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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201933622208
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-12-02

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019086
    Description:

    Using 2016 Census data, this infographic describes the commuting patterns of workers in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver.

    Release date: 2019-12-02

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201900100002
    Description:

    Commuting is a fact of life for millions of Canadians. Using data from the 2016 Census on place of work and commuting, this study examines the characteristics of those who spend at least 60 minutes travelling to work, with a focus on those who commute by car, truck or van (or “car commuters”).

    Release date: 2019-02-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2017038
    Description:

    Based on 2016 Census data, the following infographic looks at Canadians’ average commute time, how they get to work, as well as the average commute time for those living in Canada’s largest census metropolitan areas.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016029
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series examines the proportions of commuters who used sustainable transportation (public transit, walking, cycling or carpooling) to get to work in 2016, with a focus on differences across census metropolitan areas (CMAs).

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • 6. Commuting to work Archived
    Stats in brief: 99-012-X201100311850
    Geography: Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This National Household Survey in brief presents key findings emerging from the analysis of data on place of work and journey to work in Canada in 2011. It provides information on workers' mode of transportation, their place of work and their commuting time. The analysis focuses on various levels of geography, including Canada and census metropolitan areas (CMAs).

    Release date: 2013-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201100211531
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines various facets of travelling between home and work. First it provides information about commuting times and how frequently workers are caught in traffic. Second, it looks at workers' perceptions of the time they spend commuting as well as car users' perceptions of public transit. Finally a connection is drawn between the characteristics of commuting to work (commuting time, recurrence of traffic congestion, etc.) and selected subjective measures of quality of life, including stress levels and satisfaction with work-life balance.

    Release date: 2011-08-24

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700310455
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines driving and commuting patterns from a gender perspective. Trip chaining, the practice of stopping at intermediate points during a journey, is analyzed using data from the 2005 Canadian Vehicle Survey. Next-stage destinations and the number of stops made while driving are compared for men and women.

    Release date: 2007-12-10

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20060049516
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    It is generally assumed that for most workers, commuting is at best a necessary evil, at worst, a daily nightmare. But is that really the case? Using the latest data from the 2005 General Social Survey on time use, this study identifies the main factors associated with a more or less pleasant commute, focusing in particular on the mode of transportation used.

    Release date: 2006-12-15

  • Articles and reports: 89-622-X2006001
    Description:

    Using data from the General Social Survey on Time Use for 1992, 1998, and 2005, this article analyses the changes in average commute times between home and work. Information is broken down by province, selected census metropolitan areas and mode of transportation used.

    There is also an analysis of the factors involved in increased or decreased commute times for workers between home and work (during weekdays). The analysis shows that in addition to the distance from work, the metropolitan area of residence, whether or not errands are involved and the mode of transportation used all have a major impact on workers' commute times.

    Release date: 2006-07-12
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2016011
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: journey to work. This reference guide provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, classifications, data quality and comparability to other sources. Additional information is included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-501-X2016013
    Description:

    The Journey to work Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Journey to work release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-10-04

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 99-012-X2011008
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, classifications, data quality and comparability to other sources. Additional information is included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the NHS.

    Release date: 2013-06-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 97-561-G2006003
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Journey to work.

    Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2006 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, data quality and historical comparability. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2008-06-10

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 97-561-P2006003
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Journey to work.

    Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2006 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2008-04-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 92-390-X
    Description:

    This report includes a definition of the 2001 place of work concept and the place of work geography, standard text on data collection and coverage (including data collection methods, special coverage studies, sampling and weighting, edit and follow-up, coverage and content considerations). Both standard and subject-matter specific text pieces are also included for data assimilation (automated as well as interactive coding), edit and imputation and data evaluation. Finally, this technical report includes a section on historical comparability.

    Release date: 2004-08-26
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