Population 15 years and over by highest degree, certificate or diploma (1986 to 2006 Census)

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Population 15 years and over by highest degree, certificate or diploma (1986 to 2006 Census)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
Total 19,634,100 21,304,740 22,628,925 23,901,360 25,664,220
No degree, certificate or diploma 9,384,100 8,639,900 8,331,615 7,935,075 6,098,325
High school graduation certificate 3,985,820 4,967,330 5,217,205 5,499,885 6,553,420
Trades certificate or diploma 1,969,650 2,342,105 2,372,000 2,598,925 2,785,420
College certificate or diploma 2,034,465 2,494,460 3,181,845 3,578,400 4,435,140
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 381,585 441,200 525,565 601,425 1,136,145
Bachelor's degree 1,254,250 1,585,775 1,979,465 2,411,475 2,981,465
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 189,000 264,845 310,820 382,955 493,540
Medical degree 74,945 90,835 105,050 122,535 136,845
Master's degree 293,335 394,750 501,505 642,055 866,975
Earned doctorate 66,950 83,545 103,855 128,625 176,945

For more statistical information, consult 2006 Census.

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