Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Labour, occupation and industry



Labour force activity

Employed
Total: 583,215
Here:

69.6%
Alberta:

70.9%
Male: 310,965
This city:

75.2%
Alberta:

77.0%
Female: 272,255
This city:

64.2%
Province:

64.7%
Unemployed
Total: 28,025
This city:

3.3%
Alberta:

3.2%
Male: 14,895
This city:

3.6%
Province:

3.3%
Female: 13,135
This city:

3.1%
Province:

3.0%
Not in the labour force
Total: 226,470
Here:

27.0%
Province:

26.0%
Male: 87,525
Here:

21.2%
Province:

19.7%
Female: 138,945
This city:

32.7%
Alberta:

32.3%
Participation rate
All persons
This city:

73.0%
Province:

74.0%
Male
This city:

78.8%
Alberta:

80.3%
Female
This city:

67.3%
Province:

67.7%
Unemployment rate
All persons
This city:

4.6%
Province:

4.3%
Male
Here:

4.6%
Alberta:

4.1%
Female
This city:

4.6%
Province:

4.4%

Labour force activity in Edmonton

Occupation

Sales and service occupations
Total: 141,250
This city:

23.3%
Alberta:

22.7%
Male: 59,775
Here:

18.5%
Alberta:

16.9%
Female: 81,470
Here:

28.8%
Alberta:

29.6%
Occupations in art; culture; recreation and sport
Total: 15,470
This city:

2.6%
Province:

2.3%
Male: 6,440
This city:

2.0%
Alberta:

1.8%
Female: 9,035
This city:

3.2%
Alberta:

3.0%
Business; finance and administration occupations
Total: 113,775
Here:

18.8%
Province:

17.7%
Male: 29,660
This city:

9.2%
Province:

8.3%
Female: 84,120
Here:

29.7%
Alberta:

28.7%
Management occupations
Total: 58,665
Here:

9.7%
Alberta:

9.7%
Male: 37,875
This city:

11.7%
Province:

11.6%
Female: 20,790
Here:

7.3%
Province:

7.5%
Occupations unique to processing; manufacturing and utilities
Total: 18,615
This city:

3.1%
Province:

3.4%
Male: 13,525
Here:

4.2%
Alberta:

4.7%
Female: 5,095
Here:

1.8%
Province:

1.9%
Trades; transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Total: 112,700
This city:

18.6%
Alberta:

18.2%
Male: 104,650
This city:

32.3%
Province:

31.0%
Female: 8,050
This city:

2.8%
Province:

3.0%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
Total: 43,115
This city:

7.1%
Province:

7.5%
Male: 34,295
This city:

10.6%
Province:

10.9%
Female: 8,820
This city:

3.1%
Province:

3.4%
Occupations in social science; education; government service and religion
Total: 48,995
This city:

8.1%
Alberta:

7.1%
Male: 16,555
Here:

5.1%
Province:

4.2%
Female: 32,440
Here:

11.5%
Province:

10.5%
Health occupations
Total: 37,030
Here:

6.1%
Alberta:

5.4%
Male: 7,190
Here:

2.2%
Province:

1.8%
Female: 29,845
Here:

10.6%
Province:

9.5%
Occupations unique to primary industry
Total: 16,910
This city:

2.8%
Alberta:

6.1%
Male: 13,680
This city:

4.2%
Alberta:

8.8%
Female: 3,230
This city:

1.1%
Province:

2.9%

Occupation

Industry

Business services
Total: 108,610
This city:

17.9%
Alberta:

18.4%
Male: 65,135
This city:

20.1%
Alberta:

20.4%
Female: 43,470
This city:

15.4%
Province:

16.0%
Educational services
Total: 42,200
This city:

7.0%
Province:

6.2%
Male: 14,280
Here:

4.4%
Province:

3.6%
Female: 27,915
This city:

9.9%
Alberta:

9.4%
Other services
Total: 124,415
This city:

20.5%
Province:

18.3%
Male: 57,540
Here:

17.8%
Alberta:

15.5%
Female: 66,880
This city:

23.6%
Alberta:

21.6%
Health care and social services
Total: 60,525
This city:

10.0%
Alberta:

9.1%
Male: 10,210
Here:

3.2%
Province:

2.6%
Female: 50,315
Here:

17.8%
Alberta:

16.7%
Manufacturing
Total: 49,495
This city:

8.2%
Alberta:

7.2%
Male: 37,245
This city:

11.5%
Alberta:

9.8%
Female: 12,245
Here:

4.3%
Alberta:

4.0%
Retail trade
Total: 67,820
This city:

11.2%
Alberta:

10.7%
Male: 29,885
Here:

9.2%
Province:

8.6%
Female: 37,940
This city:

13.4%
Province:

13.2%
Finance and real estate
Total: 32,705
This city:

5.4%
Province:

5.1%
Male: 13,235
This city:

4.1%
Alberta:

3.9%
Female: 19,470
Here:

6.9%
Province:

6.4%
Agriculture and other resource-based industries
Total: 32,920
This city:

5.4%
Province:

11.8%
Male: 25,565
Here:

7.9%
Alberta:

16.1%
Female: 7,360
This city:

2.6%
Province:

6.8%
Construction
Total: 56,240
Here:

9.3%
Alberta:

8.8%
Male: 48,140
This city:

14.9%
Province:

13.8%
Female: 8,095
This city:

2.9%
Province:

2.9%
Wholesale trade
Total: 31,605
This city:

5.2%
Alberta:

4.4%
Male: 22,415
Here:

6.9%
Province:

5.7%
Female: 9,190
Here:

3.2%
Province:

2.9%

Industry

Place of work status

Worked in same census subdivision of residence
Total: 344,210
This city:

59.0%
Alberta:

58.1%
Male: 162,250
Here:

52.2%
Alberta:

52.0%
Female: 181,955
This city:

66.8%
Alberta:

65.2%
Worked in same province of residence
Total: 9,545
This city:

1.6%
Province:

2.7%
Male: 6,630
This city:

2.1%
Alberta:

3.1%
Female: 2,915
Here:

1.1%
Province:

2.2%
Worked at home
Total: 34,915
Here:

6.0%
Alberta:

8.9%
Male: 15,485
Here:

5.0%
Province:

8.0%
Female: 19,430
Here:

7.1%
Province:

10.1%
No fixed workplace address
Total: 72,195
Here:

12.4%
Alberta:

13.7%
Male: 56,870
This city:

18.3%
Alberta:

20.1%
Female: 15,325
Here:

5.6%
Province:

6.0%
Worked outside Canada
Total: 2,230
This city:

0.4%
Province:

0.4%
Male: 1,730
This city:

0.6%
Alberta:

0.5%
Female: 500
This city:

0.2%
Province:

0.2%
Worked in same census division of residence
Total: 117,810
Here:

20.2%
Province:

15.7%
Male: 66,590
This city:

21.4%
Province:

15.6%
Female: 51,215
Here:

18.8%
Alberta:

15.8%
Worked in different province
Total: 2,305
Here:

0.4%
Province:

0.6%
Male: 1,395
This city:

0.4%
Province:

0.7%
Female: 910
Here:

0.3%
Alberta:

0.5%

Place of work status

Mode of transportation to work

Car as driver
Total: 409,650
Here:

75.0%
Alberta:

74.3%
Male: 234,515
This city:

79.8%
Province:

78.2%
Female: 175,135
Here:

69.4%
Alberta:

69.7%
All other modes
Total: 6,630
This city:

1.2%
Province:

1.5%
Male: 4,130
This city:

1.4%
Province:

1.7%
Female: 2,500
Here:

1.0%
Alberta:

1.3%
Public transit
Total: 52,995
This city:

9.7%
Province:

9.2%
Male: 20,605
Here:

7.0%
Alberta:

7.3%
Female: 32,385
Here:

12.8%
Alberta:

11.5%
Car as passenger
Total: 42,740
Here:

7.8%
Alberta:

7.9%
Male: 18,415
This city:

6.3%
Province:

6.6%
Female: 24,325
Here:

9.6%
Province:

9.5%
Walked or bicycled
Total: 34,050
Here:

6.2%
Province:

7.1%
Male: 16,080
Here:

5.5%
Province:

6.3%
Female: 17,970
Here:

7.1%
Alberta:

8.0%

Mode of transportation to work

Unpaid work

Population reporting hours of unpaid work
Total: 772,775
Here:

92.2%
Alberta:

92.6%
Male: 372,560
This city:

90.1%
Province:

90.5%
Female: 400,215
Here:

94.3%
Province:

94.6%
Population reporting hours of unpaid housework
Total: 764,175
This city:

91.2%
Province:

91.4%
Male: 367,060
Here:

88.8%
Province:

89.0%
Female: 397,115
This city:

93.6%
Province:

93.8%
Population reporting hours looking after children without pay
Total: 312,780
Here:

37.3%
Alberta:

38.4%
Male: 137,875
This city:

33.4%
Alberta:

34.4%
Female: 174,900
This city:

41.2%
Province:

42.4%
Population reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors
Total: 144,755
Here:

17.3%
Alberta:

16.8%
Male: 59,900
Here:

14.5%
Province:

14.0%
Female: 84,855
Here:

20.0%
Alberta:

19.5%




Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13 2007 and Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. This data is an unofficial version of the materials, made without affiliation or endorsement of Statistics Canada.
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