Residents 10 years of age and older
[Questions 9-15 were asked for residents age 10 and older.]
13. Employment situation in principal occupation ____
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Attention: Columns 12 to 15 only apply to those persons employed or unemployed but looking for employment (OCC and CHO). In each case, they should describe their last job. For the other categories (QUE, POF, ETU, RET, INV, AUT), record a dash in these columns.
Column thirteen - situation within principal occupation:
This is a person's situation in relation to their current principal occupation, or previous principal occupation if the person is unemployed but looking for work.
The possible categories and their codes are:
Employer, Boss -- EMP
Independent -- IND
Salaried -- SAL
Apprentice -- APP
Family helper -- AIF
Other -- AUT.
Employer, Boss (EMP): This is an active, employed person who runs their own economic enterprise or exercises a profession for their own well-being. To this effect, they employ one or more persons that are paid.
A person that employs one or more domestic workers is not an employer, even if the person pays them.
Independent (IND): This is an active person that is self-employed but does not employ anyone else. They may, however, have family helpers or non-paid apprentices.
Salaried (SAL): This is a person that works for a public or private employer and who in return receives a salary in cash or in benefits.
Family helper (AIF): This is a person who works for a business owned by a family member and does not receive compensation, a salary or any remuneration. Family helpers are most often found in agriculture, commerce and transport; they are generally given room and board and, from time to time, receive gifts.
Other (AUT): These are persons whose occupational situations cannot be classified in any of the categories mentioned above.
This variable indicates the person's employment situation at their principal occupation.