2016 Region of Peel
Newcomer Profiles

Data from the 2016 Census and Long Form.

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Service Delivery Areas

Using the Tool

Select areas of interest using the map or the dropdown menu below the map. The charts will update automatically.

Navigate data categories using the tabs below the map and dropdown menu.

Please note that most SDAs in Caledon (with the exception of CSW2) and B05 have been suppressed due to a lack of information and will not appear in the dropdown menu as a selectable SDA.


This tool provides data on recent immigrants at an individual level and at a household level. Every title will show one of these icons to indicate what data is being shown.

A single person icon indicates the data is showing individual-level data (a count of people).

A house icon indicates the data is showing household-level data (a count of households).


Total Population

Did you know?

"Newcomers" are immigrants who landed in Canada between January 1, 2011 and May 10, 2016.

2016 Population by Age Group

Median Age

Peel's newcomers are young! The median age of newcomers is
years old, compared to the total population's median age of 38.3.

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.

Other census family households include one-census-family households with additional persons and multiple-census-family households.

Non-census-family households are either one person living alone or a group of two or more persons who live together but do not constitute a census family.

Income & Housing

Total Income of Households Aged 15+ (2015)

Median After-Tax Income of Households

Sources of Income

In 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. '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. Low income is not a measure of poverty.

Shelter Costs

'Shelter-cost-to-income ratio' refers to the proportion of average total income of household which is spent on shelter costs.

Shelter costs include monthly rent (for tenants) or mortgage payments, property taxes, and condominium fees (for owners), and the cost of electricity, heat, municipal services, etc.

Median Monthly Shelter Cost

Household Income to Shelter Cost

Households with Major Repairs Required

Households in Subsidized Housing

Education & Employment

Labour Force

What is the Labour Force?

Refers to persons who, during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2016, 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.

Highest Level of Education Completed

Location of Study

For those that have completed a certificate, diploma, or degree above the high school level.

Field of Study

For those that have completed a certificate, diploma, or degree above the high school level.

Labour Force by Occupation

Mode of Transportation to Work

Ethnicity & Immigration

Top 3 Countries of Birth

Top 3 Countries

Top Immigrant and Recent Immigrant Places of Birth are shown as the Top 3 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. Please note that "N/A" denotes a zero value.

Admission Category

Admission category for immigrants that landed on or after January 1, 1980.

Did you know?

That Peel has the highest proportion of immigrants in the GTA at 51.5%?

Economic Immigrant

This category includes immigrants who have been selected for their ability to contribute to Canada's economy through their ability to meet labour market needs, to own and manage or to build a business, to make a substantial investment, or to create their own employment.

Visible Minority

Visible Minority

Visible minority categories are defined by the Federal Employment Equity Act, which defines visible minorities as "persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour."

Categories in the Visible minority variable include South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, Visible minority n.i.e. ('n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere'), Multiple visible minorities, and Not a visible minority. Aboriginal persons are classified in the category "Not a visible minority".

Mobility Status

Knowledge of Official Languages

Top 3 Non-Official Languages Spoken Most Often at Home


The Region of Peel is made up of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. According to the 2016 Census, the Region of Peel had a population of 1.43 million people (including undercount). Between 2011 and 2016 Peel had a growth rate of 6.5 percent.

For more information about the socio-demographic characteristics of Peel, please look at our Census Bulletins.

2016 Newcomer Population of Peel

Top 10 Countries of Birth for Newcomers in Peel

Newcomers to Peel by Year

Newcomers by Year

Due to gaps in our historical data holdings and different methods of reporting immigrants prior to the 1996 Census, data is interpolated and/or estimated for the 1971-1991 Censuses.

Data prior to 1996 is provided to show general trends in newcomers to Peel Region and shouldn't be used for research purposes.

If you require information in an alternate format, please email peeldatacentre@peelregion.ca. We will work with you to understand your specific information and accessibility needs and to provide for them within a reasonable timeframe.