Education and prosperity are closely linked.
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Kitchener" refer to the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).
The greater the Number of People who have Graduated From High School, the more prepared the community is for jobs requiring skills. This graph includes students in the 15-17 age range who would not be expected to have graduated yet.
- Waterloo Region: 25.6 %
- Hamilton: 25.7 %
- London: 26.2 %
- Windsor: 29.9 %
Post-Secondary Education is a key to a community's ability to create new jobs and wealth.
- Waterloo Region: 47.4
- Guelph: 47.1
- Sudbury: 48.6
- Toronto: 51.9
- Ottawa: 59.6
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, available by special request program A050705.
Adult Prose Literacy Scores in the 276-325 range are considered "level 3" proficiency - the proficiency level required for a modern economy and knowledge society.
- Waterloo Region: 279
- Sudbury: 266
- Toronto: 272
- Guelph: 286
- Ottawa: 295
Source: Canadian Council on Learning, based on International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey 2003
The Percent of Homes with Access to the Internet is an indicator of how prepared the population is to access the variety of knowledge and information that is available to them.
- Waterloo Region: 3,863
Source: Statistics Canada Summary Tables for Municipalities, http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/comm13n.htm