A report by Community Development Halton says in 2016, more than half (54.0%) of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had either college or university qualifications, up from 48.3% in 2006. Canada continues to rank first among the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in the proportion of college and university graduates.  In Halton, almost three-quarters (74.4%) of the residents in the same age bracket had obtained the qualifications. Oakville’s percentage is slightly higher at 76.4% followed by Burlington and Milton at 71% and Halton Hills at 63%.

There is still a small portion of population aged 20 years and over without a high school diploma. Over half (53%) of the group is between 20 and 64 years – the working age. Although education does not necessarily guarantee employment, there is a strong relationship between earnings and higher education.

For those with a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, the most popular major field of study is business, management and public administration (26%), followed by architecture, engineering and related technologies (16%) and social and behavioural sciences and law (15%). As with occupations , there is gender imbalance among major fields of study. Most noticeably are two major fields of study in education and architecture, engineering and related technologies. Women accounted for over 80% in education and men accounted for 86% in architecture, engineering, and related technologies. More gender neutral major fields of study include personal, protective and transportation services, business, management and public administration, and physical and life sciences.

Providing a Fresh Perspective for Burlington and Hamilton.

2 Comments to: HALTON LEADS NATIONAL AVERAGE IN EDUCATION

  1. Marshall

    April 25th, 2018

    Coincidentally, the average Halton Region household has an income about twice that of the average Canadian household and a net worth around three times the average Canadian. Could money unlock doors to better and higher education?

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    • Marshall

      April 25th, 2018

      “In Halton, almost three-quarters (74.4%) of the residents in the same age bracket had obtained the qualifications. Oakville’s percentage is slightly higher at 76.4% followed by Burlington and Milton at 71% and Halton Hills at 63%.”

      Average Household Net Worth, 2017

      Oakville: $1,303,745.45
      Burlington: $862,226.86
      Halton Hills: $816,020.23
      Milton: $721,123.73

      http://www.macleans.ca/economy/canadas-richest-places-2017/

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