"Demography, the study of human populations, is the most powerful and most underutilized tool we have to understand the past and to foretell the future. Demographics play a pivotal role in the economic and social life of our country...
Anyone involved in planning for the future needs to understand demographics. Thats true whether youre planning your own personal future or that of a school system, a hospital, a chain of restaurants, or a multinational corporation. It is simply not possible to do any competent planning without a knowledge of demographics..." (Foot and Stoffman, Boom Bust and Echo 2000, 1999, pp.8-9)
September 29, 1999 = The Halton Social Profile 1999 provides an extensive demographic description of Halton and its four municipalities. This information is essential to the strategic planning purposes of all agencies and groups throughout Halton. It is a tool that allows an agency to view demographic and socio-economic shifts through past decades, to the present and into the future. The shifts influence needs and demands. To be conscious of these changes allows for the development or evaluation of effective and appropriate programs and actions that will enhance human well-being. The profile is very useful to service providers, funders, planners, the not-for-profit sector and the private sector.
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To order a copy of the profile or for more information please contact the Council at (905) 632-1975 or 878-0955.