Census data shows Oak Bay is one of the most highly educated populations in Canada. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Census 2016: Oak Bay one of most highly educated populations in world

Largest gender gap in education in Oak Bay is in architecture, engineering, and related technologies

The findings of the 2016 census were released yesterday (Nov. 29), and show that in a country with the highest proportion of college graduates among developed nations, Oak Bay is in the top contenders nationally, making this community one of the most educated in the world.

Looking at education levels for the population between 25 and 64, the national average for population with a university certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above is 28.5 per cent. While B.C. registers at 34 per cent, and Victoria at 42 per cent – Oak Bay comes in at 59 per cent. If trades and college certificates are included, the rate is even higher.

Oak Bay follows the national trend that sees more women than men with bachelors and masters degrees. The numbers for doctorates are almost identical for men and women. An anomaly within Oak Bay is in the category of degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry. Nationally, 51 per cent of people holding those degrees are female; however, in Oak Bay, more than twice as many men do than women.

The largest gender gap in education within Oak Bay is in architecture, engineering, and related technologies which sees one woman to every 10 men.


 

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

Just Posted

Friends, family remember Dan Sealey, stepson of Minister of Agriculture, in private gathering

Lana Popham confirmed Sealey died of an accidental drug overdose earlier this month at age 23

PHOTOS: Uptown lights up the holiday season

Annual event drew crowd of all ages for parade and Christmas tree lighting

New figures show City of Victoria spent $30,000 to remove Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Mommy’s Inside Voice: A little piece of you

Mommy’s Inside Voice is a biweekly column by Amie Jay, a local mother of three

High school graduation rates on the rise in Greater Victoria

High school completion up from 71 to 86.8 per cent over 10 years

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Greater Victoria holiday craft fair roundup for Nov. 16 to 18

Check off all of the items on your shopping list at these great events

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

Most Read