The latest release of data from the 2021 census shows Steinbach trails the national average when it comes to residents with a bachelor's degree or higher.
According to the census, 23.2 per cent of the working-age population in Steinbach reported having a bachelor's degree or higher. That is an increase from 20.5 per cent in the 2016 census. However, it is well below the national average of 32.7 per cent in the most recent census. Canada's average rose from 28.4 per cent in 2016.
Statistics Canada says 19.6 per cent of working-age people in Steinbach had a college certificate or diploma or similar credential in 2021, down slightly from the national average of 21 per cent.
Meanwhile, a greater percentage of the Steinbach population was working from home in 2021. The 2021 census showed 10.5 per cent of the population worked from home compared to 4.5 per cent in the 2016 census.
In Steinbach, the main mode of commuting to work continues to be by car, truck or van. More than 90 per cent of the population gets to work this way, compared to five per cent that walked and less than two per cent that rode their bicycle.
About 58 per cent of the population in Steinbach has a commute to work that is less than 15 minutes long. More than seven per cent of the population has a commute that is longer than an hour.
And the most popular time to leave for work in Steinbach is in the seven o'clock hour. About 27 per cent leave anywhere from 7 am to 7:59 am. More than eight per cent of the population hits the road already before 6 am.
With files from The Canadian Press