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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.

Ted Hildebrandt
Director of Social Planning


community-lens-81This 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.


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community-lens-80This Community Lens examines data from the 2010 Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participation. With a volunteer rate of 59%, it is estimated that there were about 235,000 volunteers in Halton in 2010.


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community-lens-79This Community Lens examines data from the 2011 Census, focusing on changes in population across Halton at a lower level of geography, the Census Tract. This allows for analysis of changes within local municipalities in Halton.


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community-lens-78This Community Lens examines data from the 2011 Census of Agriculture, focusing on changes in farming practices in Halton.


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community-lens-77This Community Lens examines data from the 2011 Census, focusing on the aging population in Halton.

In Halton, with the exception of the Town of Milton, all three local municipalities experienced an increase in their median ages. The median age for the Town of Milton actually dropped from 34.4 years to 34.1 years making it the youngest municipality in the GTHA. This also contributes to region’s overall small increase in median age.


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cl76This Community Lens focuses on the importance of literacy in Halton.


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