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Peel Data Centre bulletins are brief summaries of data on Peel. Our Brochures describe particular data collection and analysis initiatives.

PDC Bulletins are organized into 6 categories:

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 Bulletins on the 2011 Census and NHS

  • 2011 NHS: Income, Earnings & Housing (PDF 5MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the Income, Earnings & Housing portion of the 2011 data release from the National Household Survey (NHS) for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 Census: Agriculture (PDF 1MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the 2011 Census of Agriculture Farm and Food Operator Data release for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 NHS: Labour, Education & Mobility (PDF 8MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the Labour, Education and Mobility portion of the 2011 data release from the National Household Survey (NHS) for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 NHS: Immigration & Citizenship (PDF 8MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the Immigration and Citizenship portion of the 2011 Immigration, Ethnocultural Diversity, and Aboriginal Peoples data release from the National Household Survey (NHS) for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 NHS: Ethnic Diversity & Religion (PDF 11MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the Ethnic Diversity and Religion portion of the 2011 Immigration, Ethnocultural Diversity, and Aboriginal Peoples data release from the National Household Survey (NHS) for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 Census: Language (PDF 1MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the 2011 Census Language data release for Peel and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 Census: Marriage and Families (PDF 4MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the Family and Marital Status portion of the 2011 Families, Households, and Marital Status data release for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • 2011 Census: Households & Dwelling Types (PDF 6MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the Households portion of the 2011 Families, Households, and Marital Status data release for Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • 2011 Census: Age and Sex Data (PDF 5.6MB)
    This bulletin summarizes the 2011 Census Age and Sex data release for Peel and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In 2011, 659,640 (50.9%) people in Peel were female and 637,175 (49.1%) were male. The median age in Peel was 36.9, which is the lowest median age in the GTA.
  • 2011 Census: Population & Dwelling Counts (PDF 1.6MB)
    During the five-year period between 2006 and 2011, the population of Peel grew from 1,159,455 to 1,296,814, a growth rate of 11.8%. Peel has the second largest population behind Toronto (2,615,060) in the GTA. Peel also has the third highest growth rate in population, behind York (15.7%) and Halton (14.2%).

 Bulletins on the 2006 Census:

  • 2006 Census Aboriginal Population (PDF 832KB)
    The number of Registered First Nations people in the GTA increased by 16% compared to 9% total population growth from 2001 to 2006. Individuals reporting Aboriginal identity in Peel reached 5,500 in 2006, about two-thirds of which were North American First Nations people. The Métis were the fastest growing Aboriginal group in Peel between 2001 and 2006.
  • 2006 Census Income, Earnings and Shelter Costs (PDF 524KB)
    In 2005, 15% of the people in private households in Peel were living in low income (according to the Before-Tax Low-Income Cut-Off measure), up from 12% in 2000. Children age 0 to 5 years had higher low income rates than the population in private households, while people age 65 years or older had lower low income rates. From 2000 to 2005, median household incomes increased by almost $3,500 in Peel.
  • 2006 Census Visible Minorities and Ethnic Origins ( PDF 283KB)
    According to the 2006 Census, visible minorities accounted for half (50%) of Peel’s population, up from 38% in 2001. Peel had the highest percentage of visible minorities in the GTA. South Asians comprised the most common visible minority group in the GTA and in Peel. The most common ethnic origins in Peel were East Indian, English and Canadian.
  • 2006 Census Employment (PDF 218KB)
    In 2006, 68% of the GTA’s population age 15 years or older participated in the labour force by working or seeking work. Peel’s unemployment rate was 6%, behind Toronto (with 8%). Almost half (44%) of the labour force that lived in Peel worked outside of the area municipality in which they lived. Over 80% of Peel residents used a private vehicle to get to work.
  • 2006 Census Education and Unpaid Labour (PDF 817KB)
    Nearly half (48%) of the GTA’s population age 15 years and older had some form of college or university education in 2006. Within the GTA, Peel had the highest percentage of people age 25 to 64 with some form of postsecondary qualifications who had completed their studies outside of Canada. In Peel, 90% of people age 15 years or older reported doing unpaid housework, 45% reported providing unpaid care to children, and 19% reported providing unpaid care to seniors.
  • 2006 Census Immigrant Status, Citizenship and Language (PDF 249KB)
    Across the GTA, the immigrant population growth rate outpaced the total population growth rate. Immigrants comprised almost half of Peel’s population in 2006. The vast majority of GTA residents are Canadian citizens. English was the sole language spoken at home by nearly three-quarters of GTA residents.
  • 2006 Census Mobility and Migration (PDF 884KB)
    Almost half of the GTA’s immigrants were born in Asia, while one-third were born in Europe. One in four Peel residents were born in Asia, while just over one in ten were born in Europe. Over half of Peel’s immigrants arrived in Canada between 1990 and 2006.
  • 2006 Census Marriage and Families (PDF 214KB)
    The composition of families in Peel and the GTA did not change significantly from 2001 to 2006.  However, there are some interesting changes occurring (such as the growth of male-led lone parent families in York, Durham and Toronto).  Peel had the third highest rate of lone parents in the GTA, behind Toronto and Durham.
  • 2006 Census Households (PDF 969 KB)
    Multiple family households (or households that are home to more than one family) are increasing faster than the household growth rate in every GTA municipality except Toronto. Home ownership rates are also on the rise. Single-detached dwellings account for only 47% of dwellings in Peel, but comprise 87% of Caledonís housing stock.
  • 2006 Census Age and Sex (PDF 922KB)
    This bulletin summarizes age and sex data for the GTA, Peel, and the area municipalities from the 2001 and 2006 Censuses. Females comprise more than half of the GTAís population. Peel had the lowest median age in the GTA and Brampton had the lowest median age within Peel. From 2001 to 2006, the median age increased in all GTA municipalities and in Peelís area municipalities. This indicates that the GTAís population is aging.
  • 2006 Census Population and Dwelling Counts (PDF 210KB)
    Information from the 2006 Census was collected on May 16, 2006. According to the 2006 Census, 1,159,405 people were living in Peel in May 2006. Peel had the second highest population in the GTA behind Toronto and the second highest population percentage growth rate behind York. Within Peel, Mississauga had the highest population count but Brampton had the highest population percentage growth rate.
  • 2006 Census of Agriculture (PDF 854KB)
    Across the GTA, the number of farms, and the area of farms is decreasing. At the same time, the average market value of farms is increasing. Peel had the second highest decrease in the number of farms (behind Halton) and the highest average farm market value in the GTA. Within Peel, Mississauga had the highest average farm market value.

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 Bulletins on the 2001 Census:

  • 2001 Census: Peel's Population by Age (PDF 100KB)
    According to the 2001 Census, the younger age groups in Peel (people aged 0-44 years) are decreasing as a proportion of the total population while the older age groups (people aged 45 years and over) are increasing. This bulletin highlights changes to Peel's population by age over the 10-year period from 1991 to 2001.
  • 2001 Census: Peel's Population by Sex (PDF 130KB)
    In the last 10 years, females have been increasing in number faster than males in Peel. This bulletin highlights changes in Peel's population characteristics by gender over the 10-year period from 1991 to 2001.
  • 2001 Census: Marital Status and Family Structure in Peel (PDF 76KB)
    Peel is experiencing a trend towards more non-traditional families such as single- parent families and unmarried couples. This bulletin highlights some interesting data taken from the 2001 Census on marital status and family structure in Peel.
  • 2001 Census: Households and Dwellings in Peel (PDF 70KB)
    This bulletin highlights 2001 Census data related to households and residential dwellings in Peel. One notable trend has been an increase in home ownership throughout Peel over the 10-year period from 1991 to 2001.
  • 2001 Census: Mobility of Peel's Residents (PDF 67KB)
    This bulletin examines data from the 2001 Census on the mobility of Peelís residents. Mobility is defined as a change of address within the five years preceding the census date. Overall, there has been a trend toward less mobility in Peelís population since 1991.
  • 2001 Census: Peel's Home Language Composition (PDF 71KB)
    This bulletin examines home language and knowledge of official language data from the 2001 Census for Peel. Home language is an important concept because of its direct implications for the delivery of services to residents of Peel.
  • 2001 Census: Immigration and Place of Birth of Peel's Residents (PDF 131KB)
    The 2001 Census showed that Peel Region was home to 424,820 immigrants, a 61 per cent increase since 1991. This represents 43 per cent of Peel's total population, up from 36 per cent in 1991. This bulletin examines immigration data from the 2001 Census for Peel and its area municipalities.
  • 2001 Census: Peel's Labour Force Activity (PDF 70KB)
    This bulletin examines the employed and unemployed labour force data from the 2001 Census for Peel and its area municipalities. Similar to Greater Toronto Area (GTA)-wide and national trends, a greater proportion of Peel's male labour force is employed in the transportation industry than was the case five years ago.
  • 2001 Census: Education and Earnings in Peel (PDF 84KB)
    The 2001 Census showed that the average earnings for persons 15 years and over with employment earnings in Peel was $36,635. This compared favourably to the rest of Ontario, which had an average earnings of $35,185 in 2001. This bulletin examines income and education data from the 2001 Census for Peel and its area municipalities.
  • 2001 Census: Income of Peel's Residents (PDF 124KB)
    The 2001 Census showed that in 2000 the median income for persons 15 years of age and over in Peel was $27,969. Median income refers to the income amount that separates the highest half of income earners from the lowest half. This was greater than the Ontario median of $24,816, less than the other Regions of the GTA, and greater than the City of Toronto ($23,491). This bulletin examines income data from the 2001 Census for Peel and its area municipalities.

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 Bulletins on Housing and Construction Activity:

  • 2008 Year-End Building Permit Activity Bulletin (PDF 1MB)
    This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in 2008 based on data provided by Statistics Canada. Peel is shifting from lower to higher residential density as, among the GTA, it recorded the smallest number of single units created, but the third-largest number of row house units created and second-largest number of apartment units created. Between 2007 and 2008, Peel recorded the largest decline in the GTA in residential building permit values and the largest decline in total (residential & non-residential) building permit values. Mississauga was the Peel area municipality with the largest number of residential units created and the largest total value of building permits.
  • 2008 Mid-Year Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 821KB)
    This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel Region and the GTA from January to June 2008 based on data provided by Statistics Canada. During this period, Peel shifted from lower to higher residential density as it recorded the smallest number of single and double units created, but the largest number of row and second-largest number of apartment units created in the GTA. Between mid-year 2007 and mid-year 2008, Peel recorded the largest decline in residential building permit values (51%) and the second-largest decline in non-residential building permit values (15%) in the GTA. Mississauga was the Peel area municipality with the largest number of residential units created and highest total value of building permits.
  • 2008 Year-End Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 759KB)
    This bulletin summarizes housing starts and completions activity in 2008 in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) based on data provided by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Peel is shifting from lower to higher residential density as, among the GTA, it recorded the largest decrease in single-unit starts, the second-largest increase in multiple-unit starts and a significant increase in multiple-unit housing completions. Brampton was the Peel area municipality that recorded the largest share of housing starts and over half of completions in Peel. The effects of the economic downturn are now evident in some upper-tier municipalities in the GTA as this bulletin incorporates data from the latter part of 2008, which is when recessionary trends in the economy began to significantly affect the real estate market.
  • 2008 Mid-Year Housing Starts and Completions Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 956KB)
    This bulletin summarizes housing starts and completions activity in Peel Region and the GTA from January to June 2008 based on data provided by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). During this period, Peel shifted from lower to higher residential density as it recorded the largest decrease in single unit starts and significant increases in multiple unit housing starts and completions. When comparing mid-year 2007 to mid-year 2008, Peel recorded the second-largest decrease in housing starts and the third-largest increase in housing completions. The Peel area municipality of Brampton recorded nearly two-thirds of all housing starts and completions in Peel. It should be noted that the effects of the economic downturn are yet to be seen due to the fact that this mid-year bulletin summarizes data for the months of January – July, prior to recent recessionary trends in the economy affecting the real estate market.
  • 2007 Year-End Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 507KB)
    In 2007, Peel recorded the second highest number of residential units created and total value of building permits issued in the GTA. Brampton had the highest number of residential units created and the highest total value of building permits issued in Peel. This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel and the GTA from January to December 2007.
  • 2007 Mid-Year Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 314KB)
    During the first six months of 2007, Peel recorded the highest total value of building permits issued and the second highest number of residential units created in the GTA. Brampton had the highest number of residential units created and the highest total value of building permits issued in Peel. This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel and the GTA from January to June 2007.
  • 2007 Year-End Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 828KB)
    In 2007, Peel recorded the third highest number of housing starts and the second highest number of housing completions within the GTA. Within Peel, Brampton recorded the highest number of housing starts and completions, but was the only area municipality in Peel that did not record any rental housing starts or completions.
  • 2007 Mid-Year Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 143KB)
    This bulletin discusses Peelís January to June 2007 housing production performance. Peel Region recorded the second highest number of housing starts and the third highest number of housing completions in the GTA. Within Peel, Brampton had the highest number of housing starts and completions despite a decline in housing starts compared to the first six months of 2006.
  • 2006 Mid-Year Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 851KB)
    During the first half of 2006, Peel recorded the third highest value of building permits created and the third highest number of residential units created. Brampton had the highest number of residential units created and the highest value of building permits issued. This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel and the GTA from January – June 2006.
  • 2006 Year-End Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 136KB)
    This bulletin discusses Peel’s 2006 housing production performance. Peel Region had the third highest number of housing starts and completions in the GTA. Mississauga had slightly more housing starts and completions compared to Brampton. Within Peel, Brampton recorded the highest number of single unit starts and completions, despite a decline from 2005.
  • 2005 Year-End Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 159KB)
    In 2005, Peel recorded the highest industrial value of industrial permits in the GTA, despite recording the largest decrease in the total value of building permits created. Within Peel, building permit values were highest in Brampton while the number of residential units created was highest in Mississauga. This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel and the GTA in 2005.
  • 2005 Mid-Year Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 176KB)
    During the first half of 2005, Peel had the third highest building permit value in the GTA but the lowest number of residential units created. Mississauga recorded two-thirds of all residential units created in Peel. This bulletin summarizes building permit activity in Peel and the GTA from January – June 2005.
  • 2005 Year-End Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 116KB)
    This bulletin discusses Peel’s 2005 housing production performance. Peel Region had the second highest number of starts and third highest number of completions in the GTA. Peel had the highest number of single unit housing completions in Peel among GTA municipalities. Brampton led all municipalities in Peel in total housing starts and completions.
  • 2005 Mid-Year Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 235KB)
    This bulletin discusses Peel’s January to June 2005 housing production performance. Peel Region was second in housing starts and third in housing completions in the Greater Toronto Area. Brampton had the largest share of housing starts and completions in Peel. In Brampton and Caledon, single unit starts and completions comprised most new housing developments while multiple units were predominant in Mississauga.
  • 2004 Year-End Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 491KB)
    In 2004, Peel had the highest total value of building permits issued and the highest number of residential units created in the GTA. Brampton accounted for almost two thirds of Peel’s total building permit value and residential units created. This bulletin summarizes Peel’s 2004 building permit activity based on data from Statistics Canada.
  • 2004 Year-End Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 231KB)
    Peel had the second highest number housing starts and the highest number of housing completions in the GTA. Brampton had the highest number of starts and completions within Peel. This bulletin discusses Peel’s 2004 housing production performance.
  • 2003 Year-End Housing Starts and Completions in Peel and the GTA (PDF 135KB)
    In 2003, Brampton had the highest number of housing starts within Peel, while Mississauga had the highest number of housing completions. This bulletin summarizes Peel's 2003 housing production performance.
  • 2002 Year-End Building Permit Activity in Peel and the GTA (PDF 70KB)
    In 2002, Peel had the top performance in the GTA in terms of residential building permits issued. This bulletin summarizes building activity for 2002 in Peel based on building permit data.
  • 2002 GTA Apartment Condo Survey (PDF 133KB)
    Within the GTA, Peel Region continues to have the second largest proportion of condominium units. This bulletin discusses Peel's housing performance, in the condominium market from June 2001 to June 2002.
Please note that mid-year or year-end bulletins for building permit activity or housing starts and completions are unavailable for certain years. Please contact Peel Data Centre if you have any questions.

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 Brochures:

  • 2009 Region of Peel Cordon Count Program (PDF 301KB)
    This bulletin highlights key findings and trends of vehicle travel patterns in the Region of Peel based on the 2009 Cordon Count Program. It includes an analysis of changes in inter-regional and inter-municpal trips by automobiles, trucks, and GO Rail, as well as automobile occupancy.
  • 2006 Peel Region Cordon Count Program (PDF 1,764KB)
    This four-page brochure provides highlights, key findings, and trends on vehicle travel patterns and commuting behaviours in the Region based on the 2006 Peel Region Cordon Count Program. The 2006 Program counted 260 stations along regional and area municipal roads and freeways between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. The program was undertaken during April to June and September. Information collected includes traffic volume, vehicle type and occupancy.
  • 2004 Cordon Count Program in the Region of Peel (PDF 435KB)
    From 1995 to 2004, the number of trucks crossing Region of Peel boundaries increased by almost a third. In May and June of 2004, cars travelling on Regional roads, area municipal roads and freeways were counted at 96 stations. This four-page brochure describes the 2004 Cordon Count process and contains interesting facts about auto occupancy, vehicle types and traffic volume in Peel.
  • 2001 Cordon Count Program in the Region of Peel (PDF 208KB)
    This six-page brochure summarizes the results of the 2001 Region of Peel Cordon Count Program by providing highlights, key findings and trends on both vehicle and pedestrian travel patterns in the Region. The Cordon Count Program involves counting vehicles and people that pass by selected locations over a 15-hour period, starting at 5:30 a.m. and continuing until 8:30 p.m. The program began in the last week of April 2001, with surveys completed by the end of June of that year.
  • whatIf? Growth Modelling and Simulation January 2004 (PDF 230KB)
    This four-page brochure discusses the whatIf? growth modeling work undertaken by the Peel Planning department. WhatIf? is a suite of software technologies that can be used to forecast population and employment and to calculate the amount of land required to accommodate the projected growth. The outputs of the model are important for analyzing various planning issues related to growth management.

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 Bulletins on Quality of Life:

  • Urban Heat Islands and Climate Change: Adapting to rising Urban Temperatures June 2012 (PDF 525KB)
    Emissions from heat sources together with heat accumulated and re-radiated back into the environment leads to what is known as the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI). The UHI coupled with increased temperatures due to climate change is anticipated to bring significant heat waves throughout urban areas in Peel. Most affected will be areas of Peel which have had vegetation removed in place of dark surfaces such as asphalt roads and black rooftops.
  • Quality of Life in Peel: Growth, the Economy and the Urban Environment May 2005 (PDF 214KB)
    Strong municipal growth in the past decade has presented challenges surrounding growth and low density development. There are challenges to reduce future impact on the natural environment. This bulletin discusses Peelís strong growth in households, employment, income and housing construction.
  • Quality of Life in Peel: Dynamic Societies and Social Change February 2005 (PDF 449KB)
    The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) notes the challenges of maintaining social aspects of quality of life, especially in municipalities with a dynamic age structure. This bulletin highlights Peel-specific trends in regard to education, age structure, unemployment rates, civic engagement, children in low income families and health.
  • Quality of Life in Peel: Income, Shelter and Necessities November 2004 (PDF 306KB)
    According to the FCM, quality of life in Canadian municipalities is at risk. This is due, in part, to continual pressure on families with lower income and the need for affordable housing. This bulletin reports on Peelís quality of life and specifically looks at income, shelter and necessities.
  • Ecological Footprint - Highlights of the Ecological Footprints of Canadian Municipalities and Regions September 2004 (PDF 1.4MB)
    An ecological footprint measures the land area necessary to sustain one person based on their use of energy, food, water, building material and other consumables. Peelís ecological footprint is 7.83 hectares per person and is the sixth highest in Canada, behind York and Halton Regions and the Cities of Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. In this bulletin, find out what this means for Peel and how you can reduce the size of your ecological footprint.

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Peel Data Centre
Region of Peel
Service Innovation, Information and Technology Department,
Information Management Division
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 6th Flr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9