Table E.2.3
Distribution of the population aged 15 to 29, by type of institution attended, labour force status and age, Canada, 1995/1996, 2000/2001 and 2005/2006 to 2010/2011

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Table E.2.3
Distribution of the population aged 15 to 29, by type of institution attended, labour force status and age, Canada, 1995/1996, 2000/2001 and 2005/2006 to 2010/2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of distribution of the population aged 15 to 29. This information is grouped by age, 15 to 29 (appearing as column headers), calculated using percent as a unit of measure.
  Age
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Total 15 to 29
percent
2010/2011  
Non-students 3.3 4.5 7.9 27.8 35.3 45.0 51.0 57.7 66.7 71.0 80.3 83.4 86.6 89.4 89.5 54.4
Non-student employed 0.9Note E 1.7 4.1 18.9 24.4 33.7 37.5 45.4 52.5 56.6 65.2 67.5 70.4 73.9 74.4 42.8
Non-student not in the labour force 2.0 2.2 2.4 4.6 5.1 5.6 6.8 6.0 7.6 8.1 8.4 8.9 9.5 9.9 9.4 6.5
Non-student unemployed 0.4Note E 0.7 1.4 4.4 5.8 5.7 6.7 6.2 6.6 6.3 6.6 7.0 6.6 5.6 5.7 5.1
Students 96.7 95.5 92.1 72.0 64.4 54.7 48.8 42.0 33.0 28.4 19.2 16.2 13.1 10.3 10.0 45.7
University student employed x x 0.8Note E 7.1 10.5 13.5 14.2 14.6 10.7 9.2 6.7 5.7 4.6 3.8 3.3 7.1
University student not in the labour force x x 2.0 13.6 17.1 17.6 16.6 13.1 11.0 8.2 5.1 3.7 2.8 2.2 2.1 7.8
College student employed x 0.4Note E 5.8 10.6 13.3 9.7 7.3 5.8 4.7 3.9 2.8 2.8 2.3 1.4 1.5 4.8
College student not in the labour force x 0.7Note E 5.2 8.6 8.6 7.0 5.2 4.2 2.9 3.3 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 3.6
Primary/secondary student employed 14.1 28.3 31.8 10.9 3.4 1.0Note E 0.9 0.5Note E x 0.4Note E x x x x x 5.8
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 74.8 56.2 37.7 13.7 5.4 1.6 1.0Note E 0.6 0.6Note E 0.6Note E 0.4Note E x x x x 12.0
OtherNote 1 7.1 9.4 8.9 7.6 6.1 4.4 3.6 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.4 4.3
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2009/2010  
Non-students 2.8 3.9 9.7 27.3 37.9 44.4 50.4 59.3 66.5 74.1 80.4 84.1 87.2 87.6 88.5 54.4
Non-student employed 0.7Note E 1.4 4.9 17.9 25.9 32.1 37.2 45.2 52.7 59.9 64.4 68.8 71.3 72.4 74.0 42.5
Non-student not in the labour force 1.8 1.7 2.8 4.7 6.1 5.6 6.3 6.8 6.4 7.6 8.6 8.7 9.2 8.8 9.0 6.3
Non-student unemployed x 0.8 2.0 4.7 6.0 6.6 6.9 7.3 7.5 6.6 7.5 6.7 6.6 6.4 5.5 5.5
Students 97.2 96.1 90.2 72.5 61.7 55.3 49.3 40.3 33.1 25.6 19.2 15.3 12.4 12.0 11.1 45.8
University student employed x x 0.8Note E 7.2 10.8 14.3 15.7 13.0 10.4 8.0 6.6 5.7 3.5 3.9 4.2 7.0
University student not in the labour force x x 1.5 11.9 14.8 16.8 15.9 12.4 9.5 6.9 4.8 3.6 2.6 2.3 2.0Note E 7.1
College student employed x 0.5Note E 4.5 10.5 12.4 9.1 7.0 5.6 5.1 3.7 2.5 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.4 4.6
College student not in the labour force 0.5Note E 0.8Note E 4.0 9.3 9.0 7.7 5.2 4.2 4.0 3.1 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.1 3.8
Primary/secondary student employed 16.7 27.9 31.0 11.9 3.1 1.4 0.8 0.7 0.6Note E 0.4Note E x x x x x 6.2
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 72.5 56.3 39.5 13.9 5.4 1.7 0.8Note E 0.7Note E 0.6Note E 0.7Note E 0.4Note E x 0.4Note E x x 12.3
OtherNote 1 7.1 10.6 8.8 7.8 6.1 4.4 3.7 3.6 2.9 2.8 2.5 1.8 2.2 1.8 1.9 4.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2008/2009  
Non-students 3.6 4.8 10.7 30.4 39.3 47.1 51.1 61.5 68.3 74.7 81.4 84.3 86.3 88.6 90.3 55.3
Non-student employed 1.2 2.1 6.0 20.4 27.8 35.0 38.8 48.4 55.1 61.2 67.9 70.2 71.9 74.4 74.6 44.1
Non-student not in the labour force 1.9 2.0 2.9 4.9 5.5 6.0 6.3 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.7 8.7 8.8 8.9 10.1 6.4
Non-student unemployed 0.5Note E 0.8 1.8 5.0 5.9 6.0 6.0 5.9 6.1 6.4 5.9 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.6 4.9
Students 96.4 95.2 89.2 69.5 60.3 52.6 48.7 38.2 31.4 24.9 18.1 15.1 13.3 10.9 9.1 44.8
University student employed x x 0.6Note E 7.0 10.9 12.6 14.2 12.2 10.3 7.2 6.4 5.2 4.9 3.7 4.0 6.6
University student not in the labour force x x 1.5 12.0 14.0 15.6 15.4 11.3 9.3 7.2 4.2 3.6 2.8 2.5 1.1Note E 6.7
College student employed x x 4.7 10.7 12.9 10.3 8.5 6.3 4.3 3.9 2.8 2.1 1.9 1.5 0.9 4.8
College student not in the labour force 0.5Note E 0.5Note E 3.9 8.1 8.6 6.7 5.2 4.2 3.4 3.0 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.2Note E 3.5
Primary/secondary student employed 20.0 33.5 35.0 13.1 4.1 1.2 0.9Note E 0.4Note E 0.6Note E 0.4Note E 0.3Note E x x x x 7.3
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 68.5 51.7 35.0 11.4 4.5 2.1 1.1Note E 0.6Note E 0.7Note E 0.4Note E 0.3Note E 0.4Note E x x F 11.5
OtherNote 1 7.2 8.8 8.5 7.1 5.3 4.2 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.3 4.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2007/2008  
Non-students 3.0 5.3 9.8 30.6 38.0 45.8 52.7 60.6 67.3 72.5 82.3 83.8 86.5 87.9 89.9 54.5
Non-student employed 1.0 2.2 5.9 21.9 29.0 35.7 41.5 48.7 55.2 59.8 69.6 70.3 72.8 74.0 74.7 44.2
Non-student not in the labour force 1.7 2.2 2.5 4.5 4.6 5.0 5.9 6.4 7.2 7.7 7.8 9.0 9.2 8.8 11.1 6.2
Non-student unemployed x 1.0 1.4 4.3 4.4 5.0 5.4 5.4 4.9 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.6 5.1 4.1 4.0
Students 97.0 94.7 90.2 69.2 61.8 54.0 47.1 39.2 32.5 27.0 17.3 15.7 13.1 11.7 9.8 45.7
University student employed x x 0.8Note E 5.8 10.5 13.7 15.0 13.5 11.3 8.7 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.0 3.2 6.8
University student not in the labour force x x 1.2 10.9 15.7 17.0 14.0 12.3 9.0 7.2 4.1 3.6 2.7 2.5 1.5Note E 6.8
College student employed x x 5.0 11.6 13.5 10.5 7.7 5.6 5.3 4.6 2.9 2.4 2.0 2.3 1.5 5.0
College student not in the labour force 0.4Note E 0.6Note E 4.4 8.6 7.6 6.1 5.0 3.7 3.3 2.8 1.9 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.1Note E 3.3
Primary/secondary student employed 21.2 33.2 37.2 14.1 4.4 1.4 1.3 0.7Note E 0.7Note E x x x x x x 7.7
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 68.0 51.8 34.4 11.9 4.7 1.3 0.8Note E 0.7Note E 0.6Note E 0.6Note E F x x x x 11.6
OtherNote 1 7.0 8.5 7.3 6.3 5.4 3.9 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.8 2.2 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.9 4.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2006/2007  
Non-students 3.5 4.7 10.4 31.1 38.6 48.7 51.6 58.2 66.5 74.6 80.4 84.6 85.9 88.6 90.2 54.5
Non-student employed 1.1 2.1 6.3 22.1 28.6 37.6 41.2 47.0 53.3 61.9 67.0 71.6 71.9 74.2 76.7 44.1
Non-student not in the labour force 1.8 1.7 2.4 4.9 5.1 6.3 6.0 6.3 7.8 7.4 8.3 7.9 8.6 9.5 9.4 6.2
Non-student unemployed 0.6Note E 0.9 1.6 4.1 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.9 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.4 4.8 4.1 4.1
Students 96.5 95.3 89.6 68.6 61.2 51.1 48.3 41.4 33.0 24.9 19.3 14.9 13.3 11.0 9.3 45.7
University student employed x x 0.9Note E 6.1 10.7 12.4 15.8 14.1 11.0 8.6 6.9 4.8 4.6 3.7 2.9 6.9
University student not in the labour force x x 1.2Note E 12.0 15.2 14.6 15.2 12.7 9.6 6.2 4.6 3.8 3.3 2.5 1.4 6.9
College student employed x 0.4Note E 4.9 10.0 13.7 10.0 6.9 6.2 4.3 4.3 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.6 1.9 4.8
College student not in the labour force 0.6 0.7Note E 3.6 8.0 7.8 7.0 4.6 4.0 3.7 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1Note E 3.4
Primary/secondary student employed 19.6 33.7 34.4 13.2 3.7 1.2 0.8Note E 0.5Note E x x x x x x x 7.3
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 70.0 51.9 36.9 12.6 4.7 1.6 0.9 0.6Note E 0.8Note E 0.4Note E 0.4Note E x x x x 12.1
OtherNote 1 5.9 8.3 7.5 6.7 5.5 4.1 4.0 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.3 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.7 4.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2005/2006  
Non-students 3.8 6.1 10.8 28.5 37.7 45.7 52.8 59.3 66.7 71.8 81.7 83.9 86.2 88.2 90.0 54.0
Non-student employed 1.2 2.3 6.7 21.0 27.4 35.2 42.1 48.4 54.9 58.3 66.9 69.4 72.3 74.3 75.7 43.6
Non-student not in the labour force 2.1 2.8 2.5 4.1 5.2 5.1 5.4 6.0 6.5 7.6 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.7 6.2
Non-student unemployed 0.5Note E 1.0 1.7 3.5 5.1 5.4 5.3 4.9 5.2 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.2
Students 96.2 93.9 89.0 71.3 62.1 54.1 47.1 40.4 32.9 27.7 18.0 15.8 13.3 11.0 9.5 46.1
University student employed x x 0.5Note E 6.3 10.3 12.8 14.4 14.2 10.5 10.0 5.6 5.3 4.7 4.2 3.2 6.8
University student not in the labour force x x 1.5 11.4 15.4 15.7 15.1 12.3 9.4 7.5 4.6 3.6 2.7Note E 1.8Note E 1.5 6.9
College student employed x 0.4Note E 4.3 11.1 13.0 10.1 6.6 5.7 5.2 3.9 3.3 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.5 4.7
College student not in the labour force 0.5 0.7Note E 3.9 8.0 8.5 7.2 5.1 3.9 4.1 2.6 1.8 2.1 1.5 1.5 1.4Note E 3.5
Primary/secondary student employed 18.6 30.6 35.5 13.8 4.4 1.8 0.9Note E 0.6Note E 0.4Note E 0.5Note E x x x x x 7.2
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 70.8 53.3 35.6 13.7 5.1 1.6 0.8Note E 0.6Note E 0.5Note E 0.4Note E x 0.4Note E x x x 12.4
OtherNote 1 5.9 8.6 7.7 7.0 5.4 4.9 4.2 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 4.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2000/2001  
Non-students 3.5 4.9 10.9 27.8 40.1 48.6 54.9 61.9 70.4 76.5 83.1 86.3 87.4 88.6 89.6 55.4
Non-student employed 0.9 1.9 6.2 19.3 29.2 35.5 41.9 47.4 56.5 62.1 68.7 70.7 72.6 74.5 73.8 43.9
Non-student not in the labour force 2.2 2.1 2.7 4.2 5.5 6.9 7.4 8.6 8.1 8.9 8.6 9.3 9.8 9.2 10.5 6.9
Non-student unemployed x 0.9 1.9 4.3 5.3 6.1 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.8 6.4 5.0 4.9 5.3 4.6
Students 96.5 95.1 89.1 72.0 59.7 51.2 44.7 37.9 29.4 23.0 16.6 13.4 12.2 10.8 10.0 44.9
University student employed x x 0.4Note E 3.4 7.0 11.4 12.7 10.9 8.6 6.8 4.2 3.4 3.7 3.3 2.9 5.2
University student not in the labour force x x 0.5 5.5 12.0 12.7 11.9 10.7 8.7 5.6 4.3 2.5 1.8 1.9 1.4Note E 5.3
College student employed x 0.5 3.4 9.1 12.4 10.5 8.3 5.9 4.8 3.9 2.9 3.1 2.2 1.9 2.0 4.7
College student not in the labour force 0.8 1.0 4.6 9.6 9.8 8.8 6.0 5.8 3.4 2.9 2.6 2.0 1.8 1.3 1.5Note E 4.1
Primary/secondary student employed 17.7 29.8 34.5 20.1 6.6 1.2 0.5Note E 0.6Note E 0.4Note E x x x x x x 7.6
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 71.7 55.3 37.4 16.9 6.1 2.0 1.5 0.6Note E 0.6Note E 0.6Note E x 0.4Note E x x x 13.0
OtherNote 1 6.0 8.4 8.3 7.3 5.8 4.7 3.8 3.5 2.9 2.9 2.2 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.8 4.3
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1995/1996  
Non-students 2.4 5.2 11.0 26.6 39.2 49.1 54.5 62.9 71.6 78.3 83.6 85.9 88.9 89.3 91.6 56.9
Non-student employed x 1.3 4.9 15.9 26.8 33.4 38.8 46.1 54.1 60.9 64.2 66.9 68.4 68.3 69.6 42.1
Non-student not in the labour force 1.8 3.1 3.6 5.1 5.3 7.7 7.8 8.9 8.7 9.4 11.0 10.8 13.2 13.1 13.4 8.3
Non-student unemployed x 0.8 2.6 5.5 7.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 8.8 8.0 8.4 8.2 7.3 7.9 8.6 6.5
Students 97.6 94.8 89.0 73.4 60.7 50.8 45.4 36.7 28.2 21.3 16.1 13.6 10.6 10.3 7.8 43.4
University student employed x x 0.8Note E 3.4 8.1 9.8 11.7 10.3 6.7 5.6 4.3 4.2 2.8 2.9 2.3 4.8
University student not in the labour force x x 1.4 6.6 12.2 14.5 13.9 10.8 8.2 5.8 3.5 2.6 1.5Note E 1.7Note E 1.1Note E 5.5
College student employed x x 4.4 8.0 11.0 8.7 7.6 5.9 4.2 3.2 2.8 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.3 4.1
College student not in the labour force x 1.1Note E 6.9 10.8 10.7 8.6 6.2 5.0 5.3 3.2 2.8 2.2 1.7Note E 1.7 1.3 4.4
Primary/secondary student employed 20.1 26.7 28.6 15.6 5.4 1.8 F 0.5 0.4Note E x x x x x x 6.5
Primary/secondary student not in the labour force 72.5 60.2 38.1 19.2 6.4 2.3 1.5Note E 1.0Note E 0.8Note E 0.6Note E x x x 0.5 F 13.2
OtherNote 1 4.5 6.4 8.8 9.8 6.8 5.1 4.0 3.2 2.6 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.3 1.8 1.3 4.3
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Includes all unemployed students attending an educational institution.
Notes: As of January 2011, Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates reflect population counts based on the 2006 Census, as well as updates to industry, occupation and geography classification systems. LFS data for 1996 through 2010 have been revised based on these modifications. For more information, please see Improvements to the Labour Force Survey (LFS): The 2011 Revisions of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Statistics Canada Catalogue no.71F0031X, published January 28, 2011.
The calculations are based on a monthly average from September to April. The number of students includes full-time and part-time attendance.
LFS estimates for Canada are derived using results from the provinces; the territories are excluded.
Caution should be exercised in interpreting these ratios and differences in ratios between ages and over time, as small estimates may present fairly high sampling variability. Estimates for small geographic areas, small age-groups, or for cross-classified variables will be associated with larger variability.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, data published June 2011.
Updated December 14, 2011.
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