Census Data observations

This post is in progress, and will be added to as I work my way through the 2016 Census Data.

Is growth in Brampton slowing down? 

2006 2011 2016
Population 433,806 523,911 593,638





(+20.8% approx.)


(+13.3% approx.)

Rate of growth, measured by a percent increase of residents over 5 years, fell from 20.8% to 13.3%. Was that reflective of anything in particular? 5 year snapshots can hide a lot of details.  This has planning implications.

Is the single life for us?

In 2011, 56% of adult residents were married or common law

In 2016, 59.4% of adult resident were married or common law

Do we need to do more to attract young singles? Or do we embrace our brand as a “family oriented” community?  This has planning implications.

Is Brampton sexist?

The Unemployment rate for Brampton for 2016 was 8.3%

  • For men, it was 7.3%
  • For women, it was 9.5%

In terms of full time vs part time work, men work have more full time work, women more part time work.










Worked full year, full time 164,920 94,430 70,490
Worked part year and/or part time 155,965 75,505 80,465

This is an alarming disparity, as the Unemployment rate figure suggests an equal willingness to work Full Time Hours; although admittedly the data in the Census is not definitive, it is suggested that this very likely the case. This has implications for child welfare, equity initiatives, resource planning, etc.



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