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Ontario: Census 2016 and National Household Survey 2011: Highest Level of Schooling

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Education, Literacy, Skills and Training
Information:Census 2016 and National Household Survey 2011: Highest Level of Schooling
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016 and National Household Survey, 2011.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

Gender breakdown is unavailable for some variables in certain areas due to data quality concerns.

The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

National Household Survey (NHS)
The National Household Survey is the replacement for Statistics Canada's long form census. The survey was given to about 4.5 million households in Canada (about 30% of households), and asked questions regarding Aboriginal peoples, immigration, ethnocultural diversity, education, labour, mobility, migration, income and housing. 

Unlike the former long form census survey the NHS is not mandatory, which could result in non-response bias being introduced into the survey.Statistics Canada has employed several techniques to minimize this bias, but it should still be taken into account when interpreting this data.
Non-Response Bias
Non-response bias occours when those who respond to a survey have a different set of characteristics than those who do not respond. For example, if those with lower education levels are less likely to fill out the census form, it may artificially inflate the education level of the population.
Global Non-Response Rate
The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. 

Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.
NHS Suppression Standards
  • Suppress all data for a community if the Global non-reponse rate is greater than 50%.
  • Suppress income data if the population of the area is less than 250, or if there are less than 40 private households.
  • Cell values greater than 10 are randomly rounded to a multiple of 5. Values less than 10 are rounded to either 0 or 10.
  • Some data may have been suppressed due to data quality or privacy concerns.

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National Household Survey global non-response rate for Ontario: 27.1%
  2011
2016
     
  Female Male Total Female Male Total

Total population aged 15 years and over5,408,950 5,064,715 10,473,670 5,695,680 5,342,755 11,038,440
No certificate, diploma or degree997,475 957,040 1,954,520 973,675 961,685 1,935,355
High school diploma or equivalent1,464,755 1,337,055 2,801,805 1,540,775 1,485,325 3,026,095
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree2,946,715 2,770,625 5,717,340 3,181,235 2,895,745 6,076,985
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma250,750 520,390 771,140 193,120 471,055 664,175
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma1,176,640 894,235 2,070,875 1,316,930 981,785 2,298,715
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level233,790 193,355 427,150 134,940 107,065 242,005
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above1,285,535 1,162,635 2,448,175 1,536,245 1,335,845 2,872,090
Bachelor's degree822,730 692,345 1,515,075 1,057,395 854,130 1,911,530
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level462,805 470,290 933,100 105,695 83,670 189,370
 
Total population aged 25 to 643,630,655 3,388,225 7,018,880 3,730,495 3,498,620 7,229,120
No certificate, diploma or degree371,150 398,425 769,575 348,225 404,770 752,995
High school diploma or equivalent881,485 820,675 1,702,160 873,935 895,020 1,768,955
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree2,378,020 2,169,130 4,547,145 2,508,335 2,198,830 4,707,170
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma181,215 365,355 546,565 130,420 315,975 446,395
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma940,700 713,695 1,654,395 1,020,025 762,505 1,782,530
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level174,090 144,040 318,130 94,995 75,935 170,930
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above1,082,020 946,035 2,028,055 1,262,900 1,044,415 2,307,320
Bachelor's degree679,085 564,165 1,243,245 851,400 668,450 1,519,845
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level402,935 381,870 784,805 86,590 62,370 148,960

Notes:

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

Gender breakdown is unavailable for some variables in certain areas due to data quality concerns.

The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016 and National Household Survey, 2011.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Data last updated on December 6, 2017

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