Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Main reason for working mostly part time

Release date: November 17, 2021


Main reason for working mostly part time refers to the primary reason a person worked less than 30 hours per week for most of the weeks during the reference year.

Statistical unit(s)


Reported in

2021 (25% sample).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over, in private households, who worked mostly part time, for pay or in self-employment, during the reference year.

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 55b)


Personal preference; Student at school, college or university, or attending training; Business conditions; Cared for own child(ren) or relative(s); Illness or incapacity of this person; Could not find full-time work; Other reason — specify: (write-in entry)


The reference year is 2020.

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