Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Location of study compared with province or territory of residence

Release date: May 3, 2017

Definition

'Location of study' refers to either:

- the province, territory or country of the institution from which a person obtained a certificate, diploma or degree, or;

- the province, territory or country of the institution that a person attended during a specified reference period, or for a specific level of education.

In both cases, location of study refers to the location of the institution granting the certificate, diploma or degree, not the location of the person at the time he or she obtained the qualification or was attending the institution. The geographic location is specified according to boundaries current at the time the data are collected, not the boundaries at the time of study.

This is a summary variable that indicates whether the 'Location of study' of the person's highest certificate, diploma or degree was the same province or territory where the person lived at the time of the 2016 Census of Population, a different Canadian province or territory, or outside Canada. This variable is derived from 'Location of study' and 'Province or territory of current residence.' It only applies to individuals who had completed a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

'Location of study outside Canada' may be further sub-classified using the Standard Classification of Countries and Areas of Interest (SCCAI). When using the SCCAI for this sub-classification, the class 'Canada' is not used.

This variable is reported for persons aged 15 years and over in private households.

Statistical unit(s)

Person

Classification(s)

Location of study compared with province or territory of residence
Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2016
Countries and Areas of Interest for Social Statistics - SCCAI 2016

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Question 28 and province or territory of residence

Responses

No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree; Same as province or territory of residence; Different than province or territory of residence; Outside Canada – specify country.

Remarks

Not applicable

Note

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