Data tables, 2016 Census

Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (82), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 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 , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Canada
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Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Age (9)
Total - Age 15 to 24 years 25 to 64 years 25 to 54 years 25 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 64 years 65 years and over
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 2 28,643,015 4,231,725 18,931,385 14,076,325 4,576,575 4,507,770 4,991,975 4,855,060 5,479,910
No certificate, diploma or degree 5,239,580 1,448,300 2,169,795 1,382,520 398,470 395,425 588,625 787,275 1,621,485
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 3 7,576,400 1,704,295 4,494,585 3,131,130 1,007,695 926,885 1,196,545 1,363,455 1,377,520
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 15,827,040 1,079,130 12,267,005 9,562,680 3,170,405 3,185,465 3,206,805 2,704,325 2,480,905
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,800,260 176,870 2,042,430 1,484,070 457,755 467,345 558,975 558,355 580,960
Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 4 1,549,880 108,535 1,145,035 840,990 245,855 272,245 322,890 304,045 296,310
Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 5 1,250,385 68,340 897,390 643,085 211,900 195,095 236,085 254,310 284,655
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 5,553,825 476,265 4,241,980 3,229,110 987,580 1,065,970 1,175,555 1,012,875 835,575
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 813,335 53,365 580,885 431,510 125,480 145,130 160,895 149,375 179,075
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 6,659,615 372,625 5,401,705 4,417,980 1,599,585 1,507,020 1,311,380 983,725 885,285
Bachelor's degree 4,443,835 336,900 3,590,080 2,967,120 1,131,875 980,645 854,605 622,955 516,860
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 462,295 15,145 362,455 288,870 96,300 102,410 90,160 73,590 84,690
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 190,925 2,845 153,295 120,020 41,015 39,735 39,275 33,270 34,790
Master's degree 1,331,045 17,195 1,120,190 910,785 303,705 331,155 275,925 209,405 193,660
Earned doctorateFootnote 6 231,510 535 175,690 131,190 26,695 53,080 51,415 44,495 55,290

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Footnote 1

This variable shows the hierarchy of the 'primary groupings' (a CIP variant) with detail on the two-digit series, as well as the four-digit sub-series from series '30. Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies.' 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 '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 3

'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 4

'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 5

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

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Footnote 6

'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-X2016241.

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