Shocking facts about poverty in Brampton

Here’s a quick—and upsetting—glance at poverty rates in the region:

  • 175,980 (12.8%) of Peel residents live in poverty
  • 18% of children (0-17 years) live in poverty
  • 16% of racialized communities (visible minorities) live in poverty
  • 8.2 % of Peel residents are unemployed
  • 19.7% of Peel youth are unemployed
  • 13,597 of households are on the housing waitlist
  • 70% of low-income households cannot afford housing
  • 14% of households experience marginal, moderate or severe food insecurity
  • Only 30.5% of low-income individuals have dental insurance