Halton Region at a Glance

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2011

Population - show/hide for statistical data

Population Halton Region Ontario
2011 Population 501 669 12 851 821
2006 Population 439 206 12 160 282
5 Year Population Growth (06 - 11) 14.2% 5.7%
Estimated 2016 Population 586 031 14 165 264
Land Area (km2) 964.01 908 607.67
Population Density (per Km2) 520.4 14.1

Household Structure - show/hide for statistical data

Household Structure Halton Region Ontario
Number of Households 179 015 4 887 505
      Percent 1 person households 20% 25%
      Percent 2 person households 31% 33%
      Percent 3 person households 17% 16%
      Percent 4 person households 21% 16%
      Percent 5 person households 8% 6%
      Percent 6+ person households 3% 4%
Average number per household 2.8 2.6
Number of families 139 835 3 475 030
      Percent lone parent families 11% 13%
Number of persons 65+ in household 62 510 1 752 725
      Percent of persons 65+ living alone 29% 32%

Mobility, percentage of those moving into Halton - show/hide for statistical data

Mobility Halton Region Ontario
Percent who moved in the past year 11% 12%
Percent who moved in last 5 years 39% 37%

Shelter Cost, home ownership versus home rentals - show/hide for statistical data

Shelter Cost Halton Region Ontario
Percent of renters spending 30% or more of household income on rent 42% 42%
Percent of owners spending 30% or more of household income on shelter 19% 21%
Percent of renters 17% 28%

Median Income Data - show/hide for statistical data

Income Halton Region Ontario
Median economic family income* 107 159 80 987
Median income lone parent economic families* 60 553 47 237
Median income one person households 42 667 33 243
Median income persons aged 15+ 39 662 30526

Incidence of Low Income - show/hide for statistical data

Incidence of Low Income* Halton Region Ontario
Percent of population below the low income measure (LIM) 7.6% 13.9%
Percent of population under age 18 below the low income measure (LIM) 9.2% 17.3%
Percent of population aged 65+ below the low income measure (LIM) 5.2% 8.3%

Percent of population with Canadian Citizenship - show/hide for statistical data

Citizenship Halton Region Ontario
Percent of population with Canadian citizenship 94% 93%

Language Spoken Regularly at Home - show/hide for statistical data

Language Spoken Regularly at Home Halton Region Ontario
English 86.7% 79%
French 0.7% 2.1%
Non-official Language 9.1% 14.1%
Multiple Response 3.6% 0.3%

Highest education level, ages 15+ - show/hide for statistical data

Highest education level, ages 15+ Halton Region Ontario
No certificate or diploma 13% 19%
High school diploma 25% 27%
Apprenticeship or trades certificate 5% 7%
College diploma 22% 20%
University certificate below bachelor level 5% 4%
University diploma 30% 23%
Population Pyramid - Halton Region at a Glance 2011.

* Statistics Canada does not recommend comparing results from the voluntary 2011 NHS data to the 2006 long-form census data due to a change in survey methodology. It is not possible to determine whether differences are due to actual changes in the population or due to the voluntary nature of the NHS, which is more prone to non-response bias (i.e. residents with low incomes, very high incomes, new immigrants, and Aboriginals were less likely to respond). For more information please see the NHS User Guide (external PDF file)