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Table 02 - Labor Force Characteristics
Labour Force Census 1991 Census 1996
Labour Force (15 years & over) 39,755 39,840
Census, Labour Force Survey for Region 520 (1997-2000 data) 705-750-4794 C. Humber
note: Region 520 includes Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton and Victoria Counties.


Participation Rate (%) 1991 1996
Total 65.9 63.1
Male 74.1 64.8
Female 58.1 56.1
Census, Labour Force Survey for Region 520 (1997-2000 data) 705-750-4794 C. Humber


Unemployment Rate 1991
Census
1996
Census
1997
Regional
Average
1998
Regional
Average
1999
Regional
Average
Unemployment Rate 7.9 9.2 10.0 7.6 6.9
Census, Labour Force Survey for Region 520 (1997-2000 data) 705-750-4794 C. Humber


Non-Agricultural Employment Reported by Place of Work Total Number Employed % of Total Employed Persons
1991 1996 1991 1996
Mining 190 115 0.5% 0.3%
Construction 3,000 2,365 8.1% 6.5%
Manufacturing 8,405 8,500 22.8% 23.4%
Transportation & Public Utilities 2,920 2,490 7.9% 6.9%
Wholesale Trade 1,465 1,475 4.0% 4.1%
Retail Trade 5,155 4,945 14.0% 13.6%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 1,475 1,375 4.0% 3.8%
Service 2,765 2,210 7.5% 6.1%
Government 11,530 12,805 31.2% 35.3%
Total 36,905 36,280 100.0% 100.0%
Source: Census 1991 & 1996: Total Labour Force 15yrs & over by Industry Division


Resident Employment Reported by Group
Occupation (Canadian Occupation Coding system)
1991 1996
Management Occupations 4,710 2,970
Business, Finance & Administration 5,885 5,440
Natural & Applied Sciences 1,215 1,310
Health Occupations 1,685 1,790
Social Science, Education, Government 2,770 2,560
Art, Culture, Recreation & Sport 450 640
Sales and Service 8,220 9,830
Trades, Transportation & Equipment Operators 5,300 6,120
Processing, Manufacturing & Utilities 5,200 5,575
Source: Census 1996, major occupational groupings


REGION 520 - commuting area
Resident Employment Reported by Group Occupation
(US Occupation Codes)
1999
(000s)
2000
(000s)
Executive 14.3 15.8
Professional 11.0 13.2
Technician 17.8 15.0
Sales 11.7 12.5
Administrative /Clerical 19.6 21.3
Service 35.1 39.8
Farming & Forestry 5.5 3.6
Precision production 7.7 5.8
Machine operations 15.0 14.9
Transportation & Public Utilities 4.7 5.2
Laborers / Handlers 14.8 12.9
Protected service 1.7 2.8
All occupation 159.0 162.8
Source: Statistics Canada, custom compilation


Education & Labor Force 1999-2000 2000-2001
Community College Enrolment 12,758 12,686
Community College Graduates
(Durham, Sir Sandford Fleming and Loyalist Colleges)
4,059 4,004
Trent University Enrolment 5,134 5,344
Trent University Graduates 1,060 1,030
Source: Registrars' offices


Same table for: Alderville First Nation Cramahe Township
Alnwick-Haldimand Hamilton Township
Brighton Port Hope
Cobourg Trent Hills

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