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Table E.1.6
Percentage of a cohort of 26- to 28-year-olds1 who ever left high school, by sex, Canada and provinces,2 2007

  Total Male Female
Canada3 17.3 19.1 15.5
Newfoundland and Labrador 8.3E 10.8E 5.7E
Prince Edward Island F F 11.3E
Nova Scotia 12.1 15.1 8.8E
New Brunswick 9.7E 14.1E F
Quebec 22.6 28.2 16.7
Ontario 14.8 13.8 15.7
Manitoba 20.8 23.0 18.5E
Saskatchewan 12.7 14.1 11.4E
Alberta 20.2 23.1 17.3
British Columbia 16.7 16.5E 16.8E
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. The longitudinal cohort used in this table consists of persons who were 18 to 20 years old in the first cycle of YITS, in 1999. They are representative of Canadians who were 18 to 20 years of age as of December 1999. However, because of changes over time in the population of young adults in Canada, primarily due to immigration and emigraion, the cohort is does not represent a cross-section of the overall population at ages 26 to 28. Data in this table reflect the situation of this cohort at the end of December 2007.
2. Province in which high school was last attended; further analysis indicates that the incidence of interprovincial migration among respondents who had ever left high school is low, less than 1%.
3. Respondents who did not attend elementary or high school in Canada at all, or who last attended high school in the United States or another country, are not included in this table. Respondents who report last attending high school in one of the territories are included in the Canada total, but the territories are not shown separately due to small sample size.
Notes: YITS asks all respondents whether they have ever dropped out of elementary or secondary school. However, it is not possible to differentiate those who dropped out of elementary school from those who dropped out of secondary school. Further analysis, based on age at which respondents last attended school, indicates that the numbers who dropped out of elementary school are very small.
Source: Statistics Canada, Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), Cycle 5.
Updated April 29, 2010.