Table 2 Population age 55 to 741 by selected labour market characteristics and retirement status, 2009

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  Never retired Partially retired Returned to work
Work hours per week %
Less than 30 11.1 68.8* 21.7E*
30 to 40 58.3 23.6* 50.3
More than 40 30.6 7.6* 28.0
Shift work 21.1 32.5* 36.0*
Self-employed 23.7 42.6* 32.8*
Occupation
White collar 56.5 54.1 64.4*
Sales/services 20.0 24.8** 20.8
Blue collar 23.6 21.1 14.7*
1. The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) collects the information on labour market characteristics for individuals age 45 to 74.
* significantly different from the never-retired before and after age–sex adjustment (p<0.05)
** significantly different from the never-retired before but not after age–sex adjustment (p<0.05)
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) – Healthy Aging.