Not sure what some of the technical terms used on this site mean? Here’s a guide to some useful definitions:

Greater Peterborough

In this report, Greater Peterborough refers to the City and County of Peterborough, including eight townships (Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee South Monaghan, Selwyn and Trent Lakes) as well as Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.

Peterborough CMA

The Peterborough CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) is a geographic area established by Statistics Canada which includes the City of Peterborough, four surrounding townships (Cavan Monaghan, Douro-Dummer, Otonabee South Monaghan and Selwyn), Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation. The population of the CMA makes up 88% of the total population of Greater Peterborough.


A ‘median’ is the middle number in a group of numbers. For example, if a median income is given as $26,000, it means that exactly half of the incomes reported are greater than or equal to $26,000, and that the other half is less than or equal to the median amount.