Attainment of Higher Education

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In 2006, Niagara had a lower percentage than the province on completion of a university education (13.1% compared to 20.4% in Ontario for those over 15).  This trend was also true in 2001, in Niagara for those aged 20 to 34. Only 17.3% completed a university education compared to 25.7% in the province.

 

In 2006, Niagara had a slightly higher percentage than the province on completion of high school (29.9% in Niagara compared to 26.7% in Ontario for those over 15 years of age).

 

In 2006, Niagara had a higher percentage than the province on completion of apprenticeships, trades certificates or diplomas (9.8% in Niagara compared to 8.0% in Ontario for those over 15 years of age). This rate was also higher in 2001.

 

Table 9   Educational attainment in Niagara and Ontario, 2006

 

Niagara

population over 15

Ontario

population over 15

Niagara

population 15-24

Ontario population 15-24

No certificate, diploma or degree

23.9

22.2

39.3

39.8

High school certificate or equivalent

29.9

26.7

40

38.5

Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma

9.8

8.0

2.6

2.3

College, CEGEP or other university

certificate or diploma

20.3

18.3

10.8

9.9

University certificate or diploma below

bachelor level

2.8

4.1

1.3

2.3

University certificate, diploma or degree

13.1

20.4

5.8

7.3

 

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006 data, Community Profiles

 

 

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