This Guide to Finding Statistics on Windsor and Area focuses on sources that provide data on Windsor and the surrounding region.
A note on geography: local agencies will tend to collect and release data on the area in which they provide services, and the size and boundaries of these areas will vary considerably. For example, Local Health Integration Units (LHINs) are regional authorities set up to coordinate delivery of some health services. Windsor is in the Erie-St. Clair LHIN, a largish unit covering Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Lambton. Statistics Canada collects and releases health data by Health Region. Windsor is in the Windsor-Essex County health unit, which as the name implies covers only Windsor and Essex County. Getting statistics on just the city of Windsor is often difficult if not impossible, so your goal is to find the smallest available area that contains the location you are interested in and has the data you require.
Windsor and Area Statistics Topics
Windsor Census Metropolitan Area 2016 Census Profile. Data (including ethnocultural, educational and immigration data) will continue to be released through the end of November 2017. Until then, refer to 2011 data.
Windsor Census Metropolitan Area National Household Survey profile, 2011, and Census Profile, 2011. The NHS contains data that was in other years collected in the Census.
Statistics Canada Tables by Metropolitan Area: Windsor is a directory of tables covering Windsor including Labour Force/employment, population characteristics, housing prices and construction, etc. Not everything available, but a good starting point.
The Canadian Census Analyzer at the University of Toronto gives quick access to download detailed census tables.
The City of Windsor web site has a number of reports with statistical information in them, such as the 2016 Homelessness Strategy Report and Count, the 2012 Population Projections report, the Community Strategic Plan report (data on social housing, business licenses, crime, infrastructure, etc.), the Road Safety report, and others. Be sure to search for the most up to date version of these reports.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has statistical reports including the 2016 Community Needs Assessment, the 2016 Mental Health Profile, and others on topics including injuries, chronic diseases, environmental health, and substance use.
CANSIM is Statistics Canada's time series database. It contains thousands of tables which cover a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life, including health conditions, disabilities, pregnancy outcomes, deaths by cause, health service spending, etc. As with the census, many tables are only released for provinces or for all of Canada, but some city, county or health region data is there, so it is always worth checking.
The Windsor-Essex Development Corporation Regional Demographics Tool has statistical profiles for the Windsor region and smaller communities within it, along with current economic, labour market and business data. The Monthly Economic Monitor includes real estate and other municipal data not available from Statistics Canada. A very useful source.
Conference Board of Canada regularly releases economic reports for cities including Windsor. These reports include figures and forecasts for housing, manufacturing, services and other areas of the economy. Do a search for Windsor to pull up the most recent report.
Juristat is Statistics Canada's criminal justice publication. It includes annual reports on topics including homicide, criminal incidents, and family violence.
For more detailed city-level data on crimes, justice, and incarceration, see this set of CANSIM tables. Incident-based Crime Statistics is the best source for crime rates. Windsor police services also maintain the following:
Elementary/Secondary School Board Reports: enrolment, staffing, test results. Choose the school board from the drop-down list; the two for Windsor are the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and the Greater Essex County District School Board.
Post-secondary: University of Windsor
- University of Windsor Common University Data - includes enrolment, admission, expenses, student experience data and the results of student surveys
- Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Key Performance Indicators - includes employment rates, graduation rates, and OSAP default rates.
See also Education Statistics and Data.
- Health Region or Health Unit: Windsor-Essex County
- LHIN: Erie-St. Clair
- Also, note the Peer Groups - similar regions that are grouped together
Statistics Canada's Health Indicators
cover topics including health status, certain chronic illnesses and satisfaction with health care, by health region.
Canadian Institute for Health Information - Health Indicators Interactive Tool
cover different measures of performance of hospitals and the health system, by health region.
Ontario Wait Times
gives waiting times for different types of surgery and diagnostic scans, for the province, health regions and individual hospitals.
Ontario Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System
(RRFSS) is a telephone survey that monitors key public health issues relevant to local public health needs on behalf of Ontario Health Units. Query Windsor-Essex health data here. The query system allows you to build custom reports. Researchers can request access to more detailed data.
See also Health Statistics and Data