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Getting Started 2007 Supplementary

Getting Started: 2007 Archive - Supplementary Information

Getting started - as a child, as a graduate, as a newcomer is important, because how well we begin is an indicator of how well we succeed.

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

Youth Unemployment Rate

Table VI-4-a: Youth Unemployment Rates for Vital Signs Communities, 1996 and 2001
 19962001Percentage
Point Change
Percent
Change
Kitchener16.011.4-4.6-28.8

In 2006, the youth (15-24 years old) unemployment rate for Kitchener was 9.8 per cent. This was 25 per cent below the Ontario provincial youth unemployment rate of 13.1 and 16 per cent below the national average of 11.6. Overall the youth unemployment rate has increased 1.1 percentage points from 1987, when it was 8.9 per cent of the youth population.

Table VI- 4-b: Unemployment Rates for Youth (15 to 24 Years) for Vital Signs by CMA and Economic Region, 1987-2006
 Youth Unemployment Rate
198719952000200420052006
Kitchener8.913.412.211.211.09.8
 Per cent of Youth Unemployment Rate to Total Unemployment Rate
198719952000200420052006
Kitchener150.0155.8186.8186.1182.4184.1

Note: All historic data from 1987-2006 in Appendix Table VI-4b and VI-4b-i.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, Special request. CAs based on Economic Region data

Appendix Table VI-4-b-i: Youth Unemployment Rate as a Proportion of Overall Unemployment Rate for Vital Signs CMAs and Economic Regions, 1998-2006
 199819992000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener189.2189.7217.9191.9178.9186.4219.6193.0188.5

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, Special request. CAs based on Economic Region data

Appendix Table VI-4-b-ii: Unemployment Rates for Youth (15 to 24 Years) for Vital Signs CMA and Economic Regions, 1997 - 2006
 1997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener14.612.311.012.211.910.211.011.211.09.8

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, Special request. CAs based on Economic Region data

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Unemployment Rate of Recent Immigrants

Table VI-2-a: Unemployment Rate of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in Vital Signs Communities, 1996 and 2001
 Unemployment rate of immigrants as a ratio of the non-immigrant unemployment rate
1996200119962001
Non-immigrant populationEntered country 6 to 10 years agoEntered country within the last 5 yearsNon-immigrant populationEntered country 6 to 10 years agoEntered country within the last 5 yearsEntered country 6 to 10 years agoEntered country within the last 5 yearsEntered country 6 to 10 years agoEntered country within the last 5 years
Kitchener7.812.817.55.010.413.7164.1224.4208.0274.0

In Kitchener, the unemployment rate of recent immigrants (those who entered the country in the 1996-2000 period) was 13.7 per cent in 2001. This was 274 per cent of the local average non-immigrant unemployment rate up from 224 per cent in 1996. At the national level, the ratio of the unemployment rate of recent immigrants to the non-immigrant rate was 172 per cent and at the provincial level it was 200 per cent in 2001.

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Average Immigrant Money Income

Table VI-3: Average Immigrant Money Income in Vital Signs Communities, 2001
  Immigrant Income as a Per Cent of Non-immigrant Income
TotalNon-ImmigrantsImmigrantsImmigrated 1991-2001Immigrated 1991-1995Immigrated 1996-2001Immigrated 1991-2001Immigrated 1991-1995Immigrated 1996-2001
Kitchener32,45733,14430,50823,00124,96520,92969.475.363.1

Source: Census 2001.

The average individual money income for recent immigrants (immigrated between 1996-2000) in Kitchener for 2000 was $20,929, 63.1 per cent of the income that non-immigrants earned. This compares to recent immigrant income on the provincial level of 61.2 per cent of non-immigrant income and 65.7 per cent on the national level.

Appendix Table VI-3: Average Employment Income for Immigrants in Vital Signs CMAs who Work Full-Time and Immigrated from 1991-1995 and from 1996-2001
 All PeopleNon-
Immigrants
ImmigrantsImmigrated from
1991-2001
Immigrated from
1991-1995
Immigrated from
1996-2001
Kitchener449654533243697386174007136736

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Net Migration

Table VI-1-a: Net Migration in Vital Signs Communities, 2001
 Total Population, 1 Year and OverLived in a Different Province/Territory or Country 1 Year AgoPercent of TotalTotal Population,
5 Years and Over
Lived in a Different Province/Territory or Country 5 Years AgoPercent of Total
Kitchener414,2846,865.001.7383,30023,7506.2

On a net basis (gross inflow minus outflows), Kitchener gained 1,252 persons in 2004 due to intraprovincial migration, lost 166 people due to interprovincial migration and gained 3,640 people due to international migration. Overall, Kitchener gained 4,726 people, which represented 1.08 per cent of the total population.

Table VI-1-b: Migration in Vital Signs CMAs, 2004
 
Intraprovincial MigrationInterprovinical MigrationInternational MigrationTotal
In
Migration
Out
Migration
NetIn
Migration
Out
Migration
NetIn
Migration
Out
Migration
NetIn
Migration
Out
Migration
Net
Kitchener2,2802,446-1662,2802,446-1664,2966563,6408,8565,5483,308

Source: Statistics Canada. Annual Migration Estimates by Census Division/Census Metropolitan Area. Table 111-0027.

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