Friday, October 17, 2008

Statistics on First Generation Students

I have a request for statistics on ‘first generation students’ (i.e. students who are the first in their family to pursue post-secondary education) in London, either current or future. I haven’t found anything that specific, so I have been trying to find data that links education with family size.

The only statistics I’ve come up with so far is a 2001 table: Highest Level of Schooling of Father (9), Highest Level of Schooling of Mother (9), Age Groups of Children (5) and Family Structure (3) for Children Under 18 Years of Age in Couple Families, for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2001 Census - 20% Sample Data - Cat. No. 97F0021XCB2001003

I found this under the 2001 topic: Social and economic characteristics of individuals, families and households. I haven’t located anything similar, either table or topic, in the 2006 Census.

Any suggestions on further statistics, either from the 2006 Census or otherwise, would be greatly appreciated.

Questions pertaining to education on the census questionnaire changed substantially between 2001 and 2006, principally to reflect developments in Canada's education system. These changes mean that comparisons with data from previous censuses is not always possible. That may be why you are having trouble finding an equivalent table from the 2006 Census. More information on the changes is provided at the following link:

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