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A comparison of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario with its peer regions across North America. Prepared by Kevin Stolarick of the Martin Prosperity Institute as part of TVOntario's AgendaCamp series on ...

A comparison of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario with its peer regions across North America. Prepared by Kevin Stolarick of the Martin Prosperity Institute as part of TVOntario's AgendaCamp series on Ontario's changing economy.

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    • Prosperity Scorecard for Kitchener, Ontario Dr. Kevin Stolarick Research Director March 27, 2009
    • Outline / Approach 1. Summary Statistics 2. Overall Performance 3. Technology 4. Talent 5. Tolerance / Inclusiveness 6. Territorial Assets / Quality of Place 2
    • Benchmark Peers 3
    • Peer Selection 20 peer states/ Ann Arbor, MI • provinces for Canton, OH • Fort Wayne, IN Ontario based on • Lansing, MI • population. Peoria, IL • Reading, PA • 10 cities/regions Santa Barbara, CA • Spokane, WA • selected with Tallahassee, FL • populations Victoria, BC • approximately the Kitchener, ON • same as Kitchener. 4
    • Summary Statistics 5
    • Summary Statistics Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Summary Statistics Kitchener, ON Value Average Value Urban Regions 451,000 330,088 396,000 454,000 Total Population, 2006 546,000 GDP (CAD millions) 2006 $18,000 $22,000 $14,000 $22,000 $29,000 Median Age, 2006 36.4 33 36.6 43.1 37.5 Overall Cost of Living 88.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 101.5 6
    • Total Population Total Population Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Lansing, MI 454,000 Kitchener, ON 451,000 Spokane, WA 447,000 Canton, OH 410,000 Fort Wayne, IN 409,000 Reading, PA 401,000 Santa Barbara, CA 400,000 Peoria, IL 370,000 Ann Arbor, MI 344,000 Tallahassee, FL 338,000 Victoria, BC 330,000 Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006004. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 7
    • Total GDP (100,000 CA $) GDP (CAD Millions) Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Kitchener, ON $21,800 Santa Barbara, CA $20,900 Ann Arbor, MI $20,900 Lansing, MI $20,200 Fort Wayne, IN $18,700 Spokane, WA $18,000 Peoria, IL $17,400 Reading, PA $15,600 Victoria, BC $15,400 Canton, OH $15,000 Tallahassee, FL $13,900 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006004. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2008 Survey. (2006). 8
    • Median Age Median Age Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 43.1 Canton, OH 40.2 Reading, PA 38.1 Peoria, IL 37.4 Kitchener, ON 36.4 Spokane, WA 36.1 Fort Wayne, IN 35.6 Lansing, MI 34.6 Santa Barbara, CA 33.8 Tallahassee, FL 33.5 Ann Arbor, MI 33.4 Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-551-xcb2006012. U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey. 9
    • Overall Cost of Living Overall Cost of Living Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 107.38 Fort Wayne, IN 104.95 Reading, PA 101.43 Spokane, WA 100.45 Tallahassee, FL 100.45 Lansing, MI 97.81 Santa Barbara, CA 96.23 Peoria, IL 93.30 Canton, OH 92.89 Ann Arbor, MI 88.99 Kitchener, ON 0.00 88.65 10
    • Overall Performance 11
    • Overall Performance Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Overall Performance ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Population Growth (00-05) 8.9% 1 0% 4.5% 8.9% 5.7% 6.2% 4 -3.3% 4.3% 11.6% Job Growth (00-05) 9.3% GDP per capita, 2006 $48,000 4 37,500 $47,000 $65,200 $45,000 Change in Average Wage (00-05) 2.2% 3 -8.8% 0.1% 9.0% 0.1% Creativity Index 0.69 5 0.36 0.61 0.83 NA 12
    • Population Growth Population Growth Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, (00-05) Kitchener, ON 8.9% Reading, PA 7.4% Spokane, WA 6.9% Ann Arbor, MI 6.6% Victoria, BC 5.8% Tallahassee, FL 5.5% Fort Wayne, IN 4.8% Lansing, MI 1.4% Peoria, IL 0.9% Canton, OH 0.8% Santa Barbara, CA 0.2% Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007 and Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 95-f0495-xcb-01004 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006) and US Census, 2000 13
    • Job Growth Job Growth Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, (00-05) Spokane, WA 11.6% Reading, PA 10.4% Victoria, BC 7.1% Kitchener, ON 6.2% Tallahassee, FL 6.1% Santa Barbara, CA 3.4% Peoria, IL 2.4% Canton, OH 2.2% Fort Wayne, IN 1.0% Ann Arbor, MI 0.1% Lansing, MI -3.3% Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006004 and .95-F0495-xcb- 01004. US, Bureau of Labor Statistics 2000 and 2006. 14
    • GDP per Capita GDP per Capita Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI $65,200 Santa Barbara, CA $54,500 Peoria, IL $48,600 Kitchener, ON $48,300 Fort Wayne, IN $47,300 Victoria, BC $46,700 Lansing, MI $46,500 Tallahassee, FL $43,700 Spokane, WA $42,300 Reading, PA $40,700 Canton, OH $37,500 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006004. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2008 Survey. (2006). 15
    • Change in Average Wage Change in Average Wage Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Santa Barbara, CA 9.0% Tallahassee, FL 3.7% Kitchener, ON 0.0% 2.2% Victoria, BC 1.9% Ann Arbor, MI 1.6% Peoria, IL -0.1% Spokane, WA -0.3% Lansing, MI -0.9% Reading, PA -3.7% Fort Wayne, IN -4.0% Canton, OH -8.8% Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006004 and .95-F0495-xcb-01004. US, Bureau of Labor Statistics 2000 and 2006. 16
    • Creativity Index Creativity Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI 0.83 Victoria, BC 0.83 Tallahassee, FL 0.70 Santa Barbara, CA 0.70 Kitchener, ON 0.69 Lansing, MI 0.67 Spokane, WA 0.57 Fort Wayne, IN 0.50 Canton, OH 0.44 Reading, PA 0.39 Peoria, IL 0.36 Source: MPI Analysis. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 17
    • Technology 18
    • Technology Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Technology ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Total Patents, 2005 113 4 31 115 394 517 Patents per 10,000, 2005 2.50 4 0.9 3.00 11.45 2.46 Patent Growth, Short Term (00-05) #REF! 3 -12.7% 2.0% 17.5% -0.5% North American High Tech LQ, 2006 1.14 3 0.26 0.83 1.87 0.63 0.189 North American Tech Pole Index 0.260 3 0.008 0.119 0.385 19
    • Total Patents Total Patents Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2005 Ann Arbor, MI 394 Santa Barbara, CA 206 Canton, OH 134 113 Kitchener, ON 0 Fort Wayne, IN 96 Lansing, MI 70 Peoria, IL 68 Reading, PA 55 Spokane, WA 55 Tallahassee, FL 46 Victoria, BC 31 Source: MPI and Dieter Franz Kogler Analysis. USPTO (1975-07). 20
    • Patents per 10,000 Patents per 10,000 Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2005 Ann Arbor, MI 11.45 Santa Barbara, CA 5.15 Canton, OH 3.27 Kitchener, ON 2.50 Fort Wayne, IN 2.35 Peoria, IL 1.84 Lansing, MI 1.54 Reading, PA 1.37 Tallahassee, FL 1.36 Spokane, WA 1.23 Victoria, BC 0.94 Source: MPI and Dieter Franz Kogler Analysis. USPTO (1975-07). 21
    • Patent Growth, Short-term Patent Growth, Short Term Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, (00-05) Victoria, BC 17.5% Tallahassee, FL 13.2% Kitchener, ON 0.0% 6.8%) Santa Barbara, CA 4.9% Canton, OH 4.7% Spokane, WA 3.0% Ann Arbor, MI 1.3% Lansing, MI -0.6% Fort Wayne, IN -6.5% Peoria, IL -9.3% Reading, PA -12.7% Source: MPI and Dieter Franz Kogler Analysis. USPTO (1975-07). 22
    • North American High-Tech LQ North American High Tech LQ Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI 1.87 Santa Barbara, CA 1.73 Kitchener, ON 1.14 Victoria, BC 0.90 Fort Wayne, IN 0.68 Spokane, WA 0.66 Reading, PA 0.65 Tallahassee, FL 0.53 Lansing, MI 0.43 Peoria, IL 0.27 Canton, OH 0.26 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-559-XCB2006009. County Business Patterns, 2006 23
    • North American Tech-Pole Index North American Tech Pole Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI 0.385 Santa Barbara, CA 0.319 Kitchener, ON 0.260 Victoria, BC 0.115 Fort Wayne, IN 0.066 Spokane, WA 0.059 Reading, PA 0.046 Tallahassee, FL 0.023 Lansing, MI 0.022 Peoria, IL 0.009 Canton, OH 0.008 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-559-XCB2006009. County Business Patterns, 2006 24
    • Talent 25
    • Talent Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Talent ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Creative Class as % of Workforce, 2006 27.9% 6 25.3% 30.1% 38.2% 26.1% Super Creative Core as % of Workforce, 2006 15.9% 3 9.4% 13.2% 18.6% 11.0% Pop > 25, Above High School below BA, 2006 55.7% 8 41.2% 57.6% 67.5% 59.0% Talent Index (Pop > 25, BA and above), 2006 20.8% 10 18.1% 28.1% 51.7% 21.7% 7.5% Pop > 25, Graduate and/or Professional Degree, 2006 8.3% 8 6.0% 11.0% 26.2% 0.88 1.27 NA Brain Drain/Gain Index, 2006 0.59 11 0.59 26
    • Creative Class Creative Class as % of Workforce Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Tallahassee, FL 38.2% Ann Arbor, MI 36.7% Lansing, MI 34.3% Victoria, BC 33.2% Santa Barbara, CA 29.0% Kitchener, ON 27.9% Fort Wayne, IN 27.3% Spokane, WA 27.0% Peoria, IL 26.7% Canton, OH 25.4% Reading, PA 25.3% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 27
    • Super Creative Core Super Creative Core as % of Workforce Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 18.6% Ann Arbor, MI 17.0% Kitchener, ON 15.9% Tallahassee, FL 15.6% Lansing, MI 15.2% Santa Barbara, CA 12.9% Spokane, WA 10.7% Reading, PA 10.0% Fort Wayne, IN 10.0% Peoria, IL 9.8% Canton, OH 9.4% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 28
    • Above High School, Below BA Pop > 25, Above High School below BA Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Canton, OH 67.5% Fort Wayne, IN 64.8% Peoria, IL 63.7% Spokane, WA 63.3% Lansing, MI 59.6% Reading, PA 59.5% Victoria, BC 55.9% Kitchener, ON 55.7% Tallahassee, FL 53.3% Santa Barbara, CA 49.4% Ann Arbor, MI 41.2% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 29
    • Talent Index (BA and above) Talent Index (Pop > 25, BA and above) Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI 51.7% Tallahassee, FL 32.2% Lansing, MI 31.7% Santa Barbara, CA 30.4% Spokane, WA 27.9% Victoria, BC 26.1% Peoria, IL 25.3% Fort Wayne, IN 23.8% Reading, PA 21.4% Kitchener, ON 20.8% Canton, OH 18.1% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 30
    • Graduate / Professional Degrees Pop > 25, Graduate and/or Professional Degree Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI 26.2% Tallahassee, FL 13.2% Lansing, MI 12.4% Santa Barbara, CA 11.2% Victoria, BC 10.9% Spokane, WA 9.2% Peoria, IL 8.6% Kitchener, ON 8.3% Fort Wayne, IN 8.1% Reading, PA 7.2% Canton, OH 6.0% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 31
    • Brain Drain / Gain Index Brain Drain/Gain Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Fort Wayne, IN 1.27 Peoria, IL 1.08 Spokane, WA 1.01 Ann Arbor, MI 0.96 Reading, PA 0.93 Santa Barbara, CA 0.82 Canton, OH 0.80 Victoria, BC 0.80 Tallahassee, FL 0.74 Lansing, MI 0.71 Kitchener, ON 0.00 0.59 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007 and AUCC Enrollment numbers 2007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 32
    • Tolerance / Inclusiveness 33
    • Tolerance / Inclusiveness Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Tolerance ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Visible Minorities (% Pop), 2006 13.6% 7 9.2% 17.0% 37.7% 11.1% Mosaic Index (% Pop), 2006 22.8% 2 2.2% 9.8% 23.6% 7.9% Gay and Lesbian Index, 2006 0.78 7 0.59 0.94 1.62 0.81 Bohemian Index, 2006 1.01 3 0.35 0.73 1.60 0.69 0.71 0.90 Integration Index, 2006 0.77 4 1 34
    • Visible Minorities Visible Minorities (% Pop) Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Tallahassee, FL 37.7% Ann Arbor, MI 24.2% Santa Barbara, CA 22.2% Lansing, MI 15.9% Fort Wayne, IN 15.8% Reading, PA 15.1% Kitchener, ON 13.6% Peoria, IL 12.9% Victoria, BC 10.3% Canton, OH 9.7% Spokane, WA 9.2% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 35
    • Mosaic Index Mosaic Index (% Pop) Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Santa Barbara, CA 23.6% Kitchener, ON 22.8% Victoria, BC 18.8% Ann Arbor, MI 11.4% Reading, PA 6.9% Lansing, MI 6.0% Tallahassee, FL 4.9% Spokane, WA 4.8% Fort Wayne, IN 4.5% Peoria, IL 2.4% Canton, OH 2.2% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 36
    • Gay / Lesbian Index Gay and Lesbian Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 1.62 Ann Arbor, MI 1.29 Santa Barbara, CA 1.15 Tallahassee, FL 0.97 Lansing, MI 0.95 Spokane, WA 0.85 Kitchener, ON 0.78 Fort Wayne, IN 0.75 Reading, PA 0.71 Peoria, IL 0.62 Canton, OH 0.59 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-553-XWE2006002 and 97- 552-XCB2006007. US Census (2006). 37
    • Bohemian Index Bohemian Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 1.60 Ann Arbor, MI 1.02 Kitchener, ON 1.01 Fort Wayne, IN 0.85 Santa Barbara, CA 0.63 Tallahassee, FL 0.58 Canton, OH 0.54 Spokane, WA 0.52 Peoria, IL 0.43 Lansing, MI 0.43 Reading, PA 0.35 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-559-XCB2006011 and 97- F0012-XCB-01049. US, County Business Patterns, 2006 38
    • Integration Index Integration Index Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Spokane, WA 0.90 Canton, OH 0.82 Victoria, BC 0.80 Kitchener, ON 0.77 Peoria, IL 0.73 Lansing, MI 0.71 Fort Wayne, IN 0.68 Reading, PA 0.67 Ann Arbor, MI 0.65 Tallahassee, FL 0.57 Santa Barbara, CA 0.54 Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007 and 94-580-XCB2006005. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 39
    • Territorial Assets / Quality of Place 40
    • Territorial Assets / Quality of Place Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max Territorial Assets ON Ranking Value Average Value Social and Cultural Assets Arts and Cultural Establishments per 10,000 4.45 2 0.77 2.08 6.85 Resturants and Bars per 1,000 2.24 2 1.67 2.00 2.75 Student/teacher Ratio 16.73 6 11.37 16.50 21.63 Doctor's per 1,000 0.41 10 0.20 0.94 1.86 Civic Assets Voter Turnout (%) 66% 6 54% 64% 71% Crime per Capita 0.05 7 0.03 0.05 0.09 Housing and Transportation Assets Population Density (Km^2) 546 8 52.78 184.08 545.58 Median Housing Value to Income Ratio $3.69 2 $2.44 $4.61 $12.82 Auto Dependency 8.89 11 3.47 18.74 37.98 41
    • Arts and Cultural Establishments per 10,000 Arts and Cultural Establishments per 10,000 Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 6.85 Kitchener, ON 4.45 Santa Barbara, CA 2.97 Ann Arbor, MI 1.48 Spokane, WA 1.30 Peoria, IL 1.30 Tallahassee, FL 1.07 Reading, PA 0.95 Canton, OH 0.90 Fort Wayne, IN 0.81 Lansing, MI 0.77 Source: Canadian Business Patterns, June 2007 Establ. Counts by CA/CMA, Industry Groups & Emp. Size Ranges. US, County Business Patterns 2006 42
    • Restaurants and Bars per 1,000 Resturants and Bars per 1,000 Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 2.75 Kitchener, ON 2.24 Santa Barbara, CA 2.20 Peoria, IL 2.14 Spokane, WA 2.02 Canton, OH 1.91 Fort Wayne, IN 1.82 Ann Arbor, MI 1.79 Lansing, MI 1.74 Tallahassee, FL 1.72 Reading, PA 1.67 Source: Canadian Business Patterns, June 2007 Establ. Counts by CA/CMA, Industry Groups & Emp. Size Ranges. US, County Business Patterns 2006 43
    • Student / Teacher Ratio Student/Teacher Ratio Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Peoria, IL 11.37 Tallahassee, FL 14.78 Lansing, MI 15.73 Santa Barbara, CA 15.77 Canton, OH 16.50 Kitchener, ON 16.73 Fort Wayne, IN 16.90 Spokane, WA 16.93 Ann Arbor, MI 17.05 Victoria, BC 18.08 Reading, PA 21.63 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-559-XCB2006011 and 97- F0012-XCB-01049. US, County Business Patterns, 2006 44
    • Doctors per 1,000 Doctor's per 1,000 Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Ann Arbor, MI 1.86 Victoria, BC 1.26 Canton, OH 1.15 Peoria, IL 1.13 Lansing, MI 1.10 Tallahassee, FL 1.04 Spokane, WA 0.92 Fort Wayne, IN 0.76 Reading, PA 0.47 Kitchener, ON 0.41 Santa Barbara, CA 0.20 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-559-XCB2006011 and 97- F0012-XCB-01049. US, County Business Patterns, 2006 45
    • Federal Voter Turnout Federal Voter Turnout (%) Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2004/2006 Tallahassee, FL 71.1% Victoria, BC 69.7% Ann Arbor, MI 68.8% Lansing, MI 68.7% Canton, OH 66.4% Kitchener, ON 65.7% Peoria, IL 63.7% Spokane, WA 61.7% Santa Barbara, CA 59.5% Reading, PA 55.8% Fort Wayne, IN 53.8% Source: MPI Analysis. Elections Canada Official Voting Results of the 39th General Election – Poll-by-Poll Results. US, POLIDATA (www.polidata.us ) 46
    • Crime (Violent + Property) per Capita 47
    • Population Density (population per km^2) Population Density (KM^2) Toronto, ON and Peer Regions, 2005 Kitchener, ON 546 Victoria, BC 475 Ann Arbor, MI 184 Reading, PA 179 Canton, OH 162 Fort Wayne, IN 115 Lansing, MI 102 Spokane, WA 97 Peoria, IL 57 Santa Barbara, CA 56 Tallahassee, FL 53 Source: MPI Analysis (2008). Statistics Canada, Catalogue No. 94-581-X2006005 48
    • Median Housing Value to Income Ratio Median Housing Value to Income Ratio Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2005 Peoria, IL 2.44 Fort Wayne, IN 2.44 Reading, PA 2.99 Canton, OH 3.01 Lansing, MI 3.20 Kitchener, ON 3.69 Spokane, WA 3.84 Tallahassee, FL 3.93 Ann Arbor, MI 4.15 Victoria, BC 8.17 Santa Barbara, CA 12.82 Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-559-XCB2006011 and 97- F0012-XCB-01049. US, American Community Survey 2006 49
    • Drivers per Other Modes Drivers per Other Modes Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Victoria, BC 3.47 Ann Arbor, MI 8.32 Kitchener, ON 8.89 Santa Barbara, CA 10.52 Lansing, MI 14.17 Spokane, WA 15.25 Reading, PA 16.16 Canton, OH 26.49 Tallahassee, FL 27.67 Fort Wayne, IN 37.18 Peoria, IL 37.98 Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 50
    • For More Information Benchmark Summary: Kitchener vs Peer Regions Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Summary Statistics Kitchener, ON Value Average Value Urban Regions 451,000 330,088 396,000 454,000 Total Population, 2006 546,000 GDP (CAD millions) 2006 $18,000 $22,000 $14,000 $22,000 $29,000 Median Age, 2006 36.4 33 36.6 43.1 37.5 Overall Cost of Living 88.7 0.5 0.6 0.7 101.5 Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Overall Performance ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Population Growth (00-05) 8.9% 1 0% 4.5% 8.9% 5.7% 6.2% 4 -3.3% 4.3% 11.6% Job Growth (00-05) 9.3% GDP per capita, 2006 $48,000 4 37,500 $47,000 $65,200 $45,000 Change in Average Wage (00-05) 2.2% 3 -8.8% 0.1% 9.0% 0.1% Creativity Index 0.69 5 0.36 0.61 0.83 NA Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Technology ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Total Patents, 2005 113 4 31 115 394 517 Patents per 10,000, 2005 2.50 4 0.9 3.00 11.45 2.46 Patent Growth, Short Term (00-05) #REF! 3 -12.7% 2.0% 17.5% -0.5% North American High Tech LQ, 2006 1.14 3 0.26 0.83 1.87 0.63 0.189 North American Tech Pole Index 0.260 3 0.008 0.119 0.385 Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Talent ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Creative Class as % of Workforce, 2006 27.9% 6 25.3% 30.1% 38.2% 26.1% Super Creative Core as % of Workforce, 2006 15.9% 3 9.4% 13.2% 18.6% 11.0% Pop > 25, Above High School below BA, 2006 55.7% 8 41.2% 57.6% 67.5% 59.0% Talent Index (Pop > 25, BA and above), 2006 20.8% 10 18.1% 28.1% 51.7% 21.7% 7.5% Pop > 25, Graduate and/or Professional Degree, 2006 8.3% 8 6.0% 11.0% 26.2% 0.88 1.27 NA Brain Drain/Gain Index, 2006 0.59 11 0.59 Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max N.A. Average of Tolerance ON Ranking Value Average Value Urban Regions Visible Minorities (% Pop), 2006 13.6% 7 9.2% 17.0% 37.7% 11.1% Mosaic Index (% Pop), 2006 22.8% 2 2.2% 9.8% 23.6% 7.9% Gay and Lesbian Index, 2006 0.78 7 0.59 0.94 1.62 0.81 Bohemian Index, 2006 1.01 3 0.35 0.73 1.60 0.69 0.71 0.90 Integration Index, 2006 0.77 4 1 Kitchener, Peer Peer Min Peer Peer Max Territorial Assets ON Ranking Value Average Value Social and Cultural Assets Arts and Cultural Establishments per 10,000 4.45 2 0.77 2.08 6.85 Resturants and Bars per 1,000 2.24 2 1.67 2.00 2.75 Student/teacher Ratio 16.73 6 11.37 16.50 21.63 Doctor's per 1,000 0.41 10 0.20 0.94 1.86 Civic Assets Voter Turnout (%) 66% 6 54% 64% 71% Crime per Capita 0.05 7 0.03 0.05 0.09 Housing and Transportation Assets Population Density (Km^2) 546 8 52.78 184.08 545.58 Median Housing Value to Income Ratio $3.69 2 $2.44 $4.61 $12.82 Auto Dependency 8.89 11 3.47 18.74 37.98 51
    • For More Information • Richard Florida’s books – “The Rise of the Creative Class” – “The Flight of the Creative Class” – “Who’s Your City?” • www.martinprosperity.org • www.creativeclass.com 52
    • Thank You Kevin Stolarick kms@rotman.utoronto.ca
    • Creative Class Occupation Composition of Kitchener (CMA) and its Municipalities 100% 90% 80% Farming/Fishing/Forestry 70% Service Class 60% 50% Working Class 40% 30% Creative Class 20% 10% 0% Kitchener Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo Other CMA Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 54
    • Talent Index (BA and above) Talent Index (Pop >25 with BA or Above), Kitchener (CMA) and its Municipalities Waterloo 36.1% Kitchener CMA 20.8% Kitchener (CD) 18.4% Other 17.7% Cambridge 13.7% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 55
    • Graduate / Professional Degrees Pop > 25, Graduate and/or Professional Degree Kitchener, ON and Peer Regions, 2006 Waterloo 16.2% Kitchener CMA 8.3% Kitchener (CD) 7.0% Other 6.1% Cambridge 4.7% Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 56
    • Visible Minorities Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 57
    • Mosaic Index Source: MPI Analysis (2008) . Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 94-581-XCB2006007. US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. (2006). 58