Completion of higher education in Niagara

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Completion of higher education in Niagara:  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 in 2006). This trend was also true in 2001, for those aged 20 to 34. Only 17.3% completed a university education compared to 25.7% in the province.

  • 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).
  • 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 4.1 Educational attainment in Niagara and Ontario, 2006

NiagaraOver 15 Ontarioover 15 Niagara15-24 Ontario15-24
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 universitycertificate or diploma 20.3 18.3 10.8 9.9
University certificate or diploma belowbachelor 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, 2006, Community Profiles

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