Community Dashboard: Economy and business

Development

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Housing starts

2,897
Updated Dec. 2020

Trend not improving

Housing units per 1,000 population

397.7
Updated Dec. 2020

Below target

Residential building permits

3,369
Updated Dec. 2020

Trend not improving

Residential building permit value

$1,004,599,250
Updated Dec. 2020

Trend not improving

Non-residential building permits

639
Updated Nov. 2021

Information only

Non-residential building permit value

$462,736,535
Updated Dec. 2020

Information only

Residential building construction

$1,053,431,469
Updated Nov. 2021

Trend is improving

Non-residential building construction

$453,430,546
Updated Nov. 2021

Information only

Employment

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Employment rate

56.2%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Female employment rate

54.0%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Male employment rate

58.5%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Unemployment rate

7.1%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Female unemployment rate

5.5%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Male unemployment rate

8.6%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Labour force participation rate

60.5%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Female labour force participation rate

57.1%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Male labour force participation rate

64.0%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Youth unemployment rate

9.5%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Growth

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Population

481,727
Updated Dec. 2020

Below target

Median age

45.6 years
Updated Dec. 2020

Information only

Immigration status

81.4%
Updated Dec. 2016

Information only

Real gross domestic product growth

5.4%
Updated Dec. 2021

Trend is improving

Exports ($ thousands)

$6,093,420
Updated Dec. 2020

Trend is improving

Retail sales ($ millions)

$5,721
Updated Dec. 2020

Trend not improving

Imports ($ thousands)

$2,335,829
Updated Dec. 2020

Information only

Taxable assessment growth

1.44%
Updated Dec. 2020

Below target

About economy and business

Demonstrates the strength of our local economy, including development, employment and growth

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