Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

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This vertical bar graph shows high school completion by census year, Canada, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

The Y axis shows percentage of the population who have completed a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

The X axis shows, from left to right, the following census years: 2006, 2011 and 2016.

Table 1.1 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years who have completed a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, Canada, 2006 to 2016
Table summary

The following table shows the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years who have completed a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, Canada, 2006 to 2016. The column headings are: census year and population (%). The rows are: census years along with their corresponding values.

Census year Population (%)
2006 81.3
2011 84.6
2016 86.3

Figure 1.2 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2006 to 2016

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This horizontal bar graph shows percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

The Y axis shows the following categories, from top to bottom: ‘Bachelor’s degree or higher,’ ‘College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma,’ ‘Apprenticeship certificate,’ ‘Trades certificate or diploma,’ ‘Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate’ and ‘No certificate, diploma or degree.’

The X axis shows percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment, from top to bottom, 2006, 2011, and 2016.

Table 1.2 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2006 to 2016
Table summary

The following table shows the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2006 to 2016. The column headings are: census year and selected highest levels of educational attainment. The rows are: census years along with their corresponding values.

Census year Selected highest levels of educational attainment
Bachelor’s degree or higher (%) College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma (%) Apprenticeship certificate (%) Trades certificate or diploma (%) Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate (%) No certificate, diploma or degree (%)
2006 23.0 20.4 4.3 8.1 23.9 15.4
2011 25.9 21.3 4.9 7.1 23.2 12.7
2016 28.5 22.4 4.7 6.0 23.7 11.5

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment by immigrant status and period of immigration, Canada, 2016

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This horizontal bar graph shows percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years for selected highest levels of educational attainment by immigrant status and period of immigration, Canada, 2016.

The Y axis shows the following categories, from top to bottom: ‘Bachelor’s degree or higher,’ ‘College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma,’ Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma,’ ‘Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate’ and ‘No certificate, diploma or degree.’

The X axis shows percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years by selected highest levels of educational attainment for the following categories, from left to right: ‘Canadian-born (non-immigrants),’ ‘All immigrants’ and ‘Recent immigrants (landed between 2011 and 2016).’

Table 1.3 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment by immigrant status and period of immigration, Canada, 2016
Table summary

The following table shows the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment by immigrant status and period of immigration, Canada, 2016. The column headings are: selected highest levels of educational attainment, Canadian-born (non-immigrants), all immigrants and recent immigrants (landed between 2011 and 2016). The rows are: selected highest levels of educational attainment categories along with their corresponding values.

Selected highest levels of educational attainment Canadian-born (non-immigrants) (%) All immigrants (%) Recent immigrants (landed between 2011 and 2016) (%)
Bachelor’s degree or higher 24.0 39.5 52.1
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 24.4 17.6 12.0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 12.5 6.4 5.0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 24.9 21.0 16.3
No certificate, diploma or degree 11.6 11.3 9.3

Figure 1.4 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a bachelor’s degree or higher by STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study, Canada, 2016

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This vertical bar graph shows the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a bachelor’s degree or higher by STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study, Canada, 2016.

The Y axis shows the STEM fields of study first followed by the BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study categories, from left to right, for the following groups: ‘Both sexes', ‘female’ and ‘male’.

The X axis shows percentage of the population.

Table 1.4 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a bachelor’s degree or higher by STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study, Canada, 2016
Table summary

The following table shows the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a bachelor’s degree or higher by STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study, Canada, 2016. The column headings are: STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study, both sexes, female and male. The rows are: STEM fields of study and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study along with their corresponding values.

STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study Both sexes (%) Female (%) Male (%)
STEM fields of study 24.7 15.5 36.1
BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study 75.3 84.5 63.9

Figure 1.5 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment by location of study compared with province or territory of residence, Canada, 2016

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This is an amalgamated chart composed of three doughnut charts. Each doughnut chart is comprised of three sections: ‘Population who studied in the same province or territory of residence in 2016,’ ‘Population who studied in another province or territory’ and ‘Population who studied outside Canada.’

The left-most chart displays the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with an ‘Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma’ as their highest postsecondary qualification, Canada, 2016.

The middle chart displays the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a ‘College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma’ as their highest postsecondary qualification, Canada, 2016.

The right-most chart displays the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with a ‘Bachelor’s degree or higher’ as their highest postsecondary qualification, Canada, 2016.

Table 1.5 Percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment by location of study compared with province or territory of residence, Canada, 2016
Table summary

The following table shows the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 years with selected highest levels of educational attainment by location of study compared with province or territory of residence, Canada, 2016. The column headings are: selected highest levels of educational attainment, population who studied in the same province or territory of residence in 2016, population who studied in another province or territory and population who studied outside Canada. The rows are: selected highest levels of educational attainment categories along with their corresponding values.

Selected highest levels of educational attainment Population who studied in the same province or territory of residence in 2016 (%) Population who studied in another province or territory (%) Population who studied outside Canada (%)
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 87.5 6.4 6.0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 82.4 9.3 8.2
Bachelor’s degree or higher 60.2 11.9 27.9
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