Data tables, 2016 Census

Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (14), School Attendance (3), Age (13A) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details highest certificate, diploma or degree , major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2016 , school attendance , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Sex (3)
Total - Sex Male Female
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 3 3,870,375 1,882,770 1,987,610
No certificate, diploma or degree 601,640 305,325 296,320
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 4 1,138,565 549,580 588,985
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,130,175 1,027,865 1,102,305
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 338,985 250,265 88,720
Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 5 142,935 83,060 59,885
Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 6 196,045 167,210 28,835
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 700,945 280,300 420,640
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 138,010 54,420 83,590
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 952,240 442,885 509,355
Bachelor's degree 622,675 281,020 341,650
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 69,000 28,570 40,430
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 29,110 16,690 12,425
Master's degree 195,825 94,360 101,465
Earned doctorateFootnote 7 35,625 22,240 13,390

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Footnote 1

This variable shows the 'primary groupings' variant of CIP. For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/concepts/classification.

For information on collection, classification and data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 2

Users are advised to consult data quality comments for 'School attendance,' available in the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 3

Users are advised to consult data quality comments for 'Highest certificate, diploma or degree,' available in the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 4

'Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate' includes only people who have this as their highest educational qualification. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 5

'Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' includes trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres and similar institutions.

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Footnote 6

'Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' also includes Journeyperson's designations.

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Footnote 7

'Earned doctorate' refers to persons who have completed a doctorate degree awarded by a university. This includes, for example, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.). It does not include honorary doctorates.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016242.

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