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Quick Facts

Peel Region is located in Southern Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, between the City of Toronto and York Region to the east and Halton Region to the west. Peel is a part of the Greater Toronto Area.

Peel Region is located in the Eastern Time Zone. It stretches from latitude 43n35 to latitude 43n52. The southern-most part of Peel is at longitude 79w37 while the northern-most part of Peel is at longitude 80w0. Peel contains portions of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment (which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve).

Population and Dwelling Counts (2006 Census)


  Population Number of Occupied Private Dwellings
Peel 1,159,405 359,042
Mississauga 668,549 214,894
Brampton 433,806 125,934
Caledon 57,050 18,214

Population by Sex (2006 Census)


  Total Population Males Females
Region of Peel 1,159,405
570,395
589,005
City of Brampton 433,810 214,425 219,375
Town of Caledon 57,050 28,435 28,615
City of Mississauga 668,550 327,530 341,015

Land Area (2006 Statistics Canada Community Profiles)


Region of Peel 1,254 km2
City of Brampton 267 km2
Town of Caledon 687 km2
City of Mississauga 289 km2

 Environmental Facts

Environmental Features


  Area in
Hectares (ha)
Percentage
of Peel (%)
Source
Total Provincially and Locally Significant Wetlands 3,270 2.61 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2008)
Total Environmentally Significant Areas 8,221 6.56 Credit Valley and Toronto and Region Conservation Authorities (2008) and Halton Region Conservation Authority (2004)
Total Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) 3,173 2.53 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2008)
Earth Science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest 1,298 1.03 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2008)
Life Science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest 2,314 1.85 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2008)
Total Farmland 41,329 32.96 Region of Peel (2007)

Note: There is no overlap between Earth Science ANSIs and Life Science ANSIs.

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 Demographic Facts

Median Age (2006 Census)


  Median Age
Region of Peel 35.6
City of Brampton 33.7
Town of Caledon 37.7
City of Mississauga 36.7

Immigrants in Peel (2006 Census)


  Total Immigrants Total Immigrants
as a Percentage
of Population
Recent Immigrants
(Immigrated 2001 - 2006)
Recent Immigrants
as a Percentage
of Population
Region of Peel 561,240 48.63% 118,220 10.24%
City of Brampton 206,185 47.78% 42,890 9.93%
Town of Caledon 11,805 20.77% 520 0.91%
City of Mississauga 343,245 51.56% 74,810 11.24%

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 Income Facts (2006 Census)

Median Private Household Income


  Median Household Income
Region of Peel $72,655
City of Brampton $72,402
Town of Caledon $89,275
City of Mississauga $71,393

Incidence of Low Income in Private Households


Incidence of Low Income in Private Households
Region of Peel 14.5%
City of Brampton 13.9%
Town of Caledon 4.4%
City of Mississauga 15.7%

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 Education Facts (2006 Census)

Population Aged 25+ with less than a Grade 9 Education


  Number of People Percentage of Population
Region of Peel 79,500 6.89%
City of Brampton 37,685 8.73%
Town of Caledon 3,430 6.03%
City of Mississauga 38,385 5.78%

Population Aged 25+ with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher


  Number of People Percentage of Population
Region of Peel 184,770 16.01%
City of Brampton 51,300 11.89%
Town of Caledon 6,790 11.95%
City of Mississauga 126,680 19.03%

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 Employment Facts

Number of People Working in Peel (2006 Census)


  People Working in Peel
Region of Peel 541,995
City of Brampton 139,565
Town of Caledon 18,550
City of Mississauga 383,885

Peel Residents Aged 15+ Years (2006 Census)


Labour Force


  Labour Force
Region of Peel 651,200
City of Brampton 240,985
Town of Caledon 33,140
City of Mississauga 377,075

Participation Rate


  Participation Rate
Region of Peel 71.6%
City of Brampton 72.5%
Town of Caledon 74.7%
City of Mississauga 70.8%

Unemployment Rate


  Unemployment Rate
Region of Peel 6.4%
City of Brampton 6.6%
Town of Caledon 4.1%
City of Mississauga 6.5%

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 Economic Activity Facts

2006 Housing Starts and Completions (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)


  Housing Starts Housing Completions
Region of Peel 8,375 9,748
City of Brampton 4,114 4,673
Town of Caledon 117 95
City of Mississauga 4,144 4,980

Value of All Building Permits Issued in 2006 (Statistics Canada)


  Value of Building Permits
Region of Peel $2.604 Billion
City of Brampton $1.473 Billion
Town of Caledon $89 Million
City of Mississauga $1.043 Billion

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Area municipal totals may not sum to Peel total due to rounding.

Please send comments and questions to:

Peel Data Centre
Region of Peel
Integrated Planning Division, Corporate Services
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 6th Flr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9