Reminders

Work 2008 Supplementary

Work: 2008 Archive - Supplementary Information

The ability to find work that pays a living wage is an important attribute of any community

9-1 Employment Rate (15+)

Employment Rate (15+) Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117 (2).jpg

 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region65.166.866.765.965.366.566.368.667.764.9
Ontario61.262.363.26362.963.863.863.563.563.6
Canada59.760.661.361.161.762.462.762.76363.5

Source: Statistics Canada. Cansim Table 282-0053

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9-2 Median Hourly Earnings (in current dollars)

Median Hourly Earnings (in current dollars) Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117 (4).jpg

 1997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region13.751414.4215.0815.4415.616.3516.8517.3417.5
Ontario14.9151515.8216.1516.4816.8317.1417.9518

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

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9-3 Part-Time Workers, Percent Shares in Total Workers

Part-Time Workers, Per cent Shares in Total Workers,Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117 (5).jpg

 1997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region20.120.81917.917.518.218.91818.217.9
Ontario19.218.7181817.818.318.518.118.117.7
Canada19.118.818.418.118.118.818.918.518.318

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

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9-4 Median Earnings for Economic Families, Waterloo Region, 2000 and 2005

Median Earnings for Economic Families, Waterloo Region, 2000 and 2005 Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117 (8).jpg

 20002005
Waterloo Region7172871088
Canada6143960270

Source: Statistics Canada http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/highlights/income/pages/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo=CMA&Code=01&Table=5&Data1=1&Data2=1&StartRec=51&Sort=2&Display=Page&CSDFilter=5000

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9-5 Median Family Income Waterloo Region, 2000 and 2005

Median Family Income Waterloo Region, 2000 and 2005 Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117 (9).jpg

 20002005
Waterloo Region6347773586
Ontario6102469156
Canada5501662866

Source: Census 2001, Community Profiles for median family income (excludes unattached individuals); for average family income: Topic-based tabulations, Income of Individuals, Families and Households.

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9-6 Median Earnings of Immigrants with University Degree: 1995, 2000, 2005

Median Earnings of Immigrants with University Degree 1995, 2000, 2005 Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117 (10).jpg

 199520002005
Waterloo Region402534160941188
Ontario429294293438976
Canada429294293438976

Source: Median1 earnings of recent immigrants and Canadian-born earners, both sexes, aged 25 to 54, with or without university degree, 2005, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data

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9-7 Median Earnings of Recent* Immigrants with University Degree: 1995, 2000, 2005

Median Earnings of Recent Immigrants with University Degree 1995, 2000, 2005 Work Supplemental Graphs 2008 117.jpg

 199520002005
Waterloo Region243983369630215
Ontario263693279626330
Canada243683022224636

* Immigrated in previous five years

Source: Median1 earnings of recent immigrants and Canadian-born earners, both sexes, aged 25 to 54, with or without university degree, 2005, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data

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9-8 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources

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

IX-1 Employment Rate

 19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997
Kitchener CMA67.971.372.568.966.766.865.266.966.464.864.3
 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Kitchener CMA65.166.866.765.965.366.566.368.667.764.9

At 64.9 per cent in 2007, Kitchener had an employment rate 2.2 per cent higher than the national rate and 2.0 per cent higher than the provincial rate. The rate was down 4.4 per cent from 67.9 per cent in 1987.

Source: Statistics Canada. Cansim Table 282-0053, Cansim series v2356830, v2356835, v2356836, v2356837, v2356839, v2356844, v2356848, v2356849, v2356851, v2356852

IX-2 Unemployment Rate

 19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997
Kitchener CMA5.85.14.86.39.49.59.26.67.88.37.3
 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Kitchener CMA6.55.85.66.25.75.95.15.75.25.5

In 2007 the unemployment rate in Kitchener was 5.5 per cent. This was slightly below the national level (6.0 per cent) and well below the Ontario provincial level (6.4 per cent). The unemployment rate in Kitchener has decreased 0.3 percentage points from 5.8 per cent in 1987.

Source: Statistics Canada. Cansim Table 282-0053,Cansim series v2356780, v2356785, v2356786, v2356787, v2356789, v2356794, v2356798, v2356799, v2356801, v2356802, v26616472, v26616607, v26616661. Also Table 282-0055 for Fredericton v2341930, Lethbridge v2341970, Red Deer v2341974.

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IX-3 Employment Growth

 1988198919901991199219931994199519961997
Kitchener CMA8.124.85-2.29-1.351.69-1.143.990.71-0.701.16
 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Kitchener CMA3.094.692.170.951.213.501.455.310.60-0.44

With a negative employment growth of 0.4 per cent in 2007, Kitchener saw growth of 2.8 percentage points below the national rate and 2.0 percentage points below the provincial rate. The 1987-2007 period saw an average annual growth rate of 1.8 per cent.

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IX-4-a: Average and Median Earnings in 2000 and 2005 for Persons Working Full Year Full-time

 199720002003
 AvgMedianRatio of Average to MedianAvgMedianRatio of Average to MedianAvgMedianRatio of Average to Median
Kitchener-Waterloo16.9815.311.1117.5415.861.1118.2216.081.13
 2006
 AvgMedianRatio of Average to Median
Kitchener-Waterloo18.7516.501.14

In 2007, real median hourly earnings in Kitchener were $16.50 (in 2002 dollars). This represents an increase of 7.8 per cent since 1997. The mean of hourly earnings was $18.75, up 10.4 per cent since 1997. By comparison, median and mean hourly earnings in Ontario in 2007 were $16.92 and $19.20, up by 2.0 and 5.6 per cent, respectively, since 1997. Canada-wide, real median and mean hourly earnings were $16.22 and $18.31, up 3.6 and 6.2 per cent, respectively, since 1997.

Source: For average and median hourly earnigns in current dollars, 1997-2006 data, Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, special request, program A050717. 2007 data, Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, special request, program A050823. For CPI data, Statistics Canada, Cansim Table 326-0021. Consumer price index (CPI), 2005 basket.

Note: Real average and median hourly earnings were calculated by CSLS using CPI data with 2002 as the base year (2002=100)

Note:Where CPI data were not available for CMA and non-CMA Communities, the CPI of the corresponding provinces was used. CPI data were not available for the following CMAs: Greater Sudbury, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and London, and were also not available for all the non-CMA Communities.

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IX-5: Business Birth Rates

 Birth RatesEmployment share of new firms
Kitchener50.220.9

The proportion of businesses started between 1995 and 2000 that existed in 2000 was 50.2 per cent for the city of Kitchener. This is 2 percent higher than the average for the Vital Signs CMAs (49.1 per cent).

Note:"Birth Rates" refer to the portion of businesses started between 1995 and 2000 inclusive that existed in 2000. These firms are then defined as "new firms"

Source: Statistics Canada paper. Bordt, Michael, Sudip Das, Andrew Heisz and Sébastien Larochelle-Côté. Trends and Conditions in Census Metropolitan Areas: Labour Markets, Business Activity, and Population Growth and Mobility in Canadian CMAs. Page 64, table 6.1. Based on data from Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program, Small Area File.

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IX-6: Involuntary Part-time Workers

 19972006
 Total Part-time WorkersTotal Involuntary Part-time WorkersPart- Time Workers who Looked for Full- timePart- time Workers who did Not Look for Full TimeTotal Part-time WorkersTotal Involuntary Part-time WorkersPart- Time Workers who Looked for Full- timePart- time Workers who did Not Look for Full Time
Kitchener-Waterloo40.411.93.57.545.19.20.05.7

In 2007, the proportion of total workers that were involuntary part-time workers in Kitchener-Waterloo was 1.3 per cent. This was down from 1.7 per cent in 1997. The proportion is 0.2 percentage point higher than the national average (1.1 per cent) and 0.1 percentage point lower than the provincial average (1.4 per cent).

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