Table 2
Union membership, 2010

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Table 2
Union membership, 2010

Table summary
This table displays the results of union membership. This information is grouped by total employees, and Union member (total, density) (appearing as column headers), calculated using thousand and percentage as a unit of measure.
  Total employees Union member1
Total Density
'000 '000 %
Both sexes 14,371 4,240 29.5
Men 7,175 2,023 28.2
Women 7,196 2,217 30.8
Sector2
Public 3,511 2,507 71.4
Private 10,860 1,733 16.0
Age
15 to 24 2,362 338 14.3
25 to 54 9,892 3,177 32.1
25 to 44 6,407 1,911 29.8
45 to 54 3,485 1,266 36.3
55 and over 2,117 725 34.2
Education
Less than Grade 9 272 69 25.3
Some high school 1,295 263 20.3
High school graduation 2,851 721 25.3
Some postsecondary 1,219 268 21.9
Postsecondary certificate or diploma 5,127 1,704 33.2
University degree 3,607 1,216 33.7
Province
Atlantic 959 288 30.0
Newfoundland and Labrador 197 74 37.3
Prince Edward Island 59 18 30.3
Nova Scotia 392 111 28.4
New Brunswick 312 85 27.4
Quebec 3,369 1,214 36.0
Ontario 5,593 1,481 26.5
Prairies 2,626 710 27.0
Manitoba 530 189 35.7
Saskatchewan 423 143 33.9
Alberta 1,674 377 22.6
British Columbia 1,824 547 30.0
Work status
Full-time 11,683 3,621 31.0
Part-time 2,688 619 23.0
Industry
Goods-producing 3,049 812 26.6
Agriculture 113 3 2.8
Mining, quarrying, oil and gas 284 57 20.2
Utilities 148 96 64.7
Construction 852 257 30.2
Manufacturing 1,652 398 24.1
Service-producing 11,322 3,428 30.3
Trade 2,391 307 12.8
Transportation and warehousing 664 275 41.4
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 900 76 8.4
Professional, scientific and technical 819 37 4.5
Business, building and other support 506 73 14.5
Education 1,153 769 66.7
Health care and social assistance 1,793 953 53.2
Information, culture and recreation 645 164 25.5
Accommodation and food 973 71 7.3
Other 523 46 8.9
Public administration 956 657 68.7
Occupation
Management 1,005 86 8.6
Business, finance and administrative 2,764 685 24.8
Professional 410 69 16.9
Financial and administrative 754 191 25.4
Clerical 1,601 424 26.5
Natural and applied sciences 1,092 253 23.1
Health 956 586 61.3
Professional 104 44 42.1
Nursing 286 226 79.2
Technical 228 135 59.3
Support staff 339 181 53.3
Social and public service 1,414 777 54.9
Legal, social and religious workers 715 262 36.7
Teachers and professors 700 515 73.6
Secondary and elementary 471 404 85.9
Other 229 110 48.1
Art, culture, recreation and sport 347 97 28.1
Sales and service 3,722 762 20.5
Wholesale 386 20 5.2
Retail 1,078 141 13.1
Food and beverage 533 52 9.7
Protective services 253 145 57.4
Child care and home support 184 80 43.6
Travel and accommodation 1,288 325 25.2
Trades, transport and equipment operators 2,048 719 35.1
Contractors and supervisors 142 41 29.0
Construction trades 297 110 36.9
Other trades 781 290 37.1
Transportation equipment operators 499 182 36.4
Helpers and labourers 330 97 29.5
Unique to primary industry 274 40 14.4
Unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 750 236 31.4
Machine operators and assemblers 608 189 31.0
Labourers 141 47 33.2
Workplace size
Under 20 employees 4,832 645 13.3
20 to 99 employees 4,756 1,408 29.6
100 to 500 employees 2,961 1,210 40.9
Over 500 employees 1,822 977 53.6
Job tenure
1 to 12 months 2,975 464 15.6
Over 1 year to 5 years 4,876 1,176 24.1
Over 5 years to 9 years 2,023 637 31.5
Over 9 years to 14 years 1,673 615 36.8
Over 14 years 2,824 1,347 47.7
Job status
Permanent 12,449 3,735 30.0
Non-permanent 1,922 505 26.2
1. Excludes non-members covered by a collective agreement.
2. Public sector employees are those working for government departments or agencies; Crown corporations; or publicly funded schools, hospitals or other institutions. Private sector employees are all other wage and salary earners.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.