Table 2-1
Absence rates for full-time employees by industry, sector and sex — Both sexes, 20111

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Both sexes, 2011


Table summary
This table displays the results of both sexes incidence, inactivity rate, days lost per worker in year and total, calculated using total, illness or disability, personal or family responsibilities, percent and   days units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  Incidence Inactivity rate Days lost per worker in year
Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities
  percent   days
Public sectorNote 2 10.5 8.0 2.6 5.2 4.3 0.8 12.9 10.9 2.0
Private sectorNote 3 7.3 5.2 2.1 3.3 2.7 0.6 8.2 6.7 1.5
Goods-producing industries 7.2 5.0 2.2 3.3 2.7 0.6 8.3 6.8 1.5
Primary 5.8 3.9 1.9 2.9 2.3 0.6 7.2 5.7 1.5
Agriculture 7.2 4.2 3.0 3.1 2.3 0.8 7.8 5.8 2.0
Other primary industries 5.4 3.8 1.6 2.8 2.3 0.6 7.1 5.7 1.4
Utilities 6.9 4.8 2.1 2.9 2.2 0.7 7.3 5.5 1.8
Construction 6.6 4.6 2.0 3.1 2.5 0.6 7.6 6.2 1.5
Manufacturing 7.9 5.6 2.4 3.6 3.0 0.6 9.1 7.5 1.5
Durable goodsNote 4 7.8 5.4 2.4 3.4 2.8 0.6 8.6 7.1 1.5
Non-Durable goodsNote 5 8.1 5.9 2.2 3.9 3.3 0.6 9.8 8.2 1.6
Service-producing 8.4 6.1 2.3 3.9 3.2 0.7 9.7 8.0 1.7
Trade 7.0 5.0 2.0 3.1 2.6 0.6 7.9 6.4 1.4
Wholesale trade 6.8 4.6 2.1 2.8 2.2 0.6 7.0 5.6 1.4
Retail trade 7.1 5.2 1.9 3.3 2.7 0.6 8.2 6.8 1.4
Transportation and warehousing 8.4 6.4 2.0 4.9 4.3 0.7 12.3 10.6 1.7
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 8.2 5.8 2.3 3.4 2.8 0.6 8.5 6.9 1.6
Finance and insurance 8.4 5.9 2.4 3.5 2.8 0.6 8.7 7.1 1.6
Real estate and leasing 7.4 5.3 2.1 3.2 2.5 0.6 8.0 6.3 1.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 7.0 4.4 2.6 2.3 1.7 0.6 5.8 4.3 1.5
Business, building and other support services 8.8 6.7 2.0 4.1 3.4 0.6 10.1 8.6 1.6
Educational services 9.1 6.6 2.5 3.8 3.0 0.7 9.4 7.6 1.8
Health care and social assistance 10.3 8.0 2.3 5.6 4.7 0.8 14.0 11.8 2.1
Information, culture and recreation 7.5 5.6 1.9 3.4 2.9 0.6 8.6 7.2 1.4
Accommodation and food services 6.0 4.3 1.7 3.0 2.4 0.6 7.6 6.1 1.5
Other services 6.9 4.4 2.4 2.6 2.0 0.6 6.5 4.9 1.6
Public administration 11.5 8.5 3.0 5.1 4.3 0.9 12.8 10.7 2.1
Federal administration 14.6 10.5 4.1 6.1 5.0 1.1 15.2 12.5 2.7
Provincial administration 10.5 8.0 2.4 4.8 4.1 0.7 11.9 10.2 1.8
Local and other administration 8.5 6.3 2.2 4.2 3.5 0.7 10.5 8.8 1.7
1.
Excluding maternity leave. However, men using paid paternity (in Quebec only) and parental leave are included in the calculation until 2006.
2.
Public sector employees are those working for government departments or agencies, crown corporations, or publicly funded schools, hospitals or other institutions.
3.
Private sector employees are all other wage and salary earners. Those who work as employees of a private firm or business.
4.
Durable goods include: wood, non-metallic mineral, primary metal, fabricated metal, machinery, computer and electronic, electric equipment, transportation equipment and furniture.
5.
Non durable goods include: food, beverages and tobacco, textiles and textile products, clothing, leather and allied, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber and miscellaneous.
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