2011 Region of Peel
Ward Profiles

2011 Census and National Household Survey

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Ward Profiles

  Navigating the Ward Profiles

Select Geographies of Interest
Locate the Ward(s) you are interested in with the map to the left. Use the
feature on the map to zoom in and out of the map. Select the Ward(s) by either using the map to click on a ward or by using the dropdown menu below the map. You can select as many geographies as you wish. You can also search for an address or postal code by using the search tool on the map.
Navigating the Site
Once you select the geographies of interest, the data will be automatically refreshed below. Data is organized 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 and select/delete geographies. For access to the raw data please visit our Open Data site.

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. This change in methodology may 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

Some data contained in this section were collected by the voluntary 2011 NHS, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census. This change in methodology may 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. This change in methodology may 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 and Recent 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. Please note that n/a denotes a zero value.

Top 5 Recent Immigrant Places of Birth

  Recent Immigrants

Recent immigrants are classified as those who entered the country between the 2006 and 2011 Census.

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?

  Top 5 Non-Official Languages

Top Non-Official Languages Spoken Most Often at Home are shown as the Top 5 by proportion. Wherever you see an asterisk (*) please note that there is more than one language that has tied for that particular position. We have chosen to show the first language (alphabetically) tying for any particular position. To see the complete list of languages please refer to Open Data.

  National Household Survey

Data contained in this section were collected by the voluntary 2011 NHS, which replaced the mandatory long-form Census. This change in methodology may 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



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