Ward Profiles, 2018 (25-Ward Model)

The 2016 Ward Profiles for the 2018 25-Ward model are available from City Planning through the online Toronto Data, Research & Maps portal. These workbooks contain the data in these Profiles. These Profiles provide demographic, social and economic information for each Ward in the City of Toronto.

The 2016 Census Profiles contain 2016 Census data and select 2011 Census and National Household Survey data for the 25-Ward model. On July 30, 2018, the Province of Ontario introduced Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018. The Bill was given Royal Assent on August 14, 2018. The legislation reduces the number of Toronto City wards from 47 to 25 with the boundaries aligning with current federal and provincial electoral ridings, for the 2018-2022 term of City Council.

Each Ward Profile provides a portrait of the population and households in each Ward. The 2016 Ward Profiles contain information on population by age; households and dwelling types; families; language group; household tenure and period of construction; immigration and mobility; ethnic origin and visible minorities; education and labour force; income and shelter cost. The 2016 Ward Profiles also include select 2011 Census and National Household Survey data. The 2011 to 2016 comparison topics include population, dwellings and families. Including profile information from 2011, from before the 25-Ward model existed, enables a better understanding of recent growth trends and key demographic indicators for each Ward in the 25-Ward model.

In 2011, there were changes in the way information was collected for the 2011 Census. The information previously collected by the Census long form was collected as part of the voluntary National Household Survey (NHS) by Statistics Canada. In 2016, Statistics Canada restored the mandatory long-form Census. These changes make it difficult to compare 2011 and 2016 Census year data. In general, the 2011 NHS data is less comparable to that of all Censuses prior to 2011, and the 2016 Census. The results of the long-form Census are considered to be more reliable than those the 2011 National Household Survey.

For more information, please see the Census Glossary and Notes, and the National Household Survey Glossary in the Ward Profile portal. Information on the availability of Census of Canada can be obtained from Statistics Canada, www.statcan.ca, or its toll-free access number 1-800-263-1136.

Data will be reviewed and updated about two years after Census Day 2021, depending on the release of data by Statistics Canada and City requests for custom tabulations.

If you have any questions, please contact cityplanning@toronto.ca

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Field Value
Last Updated February 11, 2021, 15:51 (UTC)
Created July 23, 2019, 18:14 (UTC)
Package ID 6678e1a6-d25f-4dff-b2b7-aa8f042bc2eb
Package Name ward-profiles-2018-25-ward-model
Excerpt The 2016 Ward Profiles for the 2018 25-Ward model are available from City Planning through the online Toronto Data, Research & Maps portal. These workbooks contain the data in these Profiles. These Profiles provide demographic, social and economic information for each Ward in the City of Toronto.
Dataset Category Document
Refresh Rate As available
Owner Division City Planning
Owner Email opendata@toronto.ca
Formats XLSX,CSV
Topics City government
Information URL https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/neighbourhoods-communities/ward-profiles/