Education

Just under half of the Region's population ages 15 and over, 181,735 people, according to the 2006 Census, has some type of post-secondary education.

Another 24 per cent,­ numbering just over 92,000 as measured in the 2006 Census, have less than a high school education. By age category, 44 per cent of all people 65 and older did not graduate from high school, whereas just 16 per cent of all people between 25 and 64 have less than high school.

Waterloo Region places ninth in Ontario in terms of the number of people who hold a university certificate above the bachelor's degree level.

Highest Level of Education for Waterloo Region Population, 2006 (15 years old or older)

Highest Level of EducationTotal Population
Total population 15 years+ by highest certificate, diploma or degree 380,990

No certificate, diploma or degree

 92,575

Certificate, diploma or degree

 288,410

High school certificate or equivalent

 106,670

Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma

 30,915

College, CEGEP or other non-university certifcate or diploma

 70,465

University certificate, diploma or degree

 80,350

University certificate, diploma or degree below bachelor level

 11,075

University certificate or degree

 69,275

Bachelor's degree

 42,925

Univeristy certificate or diploma above bachelor level

 7,820

Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry

 1,750

Master's degree

 13,240

Earned doctorate

 3,525

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006

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Phone: 519-575-4533
TTY: 519-575-4608
Fax: 519-575-4449

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