Highlights of Waterloo Region


Please note that the information in this document is based on the 2016 census, and Statistics Canada’s definition of the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo census metropolitan area.

All people of Kitchener-Waterloo deserve good jobs and decent working conditions.
  • 12.2% of people in Kitchener-Waterloo are living below the poverty line. 

  • 24.9% of Kitchener-Waterloo households have $40,000 or less after taxes.

  • 22% and 27% of people in Kitchener and in Waterloo, respectively, have public and social sector jobs.

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Demographics


What does Kitchener-Waterloo look like?

 

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Labour Force


Where do most people in Kitchener-Waterloo work?
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Income


 

How much income do Kitchener-Waterloo households have?
  • In 2015, the median total income of households in Kitchener-Waterloo was $77,229, a change of 1.4% from $76,137 in 2005(*3).
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Housing


What does housing affordability look like in Kitchener-Waterloo?
  • In 2016, there were 200,500 households in Kitchener-Waterloo; 67.9% owned their dwelling.
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