The neighbourhood profiles presented on the following pages provide a more in depth look at each of the 28 neighbourhoods and communities in Wellington, Dufferin, and Guelph. The indicators and population characteristics included in the profiles are grouped by geographic area, and then divided and reported on in the same sequence as the sections of the Report Cards. Some data used for the Report Card could not be effectively reported at the neighbourhood- or municipality-level due to low numbers, or the data were simply not available at this geographic level.
The Guelph neighbourhood and municipality boundaries were determined through consultation with key informants familiar with local neighbourhood and community development and service delivery. Our geographic coding system was also informed by Statistics Canada’s Census boundaries (i.e., dissemination areas, census subdivisions), and by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health’s defined reporting areas for service delivery and data collection. For the City of Guelph, a few neighbourhoods have been combined (for example, Downtown Sunny Acres and Old University, as well as Hanlon Creek and Hales Barton). This was done to ensure that the sample sizes from key data sources are large enough for effective reporting.
To determine neighbourhood-based need for services and supports, it is advisable to look for overall patterns in the data presented rather than to focus on specific findings. As is the case for any statistical output, caution should be used in interpreting and using these results. The sources for the data within each neighbourhood profile can vary from one line of data to the next, making information presented for a single neighbourhood not necessarily comparable or statistically compatible with other information in that particular profile. In addition, the sample sizes for some of the data are small. This means that while the information presented is still useful for identifying potential trends in populations across neighbourhoods, the small sample sizes can interfere with how confidently the information can be generalized to the overall population.
Sources for Neighbourhood & Municipality Profiles
1. Census 2006 Single Year of Age and Sex TBT for Wellington and Dufferin CDs by DA/CSD-97-551-X2006006
2. Census 2006 Profile Subscription for Wellington and Dufferin CDs by DA/CSD Data Catalogue #-94-581- XCB2006002 Subscription Cat. # 97C0017
3. Population of Children Ages 7 to 13: Statistics Canada, 2006
4. EQAO School Reports, Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1-3) and Junior Division (Grade 4-6), 2009-2010, retrieved October 2010 online from: www.eqao.com
5. Statistics Canada Intercensal Estimates, 2009