Ottawa – January 16, 2014 – The National Household Survey, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census in 2011, was released by Statistics Canada in three waves throughout 2013 and reveals a striking snapshot of Canadian life.
4.3% – The percentage of the total Canadian population who reported Aboriginal identity in 2011.
20.6% – The proportion of Canadians in 2011 who were foreign-born.
1.2 million – The number of immigrants who arrived in Canada between 2006 to 2011, and settled in a census metropolitan area.
13 – Ethnic origins, out of more than 200 reported, that surpassed the one million mark.
36.6% – The percentage of Canadians overall who can speak more than one language; 74.5% among foreign-born.
23.9% – The percentage of people with no religious affiliation.
Education, Labour and Commuting
10.7% – The percentage of Canadians aged 25 to 34 who had a trades certificate compared to 12.8 per cent for those aged 55 to 64, in 2011.
64.1% – The percentage of Canadians aged 25 to 64 with post-secondary education.
53.7% – The percentage of females aged 25 to 64 with post-secondary education, versus 46.3 per cent of males.
18.7% – The percentage of workforce aged 55 and over.
75.3% – The employment rate for Canadians aged 25 to 64.
74% – The percentage of commuters who drove to work; another 5.6 per cent made the trip as passengers.
12% – The percentage of commuters who used public transit.1.1 million – The number of people who worked from home most of the time.
Income and Housing
1.1 trillion – Total income collected by Canadians aged 15 and older in 2010.
70% – The percentage of Canadians aged 15 and over who earned income from employment (3 out of every 4 dollars of total income in Canada).
74.7% – The percentage of total income that Canadians received from employment.
12.4% – The percentage of total income that Canadians received in the form of government transfer payments (CPP/QPP, OAS/GIC, EI benefits, child benefits).
56.7% – The percentage out of all investment income reported that was received by the 1 % (high income Canadians).
$53,000 – Median income for year-round, full-time male workers.
$42,200 – Median income for year-round, full-time female workers.
69% – Canadian home ownership rate.
58.6% – The percentage of owner households with mortgages.
3.3 million – The number of households that spent 30% or more of their total income on shelter costs.