Hamilton Education Level Statistics


Most of the Hamilton population possess High school diploma or equivalent. This accounts for 26.38% of the population. College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma account for 21.37% of the Hamilton population. No certificate, diploma or degree account for 17.67% of the Hamilton population. Bachelor's degree account for 14.17% of the Hamilton population. University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level account for 8.8% of the Hamilton population. Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma account for 7.51% of the Hamilton population. University certificate or diploma below bachelor level account for 4.09% of the Hamilton population.

In Canada, education is seen as the most desirable route to earning a decent living and to enhancing personal growth and happiness. Educated people not only earn higher incomes but also contribute disproportionally to business innovation, productivity, and national economic performance. There is a strong and direct relationship between investments in education, educational attainment, and economic growth. A 2003 multi-country study from the European Commission found that if the national average educational attainment level is increased by a single year, aggregate productivity increases by 6.2 per cent right away, and by a further 3.1 per cent in the long run. Recent evidence also suggests that educated people make decisions that lead to healthier and longer lives. Education drives success.

StatisticPercentage
High school diploma or equivalent26.38 %
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma21.37 %
No certificate, diploma or degree17.67 %
Bachelor's degree14.17 %
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level8.80 %
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma7.51 %
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level4.09 %
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