2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Age Groups (13B), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (14), Location of Study (29), Attendance at School (3) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details highest certificate, diploma or degree , age groups , major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2011 , location of study , attendance at school and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in Quebec / QuébecFootnote 4
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 5 = 22.4 %
Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Age groups (13B)
Total - Age groups 15 to 24 years 15 to 19 years 20 to 24 years 25 to 64 years 25 to 34 years 25 to 29 years 30 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 64 years 65 to 74 years 75 years and over
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 6 6,474,590 975,100 488,960 486,140 4,370,125 1,017,865 488,585 529,285 1,011,675 1,262,205 1,078,385 677,890 451,470
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,436,025 327,475 256,940 70,535 645,710 105,815 54,940 50,870 115,210 205,930 218,760 229,040 233,795
High school diploma or equivalentFootnote 7 1,404,755 301,900 177,745 124,155 853,170 152,485 75,855 76,630 152,295 269,555 278,840 156,210 93,475
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 8 3,633,810 345,725 54,280 291,450 2,871,245 759,570 357,780 401,785 744,175 786,720 580,785 292,640 124,200
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 9 1,049,475 92,245 16,840 75,405 825,665 198,655 93,340 105,315 194,580 253,785 178,640 89,620 41,940
Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)Footnote 10 750,480 67,550 11,875 55,670 598,295 146,420 68,130 78,295 143,985 183,465 124,420 57,590 27,040
Registered Apprenticeship certificateFootnote 11 298,995 24,700 4,970 19,735 227,370 52,240 25,215 27,020 50,595 70,315 54,225 32,025 14,900
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,075,855 176,145 35,305 140,840 801,910 211,860 100,030 111,825 205,670 227,415 156,965 68,620 29,185
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 12 305,330 19,365 1,620 17,745 224,955 44,490 19,695 24,790 54,070 64,555 61,840 42,725 18,285
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,203,155 57,965 515 57,460 1,018,710 304,560 144,710 159,855 289,855 240,965 183,330 91,680 34,790
Bachelor's degree 766,095 48,760 420 48,340 650,085 200,300 98,755 101,545 185,780 153,170 110,840 49,815 17,435
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 126,560 4,295 90 4,200 104,010 28,560 12,920 15,635 30,325 24,240 20,890 12,715 5,545
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 32,360 1,125 0 1,125 26,305 7,105 3,925 3,180 6,580 6,935 5,685 2,865 2,070
Master's degree 230,820 3,500 0 3,505 200,615 61,085 27,110 33,980 56,050 45,930 37,550 19,995 6,710
Earned doctorateFootnote 13 47,310 285 0 285 37,695 7,525 2,000 5,520 11,125 10,685 8,365 6,300 3,025

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Footnote 1

'Major field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level and classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011. This variable shows the 'primary groupings,' a CIP variant.

For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/classification-eng.htm.

We recommend that users not make comparisons between categories of the CIP Canada 2011 and the CIP Canada 2000 classification systems on the basis of their labels. Even though many entries in the two classifications are similar, direct comparison could be inappropriate, given the numerous changes made at the detailed level to update the classification.

For comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 2

'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country of the institution from which the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed.

Users should be aware that some respondents may have reported the physical location of study rather than the location of the certificate, diploma or degree-granting institution. This could affect the responses of those who obtained a certificate, diploma or degree through a joint program or by distance learning with credentials granted in another province or country. In particular, a number of persons reported a location of study for a university credential in one of the territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), even though there were no educational institutions in the territories with the authority to grant university degrees.

For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 3

Refers to attendance at a school, college, CEGEP or university at any time during the nine-month period between September 2010 and May 10, 2011. Attendance at school is reported only for course work that could be used as credit towards a certificate, diploma or degree.

Note: Data quality - Attendance at school

It is believed that a small proportion of respondents interpreted the National Household Survey (NHS) question as 'Has this person ever attended a school, college, CEGEP or university?,' rather than the actual question 'At any time since September 2010, has this person attended a school, college, CEGEP or university?' As a result, the 2011 NHS could have overestimated categories with small proportions of school attendance, such as older age groups. We recommend that the data on school attendance be used with caution.

For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 4

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 5

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 6

'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class.' For postsecondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom.


For further definitions, refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X. For any comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 7

'High school diploma or equivalent' refers to graduation from a secondary school or equivalent. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 8

'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes 'apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas', 'college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas' and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 9

'Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)' 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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'Registered Apprenticeship certificate' includes Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation.

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Footnote 10

'Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)' 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 11

'Registered Apprenticeship certificate' includes Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation.

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Footnote 12

Comparisons with other data sources suggest that the category 'University certificate or diploma below bachelor level' was over-reported in the National Household Survey (NHS). This category likely includes some responses that are actually college certificates or diplomas, bachelor's degrees or other types of education (e.g., university transfer programs, bachelor's programs completed in other countries, incomplete bachelor's programs, non-university professional designations). We recommend users interpret the results for the 'University certificate or diploma below the bachelor's level' category with caution.

For any other comments on data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 13

'Earned doctorate.' This category 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, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011040.

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