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Councillors on North York Community Council
The North York Community Council Area occupies 163 sq km (63 sq miles) and its population reached 635,220 in 2006.
The distribution of the population across North York (Map 1) closely reflects the distribution of housing types, with areas of predominantly high-rise apartments showing high concentrations of people. Overall, 44% of occupied private dwellings were in high-rise apartments and 29% were in single-detached houses in 2006, while 54% were owned and 46% rented. (See 'Note on Dwelling Structure Data,' below.)
North York's population grew by 3.1% between 2001 and 2006, compared with 0.8% for the City as a whole. The map of population change (Map 2) reflects areas of new housing development, such as North York Centre and the Sheppard corridor. Note, however, that large areas of North York are either declining in population or growing very slowly.
Just under half (48%) of North York's population are visible minorities, a similar level as the rest of the City (47%). Neighbourhoods with higher levels of visible minorities are found in the north east quadrant of the Community Council area, in Thorncliffe ' Flemingdon and west of Keele St (Map 3).
This is reflected in other ethnocultural characteristics:
- Following English (60%), the top 3 languages spoken in North York Community Council area homes in 2006 were:
- Chinese (3.8%)
- Russian (3.0%)
- Cantonese (2.8%)
In 2006, 54% of the total population were immigrants, and 14% (one in seven) of the population arrived in Canada between 2001 and 2006.
The top 3 places of birth among recent immigrants were:
- Eastern Asia (23.5%)
- West Central Asia and the Middle East (18.5%)
- Southern Asia (16.7%)
The median household income in North York in 2005 was $57,057, a little higher than the median for the whole City ($52,833). About a quarter of the households had an income of over $100,000. Map 4 shows large areas of high income in the central and eastern parts of North York.
About one in four of North York's population (24.4%) are considered to be in low income, a similar level to the City as a whole (24.5%). Map 5 shows that concentrations of low income in North York are found in some, but not all, of the areas with concentrations of apartments and population, and they are noticeably absent from a large area south of Hwy 401 between the Don Valley and Bathurst.
In 2007, there were about 297,950 jobs in North York, representing 23% of the City's total employment.
Note on the maps: The maps are based on data for very small areas known as Dissemination Areas (DAs). One of the prime purposes for this geography is administrative rather than analytical: they are used by Statistics Canada to organize its collection of Census information. Consequently, some of these areas have 'odd' shapes and convoluted boundaries: the variations in data values they indicate may not always be as precise as the boundaries show. Nevertheless, using DAs gives a much better picture of the local variations in demographic characteristics than using the larger Census Tracts would show.
Note on Dwelling Structure mata: In 2006, changes to the census enumeration process meant that many dwelling units in structures that may have been previously defined as singles or semis were classified as 'apartments in buildings with less than five storeys,' or as 'apartments or flats in a duplex.'
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