Labour, Education & Mobility
- In 2011, 68.8 % of Peel’s residents over the age of 15 were in the labour force, with an overall employment rate of 62.6%. Over half of Peel’s residents in this age group (55.8%) have a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, which is consistent across the GTA.
- 82.9% of Peel’s population over the age of 15 has at least a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Within the GTA, Peel has the highest proportion (21.1%) of total population who earned a postsecondary education outside of Canada.
- Of the population aged 15 years and over, 31.2% of Peel’s residents are not in the labour force.
In 2011, Caledon's employment rate (67.6%) was the highest in the Region, followed by Brampton (62.6%) and Mississauga (62.3%). All three were above the employment rate for the GTA (61.5%). The top occupation categories in Peel were Sales and Service (22.5%), Business, Finance, and Administration (19.2%), and Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators (14.1%).
Peel's employed residents largely relied on car, truck or van transportation to get to work (83.0%), while 13.6% used public transit and the remaining 3.4% walked, rode a bicycle, or used another mode of transportation. The majority of Peel's employed population leaves for work between 7:00-9:00 a.m., with 57.0%, 54.7%, and 47.1% of Mississauga, Caledon, and Brampton workers respectively leaving at this time.
Over half of Peel's population aged 15 years and over (55.8%) have a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Of those, the top major field of study was Business, Management and Public Administration for each of Mississauga (25.7%), Brampton (24.5%), and Caledon (23.0%).
Between May 11, 2006 and May 11, 2011, 39.3% of Peel's population changed their place of residence. Brampton had the highest proportion of movers (42.6%), followed by Mississauga (38.0%) and Caledon (26.4%). Of Peel's residents who moved in this timeframe, 80.5% came from within Ontario.
Open Data Table
Tabular data extracted from the Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey release for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Peel, Ontario, and Canada.