2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Labour Force Status (8), Location of Study (29), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details highest certificate, diploma or degree , immigrant status and period of immigration , labour force status , location of study , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 28.6 %
Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 3 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 4 622,440 395,420 351,935 43,485 227,015 63.5 56.5 11.0
No certificate, diploma or degree 154,895 59,130 46,810 12,325 95,765 38.2 30.2 20.8
High school diploma or equivalentFootnote 5 167,820 113,760 98,745 15,015 54,060 67.8 58.8 13.2
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 6 299,725 222,535 206,385 16,150 77,190 74.2 68.9 7.3
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 7 69,775 47,075 41,785 5,285 22,700 67.5 59.9 11.2
Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)Footnote 8 38,940 26,030 22,995 3,040 12,905 66.8 59.1 11.7
Registered Apprenticeship certificateFootnote 9 30,835 21,040 18,795 2,245 9,790 68.2 61.0 10.7
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 116,465 88,130 81,520 6,615 28,330 75.7 70.0 7.5
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 10 17,885 12,200 11,295 910 5,680 68.2 63.2 7.5
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 95,605 75,130 71,785 3,340 20,470 78.6 75.1 4.4
Bachelor's degree 66,435 53,280 50,685 2,595 13,150 80.2 76.3 4.9
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 8,490 6,090 5,835 250 2,400 71.7 68.7 4.1
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 2,695 2,305 2,255 50 385 85.5 83.7 2.2
Master's degree 14,705 11,065 10,650 415 3,640 75.2 72.4 3.8
Earned doctorateFootnote 11 3,280 2,390 2,355 30 895 72.9 71.8 1.3

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Footnote 1

'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country of the institution from which the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed.

Users should be aware that some respondents may have reported the physical location of study rather than the location of the certificate, diploma or degree-granting institution. This could affect the responses of those who obtained a certificate, diploma or degree through a joint program or by distance learning with credentials granted in another province or country. In particular, a number of persons reported a location of study for a university credential in one of the territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), even though there were no educational institutions in the territories with the authority to grant university degrees.

For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 2

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 3

In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Footnote 4

'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class.' For postsecondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom.


For further definitions, refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X. For any comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 5

'High school diploma or equivalent' refers to graduation from a secondary school or equivalent. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 6

'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas', 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 7

'Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)' includes trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres, and similar institutions.

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'Registered Apprenticeship certificate' includes Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation.

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Footnote 8

'Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)' includes trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres, and similar institutions.

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Footnote 9

'Registered Apprenticeship certificate' includes Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation.

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Footnote 10

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below bachelor level' was over-reported in the National Household Survey (NHS). This category likely includes some responses that are actually college certificates or diplomas, bachelor's degrees or other types of education (e.g., university transfer programs, bachelor's programs completed in other countries, incomplete bachelor's programs, non-university professional designations). We recommend users interpret the results for the 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' category with caution.

For any other comments on data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 11

'Earned doctorate.' This category refers to persons who have completed a doctorate degree awarded by a university. This includes, for example, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.). It does not include honorary doctorates.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011042.

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