to both the NOC-S 2001and the NOC structures. Occupation information is also available from the Labour Force Survey."

15.

Unemployed persons 15 years and over who have never worked for pay or in self-employment or who had last worked prior to January 1, 2000 only.

16.

Refers to the experienced labour force population: persons who were employed or unemployed and persons who worked for pay or in self-employment since January 1, 2000.

17.

Household - Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

18.

Census Family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children of either or both spouses), a couple living common-law (with or without children of either or both partners) or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child living in the same dwelling. A couple living common-law may be of opposite or same sex. 'Children' in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

19.

Refers to the language used most often at work by the individual at the time of the census. Other languages used at work on a regular basis are also collected.

20.

Census Family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children of either or both spouses), a couple living common-law (with or without children of either or both partners) or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child living in the same dwelling. A couple living common-law may be of opposite or same sex. 'Children' in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

21.

Census Family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children of either or both spouses), a couple living common-law (with or without children of either or both partners) or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child living in the same dwelling. A couple living common-law may be of opposite or same sex. 'Children' in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

22.

Refers to a private dwelling in which a person or a group of persons is permanently residing. Also included are private dwellings whose usual residents are temporarily absent on Census Day. Unless otherwise specified, all data in housing products are for occupied private dwellings, rather than for unoccupied private dwellings or dwellings occupied solely by foreign and/or temporary residents.

23.

Refers to specific religious denominations, groups or bodies, as well as to sects, cults, or other religiously defined communities or systems of belief.

24.

Includes Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Polish National Catholic Church, Old Catholic.

25.

Includes mostly answers of 'Christian', not otherwise stated.

26.

Includes Baha'i, Eckankar, Jains, Shinto, Taoist, Zoroastrian and Eastern religions, not identified elsewhere.

27.

Includes Aboriginal spirituality, Pagan, Wicca, Unity - New Thought - Pantheist, Scientology, Rastafarian, New Age, Gnostic, Satanist, etc.

28.

Includes Agnostic, Atheist, Humanist, and No religion, and other responses, such as Darwinism, etc.



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