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Economic Highlights

Population

Total Regional Population
141,423

Including 82,847 residents in the City of Peterborough and 58,510 in the County of Peterborough

Peterborough became a City in
1905
Peterborough County officially became a County in
1883

Regional Land Area

City of Peterborough
64km2
County of Peterborough
3,769km2

Labour Force

Unemployment Rate
6.4%
(Ontario average – 6.0%) Stats Canada 2017
Employment rate
58.3%
(Ontario average – 61.0%)
Participation rate
62.3%
(Ontario average – 64.9%)

Housing Starts (2017)

Units in the City of Peterborough
486
Units in the County of Peterborough
556

And we are growing with a number of future housing starts in the County of Peterborough.

Percentage of Building Permits Issued in 2017 by Use

Industrial
9%
Commercial
69%
Institutional
22%