Labour Force by Occupation

  • The Sales and Service sector represents the largest occupational group (20.9%) in Western Region, which includes Digby.
  • The percentage of the labour force in Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations is also substantial at 15.0%.

Characteristic 13

Western Region

Western Region (%)

Nova Scotia (%)

Total labour force aged 15 years and over by
occupation

26,643

100.0

100.0

Occupation - Not applicable

500

1.9

2.0

All occupations

26,143

98.1

98.0

Management occupations

2,128

8.0

10.0

Business, finance and administration occupations

3,259

12.2

14.6

Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

784

2.9

5.9

Health occupations

1,848

6.9

6.9

Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

2,641

9.9

12.7

Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

421

1.6

2.3

Sales and service occupations

5,575

20.9

24.0

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

3,389

12.7

14.1

Natural resources, agriculture and related
production occupations

3,991

15.0

3.7

Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

2,113

7.9

3.7

Source: Western REN from Human Resouces and Skills Development Canada's Labour Market Information Service (2016).

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