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Just under 800,000 adults aged 25 to 64 in the census metropolitan area of Vancouver were postsecondary graduates in 2006. They accounted for two-thirds (66%) of the adult population in this age group.
More than 370,000 adults in this age group (31%) had a university degree while 19% had a college diploma and 9% had a trades certificate.
Slightly more than 245,000 postsecondary graduates aged between 25 and 64 in Vancouver studied outside Canada. They accounted for 31% of the postsecondary-educated population of Vancouver. An additional 14% of this population, about 112,400, studied in provinces and territories other than British Columbia.
Among those who studied outside Canada, an estimated 33,000 (13%) studied in China, 12%, in the Philippines and 11%, in the United States of America.
Of the adult population that attained its highest postsecondary qualification in another province, 42% studied in Ontario, and 21%, in Alberta.