Places Where People Do Their Work

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In Niagara (2005), 13,670 reported they worked at home (.06%), 2,135 worked outside Canada (.01%), 18,505 (.75%) worked at no fixed address and 177,940 (84%) worked at a usual work place. 

 

The number reporting working from home or at a usual place of work went up 4.4% from 2001 to 2006 in St. Catharines-Niagara CMA. Only Windsor went down by 1.7%. Barrie went up 20.2% and Kitchener up 11.8%. For those who work outside the home, Niagara residents report they live an average of 5.9 km from home in 2006, 89.9% use a car to go to work and 2.5 % use public transportation. Working from home makes for more opportunities and increased social isolation. Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, Community Profiles

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