Reminders

Arts and Culture 2007

Arts and Culture: 2007 Archive

 The arts touch the spirit and nurture the soul, enriching the quality of life in any city. This sector can also be an important economic generator.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Kitchener" refer to the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

Library Circulation Per Capita is an indicator of how well a community's library system is used.

Library Circulation Per Capita, 2005

  • Waterloo Region: 9.96
  • Ottawa: 10.64
  • Toronto: 12.32

Note: Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge systems only; provided by Community Foundations Canada

Library Expenditures Per Capita is a measure of how much the community invests in its library system.

Library Expenditures Per Capita, 2005
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  • Waterloo Region: 36.66
  • Ottawa: 44.26
  • Toronto: 64.13

Note: Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge systems only; figures provided by Community Foundations Canada

Library Visits includes both physical and online visits and is an indicator of the volume of use of the library system.

Visits Per Capita to Libraries, 2005

  • Waterloo Region: 6.32
  • Ottawa: 5.07
  • Toronto: 6.87

Note: Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge systems only; figures provided by Community Foundations Canada

Employment in Culture is an indicator of how creative the community is. Creativity is associated with economic growth.

% Employment in Cultural Industries, 2006

  • Waterloo Region: 0.99 %
  • Guelph: 1.31 %
  • Ottawa: 2.65 %
  • Toronto: 2.95 %

Source: Statistics Canada Community Profiles,
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E

The Income from Employment in Cultural Industries is an indicator of the health of that sector in the community.

Median Income, Cultural and Non- Cultural Labour Force, 2000

  • Waterloo Region:
    • Cultural - $25,000
    • Non-Cultural - $29,800
  • London:
    • Cultural - $20,000
    • Non-Cultural - $27,000
  • Hamilton:
    • Cultural - $21,000
    • Non-Cultural - $30,000
  • Windsor:
    • Cultural - $24,000
    • Non-Cultural - $30,400

Source: Census Metropolitan Areas as Culture Clusters, Statistics Canada;
http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/89-613-MIE/2004004/summary.htm

Training Cultural Workers increases our chances of building a culture sector locally.

University Enrolement in Cultural Fields of Study as % of Population, 1998-1999

  • Waterloo Region: 0.63 %
  • Hamilton: 0.15 %
  • Windsor: 0.49 %
  • London: 0.54 %

 

Source: Census Metropolitan Areas as Culture Clusters, Statistics Canada;
http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/89-613-MIE/2004004/summary.htm


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