Community Profile:
Durham, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

Population growth rate third highest in the province with growth across all groups - youth, Aboriginal, Francophone and newcomers; employment growth tied to manufacturing and retail sectors

collage of women construction workers jpgBetween 2001 and 2006, Durham , Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge (DHKPR) had the third highest growth rate in Ontario (9.0%). Its growth rate was considerably higher than the province overall (6.6%). Within DHKPR, Durham had the most substantial growth, accounting for 75% of the total growth in the region. The youth population (13-24) in DHKPR increased by 15.4%, which is significantly higher than Ontario overall (9.3%) as well. DHKPR is becoming increasingly diverse. More than three-quarters of the total immigrant population live in Durham. In addition, employment grew in this region by 11.2%, among the highest in the province. All areas across DHKPR, except Northumberland, experienced a higher employment growth rate than the province (7.9%). The complete DHKPR Community Profile includes population, labour force, education, income and language information.

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Diversity in Durham

Community Highlights

  • Sixty-five per cent of DHKPR residents live in the Durham area.
  • While all areas of DHKPR showed growth between 2001 and 2006, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough are two of the fasting growing areas.
  • DHKPR has a small but rapidly growing Aboriginal community; while less than 2% of the total population, the Aboriginal community grew by 45% in the five year period between 2001 and 2006. Three-quarters of the region's Aboriginal community reside in Durham or Peterborough.
  • As well, the Francophone community in DHKPR is growing, having increased by 10.6% between 2001 and 2006. Three-quarters of the DHKPR Francophone community live in Durham.