Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Determinants Of Health

Education

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

Overall

According to the 2016 Census, 58.2% (or almost 165,440 people) of Simcoe Muskoka adults aged 25 to 64 years had completed a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, 39.8% (or 84,810) had a high school diploma or equivalent as the highest educational credential earned, and 12.0%, or 34,055 people, reported not having a certificate, diploma or degree. In comparison, 65.1% (or 4,707,165) of Ontario residents aged 25 to 64 completed a post-secondary, 24.5% (or 1,768,955) had a high school diploma or equivalent as the highest educational credential earned, and 10.4% (or 752,995) did not have a high school diploma or certificate.

Education SM and Ontario

The percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 without a high school diploma decreased from 15.5% in 2006 to 12% in 2016 and the percentage of adults that reported completing a post-secondary degree or diploma increased from 55.9% in 2006 to 58.2% in 2016 in Simcoe Muskoka.

Education 2006 and 2016

Among those who reported completing a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma in Simcoe Muskoka, a large percentage (51%) had completed a college or other non-university certificate or diploma. In addition, 31.5% completed a university degree, certificate or diploma at or above the bachelor level and 14.7% completed an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma.

In contrast, among those who reported completing a post-secondary degree in Ontario, the largest proportion (49%) completed a university degree, certificate or diploma at or above the bachelor level. In addition, 38% completed a college or other non-university certificate or diploma and 9% completed an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma.

By Municipality

Municipalities with the highest percentage of the population with a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma included Christian Island (30 & 30A) with 70% (or 245 persons), followed by Springwater (67.5% or 6,975 persons), and Oro-Medonte (67.5% or 7,685). These were also the only communities in Simcoe Muskoka to have a higher percentage of the population with a post-secondary degree, certificate, or diploma compared to Ontario (65.1%) in 2016.

Municipalities in Simcoe County with the highest percentage of the population aged 25-64 without a high school diploma included Mnjikaning First Nation 32 (24.2% or 115 persons), Orillia (16.1% or 2,495 persons), and Penetanguishene (15.2% or 665 persons).

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In the District of Muskoka, 57.7% (or 17,595 persons) of the population aged 25-64 had a post-secondary degree or diploma in 2016. Lake of Bays had the highest percentage of the population with a post-secondary degree in the District of Muskoka with 60.1% (or 940 persons), followed by Huntsville (59.8% or 6,225 persons), and Muskoka Lakes (59.2% or 1,990).

Municipalities in the District of Muskoka with the highest percent of the population aged 25-64 without a high school diploma included Moose Point 79 (34.8% or 40 persons), Georgian Bay (23.9% or 300 persons), and Gravenhurst (15.1% or 870 persons).

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By Sex

Among all municipalities in Simcoe Muskoka, a higher percentage of the female population aged 25-64 years had completed a post-secondary degree or diploma while a higher percentage of the male population reported no high school diploma. Within Simcoe Muskoka 61.6% of females had completed a post-secondary degree or diploma (vs. 54.6% of males) and 14.2% of males reported no high school diploma (vs. 9.9% females).

Education by Sex 2016

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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