Table E.1.2.1
Participation rate in education among 15- to 29-year-olds, by age group and type of institution attended, Canada, provincesNote 1 and territoriesNote 1, 1995/1996, 2000/2001 and 2005/2006 to 2010/2011

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Table E.1.2.1
Participation rate in education among 15- to 29-year-olds, by age group and type of institution attended, Canada, provincesNote 1 and territoriesNote 1, 1995/1996, 2000/2001 and 2005/2006 to 2010/2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of participation rate in education among 15- to 29-year-olds. This information is grouped by age group, 15 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, primary/secondary, college, university and total (appearing as column headers), calculated using percent as a unit of measure.
  Age group
15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 29
Primary/
Secondary
College University Total Primary/
Secondary
College University Total College University TotalNote 2
percent
Canada (provinces only)Note 3  
2010/2011 59 12 11 82 2 11 27 40 4 8 13
2009/2010 61 11 10 82 2 12 26 39 4 8 13
2008/2009 60 11 10 81 2 12 24 37 4 8 12
2007/2008 61 11 9 81 2 11 25 38 4 8 12
2006/2007 61 11 10 81 2 11 25 38 4 8 12
2005/2006 62 10 9 81 2 11 25 38 F 8 12
2000/2001 64 11 6 81 2 13 21 35 4 6 11
1995/1996 63 11 7 81 2 12 20 34 4 5 10
Newfoundland and Labrador  
2010/2011 65 7Note E 11 83 x 15 21 36 4Note E 7Note E 11
2009/2010 58 8Note E 14 80 x 16 23 39 3Note E 8Note E 11
2008/2009 58 8 12 78 x 10 28 40 4Note E 8Note E 13
2007/2008 61 7 16 83 x 10 28 39 3Note E 8Note E 12
2006/2007 66 7 12 84 x 10 28 38 4Note E 9Note E 13
2005/2006 68 4Note E 13 85 x 11 26 37 2Note E 7Note E 9Note E
2000/2001 64 6 13 83 x 13 23 37 3Note E 6Note E 10
1995/1996 60 6 13 79 x 14 18 32 5 5Note E 10
Prince Edward Island  
2010/2011 59 5Note E 16 81 x 10 27 37 3Note E 8Note E 12
2009/2010 65 6Note E 13 84 x 7 27 35 5Note E 8Note E 13
2008/2009 61 4Note E 15 80 x 8Note E 25Note E 34 4Note E 3Note E 8Note E
2007/2008 62 5Note E 14 81 x 9 27 36 6Note E 6Note E 12Note E
2006/2007 65 4Note E 14 83 x 9 24 34 3Note E 5Note E 8
2005/2006 67 4Note E 14 85 x 7 22 29 3 6Note E 9
2000/2001 65 4Note E 12 82 x 13 20 33 4Note E 5Note E 9
1995/1996 62 4Note E 12 78 x 6Note E 19 26 4Note E 3Note E 7
Nova Scotia  
2010/2011 64 7 10 82 1Note E 7 27 36 3Note E 8 11
2009/2010 66 5 12 83 1Note E 10 23 34 3Note E 8 11
2008/2009 65 5 12 83 x 7 23 31 3Note E 6 9
2007/2008 65 5 11 82 x 9 26 36 3Note E 5 9
2006/2007 65 5 12 82 1Note E 8 28 36 3Note E 8 12
2005/2006 67 4 13 84 1Note E 5 29 35 3 8 11
2000/2001 66 6 12 84 1Note E 8 23 32 3Note E 5 8
1995/1996 69 4 12 85 2Note E 6 19 27 2Note E 4Note E 7
New Brunswick  
2010/2011 61 5 16 82 x 9 23 33 3Note E 7Note E 10
2009/2010 63 7 13 83 x 8 22 30 2Note E 7 9
2008/2009 64 4 13 81 x 9 20 30 2Note E 6 8
2007/2008 66 5 14 84 x 8 23 32 3Note E 5 8
2006/2007 65 6 11 82 x 7 27 35 2Note E 7 9
2005/2006 65 5Note E 11 82 x 6 26 33 3Note E 5Note E 8
2000/2001 63 6 10 80 x 8 18 27 3Note E 4 6
1995/1996 60 5 12 77 x 7 16 23 3 4Note E 6
Quebec  
2010/2011 49 29 4 81 3 12 27 42 3 12 16
2009/2010 49 27 3 79 4 12 26 42 3 11 15
2008/2009 50 25 3 78 4 12 27 43 2 10 14
2007/2008 51 26 3 80 4 10 26 40 3 10 14
2006/2007 53 23 4 80 3 11 25 38 3 11 15
2005/2006 53 24 3 80 4 9 26 39 3 10 14
2000/2001 51 24 4 79 3 11 21 35 3 8 13
1995/1996 50 27 3 79 2 12 22 36 3 8 12
Ontario  
2010/2011 64 8 14 87 1 14 29 44 5 6 11
2009/2010 66 8 13 86 2 13 29 43 5 8 13
2008/2009 65 7 13 85 2 13 25 40 4 8 12
2007/2008 65 7 13 85 2 13 29 43 4 7 12
2006/2007 64 7 13 84 2 13 28 42 4 7 12
2005/2006 66 7 12 85 1 13 28 42 4 7 11
2000/2001 72 7 5 84 2 14 24 39 5 5 10
1995/1996 72 6 7 85 3 15 22 40 4 5 10
Manitoba  
2010/2011 62 3 13 79 2 7 24 32 4 8 13
2009/2010 62 3 13 78 2Note E 7 22 31 4 8 13
2008/2009 60 3 13 77 2Note E 6 25 33 4 8 13
2007/2008 62 3 12 76 1Note E 7 24 33 3 8 12
2006/2007 63 3 10 77 1Note E 7 25 33 3 5 10
2005/2006 63 4 12 80 2Note E 8 26 36 3 8 12
2000/2001 63 3 10 76 2Note E 8 22 31 4 6 10
1995/1996 61 3Note E 12 76 2Note E 5 17 23 3Note E 6 9
Saskatchewan  
2010/2011 63 4 11 78 1Note E 6 23 31 3 7 10
2009/2010 64 3 9 77 1Note E 7 21 29 3 7 10
2008/2009 62 3 9 74 2Note E 6 21 28 3 6 9
2007/2008 63 4 10 76 1Note E 6 21 29 3Note E 7 10
2006/2007 64 3 10 77 1Note E 5 22 28 2Note E 8 10
2005/2006 65 3 10 78 1Note E 5 26 32 3 8 11
2000/2001 64 3 10 78 1Note E 7 23 31 3 7 10
1995/1996 61 3 11 75 1Note E 4 20 25 3Note E 6 9
Alberta  
2010/2011 61 5 12 77 1Note E 8 22 31 3 7 10
2009/2010 64 5 9 78 1Note E 10 19 30 3 5 9
2008/2009 59 8 6 73 xNote E 12 14 27 4 5 9
2007/2008 61 6 7 75 1Note E 10 16 27 5 5 10
2006/2007 59 7 7 74 1Note E 11 17 29 3 5 9
2005/2006 60 8 8 75 xNote E 12 17 29 4 5 10
2000/2001 61 8 5 75 1Note E 12 15 28 5 6 11
1995/1996 63 6 7 76 1Note E 10 16 27 5 5 9
British Columbia  
2010/2011 59 7 13 79 1Note E 10 28 39 5 8 13
2009/2010 60 8 12 80 1Note E 12 25 38 4 8 13
2008/2009 60 7 12 80 1Note E 12 23 36 4 8 12
2007/2008 60 8 8 77 1Note E 14 23 38 5 7 12
2006/2007 61 8 9 78 1Note E 12 22 34 6 8 14
2005/2006 61 9 8 78 1 16 21 38 6 8 15
2000/2001 63 9 7 79 1Note E 16 16 34 6 5 12
1995/1996 60 9 8 77 1Note E 13 15 29 5 3 9
Yukon  
2010/2011 55 x 9Note E 69 .. 10Note E x 18Note E x x x
2009/2010 62 x x 69 x x x 16Note E x x x
2008/2009 57 x x 66 x x x 15Note E x x x
2007/2008 64 x x 69 x x x 23Note E x x x
2006/2007 61 x x 72 x F F 27Note E x x x
2005/2006 57 x x 73 x x x 21Note E x x x
2000/2001 64 9Note E x 79 x 18Note E x 26Note E x x x
1995/1996 56 13Note E x 76 x 13Note E 13Note E 27Note E x x x
Northwest TerritoriesNote 4  
2010/2011 70 x x 76 x 8 8Note E 22 x x x
2009/2010 70 x x 77 11Note E 10Note E x 23Note E x x 8Note E
2008/2009 65 x x 74 x 10Note E x 20 x x x
2007/2008 66 x x 75 x 9Note E 6Note E 18Note E x x x
2006/2007 69 x 6Note E 78 x 10Note E 8Note E 19Note E x x x
2005/2006 69 x x 76 x x 8Note E 16Note E x x 8Note E
2000/2001Note 5 71 x x 77 x 10 x 21 x x x
1995/1996 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
NunavutNote 4  
2010/2011 62 x x 65 x x x 14Note E x x x
2009/2010 65 x x 67 x x x 18 x x x
2008/2009 64 x x 66 x x x 12Note E x x x
2007/2008 62 x x 66 x x x 12Note E x x x
2006/2007 68 x x 69 x x .. 14Note E x x x
2005/2006 64 x x 69 x x x F x x x
2000/2001 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1995/1996 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
.. not available for a specific reference period
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Province or territory of usual residence.
2. Includes primary/secondary.
3. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using results from the provinces; the territories are excluded.
4.LFS data are only available from 2000/2001 for the Northwest Territories, and from 2004 for Nunavut (10 largest communities).
5. Coefficients of variation (used to indicate data quality) are not available.
Notes: As of January 2011, Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates reflect population counts based on the 2006 Census, as well as updates to industry, occupation and geography classification systems. LFS data for 1996 through 2010 have been revised based on these modifications. For more information, please see Improvements to the Labour Force Survey (LFS): The 2011 Revisions of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Statistics Canada Catalogue no.71F0031X, published January 28, 2011.
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 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.
Figures may not add up to totals because of rounding.
Caution should be exercised in interpreting the ratios for the provinces and territories and differences in ratios between the provinces/territories and over time, as small estimates may present fairly high sampling variability. Estimates for small geographic areas, small age groups, or for cross-classified variables will be associated with larger variability.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, data published June 2011.
Updated December 14, 2011.
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