2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Selected Demographic, Educational, Labour Force and Income Characteristics (75), First Official Language Spoken (4), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (10), Age Groups (8D) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details selected demographic, educational, labour force and income characteristics , first official language spoken , immigrant status and period of immigration , age groups and sex for the population in New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 28.6 %
Selected demographic, educational, labour force and income characteristics (75) First official language spoken (4)
Total population in private households by first official language spokenFootnote 2 English French English and French
Total population by mother tongueFootnote 3 735,835 503,055 230,715 1,435
English 484,185 484,040 145 0
French 230,195 1,570 228,620 0
Non-official language 16,680 14,570 780 695
English and French 3,470 1,750 1,010 715
English and non-official language 1,105 1,105 0 0
French and non-official language 170 15 155 0
English, French and non-official language 35 0 0 0
Total population by knowledge of official languagesFootnote 4 735,830 503,055 230,715 1,435
English only 424,875 424,875 0 0
French only 64,930 0 64,930 0
English and French 245,260 78,075 165,750 1,430
Neither English nor French 770 100 40 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by language used most often at workFootnote 5 428,785 291,120 136,795 720
English 317,310 282,490 34,395 365
French 93,970 4,120 89,725 120
Non-official language 725 615 0 15
Aboriginal 345 340 0 0
Non-Aboriginal 380 280 0 0
English and French 16,395 3,565 12,630 200
English and non-official language 300 285 0 0
French and non-official language 15 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 70 35 25 0
Total population aged 15 years and over in private households by other language used regularly at workFootnote 6 428,790 291,120 136,790 720
None 338,190 267,080 70,510 480
English 45,620 3,220 42,360 40
French 43,255 19,280 23,840 135
Non-official language 1,565 1,435 65 40
Aboriginal 515 505 0 0
Non-Aboriginal 1,050 930 65 30
English and French 0 0 0 0
English and non-official language 40 20 20 0
French and non-official language 120 85 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0
Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force statusFootnote 7 622,435 420,000 201,030 1,005
In the labour force 395,425 268,150 126,385 740
Employed 351,940 240,525 110,695 575
Unemployed 43,485 27,625 15,690 165
Not in the labour force 227,015 151,845 74,645 265
Participation rate 63.5 63.8 62.9 73.6
Employment rate 56.5 57.3 55.1 57.2
Unemployment rate 11.0 10.3 12.4 22.3
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over by occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011Footnote 8 395,420 268,155 126,385 740
Occupation - not applicableFootnote 9 6,350 4,510 1,765 65
All occupationsFootnote 10 389,070 263,640 124,615 670
0 Management occupations 35,930 26,060 9,740 105
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 55,675 37,775 17,775 110
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 21,290 15,870 5,385 35
3 Health occupations 28,720 18,245 10,445 30
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 48,780 33,655 15,030 90
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 7,280 4,960 2,260 60
6 Sales and service occupations 94,660 66,615 27,805 155
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 64,555 42,020 22,475 50
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 13,660 7,945 5,690 20
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 18,520 10,490 8,005 20
Total population aged 15 years and over by highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 11 622,440 419,995 201,030 1,005
No certificate, diploma or degree 154,895 90,470 64,005 255
High school diploma or equivalentFootnote 12 167,820 124,410 43,145 170
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 13 299,725 205,115 93,880 580
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 14 69,775 45,710 24,000 55
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 116,470 81,045 35,285 110
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 15 17,885 11,660 6,135 55
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 95,600 66,700 28,465 355
Bachelor's degree 66,430 46,170 20,015 190
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelFootnote 16 29,170 20,535 8,450 165
Total population aged 15 years and over by employment income statistics in 2010Footnote 17 622,435 419,995 201,030 1,005
With employment income 419,120 283,865 134,460 665
Median employment income $Footnote 18 26,939 27,359 26,083 20,155
Average employment income $Footnote 19 34,549 35,188 33,223 32,402
With wages and salaries 397,525 268,940 127,855 605
Median wages and salaries $Footnote 20 27,794 28,324 26,839 20,908
Average wages and salaries $Footnote 21 34,923 35,644 33,424 33,456
Total labour force aged 15 years and over by work activity in 2010 395,420 268,155 126,385 740
Worked full year, full timeFootnote 22 215,595 151,690 63,535 330
All othersFootnote 23 179,830 116,460 62,850 415

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

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 2

Those classified in the category 'Neither English nor French' appear only in the 'Total' category in this table.

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Footnote 3

Refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual on May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 4

Refers to the ability to conduct a conversation in English only, in French only, in both English and French, or in neither English nor French.

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Population by language used most often at work.

Refers to the language used most often at work, as reported on May 10, 2011 by the individuals aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2010.

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Footnote 6

Refers to the other language used regularly at work, as reported on May 10, 2011 by the individuals aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2010.

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Footnote 7

Refers to whether a person was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011.

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

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Footnote 8

Refers to the kind of work performed by persons during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. The 2011 National Household Survey occupation data are produced according to the NOC 2011.

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Footnote 9

Unemployed persons aged 15 years and over who have never worked for pay or in self-employment or who had last worked prior to January 1, 2010 only.

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Footnote 10

Experienced labour force refers to persons who, during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, were employed and the unemployed who had last worked for pay or in self-employment in either 2010 or 2011.

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Footnote 11

'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 12

'High school diploma or equivalent' includes persons who have graduated from a secondary school or equivalent. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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'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 14

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Registered Apprenticeship certificates (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation) and other 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 15

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' was over-reported in the 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.

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Footnote 16

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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Earnings or employment income - Refers to total income received by persons aged 15 years and over during calendar year 2010 as wages and salaries, net income from a non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice, and/or net farm self-employment income.

Wages and salaries - Refers to gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income tax, pensions and Employment Insurance. Included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union as well as all types of casual earnings during calendar year 2010. Other employment income such as taxable benefits, research grants and royalties are included.

Net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice - Refers to net income (gross receipts minus expenses of operation such as wages, rents and depreciation) received during calendar year 2010 from the respondent's non-farm unincorporated business or professional practice. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share was reported. Also included is net income from persons babysitting in their own homes, persons providing room and board to non-relatives, self-employed fishers, hunters and trappers, operators of direct distributorships such as those selling and delivering cosmetics, as well as freelance activities of artists, writers, music teachers, hairdressers, dressmakers, etc.

Net farm income - Refers to net income (gross receipts from farm sales minus depreciation and cost of operation) received during calendar year 2010 from the operation of a farm, either on the respondent's own account or in partnership. In the case of partnerships, only the respondent's share of income was reported. Included with gross receipts are cash advances received in 2010, dividends from cooperatives, rebates and farm-support payments to farmers from federal, provincial and regional agricultural programs (for example, milk subsidies and marketing board payments) and gross insurance proceeds such as payments from the AgriInvest and AgriStability programs. The value of income 'in kind,' such as agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm, is excluded.

Median income of individuals - The median income of a specified group of income recipients is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves, i.e., the incomes of the first half of individuals are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median income is calculated from the unrounded number of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54) with income in that group.

Average income of individuals - Average income of individuals refers to the weighted mean total income of individuals aged 15 years and over who reported income for 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of individuals (e.g., males aged 45 to 54) by the number of individuals with income in that group.

The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics for earnings.

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Footnote 18

For population with employment income.

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Footnote 19

For population with employment income.

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Footnote 20

For population with wages and salaries.

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Footnote 21

For population with wages and salaries.

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Footnote 22

Worked 49 to 52 weeks mostly full time (30 hours or more per week).

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Footnote 23

Includes persons who never worked, persons who worked prior to 2010 only, persons who worked in 2011 only and persons who worked mostly part time (less than 30 hours per week) or in 48 weeks or less in 2010.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011045.

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