MHLU - Health Status Resource



Key Findings: 
  • 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).
How this Indicator was Calculated: 
Ontario Public Health Standard: 

Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol- Section 1, Subsections b-i

Chronic Disease Prevention Standard - Requirement #2

Jargon Explained

Labour force

People over the age of 15 years who are currently employed and those who are unemployed but were available to start work in the week prior to the Census and looked for work in the past 4 weeks. It excludes anyone who may have been without a job and was not actively looking for work.