Vital Signs

Vital Signs, 2015

At a Glance

Caledonia is a small riverside community and former town located on the Grand River in Haldimand County.
In 2011, Caledonia had population of 9,999. There are approximately 4,000 households in the community of Caledonia.

Comprising approximately 215 hectares (532 acres) of currently vacant greenfield land in north-east Caledonia, the McClung Community development is expected to bring 3,500 mixed residential units, neighbourhood commercial space, school and other park/recreation amenities (e.g. trails) to Haldimand County. This master planned community could see Haldimand’s largest town double in size over the next 10 to 15 years.

Haldimand Stats:

  • 9% are recent immigrants, including a few visible minorities
  • Unemployment rate 4.8 % (2006)
  • Higher age-standardized mortality rate (640 per 100,000) than Ontario
  • Leading causes of death:
    • circulatory diseases (40%)
    • cancers (30%)
    • respiratory diseases (7%)
    • diseases of the nervous system (6%)
  • Population age 55 and older will increase by 2.8% per year until 2020
  • Crime declined by 10% from 2006 to 2010
  • 42% believe there is a need for public transportation
  • Adults have a higher “sense of belonging” than the province (75% vs 65%); youth (88% vs 74%)

Caledonia by the numbers…

  • Has the lowest (3.4%) of households living below the low income cut-offs
  • Urban median income is 21% above provincial median (2006)
  • 46% have high school education or less


Over 50% of Haldimand and Norfolk residents are:

  • Obese or overweight, inactive;
  • Drink regularly;
  • Engage in underage drinking and;
  • Do not consume the recommended daily allowance of vegetables and fruit daily.

In Haldimand and Norfolk…

  • Adults are also at a high risk for alcohol related problems.
  • Unintentional injuries were higher than the province. Most notable is falls, and Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes (MVTC).
  • Oral health disparities are also prevalent in Haldimand and Norfolk. The mean DMFT (decayed, missing, filled teeth) score for children 13 years of age has increased from 2002 to 2007 and
  • The proportion of children age seven to 13 who are caries-free has been successively declining each year between 2002 and 2007.


In Haldimand and Norfolk…

  • 65% are married
  • 98% list English as the language used at home

Want to know more? Here’s our Census profile:

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