National Household Survey (NHS)

Industry of experienced labour force person, type

Industry refers to a generally homogeneous group of economic producing units, primarily engaged in a specific set of activities. An activity is a particular method of combining goods and services inputs, labour and capital to produce one or more goods and/or services (products). In most cases, the activities that define an industry are homogeneous with respect to the production processes used.

Experienced labour force person refers to those who were employed during a long reference period such as a year or more.

In the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), 'experienced labour force' refers to those who, during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, were employed and the unemployed who had last worked for pay or in self-employment in either 2010 or 2011.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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