2017 Public Service Employee Annual Survey Results for Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario by Question 29. What is your age group?

The results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Annual Survey (PSEAS) are presented according to the numerical order of questions, grouped by section theme as they appeared in the questionnaire. Results are not shown when there is no historical comparison, or when there is an insufficient number of responses.

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Results have been adjusted for non-response to better represent the target population. Therefore, percentages should not be used to determine the number of respondents within a response category.

Survey Themes

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My Workplace

Question 1. My department or agency implements activities and practices that support a diverse workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 59 22 9 0 0 9 0 90 0 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 40 33 18 3 3 3 0 75 6 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 47 38 9 3 0 3 0 88 3 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 41 38 10 0 7 4 0 82 7 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 50 5 27 9 5 5 0 57 14 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 44 40 8 0 0 8 0 91 0 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 57 36 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 14
2014 Age - 25 - 29 years 38 33 15 0 5 10 0 79 5 21
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 40 32 19 2 0 7 0 77 3 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 60 23 14 0 0 3 0 86 0 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 34 49 13 0 4 0 0 83 4 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 46 31 16 0 4 4 0 79 4 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 31 43 3 7 3 13 0 85 12 29

Question 2. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 59 41 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 30 49 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 38 41 8 12 0 0 0 80 12 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 37 35 7 14 7 0 0 72 21 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 22 41 4 23 9 0 0 63 32 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 33 42 8 16 0 0 0 75 16 24
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 28 36 0 22 14 0 0 64 36 14
2014 Age - 25 - 29 years 48 29 14 5 5 0 0 76 9 21
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 35 32 16 12 5 0 0 67 16 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 49 28 8 14 0 0 0 77 14 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 37 25 12 13 13 0 0 62 26 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 41 32 8 12 8 0 0 73 19 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 39 26 16 6 14 0 0 64 20 29
2011 Age - 24 years and under 90 0 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2011 Age - 25 - 29 years 57 34 6 0 3 0 0 91 3 35
2011 Age - 30 - 34 years 36 36 14 4 11 0 0 72 14 28
2011 Age - 35 - 39 years 35 38 7 17 0 3 0 75 18 29
2011 Age - 40 - 44 years 38 30 12 8 12 0 0 69 20 26
2011 Age - 45 - 49 years 34 43 9 5 10 0 0 76 14 21
2011 Age - 50 - 54 years 40 25 25 5 5 0 0 65 10 20
2011 Age - 55 - 59 years 66 26 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12

Question 3. I am encouraged to be innovative or to take initiative in my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 73 18 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 30 42 12 12 3 0 0 73 15 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 32 39 8 21 0 0 0 71 21 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 39 43 0 14 4 0 0 82 18 28
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 31 32 18 18 0 0 0 64 18 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 20 36 24 12 8 0 0 56 20 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 14 50 7 15 14 0 0 64 29 14
2014 Age - 25 - 29 years 48 14 15 10 14 0 0 62 24 21
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 32 21 23 14 9 0 0 53 23 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 34 32 14 17 3 0 0 66 20 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 16 30 8 21 25 0 0 46 46 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 17 43 9 8 23 0 0 60 31 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 26 22 16 26 10 0 0 48 36 29

Question 4. I believe I would be supported if I proposed a new idea, even though it might not work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 64 18 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 18 55 12 12 3 0 0 73 15 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 29 32 12 21 6 0 0 62 27 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 38 38 7 7 7 4 0 79 14 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 22 27 13 18 9 5 5 55 30 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 16 36 28 12 8 0 0 52 20 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 7 35 29 14 14 0 0 42 29 14

Question 5. I have support at work to balance my work and personal life.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 55 41 5 0 0 0 0 95 0 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 36 42 6 15 0 0 0 79 15 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 36 43 9 9 3 0 0 79 12 33
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 41 38 3 7 11 0 0 79 18 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 32 37 9 9 14 0 0 68 23 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 12 60 4 20 4 0 0 72 24 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 28 51 7 15 0 0 0 79 15 14
2014 Age - 25 - 29 years 29 29 14 19 9 0 0 57 29 21
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 28 33 14 11 14 0 0 61 25 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 42 35 3 11 9 0 0 77 20 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 25 21 21 13 21 0 0 45 34 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 28 36 9 4 23 0 0 64 27 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 22 32 10 20 17 0 0 53 37 29
2011 Age - 24 years and under 70 20 0 0 10 0 0 90 10 10
2011 Age - 25 - 29 years 51 32 9 6 3 0 0 83 8 35
2011 Age - 30 - 34 years 33 24 6 24 13 0 0 57 37 30
2011 Age - 35 - 39 years 27 40 7 13 13 0 0 67 27 30
2011 Age - 40 - 44 years 31 42 19 0 8 0 0 73 8 26
2011 Age - 45 - 49 years 38 24 0 19 19 0 0 62 38 21
2011 Age - 50 - 54 years 20 46 15 10 10 0 0 65 20 20
2011 Age - 55 - 59 years 33 50 0 8 8 0 0 84 16 12

Question 6. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 59 32 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 18 61 3 9 9 0 0 79 18 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 26 38 9 23 3 0 0 65 26 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 24 37 10 17 7 4 0 64 25 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 9 46 22 5 19 0 0 55 23 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 24 36 24 12 4 0 0 60 16 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 23 30 16 0 31 0 0 53 31 13
2014 Age - 25 - 29 years 38 14 19 14 14 0 0 52 29 21
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 14 37 21 19 9 0 0 51 28 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 18 39 14 14 14 0 0 58 29 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 4 21 28 21 26 0 0 25 47 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 17 36 12 19 16 0 0 53 35 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 19 29 10 26 17 0 0 48 43 29
2011 Age - 24 years and under 61 30 0 0 10 0 0 90 10 10
2011 Age - 25 - 29 years 34 34 20 6 6 0 0 69 11 35
2011 Age - 30 - 34 years 24 34 3 26 13 0 0 57 39 30
2011 Age - 35 - 39 years 10 56 17 10 7 0 0 66 17 30
2011 Age - 40 - 44 years 31 23 15 12 20 0 0 54 31 26
2011 Age - 45 - 49 years 29 38 10 10 14 0 0 67 24 21
2011 Age - 50 - 54 years 26 32 15 22 5 0 0 58 27 19
2011 Age - 55 - 59 years 57 34 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12

Question 7. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 54 37 5 4 0 0 0 91 4 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 24 55 12 6 3 0 0 79 9 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 35 38 12 14 0 0 0 74 14 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 28 51 4 14 4 0 0 79 17 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 18 59 9 9 5 0 0 77 14 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 36 52 4 8 0 0 0 89 8 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 43 29 0 22 7 0 0 71 29 14
2014 Age - 25 - 29 years 43 23 5 24 5 0 0 66 29 21
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 26 42 23 5 5 0 0 67 9 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 29 52 8 6 6 0 0 80 11 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 17 46 8 12 17 0 0 62 30 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 20 56 8 12 4 0 0 77 16 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 36 31 17 6 10 0 0 67 16 29
2011 Age - 24 years and under 61 29 10 0 0 0 0 90 0 10
2011 Age - 25 - 29 years 46 40 6 3 6 0 0 86 9 35
2011 Age - 30 - 34 years 40 31 6 16 6 0 0 71 23 30
2011 Age - 35 - 39 years 23 57 3 7 10 0 0 80 17 30
2011 Age - 40 - 44 years 50 23 4 12 12 0 0 73 24 26
2011 Age - 45 - 49 years 38 38 10 0 14 0 0 76 14 21
2011 Age - 50 - 54 years 39 45 5 0 10 0 0 85 10 20
2011 Age - 55 - 59 years 58 34 8 0 0 0 0 92 0 12
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Workplace Well-Being

Question 8. My immediate supervisor creates an environment where I feel free to discuss with him or her matters that affect my well-being at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 67 14 5 9 5 0 0 81 14 21
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 45 36 6 6 3 3 0 84 9 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 50 35 6 9 0 0 0 86 9 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 52 38 4 0 7 0 0 89 7 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 45 28 9 5 14 0 0 73 18 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 40 16 20 16 4 4 0 58 20 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 28 51 7 14 0 0 0 78 14 14

Question 9. My immediate supervisor seems to care about me as a person.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 68 27 0 4 0 0 0 96 4 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 58 24 9 3 3 3 0 84 6 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 43 46 6 3 3 0 0 88 6 33
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 52 34 7 4 4 0 0 86 7 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 45 23 14 13 5 0 0 68 18 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 40 32 12 8 4 4 0 75 13 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 28 43 22 7 0 0 0 71 7 14

Question 10. I would describe my workplace as being psychologically healthy.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 41 41 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 30 37 12 9 12 0 0 67 21 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 29 30 18 20 3 0 0 59 23 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 24 24 14 25 10 4 0 49 36 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 9 32 22 14 23 0 0 41 37 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 24 24 16 31 4 0 0 48 35 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 7 50 7 22 14 0 0 57 36 14

Question 11. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 18 59 14 9 0 0 0 77 9 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 9 42 34 12 3 0 0 51 15 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 29 38 17 9 6 0 0 68 15 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 17 31 21 14 10 7 0 52 26 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 27 32 18 14 5 5 0 62 20 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 16 44 16 16 0 8 0 65 18 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 35 36 15 7 7 0 0 71 14 14

Question 12. Overall, my level of work-related stress is…

Survey year Demographic Very low
(%)
Low
(%)
Moderate
(%)
High
(%)
Very High
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 0 36 55 9 0 0 0 36 9 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 0 12 61 24 3 0 0 12 27 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 6 3 56 32 3 0 0 9 35 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 3 21 34 28 11 0 4 25 40 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 0 13 46 22 19 0 0 13 41 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 4 8 44 32 12 0 0 12 44 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 0 0 46 47 8 0 0 0 54 13

Question 13. After my workday, I feel emotionally drained.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 4 14 45 32 4 0 0 36 18 22
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 3 24 46 15 12 0 0 27 27 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 9 22 41 25 3 0 0 28 31 32
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 21 24 24 20 7 0 4 28 47 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 14 23 50 14 0 0 0 14 37 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 8 44 27 20 0 0 0 20 52 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 7 43 42 0 7 0 0 7 50 14
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Harassment

Harassment is normally a series of incidents, but it can be one severe incident that has a lasting impact on the individual.
Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, including at any event or any location related to work, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises objectionable act(s), comment(s) or display(s) that demean, belittle, or cause personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It also includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record).

Question 14. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 30 - 34 years 21 79 33
2017 Age - 35 - 39 years 17 83 34
2017 Age - 40 - 44 years 17 83 29
2017 Age - 45 - 49 years 37 63 22
2017 Age - 50 - 54 years 32 68 25
2017 Age - 55 - 59 years 44 56 14
2014 Age - 30 - 34 years 32 68 43
2014 Age - 35 - 39 years 14 86 35
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 34 66 24
2014 Age - 45 - 49 years 19 81 25
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 34 66 28
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Discrimination

Discrimination means treating someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction, which, whether intentional or not, has an effect that imposes disadvantages not imposed on others, or that withholds or limits access that is given to others. There are 11 prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record.

Question 16. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Age - 25 - 29 years 0 100 22
2014 Age - 40 - 44 years 21 79 24
2014 Age - 50 - 54 years 23 77 29