Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Determinants Of Health

Education

Overall
By Aboriginal Status
By Immigrant Status
By Francophone Population
By Low Income

Overall

According to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), among Simcoe Muskoka adults aged 25 to 64 years, 59% (or almost 158,000 people) had completed a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree; 29% (or 77,000) had completed a high school diploma or equivalent; while 12%, or over 33,000 people, had reported not having a certificate, diploma or degree.

Ontario's adults had a higher percentage of its population with a postsecondary (college or university) certificate, diploma or degree (65% or 4,547,145) when compared to Simcoe Muskoka adults (59%).
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By Aboriginal Status

In Simcoe Muskoka, a higher percentage of people who identified themselves as being Aboriginal reported having no certificate, diploma or degree (20% or 2,010) as compared to the overall Simcoe Muskoka population (12% or 33,445). In addition, fewer reported having a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (51% or 5,210) compared to the overall Simcoe Muskoka population (59% or 157,895). 

By Immigrant Status

Simcoe Muskoka residents that identified themselves as immigrants had similar levels of education as the overall population of Simcoe Muskoka, with a slightly higher proportion with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (61% or 19,875) compared to the population overall (59% or 157,895). Simcoe Muskoka’s immigrant population had a slightly higher proportion without a certificate, diploma or degree (13% or 4,210) than Simcoe Muskoka’s overall population (12% or 33,445).

By Francophone Population

Similar to the population who identified themselves as being immigrants, the Francophone population in Simcoe Muskoka had a slightly higher proportion with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (61% or 4,565) compared to the Simcoe Muskoka population overall (59% or 157,895). Simcoe Muskoka’s Francophone population also had a slightly lower percentage without a certificate, diploma or degree (11% or 850) compared to the overall population (12% or 33,445).

By Low Income

In Simcoe Muskoka, 21% (or 6,445) of the population between the ages of 25 and 64 years that were living below the low income level in 2010 (based on the Low Income Measure after tax [LIM-AT]), did not have a certificate, diploma or degree. Forty-seven percent (47% or 14,565) of those living below the low income level in 2010 in Simcoe Muskoka reported having a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

In comparison, 20% (or 180,545) of Ontarians living in low income in 2010 reported that they did not have a certificate, diploma or degree.  
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