Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Determinants Of Health

Education

Overall
By Municipality
By Sex
By Employment
By Indigenous Status
By Immigrant Status
By Recent Immigrant Status
By Visible Minority Status
By Francophone Population
​By Low Income

Overalll

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, 29.8% (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.

Highest Certificate, Diploma or degree among Simcoe Muskoka Adults (aged 25-64) in 2016

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In comparison, 65.1% (or 4,707,165) of Ontario residents aged 25 to 64 completed a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, 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.

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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.

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By Municipality

In Simcoe County, 58.3% (or 147,845) of the population aged 25-64 had a post-secondary certificate, degree or diploma in 2016 and 12% (or 30,400) reported no certificate, diploma or degree.

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

Median Earnings

Among Simcoe County adults (aged 25-64) that were working full time for a full year in 2015, the median earnings were $76,491 for those with a bachelor’s degree, $60,921 for those with an apprenticeship certificate or diploma, $56,100 for those with a college certificate or diploma, and $49,455 for those with a high school diploma as their highest level of education.

Among Muskoka District adults (aged 25-64) that were working full time for a full year in 2015, the median earnings were $ 69,332 for those with a bachelor’s degree, $52,164 for those with an apprenticeship certificate or diploma, $50,111 for those with a college certificate or diploma, and $42,401 for those with a high school diploma as their highest level of education.

There were noticeable differences in median employment earnings by sex as seen in the charts below.
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The major field of study among those who reported a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree differed between men and women which may influence employment earnings.

By Employment

A higher proportion of Simcoe Muskoka adults (aged 25-64) with a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (84% or 141,380) were participating in the labour force (either employed or seeking employment) in 2016 compared to adults with a high school certificate or diploma (78% or 66,005) or adults without a certificate, diploma or degree (66% or 22,605).

The unemployment rate (i.e. those seeking employment) was 5% (or 6,390) for Simcoe Muskoka adults with a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, 6% (or 3,880) for adults with a high school certificate or diploma and 9% (2,045) for adults without a certificate, diploma or degree in 2016.

By Indigenous Status

According to the 2016 Census, approximately 53% (or 6,650) of Indigenous adults aged 25-64 living in Simcoe Muskoka had attained a post-secondary certificate, degree or diploma in 2016. Though this was slightly lower compared to the general Simcoe Muskoka population (58% or 165,440) this was an increase from 50% (or 3,930) in 2006.

By Immigrant Status

A slightly higher proportion of immigrants aged 25-64 living in Simcoe Muskoka had a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (61% or 23160) compared to the overall Simcoe Muskoka population (58% or 165,440). Simcoe Muskoka’s immigrant population had a slightly higher proportion without a certificate, diploma or degree (13% or 4,815) than Simcoe Muskoka’s overall population (12% or 34,055).

By Recent Immigrant Status

A higher proportion of recent immigrants (i.e. immigrated within the past 5 years of the Census) aged 25-64 living in Simcoe Muskoka had a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (69% or 1,990) compared to the overall Simcoe Muskoka Population (58% or 165,440).

Simcoe Muskoka’s recent immigration population also had a slightly lower proportion without a certificate, diploma or degree (10% or 280) than Simcoe Muskoka’s overall population (12% or 34,055).

By Visible Minority Status

A higher proportion of Simcoe Muskoka residents aged 25-64 that identified with a visible minority population had a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (62% or 11,555) compared to the Simcoe Muskoka population overall (58% or 165,440). The visible minority population in Simcoe Muskoka also had a slightly lower proportion without a certificate, diploma or degree (11% or 2,085) than Simcoe Muskoka’s overall population (12% or 34,055).

By Francophone Population

A higher proportion of the adult Francophone population (aged 25-64) in Simcoe Muskoka had a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (66% or 5,295) compared to the Simcoe Muskoka population overall (58% or 165,440). Simcoe Muskoka’s Francophone population also had a lower percentage without a certificate, diploma or degree (8% or 670) compared to the overall population (12% or 34,055) in 2016.

By Low Income

A lower proportion of Simcoe Muskoka residents living in low income in 2015 based on the Low Income Measure after tax (LIM-AT) had attained a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (46% or 14,360) compared to Simcoe Muskoka’s overall population (58% or 165,440). A higher proportion of those living in low income reported no certificate, diploma or degree (21% or 6,695) compared to Simcoe Muskoka’s overall population (12% or 34,055).

In comparison, 20% (or 188,010) of Ontarians living in low income in 2015 reported that they did not have a certificate, diploma or degree.

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