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 New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 28.6 %
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 5 622,440 89,210 45,620 43,590 418,835 84,635 41,460 43,175 98,610 123,295 112,295 66,910 47,480
No certificate, diploma or degree 154,890 34,305 29,835 4,470 70,175 7,715 3,775 3,940 11,175 22,785 28,510 25,670 24,740
High school diploma or equivalentFootnote 6 167,820 34,455 14,025 20,430 111,470 22,140 11,790 10,345 25,160 35,315 28,850 13,190 8,710
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 7 299,725 20,450 1,765 18,690 237,190 54,785 25,895 28,890 62,275 65,195 54,935 28,055 14,030
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaFootnote 8 69,775 3,630 535 3,100 52,465 7,575 3,445 4,135 11,120 16,825 16,940 8,905 4,775
Trades certificate or diploma (other than apprenticeship)Footnote 9 38,940 2,070 270 1,805 29,495 4,405 1,910 2,495 6,615 9,590 8,885 4,735 2,645
Registered Apprenticeship certificateFootnote 10 30,840 1,560 260 1,300 22,970 3,170 1,530 1,645 4,505 7,235 8,060 4,175 2,130
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 116,470 9,055 975 8,085 92,950 23,595 10,380 13,220 25,410 25,655 18,285 9,610 4,850
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelFootnote 11 17,885 1,290 225 1,065 12,915 1,975 875 1,100 3,390 4,195 3,355 2,260 1,420
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 95,605 6,475 35 6,440 78,860 21,635 11,195 10,435 22,355 18,520 16,355 7,280 2,980
Bachelor's degree 66,430 5,800 30 5,770 55,175 16,845 8,885 7,965 15,700 12,220 10,405 3,950 1,505
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 8,490 440 0 430 6,910 1,480 735 745 2,075 1,615 1,740 850 285
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 2,690 100 0 100 2,220 455 200 255 710 695 365 195 180
Master's degree 14,705 130 0 125 12,230 2,570 1,255 1,315 3,175 3,265 3,220 1,695 655
Earned doctorateFootnote 12 3,285 0 0 0 2,325 285 130 155 695 725 615 595 355

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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

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 5

'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 6

'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 7

'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 8

'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 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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Footnote 10

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

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Footnote 11

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 12

'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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