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Mobility Status - Movers and Non-Movers
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Huron 2016 Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 54455 27085 27370
Huron 2016 Total - Mobility status 1 year ago - 25% sample data 57240 28460 28785
Huron 2016 Non-movers - 1 Year 51175 25530 25640
Huron 2016 Non-movers 38840 19550 19285
Huron 2016 Movers -1 Year 6070 2930 3145
Huron 2016 Movers 15620 7535 8080
Huron 2011 Total - Mobility status 5 years ago 54635 27085 27555
Huron 2011 Non-movers 39975 19925 20055
Huron 2011 Movers 14660 7160 7500
Perth 2016 Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 70775 34845 35930
Perth 2016 Total - Mobility status 1 year ago - 25% sample data 74350 36680 37665
Perth 2016 Non-movers - 1 Year 66445 32800 33650
Perth 2016 Non-movers 47885 23880 24000
Perth 2016 Movers -1 Year 7900 3885 4015
Perth 2016 Movers 22890 10965 11930
Perth 2011 Total - Mobility status 5 years ago 69095 34000 35095
Perth 2011 Non-movers 47380 23575 23800
Perth 2011 Movers 21715 10425 11295


Data Source

Statistics Canada - National Household Survey (2011) and Census (2016)

Measurement and Limitations

Every five years Statistics Canada carries out a census of the people of Canada. On May 10, 2016 a census was performed. All Canadian citizens and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada were counted. As well, non-permanent residents were counted. This includes: refugee claimants and their family living in Canada, as well as, permit holders (work or study permits) and members of their family living with them.

Mobility refers to the status of a person with regard to the place of residence on the reference day, May 10, 2011. in relation to the place of residence on the same date five years earlier. Persons who have not moved are referred to as non-movers and persons who have moved from one residence to another are referred to as movers. Movers include non-migrants and migrants. Non-migrants are persons who did move but remained in the same city, town, township, village or Indian reserve. Migrants include internal migrants who moved to a different city, town, township, village or Indian reserve within Canada. External migrants include persons who lived outside Canada at the earlier reference date.

The National Household Survey was voluntary, whereas the Census of 2016 was mandatory.

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. The GNR for Perth County in 2011 was 27.4% and for Huron County was 31.6%. These numbers meet the threshold, but are not insignificant. 

For more information: Census page

Patterns and Trends

About one-third of Perth residents moved in the last five years, and one-quarter of Huron residents have done so.

Many young people are forced to leave Huron and Perth to pursue higher education. While a few post-secondary schools (University of Waterloo, Fanshawe, Ridgetown, and Georgian) have satellite campuses in the counties offering limited classes, most youth leave Huron and Perth counties for post-secondary education. Some return.


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