Data tables, 2016 Census

Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (9), Family Characteristics of Adults Including Presence and Ages of Children (12), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data, 2011 National Household Survey - 30% Sample Data and 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details highest certificate, diploma or degree , family characteristics of adults including presence and ages of children , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Canada
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Family characteristics of adults including presence and ages of children (12) Highest certificate, diploma or degree (9)
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 1 No certificate, diploma or degree Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 2 Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 3 College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma University certificate or diploma below bachelor level University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above Bachelor's degree University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelFootnote 4
Total - Family characteristics of adults including presence and ages of children 28,643,020 5,239,575 7,576,395 2,800,265 5,553,825 813,335 6,659,620 4,443,835 2,215,780
Adults living in census familiesFootnote 5 22,596,310 4,001,895 5,929,070 2,200,390 4,456,085 636,450 5,372,420 3,566,355 1,806,065
Married spouses and common-law partnersFootnote 6 16,464,855 2,234,435 3,880,140 1,832,940 3,496,125 515,945 4,505,275 2,903,400 1,601,875
Without children in their census family 8,052,205 1,338,225 2,061,630 956,215 1,614,130 252,360 1,829,650 1,167,500 662,150
With children in their census family 8,412,650 896,210 1,818,505 876,730 1,881,995 263,580 2,675,630 1,735,905 939,720
With children aged 0 to 17 5,988,145 517,515 1,191,705 621,275 1,366,020 188,955 2,102,680 1,364,225 738,455
With children aged 18 years and over only 2,424,505 378,695 626,805 255,450 515,975 74,630 572,950 371,680 201,265
Lone parents (in lone-parent census families) 1,609,840 326,460 407,825 161,045 387,045 49,630 277,830 188,810 89,015
With children aged 0 to 17 900,435 140,030 223,970 97,895 240,785 28,205 169,555 116,695 52,865
With children aged 18 years and over only 709,405 186,430 183,860 63,160 146,260 21,425 108,275 72,115 36,155
Children in census families (as in sons, daughters or grandchildren) 4,521,625 1,441,000 1,641,100 206,405 572,915 70,880 589,320 474,150 115,170
Adults not living in census families 6,046,710 1,237,680 1,647,330 599,870 1,097,745 176,885 1,287,195 877,480 409,715

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

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 2

'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 3

'Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma' includes Certificates of Apprenticeship, Certificates of Qualification and Journeyperson's designations, as well as other 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 4

'University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level' includes the categories 'University certificate or diploma above bachelor level,' 'Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry,' 'Master's degree' and 'Earned doctorate.'

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Footnote 5

In order for any person to have children in their census family, the person's child or children must be living in the same household and must not be living in a couple or with their own children. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 6

Every married or common-law couple living together in a private household is in a census family together.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016240.

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