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Quick Facts

The Regional Municipality of Peel is the upper-tier municipality immediately to the west of the City of Toronto, which falls within the jurisdiction of the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Greenbelt Plan.

The Region of Peel serves 1.4 million residents and approximately 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga

General Facts (2016 Census)


Population and Dwelling Counts


  Population (without undercount) Number of Occupied Private Dwellings
Region of Peel 1,381,739 430,180
Mississauga 721,599 240,913
Brampton 593,638 168,011
Caledon 66,502 21,256

Population by Sex


  Males Females
Peel 678,700
703,040
Mississauga 351,930 369,665
Brampton 293,535 300,105
Caledon 33,235 33,265

Median Age


Region of Peel Median Age
Peel 38.1
Mississauga 40.0
Brampton 35.8
Caledon 41.0

Land Area km2

Region of Peel 1,247.0
Mississauga 292.4
Brampton 266.4
Caledon 688.2

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 Environmental Facts

  Area in
Hectares (ha)
Percentage
of Peel (%)
Source
Total Provincially and Locally Significant Wetlands 5,582 4.4 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2016)
Total Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) 3,838 3.1 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2014)
Earth Science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest 1,204 1.0 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2014)
Life Science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest 2,634 2.1 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) (2014)
Total Farmland 33,726 27.0 Statistics Canada, Census of Canada (2016)

 Demographic Facts

Immigrants in Peel


  Total Immigrants % of Total Immigrants
Population
Recent Immigrants
% of Total Immigrants
Population
Peel 706,835 51.5 94,105 13.3
Mississauga 381,730 53.4 53,410 14.0
Brampton 308,790 52.3 39,915 12.9
Caledon 16,310 24.6 780 4.8

 Income Facts

Median Private Household Income

  After-tax Income ($)
Peel 75,667
Mississauga 72,657
Brampton 77,156
Caledon 96,009


Prevalence of Low Income (Based on LIM-AT)

  % Population
Peel 12.8
Mississauga 14.7
Brampton 11.3
Caledon 5.7

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 Education Facts

Population age 25 to 64 without a Certificate, Degree or Diploma


  Number of People % Population
Peel 79,325 10.6
Mississauga 33,520 8.5
Brampton 42,505 13.3
Caledon 3,310 9.2

Population Aged 25+ with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher


  Number of People % Population
Peel 301,300 32.7
Mississauga 185,010 37.6
Brampton 105,245 27.3
Caledon 11,045 24.8

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 Employment Facts

Labour Force: Population 15 Years and over

  Labour Force Employed Participation Rate Unemployment Rate
Peel 753,110 691,470 67.3 8.2
Mississauga 394,640 361,690 66.4 8.3
Brampton 319,620 293,075 67.9 8.3
Caledon 38,845 36,715 72.1 5.5

 Economic Activity Facts

2016 Housing Starts and Completions


  Housing Starts Housing Completions
Region of Peel 5,362 5,834
City of Brampton 4,041 4,442
Town of Caledon 392 655
City of Mississauga 929 737

Source: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Value of All Building Permits Issued in 2016

  Value (in $000)
Region of Peel 3,495,173
City of Brampton 1,964,720
Town of Caledon 255,217
City of Mississauga 1,275,236

Source: Statistics Canada

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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