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?
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.