Overview

2011 National Household Survey

In 2011 the National Household Survey (NHS) was introduced as a replacement to the mandatory long-form Census. This change in methodology may affect the comparability of this data to data from previous long-form Censuses.

Since the NHS was self-administered and voluntary, data gaps amongst certain communities have led to skewed outcomes which may lead to an over or under representation of these communities, and in some cases leading to data suppression. Caution must be used when interpreting the data. Additionally, Caledon SDA data has been aggregated from multiple smaller geographies for this tool and as a result, certain variables cannot be reliably displayed.

In tables and graphs that show a "-1" or "NA" value please note that data has been suppressed or may not contain information.

About the Region of Peel's Service Delivery Areas

Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) were originally conceptualized by the Peel Data Centre in collaboration with Success by Six in 2009. Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) are geographies intended to support service planning and delivery, by providing service providers with data that is relevant to the local geographies they serve. SDAs are comprised of census dissemination areas (the smallest standard geography for census data) and have varying population thresholds for each municipality.

These boundaries were updated in 2012 to incorporate the population changes collected through the 2011 Census. This revision now includes 77 SDA's (originally 71) and will provide users with more detail at a smaller geographic level.

Due to changes in the boundaries over the years, certain SDA names have been retired. This explains why the numbering is not consecutive.

Glossary

Housing

Single detached house
A one-dwelling unit completely separated on all sides from any other dwelling or structure.
Semi-detached house
Two dwellings separated by a common wall or by a garage - but not attached to any other building - and surrounded on all other sides by open space.
Row house
One of three or more dwellings joined side by side but not having any other dwellings either above or below.
Apartment
Consists of duplexes, triplexes, row-duplexes, apartments proper, and dwelling units over or at the rear of a store or non-residential structure.

Demographics

Census Family
A married or common law couple (same sex included) and their children, if any, of either or both partners. Lone parents living with at least one child and children living with grandparents with no parents present are also census families. Children may be by birth, marriage, or adoption as long as they live in the same dwelling and do not have a spouse or child living in that dwelling.

Language

Home Language
The language (or languages) spoken most frequently at the respondent's home.

Education, Employment & Income

Labour force
Residents that are in the labour force are those individuals that are either employed or are actively looking for work (unemployed). Individuals that are not in the labour force are people that are 15 years old to 65 years old and are not actively looking for work.
Low Income Measure (LIM-AT)
Statistics Canada used the After-Tax Low Income Measure as an indicator of those with low income. The LIM-AT identifies various households with an after-tax income lower than 50% of the median national income for all families in a given year. This is not a poverty rate.

Immigration

Immigrant
A person who has been granted permission to live in Canada indefinitely by the Immigration Authorities.
Recent Immigrant
Recent immigrants are immigrants that landed in Canada between January 1, 2006 and May 10, 2011.

Tool Help

Using the Tool

  • Select the geographies of interest
    • Using the map - use the map to find a Service Delivery Area you would like to view. Click on the geography to view some information on the SDA and click the button in the popup box to select or deselect the item.
    • Using the dropdown menu - if you know the SDA(s) you would like to view, simply use the dropdown box that is available below the map. You can remove an SDA from the charts by clicking on the x beside the names listed beside the dropdown menu.
  • Navigating the data - Once you have selected the geographies of interest, the data is automatically refreshed below. The data is organised into categories (Demographics; Education, Employment & Income; Housing; Ethnicity & Immigration; Language; Transportation) that can be browsed using the tabs above the data. Click on a data category and scroll down to see the data. If you wish to change the geographies at any time, simply scroll up to the dropdown menu or map and select/remove geographies.

Printing

Print by selecting the geographies you're interested in and click on the button at the top of the page. This will present a new page that is made to work with letter-sized paper.

Accessibility

The font sizes can be increased and decreased using your browser. This can be done by pressing Ctrl and + on your keyboard at the same time. The zoom can be set back to normal by pressing Ctrl and the number 0 at the same time.

Navigating the page by keyboard only is possible - use the Tab key to select different tabs, buttons, and dropdowns and press Enter to select that feature.

If you require information in an alternate format, please call 905-791-7800 ext. 4231. We will work with you to understand your specific information and accessibility needs and to provide for them within a reasonable timeframe.



Region of Peel
Service Delivery Area Profiles

2011 Census and National Household Survey

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Service Delivery Area Profiles

  Navigating the Profiles

Select Service Delivery Area(s) of interest using one of three methods:
  • Using the map to the left and the +/- buttons to zoom in and out. Once an SDA is selected, a pop-up will appear giving you the option to "Click to Select"
  • Using the dropdown menu below the map
  • Searching for an address or postal code by using the search tool on the map

Multiple geographies can be displayed at once and corresponding data will automatically refresh below. Data is organized into categories that can be browsed using the tabs above the data. If you wish to delete the geographies, simply scroll to the blue geography tab beside the dropdown menu and click the "X".

Please note that in certain sections throughout the tool SDAs C0NE, C0SE, and C0W may not contain information. In cases where there is no data, values will appear as a "-1" or "NA". Please refer to the for more information.



2011 Total Population

  Did you know?

...that Peel has the second highest municipal population in Ontario?

2011 Population by Age Group

Median Age

  We look rather young...

The average age of Peel's residents is the lowest in the Greater Toronto Area! Our median age is 36.9 years.

Family Structure

  What is a Census Family?

A married or common law couple (same sex included) and their children, if any, of either or both partners.

Lone parents living with at least one child and children living with grandparents, with no parents present, are also census families.

Children may be by birth, marriage, or adoption as long as they live in the same dwelling and do not have a spouse or child living in that dwelling.

  National Household Survey

Data contained in this section were collected by the voluntary 2011 NHS, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census. The voluntary nature of the 2011 NHS means that results may only reflect responses of those who were inclined to participate in the survey, leading to the potential over or under representation of certain communities. Caution must be used when interpreting the data. This change in methodology may also affect the comparability of this data to data from previous long-form Censuses.

  Please Note!

The Labour Force and Employment graph uses absolute numbers, so it will be difficult to compare geographies with large populations (i.e. Peel) to areas of small populations (i.e. Ward). You may need to view geographies with small populations on their own, or visit Open Data.

Labour Force & Employment

  What is the labour force?

Refers to persons who, during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2011, were either employed or unemployed.

Individuals that are not in the labour force are people that are 15 years old or over and are neither employed nor actively looking for work.

Labour Force Rates

Total Income of Population 15+ (2010)

Low Income

  What is the Low Income Measure?

Low-income measure after tax (LIM-AT) is a fixed percentage (50%) of median adjusted after-tax income of households observed at the person level, where 'adjusted' indicates that a household's needs are taken into account. Adjustment for household sizes reflects the fact that a household's needs increase as the number of members increase, although not necessarily by the same proportion per additional member.

  National Household Survey

Data contained in this section were collected by the voluntary 2011 NHS, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census. The voluntary nature of the 2011 NHS means that results may only reflect responses of those who were inclined to participate in the survey, leading to the potential over or under representation of certain communities. Caution must be used when interpreting the data. This change in methodology may also affect the comparability of this data to data from previous long-form Censuses.

Dwellings by Structural Type

  Structural Types

  • Single detached house - A single dwelling not attached to any other dwelling or structure (except its own garage or shed).
  • Semi-detached house - One of two dwellings attached side by side (or back to back) to each other, but not attached to any other dwelling or structure (except its own garage or shed).
  • Row house - One of three or more dwellings joined side by side (or occasionally side to back), such as a townhouse or garden home, but not having any other dwellings either above or below. Townhouses attached to a high-rise building are also classified as row houses.
  • Apartments - Refers to all types: apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has five or more storeys, and apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys.
  • Other categories of dwellings were not included in this graph but can be found in Open Data

% of Households & Tenants Spending 30% or more of Household Income on Shelter Costs

Average Monthly Shelter Costs

  Did you know...

...that Peel has the second highest average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings in the Greater Toronto Area?

  National Household Survey

Data contained in this section were collected by the voluntary 2011 NHS, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census. The voluntary nature of the 2011 NHS means that results may only reflect responses of those who were inclined to participate in the survey, leading to the potential over or under representation of certain communities. Caution must be used when interpreting the data. This change in methodology may also affect the comparability of this data to data from previous long-form Censuses.

Period of Immigration

Top 5 Immigrant Places of Birth

  Did you know...

...that Peel has the highest proportion of immigrants in the GTA (at 50.5%)?

  Top 5 Countries

Top Immigrant Places of Birth are shown as the Top 5 by proportion. Wherever you see an asterisk (*) please note that there is more than one country that has tied for that particular position. We have chosen to show the first country tying for any particular position alphabetically. To see the complete ranking of countries please refer to Open Data.

Knowledge of Official Languages

  Did you know...

...that of the 124,100 people who speak only Punjabi at home in Ontario, 86,185 (69%) live in Peel?

  PLEASE NOTE!!!

Due to the low number of French speakers in Peel, it may appear that there is no bar representing the knowledge of French only. This graph uses absolute numbers so it will be difficult to compare geographies with large populations (i.e. Ontario) to areas of small populations (i.e. Ward). To view the raw data visit Open Data.

Top 5 Non-Official Languages Spoken Most Often at Home

  Did you know...

...that Chinese includes responses of "Chinese" as well as Chinese languages other than Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Chaochow (Teochow), Fukien, Hakka, and Shanghainese?

  National Household Survey

Data contained in this section were collected by the voluntary 2011 NHS, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census. The voluntary nature of the 2011 NHS means that results may only reflect responses of those who were inclined to participate in the survey, leading to the potential over or under representation of certain communities. Caution must be used when interpreting the data. This change in methodology may also affect the comparability of this data to data from previous long-form Censuses.

  Please Note!

Due to the high number of drivers in Peel, it may appear that there are no segments representing pedestrians, cyclists, or other transportation uses even though they are represented. To view the raw data visit Open Data.

Mode of Transportation

  Did you know...

...that Peel has the second highest percentage of people that take transit to work (13.6%) in the GTA?

Median Commute Time

  Commute Time

Commute time is amount of time it takes for a person to travel one way from home to work on a usual day.

Peel Overview

The Region of Peel is made up of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. According to the 2011 Census, the Region of Peel had a population of 1.35 million people (including undercount). Between 2006 and 2011 Peel had a growth rate of 11.8 percent.

For more information about the socio-demographic characteristics of Peel, please look at our Census Bulletins.

2011 Population of Peel

Population Growth of Peel

Top 10 Countries of Birth for Immigrants



Regional Chair

Frank Dale
10 Peel Centre Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Office Phone: 905-791-7800 x4310
Fax: 905-791-2567
email: frank.dale@peelregion.ca
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