Over 70% of Western Region residents, which includes Digby, have a certificate, diploma or degree. The percentage of persons with a College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma is slightly higher than the Nova Scotia average.
|Characteristics||Western Region||Western Region (%)||Nova Scotia (%)|
|Total population 25 to 64 years||27,203||100.0||523,574|
|No certificate, diploma or degree||7,249||26.6||14.3|
|High school certificate or equivalent||5,446||20.0||21.7|
|Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree||14,508||53.3||64.1|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or
|College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma||7,113||26.1||23.1|
|University certificate or diploma below bachelor level||820||3.0||4.0|
|University certificate or degree||3,009||11.1||24.0|
|University certificate or diploma above bachelor level||1,160||4.3||8.6|
Source: Western REN from Human Resources and Skills Development, Canada's Labour Market Information Services (2016).