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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Secondary (High) School Diploma or Equivalent (14), Labour Force Status (8), Aboriginal Identity (8), Area of Residence: On Reserve (3), Registered or Treaty Indian Status (3), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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General information

Catalogue number :
Release date :
June 26, 2013
Topic :
Education and Labour
Variables :
  1. Geography Geographic Index
  2. Aboriginal identity (8)
  3. Area of residence: On reserve (3)
  4. Registered or Treaty Indian status (3)
  5. Age groups (13B)
  6. Sex (3)
  7. Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent (14)
  8. Labour force status (8)


Note: Confidentiality disclosure control for the National Household Survey (NHS)

Disclosure control rules have been applied to data tables available from the National Household Survey (NHS). The number of actual records used to derive any number in a table must meet a minimum criterion. For a table cell where this criterion is not met, the number is replaced by a zero. Due to this disclosure control, subtotals will not necessarily aggregate to the total. As well, users should note that random rounding has also been applied to the data.

Note: Differences between the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates and census counts

The 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) both provide information on the Canadian population for various levels of geography and for numerous common topics (e.g., demography, marital status, family and language) including characteristics associated to these topics. It is possible that differences exist between the 2011 Census count and the NHS estimate. Two reasons can explain these differences:

- The definition of the population of each data source: the target population for the 2011 Census includes usual residents in collective dwellings and persons living abroad, whereas the target population for the NHS excludes them.

- The variability of the estimates for the NHS: the NHS estimates are derived from a sample survey and are therefore subject to sampling error; they are also subject to potentially higher non-response error than in the census due to the survey's voluntary nature.

Note: The 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates - quality indicators

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.

Note: On reserve

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this table are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011006.

Note: Youth labour force status

Both the National Household Survey (NHS) and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) collect data on the labour force status of the Canadian population. However, there are a number of conceptual differences between the two surveys. For more information on the general comparability of the NHS and Labour Force Survey data refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X, Appendix 2.1.

In addition to the information provided in the appendix, data users should be aware that in May 2011, the reference periods between the two surveys had a gap of two weeks. The NHS reference period was from May 1 to May 7, 2011, whereas the reference period of the LFS was from May 15 to May 21, 2011.

This gap in reference periods occurred during a strategic time of the year for youth as the academic year ended in May; job searching and hiring for the summer began. Most noticeably, employment rates for individuals aged 15 to 24 showed a discrepancy between the two surveys for May 2011.

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