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Table E.1.2
Participation rate in education, by education level and age group, Canada and provinces, 1996/1997 and 2006/2007

Standard table symbols

  Age group
15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 29
percentage
Canada  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 65 2 1
College 11 12 4
University 7 20 6
Total 82 35 10
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 61 2 x
College 11 11 4
University 10 25 8
Total 81 38 12
Newfoundland and Labrador  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 66 1** x
College 6 12 3*
University 12 19 5*
Total 85 32 9
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 66 x x
College 7 10 4*
University 12 28 9*
Total 85 38 13
Prince Edward Island  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 64 x x
College 5* 9* 3*
University 12 15 2**
Total 81 24 6
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 65 x x
College 4* 9 3*
University 14 24 5*
Total 83 34 8
Nova Scotia  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 69 3* x
College 4 7 2*
University 13 23 5
Total 86 33 8
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 65 1** x
College 5 8 3*
University 12 28 9
Total 82 37 12
New Brunswick  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 65 1* x
College 5 8 3*
University 13 18 4*
Total 83 27 7
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 64 x x
College 6 7 2*
University 11 27 7
Total 82 35 9
Quebec  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 52 3 1*
College 26 11 3
University 3 22 7
Total 81 37 11
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 53 3 1
College 23 11 3
University 4 25 11
Total 80 39 15
Ontario  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 74 3 1*
College 6 15 5
University 6 22 5
Total 86 40 11
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 64 2 x
College 7 13 4
University 13 28 7
Total 85 43 12
Manitoba  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 62 1 x
College 3 6 3
University 12 20 7
Total 77 28 11
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 64 1* 1*
College 3 7 4
University 10 25 5
Total 77 33 10
Saskatchewan  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 63 2* x
College 3* 6 3*
University 10 20 5
Total 76 27 8
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 65 1** x
College 3 5 2*
University 10 22 7
Total 77 28 9
Alberta  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 63 1* x
College 6 11 5
University 7 18 5
Total 75 30 10
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 59 1* x
College 7 11 3
University 7 17 5
Total 74 29 9
British Columbia  
1996/1997  
Primary/Secondary 65 1* x
College 8 13 5
University 7 16 4
Total 80 30 9
2006/2007  
Primary/Secondary 61 1* x
College 8 12 6
University 9 21 8
Total 78 34 14
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
* indicates a coefficient of variation (CV) between 16.6% and 25%
** indicates a coefficient of variation (CV) greater than 25% and less than or equal to 33.3%
Note: The participation rate is based on a monthly average from September to April.
Data source: Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada.
Table source: Statistics Canada and Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. 2007. Education indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Catalogue no. 81-582-XIE. Ottawa.
Updated June 16, 2008.