Table 1
Registered pension plan membership, by sector and type of plan

Registered pension plan membership, by sector and type of plan
  2010 2011 2010 to 2011 2010 to 2011
  number net change % change
All sectors: Total 6,065,751 6,114,641 48,890 0.8
Males 3,037,017 3,061,877 24,860 0.8
Females 3,028,734 3,052,764 24,030 0.8
Defined benefit plans 4,484,011 4,477,452 -6,559 -0.1
Males 2,124,889 2,109,110 -15,779 -0.7
Females 2,359,122 2,368,342 9,220 0.4
Defined contribution plans 969,207 1,003,310 34,103 3.5
Males 570,199 595,636 25,437 4.5
Females 399,008 407,674 8,666 2.2
Other plans1 612,533 633,879 21,346 3.5
Males 341,929 357,131 15,202 4.4
Females 270,604 276,748 6,144 2.3
Public sector 3,140,965 3,159,979 19,014 0.6
Males 1,188,948 1,191,175 2,227 0.2
Females 1,952,017 1,968,804 16,787 0.9
Defined benefit plans 2,953,976 2,973,696 19,720 0.7
Males 1,110,650 1,112,679 2,029 0.2
Females 1,843,326 1,861,017 17,691 1.0
Defined contribution plans 151,562 150,337 -1,225 -0.8
Males 61,593 61,377 -216 -0.4
Females 89,969 88,960 -1,009 -1.1
Other plans1 35,427 35,946 519 1.5
Males 16,705 17,119 414 2.5
Females 18,722 18,827 105 0.6
Private sector 2,924,786 2,954,662 29,876 1.0
Males 1,848,069 1,870,702 22,633 1.2
Females 1,076,717 1,083,960 7,243 0.7
Defined benefit plans 1,530,035 1,503,756 -26,279 -1.7
Males 1,014,239 996,431 -17,808 -1.8
Females 515,796 507,325 -8,471 -1.6
Defined contribution plans 817,645 852,973 35,328 4.3
Males 508,606 534,259 25,653 5.0
Females 309,039 318,714 9,675 3.1
Other plans1 577,106 597,933 20,827 3.6
Males 325,224 340,012 14,788 4.5
Females 251,882 257,921 6,039 2.4
Other plans include plans having a hybrid, composite, defined benefit / defined contribution and other component.
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 280-0016.