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2016 Census and the LIS Community

December 4, 2017 https://librarianship.ca/blog/2016-census-and-the-lis-community/

In late November 2017, Statistics Canada released new data from the 2016 Census about Canada’s labour force and education.

Librarianship.ca has pulled some extracts about the library and information management community, including data about:

  • Level of education
  • Labour force status
  • Employment income
  • Immigrant status

2016 Census and the LIS Community

In November 2017, Statistics Canada released new data from the 2016 Census about Canada’s labour force and education.

Below are some extracts about the library and information management community.

Occupation – National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (693A), Major Field of Study – Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (82), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (11), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016 Census – 25% Sample Data

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016289.


Occupation – National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (693A), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Labour Force Status (3), Age (13A) and Sex (3) for the Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census – 25% Sample Data

Library and information management occupations can also be found as part of other categories in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016295.


Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Major Field of Study – Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (82), Location of Study Compared with Province or Territory of Residence (7), Age (13A) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census – 25% Sample Data

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016285.


Employment Income Statistics (7), Occupation – National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (193A), Work Activity During the Reference Year (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census – 25% Sample Data

Employment income – All income received as wages, salaries and commissions from paid employment and net self-employment income from farm or non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice during the reference period.

Wages, salaries and commissions – Gross wages and salaries before deductions for such items as income taxes, pension plan contributions and employment insurance premiums during the reference period. While other employee remuneration such as security options benefits, board and lodging and other taxable allowances and benefits are included in this source, employers’ contributions to pension plans and employment insurance plans are excluded. Other receipts included in this source are military pay and allowances, tips, commissions and cash bonuses associated with paid employment, benefits from wage-loss replacement plans or income-maintenance insurance plans, supplementary unemployment benefits from an employer or union, research grants, royalties from a work or invention with no associated expenses and all types of casual earnings during the reference period.

For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.

The median income of a specified group is the amount that divides the income distribution of that group into two halves, i.e., the incomes of half of the units in that group are below the median, while those of the other half are above the median. Median incomes of individuals are calculated for those with income (positive or negative).

Average income of a specified group is calculated by dividing the aggregate income of that group by the number of units in that group. Average incomes of individuals are calculated for those with income (positive or negative).

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016304.


Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Major Field of Study – Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (43), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), School Attendance (3), Age (13A) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census – 25% Sample Data

[Note 1] Immigrant status refers to whether the person is a non-immigrant, an immigrant or a non-permanent resident. Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained landed immigrant or permanent resident status.

[Note 2] ‘Non-immigrants’ includes persons who are Canadian citizens by birth.

[Note 3] ‘Immigrants’ includes persons who are, or who have ever been, landed immigrants or permanent residents. Such persons have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Immigrants who have obtained Canadian citizenship by naturalization are included in this category. In the 2016 Census of Population, ‘Immigrants’ includes immigrants who landed in Canada on or prior to May 10, 2016.

[Note 4] ‘Non-permanent residents’ includes persons from another country who have a work or study permit or who are refugee claimants, and their family members sharing the same permit and living in Canada with them.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016269.