Level of Education

Over 70% of Western Region residents, which includes Digby, have a certificate, diploma or degree. The percentage of persons with a College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma is slightly higher than the Nova Scotia average.

Characteristics

Western Region

Western Region (%)

Nova Scotia (%)

Total population 25 to 64 years

27,203

100.0

523,574

No certificate, diploma or degree

7,249

26.6

14.3

High school certificate or equivalent

5,446

20.0

21.7

Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree

14,508

53.3

64.1

Apprenticeship or trades certificate or
diploma

3,566

13.1

12.9

College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma

7,113

26.1

23.1

University certificate or diploma below bachelor level

820

3.0

4.0

University certificate or degree

3,009

11.1

24.0

Bachelor's degree

1,850

6.8

15.5

University certificate or diploma above bachelor level

1,160

4.3

8.6

Source: Western REN from Human Resources and Skills Development, Canada's Labour Market Information Services (2016).

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