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|