The Education domain considers the educational and skill levels of the population, and the ability of children and adults to participate in a competitive workplace. In the Canadian Index of Wellbeing table below, the indicators report on Academic Achievement, Measuring Progress, Child Care, Library Programs. These indicators are supplemented with data reporting on EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) scores, and data from the municipal Children’s Services departments.
|Academic Achievement||Percentage of population 25 years of age and older participating in education-related activities.||F||F||N/A||N/A||4.3||4.0|
|Percentage of population 25 to 29 years of age that have graduated high school. a||84.2||85.4||86.5||89.3||91.9||89.7|
|Percentage of population 25 to 64 years of age with apprenticeship or trade certificates.||8.4||10.4||9.6||7.9||6.2||10.8|
|Percentage of population 25 to 64 years of age with university degree.||16.0||12.7||14.9||21.3||31.9||28.5|
|Measuring Progress||Percentage of elementary schools measuring progress in student health or wellbeing. b||76.9||50.0||72.5||67.1||74.6||-|
|Percentage of elementary schools measuring progress in citizenship skills. b||45.5||0.0||48.4||50.3||43.7||-|
|Percentage of elementary schools measuring progress in creativity. b||33.3||0.0||30.8||28.2||31.6||-|
|Percentage of elementary schools measuring progress in socio-emotional skills. b||20.0||25.0||57.6||56.1||62.9||-|
|Percentage of elementary schools measuring progress in learning environment. b||36.4||75.0||67.6||66.3||71.8||-|
|Child Care||Average amount of time spent interactive (talk-based) child care with children 0 to 14 years of age (minutes per day).||F||F||86.4||N/A||119.2||123.6|
|Percentage of children 0 to 3 years of age for whom there is a regulated/licensed centre-based child care space.||16.6||18.5||22.8||24.4||29.8||-|
|Library Programs||Average number of early literacy and early learning programs per 1,000 children 0 to 6 years of age.||34.5||67.3||65.3||69.9||60.0||75.0|
|Average number of other children's programs per 1,000 children 0 to 14 years of age.||90.2||86.3||82.4||80.3||79.2||78.7|
|Average number of all adult learning programs (i.e., career support and advice, job help, skills training) per 1,000 adult population.||90.2||86.3||82.4||80.3||79.2||78.7|
ND = Data coverage is not sufficiently good to release figures for the rural areas.
a Based on Health Units, which approximate census divisions in most instances.
b Based on school boards, which approximate census divisions in most instances.
F According to Statistics Canada, data are too unreliable to publish.
Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo (July 2020) A Profile of Wellbeing in Perth and Huron Counties: Benchmarking Indicators of Wellbeing based on the CIW, Prepared for: Social Research and Planning Council operated by the United Way Perth Huron.