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
|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|
|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|
|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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Footnote 5
'Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' also includes Journeyperson's designations.
- 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.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016241.
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