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Labour Force Activity, 1996 Census

 Total population 15+ years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total population 15+ years 655,000 100.00 203,490 100.00 30,555 100.00 420,955 100.00
In the labour force 476,445 72.74 151,195 74.30 22,750 74.46 302,490 71.86
Employed 438,020 91.94 139,090 91.99 21,575 94.84 277,360 91.69
Unemployed 38,425 8.06 12,110 8.01 1,175 5.16 25,135 8.31
Not in the labour force 178,555 27.26 52,295 25.70 7,805 25.54 118,460 28.14
Participation rate 72.7 N/A 74.3 N/A 74.5 N/A 71.9 N/A
Employment-population ratio 66.9 N/A 68.4 N/A 70.6 N/A 65.9 N/A
Unemployment rate 8.1 N/A 8.0 N/A 5.2 N/A 8.3 N/A

 Total population 15-24 years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total population 15 - 24 years 119,305 18.21 39,180 19.25 5,045 16.51 75,080 17.84
In the labour force 73,445 61.56 25,040 63.91 3,185 63.13 45,220 60.23
Employed 61,895 84.27 21,265 84.92 2,750 86.34 37,885 83.78
Unemployed 11,550 15.73 3,775 15.08 435 13.66 7,340 16.23
Not in the labour force 45,865 38.44 14,145 36.10 1,860 36.87 29,855 39.76
Participation rate 61.6 N/A 63.9 N/A 63.1 N/A 60.2 N/A
Employment-population ratio 51.9 N/A 54.3 N/A 54.5 N/A 50.5 N/A
Unemployment rate 15.7 N/A 15.1 N/A 13.7 N/A 16.2 N/A

 Total population 25+ years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total
population 25+ years
535,695 81.79 164,310 80.75 25,505 83.47 345,875 82.16
In the labour force 403,000 75.23 126,160 76.78 19,570 76.73 257,275 74.38
Employed 376,125 93.33 117,825 93.39 18,825 96.19 239,470 93.08
Unemployed 26,875 6.67 8,340 6.61 745 3.81 17,800 6.92
Not in the labour force 132,690 24.77 38,145 23.22 5,940 23.29 88,600 25.62
Participation rate 75.2 N/A 76.8 N/A 76.7 N/A 74.4 N/A
Employment-population
ratio
70.2 N/A 71.7 N/A 73.8 N/A 69.2 N/A
Unemploy-
ment rate
6.7 N/A 6.6 N/A 3.8 N/A 6.9 N/A

 Male population 15+ years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Male population 15+ years 320,960 49.00 100,455 49.37 15,355 50.25 205,155 48.74
In the labour force 253,310 78.92 81,175 80.81 12,355 80.46 159,780 77.88
Employed 236,170 93.23 76,050 93.69 11,735 94.98 148,385 92.87
Unemployed 17,135 6.76 5,125 6.31 620 5.02 11,395 7.13
Not in the labour force 67,655 21.08 19,280 19.19 3,000 19.54 45,375 22.12
Participation rate 78.9 N/A 80.8 N/A 80.5 N/A 77.9 N/A
Employment-population ratio 73.6 N/A 75.7 N/A 76.4 N/A 72.3 N/A
Unemployment rate 6.8 N/A 6.3 N/A 5.0 N/A 7.1 N/A


 Male population 15-24 years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Male population 15 - 24 years 60,365 18.81 19,820 19.73 2,660 17.32 37,890 18.47
In the labour force 37,015 61.32 12,795 64.56 1,720 64.66 22,500 59.38
Employed 31,410 84.86 11,110 86.83 1,450 84.30 18,850 83.78
Unemployed 5,605 15.14 1,690 13.21 270 15.70 3,640 16.18
Not in the labour force 23,355 38.69 7,020 35.42 945 35.53 15,395 40.63
Participation rate 61.3 N/A 64.6 N/A 64.7 N/A 59.4 N/A
Employment-population ratio 52.0 N/A 56.1 N/A 54.5 N/A 49.7 N/A
Unemployment rate 15.1 N/A 13.2 N/A 15.7 N/A 16.2 N/A

 Male population 25+ years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Male population 25+ years 260,595 81.19 80,630 80.26 12,695 82.68 167,260 81.53
In the labour force 216,295 83.00 68,375 84.80 10,635 83.77 137,285 82.08
Employed 204,760 94.67 64,940 94.98 10,290 96.76 129,535 94.35
Unemployed 11,535 5.33 3,435 5.02 345 3.24 7,750 5.65
Not in the labour force 44,300 17.00 12,260 15.21 2,060 16.23 29,980 17.92
Participation rate 83.0 N/A 84.8 N/A 83.8 N/A 82.1 N/A
Employment-population ratio 78.6 N/A 80.5 N/A 81.1 N/A 77.4 N/A
Unemployment rate 5.3 N/A 5.0 N/A 3.2 N/A 5.6 N/A

 Female population 15+ years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Female population 15+ years 334,040 51.00 103,035 50.63 15,200 49.75 215,800 51.26
In the labour force 223,135 66.80 70,025 67.96 10,400 68.42 142,710 66.13
Employed 201,850 90.46 63,040 90.02 9,840 94.62 128,965 90.37
Unemployed 21,285 9.54 6,980 9.97 560 5.38 13,745 9.63
Not in the labour force 110,905 33.20 33,015 32.04 4,800 31.58 73,090 33.87
Participation rate 66.8 N/A 68.0 N/A 68.4 N/A 66.1 N/A
Employment-population ratio 60.4 N/A 61.2 N/A 64.7 N/A 59.8 N/A
Unemployment rate 9.5 N/A 10.0 N/A 5.4 N/A 9.6 N/A

 Female population 15-24 years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Female population 15 - 24 years 58,940 17.64 19,365 18.79 2,385 15.69 37,190 17.23
In the labour force 36,430 61.81 12,240 63.21 1,465 61.43 22,725 61.11
Employed 30,490 83.69 10,155 82.97 1,300 88.74 19,030 83.74
Unemployed 5,940 16.31 2,080 16.99 165 11.26 3,695 16.26
Not in the labour force 22,510 38.19 7,120 36.77 920 38.57 14,465 38.89
Participation rate 61.8 N/A 63.2 N/A 61.4 N/A 61.1 N/A
Employment-population ratio 51.7 N/A 52.4 N/A 54.5 N/A 51.2 N/A
Unemployment rate 16.3 N/A 17.0 N/A 11.3 N/A 16.3 N/A

 Female population 25+ years


  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Female population 25+ years 275,100 82.36 83,675 81.21 12,810 84.28 178,615 82.77
In the labour force 186,705 67.87 57,785 69.06 8,930 69.71 119,990 67.18
Employed 171,360 91.78 52,885 91.52 8,535 95.58 109,940 91.62
Unemployed 15,345 8.22 4,900 8.48 395 4.42 10,050 8.38
Not in the labour force 88,395 32.13 25,890 30.94 3,880 30.29 58,625 32.82
Participation rate 67.9 N/A 69.1 N/A 69.7 N/A 67.2 N/A
Employment-population ratio 62.3 N/A 63.2 N/A 66.6 N/A 61.6 N/A
Unemployment rate 8.2 N/A 8.5 N/A 4.4 N/A 8.4 N/A

* Source: Statistics Canada, 1996 Census

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