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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).

General Facts (2011 Census)


Population and Dwelling Counts


  Population (without undercount) Number of Occupied Private Dwellings
Region of Peel 1,296,814 402,939
Mississauga 713,443 234,582
Brampton 523,911 149,271
Caledon 59,460 19,086

Population by Sex


  Males Females
Peel 637,180
659,635
Mississauga 348,860 364,585
Brampton 258,710 265,200
Caledon 29,605 29,850

Median Age


Region of Peel Meridan Age
Peel 36.9
Mississauga 38.5
Brampton 34.7
Caledon 40.4

Land Area km2

Region of Peel 1,246
Mississauga 292
Brampton 266
Caledon 688

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 Environmental Facts

  Area in
Hectares (ha)
Percentage
of Peel (%)
Source
Total Provincially and Locally Significant Wetlands 5,441 4.4 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2011)
Total Environmentally Significant Areas 7,927 6.4 Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (2010)
Total Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) 3,741 3.0 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2012)
Earth Science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest 1,628 1.3 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2012)
Life Science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest 2,113 1.7 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2012)
Total Farmland 39,977 30.5 Statistics Canada, Census of Canada (2011)

 Demographic Facts (2011 National Household Survey)

Immigrants in Peel


  Total Immigrants % of Total Immigrants
Population
Recent Immigrants
% of Total Immigrants
Population
Peel 650,530 50 100,910 7.8
Mississauga 374,575 52.9 59,795 8.4
Brampton 263,670 50.6 40,700 7.8
Caledon 12,285 20.8 410 0.7

 Income Facts

Median Private Household Income

  After-tax Income ($)
Peel 68,251
Mississauga 66,464
Brampton 68,782
Caledon 83,454


Prevalence of Low Income

  % Population
Region of Peel 12.6
City of Brampton 13.6
Town of Caledon 12.1
City of Mississauga 6.8

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 Education Facts

Population age 25 to 64 without a Certificate, Degree or Diploma


  Number of People % Population
Peel 74,360 10.4
Mississauga 33,070 8.3
Brampton 38,585 13.4
Caledon 2,710 8.4

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


  Number of People % Population
Peel 226,525 31.5
Mississauga 147,260 36.9
Brampton 70,985 24.7
Caledon 8,280 25.6

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 Employment Facts

Labour Force: Population 15 Years and over

  Labour Force Employed Participation Rate Unemployment Rate
Peel 651,200 647,805 68.8% 8.9%
Mississauga 240,985 361,315 68.2% 8.7%
Brampton 33,140 254,595 69.1% 9.5%
Caledon 377,075 31,895 72.3% 6.5%

 Economic Activity Facts

2011 Housing Stats and Completions


  Housing Starts Housing Completions
Region of Peel 6,423 5,990
City of Brampton 3,455 3,478
Town of Caledon 562 261
City of Mississauga 2,406 2,251

Source: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Value of All Building Permits Issued in 2011

  Value (in $000)
Region of Peel 2,643,600
City of Brampton 1,602,900
Town of Caledon 265,300
City of Mississauga 775,400

Source: Statistics Canada

Note: Data presented from the voluntary 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), replaces the mandatory long-form Census. This change in methodology may affect the comparability of this data to data from previous long-form Censuses. ^ top

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