Who is the Average Canadian Woman?

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IN MINUTES
SPEAKS ENGLISH but doesn’t speak french
English is the mother tongue of

News and events — visually

French

22% 20%
Other

CATHOLIC

40%
11% Other No religion

58%

of Canadian women

20%

Christian

24%

MARRIED
HAS 2 CHILDREN AT HOME

YEARS OLD

40-54

5% Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu or Sikh

Average Canadian Woman?
According to ļ¬gures released by Statstics Canada, the average Canadian woman is...

Who is the

EARNS

PER YEAR

$40,900
More employed women live in Alberta than any other province

IS EMPLOYED FULL TIME... AND HAS A UNIVERSITY DEGREE
8,104 8,076 7,977 7,757 6,910

CANADIAN BORN
69.2
Percentage of employed women 15+, by highest level of education, 2009

Employed women, by province
CANADA

6,099

59.1

Number of employeed women, aged 15+
5,790 5,138 4,556

74.7%

58.3%
Alb.

56.2

57.5%

B.C.

3, 618

35

64.1%

60.3%
Sask.

Man.

61.8%

58.2%

Ont.

56.7%

Que.

N.L. 47.8% P.E.I. 57.9% N.B. 56.1% N.S. 56.4%

13.7
1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2007 2008 2009
University degree Post-secondary Some postdiploma/cert. secondary High school graduate Some high school 0 to 8 years of education
Sources: Stats Canada

In 2009,

58.3% OF WOMEN

representing 8.1 million women, were employed

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA MARTIN/QMI AGENCY

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