Community Lens is a series intending to disseminate and interpret important community data as it becomes available. Initially, Community Lens was created to focus on results from the 2006 Census as this information became available. Subsequent issues have covered subjects such as population, age and gender, seniors, voter turnout, housing, poverty and immigration.
I trust you will find Community Lens useful as an important resource for your work in the Halton community. As new issues are produced, members of CDH will receive a hard copy as a membership benefit. Electronic versions of Community Lens can be found here. If you have any questions or comments regarding this publication, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Social Planning
This Community Lens examines data from the 2011 Census that shows the growth of single person households outpacing the growth of all other household types. In 2011, one in five households was occupied by only one person.
This Community Lens examines data that Statistics Canada produces on certain economic and demographic information from the income tax forms submitted by Canadians. The data shows that between 2006 and 2009, the number of low income families in Halton rose by 19%.
If you downloaded this Community Lens before July 29, 2013, please discard it and use this version. There has been a correction made to the map, which previously showed incorrect ranges for the % Low Income Families 2009.
This Community Lens examines data that Statistics Canada produces on certain economic and demographic information from the income tax forms submitted by Canadians. The data shows that in 2009, over 10,000 Halton families live in low income.