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Education and Earnings

The average earnings for persons aged 15 years and over with earnings from employment in Peel according to the 2001 Census was $36,635. In general, average earnings were higher in Peel in 2001 than they were in 1991 after adjusting for inflation. This average includes full and part-time employment income. Full-time employment includes persons who worked 49 - 52 weeks or worked mostly full-time in 2000, while part-time employment includes persons who worked less than 49 weeks or worked mostly part-time in 2000.

Peel's average income was higher than Ontario’s average income (at $35,185). However, in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Peel had the lowest average earnings while Halton had the highest (at $45,835).

Peel residents who worked full-time earned an average of $47,597. Males who worked full-time earned an average of $54,356 while females who worked full-time earned an average of $38,301 (which is approximately 70.5 per cent of male full-time earnings). Over the last decade the disparity between male and female full-time income levels has decreased. According to the 1991 Census, female full-time incomes were only 66.1 per cent of male full-time incomes.

The major post-secondary fields of study for males in Peel have remained fairly consistent over the last decade. The top three in both 1991 and 2001 were:

  1. Engineering and applied sciences technologies/trades
  2. Commerce, management and business administration
  3. Engineering and applied sciences

The major post-secondary fields of study for females have remained relatively constant since 1991 as well. In 1991, the top three fields were:

  1. Commerce, management and business administration
  2. Health professions, sciences and technologies
  3. Educational, recreational and counselling services

In 2001, the top three fields were:

  1. Commerce, management and business administration
  2. Educational, recreational and counselling services
  3. Health professions, sciences and technologies

In 2001, 20.7 per cent of Peel's population aged 20 years and older held a university degree. Only Durham reported a smaller percentage (with 13.6 per cent) while Toronto led the GTA (with 27.2 per cent).

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Area Municipal Average & Full-Time Earnings, 2001


Area Municipal Average & Full-Time Earnings, 2001

Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census


Male & Female Earnings in Peel, 1991 & 2001


Male & Female Earnings in Peel, 1991 & 2001

Source: Statistics Canada, 1991 and 2001 Censuses


GTA Average & Full-Time Earnings, 2001


GTA Average & Full-Time Earnings, 2001

Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census


 Other Resources

1996 Census Tables

Statistics from the 1996 Census on a variety of topics.

2001 Census Tables

Statistics from the 2001 Census on a variety of topics.

2006 Census Tables

Statistics from the 2006 Census on a variety of topics.

Ward Profiles

Information from the 2001 Census for each ward in Peel.

In-Depth Census Reports

In-depth reports on topics such as age and sex, education and earnings, home languages, households and dwellings, immigration and more.

Reference Maps

Regional orientation maps and maps of areas used for analyzing data.

Additional Data Holdings

Regional orientation maps and maps of areas used for analyzing data.

Please send comments and questions to:

Peel Data Centre
Region of Peel
Service Innovation, Information and Technology Department,
Information Management Division
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 6th Flr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9