Educational Attainment


Educational attainment measures the highest level of formal schooling community members have completed.

Measurement and Limitations

Educational attainment is measured as the highest level of formal education completed by individuals 25 and over. There are five levels of educational attainment measured: no certificate or diploma, a secondary school diploma or equivalent; a registered apprenticeship or other trades certificate or diploma; a college, CEGEP, or other non-university certificate or diploma; and a university degree, certificate, or diploma.

This indicator only takes into account the highest level of education completed.

Data source

Statistics Canada. 2017. Cumberland, CTY [Census subdivision], Nova Scotia and Cumberland, CTY [Census division], Nova Scotia (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.

Historical data can be found here

2016, *2011, 2006

* In 2011, 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


Educational Attainment in the Sustainable Development Goals

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