Table E.1.6
Percentage of 25-year-oldsNote 1 who ever left high school, by cohortNote 1 and sex, Canada and provincesNote 2, 2005 and 2009

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Table E.1.6
Percentage of 25-year-oldsNote 1 who ever left high school, by cohortNote 1 and sex, Canada and provincesNote 2, 2005 and 2009
  25 years of age in:
December 2005 December 2009
Total Male Female Total Male Female
percent
CanadaNote 3 18.4 22.1 14.6 13.5 16.2 10.7
Newfoundland and Labrador F F x 7.5 9.6Note E 5.4Note E
Prince Edward Island 16.1Note E F F 7.3 9.4Note E 5.4Note E
Nova Scotia 17.8 26.7Note E 8.3Note E 11.4 12.6 10.1Note E
New Brunswick 8.6Note E 11.6Note E x 8.5 10.8Note E 6.2Note E
Quebec 21.4 28.9 13.8Note E 22.0 28.0 15.7
Ontario 16.9 19.2 14.5Note E 11.1 12.7 9.6Note E
Manitoba 18.5Note E 21.3Note E 15.5Note E 13.4 13.4Note E 12.9Note E
Saskatchewan 15.0 19.6Note E 10.2Note E 8.9 7.9Note E 9.9Note E
Alberta 24.9 27.5Note E 21.9Note E 12.7 16.7 8.1Note E
British Columbia 16.9Note E 16.8Note E 17.0Note E 10.0 10.9Note E 9.0Note E
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. The two longitudinal cohorts from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) were used for this table. One consists of individuals who were 18 to 20 years of age in Cycle 1 of YITS in 1999. Of this cohort, only the individuals who were 25 years of age in December 2005 (those who were 19 years of age in December 1999) were selected for this table. The other cohort consists of individuals who were 15 years of age in Cycle 1 of YITS in 1999. However, because of changes over time in the population of young adults in Canada, primarily due to immigration and emigration, neither cohort represents a cross-section of the overall population at age 25 in December 2005 or December 2009. Data in this table reflect the situation of the two initial cohorts at the end of December 2005 and at the end of December 2009.
2. The 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 reported 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 left elementary or secondary school. However, it is not possible to differentiate between those who left in elementary school and those who left in secondary school. Further analysis, based on age at which respondents last attended school, indicates that the numbers who left in elementary school are very small.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), Cycles 4 and 6.
Updated December 14, 2011.
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