Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Nunavut

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Figure 1.1 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years who have completed a high school diploma or equivalency certificate,[1] [2] Nunavut, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years who have completed a high school diploma or equivalency certificate,[1] [2] Nunavut, 2006 to 2016

  • In 2016, 47.8% of people aged 25 to 64 in Nunavut had a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, compared with 86.3% in Canada.
  • In Nunavut, 14.3% of people aged 25 to 64 had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2016, while 19.3% had a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma as their highest level of education, and 3.6% had an apprenticeship certificate as their highest.
  • In Nunavut, 10.0% of women aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher studied STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), compared with 19.4% of men. On the other hand, 89.6% of these women studied BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study such as business, humanities, health, arts, social sciences, education, etc., compared with 80.6% of men.

Figure 1.2 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment,[3] [4] Nunavut, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Figure 1.2 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment,[3] [4] Nunavut, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment,[3] [4] by immigrant status and period of immigration,[10] Nunavut, 2016

Figure 1.3 description Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment,[3] [4] by immigrant status and period of immigration,[10] Nunavut, 2016

Most common fields of studyFootnote 11 Footnote 12 for the population aged 25 to 64 years by selected highest levels of educational attainment,Footnote 3 Footnote 4 Nunavut, Canada, 2016

Levels of education and fields of study Nunavut Canada
Number Percentage Rank Number Percentage Rank
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma9
Construction trades 455 28.6 1 406,595 19.9 1
Transportation and materials moving 300 18.9 2 114,070 5.6 7
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 195 12.3 3 351,580 17.2 2
Personal and culinary services 110 6.9 4 295,075 14.4 3
Business, management, marketing and related support services 105 6.6 5 187,690 9.2 5
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma
Business, management, marketing and related support services 875 27.5 1 1,082,155 25.5 1
Health professions and related programs 265 8.3 2 774,410 18.3 2
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 235 7.4 3 180,260 4.2 6
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 190 6.0 4 379,505 8.9 3
Construction trades 180 5.7 5 109,035 2.6 10
Bachelor’s degree or higher5
Education 680 28.9 1 597,310 11.1 2
Business, management, marketing and related support services 300 12.7 2 1,046,165 19.4 1
Health professions and related programs 245 10.4 3 542,885 10.1 4
Social sciences 195 8.3 4 438,985 8.1 5
Legal professions and studies 90 3.8 5 137,230 2.5 10

Figure 1.4 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a bachelor’s degree or higher,[5] by STEM and BHASE (non-STEM)[13] fields of study,[11] [14] Nunavut, 2016

Figure 1.4 description Figure 1.4 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a bachelor’s degree or higher,[5] by STEM and BHASE (non-STEM)[13] fields of study,[11] [14] Nunavut, 2016

Figure 1.5 description Figure 1.5 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment[3] [4] by location of study compared with province or territory of residence [11] [15], Nunavut, 2016

Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainmentFootnote 3 Footnote 4 by location of study compared with province or territory of residence,Footnote 11 Footnote 15 Nunavut, 2016

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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