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Community Context 2008

Economic: 2008 Archive

12-1 GDP

GDP Economic Context Supplemental Graphs 2008 119.jpg

200117,095,000,000
200217,901,000,000
200318,657,000,000
200419,445,000,000
200521,001,000,000
200621,539,000,000

*Estimate
Source: Source: GDP figures from CTT

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12-2 Employment Level, 2001-2007

Employment Level, 2001-2007 Economic Context Supplemental Graphs 2008 119 (1).jpg

2001223300
2002226000
2003233900
2004237300
2005249900
2006251400
2007250300

Source:Statistics Canada Cansim Table 282-0053

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12-3 GDP Per Worker, 2001-2007

GDP Per Worker, 2001-2007 Economic Context Supplemental Graphs 2008 119 (2).jpg

 1996199719981999200020012002
Waterloo Region70,25172,83374,96377,65178,64377,92579,162
Ontario70,43972,16473,41976,44978,65478,26979,213
Canada68,05169,60070,70572,70474,67874,91075,302
 20032004200520062007
Waterloo Region77,75579,06677,24078,53280,655
Ontario78,01978,58179,65980,05880,402
Canada75,01475,90277,09477,60377,688

Source: Data calculated from Table IX-3-a-ii and Table XIII-1, Community Foundations Canada

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12-4 Percent Change in GDP Per Worker

%Change in GDP Per Worker Economic Context Supplemental Graphs 2008 119 (3).jpg

20021.03
20031.01
20041.03
20051.03
20061.02

Source: Employment and GDP figures from CTT

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12-5 Percent Change in Consumer Bankruptcies

%Change in Consumer Bankruptcies Economic Context Supplemental Graphs 2008 119 (4).jpg

 2001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region2.26-6.3414.778.31-4.791.993.40
Ontario9.824.4411.711.721.82-4.635.22
Canada5.74-1.547.690.210.25-6.400.73

Source: Industry Canada, Office of the Superintendant of Bankruptcy Canada, "Annual Statistics Report" for years 2000 to 2007, tables 2,3 and 8 for each report. Available at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/bsf-osb.nsf/en/br01775e.html and http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/bsf-osb.nsf/en/br01711e.html for 2007 and all previous years, respectively.

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12-6 Median Age of the Population

Median Age of the PopulationGeneral Supplemental Graphs 2008 (1).jpg

 199620012006
Waterloo Region33.535.336.4
Ontario35.237.239
Canada35.337.639.5

Source: Statistics Canada, Community Profiles, Census 2001 and 2006.

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12-7 Five-Year Population Growth (%)

Five-Year Population Growth (%25) General Supplemental Graphs 2008 (2).jpg

 199620012006
Waterloo Region6.68.29
Ontario4.16.16.6
Canada445.4

Source: Census 1996, 2001, 2006

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12-8 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources

 12-9 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources - Where Waterloo Region Stands

XI-1-a: Size of the population

 Population in 1996Population in 2001Population in 2006Percent change 1996-2001Percent change 2001 to 2006
Kitchener CMA382,940414,284451,235>8.28.9

In 2006, the population of the Kitchener CMA was 451,235, which represented 3.7 per cent of the provincial population. The population grew by 8.9 per cent from its 2001 level of 414,284. 

Source: Statistics Canada, Community Profiles

XI-1-b: Share of Youth in Population

   Percentage share of total populationPercentage point change
 20012006200120062001-2006

Kitchener

85,07586,24020.519.1-1.4

The proportion of the population in Kitchener aged 14 and under in 2006 was 19.1 per cent, down 1.4 percentage points from a share of 20.5 per cent in 2001. The proportion was 8.3 per cent higher than the national rate (17.7 per cent) and 5.1 per cent above the provincial rate (18.2 per cent).

Source: Statistics Canada Community Profiles Census 2001 and 2006

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfmLang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1
=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom
=

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XI-1-c: Share of Elderly in Population

   Percentage share of total populationPercentage point change
 20012006200120062001-2006
Kitchener CMA46,42052,27011.211.60.4

The proportion of the population in Kitchener aged 65 and older in 2006 was 11.6 per cent, up 0.4 percentage points from a share of 11.2 per cent in 2001. The proportion was 15.5 per cent lower than the national rate (13.7 per cent) and 14.6 per cent below the provincial rate (13.6 per cent).

Source: Statistics Canada Community Profiles  Census 2001 and 2006
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfmLang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1
=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=

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XI-2: Median Age

  Median Age Absolute change
 1996200120061996-20012001-2006
Kitchener CMA33.535.336.41.81.1

At 36.4 years, the median age in Kitchener in 2006 increased by 1.1 years from a median age of 35.3 in 2001.  The median age was 7.8 per cent lower than the national level (39.5 years) and 6.7 per cent lower than the provincial level (39.0 years).

Source: Statistics Canada, Community Profiles, Census 2001 and 2006 .
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfmLang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=01&Geo2=PR&Code2
=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=

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XI-3-a: Experienced Labour Force

 Agriculture and Other Resource-Based IndustriesManufacturing and Construction IndustriesWholesale and Retail TradeFinance and Real EstateHealth and EducationBusiness ServicesOther Services
Kitchener CMA1.528.816.17.215.816.614.1

In Kitchener in 2006, the goods producing sector accounted for 30.3 per cent of the experienced labour force while the services producing sector accounted for 69.7 per cent of the experienced labour force. The proportion in the goods producing sector was 6.7 percentage points higher than the national average (23.5 per cent) and 7.5 percentage point higher than the provincial average (22.8 per cent).

Source:  2006 community profiles.
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Index.cfm?Lang=E

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XI-4 Proportion of Foreign Born in the Population, based on Census

 Total PopulationCandian bornForeign bornImmigrated before 1991Immigrated between 1991 and 2001Immigrated between 2001 and 2006

Kitchener CMA

446,495339,390103,06061,59024,60016,870

In 2006, the foreign-born population in Kitchener was 103,060 persons, representing 23.1 per cent of the total population. This compares to the provincial proportion of 28.3 per cent of the population being immigrants and the national proportion of 19.8 per cent.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 and 2006 Census, Highlight Tables.
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/highlight/Immigration/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo=PR&View=1&Table=1&StartRec=1&Sort=2&B1=Counts

2006 Census CMA and CA data:

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XI-5-a: Average Income of Economic Families

 20002005% change, 2000-2005

Kitchener CMA

84,44790,2896.9

In 2005, average real income of economic families in Kitchener was $ 90,289, up 6.9 per cent from $84,447 (2005 dollars) in 2000. Average income was 0.3 per cent below the provincial average of $ 90,526 and 9.7 per cent above the national average of $82,325.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006023.
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfmTemporal=2006&PID=94194&METH
=1&APATH=3&PTYPE=88971&THEME=81&AID=&FREE=0&FOCUS=&VID=0&GC=99&GK=NA&RL=0&d1=0&GID=837928

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XI-6-a: Median Income of Economic Families

 20002005% change, 2000-2005
Kitchener CMA73,58676,0193.3

In 2005, median money income for economic families was $76,019 in Kitchener, up 3.3 per cent from 2001 in real terms. The 2005 level was 14.6 per cent higher than the national median ($66,343) and 4.5 per cent higher than the provincial median ($72,734).

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006023.
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfmTemporal=2006&PID=94194&METH
=1&APATH=3&PTYPE=88971&THEME=81&AID=&FREE=0&FOCUS=&VID=0&GC=99&GK=NA&RL=0&d1=0&GID=837928

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XI-7 Proportion of the Population Classified as a Visible Minority

 Total PopulationVisible Minority PopulationProportion of Population Classified as a Visible Minority, per cent
Kitchener CMA446,49561,45013.8

In 2006 in Kitchener, the visible minority population was 61,450 persons, representing 13.8 per cent of the total population. This compares to the national proportion of 16.2 per cent and the provincial proportion of 22.8 per cent of the population.  Kitchener saw an increase of 40.0 per cent the in visible minority population between 2001-2006.

Source: 2006 data, Community Profiles
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfmLang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=0
1&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=

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XI-8: Proportion of Single-parent Families

 20012006Percent change in the propotion of single-parent families
 Total familiesSingle-parent familiesProportion of single-parent familiesTotal familiesSingle-parent familiesProportion of single-parent families(2001-2006)

Kitchener CMA

115,95516,65014.4126,20518,77014.93.58

In 2006 in Kitchener 14.9 per cent of families were single-parent families.  This compares to 15.9 per cent at the national level and 15.8 per cent at the provincial level.  The rate was up 3.6 per cent from 14.4 per cent in 2001.

Source: Statistics Canada Census Community Profiles for 2001 and 2006;
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfmLang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=01&Geo2=
PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom
=
For 2006:
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfmLang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1
=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom
=

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XIII-1: GDP

 1996199719981999200020012002

Kitchener  CMA

13,93114,61015,50216,81117,39617,40117,891
 20032004200520062007Comp avg annual growth, per cent, 2001-2007

Kitchener  CMA

18,18718,76219,30219,74320,1882.51

Real GDP in Kitchener reached $20,188 million in 2007, up 2.3 percent from its 2006 level.  This change was less than the city's average annual GDP growth rate of 2.5 percent over the 2001-2007 period.  By comparison, real annual GDP growth over the same period averaged 2.3 per cent province-wide and 2.7 per cent nationally.  Kitchener accounted for 3.8 percent of the real GDP of Ontario in 2007.

Source: CMA and CA data estimated by the Centre for Spatial Economics (C4SE).  National and provincial data from Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 384-0002. Shares calculated by CSLS.

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XIII-2: GDP per Worker

 1996199719981999200020012002

Kitchener CMA

70,25172,83374,96377,65178,64377,92579,162
 20032004200520062007Compound average annual growth, per cent, 2001-2007

Kitchener CMA

77,75579,06677,24078,53280,6550.58

Real GDP per worker in Kitchener was $80,655 in 2007 (in constant 2002 dollars), up 2.7 per cent from its 2006 level.  This change was greater in magnitude than the city's average annual per-worker GDP growth rate of 0.6 per cent over the 2001-2007 period.  Output per worker in Kitchener was 0.3 per cent greater than the level of per-worker GDP in Ontario in 2007, and 3.8 per cent higher than the Canada-wide level.

Source: Data calculated from Table IX-3-a-ii and Table XIII-1

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XIII-3: Rankings for Research and Development

 Corporate R&DUniversity ResearchTotal

Kitchener CMA

6117

In 2002, Kitchener-Waterloo ranked seventh of 27 Canadian cities with regard to research and development. The rankings considered both university and corporate research.

Source: based on Research Infosource, "All Research Communities: Total Scorecard" available at
http://www.researchinfosource.com/media/2006TRC-score.pdf

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XIII-4: Consumer and Business Bankruptcies

Consumer Bankruptcies in Vital Signs Communities, 2000-2007
 20002001200220032004200520062007% change, 2000-2007
Kitchener CMA1,0181,0419751,1191,2121,1541,1771,21719.5
Table XIII-4-ii: Business Bankruptcies in Vital Signs Communities, 2000-2007
 20002001200220032004200520062007% change, 00-07
Kitchener CMA1061011229578799881-23.6

In Kitchener in 2007 there were 1,217 consumer bankruptcies and 81 business bankruptcies. Consumer bankruptcies increased by 19.5 per cent between 2000 and 2007 compared to increases of 6.2 per cent at the national level and 33.2 per cent at the provincial level.  Business bankruptcies fell by 23.6 per cent between 2000 and 2007 compared to declines of 37.3 per cent at the national level and 11.4 per cent at the provincial level. 

Source: Industry Canada, Office of the Superintendant of Bankruptcy Canada, "Annual Statistics Report" for years 2000 to 2007, tables 2,3 and 8 for each report. Available at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/bsf-osb.nsf/en/br01775e.html and http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/bsf-osb.nsf/en/br01711e.html for 2007 and all previous years, respectively.

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XIII-5 Non-Residential Building Permit Values in dollars for Vital Signs CMAs, 1987-2007

 Millions of Dollars
 19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997
Kitchener CMA28818125413423513792113252175149
 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007% change, 2000-2007
Kitchener CMA19619239055336234439235240143210.7

At $432 million in 2007, the value of non-residential building permits in Kitchener has increased 50 per cent from $288 million in 1987. This compares to a national increase of 137 per cent and a 103 per cent increase in Ontario.

Source: Calculated from Statistics Canada Building Permit Survey CANSIM Table 026-0003, series labels v5455, v5462, v5469, v5483, v5490, v5416, v5498, v5550, v41579694, v5649, v5655, v5662, v5505, v5531, v5544, v5562, v5575, v5582, v5409, v5441, v5448, v5469, v5416, v5423, v5429, v784146, v5435.

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XIII-6 Housing Starts

 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007% change, 1998-2007
Kitchener CMA2,5492,8213,5093,5374,1303,9553,9123,7632,5992,7407.5

At 2,740 housing starts in 2007, Kitchener saw an 8 per cent increase from the 2,549 housing starts in 1998. This compares to a national increase of 66 per cent and a 27 per cent increase in Ontario.

Source: CMHC "CHS - Residential Building Activity" Provincial and national data from table 6, community data from table 8. Available: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/esub/64681/64681_2008_A01.pdf

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XIII-7 Retail Sales

 Millions of Current Dollars
 20002001200220032004200520062007% change, 2000-2007
Kitchener CMA3,7834,5504,7884,9455,1845,4355,6005,11835.3

At $5,118 million in retail sales in 2007, Kitchener saw a 35 per cent increase from $3,783 million in 2000. This compares to a national increase of 43 per cent and a 31 per cent increase in Ontario.

Source for Canada, Provinces and 2004-2007 data for Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver calculated from Statistics Canada Retail Trade Survey CANSIM table 080-0015, series labels v21645106, v21645190, v21645211, v21645232, v21645253, v21645274, v21645316, v21645337, v21645358, v21645379.

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XIII-9 Overall Cost Competitiveness Index

 2002200420062008
Kitchener*85.791.094.398.2

With an overall competitiveness index value of 98.2, Kitchener has business costs that are 1.8 per cent lower than the average of 15 representative cities in the United States; this is deterioration from an index value of 85.7 in 2002.

*Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge for 2002, Waterloo Region for all subsequent years

Source: KPMG, "Competitive Alternatives 2008," Exhibit 4.12 and Exhibit 7.1. Available at http://www.competitivealternatives.com/download/default.asp

Source: KPMG, "Competitive Alternatives 2002," Exhibit 5j, p.43. Avaliable at ftp://ftp.competitivealternatives.com/2002_compalt_report_vol1_en.pdf

Source: KPMG, "Competitive Alternatives 2004," Exhibit 4.10, p.50. Available at ftp://ftp.competitivealternatives.com/2004_compalt_report_vol1_en.pdf

Source: KPMG, "Competitive Alternatives 2006," Exhibit 4.10, p.50. Available at: ftp://ftp.competitivealternatives.com/2006_compalt_report_vol1_en.pdf

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