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Halton Region at a Glance

Map of halton with each municipality slightly separated

Land area: 967 square kilometres

Lake Ontario shoreline frontage: 25 kilometres

Greenbelt area: 42,330 square hectares

Population growth forecast (2021 projection): 624,094*

Population growth forecast (2031 projection): 752,537*

Number of hospitals: 4

Number of active farms (2011): 469

Economic impact of agriculture (2010): $124 million (annually)

Number of Occupied Dwellings (2013 estimate): 189,124*

Average income per household (2010)**:

  • Halton: $119,403
  • Oakville: $142,490
  • Milton: $106,743
  • Halton Hills: $112,690
  • Burlington: $105,503
  • Ontario: $85,772
  • Canada: $79,102

Credit rating: AAA

Halton Region Population*

  • Population (2013): 518,311*
  • Burlington: 174,432
  • Halton Hills: 56,809
  • Milton: 102,920
  • Oakville: 184,150

Annual budget (2015): The 2015 gross operating budget is $655.6 million for Regional services and $144.9 million for Police services, resulting in $800.5 million for combined services. The $655.6 million gross operating budget for Regional services includes $157.8 million of financing for the Region’s capital program. The increase in the operating budget for Regional services is $20.9 million comprised of $11.3 million for tax supported services and $9.6 million for rate supported services.

The 2015 capital budget is $406.0 million consisting of $323.8 million for Regional services and $82.3 million for Police services.

Total labour force: 281,625**

Total number of business (2012): 12,211***

Total employment (2012): 189,042***

Housing starts in Halton Region (2013)****:

  • Burlington: 831
  • Halton Hills: 346
  • Milton: 753
  • Oakville: 1,083

* Best Planning Estimates, 2011

** Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011

*** Halton Employment Survey, 2012

**** CMHC