Table 1
Percentage of people aged 25 to 39 who hold a university degree, 1986-2009

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Table summary
This table displays the results of Percentage of people aged 25 to 39 who hold a university degree.
The information is grouped by Parents' education, Parents' education and sex, Parents' country of birth, Region of birth, and Mother tongue(appearing as row headers),
Canadian-born persons aged 25 to 39 (appearing as column headers),
calculated using percentage with a university degree as a unit of measure.
  Canadian-born persons aged 25 to 39
1986 1994 2000 2003 2006 2009
percentage with a university degree
Total 14.7 20.5* 23.1* 26.4* 30.5* 31.4*
Parents' education  
No university degree or don't know 12.0 17.0* 17.2* 20.1* 22.8* 23.0*
At least one university degree 44.7 49.3 51.1 52.1 54.7* 55.8*
Sex  
Men 16.2 19.9* 22.3* 24.2* 27.6* 26.6*
Women 13.3 21.2* 23.9* 28.6* 33.4* 36.5*
Parents' education and sex  
No university degree or don't know  
Men 13.7 15.7 16.0 17.4* 20.4* 18.1*
Women 10.3 18.3* 18.3* 22.7* 25.3* 28.0*
At least one university degree  
Men 42.5 52.4 49.3 50.6 50.2 50.1
Women 47.1 46.0 53.4 53.6 59.3* 62.0
Parents' country of birth  
Canada 13.6 19.1* 21.2* 23.5* 27.7* 28.9*
At least one foreign-born parent 20.6 26.7 31.0* 36.4* 40.1* 40.2*
Region of birth1  
Atlantic .. 17.1 23.2* 23.2* 24.0* 29.3*
Quebec .. 20.7 22.7 26.4* 31.8* 30.4*
Ontario .. 22.4 24.9 29.0* 31.7* 33.7*
Prairies .. 19.2 21.8 24.7* 28.5* 29.6*
British Columbia .. 18.9 19.6 23.4 32.4* 31.3*
Mother tongue  
English 15.8 20.8* 23.6* 26.7* 29.3* 31.6*
French 11.5 18.1* 21.3* 24.3* 30.4* 29.0*
Other 24.2 30.9 26.9 32.2 42.3* 44.5*
.. not available for a specific reference period
reference group
* statistically significant difference from reference group at p < 0.05
1. For region of birth, the reference group is 1994.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Suvey, 1986, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009.
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