STATISTICS CANADA RELEASES INCOME, EARNINGS & HOUSING INFORMATION FOR PEEL

(September 26, 2013) –Income, earnings and housing statistics from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) are now available for Peel Region. This information represents the last set of statistical information released by Statistics Canada for the 2011 period. Key findings include:

Income and Earnings

After taxes, the median household income in Peel is $34,822 for single-person household and $75,941 for households with two or more people.
Among the GTA municipalities, Peel has the second highest prevalence of people living in low-income (12.6 per cent), with children less than six years old making up 10.2 per cent of this group. While high for the GTA, 12.6 per cent is below the Provincial and National prevalence of people living in low-income (13.9 per cent and 14.9 per cent, respectively).
Peel residents take home 84.3 per cent of their before-tax income – the highest percentage in the GTA.

Housing

78.2 per cent of Peel’s private dwellings were owned (versus rented) with Caledon having the highest rate of ownership at 91.9 per cent, followed by Brampton and Mississauga at 81.7 per cent and 74.9 per cent respectively.
At 4.2 per cent, Peel has the highest proportion of households in the GTA with three or more household maintainers. A “household maintainer” refers to a dweller responsible for paying into the housing costs.
Almost one third (31 per cent) of households in Peel are spending 30 per cent or more of total income on housing, which is a key marker of affordability. Peel also has the lowest percentage of tenants in subsidized housing in the GTA.
Peel’s median monthly shelter cost for owned homes is the highest in the GTA at $1,590.
64.8 per cent of dwellings in Peel were constructed after 1981, with almost one quarter (24.2 per cent) constructed between 2001 and 2011.

Full details are available in the Income, Earnings and Housing Information Bulletin at Peeldatacentre.ca. Bulletins are also available summarizing NHS data for Ethnic Diversity and Religion, Immigration and Citizenship and Labour, Education and Mobility.

The voluntary 2011 National Household Survey replaced the Government of Canada’s mandatory long-form Census. This change in methodology may affect the comparability of this data to previous Census data.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit http://www.peelregion.c

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