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Ontario: Census 2016 and National Household Survey 2011: Work Location and Commute

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Employment and Working Conditions
Information:Census 2016 and National Household Survey 2011: Work Location and Commute
Selected Year: 2011
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016 and National Household Survey, 2011.

Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

Respondents answered questions about place of work and commute according to their workplace as of the reference week, May 1st to 7th, 2011. For those who were not working during the reference week but who worked at some time during the period of January 1st, 2010 - May 1st, 2011, their responses relate to the longest job held during that time.

Gender breakdown is unavailable for some variables in certain areas due to data quality concerns.

The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

a Respondents with 'no fixed working address' are those who work at a different location each day. This might include truck drivers, building contractors and traveling sales people.

b This variable includes respondents who report to the same workplace at the beginning of each shift.

c Questions regarding method and duration of transportation and time leaving for work were not asked to respondents who worked from home or worked outside Canada.

d This section is not available for areas that cannot be defined by postal code.

e Data is not available in 2016.

National Household Survey (NHS)
The National Household Survey is the replacement for Statistics Canada's long form census. The survey was given to about 4.5 million households in Canada (about 30% of households), and asked questions regarding Aboriginal peoples, immigration, ethnocultural diversity, education, labour, mobility, migration, income and housing. 

Unlike the former long form census survey the NHS is not mandatory, which could result in non-response bias being introduced into the survey.Statistics Canada has employed several techniques to minimize this bias, but it should still be taken into account when interpreting this data.
Non-Response Bias
Non-response bias occours when those who respond to a survey have a different set of characteristics than those who do not respond. For example, if those with lower education levels are less likely to fill out the census form, it may artificially inflate the education level of the population.
Global Non-Response Rate
The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. 

Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.
NHS Suppression Standards
  • Suppress all data for a community if the Global non-reponse rate is greater than 50%.
  • Suppress income data if the population of the area is less than 250, or if there are less than 40 private households.
  • Cell values greater than 10 are randomly rounded to a multiple of 5. Values less than 10 are rounded to either 0 or 10.
  • Some data may have been suppressed due to data quality or privacy concerns.

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    National Household Survey global non-response rate for Ontario: 27.1%
       
      Male Female Total

    Total employed population aged 15 years and over by place of work status3,249,165 3,047,835 6,297,000
    Worked at home216,900 206,895 423,790
    Worked outside Canada21,150 10,240 31,390
    No fixed workplace addressa486,560 184,275 670,835
    Worked at usual placeb2,524,555 2,646,420 5,170,980
     
    Total employed population aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace addressc3,011,115 2,830,700 5,841,815
     
    Method of Transportation
    Car, truck or van - as a driver2,316,680 1,918,640 4,235,315
    Car, truck or van - as a passenger143,410 213,700 357,110
    Public transit340,995 477,275 818,270
    Walked131,765 167,325 299,095
    Bicycle47,635 22,250 69,885
    Other methods30,635 31,515 62,145
     
    Time leaving for workd
    Between 5 and 6:59 a.m.904,695 481,165 1,385,860
    Between 7 and 9:00 a.m.1,504,095 1,752,165 3,256,260
    Anytime after 9:00 a.m.602,320 597,370 1,199,695
     
    Median commuting duration (minutes)e25.2 20.6 20.8

    Notes:

    Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

    Respondents answered questions about place of work and commute according to their workplace as of the reference week, May 1st to 7th, 2011. For those who were not working during the reference week but who worked at some time during the period of January 1st, 2010 - May 1st, 2011, their responses relate to the longest job held during that time.

    Gender breakdown is unavailable for some variables in certain areas due to data quality concerns.

    The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

    a Respondents with 'no fixed working address' are those who work at a different location each day. This might include truck drivers, building contractors and traveling sales people.

    b This variable includes respondents who report to the same workplace at the beginning of each shift.

    c Questions regarding method and duration of transportation and time leaving for work were not asked to respondents who worked from home or worked outside Canada.

    d This section is not available for areas that cannot be defined by postal code.

    e Data is not available in 2016.

    Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016 and National Household Survey, 2011.



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    Data last updated on December 11, 2017

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