Table 2
Number and proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 by top 10 fields of study, for selected levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2011

Table 2 Number and proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 by top 10 fields of study, for selected levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 2 number and proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 by top 10 fields of study. The information is grouped by educational attainment (appearing as row headers), number and percent (appearing as column headers).
Educational attainment number percent
Trades certificate
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 387,465 17.5
Construction trades 351,860 15.9
Personal and culinary services 282,840 12.7
Business, management, marketing and related support services 253,755 11.4
Health professions and related programs 236,285 10.6
Precision production 230,050 10.4
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 123,350 5.6
Transportation and materials moving 108,600 4.9
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 35,775 1.6
Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences 35,180 1.6
Total for top 10 trades fields of study 2,045,160 92.2
College diploma
Business, management, marketing and related support services 1,059,235 27.1
Health professions and related programs 670,620 17.1
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 364,500 9.3
Computer and information sciences and support services 206,235 5.3
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 184,330 4.7
Visual and performing arts 158,245 4.0
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 154,680 4.0
Personal and culinary services 114,310 2.9
Construction trades 103,145 2.6
Security and protective services 100,570 2.6
Total for top 10 college fields of study 3,115,870 79.6
University degree
Business, management, marketing and related support services 855,210 18.0
Education 654,735 13.8
Engineering 499,170 10.5
Health professions and related programs 473,960 10.0
Social sciences 355,905 7.5
Psychology 162,265 3.4
Computer and information sciences and support services 159,465 3.4
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 145,420 3.1
Biological and biomedical sciences 142,565 3.0
Visual and performing arts 140,185 2.9
Total for top 10 university fields of study 3,588,880 75.6
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