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-Essex Community Health Profile contains data compiled from several Statistics Canada sources.
Windsor Census Metropolitan Area National Household Survey profile, 2011, and Census Profile, 2011. The NHS contains data that was previously 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 Statistics Canada tools GeoSearch 2011 and GeoSearch 2006 lets you use a map interface to zoom in on an area of interest. When you reach a high enough level of zooming streets and streert names will become visible to allow you to pinpoint the exact location. You need to pick a level of geography such as census dissemination areas or census tracts; they will become available to select after you zoom in far enough. The "additional data" tab lets you download detailed census data for the selected areas.
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 wealth of reports with statistical information in them, such as 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.
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 form Statistics Canada. A very useful source.
Conference Board of Canada regularly releases economic reports for cities including Windor. These reports include figures and forcasts 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 such as:
- Homicide in Canada
- Trends in police-reported drug offences in Canada
- Police-reported crime statistics. Scroll down to the detailed data tables to find statistics by city.
City department statistics:
- Windsor Police Department crime statistics
- Windsor Crime Mapping Application (crimereports.com)
- Windsor Fire Department fire statistics
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.
Statistics Canada Community Health Profiles are a good way to get a quick overview of a particular community.
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 Surveilance 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.
CIHI Health Indicators Databases cover different measures of performance of hospitals and the health system, by health region.
See also Health Statistics and Data