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Table E.1.1
Participation rate in education, by age and type of institution attended, Canada, 1995/1996, 2000/2001 and 2004/2005 to 2008/2009

Standard table symbols

  Age
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
percent
2008/2009
Primary/Secondary 95 94 76 27 10 3 2 1 1 1 1E 1E 0s,E 0s,E 1E
College 1E 1 9 21 23 18 14 11 8 7 5 4 4 3 2
University 0s,E F 2 20 26 29 30 24 20 15 11 9 8 6 5
Total 96 95 88 67 58 50 47 36 30 23 17 14 12 10 8
2007/2008
Primary/Secondary 95 93 77 28 10 3 2 1 1 1 1E 0s,E 1E 0s,E 1E
College 1E 1E 10 21 23 17 13 10 9 8 5 4 3 3 3
University 0s,E 0s,E 2 17 27 32 30 27 21 16 10 9 8 7 5
Total 96 94 89 67 60 52 45 38 31 25 16 14 12 11 8
2006/2007
Primary/Secondary 95 93 77 28 9 3 2 1 1 1E 1E 0s,E 0s,E 1E 0s,E
College 1 1 9 20 23 18 12 11 8 7 5 5 4 3 3
University 0s,E 0s,E 2 19 27 28 32 28 21 15 12 9 8 6 5
Total 96 95 88 66 59 49 46 39 31 23 18 14 12 10 8
2005/2006
Primary/Secondary 95 92 76 30 10 4 2 1 1 1E 0s,E 1E 0s,E 0s,E 0s,E
College 1 1 9 20 23 18 12 10 10 7 5 4 4 3 3
University 0s,E 0s,E 2 18 27 29 30 27 21 18 11 9 8 6 5
Total 96 93 87 69 60 51 45 38 31 25 16 14 12 10 8
2004/2005
Primary/Secondary 96 94 78 29 8 3 2 1E 1 1E 1E 0s,E 0s,E 0s,E 0s,E
College 1E 1 9 22 23 20 15 12 9 7 5 4 4 3 3
University 0s,E 0s,E 2 16 25 27 28 27 22 16 12 10 7 6 6
Total 97 95 88 67 57 50 45 41 32 24 17 15 12 9 9
2000/2001
Primary/Secondary 95 92 74 36 11 3 1 1 1 1E 0s,E 1E 0s,E 0s,E 0s,E
College 1 2 10 21 24 19 15 12 8 7 6 5 4 4 4
University x F 1 11 22 25 26 22 17 12 8 5 5 5 4
Total 96 94 86 68 56 48 42 35 26 20 14 11 10 9 8
1995/1996
Primary/Secondary 97 93 67 35 12 5 2 2E 1E 1E 1E 0s,E 1E 1E 0s,E
College 0s,E 2E 14 22 23 18 14 11 9 7 6 5 3 3 3
University x x 3 13 22 26 27 21 16 12 8 6 5 4 3
Total 98 95 85 70 57 49 43 34 26 19 14 11 8 8 6

0s value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published

Notes: The participation rate is based on a monthly average from September to April and includes full-time and part-time attendance. 'Other' types of education from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are not included in the three types of schools: primary or secondary school; community college, junior college or CEGEP; and university, and are excluded from the numerators for the totals.
The elimination of Grade 13 (Ontario Academic Credits (OAC)) in Ontario after 2002/2003 may have affected participation rates at certain ages.
LFS estimates for Canada are derived using results from the provinces; the territories are excluded. Figures may not add up to totals because of rounding. Some cells may show small revisions compared with past Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) tables due to minor differences in table production.
Caution should be exercised in interpreting the provincial ratios and differences in ratios between provinces and over time, as small estimates may present fairly high sampling variability. Estimates for small geographic areas, for small age-groups or for cross-classified variables will be associated with larger variability.
"E" indicates that the estimate has a coefficient of variation ranging between greater than 16.5% and less than or equal to 33.3%.
"F" indicates that the estimate has a coefficient of variation of greater than 33.3%.

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey. Version updated August 2009.

Updated February 25, 2010.