- The unemployment rate in Middlesex-London was similar to the unemployment rate in Ontario over time from 2001 to 2010 (Fig. 2.1).
- The unemployment rate remained steady at around 6% from 2001 to 2008. In 2009 there was a dramatic increase in the unemployment rate in both Middlesex-London and Ontario as a whole, where it increased to 9.1% and 9.0%, respectively (Fig. 2.1).
- Maps show how levels of unemployment varied within the City of London and the County of Middlesex (Fig. 2.2 and Fig. 2.3).
- As of 2006, approximately one third of the population 15 years of age and older were not actively participating in the labour force both in Middlesex-London and Ontario (Fig. 2.4).
- The unemployment rate of youth 15 to 24 years old in both Middlesex-London and Ontario was much higher (15%) than the unemployment rate for the entire population (6%) (Fig. 2.5).
- Just over 20% of residents in Middlesex-London, compared to 40% in Ontario, regularly worked outside of the municipality in which they lived. Males were more likely than females to work in a different municipality than their home (Fig. 2.6).
- Over 75% of residents of Middlesex-London drove to work on a regular basis, slightly more than the 71% of Ontarians (Fig. 2.7).
- In Middlesex-London, 7.6% of the population reported using an active form of transportation to get to work such as walking or cycling, compared to 6.8% of Ontario residents (Fig. 2.7).
Ontario Public Health Standard:
Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol- Section 1, Subsections b-i
Chronic Disease Prevention Standard - Requirement #2