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ERIC Number: ED120419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Education and Training of British Columbia's Adult Population: Extracts from 1971 Census Reports.
Dickinson, Gary
The report, consisting of tabular compilations and interpretations of adult data from the 1971 Canadian Census, is presented for the interest and use of adult educators. The data, based on a one-third sample of the total population, pertains to the educational and training levels of British Columbia's adult population. The census showed that 7.5% of the adult population had less than a fifth grade education. Levels of schooling tended to be higher in urban than in rural areas; 35.7% of rural adults compared to 27.4% of urban adults had less than a ninth grade level education. A wide range of schooling was indicated for the members of 11 ethnic groups. A total of 260,275 persons or 16.5% of persons aged 15 and over had completed a vocational course, which represented a higher rate of training than in any other Canadian province. The largest number of adults had completed courses in fields classified as office and secretarial; manufacturing, assembling, and repairing; health; and service. The highest rate of vocational course completion was in the 25-34 age group and for those who had attended grade 13. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Pacific Association for Continuing Education, Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada